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  1. Blista

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Painting for both the Silvia and Unimog are now complete. Tomorrow I'll hopefully be able to do the decals. I'm now at the point where I'm really happy with how the paint jobs came out and I'd like to order another couple of bodies. Once trying to get some tiny decal to conform to a curve without moving I'll change my mind. I decided there were enough utilitarian looking Unimogs out there. The Unimog is in PS15 Metallic Red so it looks much better than the dull pinkish hue in the awful photos from my phone. I think I shall dub it the Bloodmog.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I have been thinking of getting a Defender body for my CC01. This photo might just convince me. They look great out in the open with a bit of dirt on them. As for me, the Silvia has been painted today. Still have black backing and maybe a window tint to go. I'm currently picking up PS paint cans, giving them a slight shake, and trying to guess how much paint is left in them compared to a full can. My ability to guess PS can weight could determine the colour scheme of the Unimog.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    First day of painting down. Three days to go. Am I the only one who keeps a list of what to paint on which days? I'm paranoid I'll do something out of order or forget something. Only minor stuff today on the M06 Silvia. I feel a bit nervous about painting the Unimog tomorrow. I'm going for something a bit different and I'm not sure if it will suit it.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Masking day today. Probably the least fun part of any build so I did two at once: the S13 Silvia and Unimog. And now that I look at the photo I realise I've missed a bit I was going to do on the Unimog. Almost ran out of tape today and tomorrow I'll be using a half empty PS paint can without a backup. Living dangerously.
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    XV-01 Help

    That looks like PS63 Bright Gun Metal to me.
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    XV-01 Help

    I'd just buy the standard kit and add the aluminium suspension mounts. The stock kit is competent enough that you don't really need to upgrade anything unless you break something.
  7. Blista

    Any guess on re-re 2019?

    I still want to believe in an end-of-year King Cab or Hilux Monster Racer re-release. I don't know how the rights ownership for the decals works, but I'd even accept a generic Tamiya sponsors version if that is part of the problem. I hate to think what name Tamiya would give it though. Kong Cab? Head-Lux?
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    That's precisely what I've been thinking. I'm leaning towards pastel grey with the rear tray in silver. I have to admit that part of me wants to paint it purple though. Even Unimogs need to be happy some times.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Trimmed and drilled the Unimog body today. I tried the 96mm tyres on the Unimog wheels and I think I prefer them more this way. I'll look at getting some 90mm ones for the Bronco. I can't decide upon a paint scheme for the Unimog. Orange, green, blue, red, yellow. I'll have to think about it while sanding the edges down.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Built the CC01 tonight. Had to also order a few screws that the Unimog kit doesn't come with to fit the Bronco body.
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    Problems using Firefox

    I use Firefox with some add-ons and haven't had any problems. I only run social media/comment/ad blocker add-ons though. Maybe put up a list of add-ons you're running?
  12. Blista

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    CC01 Unimog 406 arrived today. Just need a servo and I can get started. Almost bought an Alfa Giulia M06 last night too but talked myself out of it (and now I need to do the same with a TL01 Toms Supra and M02 Fiat Abarth).
  13. Today I got the message I like to see. Which means next week I'll hopefully be building my CC01. I've got a few hop-ups ready to go but thought I'd better get some expertise before I start. I ordered the Unimog 406 but I'll be building it with my Bronco body that I completed a year ago: I bought a Unimog because it was about $75NZD cheaper than buying a Defender locally and came with the correct body mount parts and wheelbase needed for the Bronco. I would've just bought a CC01 Bronco but I could only get an XB version locally and it would cost additional import fees for something that was about $10NZD over the allowed limit. I've got a bearing set, Yeah Racing steering kit, the CC01 barrel spring set, and some cheap 96mm tyres. I'll also be running a Hobbywing 1060 ESC and the stock motor for now. I've read a few builds and I think I've got the necessary basics covered. I'll do the extra bushing in the rear axle trick. People mention using threaded M3 screws and nuts on the gearbox cover but haven't seen it done. I'm assuming it's as simple as drilling through the holes for part A3 then securing it with the screws? I haven't got any spare M3 screws to use at the moment though. Taking the square edge off the stock rear arms looks simple enough. I looked into a GRU vs high turn motor and I think I'll end up putting in a cheap 60-80T motor. Getting a GPM rear link kit, Tamiya aluminium dampers and stroke extension look like good upgrades, but I'll see how much I like the chassis first. I need a steel pinion and I've seen the C-Hub mod to get more steering lock with some front CVDs. I haven't got a servo yet but I was looking at the Savox 0251MG. Do their "larger standard" servos fit? The local shop doesn't have one in stock so I may get a Savox 0252MG if I'm feeling impatient anyway. I'm probably using the LED kit in my drifter instead of this kit so no worries there. The question now is: What else do I need to know?
  14. Nice build thread. Crazy to think you've got a 23 year old kit and Tamiya are still selling them new. I like how you've modded the front suspension. Not sure if I'll be doing anything that complex just yet. Everyone who gets the Tamiya aluminium dampers and stroke extension kit for the CC01 seems to rate them highly so they'll eventually make their way onto my Bronco. I'll have to experiment with springs and damper fluid for now.
  15. Thanks! It's been gathering dust while I decided between a CC01 and CR01. Of course now the CC01 is almost here I'm thinking I might need both anyway. I had intended on getting the Junfac skid plate but it was sold out when I last ordered some bits. I'm not quite brave enough to chop the brick off a brand new kit but I can see how it is going to need something angled up front. This seems like one of those kits that gets dismantled and rebuilt, so upgrading everything to machine screws sounds like a good idea. Cheers. Good to know it's not necessary for what I'll be running. I don't think I'll be getting too ambitious with my CC01. Interesting that they didn't take the time to align it with the servo before producing the kit. I guess there's only so much you can expect from cheaper aftermarket manufacturers. Thanks for the heads up. I'll know I haven't done anything wrong at least.
  16. It's over a decade old now. Too old to be competing with new trucks for buyers' attention and too new to be a classic for collectors. I'll probably get one, but if I'm being honest I'd have to turn down some really nice trucks from other brands just to buy a Tamiya.
  17. I've been thinking about putting the new Hilux bodyset for the CC01 on a WT01. Being a long wheelbase shell (267mm) it should fit relatively well, it's something a bit different, and it comes with LED light buckets.
  18. Blista

