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  1. tamiya3speed

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I picked up a 2019 Kraton myself on Friday. It is MASSIVE!! Still figuring out batteries myself but can't wait to try it out!
  2. tamiya3speed

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I actually sold something. Not super excited but it had to happen. I have way too many cars, all mostly unbuilt so it was time to move something along (plus I have an Arrma Kraton on the way). I need to sell a couple more but my Tamiya cars never do well on eBay and I hate taking a heavy loss on them so I will choose carefully.
  3. tamiya3speed

    Thorp 4512

    My son launched ours into the mailbox last year and clipped the rear wheel, breaking the axle at the pin. That was enough to do it lol!! I think the silver can was still in it at the time, but possibly running a Tamiya Lightly Tuned motor.
  4. tamiya3speed

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Ouch!! Your fault or weakness in design? Kicking around one of these vs a Granite BLX.
  5. Depending on price I would be interested in a set of rear arms. Two if the price is right.
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    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    Yes, that issue has crossed my mind multiple times!! I have two rere Optimas and a Javelin so I may end up buying the gold parts kit and building one from one of those.
  7. tamiya3speed

    Mountain Rider

    My favorite of all the box art. Such an imposing stance. Picked one up myself this week.
  8. tamiya3speed

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Pretty good day today, trying to make these my last kits for a while so I went out with a bang. Mountain Rider and Turbo Optima.
  9. tamiya3speed

    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    So I've mentioned in multiple different threads in the past that my LHS is excellent. Well, he went above and beyond on this one! I was going to pass on the Turbo Optima but he called me last week and said that he could get me a box autographed by the designer if I wanted one of the kits. I bit and picked up the car today and sure enough it's autographed by Akira Kogawa! The contact at Kyosho even put it in a plastic bag to preserve the autograph. I don't know that I'll ever build this but I will take great pride in owning it.
  10. tamiya3speed

    Shipping prices from HK to US

    Shipping on kits can be expensive from HK. I often check the website and eBay to see if there is a difference. Sometimes one method works out cheaper than the other. But I will say, I ordered an Egress from RCMart on Saturday night and it was to my house by the next Saturday! I have used RCMart, Stella, and RC Jaz and have not had problems with any of them.
  11. tamiya3speed

    Outlaw Rampage Pro

    Sorry, that is what I meant, the non-pro version, not the vintage. You're right though, it reminds me of a hornet too!
  12. tamiya3speed

    Outlaw Rampage Pro

    I know this chassis has been around a bit, but the PRO version really looks great! http://rc.kyosho.com/en/34362.html Anybody have one of the originals?
  13. I had Cruiser at one time. It was a fantastic build, quite complex but not something that would be fun or easy to service. I often miss the truck and have considered a Rock Socker at times as it had a great look to it.
  14. tamiya3speed

    Some tips on a topcat build

    I put mine on order from Modelsport over the weekend. Looking forward to receiving.
  15. tamiya3speed

    I'm satisfied...

    I just picked up a couple kits and I am starting to feel done for a little while myself. I have a Mountain Rider on order and maybe another Novafox but other than that there really isn't much else I would want. It's a good feeling as I have bought way too many kits in the last 18 months or so. It will be good to take a break from spending. I have thought of selling some items but have been burnt too much in the past selling and then regretting, then re-buying at a loss that I will be very careful with that course of action.