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  1. Now I'm excited for 2023. This one, Boomerang and the Nova Fox. I'd like to say my last three I'll purchase, but I don't believe myself.
  2. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2839343 Funny you asked, I just posted a "make" pic of it out there a few minutes ago. For something that fit so well, I can't believe the guy that created it doesn't have any feedback on it. It's been posted out there for almost 5 years. I didn't even think of using Pearl White. I'll check Amazon and see if they happen to have it. I'm still waiting for the shipment from Tower to arrive.
  3. Finished up the Lancia XV-01 build. I love the chassis. Now for paint...of course, no one has any Tamiya white spray in stock, so I was left ordering Duratrax white, which should be fine. After the paint, those decals...I'm hoping I have fun doing them. 3d printed a replacement cover for the ESC/receiver stock one. My brushless ESC is too tall for the original.
  4. I finally got one of them cleaned up. Buffed the body with Novus #2, took apart the chassis and cleaned it up really well (tooth pick, kleenex, and qtips for the engine). It's missing a couple parts on the Hemi, but oh well. The mother-in-law's hot water heater is on its last leg, so I think I'll just sell them off to put towards that sometime this spring. I can't imagine ever doing anything with these any way.The asphalt would tear them up and one curb hit would destroy that Hemi. The black one is a bit more of a mess. The engine is loose, and some of it has come unglued. I may start on that one today.
  5. I was talking to a friend of mine last week about some old Schumacher square block off road tires we would us on our RC10s and JRX2s to use on the asphalt. These things were phenomenal tires, hard rubber, gripped really well, and never seemed to wear out as quickly as the pro-lines. I started looking around again, and found these: https://www.racing-cars.com/wheels-tyres/off-road-tyres/block-rear-tyres-blue-cat-pr-t692?returnurl=%2fsearch%3fq%3dblock%2bblue Does anyone know if these are similar to the ones that were around 30+ years ago? (maybe no one has any recollection of tires that far back )They look like they are the same. I may just order some when they are back in stock.
  6. My display unit! . Took me months of searching for a working "cheap" one.
  7. Tired of waiting on one, found a great deal from a seller in Japan. Radio wasn't part of the purchase though.
  8. For such a sweet project, you rent a room if you have to!
  9. Looks great! The challenge now will be to locate the parts you need for repair/replacement if the donor car doesn't have it. I'd start with a good cleaning and checking out all the plastic parts after for cracks, wear, etc. I don't know a lot about them other than I do know I've always wanted one. A non-Tamiya body can be sourced from team blue groove (along with the interior and wing): https://teambluegroove.com/collections/tamiya/products/tbg-porsche-959-body-fits-hpi-cup-racer-switch Reproduction decals from mciracing: https://mciracing.ca/products/1-12th-tam-58059-porsche-959-decals
  10. You should be able to use pretty much any standard type servo but be certain of the positive/negative/signal wires. They are not always in the same order as Futaba's. Easily fixed though with some bifocals, and a tiny screw driver to switch the wires. There are other brands which would be just fine for bashing the rc's around. Check out a FlySky GT3B. This will allow up to 10 models. Receivers are cheap for this as well (around $10). These can also use any standard sized servos.
  11. Decided to run a Clod on a humid, evening run. Dropped a 2s lipo in it, became slightly irritated because transmitter batteries were dead (20 minutes trying to find some charged ones), then ran the beast for about 20 minutes before realizing the wheel nuts on all four wheels had come loose. I initially couldn't figure out why I took out one of these bouncy chunkies, but realized they are actually a lot of fun. (sounds like a desperate date, doesn't it?)
  12. I would love a re-release. I'd probably buy two. One for build, one forever boxed. I never realized you can pull in the discontinued kits on the site. I was excited for a few minutes but I can't see them doing a re-release. https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-trucks/rc-toyota-4x4-pickup-kit/
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