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  2. Tamiya announced on Twitter today that a full size Toyota Supra GR will be displayed in Tamiya's booth at the Shizuoka Hobby Fair in May. I consider it very unlikely that this will be done unless Tamiya have model(s) of the car up their sleeve. Stock or (Gazoo) Racing would both be very welcome, in my humble opinion. https://www.facebook.com/mokeikagaku/photos/a.208102959316648/2012044842255775/?type=3&theater
  3. lowspot

    Tamiya CS chassis RM01 wheels?

    Thanks mate ! there are two types of sponge tyres for RM-01 - looks like that your rear wheel is from RM-01X which is lightly bigger.
  4. It's the old adage - "if you're not sure, ask." (That might even apply to taking photos - better to check.) I think in most places, especially where quality is a priority, it's better to be 'the guy that asks a lot of questions because he wants to get it right' rather than 'the guy who makes a lot of mistakes because he never asks how to do it right'. Mistakes cost money to fix, questions don't. They must know that it's going to take time to get new people up to speed, anything else is unrealistic. So go easy on yourself, enjoy your new job and let it come naturally.
  5. Ray_ve

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Ordered a spare rear gearbox and diff for Basherbear. The diff housing plastics have some stripped threads, and the diff itself has a bad shaft that holds the satellite gears. No problems with is so far and it has always ran great, but figured a spare would be nice to have if it ever goes south.
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  7. nowinaminute

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Hours of mental planning. I've realised I'm a master at mental planning. Productivity, not so much.
  8. moffman

    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    I see kyosho (or the UK distributors of kyosho) are doing the usual thing with the stock arrivals🙄! New date after new date they did it with the re-release standard optima and the beetle and tomahawk🤔 with the beetle I got bored with waiting and bought something else and with this one I haven't pre-ordered because I just knew the distributor would again get the dartboard out and randomly chose a date so I didn't order just incase something crops up (Porsche 959/Toyota celica😉). keep changing the stock arrivals must hurt kyosho's sales of the cars? The re-re Optima I pre-ordered I cancelled it because I needed the money for something else had it arrived when they said I would have already bought it!
  9. Hobgoblin

    Tamiya 58044 mitsubishi pajero

    Good to know guys, the chassis tub is actually in really nice condition, its got a fine layer of dust and dirt but its pretty much unmarked, no scratches! Postman came early today. Dropped off something that's roughly 18 years older than I am (on release dates anyway ) I'm going to do my best to clean it up, refit some cells and mount it pride of place in the Paj. A bit sad but does anyone do repro decals for the batteries? I debated with going lipo, but then It's going to loose some of its weight and I have to then hide the balance lead somewhere and find some cells that fit, 90% sure its going to be NiMH.
  10. Re-Bugged

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Finished off a display plinth for the 2CV to make it feel more at home, I seem to be developing a taste for garlic, onions & red wine. Almost got the Brat Chassis done, I've gone for a dark colour on the wheels to disguise the fact that Tamiya got them back to front somewhere along the line. Some tyre lettering still to do yet. Cut and washed out the Lexen body while I was in the mood and it was a heck of a lot easier to cut out than a Porsche body. This body is more then likely going to be mainly black.
  11. MICHAELs TopForce17

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Don’t have blitzer to test but appears they work as well as wild willy wheels. https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=357&id=36 https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=13931&id=504
  12. good luck and be patient with yourself.
  13. I'd have to ask. They seem pretty secretive of their designs and I had to sign a non-compete before coming onboard. I have snuck a few pics during break here and there, lol. A picture's worth a 1000 words. Its probably well over a dozen complex products, each similar in final concept, but each constructed entirely different. Some cost as much as $8500 so quality has to be high. One issue is the assembly steps (in Solidworks/print form) are poorly ordered and a missing key info at times that my trainer (who is quite good) shows me the ins and outs of. The problem is remembering all those tricks and steps as I might not return to that particular product in weeks. If the directions were perfect, I could get through things with ease. They seem understanding of this. However, its still a production environment and I've been beat on to produce numbers most of my life (even in restoration, hurry-up, but make it perfect, lol) so this leads to anxiety on my part. I'm going to have to re-train my mindset if they are true to their word.
  14. yogi-bear

    Tamiya CS chassis RM01 wheels?

