My first ever tamiya kit!
Juhunio

Only completed one quick test run so far on the 15T pinion, and the GPS read 24mph, which is a decent bump. It was only a light gravel car park so hard to tell what the shorter shocks have added but cornering under braking was tighter. Haven't given it a good off-road test yet, or tried the 17T pinion!
27-Aug-2019

Team martini racing four shock boomerang
Juhunio

Thanks for the feedback guys! I do love the lines of the Boomerang, it lends itself well to this F1 tribute. Looking forward to taking it out for a spin, though might consider another shell with a more generic paint job first!!
19-Sep-2019

Team martini racing four shock boomerang
Juhunio

Thanks! I bought the wheels brand new from Modelsport a few weeks back, so I doubt they're original...although I guess that depends how far back you're going!! Slight hitch is that they have quite a thick hub, so in combination with the 6mm Tamiya Locking Hex Hubs, there's insufficient axle thread available for the locking wheel nuts to properly bind. One of the rear wheels fell off while I was setting up the ESC, thankfully on a pit stand!! So I've tracked down some 4mm Tamiya Clamp Hex Hubs on eBay and am waiting for them to wend their way from Hong Kong....
19-Sep-2019

Team martini racing four shock boomerang
Juhunio

Cheers! And yes, clocked that this afternoon when putting the thinner hex hubs on, all sorted now!
29-Sep-2019

Audi quattro ii interior (wip)
Dirt-540

That looks awesome!
7-Sep-2020

Porsche 934 rsr baby blue 230mm edition
Juhunio

Thanks very much, and thanks for your prior inspiration. I've decided to do a build thread too to capture the specifics in more detail, which might be useful for future builders. And I WILL look into the Lancia bumper mod too, thanks!
11-Sep-2020

Team martini racing four shock boomerang
Juhunio

Thanks very much! Yes, the gearboxes on the Bigwig and Boomerang (and Hotshot and Super Hotshot) are all the same parts tree (19115191) so are completely interchangeable. Go for it!
22-Sep-2020

My tamiya nibs to build
HornetRacer 1971

Wow, what a journey you've got ahead of you! Also, thanks very much for providing an invaluable service...whenever the wife has a dig about my collection, or I start to wonder myself if I've gone overboard, I can open up this page and go 'hey, look, I'm nothing to worry about, take a look at THIS guy!!'
2-Nov-2020

Newbuilt from 42103 ta05 ms chassis and individual new original parts
Challenger-RT

That looks amazing! Great job.
I recently bought a built-but-never-run 49400 shelf queen that I have dismantled ready to rebuild, also with different 26mm rims rather than the kit 24mm. Which front / rear offset worked for you with the MST rims?
11-Nov-2020

Mini cooper m03 restorabuild
Juhunio

Well, I never drove it before I installed the braces so I can't provide a comparison, but it drives fine with them! And looks great too!
19-Nov-2020

Bitsa supa astuta..
jonboy1

It's a beauty! But now I REALLY REALLY want an Acto Pink motor for mine!!!
3-Jun-2021

Ta-04 ss toyota mr-s
Aut0bahn

That looks great! I just built an 04SS, its's lovely little chassis. Mine has an Audi TT body which I've painted but not stickered yet
8-Oct-2021