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  1. Rims in very good condition, no kerbing and not yellowed Tyres flexible, have fine cracks when pushed - refer to 3rd pic Some writing has perished - refer 4th pic Original foams and inserts included Original hardware included No bearings $ 100 us + postage from Australia, paypal prefered terragni
  2. Finally found one thanks to OCD on here. Also, thanks to all who helped me and for the friendly replies!! This pic ain't the best but I finally, finally own one 😎
  3. Few things illustrate the passing of time quite like an unfinished R/C project. In fact, sometimes they terrify me. I seem to have so many "projects", or things I "plan to do", that occasionally I'll open a box and find a car in it, and recall that I'd intended to do something with that car literally years ago, and forgot about it... "Can it really be 3 years since I last worked on this car? Wasn't it just a few months ago that I painted the driver? What else have I been doing in that time...?" The answer to that last question is of course, lots: research, hunting for things online, writing, emailing, fixing other cars, buying, selling. And of course, composing new time-wasting threads on Tamiyaclub to talk about the time I've been wasting. But still, there are some projects that sit idle for years and years....and years. Waiting for the motivation, the spare parts, or just the right rainy weekend with no other responsibilities... How many R/C projects do you have that have been untouched for years? And will you be alive long enough to finish them? To end on a positive note, I'd also hate to run out of things to do. So maybe life is really about never finishing?
  4. ...you can't bring yourself to let any of them go? For example. I think I probably have 30 boxed sets of Super Champ, Sand Scorcher and Rough Rider tyres in total (accumulated over 25 years). Perhaps it's ~$1000 worth, just in tyres. But I love the boxes so much, I could never bring myself to sell any. (More likely I'll end up with a few more in the years ahead). Ah, the allure of vintage. Especially if it's some car or part you pined for as kid... Anyone else accumulated several of the same thing (more than they need), yet have precisely zero plans to sell any of them? After all, if it's some item you love, and you paid for them all, you can fill a swimming pool with them as far as I am concerned - I totally get it H.
  5. Hey gang! Well, I decided to try something fun today live on the internet with our love and past time hobby Tamiya. A website called Twitch.tv allows people to stream creative hobbies to anyone who wants to watch. I usually play video games on Twitch but decided to try my creative thumb and stream some live vintage Tamiya restoration, painting, repairing and anything else that I have on the backlog just waiting to be finished. I have never seen anyone cover anything Tamiya on Twitch, so I figured why not be the first! Would love to have ya stop by and say hello! My handle is AmericanPixel on Twitch and you can view my channel here: twitch.tv/AmericanPixel I go live every day at 4pm (PST). If you pop in, be sure to shoot me a follow and say hi in chat and tell me you came from the forum! It's 100% free and you don't even have to register to watch!
  6. Hi, My CRP Superbuggy is looking for a new playmate! She can be found on Ebay.com, titled: "CRP Superbuggy - modified Tamiya Super Champ SRB 1/10 - vintage" Auction ends on Tuesday, June 14. A bit stressy timeframe, sorry about that. Hope you'll catch her.
  7. Having a clear out, all of these tires are brand new in sealed original Tamiya packets 53092 6024 4WD Spire Spike Front - £15 (Top Force / Top Force Evo) 53093 Spire Spike Rear Tires x2 sets available - £15 (Top Force / Top Force Evo) 53059 Wide Stud Spike Tires x2 sets available - £10 (Super Hornet, Dirt Thrasher, Fighter Buggy RX, Mad Fighter, Manta Ray, Sand Rover) 53040 Hybrid Wide Spike Tires - £10 (Super Hornet, Egress, Vanquish, Avante) 53039 Hybrid Narrow Spike Tires - £10 (Super Hornet, Egress, Vanquish, Avante) Tamiya Tires no.269 (Vintage JDM) - £10 Postage (with tracking) £8, combined sets might be more - just ask. Payments via Paypal, reply below or PM me if interested.
