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I had planned to sort out all the hardware for the GMade Gom so that I could start building, however something got in the way. Now for those of you that love the holiday buggy I apologise now!!!! I have been trying to beat the unpaintabilty if the body shell using heat, special paint and abrasion. Well it appears the last is the most successful though I would suggest it only suits wacky paint jobs like the following or plain matte finishes. Whichever it’s not going to win a concors prize or be particularly robust. Anyhow my mind was drawn to a post apocalyptic world where the Police had to use any vehicles to hand. Obviously everything was a bit worse for wear and spares were short so makeshift work was done to keep the vehicles running. One such is my HB on a shortened chassis( it’s supposed to be a basher to save my dune buggy body 😂) that has been co-opted by California Highway Patrol. ( they’re short on uniforms as well)85DA7EDC-FF6B-47AD-9A66-EE43A046563F.jpg77319305-E036-44E5-80B7-EB46D5CAFD44.jpg69B37D54-752E-4CEE-A811-E1EB41F6D8D6.jpg9E5D7FA7-4714-439A-8D3D-E5F3B985DD4D.jpg Hope I haven’t offended too many HB lovers!!!!

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24 minutes ago, Willy iine said:

What do you guys think?  I’m borrowing the wing and chassis from my SuperAstute #1 so the sides of the wing will change later, but the overall layout.. 

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Pretty clean, right?  Basically same scheme without the wild pattern.  :D 

Looking slick WillyB) I think a matt clear coat, leaving the windows gloss, would set it all off perfectly! I'm liking the same decal placement as box art for the ones you've chosen to use.

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17 minutes ago, Willy iine said:

That looks good, @Busdriver!! 

Just a bit of fun really before I do some serious building!!

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15 minutes ago, Kol__ said:

Looking slick WillyB) I think a matt clear coat, leaving the windows gloss, would set it all off perfectly! I'm liking the same decal placement as box art for the ones you've chosen to use.

Thanks.  If Willy's big head would fit, I would've done a green with camo colors in the factory decal pattern.. :lol:

I wanted something like a HotShot hood ornament decal in silver, but could not find one in my decal bin.    If this was a military theme, a big white star on the hood could look good.

I need to let it all sink in as I'm not getting any more messages from the car at the moment.. and the reason for the gloss black is it reflects its surroundings well making those reflections into sort of a pattern of its own, if that makes sense.  In this sense I want the minimal decals just enough to identify the car.  

 

@Busdriver Fun builds are great as casual building is very relaxing.  :D 

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Went out for a drive with the 5yo and one of the kids from the neighbourhood.

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Left to right we have my son's GF-01 with a Nikko body, a TL-01Ra Stadium Raider I bought cheap last week and a TT-01E Porsche 911 GT3 Cup VIP 2007 my neighbour received as a gift from his uncle recently. His dad let me buy some parts to get it running and it is doing fine now. Hope it stays that way...

Was good to spend an afternoon like this!

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Thanks again to @Jonathon Gillham  :D 

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Going to run 48 pitch on SuperAstute #2. 

Took a quick break..

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Final Update for today.. Bench test passed.. :D  It just needs black wheels.. I might paint the white ones for the time being…

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Today I came very close to finishing this, my GF01 to mini monster truck conversion. I moved the shocks to the upper suspension arms and now they are almost vertical, much more like an old school clod. Was a little tricky magicing shock mountd from no where. Hopefully it will actually work. Being vertical the shocks are softer but with less travel as there is no longer the lever effect. 

The red shock is just wrapped in vinyl, works perfectly.

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In my head alternating between copper and gold  didn’t look exactly like this, but maybe not too far off either. I’ve got another clear shell so might give it another go at a later date.

And yeah, I know -my masking leaves a lot to be desired 😄

 

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11 hours ago, GeeWings said:

My school reports used to say things like “Gareth finds it hard to keep focus”, “Gareth is easily distracted” or “Gareth is too easily led”.

Today I was messing around with my Mad Van homage build and before I knew it I was trying the shell on other chassis and playing with different rim and tyre combos.

