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Happy New Year to All.
I bought this about three months ago through the site in a very easy transaction with RENKEN 2000 (Many thanks Patric). She came in very good condition but I fancied putting my own spin on things and bringing her back to an original condition.
She's been fully stripped, a couple of new parts went in (mainly bearings) and a complete set of new electrics. The chassis has been taken apart along with the axles, fully cleaned, polished then re-greased/sealed where required. The body was originally in Red but didnt feature the normal Blazer graphics and had seen a bit of action as Tamiya intended! The body was fully stripped back to bare plastic (Fairy Powerspray is truly excellant), then filled and primed. After a lots of wet sanding it was finally ready for the final coats she wears now!
As with all my models, she will be a runner so I've replaced the motor with a standard silver can and fitted spare F350 tyres onto the original rimms (I still have the original sand tyres bagged and put away for shelf use if ever.
All in all this has been an absolute pleasure to restore, I dont think I will ever get bored with just giving it a glance when I walk into my model room and wonder about the style and engineering that went into it back when it was first released.
As ever comments and suggestions welcome.
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