The street brat
mtbkym01

Looks great, nice job. As IBIFTKH said, nice to see the Brat body sitting properly for once. I like it.
11-Dec-2020

Nr. 1
DesPrinzla

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.
12-Dec-2020


koenc

One of my favorite cars of all time. Too bad you don't still have the real one, gorgeous color & car.
18-Dec-2020

Mad bull raging to be built
Dirt-Racer

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.
23-Dec-2020

Mad bull raging to be built
Dirt-Racer

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.
23-Dec-2020

Tamiya hummer w/custom chassis
87lc2

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.
24-Dec-2020

Tamiya txt-2 w/clod buster drivetrain
87lc2

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.
24-Dec-2020

Tamiya txt-1
87lc2

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.
24-Dec-2020

Tamiya tt-02r chassis kit w/mustang body
87lc2

Thanks a lot, much appreciated. I know, I should have done velcro mounts...it's just so much easier to use posts :)
24-Dec-2020

Tamiya txt-2 agrios
87lc2

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 :)
24-Dec-2020

Kyosho usa-1 monster truck ***sold***
JerseyRC

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.
24-Dec-2020

Group shot
JerseyRC

Great photos, nice collection of Tamiya.
24-Dec-2020

Tamiya juggernaut 2
87lc2

Glad it could inspire you. Be sure to let me know when it's done, would love to see it.
25-Dec-2020

Tamiya txt-2 agrios
87lc2

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.
26-Dec-2020

Tamiya bullhead
87lc2

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.
29-Dec-2020

Tamiya bruiser
tamkyo

That looks fantastic with the RC4WD cap. I like the bumper deletes as well. Nice job on the interior as well.
30-Dec-2020

G-star
beermoker

That color is fantastic, looks great with the gold wheels as well.
31-Dec-2020

Cross rc pg4a
87lc2

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.
31-Dec-2020

Tamiya grasshopper
87lc2

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.
4-Jan-2021

Tamiya grasshopper
87lc2

The Candy version is fantastic, I also like the black version with the neon green wheels.
4-Jan-2021

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