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OnTheTrail

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  1. Looking for a Tamiya logo for my diorama but it needs to be fairly large. I only need one or two of the logos so I don't feel like spending $10 on a set if the correct size isn't there. I'm not able to find a size description of the MM023 sheet to get an idea on how large the decal is. Thx....
  2. Looks like you need a servo saver to protect your servo saver!
  3. Wish the freight to the US wasn't so prohibited. I'd be very interested in one of these. Best of luck selling them.
  4. ^^This^^ If you like to trail the rig as well as rock crawl, I'd recommend two speed and the locking diffs (just avoid the "High Trail" versions if you want to crawl). I have a decked out Defender and a virtually bone sock 2021 Bronco. Both great performance and only issue was a stock ESC on the Defender (Replaced with a HW1080) but otherwise amazingly tough.
  5. I just saw this recently announced accessory addition for RC4WD. Supposed to be 1/10th scale as is your FMS FJ but we all know not everything in this hobby is correct with their "scale math". I'm going to order one as I'm sure something I have is would be a good fit for this. https://store.rc4wd.com/rc4wd-driver-figure-molded-parts-tree.html
  6. Street price is $379 USD. I wanted to get a hold of a vintage RC10 so bad. Then the release......then the release price.
  7. If you want scale military, take a look at the King Kong 6x6. Amazon here in the US sell the chassis only which would be perfect since you want to do a scratch body. https://www.amazon.com/Kingkong-RC-ZISL-151-Soviet-Chassis/dp/B08BHT95MS/?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_w=2Laoi&content-id=amzn1.sym.3c3990c3-513c-4686-8d92-a42b4095cecb%3Aamzn1.symc.8b620bc3-61d8-46b3-abd9-110539785634&pf_rd_p=3c3990c3-513c-4686-8d92-a42b4095cecb&pf_rd_r=5XRNMRJT8EJGG96KHYZZ&pd_rd_wg=LwGhh&pd_rd_r=030927d7-c101-471f-9d4c-ba4c0e06b37a&ref_=pd_gw_ci_mcx_mr_hp_d That said, unless I'm missing something, from what I can tell from the link you provided, the Leyland is a not a 6x6 but rather a 6x4.
  8. There's no such thing as "completed household works". Your wife will just advance them to phase II, III, IV etc.....
  9. The BBX is substantially larger that the poly beetle or the SS Beetle bodies. Not sure how either could work.
  10. Very impressive. Next time my family goes on vacation, would you mind giving some pointers to my wife and daughter on how to pack luggage?
  11. Are some of those 50 cars Matchbox cars by chance? 50? Wow....very impressive.
  12. Personally I'd stick with using tools to fix this. The more you stress the suspension parts to force it in the more likely they'll fall out next time. Oh, and avoid curbs too! LOL
  13. My Alfa GTA body set finally came in this week to my LHS. Also my first BL motor and esc for the car side of the hobby. Going into Slash. Bunch of friends are running them in a parking lot Friday nights. Lots of fun.
  14. I'd agree but technically since the Rough Rider started it all you could say that about any Tamiya 2wd buggy including the Wild One.
  15. Next time leave the shocks in your pants pockets instead of your keys and they'll clean themselves.
  16. I resisted for years to get the MIP drivers. Best tool in the RC tool collection. Not cheap but they work very well. I also have both a metric and SAE Wiha ball end drivers. These are good too but the since they're ball drivers, I don't expect to use as much pressure as a straight end hex driver. To me, they're two different tools for two different purposes. I know that sounds odd .....
  17. If anyone decides to go this way, may I make a suggestion that you use a different type connector for the esc/motor then you do for the esc/battery? In other words, if you currently use an XT60 on all your batteries, I'd use a Deans on the motor/esc so you don't mistakenly plug the wrong thing in on the bench some day.
  18. Great info all! Thanks. I'll start to see what I can come up with.
  19. I have a custom project I've been working on on and off for quite a while. While it's not a Tamiya, the axle stub portion is your standard 5mm OD so I'm looking to find a new CV axle/shaft just a little longer than this one as it has a tendency to come out of the drive cup at full droop and I think this is why the shafts are getting bent. I can limit the down travel but this is a rock crawler project so I'd rather keep the travel as much as possible. What measurement (from where to where) is standard for selecting these? From the edge of the cup or perhaps the part the bearing will stop at? Or some other measurement...???? Thx.......
  20. How long will they be in the totes? If not more than a few weeks, I'd just remove the wheels/tires, wrap the car on the chassis with newspaper and place in individual totes. Set the tires on top of the newspaper and put the lid on. Go see your local mom and pop appliance dealer and get a few free dishwasher boxes and load as many totes that can fit in there. A DW box isn't much more than 26" wide so they can be manhandled and hand trucked through most doorways. Most (but not all) Tamiya models should fit into these: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-20-Qt-Clear-Plastic-Storage-Box-with-White-Lid/8282895?athbdg=L1600&from=/search
  21. Since you're located in the US, I'd just recommend you pull the trigger and get a compact air compressor from Harbor Frieght. Two styles, each about $60 with another $12 for the starter accessory kit. By the time you bought a leaf blower and batteries or cases of air in a can, you could just get one of these. https://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools-compressors/air-compressors-tanks/air-compressors/3-gallon-13-hp-110-psi-oil-free-hot-dog-air-compressor-57572.html https://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools-compressors/air-compressors-tanks/air-compressors/3-gallon-13-hp-110-psi-oil-free-pancake-air-compressor-57567.html https://www.harborfreight.com/air-compressor-starter-kit-20-piece-64599.html If you're not already signed up with your email with Harbor Freight, do so and somewhere along the way you'll get a coupon for 10% off so that will bring the cost down. I've seen the accessory kit on sale for like $8 as well. You'll find yourself using this all the time for things RC and not RC related. Small enough to carry out to the car to top off that spare tire that you haven't check the pressure in in the past eight years! LOL. I have the previous version of the pancake style in my toolshed. Trouble free for about a dozen years or so.
  22. I won an award from work that we could turn into a gift card. Only gift card retailer that I could use for RC stuff turns out to be Walmart. I ended up finding an aftermarket heavy duty servo saver for $9 a piece Looks like the Tamiya 51000. I was surprised when they showed up that the sprue inside is actually stamped "Tamiya". The packaging is generic and no instructions but it appears to be of good quality. On another note, I think I may have to look at this Walmart.com online options more. I also bought some shocks using the same gift card that came in last week. Turns out the were sold by Horizon Hobby through Walmart. They were the exact same price on Walmart.com as they were from Horizon, but the shipping was free through Walmart.com. Horizon would have charged freight.
  23. Got some shocks in the mail today but other than that and maybe some tire foams some day, this one is done. While the body was pre-painted (which was nice) the decals could be challenging on this one. Have almost two full nights cutting these out and applying them. The blue stripes on the wheels I thought were going to be tricky and I left them for dead last actually went on super easy. Tricky to cut out quite easy to apply.
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