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  1. Received a small Christmas Present to myself this past weekend... Vanessa's Lunchbox and a Madbull. Ridiculously excited to build my first big wheelers needless to say renewed my TC membership same day. Off to search for inspiration for paint scheme for my non box art Madbull...
  2. Great thread! I am used to using architectural CAD software but wondered what programme you are using here. Is it Solidworks? (I ask as I am toying with the idea of buying some new software tools as I like the structural analysis you have done here. Really interesting post. Thanks for sharing
  3. Seriously... dude... a Tamiya tattoo. I love my models... but mot on a crass indelible way Sack off the tattoo and buy a new t shirt to emjoy instead (and a henna tattoo if you are insistent)
  4. Hi Guys I have a number of Tamiya items on eBay at the moment as I deal with a few changes in circumstance. I wont go into detail on here, thankfully, but what remains of my Tamiya collection has to go to raise much needed funds. I am keen that this good stuff goes to true enthusiasts, as I am, and hope one day to rebuild my collection - probably through this forum!! Anyway I have the following for sale - in case there is a buyer out there - Message me through eBay if you wish to find out more. Thanks for looking... Actualday Tamiya Madcap Tamiya Madcap Buggy http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121561419865?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Tamiya Madcap Rear Wheels http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121561411529?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Tamiya Madcap Aluminium Gear Box Plate Set http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121561408692?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Tamiya Madcap Bundle of BRAND NEW !!!! parts http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121561403696?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Tamiya Radio Control Guide Books Tamiya Radio Control Guide Book 1999 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121564310152?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Tamiya Radio Control Guide Book 2001 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121564312282?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Tamiya Radio Control Guide Book 2003 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121564314504?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Tamiya Radio Control Guide Book 2004 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121564313697?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Tamiya RC Line Up Tamiya RC Line up 2010 Vol 1 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121564299280?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Tamiya RC Line up 2010 Vol 2 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121564298113?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Tamiya Static Model Tamiya F189 Ferrari [Mansell] Late edition model http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121564302571?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Tamiya Parts Tamiya Oval Block Front Tyres http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121562280420?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  5. nice restoration*! I have an old old Madcap as a project that has sat in a storage container for a few years... After seeing this I want to strip it down and rebuild it with some spare parts I have collected over time. although given the weather at the moment [so sunny in the UK] i think i will wait until the autumn. great job, well done. *thanks for the tip about the window... i am going to plan to paint mine with a smoke paint finish, i have never seen the window decals done right yet!
  6. Good comments Tamiya 1/10... The economy is still in the gutter, and will likely be there for some time yet. i know i am lucky to have work, but am angry much of the effort is never seen, or rewarded. i guess that is a whole separate issue i have to find a way of dealing with, for now i had no option to stop doing the unpaid overtime... you were right... i am burned out! I have decided to keep the full time day job, and to invest some of the time i would have been spending doing unpaid overtime on designing a buggy. it seems to be a happy compromise ... this way, i get to keep on as an architect, i get to design a buggy, and with 3D printing getting cheaper i might even get to make a few parts or even a prototype... who knows. thanks for the debate, you helped a fellow Tamiya fan make some sense of it all. Cheers guys
  7. Tamiya 1/10, thanks for your answer, but to be honest i find it a little patronising! I work hard, damned hard. I want to at least enjoy my day, and if i am to spend the whole of the evening until 2am working on the same stuff, I want to make sure I enjoy that as well. I asm currently looking at options to a] Do something that is fun, b] do something that is not giving me so much stress I can sleep even when the mountains of ever growing work is done for now. and c] pays me for overtime if overtime is actually needed, or bonuses for extra efforts - REWARDS! it is important to me to get paid, otherwise i just do something fun after 8 hours... d] gives me back some free time, nothing major, just evenings and weekends again. I have been in the construction industry since 1999, so yeah 14 years of the same stuff, day in, day out... its not a change in attitude that is needed, with respect its a change in circumstance! Yes i do enjoy architecture, when i have the time and resources to do a good job, and when the demand are curtailed to say an 8 hour day with a little break for lunch. No changing of attitudes will make an 18hr day, seven days a week, with no paid overtime past an 8hr day, acceptable, unless you are a bit, well, stupid. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I want to enjoy my life, so looking at options on how I CHOOSE to spend it. No offence, just saying
  8. such a shame... I had my beady eye on one of their buggies...
  9. Took some time to start a one year plan, to overhaul my life and get some FUN back into it!! Plan on relaxing later and having a look inside my new Tamiya Static Kit of The Newman Porsche 956 [item No.24049.2600] Nice kit by the way, slightly dissappointed i cant find the list of paints required yet. they are normally listed on the first page of the instructions, this one seems different...
  10. I guess the answer is unfolding now... I decided to stick with construction, and grit my teeth and just get on with it, after all it IS work [i.e. you are not supposed to ENJOY it!?! Right??] I figured the aspiration to design something more interesting to me than to design buildings would just go away, but it hasn't, if anything it has remained a constant, even throughout my years of studying architecture. In fact it has been around a lot longer than architecture. Okay so I havent put that many hours in if you compare the two but its still FUN! My job, the people, the culture, who knows what the problem is. I know it doesn't make me happy, and hasn't done for a while - I would say for 5 years at least... [incidentally that is how long the credit crunch has been hitting the construction industry HARD in the UK]. So i guess i decided to take a break from construction, refocus on a job just being a job, reduce my stress levels to somewhere sub cardiac failure and dare to ask 'what if i did something else?' No firm plans as yet, but thanks for reading and for your contributions. It helped. cheers
  11. Nice idea Carlito... could be the way forward... Its not really all that newsworthy though so I think I would have to pay some dollars to get it in a newspaper, which isn't really in the spirit of this treasure hunt... It would be nice to see if we could do this from Tamiyaclub... anyone ever done anything similar? LOL...!
  12. Still no sign of it, Huh? Sheesh!! LOL! I wonder if it will ever turn up? Missing in Action - Fire Dragon Last Seen In - Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK in 2003 I might have to rustle up a reward to see if this one will get interesting!! Hmmm, now what would make a good prize??
  13. Thanks for all the answers guys, will investigate more in the morning! PS I really enjoyed the Anime Cartoon! Just like Battle of the Planets!
  14. Hi I recall reading in a Tamiya Guide book, or possibly the Tamiya Story that the Coro Coro series of 4x4 cars were based on illustrations for a Japanese Comic Book Animation... [Cars included Super Dragon, Fire Dragon, Thurnder Dragon, Thunder Shot]. Any idea on what the comic books are? I would love to have a look at some of the Manga/ Anime artwork! Cheers Actualday
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