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21 hours ago, Ferruz said:

Change of clothes for my Hornet today. I've painted this body years ago and only used it for the shelf, it was time for this purple helmeted guy to finally see some action.

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Great photo!

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23 hours ago, Ferruz said:

 it was time for this purple helmeted guy to finally see some action

 

17 hours ago, J@mes said:

@blofeld FYI I thanks to @berman & @TWINSET I ordered the bits from cpc plus some strippers :ph34r:

You two would ever thought of hosting a party together? 😄

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7 hours ago, Willy iine said:

I spent most of the afternoon fixing a tweaked LWB M38 chassis that had a stubborn alignment problem.  I remember while I rebuilt this chassis that whoever assembled it originally did not assemble the rear suspension/drivetrain properly which caused some parts to bind.    I got it to where it's nearly perfect so I was happy about that.  

Also got my second banner for the table so took a quick snap of my RC shop.  

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That’s a superb in-house RC Shop 👍

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On 5/1/2021 at 11:30 PM, berman said:

Built the M07 today....

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Will probably write a new grocery list for them and start hunting for parts now 😏

Thanks for posting these pics. I showed my wife and told her I could be worse since they're all essentially the same chassis (my words to make me appear better, i know the difference, but implies you have another 50 cars somewhere, clever eh). She rolled her eyes but admitted that my collection is much better being obviously smaller.

In saying that I've moved onto talking about 1:1 toys so maybe she prefers 1:10 toys, especially when a GC8 WRX is $35k now

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This was yesterday. I've spent a couple hours brushing grime off the Vanning while on a video call, then serviced the Manta's rear diff and charged a few packs. In the afternoon I ran three cars while enjoying the first sunny Sunday in quite a while.

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The mallard (now named Misty May by my lady) came back and landed right beside me while I was running the Manta. Great! She even waited for  the end of my run as if she knew she was going to be fed after. Smart duck, as that's exactly what happened.

She's so cute and clearly well used to people. We look forward to her coming back again

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“Misty May and her Manta Ray”

Great band name...

Terry

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Just about got this finished up, a couple of wheels left to do and tidy up the inner arches with a blue Sharpie and I'll call it done!

Had this one for about 4 months now so was time to do some work on it, tried out the water and washing up liquid for the stickers and found it much easier to position and adjust, now need to get a hairdryer and will be good to go!

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Slowly reaching completion on the shelf display shell for my Monster Beetle Black Edition. Still need to paint the driver and attach the little separate rear license plate light piece, but today saw the attachment of the license plates themselves and the windscreen wipers. 

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22 hours ago, Jonathon Gillham said:

Thanks for posting these pics. I showed my wife and told her I could be worse since they're all essentially the same chassis (my words to make me appear better, i know the difference, but implies you have another 50 cars somewhere, clever eh). She rolled her eyes but admitted that my collection is much better being obviously smaller.

In saying that I've moved onto talking about 1:1 toys so maybe she prefers 1:10 toys, especially when a GC8 WRX is $35k now

How dare you use me as leverage! 😲

Did it work? 🤣🤣

Yes, a colleague at work (who just about needs a dealer licence with the amount of cars he goes through) has had a handful of early wrxs, and showed me a Gf8 for 20 last week. He had a 99 wagon with nearly 300kw at the wheels 6 months ago, sold it for nearly twice the price he paid for it. Its amazing to watch cars we paid peanuts for years ago go for crazy money now.

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Fitted the ball diff to the front gearbox and finished off my driver figure. I’m not 100% happy with the eyes but if I try and donor again I’ll make a bigger mess! And I don’t think it’s too bad, especially considering once it’s under the roll cage you’ll probably never see them! Painted the seat belts rather than use decals as I think paint will last longer.

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44 minutes ago, berman said:

How dare you use me as leverage! 😲

Did it work? 🤣🤣

Did the same thing! And I think so… at least I hear less comments about the small area I’m using at the moment 😂

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5 hours ago, Cynan said:

Did the same thing! And I think so… at least I hear less comments about the small area I’m using at the moment 😂

So my wife is a huge manga otaku and my son and I built her ~ 4000 book library (over 3500 manga books and hundreds of suspense thriller books) with custom book cases that go from the floor to ceiling full 360 degrees (except for a section for her big screen and entry way) before I made my RC shop so she does not bother me.  :lol: 

It's an awesome wife-cave with recessed ceiling lights (dimmable by remote), raised tatami flooring, mini theater for anime watching, with a working kotatsu.

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I went and got my second Pfizer COVID shot this morning😁

Over a few days, made a few mods to the SCX24s and crawled them on Sunday.

Flipped the transmission on mine, Dad’s is pending.

