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  1. I am looking for the Tamiya Peugeot 406 STW body. Preferably without the decals (I have a set of the original BTCC ones) . Don't mind if it's cut and trimmed but must be unpainted and in good condition. Thanks, James.
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    Wanted - Tamiya Peugeot 406 Body

    Still looking for one. 👍
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    BTCC Decals

    Selling some unwanted decal sets. All are BTCC ones. Tamiya Mondeo BTCC decals set, great condition, only 1 decal missing (decal #11) and there is a small crease which can be seen in the 2nd picture . Parma Mondeo decal set and Parma Volvo 850 decal set both are brand new. Any questions feel free to ask. No idea what they are worth so I am open to offers and not looking for much as they were bought in a bulk deal with the Peugeot 406 decals I was after. Can post over seas if needed at cost, will be sent in a cardboard packed package to stop any bending of the decals. Thanks, James.
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    BTCC Decals

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    BTCC Decals

    £16 delivered for the lot!! UK postage, overseas will be slightly more. Bargain for someone before it goes on the auction site. James.
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    Hard rc bodies

    I think he means the thick lexan ones ( Tamiya have always had good thick lexan bodies) and not the thin lexan ones like protoform, hpi, etc. Carson used to have a good selection of bodies that were nice solid lexan, but not any more and their older ones are hard to find these days There are the likes of Rally Legends who produce some nice realistic rally bodies that are of nice solid polycarbonate. James.
  7. Here is my build thread for my latest project my 1998 Williams Renault Laguna BTCC Nescafe Blend 37 bodyset. I plan on making a few changes to what I did with my 1997 bodyset and learn from my mistakes. So Mokei Kagaku was kind enough to send me a NIB bodyset, that had only been pre cut. Arrived safe and sound thanks to his great packaging skills. I decided a while ago that I was going to paint all the black details on the body from the inside using my pot of rare PC5 Black polycarbonate paint. After alot of masking I had done a few bits but being honest the masking was taking alot longer than it would be by hand, so for the window surround I ended up just free handing the paint, and luckily it turned out ok. Unfortunately thats pretty much as far as I am atm, as I am waiting on a can of PS9 Green paint to arrive from Fusion Hobbies. , my easter weekend plan was to have the body at least painted and ready for decal application, but hey ho. Anyways, here is the progress so far ..... and how it will hopefully end up ....... I plan on at least painting the yellow insert on the rear wing tomorrow and then back with silver. Also to make sure to leave that small outline for the green to cover round the edges. Fingers crossed. S thats it so far, but hopefully update thick and fast as progress is made Thanks, James.
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    Kyosho Williams Renault Laguna 1998 Nescafe Blend 37 Bodyset

    Well almost a year on and I have finally managed to get the cockpit set almost finished. Managed a test fit for the picture. Still need to add a visor, window safety net and other small details. Thanks, James.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Finally after almost a year, managed to almost finish the cockpit set for my 1998 BTCC Laguna. Still need to add a few details, visor, window safety net etc. Thanks, James.
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    TA03 Spares

    As per the title and picture. Box full of random TA03 spares, gearboxes, damper mounts, gears, suspension arms, built diffs etc etc. What you see is what you get. Some parts are new and others are used. Also included is a TA03F Evo V manual. £25 posted within the UK. Thanks, James.
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    Yes 257mm. James.
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    Yaris WRC is a cool body and quite easy to paint and decal. I chose to do mines in full tarmac spec, but it's just at home with high ground clearance ready for a gravel stage 👍. James.
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    Balance cable extension made but ...

    I bought a pack of 10 extentions from hobby king a while back for around £3 gbp. Only needed one but they came in a pack . James.
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    Wanted: TA03F bathtub chassis

    That's it there. It has some weird discolouration on it but if you scratch it with your nail it comes off, no idea where that has came from as it's only been up the loft. So would benefit from a hot soapy bath with a toothbrush to scrub it. James.
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    Wanted: TA03F bathtub chassis

    Hi, yes that's fine. Sorry about the delay in replying managed to prang my real car today at 5mph on black ice 😡 so will pop up the loft tomorrow and get it all sorted for you 👍. James.
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    Toyota Yaris WRC Bodyset Project.

    It's actually not too bad. Certainly nowhere near as heavy as some of Tamiyas older moulded wings. James.
  17. Having always wanted one since they were first released (even if the release doesn't look that great with the gravel wheels etc) I decided to buy a bodyset and turn it in to the tarmac version. A second hand body popped up on ebay for cheap, it had been pre cut and a few wrong holes etc drilled, but no major issue as it will be a runner body anyway. Painting the black parts ready for the white paint. 4 Coats of PS1 white later and we are ready for the 100+ decals !!!! 4 Hours later and some Michelin tyre decals added and it turned out not bad. I do intend on adding a cockpit set, lighting kit and full Monte style bonnet lamps too. But after the big downpour of snow over night maybe I should have done the Snow version ? Planning on getting some pics of it outside in the snow late today as with the low light indoors its playing havoc with my phones camera. Thanks, James.
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    Toyota Yaris WRC Bodyset Project.

    Yup, interior cockpit next then thrash it to death. James.
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    Toyota Yaris WRC Bodyset Project.

    and of course due to the weather we had to take a wee trip in the back garden James
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    Not Tamiya but anyone want to see the restoration?

    As above love that 405, the 959 not so much I am afraid. Nice find though James.
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    Wanted: TA03F bathtub chassis

    Haha, try up here in Aberdeen . There would be no charge just enough to cover postage. Any other TA03 bits your after? James.
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    Body doesn't sit evenly on chassis...

    Do you have a pic of how the posts attach to the chassis? If it's like the ta03 there is a locating square tab that sits in a hollow square recess. The problem is its not a tight fit at all and there is a lot of play in it. OK, in "a lot " I mean a fraction of a millimetre, but ...... On long body posts thats over emphasised a lot and by the time you add a 4 inch body post you are 4-5mm to one side. Try pushing the body posts over but down the bottom at their mounting point not near the top James.
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    Toyota Yaris WRC Bodyset Project.

    Thanks guys Sooo ..... I managed to rob the lighting kit off the Raybrig HSV basher shell I got in a deal last year. So a hot glue gun, soldering iron and 20 mins later ...... (excuse the rough decals and body holes, its gonna be a hard runner) Getting there slowly. Def needs a cockpit set and then just thrashed about like a proper rally car !! Although I think this might be a bit OTT, as its mounted on my EJ4S with Vampire Racing SR1 ESC and Vampire Racing 5.5T AB+ Brushless Motor !!! James.
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    Body doesn't sit evenly on chassis...

    Looks like the body post are to one side due to their length. Tamiya ones are really bad for this imo. There is quite a bit of movement in where they attach to the damper mounts like on the ta03 and tt02. Personally I would use a long threaded screw and a nut on the other end and get then nice and dead straight before tightening to hold them in place . James.
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    Wanted: TA03F bathtub chassis

    Hi, I will need to check, I have a huge box of TA03 spares. But I will check later and get back to you Are you UK based? James.