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  1. PUT IT IN STORAGE!!!! You'll regret it otherwise!
  2. Seems to be a lot of mixed feelings around the internet about the HPI Firebolt 15. Anyone got any recent running experience comparing to Sport and torque tuned please?
  3. Thanks Sosidge, that's really useful, and it looks like I'll be able to use your suggested motor with my quickrun 1060 ESCs and 2S lipos. Brilliant.
  4. I built the Tyrell 6 wheeler last year with pre painted body and when cutting out the paint cracked and flaked around the cutting. Unless they are pre cut as well I will try and avoid all together as cannot see the point in them. I have also primed over and repainting the driver to give it a better look rather than shiny unrealistic it has currently. So I received no benefit from pre painted shell. Don't get me wrong, I am not brilliant at the whole masking and painting thing, but at least any blemishes are as a direct result of me learning and practicing and I can say its all my own work.
  5. I wanted to hear any views as to how these motors compare to say the Tamiya stock, torque tuned and sport tuned motors please? Are any worth running or best left as a display (which I like incidentally)? I did have a couple serviced many years ago but never then used. Thanks all.
  6. Nice. FYI, I have used a mixture of Vallejo Premium and Hobbynox paints, both intended for lexan/polycarb. However, not sure how good they will compare to Tamiya sprays for longevity on a runner. Have you guys founds yours ok when running?
  7. They look really good moffman. What paint and techniques did you use? Did you need to wet and dry to get the final finish?
  8. Thanks 67C - Masking tape was not the problem, more my ability to get the complex shape into the shell and on sufficiently. Thanks Aerobert. I must admit I was expecting a few more people on here to be airbrushing. What about if I open it up to those who may have done it in the past?
  9. Below is a picture of my first properly airbrushed shell that I have spent last couple of days working on. I have to say, it was probably a little too ambitious for me as masking was a real pain, and I managed to suffer various bleads. I also am not convinced that the acrylic paint would ever bond to the polycarb and so without the final Tamiya PS Black over it would be coming off at a mere mention of tumble. I am also attempting a custom Madbull shell for the wife at moment, but again not convinced the paint is particularly up to strength, although I intend to cover with an acrylic gloss varnish so maybe that will help. So, is anyone else airbrushing, and if so what are you creating and what paints are you using?
  10. Hi MadInventor. I will need to check, but I think I basically need the complete gearbox unit with insides as well. I'll PM you once I have a better idea. Shocks might be useful depending on how much yo want for them. Thanks PM may be tomorrow now. Thanks
  11. I bought a rerelease lunchbox kit from ebay which had been opened and been started but unfortunately the gear box was missing. I intend to build the kit more to holf teh shell which I am going to try a different design on so its unlikely to be run much. Am I correct in thinking I can put any grasshopper or hornet gearbox in and if so does anyone have an old one lying around? Thanks Andy
  12. Thanks Juhunio. Stickers turned up safe and sound today. Your a gent.
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