Thanks gents. It's going to be staying NIB at least until my sons have grown up enough to build it with me ... kind of a shame the eldest is only 2 =)
Second and nicer hliux
I'm sure at some point, someone did try and smuggle something inside a toy model of some kind. You just wish you could write 'I'm one of the good guys' on the box to let them know they don't need to rifle through your stuff. They also stuck a knife through the top of my TXT-1 box. I guess I should just be happy all my other kits made it through unscathed =)
Hilux makeover for a mounty
So it's YOUR Bruiser!!! Sorry about that Moosey - first I steal the colour scheme off your Hilux, then I take liberties with your Bruiser! I'm in awe of that silver detail above the window by the way - you did a cracking job on that.
This is a gorgeous Hotshot! Aside from the front arm brace, this is exactly the Hotshot I had as a kid - and it looks even better than I remember it. I can't wait to get a runner like this myself!
Second and nicer hliux
That my friend, is an awesome tip! Thanks!
Now for something completely different!
Wow - this looks awesome!!! I think you've just convinced me to stop work on my SRB runner and go pickup a space frame!
And so it begins ...
Without a doubt! It'll never replace the original's NIB blister pack good-ness - but for thrashing about the dirt, I can't wait for the re-release.
Txt-1 from stella
If I built it, it's going to get run =) Rest assured I have a ball bearing kit in the box, as well as a brand new super rooster ... though I am waiting to see if Novak iron out their braking issues on the brushless Crawler system - expensive, but very cool! I'm even tempted to try my hand at some crawler mods (clocking the diff, trimming the chassis and changing to non-cantilevered shocks).
It really is - if you haven't checked out their stuff before, take a look at craftlab.net (the prototyping and custom fabrication shop behind gmade), it's really amazing
=) I've had most of these for years! Just taking my time adding them all to my showroom.
Wild willy m38
You lucky devil! I've had my eye out for a Willy for ages with no luck. If you do decide to build it, post up a build thread so we can all enjoy it!
' the punisher beetle ' (indoor pictures)
I've only just discovered the Blitzer Beetle - and this one looks awesome. I love the skulls! Great work.
A mounaineer nib?
It's hard to beat an unbuilt Mounty, and that box looks like it's in pretty good condition too! Just looking at it makes me want to go and buy another one!
My first scorcher!
It's always a bit tempting =) For me though, I think the Hilux would be the ultimate vintage build - so I think if I was going to break down and build any of them, it'd be the Hilux.
Landy in the bush
Thanks kindly for the comments - much appreciated =)
Cinnamon: I know how you feel - look closely and you'll see I forgot to paint the grill and indicators in my excitement to get the decals on. adam1973: mods was probably too stronger word - you just move the rear steering link to the outermost hole, move the top of the rear dampers to the inner hole, then move the bottom of the rear dampers to the first hole that doesn't allow the cantilever link to fully extend and flip inside out. There are a few build threads around that show it in detail.
Yeah, I know they improved the drivetrain ... but this was just the dogbones wasn't it? And I was going to get those cool universals to go in it whichever one I build. And I've heard that the re-re front uprights can split ... with the fix being to get some uprights off an original one. And the re-re doesn't have the 'real' decals either. Plus there IS a scratch on the box ... so it's practically been half built =)
Landy in the bush
Thanks =) I couldn't find a pre-mixed polycarbonate paint I liked, so I mixed this myself with faskolor paints. It's fun out of the box, so I'd certainly run it that way for a while before modifying it too much. The only build-time mod I did was the rear suspension change to increase the articulation a bit ... but given I don't know how it runs without that, I don't really know how much to recommend it!
I think this is the first time I've actually liked the Tamiya unimog body! Great work!!!
That is without doubt the best High-Lift I have seen! Great work!
My wife's memory of incoming 'boxes' is unfortunately much better than my memory of my kits =(
And there's a small chance this fell into my luggage when I was passing through Wellington, but I'd better hold onto it a little longer just to be sure =)