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Jedi Master

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  1. I'd like to see a few 'new' retro releases. How about the Escort Mexico for example? Or maybe the 6R4 Metro? New car design is not really fitting of the Tamiya 'golden era' IMHO. And considering the cost of some of the Original SRB's why don't they re-release them? I know the purist would say; its to preserve the value, but they could easily make them difeerent enough to ensure no confusion. I wonder whether Tamiya ever log-in to this forum, its gotta be the perfect free marketing tool for them!!! :)

  2. I just use Autosol with a cotton cloth. Put loads on, rub like crazy and then buff to a high mirrir finish!!!

    It does make your fingers bleed with the small bits. but its so worth it!!!

    Or you could get the parts 'bead blasted', which is a much softer method than 'sand blasting'. But, thats if you can find somewhere to do it for you at a reasonable price!

  3. I was recently invited to become part of one, and until that point, knew nothing about them. But I have applied and been accepted into one and for me I feel glad to be part of a group who have a particular interest. I guess is about showing that you have a specific focus within TamiyaClub itself. :lol:

    (And I do feel proud to have my model listed next to those, which are truely exceptional!! :lol: )

  4. And spray lots of very thin coats to build up the colour. Like the clear spray trick, the first few coats will seal the tape and stop further coats from bleeding through. But lots of thin coats has always worked for me. And Tamiya masking tape has always been my favourite!! :lol:

  5. When I got back into RC's in my 30's I knew I had to have one. I've done 2 resto's and my latest has given me so much satisfaction. I did have a runner with a sport tuned motor sqeezed into it, but it was only fun to use on sand or really loose gravel. My shelf queen is a thing of beauty and gives me a warm fuzzy feeling every time I look at it! LOL!!!

    I guess for a lot of us, we want one because of what it represents or reminds us of; That feeling of being completely happy whilst running your RC as a kid. Most of us wanted one but couldn't afford it at the time (or our parents couldn't). If you can connect to it in some way that makes you feel good, then get one! But if not, then don't waste your money. If the Scorcher was/is part of a dream, then follow it, or look for another dream elsewhere!!

    (That was a bit deep! LOL!!)

  6. Just a quick heads up guys regards the cotton bud technique (great idea by the way...!). Some cyanoacrylates can react with cotton (I think it is the cellulose in the cotton) and give off some nasty fumes that will sting your eyes something chronic (I know, I've had it happen and it's not nice) so apply glue in a well ventilated area - ideally a bit of a draught running through to carry any fumes away from you.

    Wow, thats good to know!

    I use small strips of plasticard pushed into the hole with 'polyweld' and then screw into that. But polyweld too gives off real nasty fumes. Breath in even a small amount and you're in for a shock! It really is the worst fume I've experienced, but, when used with caution I find to be unbeatable in some circumstances!! :lol:

  7. I hate screwdrivers!!! Especially posi-drivers.

    I was trying to take a screw, that had stripped it threads, from a suspension wishbone. Part in left hand, screwdriver in right, I put some huge pressure on it and it slipped. The driver went through two of my fingers!!!!

    Like an idiot, the shock of it scared me and I immediately yanked it out. the pain was intolerable!!!! :)

    I learn all of my lessons the hard way. :blink:

  8. Sounds like a good idea - I've decided recently that I have too many unfinished projects and too many unused models, but can't be bothered to list them all on ebay! Plus I'm always up for wandering around and seeing what bargains I can find...

    I agree with that. I've got a couple of shelf queens that I want to let go and loads of new, odds and sods of parts etc. would much rather the guys on here got a bargain from me and it saves all the hassle of listing them on ebay etc.

    Have; Wild one, original Brat (both mint shelf queens) and loads of SRB stuff from tyres to indicators and a project car.

    I think this idea has some real value. I don't know anywhere that you could go to buy the type of stuff that TC members would have available.

    I'll travel. :rolleyes:

  9. Like many others I have had some real problems with this guy.

    Similar story, emails sent, no replies, yada yada yada..........

    My first comment would be 'what a shame' as he seems to have a really good business going. But, seeing the response that some people are getting through feedback, I'd now say 'He's taking the Mickey!!!' (obvious what I realy wanted to say). If you pay for something straight away then positive feedback should be left for you straight away, not held back so that you can return fire when you get Neg feedback after giving a poor service.

    Considering that he's running a very bespoke business to a relatively small, well informed, community of world wide enthusiasts, I'd say that he's just kissed his business and his lively hood goodbye. What a muppet!!!!!!

    A big cheer from me when they finally remove him from ebay!!!!!!

  10. which ep of latest series?

    thought he wore one in the last series too, but it was the "melted" one.

    Don't think its a Tamiya product, done by some small unaffliated mob.

    Yeah, it was he melted one again. You could make out the stars and knowing what the writing was supposed to say , you could kinda convice yourself that you could see that too. :wub:

  11. With all props it's a case of suck it and see mate. Buy lots of carbon props (much cheaper than octura) and try them on a full charge, see what you recon. I personally found carbon props gave me a higher tip speed, so stayed with them.

    Graupner are best. The added benefit is you dont have to balance/ sharpen them!

    If you're in the uk try these ppl: they are awesome and one call will have you chatting for hours with a really knowledgeable bloke!


    I agree with Ryanbored, stick with carbon props. I run a bronze octura on my El Lobo and they need to be sharpened and balanced to make them run right. (And that's a nightmare to do). Buys lots of different size carbon props and try them out. Bearing in mind that you have normal props and 'Sport' props with have a greater pitch to pull harder through the water. NEVER FORGET, which ever prop you try, put in on, run the boat at full throttle for about 30-45 secs and then feel the motor for heat. If you can't keep your finger on it for more than a couple of seconds it means that the prop is too large for it to cope. EG, if you run a 35mm prop, try the 35mm sport before you go to 40mm, and so on. And you definately want to stick with 2 blade props, because, as ryanbored says, they hold more drag.

    Better not say anymore, we are on a RC car site aftr all!! LOL!!!

    (Hope that helps)

  12. I'm selling one of my 959 runners, because its not getting run and I have another anyway.

    I'm also spending a lot of time on my SRB's and also some new nitro models so this isn't getting any attention.


    The ebay item number is: 330172816761 or follow the link from my trade section. :lol:

    (The auction starts at 19:30 tonoght)

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