In short; I’m now looking for another jumbo van body so that I can have one of these. Oops!

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I like this a lot! Stick diffs add a 13T pinion, would make a great trail truck.... but IMHO the Mad Van would be more fun.

Saying that I may have to look for one myself now. Just a thought...if rolling is an issue on the above the TL01 / Gf01 arms work perfectly on the MF01x to widen.

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3 hours ago, bavee said:

Went out for a drive with the 5yo and one of the kids from the neighbourhood.

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Left to right we have my son's GF-01 with a Nikko body, a TL-01Ra Stadium Raider i bought cheap last week and a TT-01E Porsche 911 GT3 Cup VIP 2007 my neighbour received as a gift from his uncle recently. His dad let me buy some parts to get it running and it is doing fine now. Hope it stays that way...

Was good to spend an afternoon like this!

Love that Nikko / Tamiya. What is the body?

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3 hours ago, MICHAELs TopForce17 said:

 

ps17 with custom stickers from mci racing.

Cool color scheme.  The yellow matches well with the wheels!    Is this the same green used on the TopForce?   

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5 minutes ago, Willy iine said:

Cool color scheme.  The yellow matches well with the wheels!    Is this the same green used on the TopForce?   

Yes, same green as Top Force.

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8 hours ago, MICHAELs TopForce17 said:

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ps17 with custom stickers from mci racing.

That’s how you make a TD4 look cool! Very cool!

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Finished the GF01 build for my Tandy Jumbo Van shell.

Still need to work out how to fix the shell to the chassis but think I’ve cracked it. That’s a job to try and finish over the weekend.

The best part is that the boot opens so I can get to the on off switch. Might also extend the battery lead so I can charge it without removing It.

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12 hours ago, Willy iine said:

 

Final Update for today.. Bench test passed.. :D  It just needs black wheels.. I might paint the white ones for the time being…

 

Dye those Star Dish wheels they come out a nice satin black with dye.

 

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13 hours ago, Nikko85 said:

Love that Nikko / Tamiya. What is the body?

It is the body from the Nikko Pro Truck we bought as the first RC for our at the time 4yo. Car broke down within a week...

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The GF-01's FJ40 body he got for his fifth birthday was trashed within 20 minutes so I had to do something... My conversion is not as good as yours are ;).

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But it does the job. And he is happy with it!

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Ran a couple of packs through the VQS, must say I really like how it handles! More data needs to be collected, but this might turn into a favourite. 

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After a day of refreshing every hour the Status-Update of my Optimia MID Delivery, i noticed it wont make before next week.

 

So I will take my Bugsy to the Skatepark again.

I tainted the windows a little more… did some Paint-Repair Job and gave him another protecting Coat-spray… so Barry is ready for this sunny adventure!

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Gonna test the Wheelie Bar… and the new Damping Setup… sounds like fun for Barry 🤘🏼
 

will let you know!

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More work getting done, think ill be finishing the front end today:

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2 hours ago, Robert5000 said:

Ran a couple of packs through the VQS, must say I really like how it handles! More data needs to be collected, but this might turn into a favourite. 

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Looking very hot!

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2 hours ago, Robert5000 said:

Ran a couple of packs through the VQS, must say I really like how it handles! More data needs to be collected, but this might turn into a favourite. 

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Very cool:wub: is that colour copper? And the hi-caps are just another level! 

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Cheers! @moffman Yup, I did alternating layers of copper and gold. Never tried using two different colours before, and have never used copper nor gold so can’t really say if it made a difference or if I might as well could’ve used just copper. 

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Bit miffed as I ordered from fusion hobbies the tamiya Mercedes Benz c11 it was my very first venture into on road/pan cars and the first ever purchase from fusion! Got my confirmation my order was being processed great I thought then I got confirmation that I've just received a refund for fusion hobbies and nothing else? So I take it I'm not getting it? I've emailed them and yes I'm not getting it..............well done fusion first ever order unsuccessful........last ever order!

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