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1 hour ago, Badcrumble said:

That looks great @Wez-li. A bargain. Makes me want to go searching!

Coming back to the hobby after a few years out I thought all the bargains were long gone, not so ;)

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Today, a TRD skid plate from Shapeways. I was skeptical about 3D printed parts, but am quite impressed with the finish on this piece.

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Quite excited about what's just arrived, been wanting to build one of Tamiya's more "modern" vehicles after a few re-re buggies, so though the CC02 would be a good choice. I also like the G500 shape (some would argue this point) but looking forward to seeing how it performs as a trail truck. Will fit with Hobbywing 1080 and some decent rubber, bearings and a reasonable servo.

 

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First purchase in a while.  Body posts for the XV01 in anticipation of a new shell.

Also some threaded shafts for the CR01 steering since I can't find the hop-up part anywhere.  I wanted two of them but I had a brain fade and ordered two pairs of them.

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Thunder Tech Racing Tremor Pro chassis arrived. 
 

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40 minutes ago, tamiya_1971 said:

Thunder Tech Racing Tremor Pro chassis arrived. 
 

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Awesome!  What's your take on the quality/fit and finish?

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Decals from MCI came in! 
Massive thanks goes not only to them but also our own @Mokei Kagaku for scanning his originals for me!

I’ll be using a combination of these decals and the ones which came with the re-release body for the TT02 (chassis has since gone on to @Wetman )

I want it to have a cockpit seeing as they add so much detail. Tempted to put this on a TL01 for the full nostalgia effect (my first Tamiya RC was this Castrol Tom’s Supra TL01)

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I bought this for fear of missing out on them, given it's a limited run (again).
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Still not sure why, as the upgrade parts are readily available, and I already have 3 XV01s :wacko:

Some hopups are naturally on order, on the slow boat

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9 hours ago, tamiya3speed said:

Awesome!  What's your take on the quality/fit and finish?

The quality is top notch, it was packed beautifully. I’ll know more once I start putting it together. The service and friendliness from Thunder Tech was great as well. They hopefully will have a modernized website up soon, as of right now, they are only on Facebook.

I hope to begin building in the next couple weeks and put up a thread on the build, or at least some final pics.
 

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Picked up some paint while on route with work, bonus I was going past the nearest Hobby Shop to me and didn’t fancy the what was a two and a half hour round trip that is now three and a half hours with the roadworks.

Bright red, Light blue, Silver and Gun Metal, because no tamiya paint selection is complete without Gun Metal is it?

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Then chuffed with that after cycling home I have a note from the real postman I missed earlier that (my slightly Asahi fuelled purchase) can be collected. So hopped on the Motorbike thinking  I’m picking up something shoebox size, but not quite,

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Now for the fun part 😁
Looking forward to what a Tamiya kit a bit closer to the top shelf is like compared to the basic ones.

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So that’ll be my bit towards stimulating the local economy for a little while. 

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Courtesy of Nathaneal of MCI,

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Nothing special I hear you say buts theres a twist?

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This idea has been brewing for a while. As soon as I realised that Nat could reuce to 1/24th scale i was off. I went through all my spares boxes and founf various bits and bobs. The rear sand tires are from a Manx beach buggy kit, the fronts are from a Harrier Jump jet and the seats and cage are from an Escort. The base model is Tamiya's excellent 1/24th 1300 beetle kit. I have similar plans for a 2CV but thats still in the planning stages. Watch this space for developments.

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The postman has been very generous today

Long awaited Plaza Japan order of DCJ and carbon tower for my FF03, plus some ball screws

O rings for my new TRF shock collars

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Don’t you love it when you slip through customs unnoticed!

astute and top force have landed

with hi caps and carbon set will be here payday 

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18 hours ago, ChrisRx718 said:

Decals from MCI came in! 
Massive thanks goes not only to them but also our own @Mokei Kagaku for scanning his originals for me!

I’ll be using a combination of these decals and the ones which came with the re-release body for the TT02 (chassis has since gone on to @Wetman )

I want it to have a cockpit seeing as they add so much detail. Tempted to put this on a TL01 for the full nostalgia effect (my first Tamiya RC was this Castrol Tom’s Supra TL01)

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Said chassis might even get its makeover finished one of these days

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Fresh in from Canada 😀

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A lovely RC Mart delivery, under 2 weeks and no customs fees 😎

And....a ££ customs charge notice for a Plaza Japan order which has so far taken nearly 4 weeks 🙄

Sometimes, you eat the bar and sometimes, well, the bar, she eats you 

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Estimated delivery date on eBay was October, so pleasantly surprised when the Castle 5700kv (fake) motor turned up today, and a set of king pins for the mid! 

(Also got a cracking offer on the house, so bought some lottery tickets...🙄😁

Wonder if the fake motor can take the abuse the gen motor could!! 😏

 

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A good day today! After my previous yz10 runner project was too much of a mess to repair and had to be sold, it’s replacement arrived today! 
also my £10 non working Tamiya Qd landed, planning on a brushless conversion for that, and it’s also the same size as my daughters old toy story rc, so might rob the body off that ! 

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9 hours ago, Busdriver said:

Nothing special I hear you say buts theres a twist?

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For a second I thought you have a 1/10 hardbody Beetle. That would be so cool.

Nice project you have there.

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The Postman swung past again today with a couple of my new favourite T-Shirts..

I can highly recommend them.

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