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6 minutes ago, simalarion said:

As mail have not moved for 1 week on all my orders i canceled a order and are picking up 1150 bearings at the local RC store.  After 1 off 2 week on sick leave i need some fresh air anyway
 

So how are you feeling?  Has the therapy starting to wear off on the fatigue side?

Hope you are well soon!

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@Willy iine-finished Antibiotic cure and painkillers from hospital yesterday, i sleep a Lot but other than that im ok. New thing is that they now added silicon drains in part under eyebrows and i think they said allminium plates longer down that i now can feel with fingertips, also blue/green stuff come out off nose, It feels like i had a couple off Hop-Ups on myself this time

 

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1 hour ago, simalarion said:

@Willy iine-finished Antibiotic cure and painkillers from hospital yesterday, i sleep a Lot but other than that im ok. New thing is that they now added silicon drains in part under eyebrows and i think they said allminium plates longer down that i now can feel with fingertips, also blue/green stuff come out off nose, It feels like i had a couple off Hop-Ups on myself this time

 

After what you and I have been through in the last two we should do a build thread🤣

I am seeing my surgeon next week to remove dressings etc and I’m going to ask him for a copy of the X-ray that they too after the operation to exactly what he’s done.

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Much Thanks to this Forum my Agrios now look like a proper Monster Truck. I updated propeller joints/driver shaft, knuckles (stil waiting for the Rear pair), steel pinions, JConsept Tribute wheel with Firestorm Tyres. I am very happy with the result, if Agrios (TXT-2) came like this out off the box it would be Tamiyas best MonsterTruck (and most authentic) ;), First the Real thing, then my Agrios with Hop-Ups:spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

Ps: Old Tyres look So comical now when directly comparing

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1 minute ago, simalarion said:

Much Thanks to this Forum my Agrios now look like a proper Monster Truck. I updated propeller joints/driver shaft, knuckles (stil waiting for the Rear pair), steel pinions, JConsept Tribute wheel with Firestorm Tyres. I am very happy with the result, if Agrios (TXT-2) came like this out off the box it would be Tamiyas best MonsterTruck (and most authentic) ;), First the Real thing, then my Agrios with Hop-Ups:spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

Ps: Old Tyres look So comical now when directly comparing

Yeah even I have cracked out my CEN Monster Truck 👍 the snow is here so prob a good idea instead of a 4wd touring car 😂😂👍

James.

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Removed the body and took some BEFORE shots and dunk it in water to remove the paper backed stickers.. not sure what to do with the chassis as I will be using a GF01 like how @Nikko85 did his.  I love the front end of the F-100.

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Hummmm.. did not see the broken bumper in the eBay ad.. oh well.  Nothing I can’t fix.

Will give it a good dip in water for an hour or so.. 

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They are not bad chassis as it goes, although the Radio Shack Intruder chassis was much nicer - but had rubbish bodies.

That's a great colour, and will look amazing as on a GF01 - almost exactly 175 mm wheelbase.

 

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14 minutes ago, Nikko85 said:

They are not bad chassis as it goes, although the Radio Shack Intruder chassis was much nicer - but had rubbish bodies.

That's a great colour, and will look amazing as on a GF01 - almost exactly 175 mm wheelbase.

 

Yeah, I should just hang onto the chassis for now.. 

I'm going to paint the body olive drab.. so it did not have to be the green color, it was the only one available for cheap.  $35 or something I paid.  :D

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18 minutes ago, Willy iine said:

Yeah, I should just hang onto the chassis for now.. 

I'm going to paint the body olive drab.. so it did not have to be the green color, it was the only one available for cheap.  $35 or something I paid.  :D

I mean, I guess with you that was an inevitability, but please just try with the green with white wheels before you paint forever! :D

 

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18 minutes ago, Nikko85 said:

I mean, I guess with you that was an inevitability, but please just try with the green with white wheels before you paint forever! :D

 

Okay for your reference, I will take a picture before I do as a token of my appreciation.  :lol: 

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Sorry I forgot who asked, but this is how I am making these little Willy figures..

This is the same torso used on Billy with the HotWheels City Turbo and good old Bob..

This is a FunkoPop figure.  I remove the head.. (no science, just pull hard).. :ph34r:

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I drill out the hand to place a scale tool.. I usually use a wrench instead of a screw driver (note JIS screw driver not PH ;) @alvinlwh), but for demo purpose this is how it looks.  I have more wrenches on the way.

