@ 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....:)
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..:)
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.
Sand scorcher project
Beautiful car, with very nice detals! Very well done!!! The only thing that worries me, is the jerrycan next to he exhaust........:)
Hpi mini trophy truck 1st run
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,
My bronco project part 6 - on the beach
Great truck!!!! Amazing build!!
1:1 scale bruiser
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.
@ Matman: I hope so, but there is a lot of competition nowadays: Nintendo being the most fearsome one....:)
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...;)
@ 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....:)