  8. Thanks for approving mods! Hello everyone, Having been following the listings of vintage Hilux 4x4 3 speeds and parts on ebay for about 2 years, after really getting to appreciate these metal three speeds following the build up of my Brusier Rere, I finally decided to venture into the vintage game and purchase a 35 year old RC. It's incredible how well designed and special these 3 speeds feel particularly for the era in which they were built, which happens to be my favourite decade anyway...the Magnificent 80's!! After seeing a spate of these get snapped up on ebay and prices seemingly creeping north, I finally decided to buy this on ebay last week, very soon after it was listed. It was listed on Italian ebay and I stumbled on it by chance in the stupid early hours of the morning as my search hadn't picked it up when it was listed and I'd been scouring ebay for days before. Needless to say it was a very tidy looking example. A few bits were immediately apparent. The transistor internals looked to be missing as did the third servo gubbins (I was planning to run an esc in the transistor box anyway), some link rods for the other 2 servos, the plate that runs between the tranny shift rod and the stabilising rod above it missing, motor wires cut, perished gearbox plugs and a small dink in the front bumper lower bar. None of this put me off it much neither did the lack of radio equipment or servos as I had my own plan in mind for that. The description said very little, basically that it was near to perfect condition, clear coated, no electrics and what you see is what you get. I've been permanently excited about receiving this over the last few days with a touch of apprehension about whether it would actually be as good as the pics, whether it would arrive undamaged and in fact whether it would arrive at all!! To keep my mind occupied, I cracked out some vintage wheels which I bought a long time ago (to experiment with something on the Bruiser) and decided to have a go at painting the Good Year logo's on. I did one wheel and the wife the other. Mine was on the left, hers looks better in the pic, mine looks a bit finer in the flesh Another update soon! Cheers
  9. I'm selling my beetle i bought from another member a couple years ago. i just never got around to rebuilding it. It's complete and original but needs to be rebuilt. I paid $300 USD for it and i'd like that amount back.
  10. Well I’m happy to say that I’m the proud owner of a vintage Clod Buster that I won on eBay this morning (apologies to any TC members who I sniped I just had to have one in my life!) I’ll pick her up tomorrow and the plan is to bring her back to box art so I can re-live yet another missed childhood dream. Couple of questions… Firstly, would you guys recommend keeping the original shell as the runner and purchasing a new body & decals for the shelf or should I restore the body and just have the one? I plan on running her, how hard I’m not sure but she will do some clodding around… Just not sure if it’s financially viable to go ahead and purchase a new shell and decals… From what I can gather it looks like $200AUD is about the cheapest I could get that for!!! The second question is around electrics… I want to use LiPo’s and an ESC – I’ll probably just keep the motors or put in maybe Sport Tuned in there. What is a good reasonably prices ESC and also servos for this truck in your opinions? My days are passed of purchasing the highest quality Hitec servos (literally been there done that with the 1/5 gas cars) so now am all about the balance of good enough, cheap enough as I am yet to find problems even with Turnigy Lipo’s and Hobby King servos! But the torque recommendations would be appreciated. I am using this in the Bruiser, which seems ok: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idproduct=51179 I have read on here that a few have used this, however with the Clod do I need two or a specific two motor esc? http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__46161__HobbyKing_X_Car_45A_Brushed_Car_ESC_AU_Warehouse_.html?strSearch=HobbyKing%20X-Car%2045A%20Brushed%20Ca Anyhow, thanks guys for the brains trust.
  11. I joined the vintage 3 speeder gang this morning! After watching these for many months, it seems there is no letting up in interest making snapping up a bargain seem increasingly more difficult. By pure chance, despite searching for these every evening I came across an Italian listing this morning that my usual search had neglected to pick up. It was exactly what I've been after, a tidy box art vintage Hilux. The buy it now or make offer was a fair bit more than I wanted to pay but after putting my rusty italian to good use and a bit of back and forwards early this morning we came to an agreement and in a moment of madness I decided it was my time to bite the bullet. In fairness I probably paid £100-150 more than I would have been happy with but with the rarity of finding just what I'm after, such is the price of admission I guess and he who hesitates is lost. Here are some pics, it will hopefully be making its journey from Italy tomorrow morning. I'm really excited about this, it is my first and will probably be my only foray into the truly vintage side of the hobby. Having enjoyed the whole build process with a rere Bruiser, which really made me marvel and appreciate these three speeders, I'm hoping it'll be that much more special owning a 35 year old real deal. I love the more scaler looks of the original Hilux and it'll compliment the Bruiser and Mountain rider very nicely. A few bits I've noticed, seems to be some servo hardware missing and maybe the spring on the gear shifter, the gearbox rubbers look shot for some reason, the rubber tabs are missing from the latches on the electronics box, there are no electrics (transistor box looks empty) but that's cool because I wanted to fit a modern esc in the original casing anyway so this allows me to do that without guilt. The shell looks lovely and has been clear coated, I hope it's as good as it looks though I wouldn't have minded doing a refurb on one. There is some tyre lettering needed and I'll need to source a manual so I can strip and rebuild the Gbox. It looks a nice one but of course I'm a little aprehensive now until it physically turns up!! The countdown begins...
