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21 hours ago, junkmunki said:

My latest build isn't a Tamiya, or even an rc car.

I have taken on the restoration of a 1975 Kavan Jet Ranger rc helicopter for a friend of mine. This last flew 20 years ago, the engine is siezed and everything is covered with old fuel and cobwebs.

I put a Lancia rally next to it to giva an idea of scale.

I'm looking forward to this one.

J

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That's probably a 700 size heli. It's huge!

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17 hours ago, moffman said:

Its always good to try another colour schemeūüĎć and I also thought the masking that you get with the kit is ok but not brilliant so I use a mixture of making my own and the kit masking¬†

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Brilliant! Exactly what I had in mind after the body was complete.  On one hand, I was torn because the standard masking was so intricate and I felt I would regret not choosing the box art scheme.  Not to mention, matching the colors (well.. colours:P) of the bottom sticker along the side is crucial.  However, looking forward, I'd like to mask my own and use the stock decals and perhaps some black pinstriping to accent the lot when it's done.  I really like how yours turned out and it inspires me even further!

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Bugsy got a new body, bumper, bumper brace, front suspension arms and spindles, aluminum shocks, bearings and a traxxas titan 12t...

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Next is new chassis, new rear swingarms, and another lexan body but more like the og monster beetle body made from the original bolink mold...

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6 hours ago, Killajb said:

Brilliant! Exactly what I had in mind after the body was complete.  On one hand, I was torn because the standard masking was so intricate and I felt I would regret not choosing the box art scheme.  Not to mention, matching the colors (well.. colours:P) of the bottom sticker along the side is crucial.  However, looking forward, I'd like to mask my own and use the stock decals and perhaps some black pinstriping to accent the lot when it's done.  I really like how yours turned out and it inspires me even further!

Yeah go for it! I'm always a big fan of box art but I'm also a massive fan of using your imagination with some help and inspiration from people/forum members creations after all it was you who built the buggy in the first place so what better way to show your build off by doing you own body design? (And what is it with the rest of the world and spelling?.......ūüėČ)

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5 hours ago, Boomstick said:

Bugsy got a new body, bumper, bumper brace, front suspension arms and spindles, aluminum shocks, bearings and a traxxas titan 12t...

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Next is new chassis, new rear swingarms, and another lexan body but more like the og monster beetle body made from the original bolink mold...

Looks like another version of Triggers ūüßĻ¬†

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I more or less finished a Tomahawk, it's got almost every upgrade on it (the ones it doesn't have I'm just waiting to come back into stock (HG Shocks)), and I still have the tyres to paint.  It's running Le Mans 240S ESC and 19.5T motor, Power HD R12 Servo and a Futaba antenna less receiver R314SB-E.
(Not a Tamiya, sorry.)

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Cool driver.. where did you find him? 

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22 minutes ago, Raman36 said:

Cool driver.. where did you find him? 

In the kit. :D

I spent a while painting him with a metallic red helmet and shading on the overalls.  I also added a piece of plastic for the visor.

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For those that don't look at the F1 thread....

Nearly finished.

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1 hour ago, Qed296 said:

For those that don't look at the F1 thread....

Nearly finished.

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ūüĎć

My last F1 body I raced with was William FW16. Last week I switched to Kimi’s Alfa Romeo 

 

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On 3/29/2021 at 3:03 PM, Nicadraus said:

That's probably a 700 size heli. It's huge!

Im not entirely sure, but it uses an OS Max 60 motor. The kit was made by Kavan, who are long since defunct, but there is a company in the US which has started reproducing the kit at $1000.

J

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5 hours ago, junkmunki said:

Im not entirely sure, but it uses an OS Max 60 motor. The kit was made by Kavan, who are long since defunct, but there is a company in the US which has started reproducing the kit at $1000.

J

Must be from the 90s if using OS engines.

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On 3/30/2021 at 10:13 AM, Qed296 said:

For those that don't look at the F1 thread....

Nearly finished.

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**** that's beautiful man. 

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On 3/31/2021 at 1:47 AM, Nicadraus said:

Must be from the 90s if using OS engines.

The kit is from 1975. OS engines have been going since the late 60s. If you look on OS website, they have a timeline of their engines, and the OS 60 fsr as fitted to the heli, dates exactly to 1975.

J

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On 3/30/2021 at 6:29 PM, NulnOilTycoon said:

I more or less finished a Tomahawk, it's got almost every upgrade on it (the ones it doesn't have I'm just waiting to come back into stock (HG Shocks)), and I still have the tyres to paint.  It's running Le Mans 240S ESC and 19.5T motor, Power HD R12 Servo and a Futaba antenna less receiver R314SB-E.
(Not a Tamiya, sorry.)

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How much did you need to lengthen your servo cable? :D

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On 3/29/2021 at 4:40 AM, Ministrone said:

Silly orange clod

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That truck is screaming for this decal in scale!

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14 hours ago, DeadMeat666 said:

How much did you need to lengthen your servo cable? :D

I didn't, I just put the receiver right next to the servo. ^_^

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Finished my SWB M38 Willy.  

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The one in the center above.  Thanks for looking. 

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Truck Norris - very clean, nice job.  The parting lines..are you using tape (pin striping tape)?  

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Finally built this last week after having it stored away for years. Was going to leave it as a shelfer but couldn't resist giving it a spin.

 

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Restored hummer from @J@mes

Cleaned ball raced, ESC, block tyres upgraded prop shaft. Body stripped repaired and sprayed with gunmetal in gloss for more of a urban cruiser look

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