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Willy iine

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    Original Wild Willy, M-chassis specifically with Tamiya Mini Cooper bodies, off-road legendary buggies from Tamiya and Kyosho.
    IG: #pretendrcshop

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  1. For me, modified the barrel nut, spacers, and wide hex hub to make my wide offset spacer for the VW Bus. Turned out as planned, drives well as expected with the much wider stance. Looks appropriate too. Will paint the body later in the week. Please check out my Stories on Instagram for pictures if interested. #pretend_RC_shop.
  2. Yeah, I know it's after the fact and best to make the best out of a bad situation, but my expectation would be that Kyosho improves their QC at their outsourced Taiwanese partner. Perhaps they did, since I've not seen this issue recently.. I considered myself just lucky that I bought 2 early kits (with the special poster and extra body decals for Turbo MID included) without any problems and additional 2 afterwards and no issue with those as well. I hope no issue with the WC Spec MID... One of these days I'm going to visit Kogawa-san and have these posters autographed. He's over in Honolulu today running the marathon as I type. He's incredibly in shape!
  3. For me, took my 1:1 WRX STI out for a pleasant drive for a change of pace and enjoyed my time outdoors. I also got my GoPro running with my iPad (app) and took a quick test video to explore its features. I need to get familiar with it more, but the touch screen and having LCD on both sides of the unit is a huge plus. I also got my barrel nuts so will see if I can make offset spacers for my M06L VW Bus. My goal is to push out each corner by 10mm so that the wheels are not so sunken into the wells (but not super flush as it's not going to be any performance car.. more a camper for my Beetle race cars. ). Besides that, I'm going to wipe my old iPhone12 mini and give it to my kid who is overdue for a newer phone.
  4. I am also disappointed with the ever growing crybaby pansies working in positions they are not qualified for. USA took D&I way too far.. it's comical. Even today, Amazon delivery was an hour late from their promised 4 hr delivery window (which I paid extra for) and the content was completely damaged. I am assuming by wimps who can't handle life and took it out on customer's items. Amazon is going to send me replacement without returning the damaged ones which took me 15min+ to chat with customer service. And they are refunding me the extra money I paid for early delivery. You know all this nonsense only pushes me harder to get better at what I do to showcase what integrity and discipline is.. and get more toys and happiness at the end. It's my way to double birdie losers.
  5. For me, got my iPhone15Pro (typing from it now) and Hero11 today. My harvest photo in my Story on Instagram if interested.
  6. @GToddC5 Dang you're 1:10 looks real and your real one looks real real! I too would've thought the first picture was of a 1:1 if you weren't pulling the beer cans.
  7. Yeah, if I already had a clean original I would probably not care to pay $1k for a rere either.. but then again, I probably would for driving and not caring about damaging an original.
  8. Well you can use my 'eyeballed with hope' technologies any time!
  9. My thought is that the folks that want the rere car (never mind the wannabe just loud folks) would willingly pay a premium to get the gold pan rere. I mean Tamiya can get away selling TRF420X at near $1K.. AE can sell at the same price and sell more volume, I think.
  10. Yeah, it's not your fault. I mean releasing cars like the Squash Van would do that.. Tamiya is pushing the Japanese cuteness = coolness culture a bit.. Most Americans definitely do not understand that in general unless it was a car for kids. Funny you mentioned this because I was thinking about getting another Egress for outdoor driving and would run the factory livery for identification just in case some passerby recognizes the car. But then I saw the "Way Out Running" and "Impressive Numbers" (TF-EVO) slogan on my cars and thought what my neighbors would think seeing that up close and reading it out loud.. pretty silly looking slogans if you asked me. You don't see that stuff on Kyosho cars.. well at least I haven't. The only reason I have respect driving my RC cars outside is because folks know I also play with 1:1 cars.. so it only makes sense that Calvin is playing with his little RC cars outside his house.. and the RC cars he drives (Kyosho) is actually quite well engineered and not some kid's toy.
  11. Sorry for double post.. .. why not then..
  12. It can be with the right tires. 👍
  13. Yeah, I'm in it for the long haul (like the day I die) so I usually have sufficient spares.. I will probably get arms and stuff too separately to keep my parts bin well stocked so that even if AE goes under, the car would last longer than me.
  14. That makes sense. I've not built the BBX so I do not know, but in general I tend to use Tamiya's masking tape (10mm) as an alignment grid to decal odd angles just to give reference where I am positioning. Even so I sometimes end up scratching my head, so I am very careful not to commit until I am certain... or else, new decal sheet or new body set.. (like my JJ WC body).
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