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    A few last tuning bits for a CC01 arrived today. Thought I'd try out a set of F350 wheels since I couldn't find a cheap set of beadlocks that I liked. Also ordered the Unimog 406 kit. I was hoping to buy a CC01 kit locally to build it this weekend. Unfortunately there either wasn't a kit I liked or they'd need me to order extra bits to fit the Bronco body anyway. Almost went for a CR01 but my car battery died last night and I think the alternator might be to blame so I decided to be sensible.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Thanks for the offer but I need a blank slate for my first CC01. Great photo though!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I finally put in an order for a CC01 today. Ordered the Unimog 425 this morning and waited all day for confirmation. Nothing arrived, which seemed odd, but I figured I'd just have to wait until tomorrow. Then I got the email tonight. Great, I'll just put the rubbish out and do a few other chores then I'll pay for it. Half an hour later I see there's an apologetic email saying they actually didn't have it in stock but did have the alternative Unimog 406. I decided I might as well... wait a second, the model number doesn't look right. Turns out its the CW01 chassis and the importer doesn't have any others. So, no CC01 Unimog for me. Now, to spite the universe, I'm dangerously close to buying a CR01 Rock Socker.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I saw that and it looked to be in decent shape and with a brushless setup. I kinda regret not bidding on it since it went for only $150 but I've told myself I have to get a CC01 before anything else.
  22. Blista

    tq rc racing a good site to buy from?

    I've used them a few times and they have been great.
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    XV-01 LONG DAMPER SPEC

    Not wanting an Evo or Subaru cuts out a large number of rally cars but there's the Toyota Gazoo Racing TRD 86 and Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT.
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    What to buy? (M-07R?)

    I run a non-R M07 on car parks and tarmac and it handles it just fine. I would recommend a plug for the hole in the underside of the chassis though. I got one from Shapeways and it works well at keeping debris out. I avoid gravel but I don't think it's a huge deal unless you're looking to try rally driving. I don't recall needing a thread forming tap for the stock M07 so that might be something to do with the R version. The build itself I found to be one of my favourites so far. It is quite a simple build but it all goes together really well. So far I haven't found the need for any hop-ups for just having fun with it outside, and from what I've read the stock version is great out of the box for racing. I don't have a tonne of on-road experience but out of my M07, FF03, TT02R and TT02S I'd easily rank the M07 as the best. I've been running a stock silver can motor since I built the car. I originally aimed replace it with something faster but I haven't actually found the need to. The short bodyshells (210mm) won't fit as it only has medium (225mm) and long (239mm) wheelbase settings. Some bodies have pre-drilled holes for the body posts that won't fit correctly, as I found out with my CRX shell. I'm not certain which bodies this affects but it's only a minor cosmetic problem to drill a new set of holes. There's also an M08 possibly coming out around July, which everyone assumes to be a similar design kit as the M07 but with rear wheel drive if that appeals a bit more.
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Received a Yeah Racing CC01 steering set today. It's only been a year since I started buying CC01 bits. Don't want to hurry things just in case Tamiya come to their senses and announce a CC02.