and in a following video he destroys it with a 'crush test'
Well that's just taken things to a whole new level. I didn't look any further than the AE86 vid, They do seem to crash quite well. It seems like he makes a habit of it, taking his time to create something amazingly accurate, just to destroy it. Reminds me of when I did RC bangers. When I started doing it no one tended to go to the effort to make them look amazing, but I started to flatten the bodies off properly, remodel them if needed, smart paint, laquer, the whole shebang. Things have changed abit now, the paint some do is incredible, far beyond what Id do. Aaaanyway, the point I was making was, after all that effort, id smash it up. Didn't look as good as that AE86 though.