Did some more on the Hotshot today. Finished the rollcage part and wheels. Final part is to paint, trim, and mount the body. The buggy is just a roller right now though since there's no electronics. But it shouldn't be too hard to swap in electronics in the future.
The hardest part for today is mounting those rock hard tires onto the rims. My fingers are still sore from that workout.
One thing that I really like on the Hotshot is the suspension. Both ends utilize one shock each for the independent suspension movement. It is an interesting idea, but performance is probably not as good as a shock on each corner. I will take more detailed pics of the suspension setup later.