San-s tamiya rc buggy collection
thetamiyakid

I used the wire out of gardening wire. Strip off the outer green pvc type coating, drill two small holes under two of the wheels, loop the wire through and round each axle and twist behind. It means that if I need to remove them I can without any damage being sustained
1-Mar-2008

Venom gpv-1 rc bike
thetamiyakid

It came RTR so it came in standard guise with FRP chassis plates, 3 channel radio, battery and charger.
16-Feb-2009

Guide books - various years
thetamiyakid

I was hoping for English versions, but they all seem to be in Japanese except for the quarterly versions
6-Sep-2010

Master modeler
tamiyaonebay

I bought this and took it on holiday with me. I could not put it down as it was so interesting. They are pricey, but worth it
9-Nov-2010

Blue buggy champ body
bfst24

Cool. Looks just like my blue one. Jason's service is always excellent
13-Jan-2011

X2 from stella
thetamiyakid

Kit 1 blister behind motor is split, I guess I was so excited I did not notice.. Seems as though the blister is so thin that the weight of the motor is punching a hole. Still a very happy chappy though
2-Feb-2011

Not one but two!!
thetamiyakid

Whoa!!!😳, 351 hits in less than twenty four hours, that beats my f350 when it was featured on the home page (that was quite a while ago).
11-Jan-2012

First in the uk? many thanks stellamodels
thetamiyakid

Just had a quick look at the shipping box. Stella have cut out the Tamiya logos and product detail stickers so there is no reference as to what is inside - probably why it came through customs
20-Mar-2012


thetamiyakid

Finally complete. I cannot take credit for the Bodyshell, purchased from ebay, has a customshack sticker on the rear window. Full MFU treatment, Junfac suspension conversion, Gmade wheels/tyres. One for the shelf (definitely considering the cost).
6-Aug-2012

Second with highly detailed body shell
thetamiyakid

Thanks. I cannot take credit for the painting skills, I bought the shell as you see it. It is very detailed, there is just no way I could have achieved these sorts of results
6-Aug-2012

Second with highly detailed body shell
thetamiyakid

Maybe someone here recognises their own work?
6-Aug-2012

Old fotos from a trip to uk
Scanox

Looks like these photos are from your visit to Beaulieu National Motor Museum in the New Forest, Hampshire. Well worth a visit if you like seeing rare cars, great day out
26-Sep-2012

New built, soon to be run....
thetamiyakid

Thanks. It is currently 'living in a box' as it is too big to display in my current den. I have not looked at it since taking these pics two years ago. I have a second NIB so I have spares for when I run it
4-May-2013

My replica avante black special
Faithful Life Models

I spot an Avante 2001 in Black Special decals. This is something I was considering when restoring my 2001 as I had some spare Black decals, but eventually relented and spent some cash on original ones. Good to see that the decals work well on a 2001 shell
26-Sep-2013


thetamiyakid

Crash, I painted a spare Perry as I have a NIB Vajra kit that I am going to convert to an Avante. Some of my models have been relegated to the desk (hotshot 2, Durga and Baldre) to make space for these four. I could do with a new cabinet but I have no more room for one :-(
20-Oct-2013


thetamiyakid

Thanks for all your kind comments. I think I may have to take some more group shots, but that will have to wait until I have cleared up in there. It was tidy until I dragged all my spares out to see what I could sell to raise cash for an Egress rerelease. Only trouble is I find it difficult to part with anything!!
20-Oct-2013


thetamiyakid

Hi z00ter, the cabinets came from Argos of all places, but that was quite a few years ago. I had to get some extra glass shelves made up as each cabinet only came with three. The first pic I have of the cabinets is in my showroom, added Jan 2008.
22-Oct-2013

Tamiya 1/100 mini cars 13001 to 13006
thetamiyakid

Hi Crash. No, I did not get round to opening all of these but I did open a duplicate Egress version. They are pretty fast (there is a photo of it in my display case somewhere in my showroom)
8-Dec-2015

Mini-z optima
thetamiyakid

Now that is cool
10-Dec-2015

First in the uk from stellamodels
thetamiyakid

Thanks moffman. This one 'sailed' straight through customs, had it not I suspect it would have cost close to the UK price anyway, despite Stellas great price. I hope yours/some more land soon
6-Apr-2016

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