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    New Tamiya Monster Beetle Black edition.

    Just my tuppence but I think that the coloured versions are for the Japanese collector mindset more than anything. The style of Tamiya drivers reflect that this is a Japanese oriented company above everything. To me, the comical buggies are more aimed at kids as their first RC - moving up from the smaller scale race track stuff - rather than middle aged enthusiasts. I like them though.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    That looks great. I have a box of cars I would like to restore but have balked at getting an airbrush. If I make a go of scratchbuilding then I might take the plunge. Bit daunting though...
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    That looks great. I have a box of cars I would like to restore but have balked at getting an airbrush. If I make a go of scratchbuilding then I might take the plunge. Bit daunting though...
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    For sale: Tamiya scissors

    Many thanks, PM'd reply
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    ebaYJeep - aka. "Daydream B'leafer"

    That is exactly what happened to me when I took my Bowler out last. Except that I hadn't had a chance to even take a photo..
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    For sale: Tamiya scissors

    1x pair, please!
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    Recommended kit

    Tamico are a great supplier but for (maybe) slightly less, how about time tunnel models up in Scotland. They do it with or without the ESC in case you go LiPo https://www.timetunnelmodels.com/live/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_description=0&osCsid=1mui26k4kak10gb7je0jphs9r0&keywords=plasma
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Didn’t that win a prize at CES this year?
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    How has the hobby affected your relationships?

    This is one of his https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007cv1x Last shown in 2008 according to iPlayer so perhaps not as current as they used to be! The last 10 years have passed too quickly! I think the editing machine it was made on is now in a museum. The steam train he helped restore is in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.
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    How has the hobby affected your relationships?

    I make an effort to ensure that my hobby doesn’t get in the way of ‘real life’ and I think that goes a long way. My wife works 2 weeks on/2 weeks off shifts that mean I can be solo parenting at weekends and into the evenings. Once the kid is in bed I might get an hour or so to myself so I’ll try and get some ‘Tamiya time’ in then. Mrs ‘Crumble appreciates that this is something I can do with my son too and that gets a big thumbs up. Also, she grew up with a Dad who spent his evenings in the garage making stuff ranging from scale steam engines to TV programmes (which are still shown!).
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    The first cut is the deepest

    Having thought about it a bit more, looked again at that photo and read @TurnipJF‘s post, I also went with the leg/brief line for the second cut. Willy did need crotch work though
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    The first cut is the deepest

    Hi, I don’t know if this helps but to get my Old Workshop Willy from seated to standing, I chose a cut line below his waist - just under the belt. Having removed his legs I was free to remodel The attachment points for the legs - crotch and backside - with fine white Milliput. He ended up with quite a stoop as I didn’t remodel his legs enough and it was a rush job. I used either a 74024 Tamiya razor saw or something like 74111 handy craft saw.
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    Environmental Impact of our hobby.

    I was pondering this the other day as my wife is trying to find ways of recycling our rubbish, sorting crisp packets and spray triggers and I buy styrene for scratchbuilding ... hmmm. I have bagged all my 'waste' offcuts and tryouts for recycling, reusing. I am trying to cut down on 'small orders' to combine postage to one package. Most of my cars are second hand so I am recycling to a certain extent! Lego comes in plastic bags which have their PP recyclable nature clearly stated, would be good if Tamiya did the same.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Had a go at some styrene work. It was a good learning exercise. Measure twice, cut once is a well known saying for a reason. A little glue goes a long way. Take it slowly and don’t expect to get it right first time. 45 minutes gave me one useable piece of what might be a 10 part assembly and is 50% of what I was hoping for from the exercise. Not bad for a first attempt. One day I might try sticking some to a car...
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    M-03 Question

    I think you're right, I've not looked at it in a while and never actually run it. It was posted up tongue in cheek & should have included a wink - you can't just bolt the two ends together using standard parts!