danuk

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  1. I need to generate some spending money for a trip to New York over Xmas, so the 959 collection has to go. I have one built from new and boxed but at the moment the shell, drivers and ancillaries are unpainted. Shall I spray them all up (I can do this well) or will the car be more valuable if the shell is unpainted and clear and the stickers unapplied? Thanks in advance
  2. danuk

    Finally Got A 959!

    Awesome pics!!! Makes me want to take mine out when it's done. I have 3 at the mo in various states from New Build through to one rebuilt using 80% new parts and one that is nice and clean but usable. They are good fun to rebuild too and most of the spares still available though at a price. Just watch that body, have you seen what they are going for nowadays!
  3. I will need some new C rings for my 959 projects and having tried the web met with no joy. Does anyone have a source for C rings. Not sure of the size but the instructions quote them as BR1 from the 959s rod bag
  4. I will need some new C rings for my 959 projects and having tried the web met with no joy. Does anyone have a source for C rings. Not sure of the size but the instructions quote them as BR1 from the 959s rod bag
  5. I used Nitro fuel guys so nothing I shouldn't have! It could be the original paint, I understand what you are saying Shodog! It won't go away will it, so am I best painting the affected area from the outside?
  6. Because when I was about 12 I entered a competition to win a Blackfoot and didn't, but I wanted one so much it hurt! I used to cut the pictures out of catalogues and make collages of all the Tamiya cars. We just didn't have enough money back then. By 18 I was working and racing but using Kyosho Optimas and Schumacher Cats (Cat 2000 anybody?) rather than Tamiya Avantes etc. Tamiya were a bit of a joke in the UK racing scene then. I got back into it with a Tamiya Juggernaut 2 which has now gone just because I wanted to build something technical and realistic, Tamiya make the most realistic bodies I can think of though the chassis sucked! I have 3 of their 959s now and for a lexan body in 1986 it's simply stunning! Even now is there another polycarbonate body that detailed?
  7. Cleaned up the black off the lights/windows on the Porsche 959 bodyshell and though very successful it has left a rough milky white texture in places. Have any of you guys removed it on your kits? I guess a go with the polishing system used to polish model cars could work, sanding with progressively finer grades until 12000 is reached? Anyone tried this?
  8. danuk

    Hotshot 2 New Build Values?

    hehehe! Don't think I have thought about it! Looks like you put a lot of work into it! I have about 100 worth of stuff I'm bidding on for my 959 otherwise your paypal payment would be on it's way as we speak. As it stands if the missus finds out I'd be knackered if I spend even more on this hobby! I'd be tempted to use it though which surely would make you cringe?
  9. danuk

    Hotshot 2 New Build Values?

    Sorry, not the Hotshot Re re that you are thinking of but the Hotshot II released just after the original using the black body
  10. I know the original Hotshot is a very popular vintage kit but what about it's newer brother the Hotshot 2? Why doesn't it seemed as loved? What is the going rate for a mint example? Thanks in advance
  11. Did you not see the one on ebay UK last week? 299 I think
  12. What are NB Hotshot 2s going for these days?
  13. That would be great as there is one 200 yards from work. Thanks for that!
  14. I'd like to make a better job of rebuilding the Tamiya 959 using the proper tools and with all the fiddly 2mm e-clips can I get an e clip popper in the UK?
  15. danuk

    Tire Restoration?

    Hmmm, I see! Sorry guys, my bad! (Dan shuffles back to the garage and puts the Amourall back on the shelf!)