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  1. There were loads of pics on tamiyablog. Of a silver one. Close enough to white to be an idea.. Here One key point is that this green parts are a very different green from the kit-supplied green wheels, which caught me out after purchase. They are darker and yellower. I am planning my version with these green parts and a black and white body. Hopefully get it sorted next week and will post.
  2. Seems like they are pre-glued. Gave the a pull ad didn't't get much give. I think they have foams in them, too.
  3. Mini 4wds need to conceal their AA batteries, so these kinds of camouflage are often employed when scaling down from larger models. The original Avante Mini 4wd has simple curves added. More recent model often chosen to pretend it’s about aerodynamics. As part of the unofficial rules of up scaling and already down scaled design (which I am making up on the spot), I’d say we could ditch those bits for 1/10, if desired!
  4. Well this is cool. Who will step up for the 1/10 scale-up challenge?
  5. Ok, I got this fixed so sharing it for anyone who buys wheels like this. The wheel adapters connect to the wheels with five little screws, which are not supplied with either the wheels or the adapter. I found the right size by by sifting through my box of spares. Turns out the little screws for attaching the power switch to the frame of my buggy were the right width, but 2mm too long. I ended up buying some FTX Cap Head Hex Screws 2x8mm from modelsport. Couple of quid a bag, needed two bags. They are the right length for the specific adapter I wanted to use, but some other adapter had other fitments, for example they needed little nuts as well. The screws I bought had a slightly larger hex fitting than the Alan key that fits Tamiya pinions, so I needed a set of Alan keys, too. My next jobs are to clean my hopper, start work on a new (shelf) shell and fit my new green pipe frame plastic bits. Thanks for everyone’s input. Projects start to feel great once the wheels are on, right?
  6. @MockTurtle, looming agin at your eBay link and zooming in on the images, it does look like I need a screw and a bit. will raid my mini 4wd stash for something appropriate, but I’m not gonna have 20 sets!
  7. Yup, those are the adapters. You get two tees like that as one ‘set’. I have two sets, so four trees. Only three of them have female hexes, so this obviously connect to the car. But there is no way to fit those THROUGH the wheel. And and kind of sandwiching attempt lead to an axle through that is too short. There are 5 holes in all the adapters that would allow me to screw or bolt the adapter to the hub. But I’m sceptical because none were supplied.
  8. Hmmm... trying to fit these to the Comical Hornet and I’m confused. Perhaps I need another adapter of some kind? i’ve got Two sets of the adapter from that eBay listing, but they only see the help me place a hub over the standard hex. The hub mounts in the back of the wheel, but only with a little friction. Putting the nit on does no good, as it doesn’t attach the hub to the wheel. It seems like I’m missing some other piece to sand which the wheel between an adapter at the back and another at the front? Anyone have experience with these? I feel like I’m missing something obvious! bih pic show outside of wheel. First st pic has adapter next to wheel. Second show adapter in place, behind the wheel. But when I screw in the nut, I grips nothing but the adapter and the wheel falls right off... 🤔 thanks for any help!
  9. Nice. do you think the adapters available on that page are mandatory? Feels like you need them, right?
  10. I am planning a new look for my comical Grasshopper and aiming for something like this amazing beast from Blockhead Motors. I’m mainly into this kind of wheel and tire combo. Totally unsure what I should be searching for to find things like this. Stadium truck wheels? Short course? Or is it not that complicated? In short, i’d Like large iadmatre wide wheels with matching slicks. Wondering if anyone could recommend options and advise if I need to worry about offset of anything like that? cheers!
  11. Ok,cool! Anyone bought a whole know t from them? I’m worried about import duties to the UK. There’s a step in the buying process where they ask you for a percentage of the total cost under the heading ‘customs’ and you can also leave a ‘memo’. Feels a bit like they are encouraging you to make an ‘honesty’ based customs declaration, but I’m unsure. You guys know what that’s about? cheers
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