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Some prints arrived today...
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Most of the chassis parts for my Super Wheelie project and a lighter Idle gear for my Hunter...

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I don't usually post here because it takes so long to go from snapping a photo on the phone to getting it in a fit state to put on the forum, but I couldn't resist this.

Ordered on ebay at 12:40 yesterday, arrived at my door at 10:30 today :o 

All is not as it seems - got interesting plans for this!

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Nothing Tamiya related but the postman brought me this little guy...

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It's such a lovely looking little truck with portals, 2-speed transmission and so on. Unfortunately it's not a kit. But I couldn't resist.

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I'm too lazy to take a pic but the post dude brought me a set of TRF Mini Bog Bores. Oh baby are they smooth. Got them installed on my M08 last night and the car is close to perfect. 

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8 hours ago, Rinskie said:

I'm too lazy to take a pic but the post dude brought me a set of TRF Mini Bog Bores

and I'm too lazy to reply and say good choice!  Have fun with them :)

2 hours ago, ChrisRx718 said:

Great for traversing swamps :lol:

Now that's what we - need - M08 mud bog racer!

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On 8/17/2023 at 10:31 PM, toyolien said:

Box art or something fresh?

Box art just like my first Tamiya build when I was a kid. I’ve also picked up a couple of decal sheets from MCI to replace the missing sponsors.

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Today’s score from the LHS, GR Yaris body set and some SRX bits for my Type S and TT-02B

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Thanks go to @svenb for selling me a Gold Power/Charger combo! Just arrived today and of course I had to line it up next to a Technigold! Thanks again mate, you're the best!

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36 minutes ago, GToddC5 said:

Thanks go to @svenb for selling me a Gold Power/Charger combo! Just arrived today and of course I had to line it up next to a Technigold! Thanks again mate, you're the best!

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Chuffed for you mate.

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I’ve been looking for my Willy for weeks, thought I had one but can’t find it anywhere :blink:. So off I went to the internet to search for a new Willy... and ended up with a Billy, that’s ok though cause I just need his head :)

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On 8/18/2023 at 10:48 AM, Mad Ax said:

I don't usually post here because it takes so long to go from snapping a photo on the phone to getting it in a fit state to put on the forum, but I couldn't resist this.

Ordered on ebay at 12:40 yesterday, arrived at my door at 10:30 today :o 

All is not as it seems - got interesting plans for this!

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Ooooh a trailer!!!

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39 minutes ago, Busdriver said:

Ooooh a trailer!!!

I prefer to think of it as an advert, or a preview.

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3 hours ago, Mad Ax said:

I prefer to think of it as an advert, or a preview.

Touché!!!

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Just returned from holiday (Cornwall). Whilst away I was "watching" an eBay auction for a TD2 Astute New in Box. Fancy one of these, but the RRP seems a bit OTT - especially as I've just built a BBX and a DT02MS replica.

It was sitting at £109. Decided I would spend "up to" £200 all-in for one.

Missed the auction end, my bid was at £165. It sold for £173. Bummer.

Nevermind, had a few ciders to take my mind off of things :lol:

I'm not 100% at fault for what happened next. For that; I level at least 50% blame at @Sogogi, who told me about a 10% coupon on the Japanese Auctions.

So when I got home from holiday yesterday, this was already here waiting for me:

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A box!

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An Astute TD2! Oh no!

But here's the justification; it has a whole bunch of Hop Ups:

  • Hardened Turnbuckles all-round
  • TT02B / DF03 Aluminium dampers
  • Aluminium Rocker Arms
  • Titanium Screw Set
  • Slipper Clutch
  • Alloy Servo Posts
  • Universals
  • 2 & 1/2 sets of wheels
  • Aluminium Steering & Bridge
  • Aluminium Servo Horn
  • Aluminium Rear Suspension Block

Basically the only options it doesn't have are the stabilisers and carbon rear shock mount - which I may have ordered from Japan separately already!

The body isn't the best, the rear wing is particularly poor. The original decals are included, but the driver figure is missing (did the Astute TD2 have a driver? I feel like it must've given the clear canopy)

Will start a thread on this one eventually!

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21 minutes ago, ChrisRx718 said:

Adid the Astute TD2 have a driver? I feel like it must've given the clear canopy)

Yep. Comes in two parts:

Body and driver with face: #10225033

Helmet with dark visor: #10225055

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26 minutes ago, toyolien said:

Yep. Comes in two parts:

Body and driver with face: #10225033

Helmet with dark visor: #10225055

Thanks dude, just Google'd those and they're the regular old moulds (from way back in the F102 days) and I'm sure I have a spare one from my Super Fighter GR kit....somewhere anyway!

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25 minutes ago, ChrisRx718 said:

Thanks dude, just Google'd those and they're the regular old moulds (from way back in the F102 days) and I'm sure I have a spare one from my Super Fighter GR kit....somewhere anyway!

You're welcome 👍

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6 minutes ago, Kowalski86 said:

A single pinion gear in a box that could've easily held another gear or two...or ten.

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Love the look on the penguin's face 😁

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7 minutes ago, toyolien said:

Love the look on the penguin's face 😁

Thanks, that's about what mine was too!

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