Great masks and livery
Strong lexan” negatives=”Lots of cutting
Can be tricky to put together”]
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[rating title=”Assembly” value=”4″ range=”5″]
[rating title=”Value” value=”5″ range=”5″]
[rating title=”Overall” value=”5″ range=”5″][/review_summary]
HPI Racing has announced the new Rocket Bunny S14 Boss 1/10 Scale RC Body. The body is a replica of the V2 S14 Rocket Bunny kit from Miura-san. As with most kits that feature different front/rear ends you either love it or hate it. The Rocket Bunny S14 Boss is based on the S14 chassis but features a Dodge Charger/Cuda style front end. The body is officially licensed by Nissan Motor Co. and Tra-Kyoto Rocket Bunny.
HPI Racing has done an amazing job with the overall quality in replicating the Boss V2 S14 body, Miura-san should be proud of this recreation.
No blemishes, bubbles, mistakes, fading, could be found in any of the lexan or masks/decals. This is no surprise coming from HPI Racing who has been making quality bodies for a long time. Even with all the fine details within this body shell all were made with a solid line or indentation, there was no issue with the lexan around any of the deeper indents/rivets. In terms of the overall strength I would say it is on par or better than other HPI Racing shells I own.
The HPI Racing Boss S14 V2 body has got to be one of the most sought after bodies of 2016. They have been sold out pretty much ever since they went on sale and it’s no surprise after seeing this in person. The workmanship on this body is outstanding. All of the lines have been replicated from the real 1:1 version extremely well. After scoring out all of the rivets for the body kit and spoilers, I can say that all of the lexan was uniform and strong throughout the body.
The masks and decals that are included are excellent and provided a great look for the finished product. The livery comes from the real 1:1 version of Corey Hosford’s Street Standard Boss S14 V2. It did take some time to get the rear end section together once it was all painted, but no where near as long as it would if the entire body kit was separated.
*Note: The 3D engine bay, oil cooler, light lenses, grille mesh, black body screws are all after market editions that I made to the body for the extra effect.
As this body retails online for around $30 USD, it is in my opinion one helluva bargain. Usually to get a full Rocket Bunny kitted up RC Drift car you have to buy the body + kit which would typically cost you around $150 USD. Since HPI Racing has done such a fantastic job in replicating the real car, there is no doubt you would be very hard pressed to find anything this detailed for $30 let alone such nice livery that is all precut.
If you are in the market for a dope Rocket Bunny S14 Boss V2 then this body is for you. We have done many HPI Racing bodies in the past here at DriftMission but none have been as detailed. For only $30 USD it really is a great deal, and knowing it is coming from HPI Racing you can be assured that what you are getting is of excellent quality.
There is no doubt this body was masterfully recreated in 1/10 scale by HPI Racing and Rocket Bunny/Nissan.
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