Looks great, nice job. As IBIFTKH said, nice to see the Brat body sitting properly for once. I like it.
I don't know much about these vintage Tamiyas but this is absolutley fantastic, excellent work on the body. As others have said this is most likley the best example in existence, great job and thanks for sharing.
One of my favorite cars of all time. Too bad you don't still have the real one, gorgeous color & car.
Mad bull raging to be built
The Mad Bull is a great RC, especially for beginners. I think your sons will love them. Quite durable too. I painted my shell in a metallic blue, goes nice with the yellow wheels and red shocks. Can't go wrong with black box-art either. Be sure to post some photos when they're done.
Mad bull raging to be built
Yea, it's funny what leaving out that .5mm spacer will do (or not do) for the transmission. I still have the stock shocks on mine but have also been thinking of upgrading to oil-filled. I mostly run it on flat ground so it doesn't bother me too much, but if going over ramps or jumps I can definitley see whating oil shocks.
As far as the battery, I bought these 2s lipos for all of my vintage Tamiyas and I love them - https://www.amazon.com/GARTPOT-4000mAh-Battery-Hardcase-Associated/dp/B07J5C6J9V/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=gartpot+lipo&qid=1608747385&sr=8-1
They are the exact same size as the original NiCd/NiMh stick packs and work wonderfully. Have used them in the Mad Bull, Grasshopper, and TA02 so far asn not a single fitment problem. I did away with all of my old batteries/chargers/transmitters a year or so ago and only run 2.4ghz with Lipo batteries & Deans connectors. I understand the appeal of collectors using vintage electronics, but I like to use my cars and todays electronics are so far superior I would not want to suffer with the old technology at this point.
Tamiya hummer w/custom chassis
Thanks James! They do look much better without the bumper. One of my favorite Tamiyas, they did such a good job on the body. Hopefully they'll re-release it one day.
Tamiya txt-2 w/clod buster drivetrain
Thank you! The decals came from mciracing.ca They have lots of great monster truck & Tamiya decals, check them out. I have used them on a lot of my models and they;re very good quality.
Thank you, definitley post the BF #15 when finished, would love to see it. The TXT axles are some of the best looking RC axles ever made, shame Tamiya insisted on hiding them behind hgiant bumpers...Never had the Kyosho USA-1, but would like to get one someday and restore. Yea, I'm pretty obsessed with monster trucks in general, both RC & 1:1. Going to be adding some of my others to the Showroom in the next few days when I have time, be sure to check back.
Tamiya tt-02r chassis kit w/mustang body
Thanks a lot, much appreciated. I know, I should have done velcro mounts...it's just so much easier to use posts :)
Tamiya txt-2 agrios
Thanks man. I do spend a lot of time on decals. I've been told I have a bit of OCD so drives me nuts when they're not straight :)
Kyosho usa-1 monster truck ***sold***
Cool truck, nice job. I always thought these looked great but shyed away from them being independent suspension. The more I see them the more I think it might be cool to have one, something different for a change.
Great photos, nice collection of Tamiya.
Tamiya juggernaut 2
Glad it could inspire you. Be sure to let me know when it's done, would love to see it.
Tamiya txt-2 agrios
Thanks guys! She gets run a lot. These are very well designed & built trucks by Tamiya, hopefully they do a TXT-3 at some point.
New life for a tl-01 touring car
This looks fantastic, excellent work on the body!
Thank you. I never really thought much about the Bullhead when compared to the Clod Buster as I much preferred the pickup truck body, but after coming across this one I have gained an appreciation for it. Something only Tamiya would have done, especially in the the time period, and I think that's what makes it special.
That looks fantastic with the RC4WD cap. I like the bumper deletes as well. Nice job on the interior as well.
That color is fantastic, looks great with the gold wheels as well.
Cross rc pg4a
Yea, they are pretty nice kits and definitely scale looking. My father is a huge fan of Cross and has quite a few, the PG4A, SP4C, HC6, MC6C 8x8, Mammoth BC8, and just pre-ordered the new AT4 with 2 speed & remote locking diffs (sort of like a Cross version of the TRX-4. The military trucks are awesome, his Mammoth is absolutely massive and will go just about anywhere. He uses them on the trails a lot. I think he's nuts for bringing out vehicles that expensive but I guess that's what they were made for. He'll go through mud up to the windows..crazy.
Thanks for the comments. It's funny, most people who love the Grasshopper had an original when they came out. I never owned one back in the 80's, but for some reason it's still one of my favorites and as stated reminds me of simpler times within the RC world. Very strong feel of nostalgia with the Hoppper.