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I grabbed a spare 5 minutes here and there at work to strip down my wrecked TL-01B so that I can take the good bits and my other '01B and make a hybrid. 

I thought it was a good time to finally clense the shell of its New Bright origins. I used graffiti remover to get the paint off but it seems to have messed with the plastic a little in some places and I have a kind of white coating. Seems to come off with some hard polishing though.

I might just use my Dremel at its lowest RPM to sort it, It's only going to be a bashing shell so it doesn't have to be perfect. I'm not painting it either apart from the grill and bed. That way scratches wont show up as much.

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waiting on postman to deliver MileHighCrawler custom RC license plates.  Never mind the idiot waited a week to get on my order. Never again.  Then you have RCDMV who makes you send him a message on Facebook to order.  Retarded.

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Listed my brushless RTR FRX Outlaw dune buggy in the sales section, I’ve sold enough Tamiya’s lately, it’s time an off brand took a hit too.

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7 hours ago, JeffSpicoli said:

Dreaming about finding the right house and what kind of pimp hobby den I'm going to build for making Tamiya kits :D    It really is nice not being married at times - my house will be a pure 1500 sq ft MAN CAVE of European car and motorbike memorabilia, TAMIYA, 80s BMX bikes, and I'm planning on fashioning out the living room like a MOTOGP pit box in Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden regalia.

Did you ever see the movie: 40 Year Old Virgin?   He did the same sort of thing, only with action figures.  Think very carefully about your priorities man. Do not be the star of 40 Year Old Virgin Part 2!

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Bent this dogbone on the front of my CC-01.  It must of popped out and the hi torque steering servo bent it against the aluminum hub carriers or something. 

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Can anyone confirm the length of the dogbones on a TA-02 are the same as the CC-01?

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Had the Mad bull out for a speed run in car park. (not filmed or timed, just practice)

It's FAST. lol

2s lipo

4300KV EZrun 9T

As usual 6 year old had impeccable driving skills, I get the controls, flip it multiple times and crack the shell. oops.

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Stock BRAT drive train vs Required Frog drive shafts for the MIP hop up   Runs butter smooth and pretty quiet. 

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On 5/1/2018 at 12:26 PM, JeffSpicoli said:

Not sure, I want a perfect checker pattern like this ===>

I'm testing with blue painters tape now to see how I could measure out the squares and cut them with an exacto.   I found the perfect size based on the bed's size.

It's 6 inches deep, and 5.25 inches wide - If I make the squares .75" each, that'll fit a perfect 48 sqaures into the bed.

I was flirting with doing a cardstock stencil to lay in the bed and hit the stencil with paint.  I can trace the bottom of the bed perectfly by flipping it over and using the bottom.

Or I could spray the bed white, and put vinyl black squares onto the paint by hand.

A few options - finding the one that works best will be key.  Like I said I'd like to be old school and use paint and tape.

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Where did you find that numbers' decal sheet? How expensive it is?

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Finally updated my Laguna build thread :) ........ has been far too long. Hopefully get it finished this coming week.

James.

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Built a G6-01 chassis. The shocks on this thing are very ropey. I didnt bother with the internal rubber tubing as it just made them worse. 

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New tamiyaclub account :)

Got my Moderately hopped up DF03MS out ready to run ~ Brushless setup HPI Flux Pro 5.5T on 2S

 

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4 minutes ago, Matt_G40 said:

New tamiyaclub account :)

Got my Moderately hopped up DF03MS out ready to run ~ Brushless setup HPI Flux Pro 5.5T on 2S

 

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Nice colour scheme! I'd like to grab myself one of those t-bone bumpers but postage to UK is a killer. :(  Welcome by the way! :)

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Picked up two new additions to the fleet.

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Both need a little bit of TLC.

Avante needs a few replacement screws and the shocks need looking at.

Sabre needs a propshaft, the correct front, upper wishbones - it has some adjustable, presumably third party, ones on there now. It could also do with a new body.

They both need a good clean too so will (eventually) get stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. With new bearings and parts replaced where needed.

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17 minutes ago, Matt_G40 said:

New tamiyaclub account :)

Got my Moderately hopped up DF03MS out ready to run ~ Brushless setup HPI Flux Pro 5.5T on 2S

 

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+1 on the nice colour and buggy in general. 

Is it a Tamiya colour? Maybe get be my eyes but doesn’t look like the colours on the chart. 

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1 minute ago, Man1c M0nk3y said:

+1 on the nice colour and buggy in general. 

Is it a Tamiya colour? Maybe get be my eyes but doesn’t look like the colours on the chart. 

Thanks!. yes it's PS-54 i believe, the photo quality isn't great to be fair

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15 minutes ago, Matt_G40 said:

Thanks!. yes it's PS-54 i believe, the photo quality isn't great to be fair

Cheers. Looks better in the photo than on the colour chart tbh!  Another option added to the list. 

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11 hours ago, mongoose1983 said:

Where did you find that numbers' decal sheet? How expensive it is?

Check out @blockheadmotors on Instagram;  His website is:  https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&sp=nmt4&u=https://blockheadmotors.stores.jp/&xid=17259,15700022,15700124,15700149,15700168,15700173,15700186,15700189,15700201&usg=ALkJrhi_RpDLSZGcFdzJv7EGrnE5nxcHlw

Prepare to to use a Translate add on for your browser there is no English version.   

They were only a few bucks.   Since it was coming from Japan I ordered a bunch of his stuff at once.

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Lots of parts arrived today and I mocked it up. Really happy thus far :) 

 

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On 04/05/2018 at 12:25 AM, JeffSpicoli said:

Stock BRAT drive train vs Required Frog drive shafts for the MIP hop up   Runs butter smooth and pretty quiet. 

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That's the first thing I did to my monster beetle! It was much better and tranformed it' running😉

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13 hours ago, i_am_scarecrow said:

Got some paint on the F1 Tyrrell. Not going entirely box art on this one. 

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that looks fantastic the colour really suits it

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On 04/05/2018 at 1:24 PM, Matt_G40 said:

New tamiyaclub account :)

Got my Moderately hopped up DF03MS out ready to run ~ Brushless setup HPI Flux Pro 5.5T on 2S

 

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That looks ACE! Never seen a DF03 on those wheels. Totally changes the look. Big fan of bold colour choices. 

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18 hours ago, i_am_scarecrow said:

Got some paint on the F1 Tyrrell. Not going entirely box art on this one. 

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That's going to look so sweet😉! I did my topforce with that paint and it looks absolutely stunning in the sun😎 definitely worth the little extra it costs😊

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