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  1. Alright, mate that looks fantastic and so spot on! I've checked a couple of youtube videos but can't get it all down yet. Can I use a piece of ABS plastic on my dremel to get it done, or am I getting it all wrong? Thanks for sharing the idea and pictures by the way
  2. Gives a lil credibility to the chopped-up Sand Scorcher body that Tamiya has on the market nowadays, too.
  3. I've started the body preparation by sanding it. I'm not done with the work yet, but I already got a can of Testors primer on my bench and I also have some putty to get the Datsun body fixed and ready for some color to be applied to it. Unfortunately, I could not find arctic blue color in the store the other day, so I will have to find some paint sometime next month I believe. It has not been easy to get it right as there were light scrapes on the hood, one side, and the cab's top. I can see the putty is going to be a real help with this one. I am excited as I go working it to my tastes. STILL, I seem to have made one super dumb mistake removing a bit as you'll see in the pictures. Not sure what I was thinking as I thought about it as it was a Toyota, not a Datsun! The straight line (chrome line) over the side windows was bugging me. I thought it wasn't correct, but it sure was Also, I see it goes all the way down the pile, but I haven't found the part that goes down in the real vehicle. I don't know, but I am not satisfied. What a dumb mistake indeed. A couple of pictures: The body has these cracks on both sides. I've fixed a lot of issues on other bodies the last decade but these are making me feel a bit unsure as to what would be the best way to permanently fix this. So if you have some idea I know I could use a lil extra thinking You all have a fantastic Friday!
  4. Time came to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the KYOSHO HI RIDER MONSTER VETTE. I can not post videos anymore, but here's some pictures of how it looked like when I run it last Saturday morning. Hey, we're celebrating! I'd like this one to be re-released in its original fashion. It's a gorgeous-fun vehicle, although I can see the looks are very very dated to what monster truck were like back in 1988. I mean, a car body, supercharged engine front with pipes and a blower, kids would not think it's based on real vehicles, or at least by the looks. Anyway, I guess that comes to prove how classic is this vehicle today. Happy Birthday, Hi Rider Vette !!! And you all have a good Wednesday!
  5. Not today but last Saturday morning. I'm now getting my pictures in order Time to celebrate the 30th birthday of the mighty Kyosho HI RIDERRRR !!! So I went out to run it a bit with my bud Alan to celebrate and have a lil RC fun with the "Soccer Mom" and some soul-less RC Crawler Jeep-bodied vehicle, lol. Some piccies here and a couple more in the Kyosho thread: Anybody in for a Hi Rider 1 re-release?? You all have a good Wednesday!
  6. Oh, you most certainly have style, pal. Promising, thumbs up!
  7. We love 'em all, definitely!! The Lunchbox is a 1:12 scale monster truck, therefore tall and very prone to rollovers. The body is pretty fragile, but if properly driven it has the adorable capability to make incredible wheelies! The Mad Bull is a a 1:10 buggy with oversized tires, actually the very same tires of the Lunchbox. It is much longer and wider, so it is more stable and runs better than a Lunchbox. If you want something for your kid to run I'd say the Mad Bull is a much better choice. Once he "gets" the feeling of driving an oldschool RC vehicle, you can then get him a Lunchbox to build together. Building these things can be as exciting as running them. The Lunchbox is pure eye candy!!! Here's some pictures of the Mad Bull (stock) and then some of my own Lunchbox: [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] Let us know later what car you will choose! And have a good Wednesday!
  8. That might be true after Tamiya went ahead with their Hopper line, and the infamous Shot "Family"
  9. Mad Bull is more resistant. Check it out.
  10. Actually, I don't believe I've ever seen a TT01. And for sure I can't distinguish a TT01 from a car of another maker!
  11. Oh, Futaba radios and vintage battery packs... they're SWEET. I've collected some. I love them. My buddy @Crash Cramer got a super nice collection of all the 70's and 80's Futaba surface radios and Tamiya batteries with orig packages. They're all in glass cases.
  12. Hi there and welcome. Tamiya chassis with more users? I would say the Grasshopper chassis might be the most used, but that is just my guess -no solid stats. Have a good Tuesday!
  13. Hornet tires are 1.5, Brat tires are 1.7. I think I've seen a CJ7 with Brat tires somewhere decades ago.
  14. I believe Subaru Brat tires would fit better the dia of the wheel. Oh, and that's a very nice Marui Jeep!!
  15. Hi Kev, I believe the Tyco trucks and buggies, and certainly the Bandit were made by Taiyo. So if you're trying to complete the collection you'll probably have to search for the "mirror" vehicles, too. Oh, and what a bout the micro or mini versions? They're neat too. Also, I know you've been working on QD vehicles lately. Well, here's some combination you might want to look at [/IMG] I've nothing to help, sadly. But I will be happy to see your restorations Kev! Have a good Friday!
  16. Good bunch of rockers! Your list is missing Bachman-Turner Overdrive!
  17. Ah, how many of the BIG names played the Cow Palace... You were there in Dec 1981 then. Lucky you! Anyway, not sure you know but Randy Rhoads was going to leave Blizzard of Ozz right after that tour's final show to study classical guitar at UCLA. He wanted to go a complete different direction musically. And yes it would have been great if he would have left more recorded music. He was --and still is- one of the greatest guitar players in Rock N' Roll history!
  18. What a gorgeous RC boat! Too bad I can't get it myself. Best of luck with the sale!
  19. Doesn't look bad all shiny black
  20. Really sorry about this. It seemed to be a really nice storage box! Have you got a picture of it to see how it was like?
  21. Well, this one seemed much easier than it really is. The bodyshell was painted many times in the past -I can see blue, red and white. So far the most difficult paint to remove is been the nasty-thick white enamel that just doesn't want to go! I thought something fast would take it all off easy, so I went the Caustic soda road with it. And it did not worked I will try next weekend with some brake fluid -the wet t-shirt method as my buddy @Crash Cramer calls it. I'm getting my fingers crossed that it will work. Some pictures below: Excuse me, my workbench is such a disaster nowadays... but the Datsun BIG BEAR is gracing the mess as I write this I haven't washed the bodyshell after the caustic soda bath & scrub, so it is now all covered with some white dust. Still I managed to bring out the detail of the Datsun model. Tail and grill: More pictures later
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