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This mountaineer was bought from the USA, it came with it's original box, Manual, new decals, new body parts and some radio gear. The chassis was assembled and left in a damp garage for many years. All the metal parts, screws and nuts were badly corroded and the plastic components were coated in rust stains. (very sorry state). Some parts were missing, but thanks to some kind Tamiyaclub members all the missing parts were found. I started off by taking the chassis to pieces and removing all the corrosion. All the parts were Zinc plated clear and all the screws were colour zinc plated. The gearbox was covered in that horrible silicone. This was carefully removed and all the aluminium castings cleaned, but not polished as this is not how they should look. All was then reassembled with care and the radio fitted and tested. The body was the next to be built, this was easy as it was new and never abused. The Body was painted in my usual method with Tamiya Mica Red and this is a superb metallic red, really stunning. When dry all the decals were applied and went on well. To finish the whole Body was clear coated and left to dry. After two weeks the clear coat was rubbed down and polished. Lastly the body was detailed to finish it off. The Mountaineer also has a lighting kit fitted and a Blazer driver figure fitted as in my opinion RC models look better with a driver figure. I would also like to thank Moosey for all his kind words and support with this project . Thanks Mark.
I am very pleased to have this superb model in my collection. Now where did i put that Blazing Blazer?.
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