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  1. Just getting back to this thread now... I finally finished a new Lunchbox with a yellow color like I wanted. I used TS-34 Camel Yellow - so much better than the standard yellow.
  2. 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?
  3. You want one because they're awesome.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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."
  7. Here's the ebay listing in case you guys are interested: https://www.ebay.com/itm/333374411480
  8. Just took pics to list it. Attaching a couple below. Will post link once listed.
  9. Will post a like here once it's listed up. Might do it tonight.
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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/
  13. 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.
  14. This one isn't Tamiya but it's pretty sweet and vintage in like-new condition: https://www.ebay.com/itm/333365913043
  15. 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
  16. 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!
  17. It's nice that we can now mention MCI decals and TBG bodies on this forum. Years ago this was verboten. I still do try to use vintage original bodies and decals most of the time but definitely like having TBG and MCI available as options/resources. Nice Terra Scorcher resto BTW. I love that buggy.
  18. In addition to collecting Tamiya/Kyosho/etc I also collect (i) Pebble watches, (ii) Thinkpad laptops, and (iii) old Apple iMacs/Powerbooks/Macbooks/etc. Is anyone else here into Pebble watches? They are pretty nerdy and cool and hackable so I'd guess someone else here is a fan besides just me. Am attaching a recent pic of my collection.
  19. Hey, nice - would you be willing to let one go for $ or trade?
  20. It doesn't seem like the kind or part people might have spare either. ** grumble, grumble **
  21. Hi guys - I'm missing a single cam lock that holds the top of an SRB radio box in place. I know these are available for the re-releases but I need a vintage one. Does anyone know whether Tamiya ever offered these as spare parts? Thanks
  22. My neighbor had some vintage R/C aging in his basement and he recently passed away. I'm helping his wife sell some of his models (aside from the 959, which I'm keeping). Have a look at the Ebay auctions - will be adding more over the next days. Currently there are a couple Kyoshos, a Holiday Buggy body, and a Panda nitro truck. Among the items not yet listed are an original SRB F150 Ranger and a Kyosho Blizzard. In addition there are a ton of vintage static models. p.s. - It's been a while but I'll be back on Tamiyaclub again + it's nice to 'see' you guys! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kyosho-Optima-Vintage-1985-Good-Condition-See-Pictures/333356896783 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tamiya-Holiday-Buggy-Body-Original-Vintage-1980-See-Pictures/333356936054 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kyosho-Double-Dare-4WD-4x4x4-Dual-Motor-Vintage-1988-New-Built-Never-Run/333358974329 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Panda-Pickup-Race-Truck-Vintage-1993-Nitro-Glow-Manual-Box-Top-Included/333359008411
  23. Hey @mongoose1983, @NWarty, et al... yeah @chickenman242tk is right I've been held in a choke hold by work for a little while (that part is a joke). I'm still working to get back on my feet though, make good on my responsibilities to some of you, and generally have a life again soon. Hopefully soon means actually soon... I'm doing my best.
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