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2 hours ago, Ministrone said:

It was a sunny afternoon so I took my CC01 Unimog for a walking in the countryside.

 

 

 

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Love this shape of ‘Mog, love the colour (reminds me of the old Leyton House F1 team). I have a CC01 that wishes it was this...

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On 10/10/2020 at 2:38 PM, Grumpy pants said:

Are these what you are looking for?

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The big Ford diamond is a yes, but its the small oval Ford decals that go on the front wings that i am missing also. They would have been the number 7 decals on the sheet.

Are they original decals?

J

 

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17 minutes ago, junkmunki said:

The big Ford diamond is a yes, but its the small oval Ford decals that go on the front wings that i am missing also. They would have been the number 7 decals on the sheet.

Are they original decals?

J

 

Hi J,

They are repos.

You are very welcome to them if it helps you.

All the best

Simon

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Took everything apart that I had built so far on the XV01 and put in the slipper clutch, the aluminum pulley, and fitted the motor while I was at it: 4000kv 4-pole sensorless HW. The motor wires just cleared the rear motor brace, so I'm happy.

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After trying softer front springs on on of my Javelins last week and deciding that I didn't like it, I tried stiffer rear springs.

That and a click more motor timing made life real interesting on gravel. Wheelie city.

Then my son tore a tire off the wheel. We took the Javelin home and installed a different set of wheels and bashed around the backyard.

By that time, the battery was ready on my Fox. Soon after starting out, I noticed a clicking sound, every time I put it into reverse. 

Looks like I'll be opening up the transmission on the Fox....

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Just finish chassis built for the Rally Pajero - thinking of Dakar Rally 2001 or 2002.

Found these rims somewhere..

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Also wife finishes the Body for the Formula E, probably will do a different from Box Art!

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Stock rim

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These rims are much nicer!

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I decided to sell my newly acquired bargain WW2 on yesterday, there was no point sticking it in the cupboard with the other Tamiya’s on the waiting list.

Figured it could be used and enjoyed by someone else as I can’t see me getting to it anytime soon. 
 

Anyhow it got sold straight away and it will be packed and sent out tonight 💥
 

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19 hours ago, Ministrone said:

It was a sunny afternoon so I took my CC01 Unimog for a walk in the countryside

Private land obviously, not been taxed since 2007! 👀😂

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been busy wenching.... build a few chassis

planing to schedule painting session soon 

Got front alloy bumper for MST CFX and side rails too

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Test fitted Tamiya's G63 Cabrio 

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Although I painted it yesterday, today I got to bring my scorcher shell into the house for a coat of looking at.

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1 hour ago, toyolien said:

@Badcrumble How do you find the sram butter on shock seals?

It works for me but I'm not a thorough enough tester / user to recommend it. 

I was a noob and put off by the cost of Green Slime when I didn't know  whether this RC lark was going to take off for me. I wanted something I might use outside of RC and a bit of googling suggested alternatives would be found in the motorcycling / MTB world, products like Slick Honey - which is comparable to this stuff or even the same stuff re-branded.

I first used it on my TL01 Bowler which was quite a while ago but the dampers are still fine. Admittedly, it doesn't get used much. Subsequently used on all my builds - XV-01T, M05-RA, the XDs I bought for the trail rig, etc.

I've also used it on the  rams for the bootlid of my car.   It was the cost of two tubes of a certain Green Slime and I'm not sure I'll ever finish it!

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31 minutes ago, Busdriver said:

?????

Sorry wasn’t thinking. I know what you mean 

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3 hours ago, pininfarina said:

wenching

Or wrenching 👩🏼‍🔧or 🔧???

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I decided to run my Tyrrell P34 that I built in 2005! Been sat on the shelf ever since

 

So in the school hall, all looking good. No grip! Useless! 15 years I’ve been waiting (can’t believe it was that long ago) and it was no good - could barely go in a straight line lol :(

will go in the playground when it stops raining , which is fairly smooth so hopefully won’t destroy the chassis with scratches

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Frustrated by my lack of free time I put the Comical Grasshopper up for sale.

Pretty pointless it sitting in the cupboard as far as I can see. 

Too tired to Tamiya in the evening when I get home and too much on the go @ the weekend.

Not  complaining I made my choices, for now it’s TC to keep my hand in and a little T time every now and then 😉  

Vicariously enjoying Tamiya with all the amazing threads, posts and pictures 💥
 

I can’t be a player, but  it doesn’t stop me from watching the game 😂

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37 minutes ago, Grumpy pants said:

I can’t be a player, but  it doesn’t stop me from watching the game 😂

Watching the game? Perhaps, but definitely not from the stands with the common folk. Leather chair in the coaches box with your name on it.

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Finished the front and rear gearboxes of the XV01LDS. I apologize in advance if my entries here are turning into a build thread lol. Please let me know if this is inappropriate in any way, and I'll stop.

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Got out for Round 2 in my impro/proto/autumn track today, with no rain in the way. I just wanted to drive so I didn't really time anything, and barely took a few pics and videos. 

I took it easy on the other two, but drove the Manta Ray like there's no tomorrow (thought to self, after all the planning and $$$ spent on it it's now time to deliver!!). 

I was mentally prepared for the consequences of running it hard (after all it's a Tamiya!!), but miraculously there was no damage once again.

The car performed so consistently and so well that I've decided to push my luck and bring her to a BMX track next time I run it, maybe tomorrow if I can. Higher jumps, higher risk, higher stakes! lol.

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Also, I put more thought into the Terra Scorcher (some decisions on colors, setup and on when to finally start building) and started the pre-build phase by working on the wheels. Can't wait to dig into it! It looks like a very enjoyable build

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9 hours ago, Ministrone said:

Although I painted it yesterday, today I got to bring my scorcher shell into the house for a coat of looking at.

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Beautiful!  What chassis plate is that?  

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Swung by my LHS and picked out a few more bits out of the excess M chassis stuff ordered the other day... 

There was another UGT Tuned motor there, but do I really need a THIRD... 😅

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