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  1. Technically I bought this from a local Tamiya fan, NIB. Goes well with the Hotshot I'm building.
  2. put some Brat wheels and tires on my Hornet Re-Re
  3. Masked stripes and painted a VTA style body for my TT-01. PS-30 Bright Blue. Used a mix of decals from my A4 Touring car and Hornet builds to complete the look. Protoform wheels to keep it period correct
  4. Thank you all! I think I've figured out the correct options. Ultimately I can try and source tires that just fit the stock wheels or convert to accept the current 12mm hex wheel options. For Hotshot: - to convert to 12mm hex ITEM#53056 can be used on the front and rear for a 4wd buggy https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?I=TAMC3056 For Hornet: ITEM# 53913 RC FROG 2005 ALUM WHEEL ADAPT https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/option-parts/rc-frog-2005-alum-wheel-adapt/
  5. Very cool...on which wheels though? Are those standard Hotshot wheels? Or modern size 2.2" buggy wheels?
  6. So I e got a re-re Hornet and Hotshot. I'd like to use some street style tires and/or alt wheels to have as backups. The Hornet I realize uses some smaller wheels..I think 1.9"? And so I believe I can use tires from the Brat for it. Correct? With the Hotshot...which I haven't opened the box yet. I had seen all these amazing photos of guys putting the Tamiya "O.Z." style wheels on it with more street style tires. So I went and bought modern Proline buggy front /rear 2.2" tires. And sourced some official Tamiya wheels. These are the wheels I ordered OP-880 (53880) Large Dish Wheels (4WD/Front, 62/25) OP-881 (53881) Large Dish Wheels (Rear, 62/35) The Proline tired came today..4WD Buggy 2.2" tires and it looks like the tires inner diameter won't fit the wheel? Note: I don't have the wheel yet..I'm basing it off the standard Hotshot wheel in the kit. Color me confused. Am I stuck with trying to source Tamiya vintage sized tires for the re-re or do I need to find a diff set of wheels to fit the modern size tires? Or are those "large dish" Tamiya wheels the same size as modern buggy wheels? Thanks in advance Chris
  7. Hi folks Is the re-re frog frame grey or red? I've been seeing photos recently of builds with red frames.?
  8. Installed a YR solid axle part in my TT01 to try some drifting.. And realized the paint job I did on the RX 7 shell matches the Tamiya toolset perfectly! Bonus!
  9. I haven't used a straight metallic yet so I cannot comment based on actual experience, but I'd have to imagine the straight metallic blue might have more flake in it. Fyi..Tamiya PS53 "Lame Flake" might help with this. It is a clear flake paint that I'm told you can apply first just for the crazy flake and then back that with a color. The benefits of using the translucent with your own backing is you can control the color, depth and hue more? Keep in mind I used an entire can of the trans blue, if I had stopped at 2 or 3 coats instead, I'd be able to see the backing color come through a bit more. Which may have yielded more flake or a brighter pop. I went for depth and richness. Where my blue lacks in sparkle flake it makes up for in pure richness. When I pick it up and move it around under the light it is really gorgeous. With subtle color shifts. I have translucent orange to do on my 240z shell and plan on experimenting with a diff backing combination.
  10. I've always found it hard to find a good set of photos for various paint colors, so I'm hoping someone will find this useful if you're looking to try something new. The RX-7 is: Translucent Blue (PS38) backed first by Bright Gunmetal (PS63) and then by normal Gunmetal. (PS23). I used the entire can of Trans Blue. I split the two gunmetals between cars. The Audi A4 is: Satin Silver Anodized Aluminum (PS48) backed by the same two gunmetals as the RX -7. I used an entire can of the Satin Silver Anodized Aluminum. I'm beyond happy with the results, in person they are really vivid and present a great sense of depth. Video links here: A4: RX-7 Photos
  11. Ah good Suggestion too. I've been finding it hard to find oe hornet tires. Wheels I can find.
  12. Hi folks So my re-re Hornet needs some new shoes. The rear tires are wearing down (road and dirt use) and I'd like to get a set of tires I can use primarily on asphalt. I bought the Tamiya hub adapters to allow usage of regular wheels... I bought a set of JConcept Goose Bump bugggy tires..but obviously these look way too big to fit the standard hornet wheels. So...what should I do? Get a diff set of tires that fit the hornet wheels or get a new set of wheels that fit the tires? I don't care about needing to keep the car looking stock as these are made for me to bash around with the kiddos, I'll put the OEM wheels back on for shelf queen stuff later. 😀 All advice is much appreciated thank you!
  13. Finished phase one of my basement hobby corner. AND bought my 7 and 5 yr olds some Traxxas bandits so they can race around with me and my cars. And started the TRF suspension hop up for my TT-01
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