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First proper attempt at soldering, didn’t do too bad. 🤯

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10 minutes ago, TurnipJF said:

Thanks! Yes, I am using black and white styrene offcuts left over from other projects. I am still not quite sure what I am building. Having added the parts below the waistline in a mine-resistant V-shape as on my APC, I am now thinking it may be a military vehicle of sorts?

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Or maybe one which has been converted from military spec to some sort of civilian pursuit? Maybe an extreme offroad camper or mobile lab?

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Maybe a fire-fighting or rescue vehicle of some sort?

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The loadbed is just crying out for something interesting...

Those are the kind of images that inspired my Dynamog build. I'm just about resisting getting another G6-01 chassis to play with. You may have tipped me over the edge, need to find the cheapest available. Some kind of Hiab would look good on it along with some junk?

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Oh God... I've done it AGAIN!

I'm on my third Tamiya purchased in the last week and a half!

AND to top it off, www.tamiyausa.com has Bruisers on sale for $499!!!

QUICK.... HIDE MY WALLET!!!!!!

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Re-decaled the stadium thunder body. Unfortunately there are several uneven areas on the body where box art stickers are supposed to go and they peeled pretty quickly after running and getting the body a bit dirty. Used some scrap decals I had laying around and applied in flatter areas that hopefully won’t peel! Not box art anymore but I think looks pretty good. 

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10 hours ago, Cephas said:

First proper attempt at soldering, didn’t do too bad. 🤯

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Trackstar right? How many T did you get?

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I will need to work today, but my wife has asked me not to work over the weekend and to just rest, be and potter which is great.

A bit of gardening, few small jobs around the house and some Tamiya will keep me active and stimulated.

BBQ, movie, bit of family time will seal the weekend nicely 👍

 

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Only had a few finishing touches to do to the cockpit, stickers supplied with the integrale kit make all the difference.  Can finally get going on my Blackfoot project

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Painting!

Although I ran out of clear gloss for the body accessory parts, mid-way through <_<

So I'm just off to Halfords as my Local Hobby Shop is still shut. Essential journey, this is!

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Made a couple of Aluminium Bumper strengthener mods  added a new Reg number and Ally checker-plate Wing Protectors, still needing screwing down

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Fitted a new body for reinacting Sega Rally.

 

 

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Paint the Grasshopper body now for the decals. So many for such a small body

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I woke up stupidly early, so I thought hmmm Tamiya time 😉

Listed 4 more lots of spares on eBay and accepted 2 offers, leaving 6 left for sale.

So I’ll pack these today to send out tomorrow.

Fitted radio gear to the Konghead to see if she runs and she certainly does 💥

Tested my last 2 radio sets and they both work as well-delighted 😁, I thought one set had a blown R/X but this is not the case 👍

Since I’m on a roll I might even see if the Honda City Turbo runs before I peak 😂 or have to cut the grass 🙈

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Took my Javelin to a  nearby baseball diamond for some bashing/shakedown, got it dirty. Seemed to drive ok, tracked straight, held corners well at speed, steering was pretty neutral but could be made to get tail happy when I wanted to. Not overly fast, which surprised me.

I've never really driven a hobby grade car, so there was still a bit of a learning curve. 

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On 5/6/2020 at 7:22 PM, Butler said:

Reminds me of big trak

I had one of those! 
 

beep-beep beep-beep beep!


there’s an idea for an RC project!

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10 minutes ago, J@mes said:

I had one of those! 
 

beep-beep beep-beep beep!


there’s an idea for an RC project!

For almost as long as there has been a rural postal service, there has been a need for vehicles that can deliver mail to hard-to-reach places.

There is this one, which I gather was used for postal deliveries in Montana:

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Another American example:

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Our own Royal Mail also needs to make off-road deliveries:

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Even Postman Pat has had to venture off road at times:

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So I have decided that my odd-looking G6-01 shell is going to be a mail truck - a decision made somewhat easier since I already have some nice red paint. Now to source some Royal Mail stickers for it!

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A prized off-road transmission is the VW Syncro from a German postal van, as these had an extra-low "G" (for Gelande) gear.

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Its all about the detail. OH and stabbing yourself in the end of your finger with a 1.5mm drill bit (OUCH)

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34 minutes ago, stuhas said:

Its all about the detail. OH and stabbing yourself in the end of your finger with a 1.5mm drill bit (OUCH)

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Patience pays. Nice details on that plate especially on those small screws and nuts.

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So I made a lockdown trail video in my small garden (which I filled it up with old used/broken marble floors and some rocks too) today. Hope you guys like it. 

 

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1 hour ago, stuhas said:

Its all about the detail. OH and stabbing yourself in the end of your finger with a 1.5mm drill bit (OUCH)

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Where did you get the checkerplate bud? And did it come with the fasteners?

I've got a Landy body on order so I'm already buying parts for it!

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2 minutes ago, ChrisRx718 said:

Where did you get the checkerplate bud? And did it come with the fasteners

I've got a Landy body on order so I'm already buying parts for it!

Hi. Ordered from AliExpress. All fasteners and some double sided tape. Everything fits perfect and only £7.13.  Just waiting for a rear cover for above rear door.

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One of my midnight pumpkins

my version just something a bit different finally finished

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I ordered a Super Astute and two extra bodies!!!

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Cut the grass, packed some sold Tamiya kit to post tomorrow.

Got the Honda City Turbo skidding around the kitchen 👍

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