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    long walks on the beach, puppies, uh, did i say puppies? if not, then puppies.

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  1. Hey guys - I'm finally painting/finishing my new vintage Clodbuster body. I was lucky enough to snag the real deal totally untouched years ago and have the bowtie/Chevy grill/tailgate and decals to finish it. I've already put on a coat of primer and one coat of Italian Red. It looks decent enough, but maybe the red is a little light/bright. My question is should I definitely do another coat or two before decals or go ahead with the one coat? I'm not the greatest painter and I noticed a little dust here and there already under the paint, so I don't want to make that progressively worse with each coat, or make some other kind of mistake and ruin it. Thoughts?
  2. You want one because they're awesome.
  3. Speaking of Parma - you might just want to consider doing a lexan beetle shell up as a Monster Beetle and swapping that on only for running. I do that with a few of my hard-bodied runners (Lunchbox, Midnight Pumpkin, BF3). The lexan beetle shells available are a much better match than the F150 Blackfoot analogues. In addition to being less prone to being destroyed they are also lighter and lower the C.O.G. which helps stability A LOT.
  4. Hi guys - it's been a while since I posted a build thread, and this isn't much of one, but I added a showroom entry showing some of the little oddities about the early/Mk1 Hornet kits. As most of you know even the vintage kits were produced over a number of years, with revisions to parts and instructions along the way. One of the most famous is that of the Mk1 Hotshot with the 3-hole (weak) bumper. Well the differences with the Mk1 Hornet are subtler but they are definitely noticeable when it comes time to do the MSC bits. Have a look! https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=134409&id=39840
  5. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zmjkwj/how-pebble-users-are-keeping-the-smartwatch-alive-3-years-after-it-supposedly-died How Pebble Users Are Keeping the Smartwatch Alive 3 Years After It Supposedly Died "As a longtime Pebble owner myself, I suspect a less tangible factor at work: No other smartwatches are as joyful to use. The software is filled with fun little flourishes—my kids always enjoy seeing the sneaking mouse animation that pops up when you enable "Quiet Time" for notifications—and if you're unsatisfied with the thousands of watch faces that people have created, you can easily make one yourself. Even the low-tech display contributes in some way to Pebble's geeky charm, and in its afterlife, wearing one almost seem like a badge of honor."
  6. Here's the ebay listing in case you guys are interested: https://www.ebay.com/itm/333374411480
  7. Just took pics to list it. Attaching a couple below. Will post link once listed.
  8. Will post a like here once it's listed up. Might do it tonight.
  9. Yep I had the exact same issue. Here are the leftover decals from a Saint Dragon I just finished with TBG body and MCI decals...
  10. You've had a few Pebbles? I use iPhones and I love my Pebbles. They've had always-on screens and 6-9 day battery life for 6 years. They are great smartwatches, for use as watches first and apps etc second - but that's what I want. You can get the top-of-the-line ones for under US$100 and have a collection for less than you'd pay for an Apple or Samsung, etc watch. Plus, you can develop your own apps and watchfaces easily, if you can't find what you want among the hundreds of apps and watchfaces already available. Here are some of my favorite nerdy watchfaces...
  11. Do it! Just remember these are for enthusiasts at this point (like vintage Tamiya, etc). The company is gone and support is community-based. If you get one, join this Sub-Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/pebble/
  12. I love the body set boxes! IMO it imparts due value to what's inside. These days with modern or re-re bodies and decals it's all no fuss, plain plastic bags. It's like how the old kits had nice inserts and artwork etc. The new kits are just plain boxes inside. The old style seems much more worth-while. If you're going to go full in the other direction why even have box art on kits at all? Just sell them in all mixed up in a big plastic bag, lol.
  13. This one isn't Tamiya but it's pretty sweet and vintage in like-new condition: https://www.ebay.com/itm/333365913043
  14. Hi all I've listed on ebay one of my project Bigwigs that was intended as a runner but I just replaced the chassis, bumper, skid plate, etc with all NOS parts and couldn't see actually running it. It's a good base for a complete resto. Have a look if interested: https://www.ebay.com/itm/333365147312
  15. I don't have a spare set currently, but I will be posting a whole used F150 XLT on ebay soon with pretty decent windows. Not sure you'd be after a second one though!
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