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  1. max69vk

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Well these are certainly a thing of beauty! Now to try & find some road/Dragster tyres to fit them 😉
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    Is this real? GF01 Monster Beetle...

    I also think a lot of people have taken for granted how many iconic vehicles Tamiya have produced over the years & seem to think that it’s something that can be pulled off every time. So of course when something that isn’t all new or revolutionary comes along, it gets dismissed as being sub par.
  3. max69vk

    Kamtec oval window Beetle body

    If you’ve got the skills, those Kamtec shells can be made to look pretty special!
  4. max69vk

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Boxed up another car, this time for delivery to Switzerland
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    All the way from Germany, now to find a decent high res scanner to try and replicate them!
  6. I got a reply back from the seller of my old car, I think he’ll be keeping it for the time being. It’s not badly priced, but it’s not great either. At least I know it’s still about & someone will definitely enjoy it if they buy it as it was like a compact rocket! 😁
  7. max69vk

    Is this real? GF01 Monster Beetle...

    They slow things down, but increase the torque so it makes things better for crawling rather than racing/bashing.
  8. max69vk

    Is this real? GF01 Monster Beetle...

    Looking at the box picture again, I’m wondering why the front bumper from the Comical Grasshopper/Hornet wasn’t used as it much more similar style to the original MB?
  9. max69vk

    Is this real? GF01 Monster Beetle...

    I think the Dynahead will hold that title for a while 😊
  10. Late night insomnia helped me stumble over this picture - Looks a bit like the old QD shell.
  11. I’ve been thinking about cars I’ve owned & wondered where they might have ended up over the years. With a fairly tight knit RC community a few cars do seem to pop up every now & then that look familiar or are instantly recognisable. Now a long, long time ago I did work experience for a model shop in Whitton (about 1/2 mile from Twickenham rugby ground) when I was only 13yrs old, it was only meant to last a couple of weeks but ended up with me working there for nearly 3years & in the process getting sponsored by the shop & having some of the most cutting edge race cars of their day. Now bearing in mind how old (young) I was, I ended up with a Bosscat works spec, Cougar 2000 works, & CAT 2000 team works spec for racing, all of which cost well into the £1000’s, but I worked & paid for all of it... With a lot of help thanks to sponsorship of course. Now fast forward to 1996/7, I was older, the model shop was closing down to be turned in to flats (typical), & my attention was turning to other things that would eat my cash - girls & real cars! I stupidly sold all of my RC cars to a friend for peanuts when he moved up North to Newcastle & I never saw them again. The money wasn’t entirely wasted as I bought my first car with the cash - a 1969 MK1 Escort which I spent then spent 2yrs restoring... Now fast forward again to a couple of years ago when I started to get back into RC, I was going back through old photos of my younger days & realised I had no pictures of my old Schumacher cars which was quite disappointing considering how much effort went into them at the time. Well as they say, what goes around comes around, and tonight I nearly fell over backwards when my old CAT2000 made a re-appearance in almost exactly the same condition I sold it in 22 years ago! I know it’s mine as it’s very distinctive paint scheme & my name is still on the nose cone! I’ve contacted the current owner & am looking at potentially buying it back (no doubt at a highly increased price over what I sold it for) All of this has left me wondering who else has been in a similar situation with models they’ve sold, or whether there were any models they regretted getting rid of over the years?
  12. max69vk

    Tires for M-class?

    If you’re sticking with Tamiya, 55D tyres are still available, you lose a bit of top end but gain a bit of stability round corners. Forgot to say that the tyres are a good alternative.
  13. max69vk

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Some more TRF dampers, and a home made interior for an Abarth M02 that’s need some love - I love seeing people’s creativity with these kind of things - note all the repurposed Tamiya parts & additions like hands on a handless body;
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    I think it was multi purpose - to deflect wind so the wiper stayed on the glass at high speed, but also to deflect stones bearing in mind they had the old tempered glass back then.
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    WR02C Sandscorcher

    I know what you mean, the cabin does remind me of one of these...