Volvo 850
RuniR

Thanks for the comments. Crash Cramer: my 1:1 850 isn't worth taking pictures of. It's a blue 1996 estate with a dull 10 valve engine. But keeps on riding. Over 360000 km now.
11-Nov-2013

Lancia rally 037 - sold
RuniR

Thanks! Tires are stock. Rims as well but were damaged. So I trimmed the little ledge on the outside. It's not a perfect resto, but spares / parts are rare indeed... You could go for a Brat based version en try to find a re-release bodyset.
12-Nov-2013

And it was called yellow - hpi body on m-02 chassis
RuniR

Thanks guys. Backing it was probably better, its a bit translucent as well. Skottoman: your RSR looks great! A long way to go for me.
13-Nov-2013

And it was called yellow - hpi body on m-02 chassis
RuniR

About the tape. I ordered the kyosho micron line at hobbycart.com Never ordered there before, but looked reliable. Let you know when I got it. Or not...
13-Nov-2013

M06 - rear engined hpi porsche
Skottoman

This one is great! Lot's of inspiration for my builds. Thanks.
13-Nov-2013

Custom ford f150
RuniR

The color I used is tamiya AS-8, with a clear topcoat. Yes I did shorten te shaft. It's an 5mm alloy TA-01 shaft from GPM. Held together with a tight flexible tube. Gives enough friction to deal with the torque on the axle.
14-Nov-2013

Hpi #102074 martini porsche carrera rsr 2.8 (1973) = photo shoot #1
pininy

Very nice car and interior. I like the low angle shots. Did you get the Tamiya version with the 251mm wheelbase? Looking forward to see it next to this one.
15-Nov-2013

Tamiya wide body capri
stevepi

Looks cool indeed. Haven't seen a finished 1/10 yet. But seeing this picture I think I am going to buy one and put it on an old TT-01.
4-Jan-2014

It's a vemac..... ?
RuniR

It's hard to find information about the car, but there is a Vemac company website and it looks like it has British roots / connections. Might explain the resemblance with the Lotus.
9-Jan-2014

No one knows this car better than me.
Pintopower

Interesting scientific approach. There are indeed some imperfections in the Tamiya designs. I’m also a designer and due to evolutionary processes it is often hard to explain all the choices made in a design. Good to try to improve, even on the old Tamiya models. At this chassis you might have to add the triangular A10 part to your testmodel. I think it prevents the chassis from breaking at the red spots.
Do you think it is possible to structural test the complete model? With all the parts, weight, etc.?

23-Jan-2014

Perfect audi rally
carbonman

As you say.... perfect. Amazing build.
Only one thing missing: the driver. Do you have one?
24-Jan-2014

Project number 2
InsaneJim69

Wha! A hairy Grasshopper!
24-Jan-2014

Two in one
RuniR

Thanks, I am really happy with both of them. Two totally different cars. The holiday buggy feels and looks solid like a proper rc car. The Cheetah is almost a static model with an engine…. Super scale, but compliments to the guys who dare to run theirs.
As for the torsion bars I might give a try on 3d printing myself. It’s a rather simple shape (compared to a complete chassis…….) Would be a nice solution, without spending lot's of money.

28-Jan-2014

Morning run - xanavi gt-r (r34)
pininy

Super wheel - body combi. Decals look fine. Those big body wrapping decals can be frustrating. I use the same recipe: soap, water, hair dryer on curves and ……… lots of patience.

5-Feb-2014

Printed torsion bars
RuniR

Thanks for your comments. Just having fun trying to get a decent solution. I will let you know if it is going to work. If so, I will make it available somehow. I don’t mind sharing the 3d file of this first try. Just let me know if you are interested.


I know it is possible to use the metal bars from the XR-311 re-release. It’s probably a better solution, but replacing the bars only is closest to the original and I like experimenting with this 3D-printing stuff. It’s interesting to find out when it’s useful or when it’s better to use ‘old’ techniques like carving something out of wood .

8-Feb-2014

Flea bay find. new old stock,never fitted with radio or run
junkmunki

Great find! Take good care of this special car. I wonder how many more of these are hidden in attics around the world. What about a worldwide Tamiya house to house search?
4-Apr-2014

Unimog rc 1/10
pininy

Good plan. Would make a great scaler.
I think I am going to buy a toy car for my son and daughter..... ;-)
4-Apr-2014

Humvee iii (wip vii)
Dirt-540

Top scale work!. Read some of your building stories this evening. Like the way you describe your builds. Looking forward to the next step on this one.

6-Apr-2014

Mats fighter
RuniR

Thanks for your comments! We will try to make some more action pics soon.


Kontemax: Many thanks for your advice on the painting. I guess the key is in using black to cover the orange and silver to go to white again. I’m sure this will help in future projects.


MAD-BEE : Sure has a high fun/costs factor. Saw your MadFighter. I like it. Black wheels look good on this car. The motor we use is a LRP generation X. Had this for while, but can’t find the exact specs. Brushed and I think it has 16x2turns.

28-Apr-2014

Old school rc art
RuniR

He guys, don’t be distracted by the blond hair. I could say it matches the golden shocks quit well and you might see some more resemblance between the woman and the car and therefore adds a nice extra layer to the picture...… But I think it is just a trick to collect some votes.
9-May-2014

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