  12. Thinking hard about this one. I'm after a good vintage Tamiya or Kyosho. The Javelin is pretty rare I've seen them go for 700-800 quid is that a fair value? There's one on fleabay now http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kyosho-Javelin-Similar-to-Optima-/231904443196?hash=item35fe94fb3c:g:W8YAAOSwsN9XBNIW
  13. There are a bunch of partial vintage decal sheets and loose decals I no longer need that could be useful for people's restorations: http://www.ebay.com/itm/331792097285 Included are a nearly complete Nissan King Cab sheet + partial Astute, Supershot, Fox, Super Sabre, Super Champ, Hornet and Madcap (possibly others, or interchangeable between some models). See pics for what's included. Also NIP Vintage Avante and Terra Scorcher decal sheets: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NIP-Vintage-Tamiya-Avante-Decals-58072-NEW-SEALED-MINT-CONDITION-X10176-/331792101127 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tamiya-Terra-Scorcher-Decals-NIP-Vintage-58075-NEW-SEALED-Item-9495095-X10226-/331776077416 OFFERS WELCOME!
  14. I'm going to introduce you a RC blog. Although the blog is in Japanese, but this guy is really good. Not only Avante, but also Hotshot, Samurai, Optima etc. Avante: page 3: http://sohmioaa.blog.shinobi.jp/%E3%82%A2%E3%83%90%E3%83%B3%E3%83%86%EF%BC%88avante-/?pageNo=3 page 2: http://sohmioaa.blog.shinobi.jp/%E3%82%A2%E3%83%90%E3%83%B3%E3%83%86%EF%BC%88avante-/?pageNo=2 page 1: http://sohmioaa.blog.shinobi.jp/%E3%82%A2%E3%83%90%E3%83%B3%E3%83%86%EF%BC%88avante-/
  15. I have found an original SRB! It was found dismantled in a shed at an estate sale, looks to be about 90% complete in terms of parts. The odd thing is that the gearbox seems to have some sort of glue sealing it, not much so opening it shouldn't be a difficult task. Would make a fantastic parts car or candidate for restoration. I found the electronics in a separate box, but unfortunately the wires seem to have been clipped. Unfortunate, but they are included if you would like to re-solder or rewire them. Bearings are also included for those that want to make this a running model. As expected the gearbox will need to be shimmed since it has clearly been sitting for a while. I have attached some pictures, and the rear dampeners and the pinion are included, they are just hidden in the chassis tub. Here are the image links: http://postimg.org/image/47u1ap9yv/ http://postimg.org/image/8i8p6af1z/ http://postimg.org/image/5bj7js0xj/ http://postimg.org/image/ak96kjd13/ Willing to let it go for 65$ plus shipping or trade for re-re kits or kyosho mini z optima, show us what you have to offer. The buyer will be responsible for the cost of shipping. I am located in the USA so shipping within the states shouldn't be to much since in this dismantled state it should fit in a large flat rate box. I always ship with a tracking number if possible. I am willing to ship the item out of country/over seas for my UK friends but the buyer will still be responsible for shipping costs. If a trade is made, we will each pay for the shipping of our own piece and we will provide tracking numbers. Otherwise, payments are to be made via paypal only. So let me know what you guys think, at this time not willing to part it out, if nothing happens here I'll just hold on to her.
  16. Simple question... anyone putting any original vintage items under their tree this year? If so, what cool things have you found? (Doesn't have to be Tamiya, and doesn't even have to be R/C - it would be nice to hear of any vintage toys or other gear you're looking forward to).
