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  1. @boomer22 thanks for the reference! Never would have thought to get so in depth with different lubricants and their "fortes" if you will.
  2. Interested to see what others say about using WD40. Never would have thought to use that, although weirdly I do love the smell.
  3. I'm not a crawler fan by any means but these sure look like fun!
  4. I've brewed about 30 batches of LME beer and at first they were "ok", but by the 5th or 6th batch they were tasting as they should. I think largely you need to pay attention to your boil, and of course washing and sanitizing bottling eq and bottles is absolutely imperative. You can ruin entire batches by not properly washing and sanitizing.
  5. I've been selling a lot of my stuff on Mercari. So far it's been great. Check them out if you want a break from ebay.
  6. Sadly I sold my setup, over $400 worth of gear for $50 when I had to get rid of everything quickly. I had 2 carboys, a few 6 gallon buckets and bottling equipment. The most expensive thing out of the lot was a 5 gallon stainless steel pot for boiling the wort. I miss it because I made some really good brews and it was very satisfying to drink what I had made. Plus, it saved a bit of money over buying store bought beer. One of these days I may take the plunge again, this time with full grain recipes, rather than LME.
  7. you got me interested in this kit. Of course, it's very visually appealing, as it is a similar color scheme to my Datsun 240 rally car, and the chassis looks pretty robust too.
  8. I'd love to know this too, as I have a couple of shells I'd like to custom up.
  9. I have successfully destroyed another A Parts set (bulkhead covers) I can't find these anywhere. If someone has replaced theirs with the carbon reinforced A Parts and has the old ones lying around, I'm interested!
  10. Nice work Problemchild! Regarding masking tape, I had a roll of plastic based masking tape that worked like a charm, but sadly, my dog ate it! Does anyone know of a vinyl or plastic based masking tape?
  11. So I accidentally ordered light grey primer instead of white, and didn't actually realize it until I started painting. I'm wondering if the white will cover the grey or will the grey show through to make the white look like a lighter grey? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for looking!
  12. Neat! looking forward to seeing how this looks in video.
  13. Welcome Chris. This forum is full of helpful people with loads of creativity. By far the best resource on the net for Tamiya.
  14. Love seeing the pics! What a great project with kids. I'm sure your son will cherish this memory when he gets old and grey like us
  15. @Finnsllc, I couldn't have said it better myself. Only thing is, I just can't. . Lately I've been seriously struggling with masking. Even the kit supplied window masks from Tamiya. No matter what I do, I still get bleed. This is especially frustrating on a static model whose lone purpose is display. Oh yeah, the covids have me doing model kits again after over 30 years. If I was to satisfy my need to build with RC, I'd be at least 1500 in the hole by now. That's about a kit every 10 days or so, so about 5 kits.
  16. Thanks @Finnsllc. I think with my level of perfectionism, I'm always trying to make the body 100%. I have a Lancia 037 body that I've been laboring over for months. I spray a coat, see some imperfections, sand and repeat. Sometimes I get this crackly texture after I spray. Not sure what causes this., but it leads me to start the whole process over again. Ugh!
  17. @CoolHands I think the difference is that if you put enough clear coat on the body after stickers/decals, that they look more like they're part of the paint job. This finish is very desirable in the modeling community and in competitions, but I don't know about the rc world.
  18. Please post up pics when you're finished. Would love to see the finished product. Good Luck!!!
  19. I have seen a video recently where a guy does a couple of layers of clear over his decals. I'm not sure if it's the same for stickers, but I imagine that being a lot thicker, you could do more than a few layers to get an even coat over the stickers to where you couldn't feel them to the touch. someone else please chime in though.
  20. I have horrible luck with masking recently. don't know if it's the type of tape I use (standard blue painters tape) or my technique. I have definitely done this a few times. I would respray the whole body and brush on the window trim very delicately. don't drive yourself nuts trying to remove small spots because you'll invariably mess up the blue. Luckily it's the hard body and mistakes are much easier to correct.
  21. Returned to the car that got me back into the hobby. The Hotshot! I've done a few things to it over the years, suspension upgrade, Front one way, new roof and under tray. So basically a Supershot with a Hotshot body. I need to sort out the toe-out in the front. Today I changed out the springs in the front to something a bit stiffer and used shorter screws on the top of the damper stay. Haven't really put it to the test since upgrading it.
  22. I think I need to get the hex hubs, those wheels and tires and the purty gold shocks!
  23. Hey Bastiaan, if you're interested, I have silver B parts tree that I'd part with for very little. Been collecting dust for awhile now.
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