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  1. Hi Superchamp82, thanks for the heads up, of course I'm going to be a good boy and just look at it hence the sky hi prices of the 427 versus 435!! I think i've tracked the problem to the crystals so have ordered some replacements, but trying to work out if the polariity of the servos is correct is a nightmare!!! cheers B
  2. Hi all, I'm trying to do a vintage hilux/blazer project Ive been squirrelling away for ages and ive got some acoms ap435 transmitters/ ara 435 recievers that i have been hoarding/collecting for this very job! I cant seem to get any of the little blighters working so i have a few questions, firstly is it possible to use as7 servos with the ara 435 receiver (the plug socket fits - so it must work right????!!!) or is there a funny polarity going on here like the earlier acoms? Secondly which crystals should I be running here, single or dual conversion, I'd really appreciate the help as i'm pretty lost here being out of my 27mhz comfort zone!!!! and this stuff does not google well!!! I know its old tech i'm trying to get working here but i really wanted to do a classic retro job on this one!!! cheers B
  3. Thanks Aerobert, i do apologise if its in the manual, i must have missed that!!! BW Barry
  4. Hi All, just getting round to doing one of the xr311's ive had in the loft for years and need to touch over some glue spots - Doh! (my eyes aren't as good as they used to be!!) does anyone know the acrylic paint code for the body colour, thanks B
  5. I've Just found out that the spare wild Willy M38 Chassis tub that I squirrel'd away many years ago Is not the correct one for an Audi Quattro/ Opel Ascona - I'm gutted! So If anyone has a spare chassis for the Quattro/Ascona they want to sell/swap please let me know, I have all the other bits for this model except for the bathtub!!!! Argh!!! Thanks in advance Barry
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    Hi SImon, I love your resto's they look really great!!! Got a couple of questions If I may ask? the first is what is the colour code on this green WW? I'm assuming its not Olive Drab 2? The WW in my old catalogue is this sort of colour and I'm desperate to find out what it is!!!  Secondly do you spray the plastic Chassis members, suspension arms etc? if so do you just use ordinary matt black/ acrylic type aerosol.  I tried it on an old F2 type chassis and it came up really well but was a bit worried if the paint would attack the plastic at all??!! Just wondered if you had any issues with this? many thanks and best wishes Barry

    1. simensays


      Hi Barry - I usually make a detailed description of the model in my showroom, including color used etc. The WW in the picture was prayed with TS5 Olive Drab. The TS28 Olive Drab 2 is a bit darker, and I have used it for several WW builds also, check out my showroom.
      Regarding spraying the chassis parts, I do not do that for the WWs, but I have done this for various other models, like Sand Scorcjer, Sand Sover etc... The WW chassis parts are all cast in black, so not really needed if you ask me, but I do spray the roll bar in matt black, also I spray the underside of bodies matt black.

      I use Tamiya spray for pretty much all my models. 


    2. bjmulford


      Hi Simon, that's great, thank you so much for taking the time to reply, much appreciated! I'm afraid I'm no good with navigating this website, I just find it really confusing and can never seem to get where I want to be on it unless I do a google search first!!! Cheers very much and keep up the resto's!, B

    3. simensays


      Yeah, it has gotten less intuitive to navigate lately, so I understand where you're coming from. I spend less time here lately, but drop by from time to time. It's always great to exchange info with other enthusiasts, so only happy to share. Here is a link to my showroom with some of my models with more detailed info as mentioned earlier. 




  7. Great, thanks 87lc2 will give it a go! cheers B
  8. Hi All, I'm just about to start assembling my box of Porsche 935 body pieces, I've never really paid much attention to glue on the younger models (mostly using CA glue), i suppose because generally you don't need to glue that many bits together!, but on this one I did wonder if I could use something reversible (just in case i want to take it to bits and do a better job of it when i'm retired!!!) I know some of the glues do dissolve in brake fluid, I did wonder about a Tolulene based glue? would be great to hear any recommendations, thanks B
  9. Hi All, ive just won an acoms ap 435 on our favourite online auction site! I was hoping to use it on my vintage hilux which i still haven't finished after owning it for about 20 years - (mostly due to lack of radio gear!!!) I have the receiver but i need to get crystals for it all. According to the manual they are the 35mhz but when i looked on ebay there seems to be different ones - single conversion or dual conversion. I'd be really grateful of a quick description of how it all works and just to know which crystals to order without damaging the handset as in the manual ! (have been stuck in a Luddite Cave with 2 channel 27 mhz stick handsets since i was 13!!!) thanks Baz
  10. Hi Unixphreak, hopefully this will work! I managed to win some arms on ebay the other day but they haven't arrived yet, so may not need the arms now! (but here are some pics of the difference between mk1 + mk2/3s, the mk1's are thinner around the centre waist areas and a bit lighter also). I Could do with the 2 x Left uprights if you have them please let me know!! Thanks for helping out Barry
  11. Hi 996TT thanks for your reply and alert to your trades. I was hoping that someone would have actual parts rather than a complete front end as such. I'll just carry on waiting for the parts to come up on ebay! thanks Barry
  12. Hi All. Having raided my personal srb's for spares to complete models that went up for sale at Christmas to raise a bit of cash, I now need to replace the bits I stole!! I'd be so grateful if anyone can help out! I need: 1 x MK1 upper right front arm 1 x MK2 lower left arm 2 x Left steering uprights. Handsome monetary reward can be bestowed upon your good self or I also have an Aladin's cave (20 years of collecting) Tamiya bits so I'm sure an arrangement can be made regarding swapsies! I'd be so grateful for any help, Thanks barry
  13. Thanks Max and H. for all your help, very grateful, trouble is what my mate wants is an inventory of all the individual parts that made up the original vintage sand scorcher! In hindsight (as you quite rightly alluded to H) I suppose if Tamiya had used the same designation of part number on the bags as in the manual and guide books then things would be a lot easier 30 yrs later! Cheers guys and happy modelling!
  14. Hi Guys and girls, I do apologise if this topic has come up before but i couldn't find an answer anywhere! Basically I'm giving a mostly vintage Sand Scorcher to a friend as part of a debt payment (the vintage bits are all mk2) he has asked for a parts list to say whats vintage and whats re-re. With regard to the chassis I cant find a vintage parts list anywhere for this model. And am wondering if actually all the re-re. parts (i.e. front arms, gearbox case,, gears etc) are possibly the same part numbers as the vintage anyway? I'm aware of the differences between the Mk1 and Mk 2 models but seeing as the part numbers seem to be in the millions digits I really just didnt fancy writing them all out by hand!!!! and would be grateful for any info, or indeed if there is a parts list except for the re - re manual. many thanks in advance Barry
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