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  1. Fuijo

    Resto mod super champ questions

    I can't help you a great deal without tearing open blister packs, and I'm not ready to do that just yet. The Fighting Buggy re-re has supesion-travel stops built into the machined aluminium damper arms. For these to work properly you would also need the re-re rear bumper mounts, for them to stop up against. The re-re front suspension arms are larger than the original ones, to accomodate the larger plastic ball-cups. So you'll probably need either all re-re parts, or all vintage-style parts for these.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Finished my Hotshot. I couldn't help but modify it just a tiny little bit. Roll on summer and trips to the beach!
  3. Procrastinate and just generally dither at length about whether to build them or not.
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    paint opinions

    I wasn't talking about lexan paint. That would be Tamiya PS, not TS. Other posters were mentioning both types. For hard bodies, usually polystyrene, the thinner the paint is applied, the better. Surface tension makes liquids pool, which helps to give a smooth finish when applying a wet coat. Unfortunately, liquids wont pool round corners. So the more paint you apply, the more difference in thickness there will be between the paint on the edges, and the paint away from the edges. This means that as more paint is applied, the corners and edges will round off and begin to lose their definition. Taken to extremes with a clear coat, your polystyrene body will eventually start to look more like lexan. Somewhat defeating the object of the greater detail of the hard plastic body, and giving the appearance of a rather unrealistic thickness of clearcoat.
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    paint opinions

    Halford's paint isn't all that different to Tamiya TS paint. Both are laquer based, dry quickly and set fairly hard. The main difference is that Halfords paint comes out of the nozzle about 6 times faster than Tamiya paint, which can be both good and bad. It's cheaper by volume, and quicker to apply. It will work really well on bodies like the Fighting Buggy where there isn't that much detail. It will work rather less well on highly detailed bodies like the Lancia 037 for 2 reasons. The thickness will round off the sharp edges on grilles, vents, door handles, and actually end up hiding detail. Due to the volume of spray there will be that much more that dries before it hits the surface and so it will need wet sanding between coats, which is easy enough on flat panels, but almost impossible on some fine details.
  6. @GooneyBird, those pics look awesome. The third one is indeed more than suitable for a Tamiya RC Guidebook. Mrs GooneyBird definitely deserves a pat on the back for that one. I wondered if you might head out to the beach over the last couple of days. Carpe diem and all that. looks great, hope you had fun!
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    Help With ReRe Egress equipment

    The 302 works well with the BZ, but you have to religiously stick to the recommended FDR. If I remember correctly that means a 17t pinion gear, but I'm not 100% on that. I'm happy to look it all up and do the maths if you get stuck. I've run this combo in a Novafox on the beach; in the really soft sand, and it stormed along. If that doesn't cause overheating problems, then other less demanding terrain should be no worries. The only problem I've had with this ESC is the relatively low servo current of 1A. Too low for modern quick servos, it'll make them operate sluggishly. But fine for the more basic ones.
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    Help, Original Sand Rover.

    Well there's ebay, and there's probably a more local auction/sales site depending on where you are. Try to avoid using paypal to sell it in case of any potential dispute or scam, and the buyer collecting and paying by bank transfer or cash would be preferable with something like this that isn't easy to repair or replace if something goes wrong.
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    Help, Original Sand Rover.

    That looks really nice. It's tricky to tell from your photos, but it looks like the front suspension, front bumper and the front body mount are all intact. You have all the old radio gear, batteries and charger, and even the MSC looks unburnt. Does it all work? I would say this is fairly desirable. Value is tricky because different people are prerared to pay different amounts, depending on how much they want one at that time. So all I can tell you is that if I didn't have one already, I'd be prepared to pay something between 200-400 USD depending on how much of it still worked. Note that even if the batteries are dead, the casings can be opened up to hide a modern battery inside while preserving the vintage look. As restorations go, that looks like a fairly simple one.
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    TB01 Parts comparability.

    On the TB01 Enzo Ferrari, the front shocks mount directly to the gearbox where the shock tower would mount if it was used. This will lay them down a little. But depending on how/where you drive it, it may not matter very much.
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    Tamiya 58667 Audi Quattro Rally

    I agree. I was very much hoping for a nice crisp polystyrene body, with cockpit set and all the trimmings like the Lancia 037. Very disappointed.
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    Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally TA02S Video Build

    Looks good so far. Did I notice a little bit of muttering at one point there? Heh! I've caught myself doing that lots of times. My wife says what? Who are you talking to? Um, just my RC car dear. Good decision to leave the painting for warmer times. It's really a properly difficult body to paint, even just everything specified in the manual with no frills. I reckon I could have done 2 box-art Scorcher bodies in the time it took. I spent an entire day just painting the lower part of the radiator grille. Of course that included working out how to do it without wrecking the rest of the paintwork. So my money is on you fitting the ugly bumper for running. Place your bets!
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    Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally TA02S Video Build

    Hi Ciano. Thanks! I painted them with Tamiya TS-17 Gloss Aluminium, on top of Tamiya white fine surface primer, after first removing the chrome plating.
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    Fighting Buggy rear axle shafts

    The grub screws will keep coming undone if the UJ pivot doesn't exactly line up with the suspension arm pivot. Fit the axle to the UJ in such a way that there is always a gap between the outer bearing and the hub at all angles of the suspension arm. The resulting play in the axle will enable the UJ to find the position of least resistance where the pivot is concerned. Since I've done this to mine the grub screws have stopped coming undone.
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    The TB Chassis Thread

    Sadly those are GPM. The only part on the car that isn't Tamiya. Probably shouldn't have told you that. Ooops!