VagabondStarJXF

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  • Interests RC's, Paintball, Video Gaming, Movies, Women... and not necessarily in that order!

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  1. VagabondStarJXF

    M04L Lancia Rally aka Abarth 037

    I like the Firefox plane too. If I had the space (and the funds) I'd have to 3D print a 1:10 scale version to have alongside my 1:10 runways & gymkana arena. Ah... the dream of RC dreams!
  2. VagabondStarJXF

    Vintage Apex Charger

    Does it have a mains adapter/power supply?
  3. VagabondStarJXF

    ISO: pink acto motor

    Would you have a nice NIB example for sale in the future, perchance? The last one I saw for sale had a seriously battered box, no telling if the battery inside was still ok, and they wanted stupid money for it.
  4. VagabondStarJXF

    ISO: pink acto motor

    Are those RC2400SP Zapped?
  5. VagabondStarJXF

    Acto power pink variants

    pm me, please, and we can discuss details.
  6. VagabondStarJXF

    Acto power pink variants

    Where'd you get the decal from. I could do with a couple.
  7. VagabondStarJXF

    M04L Lancia Rally aka Abarth 037

    Thanks for the offer but that's exactly the reason why I bought myself a 3D printer. It's just a shame that I've not been great with it. I'm working on it though.
  8. VagabondStarJXF

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    The 50882 kingpins look similar to the Low Friction versions. What's strange is that in the two M04L kits I've bought neither had this kingpin, both had the 2090009 step screw. Do they both have the same diameter step? edit: Nevermind. I've just looked up 50882 and they're the TA04 kingpins which are 0.5mm smaller in diameter.
  9. VagabondStarJXF

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    That's strange. The kingpins should be the same in both. Do you have pics?
  10. I'd probably buy loads of parts but probably not an entire kit. Don't get me wrong, I'd want to buy multiple kits, I just don't think I'd be able to justify the expense while I have so many projects that require the funds.
  11. VagabondStarJXF

    M04L Lancia Rally aka Abarth 037

    I'd like to see you do up a full Stradale version. Although it's not entirely the look I want for my project I think it'd be cool. TBH I wasn't going for a full conversion with mine because I really wasn't keen on the front end of the Stradale. I'd decided to keep the Rally front end but put in a lot of the elements of the Stradale to make it more to my liking. To that end I'd done up some front vents for the bumper and I was in the middle of filling in the remaining space before the project stalled. The next step would've been cutting off the rally indicators/fog lights and the 'hole' that's right next to them, then fill those so that they're flat, then cut out the space for the Stradale style indicators and fogs. The front grille... I made the mistake of cutting out the back before I 'completed' the shape of the brightwork so I ended up having to cut everything out from there. That meant I needed to redraw the whole lot. I hate to admit it but pretty much all the parts I'd had printed ended up needing a rework of some sort. Everything I'd had printed out of the High Detail Resin has cracked or broken completely. Only the SLS Nylon stuff seems to have held but then they're not quite 'right' and also need a bit of reworking. I also didn't like having to use CA glue to fix the Nylon parts to the bodyshell but that's my personal preference, I don't like using CA glue in general but that's all I had at the time that would hold the two different types of plastic together. I didn't like the Stradale wing mirrors in the beginning but they're kinda growing on me so I might need a set of those. Aside from that I can't think of any other bits. Anyways, now that I've gotten a bit of practice on Fusion 360, I'm hoping that I'll be able to redo all the bits I'd done before to correct all the little bits that weren't quite right with all those print offs. It's an expensive way to learn, printing stuff via Shapeways to not be happy and have to redo everything, but it is what it is, isn't it?
  12. VagabondStarJXF

    M04L Lancia Rally aka Abarth 037

    Congrats on your pilot rating! I did the same thing when I removed the wing on mine. I also recommend the same as Grastens. Tamiya White Putty and Squadron Green Putty are both really good. Unfortunately for me, I didn't use either of them as much as I thought I would and both of my tubes went rock hard. Funny thing is that I bought the Squadron Green after my Tamiya White solidified. lol Do you have a rotary tool/Dremel? You could do what I did on my 037 and get some styrene rod, put a 1.5" length in the chuck, set to the slowest speed you can, the use friction to 'weld' new material into place. There's also the styrene/ABS 'slurry' that you can make with bits of left over tree/sprues that has been left to 'melt' in some acetone or EMA Plastic Weld (which is the stuff I use). (EMA Plastic weld is Methylene Chloride so it might be available under different names.) The slurry can be made up to the desired viscosity and then can be applied like putty. It has the bonus of chemisally welding itself to the body shell. The only drawback is that it can dry out a bit too fast as you're working so excess stuff needs to be in a decently sealed container or you'll just end up having to use up loads of acetone or EMA to keep the slurry in a workable consistency. Those bits are actually on my 'To Redo' list. Whilst everything looked good upon arrival, fitting showed a few things that needed tweaking. This is pretty much the reason why my 037 project has stalled for almost a year. That, and the fact that my 3D printer isn't ready to print out anything in ABS yet. I really should get on and fix that!
  13. VagabondStarJXF

    Feedback on my 3D Printed Stuff, please. :)

    The other half of the gearbox is done! I'm back onto the body posts now, gotta finish redoing the modified versions then I might redraw the original replacements, then I can start looking at the M04's front end.
  14. VagabondStarJXF

    Feedback on my 3D Printed Stuff, please. :)

    Long arm suspension was on my list but if you can get them done I'd be happy to consider that job ticked off. edit: Who am I kidding? I'll probably still draw up a set anyway!
  15. VagabondStarJXF

    Feedback on my 3D Printed Stuff, please. :)

    I've already got a plan of things I want to do... it's a list of stuff to be sure... I'll post pics as I get them done. I want an M03... I think someone has drawn up and uploaded all (or most) of the M03 parts onto Thingiverse… I'd rather get a genuine one and draw up my own though. Will do!