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  1. Blista

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    This should help my Bronco get over obstacles a bit easier.
  2. Blista

    Is this real? GF01 Monster Beetle...

    I can picture someone at Tamiya reading what you wrote and then saying to the office "Hey guys, I've got a great idea! Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme re-release."
  3. Blista

    Audi A4 STW is going to be re-released

    Just like the recent Skyline GTR re-release, I'd really like to have one but I'm not buying a worthless chassis just for the body. If I could re-sell the chassis I'd do it but I don't think there's any kind of local market for the TT01 chassis.
  4. Blista

    Is this real? GF01 Monster Beetle...

    I'm a bit surprised Tamiya didn't go for the 1/12 Toyota Land Cruiser 40 pick-up body combined with the portals and rock block tyres to create a mini-crawler.
  5. I sold my Kingcab, the only Tamiya from my youth, many years ago. When I was browsing member's rides here a few years back I saw someone owns it and intended to restore it. I sold it with some spares and the box all in really nice condition so its possible that it is still in good shape today. Part of me wants to ask them about it. I think the safer option is to assume someone else enjoys it and keep my wallet in my pocket. I'll be forever holding onto hope for a re-release of course.
  6. Blista

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I think its mandatory to post flex shots when you modify a CC01. Fitted the stroke extension kit last night.
  7. Blista

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Stroke extension for the CC01 and a driver figure today.
  8. Blista

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Thanks for the offer but I'm not sure I'd have anything worth sending. I'm pretty happy with how the painted one came out but I'll keep the offer in mind, as I might change my mind once I get tired of repainting scratches.
  9. Blista

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I remember seeing the photo of yours and wishing I'd thought to go with that paint scheme. It looked great with the white and silver. I debated buying the chrome bumper but I couldn't justify the $30 and I already had the acrylic paint. Thanks! Your build thread has been the inspiration for mine. I've read through it more times than I care to admit.
  10. Blista

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Ok, the bumper has now been painted instead of just the black plastic. Much nicer I think.
  11. Blista

    How has the hobby affected your relationships?

    I'm not in a long term relationship at the moment and I haven't had a serious girlfriend since getting into RC a few years back (perhaps there's a link there, ha ha ha), but I've always had some kind of mostly solitary and nerdy hobby. I've never lost a girlfriend over it or been confronted about it because they know from the outset that they'd have more success whittling away at Mount Everest with a teaspoon. If I'm doing something detrimental then I'll listen to reason. I'd never quit something I enjoy just because someone else doesn't understand it. Of course, that's probably a lot easier to say when you aren't married. I was asked by a family member the other day 'Why do you want all these cars?' and my reply was simply 'Just to have them' and give a shrug. I think there's an expectation on a lot of guys to only do things that are practical or make money. Watching sport seems to be the only option. I don't care too much if my gravestone doesn't say "RIP Blista. He was socially acceptable". I think it was when my M06 kit arrived my 8 year old niece was visiting and she told me 'You're car crazy' in that perfectly honest but nonjudgmental way only small children can be, which made me laugh. Hopefully many, many years from now when she's got a boyfriend she will be accepting of any odd hobbies he has because she's seen that its ok for guys to do so.
  12. Blista

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Took off the Unimog body and mounted the Bronco on the CC01. My phone takes awful photos. It looks washed out and grainy enough to be a old photo which sort of suits the retro Bronco. I'm thinking of painting the front bumper in X11 Chrome Silver. I'm also contemplating if it's worth having a third body for the same chassis. Seems a bit excessive, but the Defender 90 has grown on me.
  13. Blista

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Finished up the M06 Silvia body. I two-tone paint jobs. The chassis isn't finished yet. I was going to get the 54000 Aluminium dampers but that money would be better spent on the upcoming M08.
  14. Blista

    How to stop being a newbie...

    Sorry, but I can't trust the word of a one-dotter.
  15. Blista

    How to stop being a newbie...

    Like to post ratios, newbies, members, advanced members, and now dots. How have I not noticed all this stuff? Is there a secret ultra-forum when you get to five dots?