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April 8, 2012

Cutting Bodies – Love or Hate? I hate….

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Written by: Derek Buono

It’s Sunday on Easter and I’m waiting for my Ham to be finished cooking. I figured this was a great time to cut out the body for our B4.1 Worlds Edition. The mythological Ben Piggott will be testing this for the magazine, but I had to finish some studio shots before dropping it off for testing and action shots.

Do you hate cutting bodies out? I stink at it, but it’s a necessary evil. Some people are really good at it, but I’m not one of them. Maybe if I was better at it, I’d enjoy it? But really this is one of the last steps you have to do before getting some wheel time. So maybe this is why I hate doing it. I seem to be in a rush to slap it on. But don’t be like me, mounting a body is very important and can alter how the car handles. Mount it badly…bad handling is coming.



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Derek Buono
Derek Buono– Started in the industry as an assistant editor at RC Car Action where he spent 2 years before being recruited by Xtreme RC Cars Magazine. For the past 10 years Derek lead Xtreme RC Cars and helped double the circulation, improved editorial quality and helped lead the market in design and creativity. Derek@vrcmag.com




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