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  1. So to celebrate my 50th Birthday I was greeted by a positive Covid test the morning of, so to say the least it was a quiet one. Part way through my compulsory isolation (7 days enforced), I started to feel a little better so ventured out into my Hobby Room and weighed up which kit to crack open. A few hours over a couple days and here’s what I have: Its still quite cold here so the painting will be a while away, but I have started “rectifying” the body in preparation And decided on a “popped” sunroof My plan for the body is gonna be a little bit different for this one, may end up disastrous or may be cool so we will see…
  2. Apply the paint very lightly, if you get it too thick it can crack and flake away. I’ve had this happen when I’m impatient and get to heavy handed with the can. Need to be patient which is something I’m not when building a kit 😂
  3. Oh yeah, think he was from Tamiya USA?
  4. I’m a bit late seeing this post, who would’ve thought there’d be 2 of us on TC with one of these beasts, hopefully you still have it, is yours Auto or Manual?
  5. Exactly as @Snappy1 describes, they aren’t kit perfect, but they certainly serve the purpose. Without sitting them side by side with originals they will look absolutely fine IMO, I use them a lot, go through my showroom to see which ones are MCI (if you can pick them 🤔😎)
  6. What about a bit of heat from a hair dryer/heat gun, I’ve had success in the past with lifting decals and heat, seems to reactivate the adhesive
  7. I haven’t compared them, but memory tells me the GH springs would be longer? This could be a great result
  8. Is this a tester for Losi? Will we see a 1/10 version? https://www.modelflight.com.au/losi-mini-jrx2-1-16-2wd-buggy-rtr-red-los01020t1.html
  9. Great build mate, love it
  10. Thanks for the comments guys, I’m really happy with this rebuild, feels like it’s worthy of a place now, whereas before it never really grabbed me on my first restore of a pretty ordinary Wild One. And thanks to @KalEl63 for the encouragement and ideas.
  11. Wow, I know I’ve not been around too much lately, mega busy, but having to go 10 pages in to find my thread shows I’ve been away quite a while, and now my last project is now actually finished: I present...............The Wild Fox (Mind the stickers on the Og Fox, they are quite poor, this MCI Order I got another set to redo that one)
  12. If those tyres aren’t perished in any way, you may well have struck gold, one of the most rare tyres to find anywhere
  13. I got them from eBay, from memory had to but 2 sets with different offsets to get the wider offset rear. I’ll see if I can find a link https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/331796634264 - 3mm offset https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/331796640246 - 9mm offset
  14. Yup, I have some screw bags for Hotshot and Wild One plus possibly others, considered opening one once, found it hard to do, so just put it back in the tub
  15. Quick question, a mate as a couple 956’s and is wondering is the antenna the same/similar to the Hotshot/Fox variant? It looks to be the same type spring steel with alloy base that has a threaded hole underneath
  16. Great car, I picked up a NIB a few years ago from a hobby shop while travelling with work, it now sits proudly on a shelf alongside a 40th Anniversary 934 TA02SW. Definitely replace the bushings with bearings and enjoy
  17. Wait what? What did I (Javelin) say
  18. This is my issue too currently, I need to make some space for my "Wild Fox" as the BH Wild One took its place, having added the Javelin recently hasnt helped. I also need to sort out Runners from Shelfers, maybe a new shelf for runners....wait, what?
  19. Wheels need to be nylon to use acetone. All my 1/8 wheels go in acetone and survive no problem. I ruined a set of original Terra Scorcher wheels years ago so now I won’t put any Tamiya wheels in my acetone bath.
  20. I might need to look at it on a laptop, when I try to view it on my iPad it takes forever to load and seems very clunky
  21. 4 Spektrum SR3100 DSM2 receivers from Aliexpress, not genuine no doubt but for the price they're brilliant to bind to my old DX3R. have used quite a few now
  22. Thanks, and yes it looks great, I have a plan for stickers and if it doesn’t work like I imagine, no stickers works well
  23. The last couple pics probably show what I’ve been up to, code name “Wild Fox” or maybe “Fox One” I not sure. My Original Wild One came to me in a very sorry state Which I rebuilt into Although I was relatively happy with the result, it never really felt like I did the best job of it, and after building my Blockhead, it made me want to do a better job of it. Thanks to @KalEl63 for the shocks and wheels, and plenty of discussion back and forth, we came up with a concept Using all hexhead stainless hardware Testing the look before some longer screws arrived, and considering using the FAV roof piece left over from the BH build Just some stickers to go I think I’ve done a much better job this time around, and this is well on the way to looking exactly how we thought
  24. I loved Malcolm when it came out, was brilliant back then imo
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