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Everything posted by moffman

  1. Yeah BRCA! I had a hpi baja 5b years ago (about 15 years ago) and i had the same dilemma it was a monster of a buggy and fast I bought a killer switch called a killer bee which if it went out of control the switch cut the engine and electrics the BRCA recommend it to me and I couldn't race it until I got it installed because the BRCA wouldn't insure it/me! Until I got one.
  2. I backed translucent red with gunmetal on my hotshot looks amazing in the sun I liked it so much I did my turbo optima the same!
  3. Yeah I'm on the same page as you I'm finding nothing that I like? With me it's off road mainly buggies and I did have a glimmer of hope with the vqs but that was dashed with the price of it and the pre painted body! an extra £100 (ish) gets you the avante but I have 3 of them so I can't justify another one my hopes are pinned on a optima mid (any mid) to make an appearance?
  4. Yeah I'm in the UK and like you I don't bother with Hermes I even don't bother bidding on stuff on Ebay if they use Hermes I've had to many items disappearing or damaged the worst one was an original rough rider honesty it looked like a javelin or spear had gone through it and it was just agro from that moment on for me and the seller! DPD I had something delivered and got a notification with attached photo of my packet but not my house and when you try and contact them the message you get first is the call is going to cost you £10 minimum!, But my order with tamico has gone missing in Germany it literally had gone nowhere just handed over to DHL
  5. I'm just assuming but would warming it up with a hair dryer work?
  6. Sent YET another email to tamico to ask where my order has vanished to after giving it to DHL😡....must admit I'm now getting bored with the being polite because I'm just getting mugged off so the latest email was straight to the point!
  7. It's a difficult thing if you have the body and paint to wait until better weather.....you just want to get it done to see what its like!
  8. Anybody remember max bashing magazine? It only ran for a few years it was brilliant they had a guy who tested all the off road monster truck ( it was a magazine for off road rc) he was called "gun hoe pro", apparently the guy who ran it was an rc nut with very big pockets but I think it didn't make money and it drained his finances (don't quote me on that it was just what I was told) brilliant mag though!
  9. Oh nasty I honestly thought that ps paint was ok to do in rubbish colder conditions? I must admit I've never sprayed in the colder days I just tend to do it in the summer so I can leave it outside in the sun to dry? It doesn't look to bad in the photos ( looks very good actually)
  10. I bought this as a total basket case don't know if it's a genuine evo it had two old hi-caps on the front and some other manufacturers shocks on the back also full set of orange wheels which had been painted silver and battered to bits schumacher tyres but it had all the carbon stuff and centre diff the old body had bits of evolution decals so over the time I've had it I've slowly brought it back to life!
  11. I've had a subscription to radio control car racer magazine for as long as I can remember but its suspended its print (the covid excuse) they say they are unable to get it printed? I contacted them because I hadn't long renewed my subscription and they ensured me that it would be going back to print with the November issue on the first of October?........but that day has come and gone!! I did read someone asked the same question and they got the reply December issue first of November so who knows? Shame because it was the last rc car magazine available in the UK (that's if its bit the dust? Hopefully not!)
  12. I would have a look at tamiya ps16 backed with white because that actual colour very much looks like tamiya x13 acrylic?
  13. Superb thundershot! I would go for it (we need to see it if you do?)
  14. Just to give you some idea what iridescent purple/green will look like on an rc I bought that colour (colours) when it first made an appearance its expensive but superb if your going to put it on just make sure every nook and cranny of the body is covered with the iridescent paint before you back it with the black because the effect is lost if the black shows through.......but it will look properly good on an avante shell!!
  15. That's another thing which is a shame! a painted body because gunmetal is the colour of choice for me for that buggy I did my very first Avante 2011 in gunmetal and I thought it look the best one I've done so far I'm waiting for the avante to make an appearance again and hopefully get a body to do it that colour aswell........I'd replace all my rc collection with avante's (Apart for my sand scorcher) that's how much I love'em!
  16. As I've never owned one I was purley talking about the looks of the vanquish I haven't commented on the engineering of it as I have no knowledge! But in my opinion it is up there with the Avante/egress for looks and I have stated before that it doesn't appear to be value for money because its 99% plastic which is a shame because it's a cool looking buggy but I can't bring myself to pay that much for it!