  17. For sale is my Striker rolling chassis - £25 inc. UK shipping I bought on here for £30 inc. shipping a while back as a project, it was not a runner I had to strip the whole car, reinforce the previous repairs, create a new bumper mount on the chassis from plastex, repair the wheels, install new ball bearings,motor and steel pinion. It has been run for nearly 10 hours in dry conditions on tarmac, no problems please see my showroom link for more details This can continue to run but only recommended on flat dry tarmac, no jumps! If your looking for a cheap runner to get a feel of the car, this is it It probably isn't suitable for restoration because youll end up replacing most of the parts I'm only selling it as I have another restored Striker to run after being fortunate to get hold of a bundle of spares recently
  18. In mint NIB condition at a good price! http://www.ebay.com/itm/NIB-Vintage-Tamiya-6N-1200SC-7-2v-Hardcase-Hump-Ni-Cd-Battery-NEVER-OPENED-5508-/331717551345 http://www.ebay.com/sch/waynethebrain/m.html
  19. For those who've collected new in box vintage Tamiya kits, or vintage kits and models from any other brands... Just interested to hear how you store them these days. Shelving - do you have a dedicated shelf space for them? Stacking - do you store them stacked, with one box on top of the other? How high do you stack? Vertical or Horizontal - do you lie the boxes down, or stand them vertically? Bags - do you keep them in bags of any kind, for protection? Display - do you have the good fortune of being able to have some kits on display? Or are they all packed in your closet/bathroom/minivan/grandma's kitchen? Climate/humidity - are they in a room with consistent temperature? Vaults - are your kits in the house? In the roof? In a shed? In a chook pen? Underground? In the Cloud? Security - Alarms? Rottweilers? Geese? For security, I enjoy the Weyland Yutani UA 571-C Remote Sentry Weapon System, as it has the convenience of self-targeting. Although it does require re-arming more often than I'd like, causing me to have to get off the couch. Also, cracked blisters... Cracked blisters are common in vintage kits, particularly the one for the motor. People have said over the years that this is caused by standing kits vertically, due to the weight of the motor gradually causing the blister to break. But do we have definitive proof of this? Does mere vertical standing of the box cause the cracking? It seems weird in a way, for the blister to crack along specific lines, when the kit is sitting completely still, on a shelf. I could imagine the blister peeling away from the cardboard as a result of this. But not cracking. Perhaps the cracking occurs more due to transportation, where the motor rattles around more inside the blister and deteriorates the blister. Kits that are 30 years old or more, may have been transported many times - in cars, planes, boats. Carried across borders, under fences. Along drains, sewers. People sprinting through fields, ducking and weaving past other collectors. Or dodging the bullets from a Weyland Yutani UA 571-C RSWS*. Or perhaps cracked blisters have simply been exposed to more light, as this is definitely something that will deteriorate the thin plastic. Thoughts? H. * Not possible.
  20. Hey all here's another NIB vintage kit I'm parting with that has the tiniest imperfection but for that reason I am selling it at another bargain price. The ONLY thing wrong with this kit is that in ONE place on one of the chassis sprues the chassis has disconnected from the sprue. SEE PICS! http://www.ebay.com/itm/331683479642 (** UPDATED LINK **) Note: there is a small dent in this corner (only) Here is the imperfection:
  21. Hey guys some of you may have seen the NIB Vintage Fox I have listed on eBay. I've decided to update the listing with my rock bottom price of $375 shipped in U.S. or at-cost int'l. Have a look at the pics below. Is in great NIB shape except original owner assembled wheels / tires. http://www.ebay.com/itm/331681180763 (** UPDATED LINK **)
  22. Hey guys - I'm starting to take stock of my pending Tamiya projects and parts and will be selling along some items that were for projects I don't have time for so I can work on a few projects as time permits. First off I have this nice Fox body + decal set straight out of a vintage NIB kit that I meant to use for a build. But I've already done several vintage Fox builds so I'm selling this along for $100 + free US shipping, at-cost global. Just the decals alone are worth almost that, so if you are interested I'd go snag it. It's up on ebay at this link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/331654724292 Stay tuned for more over the coming weeks! BEEF
  23. I decided to keep the body and radio originally listed with this so I could offer a lower price and reduced shipping cost. Relisted at this link and see updated pics below: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-built-Vintage-Tamiya-Fox-w-Installed-Receiver-MSC-58051-5851-RARE-CONDITION-/331679430987
  24. ** I'VE DECIDED TO KEEP THE BODY AND RADIO AND RELISTED THIS FOR LESS $ AND CHEAPER TO SHIP ** Will post as a new thread with the updated pics + link.
  25. Tamiya sold, Wild Willy M83 model 1982 1/10 scale. It is in perfect condition. It comes from private collection. It comes with original box in perfect conditions and instructions. It includes mechanical drive. It has been used very rarely. Shipment is made within 24/48 hours of receiving payment and will always be sent by private enterprise, except for shipments to Europe will be by USPS. For other countries consultare shipping charges. By email you can ask me any question and I can move you even more photos. My email: simon.ibanez.hernandez@gmail.com the sale price is 400 euros + shipping. (the car is in Spain) payment by paypal Sorry but I use google translator
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