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  1. Of course I don't think I will race the Tamiya after some advice I was given here. I'm just going to go to the track with it on some personal time and have a bit of fun with it and get to know the folk down there. Hopefully get talking to some people etc. I do have my eyes on an Associated kit, but I want to scope out the club and see if I want to jump in before throwing the cash around.
  2. Ok...it's been bashed about a bit...broke a wheel on a wall collision...maintenance day is upon us... I've also received some parts from Fyber Lyte, with many thanks to @ALEXKYRIAK. This build is going to have a little transformation in the coming months...ill update as it happens.
  3. My father just bought the Grasshopper re-issue. He loves it!
  4. I'm new to this game...but did a bit of research before buying my kit. I went for the TT02B purely because of the availability of parts. The amount is insane, and the mods this chassis has available is astounding in my opinion. Or maybe, I'm late to the game as I haven't had a kit since the 90s? I still think it's a solid chassis, though.
  5. Wow, Thanks for all the replies folks! I'm taking in a lot of what you have all said. I've been in touch with people at the track and I'm going to book in for a practice session, and hopefully meet some of the other folks there. I'll get to see what people are running, and what classes are available etc. One day I would like to upgrade to a more race standard kit like an Associated, Kyosho or TLR etc...(I have an old Kyosho nitro, but it's diffs are stripped), but I'm not willing to shed that amount of cash just yet. There's other things in life right now that need taking care of. But, I've been told i'm more than welcome to book in and have a bash around the track. I think I'm allowed 3 sessions before I need the BRCA membership to carry on. So, one step at a time. However, the track is still closed due to the pandemic and I've been informed that it re-opens in August all being well. Can't wait to give a track run a go! I just feel a little apprehensive that if there's other people practicing for a race day, wanting to setup their cars etc...and I'm getting in the way through being inexperienced on a track. Also, it turns out they held a buggython event where each team had to build a TT02B (Plasma Edge II) and race them as standard. Looked a bunch of fun! So I guess a TT02B can handle their track. Anyways..TLDR. I've been in touch, and I'm taking my car for a bash on the track the moment it's available. My better half may not like where this leads. She's seen how much a race buggy costs :O Hopefully there's plenty more overtime at work
  6. Ok... Specifically, I've been looking at near by clubs...I'd like to get to a track and have a bash. I've got the buzz for giving racing a go. But I'm seeing a lot of Associated and TLR etc...would a brushless Tamiya actually hold up? How would you be received turning up to the track with a tamiya? This is purely on a club circuit level. Do you race a Tamiya Off Road buggy? If so, what's your setup? Motor etc? All I'm saying is, these are pretty cheap kits compared to an Associated kit (for example). Yes I've been looking, because I'm actually wanting to give this a blast. My nearest 1/10th off road seem very welcoming about bringing a TT02B for some personal time...but what would a kit like this need to actually be competitive? Or.. Is it a fact that you should hit the button and bite the bullet on the initial cost of a higher end kit like Associated or TLR etc? Just asking because I'm considering options track wise. Hope that's ok! Thanks!
  7. My first and only car I've built by myself at my grand old age. All the others have had the help of my father when I was a young lad, and they've since come to pass. But the time that was spent doesn't go forgotten. The only other car I have is an old Kyosho nitro and I just don't want that trouble 😂 it's still on my shelf in bits. I've come to love this model
  8. Some custom made Carbon Fibre shock mounts arrived. I have @ALEXKYRIAK to thank for them, as they are his design and hard work. I really want to get down to modding my kit and after seeing his Formula Neo Scorcher, I knew I needed one. Wife still loves me 😂 all is good!
  9. More of a "What am I doing currently?" but will be past tense later... ...just servicing, cleaning, regreasing and tweaking. Having a swift summer beverage whilst doing so. Life feels good in the garage (dining room).
  10. New wheels and tyres for the "Go anywhere/Rally Buggy."
  11. I'm new to the club...but, I have to say it. I've just finished my first build in 20 years on a TT02-B and i'm absolutely astounded by the amount of parts and upgrades. But, i'm pretty a much a newb in this game again, so take my suggestion as a grain of sweet, sweet sugar. Honestly, I'm loving this buggy at the moment, but I can't compare to others right now. So, I guess, this is pretty much a defective comment
  12. That's understandable. I tried a build thread... It started well...but I lost touch with documenting parts, as I started to get excited about getting it built. So I pressed ahead without much thought for the process. Hopefully the next one will be better. Anyway, enjoy the build and the car. It looks fun!
  13. Build thread? That thing looks sweet!
  14. Yeah... I'm going to start setting to private. And haha it was you that commented on my pic on imgur 😂
  15. A bit of a photoshoot after cleaning from the first bash (loved it!)
  16. Haha...im sure it would be fine. Yeah...i noticed that. Oops. Uploaded cropped image now. Postie note is for my new wheels, so I can run this on tarmac as well.
  17. The ones with the white backgrounds are done on my computer desk. It's quite a long desk, so this is where the build took place also. I just laid out some plain A4 paper for the background. The more "arty" pics were taken on the dining room table. Again with A4 paper laid out and blu tak on the placemats...i stood those up for a backdrop/wall. I also used my little photographer led lamps with some gels for the lighting. I hear you on tamiya masking. ---- Finished. Better quality pictures inbound tonight.
  18. Starting masking up over the weekend to get the paint job done...just a small update here. It's all finished now, but haven't taken any photos yet. Should be doing that tonight.
  19. Cutting out the body shell. Ready for painting. I'm taking it to work tomorrow for some smoothing down of the edges to try and get some neat lines. Had a few beers and decided to try and get creative with the lighting. Waiting on paint...should be here tomorrow fingers crossed.
  20. Pressed on a lot yesterday. The trouble is I didn't really stop to take many photographs. I was too eager to get it built. Steering linkage, motor casing and switch installed... Got my servo the wrong way around because I wasn't paying attention. Ahhh... This is better... From here, I didn't document too much as it was just fitting in the electronics and receiver case (which was a very tight fit). Lots of fiddling around ensued. Then it was just fitting the wheels. It seems like a very brief build thread with not so much customisation. But, that is something I would like to do with this car in the future. Anyway, it runs... and I'm surprised by its speed. Onwards to the body work >>>
  21. There seems to be literally just enough to fill the shocks in this kit I have here. It's a standard 32 hydraulic oil. Seems to have done the trick anyway. ---- Ok, so my prop joints turned up...time to crack on. Installed the motor and gear casings Then worked on the suspension system. The shocks have been screwed on. Just didn't get a picture of it yet. That's all for this evening. Looking forward to moving on to the next stages tomorrow.
  22. Does a father classify as 'what the postman brought'? Because I just received these today
  23. Not too much progress regarding the chassis today. I'm still awaiting delivery of the Prop Joints for the shaft. The shocks/dampers assembled. That was fun! Man, Tamiya are really tight on that damper fluid aren't they? Yep, I managed to spill some...but yet acquired a little hydraulic oil from work. Fitted tyres to the wheels looking for some sort of progress while waiting for postman to deliver shiny blue parts. Fingers crossed for the prop joints tomorrow, as I really want to get to work on the chassis. Having a lot of fun none the less! Can't wait to have this running! #bigkid
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