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  1. I have managed to misplace the two clear lenses that are the side lights for my bruiser. Really don't wat to waste money and material buying a new clear parts tree so if you have some of these in your spares please do let me know! Thanks
  2. Not sure many of these actually sell. There are quite a lot of cars I am tracking on ebay which seem to have been there forever. The only way to really know the price is it to run auctions. I don't even bother looking at Buy it Now on my searches anymore, just auctions. And when I sell I always start at £1 and never take a Buy it now offer. Only once in over 50 auctions would the offer have exceeded the price I got. I recently sold a SRB chassis with RCChannel parts and all the trimmings. I reckoned I would be lucky to get £250, had a load of offers at £200 and it went for £500! Tanks and the 1/14 Trucks are a very interesting market. They cost +£500 new and take a long time to build. You frequently see Tigers etc with BiN prices in the +£500 mark. But when oe finally hits auction they end at £250. Same goes for the 1/14s. There is definitely a bump in prices. More people at home with time on their hands. But with an auction you get to see the real market and it is nowhere near as inflated as some chancers like to think.
  3. I would say the TA02 chassis. Been around forever but still sits under new cars so parts are plentiful. Everything is simple and modular so easy to work on. You can change wheelbase easily by using TA01 arms rotated so can fit almost every touring car, rally and Porsche bodyshell ever made. And you can jack it up and turn it into a truck platform.
  4. I would either keep as is or restore. As demonstrated above, the Wild Willy is perfect for some brushless fun. It is also important to note that the Wild Willy M38 motor is a nightmare to swap out. The original came with the pinion fixed to the motor and the mounting holes are not in line with modern ones. With a lot of effort you can prise the pinion off the original motor but I am not sure it is worth it. As many have said above, keep the lovely vinatage car as is and get yourself a WWII!
  5. The main considerations if you want loads of parts are what prototype are you modelling, will you have open engine covers, vents etc and what scale. In 1/72, most planes are very few parts. At 1/48 it does start to get more like 1/35 armour, but Jets typically have far fewer parts than WWII prop planes. For instance, Eduard who make some of the finest FW190s and Mig-21s in 1/48 have considerably different parts count for both. The Prop planes have engines that can be displayed, flaps that can be left open and often more parts like exhausts that suit being separately molded. Most jets are smooth, sleek, fully enclosed and as such when modelled are simply made out of less parts. Personally I like making prop planes when I want to enjoy bulidng and jets when I want to invest more time in painting and weathering. Finally, if you want a very high part count combined with awesome detailing, check out the 1/32 Tamiya Spitfire range. Probably the finest aricraft models on the market.
  6. I have built the Mountain Rider and if you love building then you really have to get one. The most rewarding build ever IMHO, and I have built the 959, an Avante, restored an old 3 speed Hilux and built the King Tiger. For running I have gone for the Losi Baja Rey. Similar to the Outlaw but 4wd. The Outlaw Pro nearly won the money from my wallet but it looks incredibly squirrely and 2wd is not really practical for a fast truck like that. Check out the Losi. It is a work of art and looks great with the body off. It also looks stunning in the air!
  7. I for one love these conversions. I wish Tamiya still made a 1/8 range. Something much more satisfying than 1/10. Nitro never appealed to me so this is perfect. What shell will you be using?
  8. I don't know why, but I have recently begun to really like the look of the old HB. Only problem is I never liked the original chassis (my mate had one and I had a Sand Scorcher) so I got to thinking about mounting an HB body on a SRB chassis. Several questions spring to mind... 1) has anybody seen this done already and if so can you point me in the right direction 2) is the re re body the same as the original (apart from the horrible holes for the front shocks)? 3) would it be easy to fit original HB wheels and tires (if I can find them of course) to the SRB? Any other thoughts most welcome!
  9. Now that sounds like a fun chassis to design and fit under the RC4WD body 🤔
  10. Good luck with this! On the plus side, almost all of the ORV chassis parts are plentiful and reasonably cheap. With the re-re Frog and Brat to choose from, this also means that 80's ORV parts are cheap. The body looks in great condition so you are already onto a winner. The killer parts are the window for the body, the mount for the bumper and the wheels and tires. It looks like you have non stock wheels and tires on and personally I think they look rather good! I would love to know what make they are. Do you know? Tires are very hard to find and the wheels almost impossible. No other car used either so parts are thin as terrifyingly expensive when they do come up. The bumper mount is as rare, but I believe there is an option out there on shapeways. Worth a look anyway. The window piece is also very rare. You could buy a re-re one (but they are either much darker smoked than the original or transparent). They fit perfectly but for genuine 80's style you would need to dremmel out the drivers side window. Not sure why Tamiya did that, it weakens it and not sure how often they rallied with the windows down. No idea how to rotate pictures! Good luck and keep the photos coming.
  11. I seem to find myself wanting one of these. I have a GF01 chassis that needs a body.... does anybody know if this can fit on?
  12. Great project. Makes me want a Brat! Did those sand blaster tires fit easily onto the RC4WD wheels? And are they 1.9 wherls? The combo looks awesome.
  13. Nobody can compete with Truck Norris.
  14. Lovely I am beginning to see the appeal of the T version
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