First restored 3 speed.
Biscuit

Beautiful truck!
Awesome restaurationjob you pulled off!
What did you use to get the metalparts so shiny?
Regards, Rick (TC Torhaantje)
24-Dec-2006

Mountaineer and hilux
Torhaantje

Thanks all for your nice comments!!!
Cheers, Rick
19-Nov-2007

Got this off the ebay.
steerfromtherear

Very nice project, yoyuve got there! How did you manage to get the radiobox so very clean?
Cheers, Rick
13-Apr-2009

Baja runner
Torhaantje

@ riekdrifter: the rearlights are FAV repro's made by Beetlelover.
@ Slimmy: yes these cars have both the looks and equal performance.
Thanks guys!
Rick
10-Dec-2009

Childhood dream
Torhaantje

Thanks guys; I am not the guy for boxart-schemes. I think adding a personal touch to your models is what modelling is all about.
10-Dec-2009

Ferrari f201 #2 - project 1 (driver)
pininy

Beautiful, a work of art, well done!
1-Jan-2010

1/35 rc buggy roughy
oldsterolli

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22-Jan-2010

Bought this mini z chassis on ebay, then added the shell.
KyoshoCope

Whoo, that looks very cool!!! Most beautiful rallycar ever made in my opinion.
What lightset did you use and was it difficult to install?
4-Feb-2010


carribou87

Yes, me being the second...:)
Enjoy the build!
13-Feb-2010

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
Torhaantje

@ SRB Bloke: The water and soap tip is in fact very easy to do: I added 1 drop of dishwash cleaner to 250 cc warm water. Than I just put the decal in the bowl of water and also wetted the area I wanted to put the decal on with my fingers. This way, you can put the decal on the body and still have plenty of time and oppertunity to move the decal around, until you are satisfied. Then you take a soft clean cloth and push the decal in place removing the water to the outside of the decal. A tip I forget to mention, is using a hairdryer to get the whit decal in place around the curved edges.
Your second question: Yes, I am currently working on nr. 3 and 4 ; they will get a different paint and decal scheme, though....:)
6-Mar-2010

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
Torhaantje

Thanks for all your nice comments!
I hope to see more BC's here on TC!
Like I said before: The rough rider to me is what the Sandscorcher is to others: It was the most desirable Tamiya kit for me when I was a child. I must have looked at the pictures in the Tamiya catalogue a thousand times!
@ Toykid: I will apply to the SRB SIG
@def4x4: I will run them, but will keep the alu rimms for display..:)
7-Mar-2010

Superb f1
carbonman

Beautiful! You did a stunning job!! Thanks for sharing! I hope Tamiya brings back more 70's and 80's F1 shells: the diversity back then was a blessing compared to today's cars.
Rick
14-Mar-2010

Sand scorcher project
lunch_boxer

Beautiful car, with very nice detals! Very well done!!! The only thing that worries me, is the jerrycan next to he exhaust........:)
17-Aug-2010

Hpi mini trophy truck 1st run
Wyoming

Great pics! Just showing how realistic these trucks behave during racing! I am sure that with your skill and talent, some great ideas will sublime on how to best modify this car! :) Cheers,
Rick
26-Jan-2012

My bronco project part 6 - on the beach
Toykid

Great truck!!!! Amazing build!!
Rick
29-Jan-2012

1:1 scale bruiser
DADSDUC748

Speechless........................
1-Feb-2012

Hoppin'mad
Torhaantje

Thx guys! My son loves it indeed and the speed is enough, even for his old man...;)
The wheels and tires are from Carson: they are Madfighter after market parts: you can find them on Ebay Germany.
Rick
5-Feb-2012

Hoppin'mad
Torhaantje

@ Matman: I hope so, but there is a lot of competition nowadays: Nintendo being the most fearsome one....:)
5-Feb-2012

Internal affairs
Torhaantje

Thx Guys,
I don't know how many hours of cleaning, polishing and rebuilding ( the trannies included) went in to them, but it was worth every minute! For me the old threespeeds represent everything Tamiya stands for: great technique, unique design and engineering combined with scale looks and equal performance....
After all the unexpected re-release, I won't be surprised if mr. T brings back the pinnacles of RC: The Blazer and Hilux...;)
Rick
6-Feb-2012

Internal affairs
Torhaantje

@ SRB Bloke Yes I have! incredible! I will try to make my four trucks pull my Ford Fiesta first as a appetizer...:)
@ Davidr: Like I said: nothing surprises me anymore...;)
@ Badboy: we all make mistakes....:)
6-Feb-2012

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