I also drill a hole big enough to screw on a long set screw (grub screw) for the neck. 

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Then screw on Willy’s (or Billy’s) head.

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Then paint to the scheme of choice..

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Willy and Billy’s dad, Bob..

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Special thanks to @JennyMo for the idea with her Smurf body Willy.  :D 

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Used a Dremel for the first time. Had to cut the screw sockets down on the front end of a Hornet chassis that are used to screw the body down on a Grasshopper, until they were level with the sides of the chassis tub, so that I could fit an NIP Parma Grasshopper/Hornet monster truck conversion kit that I scored off eBay. Metal front body mounting bracket now fitted. Wheels and tyres (from a Tamiya Brat) also in place, as are the bearings, 35T motor and all the electronics. Now I just have to fit the rear body mounts and paint and fit the Baja bug shell. Then it'll be ready for my daughter for Christmas.

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I made another Edgarmon and seat to go in the 4x4 behind.

Aluminium seat with sparkly head rests and white seatbelt.

That's three made now, need to buy some more of the original Happy Meal toys to make a few more.

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1 minute ago, Nikko85 said:

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I made another Edgarmon and seat to go in the 4x4 behind.

Aluminium seat with sparkly head rests and white seatbelt.

That's three made now, need to buy some more of the original Happy Meal toys to make a few more.

I like! :lol:

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Finally getting back to the groove of things, I did some prep work for a pair of original 3D printed side mirrors for my City Turbo created by @nicherotors

Also a winch hook for one of my M38’s..

Will give them some paint this coming weekend.  

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These side mirrors are a fantastic design available at Shapeways.  Going to do another pair soon (I bought 3 pairs).  

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Received my TD4 after much dramatic hand-wringing on my part (see TD4 thread), and am currently modding it to take a transverse LiPO. Still a WIP:

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11 hours ago, Mad Zero said:

CW-01 in for it’s regular 16yr service today. I’m going to need glue. 

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Nah!  Just rub some cera-grease on there…

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22 hours ago, Frog Jumper said:

$20 score on Craigslist…

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Parma Jeep Honcho body
Big T tape and dispenser
Kyosho lexan scissors
Hudy body reamer

Rock!

 

70degF and low humidity this afternoon so I put my CL score to work!  And I used up a bunch of half-full cans I had under the bed…

Last bit of my PS41 bright silver on the nose, last bit of PS53 lame, and then the last bit of PS13 gold.  I got two coats out of that.

I then used the last bit of a can of PS1 white as a back. I thought it might be too bright so I backed that with the last bit of TS6 (I’m out of PS black apparently) and another coat of PS1 from a fresh can.

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It came out brighter than I wanted. And it’s hard to see the glitter in this lighting. It should look better in the sun.

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Unfortunately, the body had some creases and other damage from being stored in a box of RC junk for over 10 years.  Oh well, I suppose I won’t feel guilty trashing it!

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Here is a test fit on the Dragon. I’ll need to work out some taller body mounts, and maybe some axle extensions…

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And yeah, I used the Big T tape and the Kyosho scissors.  When I work out the body mounts, I’ll use the Hudy reamer.

Terry

 

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2 hours ago, Willy iine said:

 

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Looks like he is about to shank someone! 

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Back to work on my 1/24 VW Karmann Ghia before the 1/10 one arrives. It had been sitting there gathering dust when I hit a "stall" building static and moved onto RC a few months back. 

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Removed all decals.  I see the potential already.. this is going to be one awesome ride for Billy!   :D   

.. I hope :ph34r:

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Was having too much fun with the new ESC and managed to explode another diff gear on the Hornet-converted Grasshopper today.

It's becoming an annual occurrence... not sure if it's due to my leadfoot driving :ph34r: or just pickled old plastic?

Luckily it wasn't the same gear as last year, and for once I actually had a spare on hand, so it's already fixed!

Also made some tweaks to the Gecko Garage swaybar (a bent bicycle spoke) while everything was apart :D

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52 minutes ago, Willy iine said:

Removed all decals.  I see the potential already.. this is going to be one awesome ride for Billy!   :D   

.. I hope :ph34r:

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Looking forward to seeing how this works out. Will be a unique take on the F100 for sure!

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