Grotty Otty

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    What do you like to drive?

    Great question really made me think. Its got to be the more vintage 4wd (Super Hot Shot, Cat XLS) or the 2wd buggies whether vintage (Hornet) or modern (DT-03with brushless and Lipo). The 4wd for their quirks and the 2wd for the extra skill trying to tame them, the Hornet bouncing and skipping about or the Dt-03 trying to backflip with over zealous throttle application! Agree with the other comments about the wheelie chassis getting a little tedious after a while, reminds me that I should put some weight in the front of the Lunchbox. However the one I seem to run the most recently is the Dancing Rider, it's brilliant and you can actually drift it a little on a slippery surface.
  2. Here's a photo of both side by side. Hope it helps.
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    Tamiya 47381 - Super Astute (2018)

    Info here, (hope its OK to post links mods) https://tamiyablog.com/category/future-releases/
  4. Plus the uprights front and rear, steering links, body posts, upper wishbone mount and the wishbone inserts for the uprights. I have a Dual Ridge and a TT-02R so could photo the chassis side by side later if need be. I had the same thought but in reverse and ended up just buying the Dual Ridge because a body plus all the parts came to almost more than a kit. This is a great idea, you'll be able to use the Neo Scorcher underneath as dust cover to protect the drive train and electrics. The only issue I found with the TT-02R was its ability to fill with debris running off road in its rally set up!
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    Dt03 shock oil?

    Use only enough to give your buggy the ride height it needs. Remember that most springs are linear (same force required to compress them even if they are already half compressed) so if you find you are using more than two of thicker ones go up a spring weight (harder) to support the car. Think of it as the springs hold the car up and the oils control (damp) the excess bounce on the extension. Your buggy should also ever so slightly compress the suspension (sag) when fully loaded to allow for the wheels to better follow the terrain it's on.
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    Dt03 shock oil?

    Yup, same front and rear. I use the harder silver DF-03 springs on the rear though as my hardcase lipo is heavier than a 7.2v nimh. All my shocks have the solid plunger in them as per kit.
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    Dt03 shock oil?

    Standard Tamiya (yellow) is 40w I think. I use 30w Core in mine.
  8. I'll pop a quick vote in for the Super Hotshot... Want to re position the speedo? That'll be a good hour whilst you remove the undertray, battery, disconnect the motor leads so that you can unscrew the entire lower half of the chassis tub... but only after you've popped off the steering links from the uprights.. All whilst trying not to poke yourself in the eye with one of the two metal antennas!
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    A pair of alloy wheel mounts for the Monster Beetle. Must have ever so slightly over tightened the original plastic ones which meant they wobbled when running. Really happy with the quality plus the wheels are now true!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Everytime I do a body shell!! 😂
  11. That paint colour is awesome, will be pinching that combo for a future build.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Finished the Subaru body for my TT-02R, not perfect but really happy how it came out. First full set of lights I've installed as well.
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    Juls’s FF02 “Full Bling” Build.

    That looks cool as.... 😎
  14. First colour pics here! Looks like a lot of fun. https://tamiyablog.com/2018/09/first-leaked-coloured-photos-of-tamiya-58662-comical-grasshopper-wr-02cb/
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Pics when done, I'm intrigued by this. Will get some Google fu on to find more about these.
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Wow, never seen one of those before. Bet thats ace running. Doesn't look very Tamiya!
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    58059 Porsche 959 original body building / painting project

    Clingfilm?! *doffs cap... Genius. I've got to smoke a rear window on an Impreza shell as I messed up the sticker alignment on and have been putting it off because of all the masking I'd have to do! Can't wait to see this finished.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I did my Avante exactly as I did this one then backed the silver with black. Pic in this thread.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Ta muchly. As per instructions PS 16 (three light coats till fairly solid against a back light) backed with two coats of silver. Supplied with really good masks but I've already had to customise a rear window sticker as I put on the original misaligned.. I'll smoke the rear window to match the others however.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Painted a new Subaru shell for my TT-02r that is set up as a rally car. Need to figure out how to mount a Neo Scorcher shell underneath to keep all the debris out when running.
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    Juls’s Manta “sand” Ray Build

    That's awesome, colour scheme and hi caps go together really well. Great idea to bond two uprights together for added strength as well.
  22. First pic - taken from Tamiyablog.com.. Didn't know whether to link or post downloaded pic. Oops sorry, should've read the whole thread!
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    Tamiya 47381 - Super Astute (2018)

    Wow, if that's the case then I'll order it from Tamico when they get it.
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    Tamiya 47381 - Super Astute (2018)

    So it's not cheap at £250 but at least it's affordable unlike the Black Avante at over £500.. Although wasn't there a previous Black one on sale somewhere (Tamico?) that went for €999 (euro)! So I guess it's all relative.. Definitely going to get the Astute. Thinking metallic grey would suit those decals..
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    Tamiya 47381 - Super Astute (2018)

    Can't wait for this! Always wanted an Astute.. But like @Jonathon Gillham I wonder where it'll be priced? Can't surely be up in the Avante / Egress bracket?