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9 hours ago, Willy iine said:

gizard - Nice truck. I am not familiar with crawlers, is your platform anything like a CR01?

 it is the Tamiya Tundra 3speed with Gmade / Junfac 4link suspension kit which replaces the leaf springs and friction dampers, with the plates on the side of the chassis rails (for the 4 link attachment points) there is no space for the transverse battery mount so it goes longitudinally between the chassis rails under rear bed.

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8 hours ago, nel33 said:

i took an executive decision on the paint job on my lunchbox today. the dark brown will be a mid body stripe all around the body.  i intended to leave flat primer on the rims but saw champagne gold and decided that champagne gold color would be era appropriate. the small paint bottle is for the rim spokes that im not able to spray with the can, its not a perfect match but the rims are deep enough to hide it. i got a bunch of stickers planned out for the lunchbox ,i also picked up a DVD of a classic comedy movie.

EDIT: i got some vectors generated for some bumper sticker on the lunchbox and the text stickers for them body.

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Sounds exciting! I like brown, beige, and champagne gold colors. Oh, and that's a nice and appropriate movie Thumbsup

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5 minutes ago, mongoose1983 said:

Sounds exciting! I like brown, beige, and champagne gold colors. Oh, and that's a nice and appropriate movie Thumbsup

yeah, getting the chrome roughed up is gonna be a pain and experiment. i thought at first it was the first airplane film but the sequel is just as good to buy. which film are you referring to? LOL

i had a hard time choosing the the wooden tan, the red brown was easy. trying to find old boring era brown color to pair it with was hard when there were 2 other choices but the blegh of wooden tan was fitting. im not looking forward to painting the rims but they must be done... why did Tamiya make them such deep dish wheels???

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4 minutes ago, nel33 said:

yeah, getting the chrome roughed up is gonna be a pain and experiment. i thought at first it was the first airplane film but the sequel is just as good to buy. which film are you referring to? LOL

i had a hard time choosing the the wooden tan, the red brown was easy. trying to find old boring era brown color to pair it with was hard when there were 2 other choices but the blegh of wooden tan was fitting. im not looking forward to painting the rims but they must be done... why did Tamiya make them such deep dish wheels???

Both films were good, although the first one is one of the most hilarious ones from the whole 80's decade.

Myself I'm super happy the rims are deep. Tamiya was trying to get the real look, that's how real monster truck wheels were. I'm not sure about today, but back in the day they were just like that. Oh, I do believe you're going to do a nice job with them. Blob7

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2 minutes ago, mongoose1983 said:

Both films were good, although the first one is one of the most hilarious ones from the whole 80's decade.

Myself I'm super happy the rims are deep. Tamiya was trying to get the real look, that's how real monster truck wheels were. I'm not sure about today, but back in the day they were just like that. Oh, I do believe you're going to do a nice job with them. Blob7

 

yeah the first movie was great, the second kept the jokes and expanded them a bit. i just hope i dont over spray the rims when priming and painting. the paint pot is for trouble spots...

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9 hours ago, nel33 said:

i took an executive decision on the paint job on my lunchbox today. the dark brown will be a mid body stripe all around the body.  i intended to leave flat primer on the rims but saw champagne gold and decided that champagne gold color would be era appropriate. the small paint bottle is for the rim spokes that im not able to spray with the can, its not a perfect match but the rims are deep enough to hide it. i got a bunch of stickers planned out for the lunchbox ,i also picked up a DVD of a classic comedy movie.

EDIT: i got some vectors generated for some bumper sticker on the lunchbox and the text stickers for them body.

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Surely you can't be serious???!!

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On 4/28/2021 at 4:18 AM, Robert5000 said:

 

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@Robert5000 Stunning scenery - is this Bekkelagsterrassen? I had to Google to find that island dock in the background - totally worth it!

@Ferruz I'm so glad to see you enjoying your RC10 - these are designed to be driven, and not just assembled and admired.

@nel33 your Slash is looking great, and I notice your collection is expanding rapidly considering your early concerns about space ;-)

Also, and I'm not looking at anyone in particular, but there are some serious body posts going on in so many posts here recently... did I miss the memo? It hurts my delicate eyeballs!

So I haven't had too many RC adventures lately (except boats), but I did take the Kyosho Mini Z to Rickett's Point marine sanctuary last week (and then flew the DJI Spark around, too). I could have driven around for hours without doing the same lines twice, but I want to stay married so I didn't push my luck!

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@lsear2905

yeah, its still a serious concern i have.  the slash had a lucky break to make it look even better BC i was too lazy to take initiative and i still havent assembed the hex wheel mounts on the trenchers... around kit 4 it was noticeable, at 5 its a big realization that i cant buy many more. currently at 3.5 kits. 2 built, some electronics and parts for TD, most of the Manta parts but not enough to start a build and i got 95% of the Lunchbox but i can still build it in stock form without planned custom mods. NO.4-5 were some fun/interesting custom ideas i couldnt resist. i hope no.6 doesnt occur... thankfully i havent been scoping out potential custom ideas so its not my biggest immediate concern.  still gonna have 5 shells for one kit, 2 for Traxxas and 1 each for the remaining ones. still a challenge to find storage here... i think my creativity is at fault with the build up here.

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2 hours ago, mongoose1983 said:

Sounds exciting! I like brown, beige, and champagne gold colors. Oh, and that's a nice and appropriate movie Thumbsup

i thought looking at the rv, there was going to be a spaceballs theme somewhere!

 

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Today I went and picked up a few bits I ordered from my LHS after work. Let go of one escort body as I don't need two clear ones, already have a s3 rx7, Alfa GTA, and 3 minis... the kyosho parts are two batteries. I got offered a near brand new Drone Racer to keep as it wasn't working. Took it home, rebound it, had a play with the settings, and it goes! The battery was missing, so $20 in and will go take it to the park when the weather plays nice... 😁 score!

