moffman

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  1. moffman

    Any guess on re-re 2019?

    Yeah your bang on when you say kyosho started getting serious! Tamiya started going down the dare I say toy(ish) route maybe they thought/knew that there was a good market down that route🤔 don't get me wrong the models aren't bad I just can't help thinking after the SRB'S, avante family, hotshot etc why not build on the success of those beauties!
  2. moffman

    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    That's definitely one to treasure👍 only problem is your going to have to get another one to build😉
  3. moffman

    Any guess on re-re 2019?

    Ya right the original 3 had a massive Achilles heel gearbox and the Bush devil family gearbox was far better but I think this is when tamiya started to lose it's way a bit on the design of the vehicle's (in the looks department)
  4. Yes orx orange ill give them another go when my house is finished (ahhhh building work😩) and I bring everything back from storage!👍
  5. A few years ago I bought two receivers from them that were supposed to bind with spektrum but they didn't so I asked for replacements! In fairness they sent the replacement receivers and I hadn't got round to post the faulty ones back but the replacement receivers didn't work eather! I didn't send any back just put it down to a lesson learned🤔
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Took all my latest purchases to my storage (part finished sand scorcher, avante BS, and associated servos batteries motors etc) my house is a building site so everything is in storage for safety so nothing gets damaged and I've got wi fi just for today! OMG you don't realise how much we/i rely on modern technology until it gets taken away (first world problem I admit) but the simplest things at the moment are an b#@* ache🤔 to do and don't get me started on how much I'm missing my Rc's😩 just a picture to bring a smile to my face in testing times!
  7. moffman

    Any guess on re-re 2019?

    I wouldn't read to much into it🤔 a few years ago stella was selling a load of 80s tamiya rc guides and before that they had 959 original yellow wheel sets every how and then these things pop up probably very old stock from somewhere! About 10ish years ago my local hobby shop (now long gone) found a load of 80s original kyosho le mans motors in a box which got stored underneath an old work bench I actually bought 2 of them and back in the early nineties I remember reading about a model shop (diecast models) on the south coast that someone contacted and had a load of old stock 60-70s corgi toys in his attic from a corner shop he owned the attic was full to the brim of new/old corgi diecast🤑!
  8. moffman

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    5.95 million for a car that never won anything!, I'll just wait for tamiya😏
  9. moffman

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Got a bit of a bargain (yesterday actually) popped into my almost LHS to pick up axial skull helmet set for my losi rockrey that I had ordered and the shop owner was having a bit of a move around and the half built sand scorcher on display has served its purpose and was getting replaced with something else and it was being sold everything radio, battery, it was all built bar the body (which was still in the box)all unused immaculate box and all £200........I didn't hesitate😁
  10. moffman

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Back in 1985/86? My mother (God rest her soul) was a doctor out Mauritania (think that's right from what I can remember?) And Saudi Arabia and she was a bit of a photographer wannabe and obviously knew I was car mad and seen these 959's parked up in a local village(probably on a overnight stop) and took photos of them together with this thing called a DAF push me pull me!
  11. moffman

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Isn't that one cool looking piece of engineering perfection😍 how many super cars get away with being jacked up and probably look better than the actual original car? TAMIYA take note!!!! Out of interest were is that?
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    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    Yep I think your right! looking at pictures and thinking about it it has to be the turbo optima🤔 I've pre-ordered it from my almost local rc hobby shop (use them or loose them) got it cheaper than the rrp and probably get it a lot cheaper and quicker online but need to support my local (well almost local) shops👍
  13. moffman

    The Cool Wheels Thread

    Never looked at it that way!🙈
  14. moffman

    The Cool Wheels Thread

    Back in the day (many decades ago) a guy that was it our local rc club bought the Optima mid with the Peugeot rims and on the strength of that actually bought the Peugeot 205 GTI in black! it was only the 1.9 GTI that came with those rims!.......mad more money than sence🤔 still to this day I always wondered how he afforded it because from what I seen and heard he only knitted jumpers for cricket team's but he always had the new top end gear?
  15. moffman

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I've did the same (bought different tipped paint pens) I was pretty good at doing tyre lettering and then all of a sudden I got really bad so I thought "these pens are getting really rubbish" (putting it politely) but then I quickly realised it wasn't the pens it was me and kinda getting old and blind🤦‍♂️🙄