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  2. 78Triumph

    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    It's really tempting, but my wallet disagrees with me.
  3. Sandtiresunlimited

    Wanted - Vintage Wild Willy M38 Windscreen

    I see! I might have a old used one somewhere! Will have a look for you. Did I see that your selling some blazing blazer parts? Are you still selling these?
  4. Thanks guys. You help and suggestions are greatly appreciated. The stress of absorbing all this knowledge while wanting to do well (plus the added stress of being the family bread winner) still beats how absolutely wretched and gaslighted I felt at the last job.
  5. Thank you very much for that compliment And may I say I find you equally delightfully mental. I tried running my Absima Thrust B-Spec 17t brushed motor on 3S in my DT03 when I had it in that. While it got hot, it actually stayed alive. Still lives and runs hard in my Lunchbox. What I'm getting at is that the Absima motor in a 19t version would be an interesting 3S capable motivator for a Clodhead thingy. A thing I was thinking about for a fast Bullbusterclodhead thingy was to really tighten up the front diff. Simply stuff a bunch of 1000000 cst diff fluid in there, so that it would have equal traction in the front. At any rate it would be fun if one could get past 30 kph on 3S silver cans with stock wheels. Not sure if it's possible to change gear ratio on a bullyclod.
  6. Hibernaculum

    What's going on with vintage NIB prices

    While I totally agree with you guys that the RC10 introduced a family of homgenous, purposeful racing designs that evolved in a fairly linear fashion, I do disagree on the collector aspect... I see the RC10 as super collectible. But here’s the catch - I only really feel that way about the original RC10, while pretty much ignoring the rest in the series. The reason is because as a “collector” (we are all collectors to some degree - including you Daz! @RETRO R/C ).... I view the first RC10 in the context of all the buggies that were on the market at that time. When viewed this way, the RC10 was wildly different to everything else that had come before - thus making it another cornerstone in what I see as the “glorious variety” of that time. When you collect vintage RC buggies across brands, no collection is complete without an original RC10. And having an RC10 lets you go “hey, look at the vast difference between this, the Marui Hunter, or the Kyosho Progress... etc... all of which were released the same year!” The relatively contiguous later evolution of the RC10 is exemplified in the mere name of the thing - how many models have they released with “RC10” in the name That has been an approach I find boring from a collector standpoint But the FIRST RC10 - ah, that was a thing of eclectic 1980s wonder. Put it on then shelf next to all the other wildly different 80s designs, and it exemplifies that wonder as much as they all do. It’s a collective appeal. And that to me is the whole appeal of 80s R/C collecting - the variety. And in many cases where the racing buggies are concerned, the joy comes from owning just the first model they released - due to the later homogeny of their other releases. Another thing to point out - often the first model released by the more purely “racing oriented” brands, was more beholden to what we could call the Tamiya Aesthetic, than the later ones. Case in point, RC10 had great box art, design, and realism touches - lights, driver, decals, wheels/tyres - and these elements would later be watered down or eschewed entirely, once a racing market became focused solely on winning. But at first, even the racing market was focused on catching the eye of kids in the hobby shop. Some races even required driver figures to be used. And the aesthetic of 1984 was still “some level of real scale buggy looks”. I wish this had stayed in fashion forever. Same applies to the Yokomo YZ-834B Dog Fighter. It’s body was more the beginning of the late 80s “space age” era (which is incredibly given its inception in 1983). But it’s cool fat tyres, yellow wheels, and chunky bathtub design with shocks, was unable to get wholly away from Tamiya’s crowd pleasing (somewhat “toy-like” - and I do not consider that derogatory) aesthetics, even though it was another pure racing design. Which makes it also the first and most interesting of it’s series IMHO, and another great buggy in that 80s family of vintage RC eclecticism. As for collector value. An original NIB RC10 is generally around US$1000+. The remake of course, caused a dip, as it had been heading further north of that value. But since the remake has now been discontinued also, its price is also climbing. So both are headed upward now. Or there is at least “upward pressure” - which is what always happens in vintage RC (and vintage remakes) once all production is fully ceased. IMHO, RC10 has multiple reasons for collecting - both vintage looks and appeal in the context of early 80s buggies (as I have just mentioned), but also - racing history/provenance. Making it an essential ☺️ Cheers, H.
  7. svenb

    Are these pretty rare bodyshells now?

    I'd say the F40 followed by the Fiat. Ive seen the Toms Levin and the Escort on Ebay few times in the last few years
  8. SuperChamp82

    Wanted - Vintage Wild Willy M38 Windscreen

    Just the plastic screen please @Sandtiresunlimited The screws had been over tightened and it cracked when I released them 🙄
  9. SuperChamp82

    Price drop - Vintage Acoms AP227 Mk2 TX

    PRICE REDUCED
  10. Alright good to know and thanks for the info on the spacer set, ill see if i can dig one up!
  11. Sandtiresunlimited

    Wanted - Vintage Wild Willy M38 Windscreen

    Is it the plastic clear piece your after or the whole windscreen? Cheers
  12. SuperChamp82

    Wanted - Vintage Futaba FP- T2(f) Set

    Still hunting guys
  13. SuperChamp82

    SOURCED - New Technigold Motor

    Please delete
  14. SuperChamp82

    Wanted - Vintage Wild Willy M38 Windscreen

    Still hunting guys
  15. Does anyone know if there’s a 1:10 or 1:12 46mm ID tyre that looks like the original Dakar car - pic attached ? I’ve now got perfect 3D printed wheels but just spent hours trawling the usual sources + no tyre was spot on 🙄
  16. Hello all I'm trying to locate some original Tamiya 6V 4000MaH batteries as used in the Blazer, preferably boxed. Please let me know if you have any and are willing to sell (let me know how much you want for them) - thanks Rich
  17. Ideally you want minimal slop and free movement, I always shim mine up as necessary. I think the NN23 is 1.75mm from memory and my OCD says that's too much slop but I'm sure that it will run fine. For info Tamiya do an alloy spacers set that has .5, 1, 2, 2.75, and 3mm. Not sure about Tamiya dust covers/shields but I have some Team Associated ones!
  18. Your plainly mental but I like it! Strike my previous statement as I made a mistake, my Clod is not 2WD but 2WS lol.. so I now have to beat 25KPH After I do the 3s run on my Clod thingy I will probably look at faster motors - just for fits n giggles
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  20. What about this little lot then.... which is the rarest NIB body kit?? Jaguar XJR-12 https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/s659002884 Ford Escort Pilot https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/w308716510 Ferrari F40 https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/t644666823 Toms Levin FF https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/r320239225 Fiat Abarth Berlina Corsa 1000 https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/g344799938
  21. Ah yes, I've seen that 25 kph run before.. How about this idea. Hobbywing 860 esc and a 2800 4S lihv 65/130C pack? And also fit the motors with alloy heat sinks and Whats that all about then? 34 mm windy fans to pull some air through them. I'm sure they will get scorching hot, but I'm also quite sure those silver cans will survive it they were broken in properly, lubed and cleaned to keep resistance down, I feel pretty confident it could be done like that. Looks like I have to prioritise a monster truck purchase in the future.
  22. El Dougo

    The TB Chassis Thread

    Not mine sadly. They are dry and wet cars for the the Iconic Cup (GT Class) at Mendip on the weekend. I had a good long dribble over the red one and thought I should share
  23. ThunderDragonCy

    Anyone want anything from Shapeways?

    Not sure that is an option as I read it, but yes, that would be perfect.
  24. Hairyjon313

    WANTED : TA01 or TA02

    Hey. I would gladly take a handful, but postage and tax are going to make it difficult.
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