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Old 12-14-2011, 07:21 PM   #41
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Great looking build! Video kicks ass also.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:51 AM   #42
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heyy man,

hows it goin. i really dig the panel colours. the black on black looks TRICK! that wraith has to be the coolest out there. how did you get the black stripes, i have no experience when it comes to painting, ive actually never painted a body, i always get my mate to do it, cuz i usually wreck it and get soo frustrated. lol. but i gotta say, very helpful build thread. the 4WS guide, helped heaps. nice work
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:01 AM   #43
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Thanks for the compliments everyone.

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heyy man,

hows it goin. i really dig the panel colours. the black on black looks TRICK! that wraith has to be the coolest out there. how did you get the black stripes, i have no experience when it comes to painting, ive actually never painted a body, i always get my mate to do it, cuz i usually wreck it and get soo frustrated. lol. but i gotta say, very helpful build thread. the 4WS guide, helped heaps. nice work
I painted the matte strips on the outside of the body, the rest of the body is painted on the inside.

Here's a link to the paint post on Axial's blog. The entire build-up of this Wraith can be seen there.

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Step by Step Wraith Kit Build - Part V - Chassis

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Old 12-15-2011, 09:07 PM   #44
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thanks for the link man
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:37 PM   #45
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Wow Bender you build some sweet rigs and Awesome videos! Speaking of videos I just watched your Wraith vid. That 4WS is killer in navigating pinches. What camera are you using and what video software do you use to edit? Thanks for the reply and for your help on my Wroncho build.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:36 PM   #46
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So to get the flat black, you just used the same paint but externally? Therefor not using the shell as a "clear" to make it shiny? What brand of paint did you use? Looks good
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:26 AM   #47
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thanks for the link man
No problem.

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Wow Bender you build some sweet rigs and Awesome videos! Speaking of videos I just watched your Wraith vid. That 4WS is killer in navigating pinches. What camera are you using and what video software do you use to edit? Thanks for the reply and for your help on my Wroncho build.
Thanks.

I am using a Sony HDR-CX110 video camera.
HDR-CX110 | Full HD Memory Card Camcorder | Sony | Sony Style USA

I just use a Mac and iMovie to edit my videos right now.

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So to get the flat black, you just used the same paint but externally? Therefor not using the shell as a "clear" to make it shiny? What brand of paint did you use? Looks good
Correct, I just painted the matte strips on the outside with the same paint I used on the inside, Pactra Outlaw Black.
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:53 PM   #48
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I love the all black cant go wrong with that!!!!! im doing od green with mayhem monster re machined but im still on the fence of a good tire that would work really good on the wraith for rock crawling any tips wpuld be helpful thanks
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:37 PM   #49
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Nice write ups, some of the most brillant video I've seen of the Wraith yet !
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:12 AM   #50
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I love the all black cant go wrong with that!!!!! im doing od green with mayhem monster re machined but im still on the fence of a good tire that would work really good on the wraith for rock crawling any tips wpuld be helpful thanks
Thanks. Initially, I wasn't sure if the black on black scheme would work. But, I am happy with how it turned out. When indoors it is tough to see from some angles, but in the sun it stands out.

From my experience, the 2.2 Ripsaws in the R35 compound are tough to beat. They just work in any conditions.

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Nice write ups, some of the most brillant video I've seen of the Wraith yet !
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:34 PM   #51
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Cool thanks man for the reply on that!! I narrowed down the list to the stock ripsaws or the proline tsl's, But them coming glued to the factory rim have to the the heating prosses to get them off to put them on the mayhems,
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:49 AM   #52
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nice man, one of the nicest wraith's on here, Im was trying to decide between black or white for mine. that black looks great but white is differnt!
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:50 AM   #53
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Hey Bender
Looks great man! Your step-by step documentation is very helpful.

I plan to build a 2.2 Axial-based trail rig/basher that crawls well, and will be about as fast as a brushed slash.
I was following your Wroncho and Wraith builds, and have a few questions...

How do the Wroncho and Wraith compare on the following points?

-High speed handling
-Durability
-Crawling ability
-Any other factors to consider


Overall, would you recommend one over the other?

Thanks.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:03 AM   #54
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Cool thanks man for the reply on that!! I narrowed down the list to the stock ripsaws or the proline tsl's, But them coming glued to the factory rim have to the the heating prosses to get them off to put them on the mayhems,
The stock Ripsaws that are included with the RTR Wraith are a harder compound than the "R35" Ripsaws. There is a big difference in performance between the two compounds, R35's are the way to go.

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nice man, one of the nicest wraith's on here, Im was trying to decide between black or white for mine. that black looks great but white is differnt!
Thanks, white and black would look sweet too.

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Hey Bender
Looks great man! Your step-by step documentation is very helpful.

I plan to build a 2.2 Axial-based trail rig/basher that crawls well, and will be about as fast as a brushed slash.
I was following your Wroncho and Wraith builds, and have a few questions...

How do the Wroncho and Wraith compare on the following points?

-High speed handling
-Durability
-Crawling ability
-Any other factors to consider


Overall, would you recommend one over the other?

Thanks.
Thanks, glad to hear you found the step by step build useful.

They are both very close as far as performance goes. I am running R35 Ripsaws on both rigs, so both rigs are very similar. Wroncho is probably better for high speed handling, because of lower CG. But, durability and crawling ability are very close between the two. Wraith is easier to get into with less fabbing required. Wroncho is cool and different because not many people have them yet. In my opinion there is no clear cut winner, they both work great and are a blast to drive.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:11 PM   #55
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I tried out the R35 Ripsaws last weekend and i am very impressed. I went with a med inner and medium outer nova foam to get what I wanted out of them. No need to sipe or groove them. They just plain work.

Nice paintjob Bender
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:27 PM   #56
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yeri heard they are great. alot better than the ones that come with the RTR version.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:14 AM   #57
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I tried out the R35 Ripsaws last weekend and i am very impressed. I went with a med inner and medium outer nova foam to get what I wanted out of them. No need to sipe or groove them. They just plain work.

Nice paintjob Bender
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Yup, the R35 Ripsaws are tough to beat.

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yeri heard they are great. alot better than the ones that come with the RTR version.
There is a huge difference in performance between the R35 compound and the stock RTR compound Ripsaws.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:30 AM   #58
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looking good man, i really like how the diff covers break it up a little
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:23 PM   #59
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looking good man, i really like how the diff covers break it up a little
Thanks, I am digging the diff covers too. Once I add aluminum shocks it should look even better.

I just finished my latest blog post covering how I added some scale details to this build.

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Wraith Kit Build - Scale Details

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Old 01-05-2012, 01:42 PM   #60
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Still sporting Colorado plates eh? They are going to catch you one day!

Looking good Brad, you have all the fun!
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