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About Percymon

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  • Birthday 10/02/1969

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    Golf, Fast Cars, Fast Women lol!!, and now an expensive interest in Tamiya !

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  1. I've only built one, a Wraith that i added Vanquish hop-up parts to during the build and that was ca 5-6 years ago. All parts were well packaged and clearly labelled, the plastic felt more robust than the run of the mill Tamiya kits (more like the carbon reinforced Tamiya parts). No issues with the build manual or the build itself. Opening the kit box was a little underwhelming.. but its pretty much the same with recent Tamiya kits and Gmade. The Vanquish upgrades were very well made, I'm sure Axials parts would be durable but the Vanquish items really lifted the build from plastic heaven.. There is the odd error in Tamiya manuals so they aren't foolproof by any means and the arrows they use to show turning diff parts around often catch many people out.
  2. Thanks for the positive comments Mark, now sold lol!
  3. Far too many projects going nowhere so this one is in the out queue. Nice little cheap project for someone, pretty much 95% of it is there. So a lightly used Pegasus chassis which is a little dusty and needs a clean and refresh. Not much sign of use. Correct MudStar tyres still reasonably supple. New in packet steering rods included. New Kyosho Cosmo body - pre cut and a perfect fit New chrome plated wheel set It needs a good clean and body painting, simple black colour and some JPS gold decals was my intention ! UK only £30 shipped payment by PayPal, buyer pays fees as it’s cheap as chips !
  4. Underside doesn't look too bad, seen far far worse as that plastic chassis tub easily picks up scuffs when run off road. These are generally pretty bullet proof - the gear diffs are strong, as are the outdrives (evidenced by zero wear on your dogbone cups) Nice project
  5. Waterbok - you are indeed correct. I used the locker on the centre diff from the Vajra kit, as i put a one-way into my Egress build. I'll have to pull the diffs in the Vanquira to check - i went off some notes i had from a few years ago but will double check. Update - just pulled the front and rear diffs, and they are indeed gear diffs from the Vanquish - apologies for any confusion.
  6. OK, so whats a Vanquish / Vajra hybrid ? A Vanquira ?? I bought a new Vajra kit not long after they were released and used the drivetrain components to build myself a Egress (before Tamiya did the re-release!) That left the Vajra body, carbon fibre chassis plates/shock towers, lots of alloy parts, and the wheels n tyres. I combined these with the drivetrain from a used Vanquish I had, fully cleaning and rebuilding as needed. So this is in effect a Vajra running a slightly vintage drivetrain. It uses re-built GEAR diffs front and rear, the central diff is locked using the locker piece from the Vajra kit It uses the universals at the front axle and dogbones at the rear as per the Vanquish - all in good condition It has new Yeah racing alloy front hubs - ca £25 a pair It has a lightly used Tamiya GT Tuned motor coupled to a used mtroniks Viper 11 ESC It has never been run - any marks on the bottom of the gear casings are a carry over from the vanquish days, ditto the faintest of marks on the odd wishbone. It could be converted back to a hopped up Vanquish with alternative shocks, shock towers and wheels plus of course a body set This has never been fully set up or run - purely sat on the shelf for a few years - the decals are slightly blistered but should go perfectly flat again with some heat applied with a hairdrier You could strip it and sell a third of the model and easily recoup the asking price ! I've no real idea what it's worth, I recognise it's not a popular model and will never be worth the sum of its component parts. Equally i've no time to strip it and sell parts off it (no doubt over £150 if i could hold on long enough on ebay etc). So its UK buyers only, shipping via Collect+ courier. I still have the kit box and it will be shipped in that subject to the built model fitting inside with the wheels removed. Any other bits left in the kit box will be included too (no idea what their is, its in the loft). Asking price £80 No offers Shipping is £7.95, 1-2 day service Payment by paypal gift. So there you go - cheaper than a DT-02 truggy !!
  7. The XB version is a great buy, you really can't go wrong at the price. I built up a Skoda WRC car using the same shell - it's a good quality moulding but the WRC paint scheme is a bit of a masking/painting nightmare ..
  8. Such a versatile chassis - had a few in my time as on roaders, drifters and off roader / crawlers What body are you aiming for ?
  9. Fast Attack and Rough Rider are 1.7" rims/tyres, so if you're using the Scocher padltrak tyres then you need the ca 1.5" rims/covers. I do have a set of them I'd sell, only been on a display model and never run. However... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/tamiya-sand-scorcher-grasshopper-frog-hornet-super-champ-alloy-wheel-cover/332322226801?epid=1478359266&hash=item4d5ff2c271:g:z78AAMXQVERS1A89 I suppose it comes down to whether you want the plain looking covers, the ones with the fake screws around edge or the star ones that just give the alloy version of the plastic outer rim https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/tamiya-sand-scorcher-grasshopper-frog-hornet-super-champ-alloy-wheel-cover-Atype/332242682715?epid=1478359266&hash=item4d5b35035b:g:kKIAAOxycD9TVfrB
  10. Well after sending several PMs with no replies , it's still for sale.. TEU105BK ESC is included in this kit, not the later re-re-release so this is great value for money I also have the Tamiya paint to do the boxart scheme - the yellow has been opened and a little used but there's plenty left for this kit and some spare; the red, orange and white are full, sealed cans - I'll throw all the paint in for an additional £10 So £xx delivered within UK without paint £xx delivered within UK with the paint Thanks for looking
  11. Looks very capable, some great upgrades and a lovely paint job
  12. I've sold maybe 15 cars/kits in the last 12-18 months and can't say i miss any of them - could sell another 10, as they are just sat in dark spaces like the loft, or cupboards. In fact i could probably sell an awful lot and leave myself with 4 or 5; but that might be a difficult decision !
  13. Looks lexan to me - be interesting to see if the interior A pillar grab handles make it to the actual kit, and if so how they do it (possibly tape adhered sections of trim inside the shell)
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