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  1. Hi all, I have restarted my long -time Hilux Highlift project and I was wondering if any of you has any tips on how to improve the shifting: when te servo arm moves, it sometimes rotates the ball connector on the shifting rod, making the travel less eficient, and the gearchange fail. I was wondering if some of you have the same experience and maybe have come up with a solution. Cheers, Rick
  2. Thanks guys for all your suggestions! Regards, Rick
  3. Hi all, Does anyone know a safe way to remove the ballbearings from the Hilux/Blazer wheelhubs? Any help is much appreciated! Regards, Rick
  4. Hi all, Well I made up my mind: after using spray cans and paint brush for as long that I am the RC hobby, I would like to take the next step: airbrush. I would like some advice on the purchase of an airbrush system for beginners. I would like to use it for painting helmets/ drivers and detailing. on lexan and ABS bodies. If somebody here on TC has any tips what to look for in such system, it would be much appreciated! PS: I live in the Netherlands Best regards, Rick
  5. Thanks Juggular and all the others for pointing me in the right direction! Rick
  6. Thanks for all the suggestions and helpfull links!!!!! I will glue/ weld before painting. Any tips on the best glue and plastic weld? As for painting: fine primer and then the green? Ps which green would look best? Cheers Rick
  7. Hi all What would be the best approach for building the xr311: painting before assembling or assemble and then painting? What would be the best glue for the plastic parts: either already painted or before painting? Any tips would be very appreciated! Thanks, Rick
  8. Thanks for all the suggestions! Last question on this topic: which glue should I use to attach the styrene antenna to the lexan, without damaging the lexan? Rick
  9. Hi all, I am looking for a Kyosho 1/8 Jordan Yamaha f1 body. I hope some one can help me. Regards, Rick
  10. Hi all, I was wondering if someone has some tricks on how to apply decals ( sticker, not waterslide) to a helmet without wrinkles. Especially applying round decals on the helmet gives me ........ Is it possible to use Microsol ( same as with waterslides?) Rick
  11. Hi all, I would like to do a F1 lexan body in the Benetton f1 95 paintscheme. Can someone point out which light blue color I'll have to use( and from which brand)? I would like to brush paint. Thanks! Rick
  12. Wow! Thanks for all your tips and tricks! Even from a genuine engineer... Truck Norris: what a great examples of your crafmanship!!!! I will have a go the Styrene way.... I understand the best way to attache the sensors/ antenna's is glueing them with instant cement? That won't damage the lexan? Or are there alternative ( safe) ways to attach them without damaging the lexan body? Rick
  13. Thanks guys for all your tips and suggestions!. I guess I'll have to figure out which method suits me best... Rick
  14. Hi all, I was wondering if any F1 fan out here has ideas on the best materials/ tricks to recreate the antenna's found on the nose of a F1 car ( see Image) in their scale F1 models ( 1/10 th-1/8 th scale) I am curious about your solutions and suggestions! Regards, Rick
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