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  1. Bananasmoothie1975

    Perth Western Australia

    Bah, knew this would happen.. I'm hosting a slot car race on the 20th so I'm out.
  2. Bananasmoothie1975

    Perth Western Australia

    Looks like I can access these forums again (Chrome wouldn't let me for ages..) Would be keen for a catchup if it fits between life and my other hobbies.
  3. Bananasmoothie1975

    Perth Western Australia

    Or next year
  4. Bananasmoothie1975

    MARUI BIG BEAR TIRES

    These are now SOLD, thanks.
  5. Bananasmoothie1975

    Perth Western Australia

    I'm a possible maybe Then again, I might be tempted to represent Kyosho at a Tamiya meet haha Busy time of year coming up
  6. Ahh I stand corrected! I just kept stepping back year by year 'til I got to the same type of grill, but didn't check the lights. Does the original Tamiya Hilux share the same front body sections as the Bruiser? Thanks for the info
  7. Thanks guys - there's a few imperfections which I'm not happy with in the paint, but overall it came out ok. Still aiming for that flawless finish lol. Clearcoat to come, which makes me a bit nervous as I'd rather stuff things up earlier than at final stages The original paint was more red than orange, funny how photos can mess with colours, and the paint was a bit lumpy and uneven. As for colour choice, I did consider doing something different to yet another blue Bruiser, but the metallic blue (over aluminium base) just says 1985 all over A quick bit of research tells me the body is modelled after the 1982ish Hilux, which I'll use as a guide to detailing. Have seen a few Bruisers with the shiny new wheels, they look great, but I've been aiming to keep this build as OG as possible (hence shelling out for an original body set), and the chassis itself is clean but not blinging. I do agree they'd work very nicely with new paint though! Might need to get some as "spares".
  8. So I spent an exorbitant amount of cash on an original Bruiser body, only to hit it with the ol' brake fluid... Here's some before n after pics, not finished yet. Detailing, assembly and tidy up to follow
  9. Here's my solution (works well!)
  10. Bananasmoothie1975

    Perth Western Australia

    Just did Thommo - way more cars than I expected! Does Carine track still exist, or did it become the Belmont one??
  11. Bananasmoothie1975

    Perth Western Australia

    SOR in Bibra Lake. Heck if there's gonna be RC10's, I may as well sneak in an old Kyosho Cosmo or Lazer ZX or something else obscure Dave
  12. Bananasmoothie1975

    Perth Western Australia

    Meanwhile, back in 2015 Hi all, I got some comments from other Perth/WA members in my Bruiser parts search thread, so figured I'd say hello here. Who's up for a quickly organised 2015 vintage rc bash?
  13. *goes looking for Perth thread*
  14. Bananasmoothie1975

    MARUI BIG BEAR TIRES

    Yeah that'd suck - aren't you just lucky I'm in Australia Perth though, so still not cheap.
  15. Thanks, explains why my msc has taped joins on the battery wires. I'm sorta aware of other Hilux bodies out there, mostly for the scale crawler guys, but my guiding theme with this build so far is to use as much original gear as possible, even if it means old/damaged parts (including the body). It'll never be a shiny new looking chassis, so hoping to find a body of similar condition I do realise however that even a well used Bruiser body will cost a bit! Another possible 750SH motor source is from nitro bump start boxes, but I'm waiting for a Bruiser motor to arrive all the way from Canada (from earlier tipoffs in this thread ) Appreciate everyone's info!