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Which of your cars would you scale up to full size and drive?

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I was looking at the Opel Ascona i am restoring and wondering how much fun it would be to drive if it was full size....

So my question is, if you could scale up one of your rc cars to full size and drive it, which one would you choose?

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The likely answer is, all, but just one......🤔

 

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My real world cars have always been practical, affordable and if I'm honest rather dull. If I could turn one of my models into a real full-size car and drive it, it would have to be this one - totally impractical, not at all cheap and anything but dull!20181113_102814

 

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Great post! Tamiya has actually influenced many 1:1 purchases in my life. I got into Jeeps and VW Bugs primarily due to the Wild Willy and Monster Beetle. I began reading Hot VWs and Peterson's 4Wheel and Offroad in addition to RC Car Action as I got closer to 16. Just before I got my license, I had on of those pivotal moments in life and I got hooked on muscle cars and went down that road for the next 10 years. After a slew of Novas, V8 Vegas, El Caminos and even a Duster, I began, in my mid-late 20s, to look for something different. 

Empty-nester boomers and auction shows were driving up the price of all American iron. I returned to my original desires and got into the world of VWs and Jeeps for some years. I came very close shooting one of my bugs in Sand Scorcher livery, but the recession hit and I had less money to spend on cars. I love the Bugbox Sand Scorcher and Wild Willy (although Willy needs bigger tires;)).

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Hey Saito2, i love American iron, but being in the UK, most of the good stuff is either restored and expensive, or needs to be imported which bumps the price. I would love an old nova. I've done the cadillac thing, but i have my eye on a '73 Plymouth Scamp with a 302 motor at the moment... Watch this space...

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44 minutes ago, Wooders28 said:

The likely answer is, all, but just one......🤔

 

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I never get sick of seeing photos of that animal

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I imagine slipping through the wind and passing everyone on the highway with this...

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Any of my tractor trucks (being an ex truck driver) or the Leopard 2a6 would be fun!

Alternatively, I want to make a 1/10 of my 1:1 one day soon ;)

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i'd do both if i could, but of course i'd do my alfa 155...without headlights.20190427_145501.thumb.jpg.0d69c227b489f59d444bb714fbfb5987.jpg

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2 minutes ago, MadInventor said:

Easy :

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Imagine trying to back up chasing that dinky little tail though :lol:

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7 minutes ago, berman said:

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Imagine trying to back up chasing that dinky little tail though :lol:

Yeah but totally worth it the first time someone tries 'crash for cash' and does an emergency stop in front of you :)

 

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You wouldnt notice :lol:

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I've always wanted a full-size 1953 F100, so Ta-Mater is my obvious choice:

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However, I'd also love to build something like the STUMPkamper too!

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I might just have to settle for Ozzy's YJ Jeep mind you... ;o)

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This... It's my dream rally car.P1150111.JPG

I also have the models.

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Rally version

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My customized street version

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Don't think a 1:1 version of a Mammoth dump truck would be road legal...then there is the parking issue and the fuel economy...

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Hey Madinventor, that is truly a weapon of mass destruction....

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My Dancing Rider! I'd be whipping through traffic like a fighter pilot making speeder bike noises.. 😉 

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I've actually been, vaguely, keeping an eye out for one of these.

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28 minutes ago, S-PCS said:

I've actually been, vaguely, keeping an eye out for one of these.

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Wow, That's the first time i've actually seen a real one... Do you think it comes with giant servos?

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Reckon this would be good fun on the school run...

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