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  1. I made some battery retainers for the kids ones from spares that are flip/pivot to open, so faster to change battery.
  2. WOW, HS2 and a SWB WW are both hard to come by unless your pockets are deeper than mine. Well done. BUT now what......you will make some excuse that its a bargain and then your off again with a new set of targets! been there and done that. My collection has been com pleated twice now!
  3. Not sure if the Manta are same as the ones I have as they are off the older 4WD buggies, they suffered madly from bump steer and I understand this part is one of the reasons. I also have a new parts tree part B from the Super Hot Shot.
  4. where are you? I have at least one pair of those new still on the parts tree. From both a HotShot and a SuperShot re-re
  5. look very like the seatbelts from the SuperShot, BUT it had a standard paring photo in the guide books (BUT the car was from the rear in the body off photo-- normally they are both facing forward) is that what you mean???
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    Decals

    +1 on MCI, If its not on his website email him. Nathaneal is VERY helpful and will do what ever you want/need. He created a sheet of helmet decals for me when I asked - I think its now available on his website. Will also do just the parts of a sheet to change a re-re sheet to a classic sheet if you ask. He is also related to TBG (do the lexen bodies for most Tamiya and other main brands) which is also based in Canada. They take decent holidays and if you contact him just as he is leaving you may have to wait 3 weeks on a response.
  7. Thank you. Better photo of the lower half of SHOT series buggies. From bottom: re-re Hotshot never run re-re Supershot never run with MCI classic decals Vintage Hotshot II, lightly used- Came from a TC user from France. My own 1st Tamiya my 2nd hand Boomerang with new shell (waiting on full rebuild) and new driver ready to install. The upper half is re-re Bigwig never run with MCI classic decals. My take on the Winger on a vintage Boomerang lightly used Super Sabre restored (bought in about 3 lots of eBay as very hard to come by) My Vanquish. Used with new wheels. I have correct tires and a new shell with driver to add when I get round to rebuilding this one. Came from a collector in Germany. The other side of the collection cabinets has the Thunder Shot series buggies. All with new bodies, some all fully nut and bolt restored some still needing work. I have new tires for them and chassis cover and drivers all still to do & add. The Thundershot is my original first build Tamiya and was the first to get a restore as well. As such it was the poorest done....ie restored to runner without the cleaning (no sonic cleaner at the time) and did not bother to rebuild the shocks, change the bearings in the gearboxes ( I now have bulk bought the two common bearings used in these cars and have loads of them so tend to change them all on the way back out on a rebuild) I have re-re tires and wheels to go on this BUT I do intend to leave the front suspension as I ran it back in the day. It has most of the Terra upgrades available, cept the top wishbones which I found fiddle and weaker with more slack than the solid plastic ones. This is what I set out to collect, just these 4...... I also have a MadCap in Shelf Queen condition, a Saintdragon I built from a lightly used Madcap and parts sourced from here and eBay. and my old Pumpkin in need of a body as its so mashed and a Lunchbox to keep it company.
  8. Finally finished the decals on the Super Shot and corrected the order of the 4WD buggies.
  9. Finally finished my Super Shot (its a re-re with MCI SuperShot decals), its been left with no decals for months now.
  10. looks a bit like a traxxas Rustler proportions.
  11. A modern MadBull with 4WD and sorted handling. whats not to love.
  12. https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwip_ZyOw4XjAhVyA2MBHY4vC8wQjRx6BAgBEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftamiyabase.com%2Fforum%2F33-vintage-tamiya-original-build-or-restoration%2F18635-thunder-shot-wing-attachment&psig=AOvVaw1FYcgY9j68UQ5dRhdUcIds&ust=1561582491689186
  13. have a look at this link https://tamiyabase.com/forum/33-vintage-tamiya-original-build-or-restoration/18635-thunder-shot-wing-attachment
  14. I only skipped the part about the Kyosho
  15. Most of mine still need work, Thundershot needs cleaned up.....shocks stripped and re-built and the chassis cover and drive painted and installed. Correct tires and rims fitted. Thunderdragon - chassis cover and driver again, wheels and tires again... FireDragon - Wheels, tires and chassis cover, some over painting cleaned up. Terra - chassis cover and over spray sorted out. I have stalled in all things Tamiya (cept for browsing eBay....)
  16. I started same place as you did only my old Thundershot was first up, then a Terra Scorcher and a Fire Dragon and lastly a Thunder Dragon. but then it started to get out of hand as added all the 4WD buggies prior to them as well. Most of my shells are TBG and all the decals on them are MCI
  17. I have a couple of there motors as well from way back when.
  18. That (and the buggy) look so smart. Can I ask is that the Avante driver? Was considering (once I get all my other bits done.....!!!!) putting one in my Vanquish (you know once I actually get round to doing the body!!)
  19. going rate for old brushed motors unless its a Technigold is £5-10. I am on a FB group that collects em as I have about 5 old brushed hop up motors including 2 Demon ones.
  20. I think I actually have one of those, came in something I bought
  21. not done anything Tamiya related in ages but with rain suspending summer activities I started to decal the Super Hot shot (as a Super Shot of course) did the driver, rear wing and shock tower. Just the main body to do. Boy oh boy does red and black on silver look good.
  22. All the ones I dident own back in the day that i now do.....esp the Super Sabre which I did not rate back then as it was released at the same time as the Thundershot which was just so much better as it was the NEW generation in 4WD....now its a sneaking favourite, hard to find and my own was bought in about 5 different auctions.
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