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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Now let's see what the damage is and make a plan
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    Tamiya 58044 mitsubishi pajero

    Yknow that looks pretty ace in silver! Now it's going to be harder to go box art!
  3. Hi all, A local who I've had RC bits off in the past sent me a message a while back asking if I wanted another of his cars. It's a novel little original car, underloved by the masses it seems and perhaps deservedly so. However the price was right and I saw the opportunity to have some fun fixing it up. Sellers image: My boss is picking the car up as I type. Hopefully once Easter celebration is over I can begin making a full checklist and putting together a shopping basket. I think I'm going to strip the body back and go box art with some MCI decals. I might pick up a rere Montero body to muck around with though. First thing will be a full strip and ultra sonic clean. The overall plan is faux vintage. A new kind of techno-blasphemy where I will be trying to keep the vintage internal look (MSC, 27mhz gigantic RC and a Tamiya battery) but hiding modern gear in an attempt to end up with something a bit more functional. MSC may look quite cool but as far as I'm concerned they have two speeds: On and On Fire. I'm torn between fitting ampro light buckets and keeping it stock. Flip of a coin when I come to it. Maybe something for a spares body! Thanks, H
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    Cad design for fibre lyte

    Oh and if you can't get to grips with software but can do a dimensioned drawing I am happy to draw parts up
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    Cad design for fibre lyte

    Emachine shop is good for free 2d (basic 3d) it's basically MS Paint with numbers.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Luckily they now make the stampede as a kit https://www.modelsport.co.uk/index.php?product_id=439067&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-tXlBRDWARIsAGYQAmcpn5tWUuEg8N-9fETx2Hew0rPiFGebvhkZGhdmQ5rvXXah9zxulQ4aAn3BEALw_wcB
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Since I lost a couple of my cheap £15 transmitters to damp and rain I splashed out on a water resistant "rugged" transmitter which arrived today. I'm hoping to get into crawling or more off road/mud/water/beach general difficult terrain and this should be perfect It's a bit chunky compared to the turnigy I used in the interim (cheap, model memory and cheap Rx) I love a pointless gimick, it has a special compartment for a wheel spanner
  8. Unfortunately yeah, not normally from actual children. More likely teenagers or the parents of smaller children. I try not to let it stop me from doing what I enjoy. I generally find if I'm with someone else nobody bothers you but if you're a lone driver it's fair game for somebody to belittle or scold. Only welcome one was one older guy who came up to me once and rather excitedly told me all about his mardave mini he had way back when. Also yes, tattoos and a shaved head was a great way to sit alone on public transport
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    Stadium Thunder

    ^^ that's a slippery slope, soon comes a bear hawk and Falcon
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    God that's an impressive collection! Absolutely adore the TR15-T, king cab and Dyna blaster close seconds. I bet you're well chuffed
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    My Grasshopper II, 25 years later.

    Hi, I have a crawler ESC in my Bearhawk which is programmed to be instant fw/rev. https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbyking-x-car-45a-brushed-car-esc.html?wrh_pdp=7 It doesn't break the bank either.
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    Harry's builds

    Hey all, Driver/ interior still being planned but I've added some grease, grime and horror to the Lada paintjob. Looks like its been sitting in Crazy Vaclav's Lot for a while waiting for someone to Put It In H and take it home. It's knocked the sheen off the paint rather nicely and looks rather happy and battered and oily. Great learning experience doing this even if its a very personal taste on the paint job. Still waiting on some decals and a suitable driver figure!
  13. Discharge rates keep going up at least £90 for 25c peak 2000mah way back when. Now you can pick up a 5ah 90c peak pack for well under 40. You don't get any spectacular fireworks I'm afraid. A little bit of fizz but it's less impressive than an aspirin. Have disposed of single cells upto 12 cell, 8000mah like this.
  14. That should be fixable unless the tabs from the cells can't away with the wires. Also, what we used to do with robot batteries, bucket of salt water, leave untill fully discharged and stick in the battery disposal bins at the supermarket or take to the tip.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Painted up and weathered my Bearhawk body today. Still needs some MFP and Pursuit decals but I'm pretty chuffed with it. Experimenting with rubbing ink into the car to make it look a bit battered and dirty. Looks quite at home with my first Blitzer. Although I think I need to have another crack at that sometime as it looks a bit sorry for itself now. Cheers