Maelstrom

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  1. Maelstrom

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Flüssiggummi = Liquid Rubber. Useful for all sorts of things according to the print in the side. You can paint it on (4-5 layers) or just dip things in. Available in multiple colours and latex free!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    There. Just noticed the small tear at the top- will have to repair that
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    With the ESC and servo cables connected and the spare slots in the reciever filled with blu-tac I just actually dipped the whole thing into the can of Plastidip. Let it dry for a bit and then did it again. Worked fine for this outing, no problems at all, but this was a hobbyking reciever for about 6$ so I wasn't very worried. Of course that means I can't disconnect the cables from the reciever without restoring the Plastidip seal. I'll post a picture later if I can
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I spent a nice afternoon with my lads trailing in a forest nearby. I had waterproofed the reciever in the CC01 with Plastidip beforehand and had no issues at all with submersion in the stream we followed. The new Hobbywing 1080 worked a treat aswell. My lightly modified MF01X kept up very well though, need to change the box esc for something with a drag brake and waterproof everything.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Ever since my oldest son replaced his Super Fighter body with a metallic green Sand Viper one my younger son has been going on about a replacement for his. So today I finished his Ninjago themed body. Used liquid mask again and although the result is a bit rough it's better than the Dual Hunter body I did before.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Today I finished the Dual Hunter I have had in pieces in a box for ages. While the chassis build was very simple, I needed the most time for the body. As I really hated the box art, I wanted to go for something different and after watching quite a few videos on body masking and painting by a guy named Hemistorm I did this: I learnt quite a lot doing this: Using liquid mask is great, but you need THICK coats, so it's easier to peel off afterwards. Thinner coats of paint are better. Really sharp xacto for cutting, but low pressure, or the lexan scratches easily! Really happy with this bit:
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Today I finished this creation - I hope noone consideres this to be blasphemy. I had two incomplete Grasshopper wrecks bought ages ago for next to nothing on ebay. I rebuilt one with the better parts and had fun trying to get the worst of the scratches and other damage out of the seriously mutilated body with modelling putty and lots of sanding and also rebuilt the mounts for the lights with aluminium tubing. Looking for an idea for a paint job I came across some leftover mci decals from my last Striker build and this is what I ended up with. Obviously not the cleanest build but that wasn't the objective. I liked that the lights were the only spare part I bought for this. I haven't got a name for it yet - Sandstriker? Strikehopper? - open for suggestions Welcome to the family! The leftovers were put together as grasshopper Nr.2 - to be resold on ebay.
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    Xr311 painting and gluing

    There is also quite a nice build by rcmojo on YouTube that you might want to look at. It's a whole series of videos, body build begins at Nr. 7. Not sure if I am allowed to link to other peoples videos here so I won't, but it should be easy enough to find.
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Yeah, that must have been me!
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    This little beauty The body has seen better days but is still usable, the chassis is in great condition and includes a servo, silver can and new TBL02s. The box is virtually mint.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Fitted the Proline Dirt Works to my King Cab like the look Now to remove the old paint from the body!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    On holiday in Germany' s north at the moment ( 30°C and beach every day 😎) and visited the local hobby shop near Flensburg this afternoon (no such thing as a LHS where I live). Larger amount of Tamiya stock than I expected actually. Almost bought a Konghead just for the joy of walking out of the shop with a big box, but settled for some Proline Dirt Works for my King Cab resto (which of course had absolutely nothing to do with the fact my wife was in the shop as well ) By the way, if you are ever near Hamburg ( we drove though on the way up) visit "Miniatur Wunderland"(must be the biggest minature train display on the planet ) - it's amazing!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Spent an evening at the beach with my lads and the lunchbox. Fun!
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Nice haul today. LRP Twister for messing about at the local track with the kids (I hope it will be a little more sturdy than the DT02s we seem to wreck every time we're there). LRP 21.5t brushless motor, brand new LRP brushless esc, new TBLE02s and a used hobbywing WP SC8.
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    Nissan King Cab Tire Question

    Thanks! The Proline the Edge look good for the front, might go wih those. Not sure for the back yet.