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Got it primed and started paint, as well as showing where some bits will be placed, still a space for an accessory enroute from China B)

 

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Haha look at the size of the luggage compared to the esky... Two pair of undies and 4 doz 'long necks' :lol: 

Looks good Kym!

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3 hours ago, berman said:

Haha look at the size of the luggage compared to the esky... Two pair of undies and 4 doz 'long necks' :lol: 

Looks good Kym!

Lol, yep, buying on the internet gets different results, looked bigger in the pics :lol: Not sure it'll be staying there yet

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12 hours ago, berman said:

Haha look at the size of the luggage compared to the esky... Two pair of undies and 4 doz 'long necks' :lol: 

Looks good Kym!

No ! that's the right size , As that's all dad gets . The rest of the space is kid's , wife stuff .

So poor old dad get the smallest bag . :lol:  .. 

Lookin great there Kym . 

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As I'm waiting for a scale item from China, I've started thinking about driver figures with a difference, and while in a KMart store today, found these little guys for only $3 each, so thought I'd grab them, not sure I'm gonna use them yet, what's your thoughts?

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Has Photobucket linking turned to absolute garbage for everyone else? :angry: 

Trying something different

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While waiting for some arrivals to finish the interior, I got some practise bodies painted for my current 1/10 race cars

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So between state title prep and the general business of Xmas, and work, I finally made some progress on the CR01, installing esc and RX, and finished the interior build.

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Been very quiet for me on the RC front for a while, I’ve had this FJ40 project at the so close to finished stage, but still not quite done, and I’ve been working on this for probably nearly 12 months as well

 

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Wow, been  whole year between updates for me, been not doing much RC for the last 12 months, a little bit of 1/10 and 1/8 racing, nothing on the project side of the hobby, until today......

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The Monster Beetle (body resto shown above) finally ended up on my work benchB24CFD0F-F7F7-4C54-887D-5455A6DA97AB.thumb.jpeg.480a3e3d022049f80d645020d9675e46.jpeg

Yuk, that’s ugly

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the strip down got underway.

its basically fully disassembled and all parts degreased and cleaned, my little ultrasonic cleaner was going flat out. I need to rebuild the shocks, and looks at the Speed Controller and electronics, this won’t be run, gust rebuilt back to original. I’ll get some progress rebuild pics as I go

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A bit more progress this morning, scrubbing and cleaning, everything is ready now to be rebuilt, calling it a rebuild rather than a restore, as all original parts on going back on the MB, 

 

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All screws and the shocks have been through the ultrasonic cleaner, and ready to reassembleBA8B697F-7FD0-4110-929B-514E292AF1FB.thumb.jpeg.0fa2b690c48fc746d996e32bd87c20cb.jpeg7EA84C69-B373-4B9A-ABA9-2CE53B0DCDD3.thumb.jpeg.25b27cd5405b56c7bdf3d779bb5c63b6.jpeg

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I’m putting the original electronics back into this one, as it won’t get driven (I have a re-re to build for that), and I like the nostalgia of the old mechanical speed controller

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So it seems I’m out of photo space on the forum,, and since my photobucket is all screwed up, I just created a flickr account, so here’s my first attempt at linking a pic, it’s the old Servos and RX that have been cleaned

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Glad to see ya back at it! Nice seeing the MB rescued. Did you ever finish the CR01?

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2 hours ago, Scipunk said:

Glad to see ya back at it! Nice seeing the MB rescued. Did you ever finish the CR01?

Ah yes the FJ40, I’ve got a servo extension wire for the light bar, it’s been sitting on my workbench for about as long as everything else, might finish that off next ;)

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Rebuild underway 

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So as this isn’t going to run, I decided to rebuild it with brass bushes instead of bearings (I couldn’t bring myself to use plastic ones). The front may get bearings yet though :)

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Good to see ya back M8 , how many BMX did you build ?.   

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46 minutes ago, matman said:

Good to see ya back M8 , how many BMX did you build ?.   

Haha, just 2, then sold them, bought a 4 stroke motorcross bike, then sold that, need to realise my age, just back to RC for me, oh, am researching a fishing Kayak now though ;) just cant help myself :) 

oh yeah been into a fair bit of slot car racing at my LHS, oh and bought and built this ready for the upcoming racing year

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i actually made my way over to Perth for the IFMAR 1/8 worlds too, hanging with the Mugen Seiki team

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18 minutes ago, mtbkym01 said:

Haha, just 2, then sold them, bought a 4 stroke motorcross bike, then sold that, need to realise my age, just back to RC for me, oh, am researching a fishing Kayak now though ;) just cant help myself :) 

oh yeah been into a fair bit of slot car racing at my LHS, oh and bought and built this ready for the upcoming racing year

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i actually made my way over to Perth for the IFMAR 1/8 worlds too, hanging with the Mugen Seiki team

What and you didn't let us know ? . Could have come by and said hi :P ..  I have been on the Motorcross band wagon etc .

Had to sell it as i'm getting too old and also on blood thinners . So that didn't help . The kayak sounds great and can go with an RC Boat haha . So how did ya go in Perth IFMAR ?. 

:LOL: .

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22 minutes ago, matman said:

What and you didn't let us know ? . Could have come by and said hi :P ..  I have been on the Motorcross band wagon etc .

Had to sell it as i'm getting too old and also on blood thinners . So that didn't help . The kayak sounds great and can go with an RC Boat haha . So how did ya go in Perth IFMAR ?. 

:LOL: .

I didn’t race, I was there with the Aust Mugen distributor, checking it out, was pretty awesome seeing the best off-road RC racers on the planet going head to head

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Ok, back to the MB, rebuild well under way, time for the shocks

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The rear springs didn’t really come up as nice as I’d have liked, the rust really etched them, wasn’t happy to use them at the end of the day

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So, I jumped into the spares boxes, and found some blue anodised springs that will do the job, and luckily, they basically match the body

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