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  1. geniusanthony

    '87 Lunchbox Body Advise

    @wetWilly Looks great. As messy as stripping a shell can be, it is also pretty rewarding to see all the previous crimes undone and a fresh start appear from underneath those layers. Have you decided on a color scheme and found decals to suit yet? As you are in the states, the Tamiya TS series of paints is ideal. Fast cure and pretty tough finish with good gloss. After trying to be fancy on my Blackfoot with a custom mix, in the end I stripped it back again and started over. Couldn't be happier with the result.
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    Traxxas Xmaxx

    @GTodd Tamico has them for 300 VAT included
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Is that the same one that got the Watanabe trans? The white parts are all options, right? There was never a white edition CW01 as far as I knew. Looks great though, I have a boxart Montero that I had though might look nice with colored chassis parts.
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    Tamiya 47381 - Super Astute (2018)

    I too missed the bus for an air-cooled 911, 10 years ago they were a $20k car all day long. I do have a flared 914 without the six, sadly the flat six engine conversion is now double what it used to cost, supply and demand being what they are. Regarding the RC10, I did find one of each that are unbuilt before the boom, vintage models are still reasonably priced. A classic from that shop though is around 475 USD, might be worth it if you got a Tamiya or a few at not MAP pricing.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    If you don't have a G601 yet, I will be making my Bruder cab conversion and rear body mounts parts available. Pic Thread:
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    Lunchbox diff and motor

    The hop up tires for the wheelie cars are the soft compound spiked chevrons, part number 54603 if that helps.
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    Tamiya 57409 - Lunch Box Mini (SW-01)

    I have a TLT, mini lunchy body would be great. OT, what are some good TLT bodies? I've never really looked.
  8. Battery access is under the middle spare tire (above). Visible screws are temporary until replacement posts are installed. I am very please at this point. I will need advise on a front windshield I have flat .030 polycarbonate sheets though I don't know how I would pull one without a plug. The Actros body does not come with one. Also need to settle on a paint scheme. I don't have a decal package in mind yet for livery. I do have limited off cuts from other kits but no overall scheme in mind yet. Not tied to a color yet either if any enterprising individuals wished to offer a suggestion.
  9. Progress. Rear shell is 2mm thick abs. Mounting is solid. I made modular mounting rails with standoffs for posts. Will update with more pics tomorrow, maybe even a proper video of how. Until then: I am not tied to the spare gas cans on the back. Just servo taped on for a bit of flair since I had them. Could also print a drop in bed in place of middle spare tire well, perhaps with random tools and things.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    https://www.calpaclab.com/polycarbonate-chemical-compatibility-chart/ This is the chart
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Not sure about nitro, hopefully others will chime in. This past week I tried to strip a 425 Unimog. Painted with nearly a full can of PS Orange by my self. Being in the US I tried a product called citristrip who's main ingredient was either methyl or benzl alcohol I can't recall which. Checking the polycarbonate data sheet the reaction was only supposed to be moderate (B). 24 hrs exposure to the product caused the paint to come off but made the lexan very brittle.
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    Tamiya 57409 - Lunch Box Mini (SW-01)

    Searching the other star-unit offerings, they all seem to be 1/14 scale. The line about being held in two adult hands boggles me then as the Lunchy is already 1/12.
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    My Grasshopper II, 25 years later.

    The new black edition of the racing fighter comes with red wheels in what looks like the same style, are those compatible? Edit, just checked the RF Black has star dish wheels, though still curious about compatibility
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    The Cool Wheels Thread

    Nice looking Brat above. I submit all of the neon colored wheels for buggy's. Not terribly exotic but IMO help to capture the era of the early 90's when these models were new.
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    My Grasshopper II, 25 years later.

    The wheels are out there, search for Super Hornet wheels the front set seems more abundant than the rear, GL with the rears though, I haven't seen them available lately. Orange would be SH, yellow would be SuperG.