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  1. Hi - Thanks for the link. There still doesn't appear to be much information about the car on the internet :-) Can I fit any standard 1/10 scale 190mm body on the car? Anybody know anything about the motor? Thanks in advance. Alan
  2. Hi All, I picked these up at the weekend. I think it's a Schumacher cougar, but I cant find anything about a saloon version apart from an old ebay listing. The motor seems quite rare and again there isn't much on the net. Anybody know anything about these? Best regards, Alan
  3. Hi, Thanks for the advice. I've ordered some of the spinning brushes and If they cant clean the rust off I may try some of the chemical treatments. Hopefully they'll clean up OK/ Thanks for your help. Alan
  4. Hi, I've obtained an original Bigwig and need to start cleaning it up. The technigold motor is gone but everything else seems to be there. I just need to strip it down, check for broken bits and and clean everything before I put it together again with a shiny new shell. Usually I can clean the springs up with a bit of sandpaper, but on this car they are particularly nasty. Do you guys have any methods of cleaning the springs up or am I better off just buying some new ones? They do seem to be available. Thanks in advance. Alan
  5. Thanks everyone for your replies. I washed again and dried off with a fine micro fiber cloth. It's too wet to paint at the moment so I'll keep the body somewhere dry and clean. Our water is very hard as well so I should have expected something like this :-). Best regards, Alan
  6. Hi All, I've just washed a polycarbonate bodyshell and its currently drying. I've noticed some light marks where the water has dried and left some sort of residue. The shell was washed in running cold water and cleaned with liquid soap. It was thoroughly cleaned and rinsed in cold water before being left to dry. I've sort of noticed this in the past but it appears worse today. Would you wipe the inside with a clean dry cloth or just leave it? Should I wash again? The car shell will be white so I'm worried the marks will be visible once I put the paint on the shell? Thanks for any advice. Alan
  7. Hi Joeling. What do you mean by 'cut out portion of the top lid'? I've got the exact same lights and just reached the body stage of my build. Any help or advice on the installation and routing of the wires would be appreciated. Thanks Alan
  8. Hi All, Thanks for looking. I'll get the carbon one. Best regards, Alan
  9. That would be great. Please let me know when you've had a chance to look :-) Best regards, Alan
  10. Hi, Anybody got one of these they are willing to sell? I've looked around on the internet and the parts appear to be scarce. There are a few aftermarket carbon replacements, but I'd like to keep the car original. Best regards, Alan
  11. There appear to be a number of shops across the UK with them in stock today. Hopefully I managed to get one. Can't wait :-)
  12. Hi All, Thanks for the replies. I treated myself to the Jazz rider alloy part :-) Hopefully it won't take too long to arrive. Alan
  13. Hi, Can anybody recommend a supplier of 3d Terra Scorcher A5 parts? There are a couple of sellers around. Just wondering if any are better than others? Best regards, Alan
  14. Hi All, Well I decided to use the supplied decals for the red on the Celica and all was going so well until i managed to tear the large roof decal whilst trying to apply it across the curve. Do any of you have the large roof decal (number 5) which you won't be using - If so are you prepared to sell it to me? I'm in the UK - Hopefully somebody can help. There doesn't appear to be any on EBAY unless I buy the shell as well and I already have another shell which I bought for the sponsorship decals. The Hobby Company can get a replacement sheet but they think it may take three to six months! Here's hoping one of you can help :-) Regards, Alan
  15. Thanks for the reply. The Team C body has arrived. It has the sponsorship decals but nothing else (window frames etc). I'll get one good accurate shell out of both sets of decals and be left with a spare shell :-) At least the weather looks good for painting this Easter weekend. Thanks everybody for your help.
  16. Hi All, Thanks for the replies. I've just ordered the Team C bodyshell and decals from L&L Models here in the UK. Hopefully they won't take too long to arrive. I've decided to paint the red panels and hopefully I'll not make too much of a mess. Does anybody know if the previous Re Re also had the sponsorship removed? Regards, Alan
  17. Hi Everyone, Although I have a thing about Tamiya rally cars, I've always missed out on the 1990 Celica GT4. When I saw it was being re released I decided it was time to get one and add it to my collection. It arrived last weekend, but I only really got round to looking through the box last night. I'm surprised that Tamiya have now decided to include decals for the red panels although this should make getting crisp paint lines easier. (I've still to decide whether to paint or use the decals). I'm really disappointed that not only have some of the sponsorship decals disappeared, but also the references to the Lombard Rally. You now get blanks in place of the references. I've had a quick look around the internet this morning, but I can't find any aftermarket decals. Did this change in the previous TT-02 release, or is this new with this version of the car? Anybody got any idea how I can replace the missing decals without paying a fortune for originals on eBay? Best regards, Alan
  18. Hi, Does anybody have a Carimsa M14 Mini? I bought one last week but it appears the receiver / esc is broke. There doesn't appear to be any manuals online and the distributer has tried to help by supplying an exploded parts diagram, but I was hoping to get a parts list and instructions if they are available? I'm going to speak to a local electronics whizz to see if the ESC / Receiver can be brought back to life, otherwise I'll have to replace everything but the motor. The servo is a five wire thing just to make things worse, although I think I can get a standard one in there provided I cut off the mountings. Any help would be appreciated. Best regards Alan
  19. Hi, Does anybody have the part above for a M03 or FF02 Chassis? Willing to pay a reasonable amount for the part. Please let me know if you have it and are willing to sell? Best regards, Alan
  20. Well, I won an FF02 on eBay last night so I'm eagerly awaiting its delivery. I didn't win my first choice and there are quite a few issues with the chassis I won but I'm sure It'll all be OK in the end. Now I need to start looking for the spares I know I'll need and see if they are still available and out there at reasonable prices. I had an XR311 when I was a kid and then nothing until the early 2000's when my wife bought me a 306 Maxi for a birthday present. I ran it and bashed it and eventually sold it on, but it started my collecting and now with over 40 cars the time is right to get one again and this time look after it properly. Thanks for your help and advice.
  21. Hi, Thanks for your reply's. I bought the body and I have to say I'm happy with it. Got some white paint coming at the weekend and if the weather stays fine I'll get it painted and the stickers applied. Not sure which chassis to put it on yet. I'd love an original FF02 but they are getting scarce. Thanks again - Alan
  22. Hi, Just wondering if you ever bought the L&L body kit and how you Got on with it Regards, Alan
  23. Hi, Anybody in the UK built their Super Astute and not used the large Super Astute Decal (the one on the rear wing) I'm happy to pay - Managed to mess mine up and I'd like to replace it without paying for a whole sheet. Best regards, Alan
  24. Hi Thanks for all your help and advice. The shell is the ABC M Chassis shell. Rather than mess around I may just try and pick up the Colt or HPI shell with the stickers included. Its a pity, because I think the ABC shell looks the best, but I did have the HPI shell and it looked great on a modified M04 chassis. Thanks everybody for your help. Alan
  25. Hi everybody, Hopefully someone out there has already done this and can help. I recently bought a ABC Hobbies Lancia Stratos Shell. I then picked up a set of Carson Stickers for the Alitalia car. The problem is the stickers appear to be too large? I haven't tried applying them yet, but they just look a bit too big when placed next to the body. Am I worrying unnecessarily? or have I mad a mistake? If these are the wrong size, does anybody know of a set od stickers that will fit? thanks for your help in advance. Alan
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