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This project came to me in an un-working state.
Shocks were seized (o-rings instead of pistons were used)
Battery door was missing
MSC was toast
tyres were gone...
Some rusty screws
Covered in dirt
Wheels cracked and broken
Gearbox mount shaft bent
Wrong paint used, peeling
Once loved but since been left in a shed somewhere and forgotten about!
It was cheap and I bought it specifically because of Pintopower's mods on shapeways
So a clean up and...
Sorted shocks, ordered correct pistons
Replaced MSC with ESC
Ordered Ampro battery door and gearbox brace in orange
Duck taped the tyres to hold splits together then shoo goo'ed
Cleaned and replaced rusty screws
Repaired wheels as best that I could and then sprayed silver
New gearbox mount installed
Repaired upper shock mounts D4 and D5
Repaired body, removed as much paint as possible then re-sprayed with PS-5 black
Re-re stickers installed
I have a set of grey wheels for when the originals give up
It was the third most bad condition tamiya i've restored so far
but its good to see its ready for action after all these years!
Now fitted with a battered wing to match!
This original hornet has been retired to the shelf, could still be run but the incoming Storm Dragon will replace it as a runner