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then added extra lighting to mine too.

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The crawling trip Sunday, after also putting green slime in the factory shocks, ran much better after the work

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then yesterday, the new Hot Racing shocks, tie rods and drag links all went on!

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After my servo breaking lose and sending porsche gt3 into a curb. Reattached the servo, rewired the car, ready for test run #2. 

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I've only ever run 6-cell stick packs, but I got bit by the speed bug and built a Y harness with a 2-cell boost pack :D (the velcro is offset so it fits in the Grasshopper)

For occasional speedruns, but mostly for bashing what's left of the Mud Blaster against my cousin and his 3s/brushless Slash 4x4. I'll accept the weight penalty if it means I get 9.6V of MORE POWER!!! (insert Tim Allen meme)

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Willsls1- Sorry to see your body damage.  I run mule bodies for test drives.. 

El Geko- I like your idea.  Maybe add a switch you can control from your transmitter for those times you need NOS-like power to over take your friends' cars.  :lol:   

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2 hours ago, Willy iine said:

So my wife is a huge manga otaku and my son and I built her ~ 4000 book library (over 3500 manga books and hundreds of suspense thriller books) with custom book cases that go from the floor to ceiling full 360 degrees (except for a section for her big screen and entry way) before I made my RC shop so she does not bother me.  :lol: 

It's an awesome wife-cave with recessed ceiling lights (dimmable by remote), raised tatami flooring, mini theater for anime watching, with a working kotatsu.

That's one big library she must have. I at most have 15-20??? Series of any manga or LN in my unit. Lost track of the exact number and too lazy to confirm actual number. What I do know is that 2 bookshelves are insufficient to store all of them. Most series I have all volumes and I got other hobby stuff that fights for storage areas with the books. I'm sure her library must be just as nice and enticing as your in-house Tamiya store/shop.

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Thanks nel33.     I was actually worried about the gross weight of the entire room with the shelves so brought out the schematics for the house to strategically place the book shelves with guidance from building engineers.  I forgot the gross weight but we recently relocated her room so that it can handle another 3000+ books just in case her collection expands. 

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On 4/28/2021 at 6:44 PM, Ferruz said:

I've taken apart the front and rear shocks on my RC10 and rebuilt them with new O rings and slightly harder oil for the fronts. I've also ordered a couple of Associated 0 ring sets just to be sure since the ones I've just replaced are slightly bigger, although since I had zero leaks it seems to work so far.

Then I've installed a Sport Tuned motor I had kicking around, an old black can one which is perfect with the black/gold livery of the car. NOW this buggy has really come to life! The acceleration especially has increased quite a lot, very pleased with that. Handling got better as well with the shocks adjustment.

I'm still getting used to the car. It's a pleasant journey, and once again I feel very lucky for having scored one of these.

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Despite being a low rider, this thing can jump elegantly and efficiently 

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FUN FACT:

I don't know if it's just this one, or maybe it's just me blowing yet one more gasket since the pandemic started, but... this motor smells absolutely definitely positively like an old train!! Old european train to be specific, anyway it has exactly the same smell!! Metal parts moving + some particular oils, maybe??  No idea, but it's worth the risk of being laughed at just to see if anybody else has experienced that with this old timer :ph34r:

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This is one of the best looking RC10s I've see bro. 

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49 minutes ago, Willy iine said:

Thanks nel33.     I was actually worried about the gross weight of the entire room with the shelves so brought out the schematics for the house to strategically place the book shelves with guidance from building engineers.  I forgot the gross weight but we recently relocated her room so that it can handle another 3000+ books just in case her collection expands. 

I’m sorry but we def need a photo of this! Sounds awesome. My wife isn’t isn’t into anything like this and likes the house looking like a house, but luckily I do get a garage with the 1/1 in and a small office which is mostly mine 😀

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24 minutes ago, Cynan said:

I’m sorry but we def need a photo of this! Sounds awesome. My wife isn’t isn’t into anything like this and likes the house looking like a house, but luckily I do get a garage with the 1/1 in and a small office which is mostly mine 😀

I would, but this is my wife's sacred place so unless she shares something online where I can link her page, I rather not.    I have high respect for her and her hobbies as she does mine, so.. hope you understand.   :)

Good to hear about your 1:1 space and office!   

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34 minutes ago, Willsls1 said:

This is one of the best looking RC10s I've see bro. 

Agreed.  For me Ferruz's is the best looking RC10 I've ever seen.   I love the choice in color coordination, choice in wheels, etc.  

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Finished this Super Fighter DT-02. It's the birthday present for my second nephew. It will be his first hobby grade RC and I'm pretty sure he will be very excited.

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