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Pitched up yesterday, sadly the box got crushed in transit and the shell has been damaged - repairable just a shame it got to this ripe old age unscathed until now -

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In all the duck based excitement on Friday I forgot to post the rest of the order. Mainly DB-01 bits, I just need to decide on a paint scheme now, something bright I think. 
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Desktop CNC machine and bed extension parts arrived. 

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Anticipate swearing later. 

If anyone's in the Northampton area, please bring biscuits. 

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17 minutes ago, BuggyDad said:

Desktop CNC machine and bed extension parts arrived. 

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Anticipate swearing later. 

If anyone's in the Northampton area, please bring biscuits. 

Really interested to see how you get on...so I can learn from your mistakes and buy one myself at some point...

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All the parts I wanted to restore the Audi TT-01E I was gifted earlier and make it into a Porsche :D

Manual

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Wheels and tires

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The body

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And body posts

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And some parts to improve its performance 

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@Tamiyastef - good choice on the Porsche (an all-time favourite, but I'd love to see an earlier one without a wing or why not a Targa?) - but I wanted to ask you - do you happen to be one of those who like to flip through a paper version of the manual? :)

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26 minutes ago, JimBear said:

flip through a paper version of the manual

Yes I am. I've seen it online but for the (re)building process I really like the paper one. On my phone it's to fiddly and a laptop on my workbench will be covered in oil, water or knocked down or hit by a really hot soldering iron or whatever it takes to get it out of action. A paper manual with an oil stain or a small hole burnt in it still functions :ph34r:

Guess I'm showing my age but when you wait long enough Oldschool is cool again :D

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4 hours ago, Tamiyastef said:

Yes I am. I've seen it online but for the (re)building process I really like the paper one.

Guess I'm showing my age but when you wait long enough Oldschool is cool again :D

Well, I really enjoy flipping through them, too. Almost on the verge of starting a small collection, but that would be a bit crazy ... :D

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13 hours ago, JimBear said:

but that would be a bit crazy ... :D

Not necessarily 😬 I too think paper manuals are really awesome. I have a few on my bookshelf actually and I enjoy flipping through them too 😅

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17 hours ago, Tamiyastef said:

Yes I am. I've seen it online but for the (re)building process I really like the paper one. On my phone it's to fiddly and a laptop on my workbench will be covered in oil, water or knocked down or hit by a really hot soldering iron or whatever it takes to get it out of action. A paper manual with an oil stain or a small hole burnt in it still functions :ph34r:

Guess I'm showing my age but when you wait long enough Oldschool is cool again :D

I actually have the manuals for my most used cars on the workbench. There I note things like current pinion, shock oil, diff oil and now that I have a setup station I should start noting the different angles on the axles.

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Some fake&cheap parts for my Blitzer Beetle and CC-01.

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My favourite part of prepping a bodyshell… do I trust the dimple marks when my body posts look a couple of mm out 😂

I need a new reamer this one is as blunt as a spoon!

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Answer - yes always the dimples.

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2 hours ago, Jason1145 said:

blunt as a spoon

sharpen it. Flat surface and very fine grit sandpaper will do the trick :)

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45 minutes ago, Tamiyastef said:

sharpen it. Flat surface and very fine grit sandpaper will do the trick :)

 Never even crossed my mind to try that, I knew it was a good idea to get back onto TC, thanks.

Progress helped by a very warm conservatory acting as an oven to dry paint - my daughter instructed me to use the metallic green 🎨

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 Received some special bodies today...
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(Mugen Mercury custom body, and prototype repro body)...

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4 hours ago, Sogogi said:

I think @Kowalski86 needs one

I've actually been debating on getting one of those just to try out one of Tamiyas educational kits.

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35 minutes ago, Kowalski86 said:

I've actually been debating on getting one of those just to try out one of Tamiyas educational kits.

You should try and share your thoughts here!

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Landed today.  Had alot of memories of this growing up as it was my father's first RC he bought back in 87.  Going to suprise him with one for Fathers Day this year.

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My latest acquisition came yesterday....going to try and clean up the body a bit and try to fix the paint blow outs...we'll see. But very pleased overall!

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Postman brought me this from TC's own @Misterp180 and offspring :)

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Really, really pleased with that. Fabulous!

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25 minutes ago, Tamiyastef said:

Postman brought me this from TC's own @Misterp180 and offspring :)

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Really, really pleased with that. Fabulous!

I am so pleased it got over to you!!

Mini OAG insisted that some chocolate was included 🙌🏻

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