J@mes

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    Tamiya 58044 mitsubishi pajero

    Old school Pajero, great truck! It's fascinating seeing the familiar chassis & parts and their evolution through the models. I was looking through the manual and found it cool seeing the hump battery position & how the body incorporates it, held in place with rubber bands! There were several rubber bands in this model by the look of it.
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    Fly Sky FS-GT3B

    thanks for the input guys. @DK308 It was from ebay and all those niceties go out the window on a cheap import. Makes a good case for good old fashioned shop bought doesn't it? @Jugglar You are thinking along the same line as me. Although I am very aware I will most probably not succeed & have a pile of bits at the end so I'll wait til the replacement shows up before I 'repair' it
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    Fly Sky FS-GT3B

    The return spring in my TX steering wheel snapped. Had it 5 months & very little used in that time. Not dropped or damaged. Guess that’s the perils of cheap kit I’ve got so many receivers for this I’ve just ordered another one. Might need a few spare. I could try a repair when the new one arrives. Anyone wlse had issues with these?
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    Tamiya Wheelie cars for a 3yr old child?

    Look forward to seeing your pumpkin built. maybe it’s possible to measure battery discharge rate without complicated equipment? Too technical for me though! Do ESC have a battery type setting? The kids enjoyed chasing & being chased by the RC as much as they did driving it.
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    Tamiya Wheelie cars for a 3yr old child?

    That’ll be fun! Couple of 3 year olds and a 2 y/o had heaps of fun with my pink CW-01 Unimog on the beach over Easter. I am impressed with the durability of it and the handling improvement of the AMPro wide heavy duty front suspension arms. A 5000 mAh nimh battery lasted a very long time.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    My lady has specified the (barbie) driver be naked...
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Chop shop for Barbies cabrio and the Unimog
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    It’s been a good day for RC. Went through a (almost 1 hour) full charge at the beach with jumps and much admiration from onlookers during the CW-01 Unimogs maiden voyage. Even Batman had a go... https://flic.kr/p/2esuQhq Then this evening I built a Lunchbox Oh Happy day! ( Complete 180 on my shell then chassis approach ) https://flic.kr/p/2ftQGDy
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    Matchbox cars

    A trip down memory lane for me recently when visited my folks & they’d got some toys out for my kids. They included my Dads, mine and my brothers dinky, Tonka & matchbox cars trucks and vans from the 50s 60s 70s 80s & 90s wow what a stash! Now I want a sand rover (even more) so I can replicate this paint job: Anyone else have a toy stash with some cherished classics in?
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    @ThunderDragonCy put up the excellent thread about blockhead motors which inspired me for my next build. Then I found some stickers and I couldn’t resist... Spelling mistake (under the turtle) adds character Next build will be a Lunchbox in the Tamiya red white and blue with some cool Blockhead inspiration
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Cheers! Yup Watanabe g’box on there, might get the matching bumper too... Wheels from a Montero & white chassis and battery tray sprue are options. AMPro parts too, gearbox lock and front end bits. Thanks to @Pintopower for the wider a arms in white
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Creeping towards done on the ‘mog 1st Drive tonight, popping wheelies indoors!
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Should last a week or two
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    keeping it Tamiya
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    Alternative Blackfoot Bodyshell

    That’s great research cheers!!! tempted to spend some coin now...
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Moggy grille is a fine thing! Detailing the body last night & this morning.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Hey @Peter_B which one’s fastest?
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Moggy!
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    AMPro CW-01 stuff arrived recently. Paint done 1/2 already!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Painted a Unimog pink. Not ashamed to say I actually really like it!
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    Matchbox cars

    I’d not heard of Tomica before now
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    Matchbox cars

    Very nice! what model are you using to build it? Seems my 3 y/o couldn’t resist pocketing a little car whilst at play school. It’s a 1956 Buick police car which is something... I hope the other kid isn’t missing it too much
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    Matchbox cars

    Sweet! Have any influenced your Tamiya creations?
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    Matchbox cars

    My King Blackfoot might be getting new paint soon:
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    Your favorite tire?

    My vote goes to the Hotshot tires. They were/are just awesome