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  1. Too good of a deal to pass up locally off a friend. An XV-01Pro with a few spares and nice wheels. Loose plans are it will be going under my Ford Puma WRC winter / ice car! (For the WRC Puma itself, all masks were since pulled off to continue to cut the lexan and I wanted some more time to pass to think things through this difficult livery. )
  2. Been working on a "commission" build for a childhood friend and his hobby car. It will be is his first and only RC so it will be a very simple TT02.. I am delivering it RTR minus a battery charger. Budget is tight so I won´t be going bonkers with the chassis or electrics but it will be with lighting, brake lamps, one off custom decals, mudflaps, exhaust etc. My aim is to try to match is 1:1 car faithfully. I am about a days worth of planning, research and executing the initial body work.
  3. @Chris.B Thank you! It’s mainly down to perseverance, a little bit every day. I am shooting from the hip here but this is maybe my 50th 1:10 bodyset.. and like 50-60 1/24 scale models in my lifetime. 95% of those were no good 😄
  4. @Re-Bugged Looking great! so nice! The size of can looks comical compared to the space. I’ve built the XV-02 and it was an enjoyable and quality kit. Hope Tamiya continues this route. The bare bone entry level kits are far harder to put together with vintage plastic technology and with essentially wood screws the chance of over tightening, stripping or simply having a sloppy mess when your done is high. It must turn off alot of entry level hobbyists. ( TT, M05/6, MF )
  5. @ChrisRx718 Thank you!, Quiet simply - PS-60 Bright Mica Red PS-4 Blue With an underestimated as always the large quanties one needs of white, silver and black for backing .
  6. Mirrors went through their putty and primer rounds. ( look so much better then the kit supplier ones! ) I layed down all layers of paint and colour now. Each colour has 3-4 coats plus 3 coats of backing. Some are backed twice ( white, then silver ) with a final backing of black for all. ( a decade or two ago I thought solid colour cars were exciting but now something about iconic cars with liveries does it for me ) I decided to leave the thin red strip down the bodyside as a vinyl sticker I will manually cut and add afterwards on the outside to make sure it is sharp and crisp. Overall I’m happy where it has gotten to, it’ll be cleanup from here on and digital logo work. Love the rear lamp depth already and the front grill! More pics in the build thread!
  7. Mirrors went through their putty and primer rounds. ( look so much better then the kit supplier ones! ) I layed down all layers of paint and colour now. Each colour has 3-4 coats plus 3 coats of backing. Some are backed twice ( white, then silver ) with a final backing of black for all. I decided to leave the thin red strip down the bodyside as a vinyl sticker I will manually cut and add afterwards on the outside to make sure it is sharp and crisp. Overall I’m happy where it has gotten to, it’ll be cleanup from here on and digital logo work. Love the rear lamp depth already and the front grill! This might be a runner up to my Lancia Stratos in terms of visual impact.
  8. My first Group C chassis. I bought it with complete vintage electrics ( not my thing ) . I sold off everything but the motor and as it sits it is almost completely free. I gave it a test run with a simple "modern" 70A / Lipo combo and it flies with the sport tuned motor. Loose plan is it will be the carrier of my to be built NIB bodysets of the F40, and NSX. I now understand how the NSX wheels work, simple hubcaps. Nevermind the spiderweb of cables, it was just for the test, i move this combo around to chassis i feel like running.
  9. Some evening´s ago I put some time into a variant Legacy RS body. Applying the kit decals, which when used selectively are quite nice. Looks realistic in daylight in my opinion. Made to fit the XV-02.
  10. At lunch ran a battery pack through one of my TA02 pre runners. The lipo gives this truck a jolt of power that mimicks the dramatic chassis / body movements of a 1:1 pre runner diving and squatting. An absolute blast. Very fun to watch / run. Completely stock truck including bushings.. Silver can, 1060 70A, Ruddog 2S 4000mah C shape. The silver can was about 2 billion degrees after haha. A little backstory on these pretty nicely scaled pre runners. Back in the early 90s I always wanted one as a kid but Tamiya was obscure, expensive and not easy to get ahold of in my area so about age 8-9 I was fortunate to get a “real” rc for Christmas it was a 2wd Traxxas Sledgehammer kit. Great memories, significant hours were had with it. Must’ve been an expensive project for my parents. It’s where the bug bit terminally. I always dreamed of this sort of power, realism and runtimes! I have a total of three ta02 pre runners and two bodysets I should make up some liveries paint them up.
  11. Just be patient, it takes time to get it right and to get comfortable with it… Think of it as mediation. Nothing that can be rushed ☺️ . That’s my opinion on the topic anyway. But cutting and ruining shells for 25+ years.
  12. Alot of taping based on studying reference photos. A simple livery, but I still want to get the proportions as close as possible to reality. Loving how the hard parts look, the rear wing and front grill look excellent in their respective base primer colour. Solid progress, alot of taping and 3-4 light coats of each colour. Looking really good so far I am happy. It is one of my favourite cars I am excited about this one. I will let it all rest a few days and clean up any leaks in the red or blue. ( and wait for the gold to arrive ) . The red is not yet backed, and the wing is just in primer colour for now. It will be a runner on my xv02 or a TRF.
  13. Solid progress, alot of taping and 3-4 light coats of each colour. Looking really good so far I am happy. It is one of my favourite cars I am excited about this one. I will let it all rest a few days and clean up any leaks in the red or blue. ( and wait for the gold to arrive )
  14. Alot of taping based on studying reference photos. A simple livery, but I still want to get the proportions as close as possible to reality. Loving how the hard parts look, the rear wing and front grill look excellent in their respective base primer colour.
  15. Best practice I found is New Lexan body = New blade in blade holder of your choice. Carefully score 2-3 times all lines you want cut, then simply tear off cleanly afterwards. Sand and detail trim as you see fit.
  16. @Re-Bugged yes they’re wonderful. I did my permit in one and learned how to drive manual aged 16.
  17. Might seem counter productive to RC but I like having multiple things on the go. I´ve been acquiring iconic rally and race cars that inspire me in 1:24 scale.
  18. Test fitting parts, initial tape line sketches on the body and decals begun.
  19. I´m going for this. I won´t back out now.
  20. @Busdriver I have this combo in my Rav4, works flawlessly and completely plug and play. I am very happy with mine.
  21. I´m not answering this without a lawyer present!
  22. I feel it’s reached a level to call it wrapped up . Brief recap to compliment the conclusion photos. Tamiya Honda Civic EG6 - Vti / SiR A simple but “better” then box stock build. Quite alot of time detailing and being careful trying to keep it clean. I attempted to reach a brochure OEM / Gran turismo feeling here. The body is sprayed in light coats of both metallic green, light blue, and finally backed with black. Black trim areas are painted on the exterior in black. Lamp details are layers of transparent patterns and paint. Rear lamps are from the kit. The decals I drew and outsourced for printing. I always really liked the stubble DOHC vtec markings on 90s and 80s Hondas, and for that matter many manufacturers. Realistic looking wheels are RPF1’s by RC Racing Legends Don’t know when the next civic will be but it will be a race liveried one I feel, a less common one or a jaccs!
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