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  1. Hi all, Cant decide on 2 paints and wondered if anyone has vehicles painted in ps23 gunmetal and ps63 bright gunmetal that they would be kind enough to photo side by side? Presumably they have a semi metallic finish? Thanks in advance
  2. I believe the motor/ gearbox plate is the same between the original astute, monster racer and king cab, and was sold separately as a hop up for the madcap. If so it should be in this bag: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293542358363 But check the plate is in the bag with the seller. Cross ref of bag code indicates the plate is included eg old tamico pic below. https://tamico.de/Tamiya-Press-Parts-Bag-King-Cab-58081-9405534 Any other madcap owners happy to verify? All the best.
  3. I have a NIB 47362 I could be tempted to part with. Are you UK based? PM to discuss?
  4. Believe these are the damper bushings aswell https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152864843411 At least they were for the fire dragon, presumably they have not changed for the terra scorcher rere?
  5. I've always found the Clodbuster screw bags A and B as a cost effective source of machine screws, self tappers and flange nuts. Replacing the serrated nuts with flanged nyloc nuts will also prevent the need for thread lock (I've heard that this can damage/weaken some types of plastic?)
  6. When I priced up all the individual parts with Tamiya UK, including the A tree since the gearbox housing between the original king cab and rere super astute are slightly different, it was about 2/3 the price of a complete super astute. So I bought the kit and have the remainder as spares for the other super astute runner. Can get a good deal if US based as some sellers on the auction sites have grouped gearbox / slipper kits from parted out kits together for reasonable prices.
  7. Yes, but more cost effective to buy diff set such as 47389 which includes the diff drive cups etc than sourcing parts individually.
  8. I may have some A tree parts, will check this weekend
  9. Thanks for the info, have ordered a few A parts for the spares box. Anyone come up with some ingenious bracing to prevent it?
  10. Hi all, Apologies if this has been raised and answered before, had a quick search but please redirect where necessary. I've almost enough spares to build an egress/avante hybrid, ie egress chassis and locked centre diff parts but not the front or rear ball diffs, however I do have a pair of avante gear diffs. Questions are: 1. Will they work in harmony or will the egress locked centre diff result in early wear/destruction of the avante gear diffs? 2. Any thoughts/experience of how well this combo will run or is it better to wait and source egress ball diffs? 3. Centre diff options, what's better and why- avante ball, egress locked or one way torque splitter? Thanks in advance
  11. Hi, just a query, what are the weak points with the front gearbox halves you mention? Have an egress bitsa project on the go and wondering what I should look out for. Thanks
  12. Looking at the show pictures, looks to have adjustable turnbuckles over originals plain threaded rod, and gone are the blue 6mm rod ends. Wonder what else may have changed? Maybe just preproduction differences.
  13. Hi all, thanks for the advice particularly the high gloss option on decals
  14. Hi all, Anyone own both, if so is the undertray the same considering they are the same chassis? Wondering whether I can reuse my egress one for an avante 2001 body (yet to buy) or if I'll need the whole body kit? Thanks
  15. Hi all, I've been in touch with Trish at TBG enquiring whether a bulk order would qualify for a discount, they are willing but would like to know numbers and what body shells we are interested in. I've made a note of the Saint Dragon, but please all let me know what your interested in and I'll get a quote. If we get as far as concluding an order I'm sure we can find some way of minimising onward postage costs so we all make some saving! So things don't get lost in comms, please feel free to mail direct. Dave
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