Buying a rig… with a twist!

The tough part is over, choices have been made, I am going to buy a green Traxxas TRX-4 Land Rover Defender! True to my Dutch origins, that means that I now have to start another round of research: Where to buy it?

But first: I hadn’t even seen one in real life! How to arrange that…? I live a bit in the middle of nowhere, so I couldn’t just drive to a local shop and look at it. Luckily I travel a lot for work, and I have very patient local colleagues in foreign cities. So when I was in Lisbon, talking to my colleague there, he offered to take me to a local RC shop SV Modelismo (thanks Tiago!) to have a look.

Yup, this is the car I’m going to buy… But how am I going to take it with me in the plane back home? They very kindly offered international shipping, but if I can’t take it with me, I can just as well order it online somewhere.

Back to online bargain hunting! The cheapest offer, in green and ready to ship was with RC Multistore in Germany, so the order was placed there and after a little (but annoying) shipping issue got resolved, the box arrived at my home. Exciting!

I don’t do videos (yet), but here is a nice video that shows what you get in the box.

Time for some fun Crawling and Trialing fun, you’d think, and yes, much fun, a bit too much fun even! No, the car held up fine, I just had something totally unforeseen happen… My girlfriend like it soo much, she wanted one herself too! Obviously I totally supported her idea (no better way to keep on rolling than having  spare truck!) and green was her choice already anyway, so off I went to by a second truck. Red this time. And soon I found one in a shop not to far from home (Molard-Jouets / Hobbytime, prices in CHF!), where I could even pick it up that day for less than the green one was!

So here they are, side by side (lights were added later)

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