  17. Mind you I'm having trouble with DHL at the moment😡 my tamico order has been sitting with them for 3 weeks now the tracking just says handed over for onward transport ? I've contacted tamico and got a half baked response "we've placed a complaint" and that's all I've had
  18. I'll definitely second that👍 the problems I've had with Hermes I used them once and they returned it because they mistakenly thought the return address was the delivery address (and it had sender next to my address which was on the back of the parcel) and don't get me started on the items I've had delivered! We've found them in Next doors garden and even two streets down same number different street in their back garden aswell🤨 my local postman is the font of knowledge when it comes to who lives where and what's happening! and if I'm selling something Royal mail I've not had any problems with I just walk with the dog to the post office and I've never had a problem so I stick to what works for me (why try to fix something that isn't broken) price wise they are all much the same smaller items royal mail are cheaper!
  19. You have a point I never thought of there? My concerns are 99% of the time you order your items are delivered end of! It's that time when it does go wrong and some of our products we buy in this hobby are quite to very expensive so it does matter when they get forgotten about (which has also happened to me) or goes adrift but like you say they are aware now so its probably just a waiting game!
  20. I've just been looking at pictures of the vqs (on the modelsport website) and it does look a very cool looking buggy definitely up with the avante/egress family! But I just can't justify the price of it which is a real shame because I would definitely have had one and why have a pre painted body? Take away the painted body and do what they did with the egress and leave out the motor and make the esc optional would surely bring the price down (that price for a plastic chassis🤔)
  21. Yeah your probably right! I got that impression are they really bothered? but like you say English isn't their first language so straight to the point is probably the way they have to do it and I've never really had any problems with any couriers (other than Hermes they are just a joke!!!)
  22. This is a bit of a strange one? And I didn't really know if it belongs on this thread? If it doesn't I do apologise but it kinda was what I did today! Which was that I received an email off tamico because items I had ordered looked on the face of it gone missing because the tracking from DHL suddenly stopped for well over a week at "shipment have been provided by sender to DHL" So I sent tamico an email expressing my concerns (genuine concerns I thought) but all I received back was an email basically having a pop at me for not giving them the order number🤨 but I did give them the tracking number and obviously my email address and at the bottom of the email it just said "we have sent a complaint to DHL" so I still don't know if I'm actually getting my items I've paid for🤔.......a bit shoddy I'm thinking🤔 and I'm also thinking do I dare order from them in the future? I've ordered a few things off them and not a problem but if this is what happens when a problem arises a wide birth is probably the best way? Mind you come December 31st from what I understand its probably going to be financially unviable to order from Europe because of tariffs?
  23. I'm with you I think 85 was the peak! the hotshot was the buggy that tamiya started its attempt at serious racing because it was designed to race and not a model car that you could race (ie SRB chassis of buggies) weather or not it was any good is probably another conversation for another day! But we had the introduction of the techni range of motor and racing battery packs then off that we had the bigwig, boomerang then the super shot and 8.4v battery all from the hotshot from 85 and for local club racing tamiya was king everyone had if not hotshots something which was designed by tamiya to enhance the performance of the hotshot for example I had the independent shock set for the hotshot that I put on my boomerang! In modern rc standard of today it's hard to imagine that the buggies like the hotshot were the pinnacle of technology 35 years ago but they really were and still are a fantastic buggy 35 years later!
  24. Ordered my hi-caps from tamico the moment they became available and tamico as per usual dispatched them straight away👍.......but lovely DHL have had them since then and I fear they have gone into the DHL black hole of enternal disappearance👎they could meet up with the limited edition chrome chassis I ordered (not tamico) for my Honda city turbo that DHL lost a few years ago I've contacted tamico but they haven't got back to me yet😥 I've got a avante black sitting on block's waiting for a new set of dampers to go on........very annoying😡
  25. Very very very nice👌......call me stupid (and I probably deserve it!) But for age I used to think "why do people put TOMS in the front or back of the Optima mid when they are talking about the buggy".............yeah I know what ya thinking🙄! And yeah I know now!
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