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3 hours ago, lsear2905 said:

@Robert5000 Stunning scenery - is this Bekkelagsterrassen? I had to Google to find that island dock in the background - totally worth it!

Holy google skills, batman! That you were able to work that out is seriously impressive! 

Also, looks like you had a fantastic outing! 

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6 hours ago, gizard said:

 it is the Tamiya Tundra 3speed with Gmade / Junfac 4link suspension kit which replaces the leaf springs and friction dampers, with the plates on the side of the chassis rails (for the 4 link attachment points) there is no space for the transverse battery mount so it goes longitudinally between the chassis rails under rear bed.

Ahhh, so it is closer to a Bruiser. Nice. I need to build my Bruiser..maybe this fall.  

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1 hour ago, Willy iine said:

Ahhh, so it is closer to a Bruiser. Nice. I need to build my Bruiser..maybe this fall.  

I have a Mountain Rider to build too! - but it will be stock with the leafs etc.

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8 hours ago, yogi-bear said:

I managed to do something RC related today, print some Marui Hunter Decals with white ink (top print) onto clear. The bottom print as the image (with the greenish background) I used to trace the artwork and printed it just for reference. It will need a little adjusting though as RACING TEAM and GUMOUT aren't quite right and I missed some details on the netting.

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Looks good.  How thick is the decal sheet? (ie: Similar to Tamiya or thicker?). 

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8 hours ago, jonboy1 said:

Surely you can't be serious???!!

;) 

Why yes, I'm VERY serious about the paint LOL. I cant do a worn out beater with mismatched body colors as I don't have the drive to buy an extra body shell. Yet.... I've seen a few pics of nice shiny lunch boxes and thought, "they all look too darn new to me." so i decided to do someting fun and unique with a weird and unpredictable model like a lunch box.

I wish they had an RV body shell on the market but a van will do for now.

 

 

Am I missing something with the proline trenchers rim install?? I cut one sprue off the split 6 to hex adapter and left the other tab. It doesn't look like it gets in the way. There is a little give on the central hub where I screwed the 6 screws in. Is that normal? Do I need to cut the other sprue off so it's a round circle before installing? i do see some point/dot marks on adapter and wheel but the extra sprue i didnt cut off doesnt seem to get in the way . am i missing a small detail so the adpators are solidly mounted to the rims?  i tried putting the heads facing out/seem on exterior or rim. is its supposed to have the heads on the interior of the wheel rims?

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please ignore, tech ticks me of a fair amount with tablets and highlight functions...

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speedy.... coming soon...

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56 minutes ago, pininfarina said:

speedy.... coming soon...

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fat tyres

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Please keep the pictures coming  😊

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Decided to swap my M05Ra for a set of LRP S18s. A combo of the S18 TC and S18 Buggy both electro. 380 can motor.

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-I am totally wasting money here throwing the new build car with radio and battery's for these two. The seller did manage to find a set of used buggy wheels. so will have these two on original wheels and as pictures state not very used condition. the seller did send me a video of them both running on his radio he is not offering.

but the radio does not worry me too much, as i gather in another swap with the Reely Rockhard a FlySky GT3B.

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seems like a interesting project since both cars have some alu upgrades. No metal wheel drive shafts anywhere unfortunately.

But the Tc could be a mild drifter and the buggy could use some crawling. Cant wait to get them apart and clean. It is like in another Topic mentioned, like I am paying for the expirience to rebuild them. not the fun of driving the cars themself. this hobby never ends suprising.

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both the TC and the buggy have a working LRP Ai ESCs. thats nice. never run on 3s does the owner mention. ;)

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the spoiler mount does look bend or wrong attached.

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5 hours ago, Willy iine said:

Looks good.  How thick is the decal sheet? (ie: Similar to Tamiya or thicker?). 

this one was a little thicker as its a mid-range vinyl, its still ok though. However I've got some better clear I will do the final prints on, but for testing I'll use the cheaper stuff!

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On 5/9/2021 at 6:51 PM, Ferruz said:

I was out this morning getting the cars ready for some running and maybe postal racing, when the mallard Misty May came back! This time, she brought along her boyfriend 😁🦆🦆

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I would say Ducking Mad :D  if its not a badword. I had ducks about 17years ago. funny chaps.

@berman

thanks for pointing out the Kyosho Racer is even a thing. Never knew such was made. That is a new age toy for sure.

seems interesting with the ultra sonic sensors. Great think. I want one, and stick a camera to it. 

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Today I worked on removing significant amounts of play from my SWB M38's steering linkage which had tracking problems since taking ownership earlier this year.  It was well worn when I got it so it had the familiar symptoms of a weak servo saver with too much play where the steering would not re-center after a turn.   

I used 2 pieces of 3 x 5mm 3M masking tape and 3-4mm of antenna tube.  Fixed.  

Been enjoying driving my car today.   :D  I did the same on one of my worn LWB as well.  Fixed. I love it. 

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With all the recent work on my JK trail Jeep, I was missing the Tamiya fix. So last night I went back to my 'Development Hack' Mini and starting putting together an interior plate.

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2 hours ago, Badcrumble said:

With all the recent work on my JK trail Jeep, I was missing the Tamiya fix. So last night I went back to my 'Development Hack' Mini and starting putting together an interior plate.

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That is an awesome idea, Badcrumble!  I always missed seeing Billy in my Minicoopers.  I think Billy will look so big in the car it will emphasize smallness of these vintage pre-BMW Mini's which is perfect.  

Btw Billy is Willy's brother.. according to my wife.   He's the one with a screw hole at the back of the helmet and comes with these partial torso..

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