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About Poor Boys RC

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  • Birthday 09/21/1978

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  1. Happy new year, Tamiya Club! Apologies I've been quiet here lately, but I've got some more Tamiya goodness for you all to enjoy. The Super Sabre! I've put together a couple videos on it so far, and while I'd LOVE to get out and record a running video right away, the weather has different plans for me right now, so that's going to have to wait until a later date. For now, we can enjoy the unboxing and build though, I hope you all enjoy my videos. If you do, please consider hitting the like button and subscribing. Those two clicks mean the world to us content creators!
  2. Thanks for sharing my vids, Yoshisaur! I hope everyone enjoyed my coverage of the Von Squash! If any of you have suggestions on other builds/vids/kits, or would like to know more about any of the RC's I have on my wall, feel free to message me. I'm always so happy to interact with this awesome RC community.
  3. For a small tire off-roader, it handles itself pretty well, I'm always impressed by the MF-01x chassis. Vancouver Island is a pretty amazing place to be. We barely get snow in the winter, nice and warm, but not too hot summers, and you can drive a convertible pretty much all year 'round.
  4. This ends the build/run series for the Fiat 131 Abarth Rally. The MF-01x chassis doesn't seem to get the love I think it deserves. It's tough, inexpensive, highly customizable with a multitude of wheelbase/height/body combinations. This is my third MF-01x and it won't be my last. In the finale, the Fiat 131 Abarth Rally faces a 5-leg rally course, right in my very own backyard, Vancouver Island B.C. -- I hope you all enjoy this video, it's only 4 minutes in length, so if you've got a minute or two to spare, please check it out, I'm sure it'll put a smile on your face.
  5. Next phase in the Fiat 131 Abarth Rally is the chassis build up and decal application. I put together a video where we talk about some of the notable moments during the build, ensuring the builder selects the correct wheelbase and ride height, as the MF-01x comes in several configurations. I hope you enjoy the video, if you do, please take a moment to drop a thumbs up, and consider subscribing if you like the content. I'll have a running video set to air later this week, too!
  6. The instructions are very vague when it comes to body height positioning. I opted to keep it a little higher, as I might fit some slightly taller tires down the line.
  7. Epic bleed-thru with the black paint bleeding under the camel yellow on the left rear corner. I'm not sure how I missed this, but I did. I could have put the kit supplied decal over it to hide it, but I figured I'd leave it as is. The body will get scratched up soon enough, and that paint imperfection will look cool soon. I hope... Lol!
  8. Definitely going to need a little heat for the tail lamp decals.
  9. It looks so good, from all angles! A hair dryer is your friend for some of these decals. The round shapes (headlights/fog lights) are particularly prone to having the decals lift. A little heat from the hair dryer, and the decals lay flat, the adhesive kicks up a notch, and they seat nicely.
  10. I finished up with the Fiat 131 Abarth Rally today, and I completely forgot to take photos during the build. I was focused on the time-lapse video I'm working on for YouTube, and just completely gapped, my apologies, I intended to have more of a write up here with regards to the chassis build. All in all, it's a Tamiya, it went super smooth, and the instructions were fantastic. The only advice I could give to someone looking to build this kit is to keep in mind that this chassis comes in three different wheelbase configurations, and two different ride height configurations. So make sure you're building according to the proper wheelbase and intended ride height, or you might find yourself doing a few steps twice. The kit comes with friction shocks and plastic bushings, so it'd be wise to have a set of bearings ready before you start building, and a set of oil filled shocks are a must-have upgrade. I happened to have an extra set of 3-Racing Oil Filled shocks kicking around from my old M-05, so I installed them instead of the friction dampers. This body also comes with light buckets, so if you're looking to light up your ride, grab a set of 5mm LED's, there's provisions for 4 headlights, and 2 red/2 amber lights in the rear. Here's some pics of the finished product. I made a few mistakes with the paint, this always happens when I'm rushing to get a build done. Ah well, it's not too terrible, and I'm going to be running this body anyway, so it's going to get some war wounds sooner than later anyway.
  11. Paint work is done. Just letting it cure up fully before I unmask it and start applying decals. I'm happy with how the black/camel yellow turned out. The camel yellow was a little bit on the transparent side, so I decided to back it with white to give it a little more pop, and increase the opacity. I then backed the entire inner body in black to mute it, as I plan on installing LED lights up front and out back.
  12. Hey Buddy, Funny thing is, I registered here a few years ago, then completely forgot about my login credentials and couldn't get in, so I just forgot all about it. Fast forward a few years, I tried logging in again, and voila, I'm in. Haha. I'm happy to finally be able to participate.
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