DrewZ

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  1. DrewZ

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Nice work - that looks great! I just finished a DT-03 as well. It's satisfying to see it finished, but don't you wish you had another kit to build now?
  2. DrewZ

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Painted this thing while feeding and bathing my kids. And my wife says I can't multi-task! There is a powerful connection between memory and the sense of smell, and man, Tamiya spray paint takes me back!
  3. DrewZ

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Savoring this build... This is my first new-in-the-box Tamiya RC car since my Stadium Blitzer, which was an original, not a re-release (so it's been awhile)! It's the 'black edition' of the Racing Fighter. Comes with ball bearings, oil filled shocks, torque tuned motor and a 19T pinion gear. Also has turnbuckles for upper control arms.
  4. DrewZ

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    It still looks great, no flaking whatsoever, and the Brat gets plenty of use!
  5. DrewZ

    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    It's always motivating, visiting this thread!
  6. DrewZ

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Did a little work on our backyard track. Needs more dirt, berms, jumps, aesthetics, etc. Already lots of fun though! Barriers were made from free material left over from our old fence, held in place by electrical conduit 'fence posts'.
  7. DrewZ

    Budget Brat Basher

    This old ORV is really growing on me. It's everything I hoped it would be and more. Gave it some low cost upgrades... Fresh silver can motor with cool gold sticker (from a Fox kit, I believe) HobbyWing Quicrun 1060 ESC Black shocks instead of yellow (swapped from a Blitzer) New servo saver Gold chassis
  8. That name sounded familiar. I looked back at my receipts and found that he sent me parts for my Falcon and Brat. Sad news, but also cool to think how many old cars are still running thanks to him. Favorite thing I've read today!
  9. DrewZ

    Budget Brat Basher

    Thanks - it's Duplicolor wheel 'coating': https://duplicolor.com/product/wheel-coating They say it resists cracking, flaking and peeling... I will put that to the test :-)
  10. DrewZ

    Budget Brat Basher

    How about this for a fun, low cost project? Buy a new frame on ebay for $4, paint it, and then proceed to disassemble and reassemble your entire car!
  11. DrewZ

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Late night maintenance on my boys' Blitzers while listening to hair bands and having Falcon flashbacks. It's therapeutic, I swear. Installed a new servo saver in the one on the left and a new steering knuckle and rear shock tower in the one on the right.
  12. DrewZ

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Rotated the tires on my Brat (first time in 30 years by the looks of it). Painted the rims gold while I was at it. I love the 3 piece rim design. It's time consuming dealing with those tiny screws and nuts, but I appreciate a bead lock design that doesn't require glue.
  13. DrewZ

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    This looks like a photo from one of those Tamiya Guide Books I used to drool over!
  14. DrewZ

    Youtubed!

    I've always loved rear wheel drive, but this thing is a handful in the snow, even with a worn out silver can. Definitely fun though!
  15. DrewZ

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    The Brat and a Blitzer saw some action yesterday. Kids are learning how to handle a pistol grip in cold weather (take your mittens off!) Now if I could just get them to not stand on the track while driving...