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  1. I like that Celica but I'd love an ST185 or ST202 in the Castrol livery.
  2. It comes with window stickers and a bunch of TT02BR logo stickers so it's not as dire as people might think. It's just not a Neo Scorcher set.
  3. The silly factor makes me want a a top spec TT02B but I could never justify the cost.
  4. I was considering doing the exact same thing: TT02SR Evo V road rally. Do you know if the Evo V is going to be available as a separate body set? I'd only seen it mentioned as the TT02 kit so far.
  5. Just the usual bearings, tyres and a steel pinion. I have found a couple of problems. The springs can catch on the chassis so they need to be spaced a couple of mm out up top. Also, when fitted with the Rock Block tyres, the springs also catch on the tyres, so bigger offset wheels or wider hexes are necessary. That's probably why the new Bronco fitted with Rock Blocks has +6 offset wheels. Motor, driveshafts, axle servo mount, etc might be needed depending on what you want to do but I find the kit to be just fine out of the box. I was considering adding the steering rods and maybe the CVs. I'm not willing to put a lot of money into the CC02. I enjoy it for what it is instead of trying to make it into what other trucks already do much better. I looked into all the fixes and performance upgrades and I think keeping the simple and fun aspect of the chassis is a better option.
  6. It was probably the Durga that gave you covid. Better send it to me to permanently quarantine it just to be safe. Hope it was a good b-day.
  7. It took three different suppliers and several months before I could get a set of the Rock Block soft tyres. I think softer would be a more accurate description because they're still quite stiff compared to modern crawler tyres. They'll suit the Unimog better than the stock tyres and should perform better, though.
  8. Got some supplies in for painting a driver figure I've had sitting around for ages. I'll then look at how to sit him inside the Unimog body.
  9. Final touches to the Unimog are underway. Primed the wheels front and back. The reverse sides are going to be done in matt black and the face in Italian Red. I also completed the paint on the Mk2 Escort body. It's going to get some Castrol stickers but you'd be forgiven for thinking it's a poor man's Lancia Stratos.
  10. A spare CRX body arrived from Tony's. I was tempted to buy a few of them but managed to limit myself to just one.
  11. Got the Unimog painting done last night. Stickers tomorrow hopefully, and then I need to decide if I'm going with the stock red wheels or painting them.
  12. Thanks. I used up the last of a mostly empty can of paint on the shell, so I was happy to get that part of the painting done before running out. I'm thinking I might strip all the grille chrome, paint it black and see if there's enough body colour paint left over to do the Merc symbol.
  13. Step one of the CC02 Unimog body complete. Painting the grille did not go well. I had the Merc symbol masked and sprayed the rest with PS paint. I quickly realized that it was a mistake not to use a primer. So I did my best to wipe it clean and now I'll either just use the stickers or look into doing it all in black. I used a little Tamiya polycarbonate body cleaner to see if it would lift the remaining paint, but it also started to clean off the chrome.
  14. I was thinking of using TS46 Light Sand spray on the outside of a rally body to give it a dusty appearance. Anyone done that before or something similar? I figure a few light passes across the front, some heavier arcs after each wheel, and then a bit on the rear. Spray the outside face of the wheels and maybe tape off the windscreen to simulate the wipers cleaning it.
  15. I'm guessing someone just had a bad day.
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