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  1. Nice. do you think the adapters available on that page are mandatory? Feels like you need them, right?
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  4. No-one at all? They have some great deals that feel to good to be true. Perhaps they are.
  5. They have somethings I'm interested in (full kits, so expecting customs issues to the UK from Japan (I think)), so was wondering if anyone had had a positive or negative experience with them? Do they have a good reputation? Site somehow feels a bit off … Thanks
  6. Hi everyone, Just to report that the GT-POWER-12 lighting set worked great, and I have it installed in my Comical Hornet here For some reason I thought could act as a brake light at the back, but I don't think that it does. Instead, the only viable option seems to be all lights on, all the time. The other options are a range of flashing settings that I suppose are useful for emergency vehicle, but not for me. I couldn't figure out how to neatly mount the rear lights int he rear light holders, so for now a bit of masking tape is doing the job (see pic). I've also bought, but not yet fitted, a Turnigy switch to let me control the lights from Channel 3 of my transmitter, so that I have some on/off options that way. Thanks again for all your help.
  7. Oh wait, just real life liveries? - Rothmans, Martini, Gulf - late 80s Williams or Benneton F1
  8. Yeah, I basically CANNOT STOP LOOKING AT AVANTES! Sometime I just google search to show all Avante activity in the past week. NEED NEW AVANTE PICS, ALL OF THE TIME. Yours is nice, Otty. Looks veeeeerrry clean.
  9. I’m just blitzing all the forums with my Avante pics 🤪 Sorry! check my showrooms here
  10. Last night I finally got my TC showroom up in order to post pics of my Avante TXR project and my new Comical Hornet. Showrooms with loads of pics here
  11. https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=133948&id=48472
  12. https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=133948&id=48472
  13. Finally finished this bad boy, so the time was right to get myself a showroom … https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=133948&id=48472 Thanks to everyone who contributed ideas to the project. It's turned out less ambitious than I planned, but I'm rather pleased with it nonetheless.
  14. Which shop is that... it can be hard to tell from online sources which shop are really gonna feel like “wow, they have everything!” Hope you had fun!
  15. Actually yesterday but ... managed to FINALLY complete and take pics of my Avante TXR project, and my new Comical Hornet. Time to finally subscribe and open up a show room here, I think. Gratuitous Avante shots incoming!
  16. Finished the shell on my new Comical Hornet. Drew a sketch a few days ago (just traced over the pic in the instructions, never thought if that before!) and have been working towards that. Been tweaking along the way based on what stickers I have, what I can grab from hobbycraft (i’m loving the 80’s vibe of the gold pin stripes, £1.10 a pack!) and trying cover up the ropey masking in my four colour paint job. the idea for the design came without much conscious thought, but as it has turned out it is clear inspired by late 80s Silk Cut Jaguars, the Jun Watanabe Hornet and some nice sticker sets I’ve seen recently on massdamper.co.jp, a mini4wd site.
  17. Thanks for all the input, guys. bought my bits yesterday and will end up with something very similar to @ThunderDragonCy‘s Hornet. I’m on a deadline for a family holiday, so no time to mess about, gotta have something that is proven to work. interesting to hear about tires from @waterbok. With my regular Comical Grasshopper, i’ve found the lack of grip quite useful on grass to prevent rolling over. On tarmac, I tipped over a lot by grip rolling. So not sure if more grip is good for me 😁. Will post pics when done.
  18. He he He he! Was just checking your thread 😆. Sweet work on that one. Blue looks good. Have heard good things about the GT3C, so that’s probably what i’ll go with. What motor exactly are you running? I’m being super paranoid about this build, so if something is working for you, I’ll probably just copy it 😁
  19. Of to get one tomorrow! A few questions to make sure I don’t leave the shop with the wrong stuff 😊 Aside from bearings, what can I do to make this thing even more fun? I’m keen to avoid Lipo, but considering a brushless combo. I’m worried that a sport tuned motor won’t feel like a sizeable change in pace (compared to my existing stock comical hopper), but love to hear your experiences of that kind of dilemma. if I did up my motor game, is it a given that I switch the pinion? Finally, I find it hard to compare transmitters. Can’t find a good site that shows feature comparison. Any tips on that? I’m after a wheel type set up with multi model, end point adjustment and cheap extra receivers. Not really interested in spending more than £70, but could consider. Anyone got a setup like that and happy with it? As usual, i’m super grateful for all the expertise shared on here. Lovely community.
  20. I had the same dilemma and plumped for an Avante 2011 a couple of years ago. Ended up buying some but not all of the stuff needed to convert to a BS! But it was quite costly. so my suggestion is buy the Bs!
  21. Ordered the GT Power set from @IBIFTKH's link as it was super cheap (6 quid) and looked to be pretty flexible. Looks like delivery takes about a month, so will update then. Thanks again to everyone.
  22. Thanks everyone! That’s plenty for me to explore. I’ll report back when I’ve got something in place.
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