    These are RM rims/tyres fitted my Renault Martini Mk 22, no modifications, should be the same for all those early chassis cars. As for changing the rim style to match, you could cut out the centres and swap, custom fittings them. Not impossible, but a bit of work.
  15. Fenix Master

    Fenix Classique 70

    Lotus 49 will be out in about a month (in the pic the approved 49 next to the "normal" Fenix Classique. Plan is to go first over the 78 and then the 72 Plus, I'm trying to get all the necessary relations to go over different F1 teams.
  16. bjorklo

    Kyosho Optima Mid Quick Restore

    Thanks, Collin
  17. Collin

    Kyosho Optima Mid Quick Restore

    Very tidy job you did!
  18. KEV THE REV

    Tamiya 58044 mitsubishi pajero

    Look after the chassis tub as it is unique to the 58044 Pajero , it is similar to a LB / MP chassis tub but it has the special front body clip on it and this is not on the re-re LB / MP chassis
  19. Hello. Anybody interested in a like new Tamiya Adspec with CPR-Unit and Servo TP-S-148!? https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/vintage-tamiya-45009-adspec-fernsteuerung-mit-cpr-unit-und-servo/1106780917-249-4929 ernieks
  20. svenb

    Sonic Fighter Parts needed

    I think I have a grey cva seal 🤔 I'll check tonight
  21. taffer

    Sonic Fighter Parts needed

    Thanks, no Tamiya mica silver this time!
  22. My advice would be: Make notes where appropriate. Ask questions and use them to check understanding Get copies of work instructions or standard work to review in your own time at your leisure when you have less pressure.
  23. ThunderDragonCy

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Do Blitzer and Mad Bull wheels fit? Is the front a long axle bearing mount and 12mm hex rear?
  24. Stopping for the night got the rear attached with the Kevlar belt and CVD's
  25. bjorklo

    Kyosho Optima Mid Quick Restore

    The first thing I needed to do was to fix an mistake I did mounting the upper arms on the wrong side of the damper tower. It was Keith Clancy in the Kyosho vintage group on Facebook who was so kind to make me aware of this. So I moved them to the inside, and it looks so much better now I then moved on to the dampers, I disassemble them to clean them and to change oil. I did a light polish to them, but it didn’t do to much a change, but they atleast became clean. The black rear springs was very worn, so I painted them with a coat of black. The front springs was also not in that great condition, these was not black originally but I did paint them too. I think it didn’t turn out to bad. Then it was just to mount em onto the chassis. Originally there was these plastic nuts, but they were beyond the point where it was possible to save them, so I used regular black tinted nuts Looking really good, I must say Next up is to install the steering servo, so time to have a look at the electronics. I had to change the receiver as the one that came with the car is a 75mhz, and I’m not sure where my 75mhz controller is. Looking closer on the electronics they also for sure needs to be cleaned. It was a pain to remove all the double-sided tape, but it turned out ok. And the the rest also turned out ok after a clean. I then went ahead and mounted the steering servo. I must say I think Kyosho should have made a protection part in plastic for the part of the servo sticking outside the chassis. Because I could clearly see the wear on the servo due to this. This was as far as I got this time, hope to get some more done soon.
  26. I have just seen a video on Youtube where a guy has mounted RM01 wheels on a CS chassis (58008 Lambo) unfortunately it was heavily modified with a different front axle. In theory it should work, but I'm not sure. Any suggestions? The RM wheels come closer to the Lambo ones than the CS
  27. As someone who constantly trains new people on the job, let me say this: Don't worry too much about getting it all right the first time around, and don't spend too much time on taking notes. Just try to do what has to be done, and repeat, repeat, repeat. You will automatically get better. Every boss or supervisor who deserves that title will know and understand that eveybody needs a little time to get adjusted to a new job, doesn't matter wether you're 20 or 45. I have noticed over and over again that those who try to take it all in at once regularly fare worse than those who give themselves some time to build up their knowledge. 3 to 6 months to go from "beginner" to "fully operational" seems to be the average for office type jobs, twice that for, in my case, mechanics. It's just how it is, don't kill yourself trying to outpace this somewhat natural development. Repeat, repear, repeat - It'll stick, soon enough. The key, from my perspective, for anybody new to a job is understanding and accepting that you have a lot to learn, not trying to make the job fit your existing skills, which, in your case, I am sure is absolutely not going to be a problem.
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