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Re: My collection so far...

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:24 am
by Diamond Dave
Hey VW! You only have a few hours left if you are going to get one this year.... ya I know. Couldn't help myself.

I would like to have one as well. Very cool look to it.

Happy new year all.

Re: My collection so far...

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:10 pm
by percymon
Well a little update..

Durango DEX210 sold to a TamiyaClub member who wants to use 60% of it to build a front wheel drive racing buggy (mirroring a long running project posted on Oople.com form) - I'd considered it myself, but i'd had the DEX for over 3 years sat on display and wasn't likely to sink time and money into such a conversion.

TRF501X sold via eBay hopefully to an enthusiastic RC club racer :D

Gmade R1 crawler (run for 5 minutes on the lawn) also sold via eBay

And this week I offloaded my NIB TRF201 kit - another one that's sat in the store room, cellophane wrapped for far too long without any action.

I think that gets me down to ca 34 models so I'm not exactly devoid of models !

It's not all outgoing though; I finally decided to buy a set of the incredible reproduction Hilux tires from peterwl on eBay - they are unbelievable in detail accuracy , mold and rubber quality and just their awesome freshness =D> =D> =D>

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Hope to have those fitted to the old girl soon.

Re: My collection so far...

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:48 pm
by ratpower396
Very nice

Re: My collection so far...

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:18 pm
by percymon
One less in the collection, sold my NIB Egress 2013 re-release last night. I might regret it down the line, but I still have my original (100% from original kit, not one replacement screw even) and the Egress i built from parts in 2012 (I like to think i showed Tamiya they could do it again lol!!) and Tamiya are due to release another Egress kit this year - possibly just a new batch of the 2013 re-re but maybe some subtle differences again ?

The good news is that I made about $160 on it, just leaving it in the store room for 4 years - the benefit of a decent Yen exchange rate and no import duties back in 2013 i suppose.

Progress on the SRBs is slow, almost glacial it has to be said - i have wet sanded the Scorcher body, but now needs polishing , body parts and glass adding and the panels lines added with Kyosho micron tape.

Re: My collection so far...

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:16 pm
by SFC K
Can you send me a link to the tires? My buddy is rebuilding a Bruiser that he got from me and was looking for tires. 8)

Re: My collection so far...

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:17 am
by percymon
SFC K wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:16 pm
Can you send me a link to the tires? My buddy is rebuilding a Bruiser that he got from me and was looking for tires. 8)
These are the Hilux ones..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tires-set-fo ... 2749.l2649

Same seller also does the Blazing Blazer/Wild Willy tyres reproduced tires too - not currently listed though.

I see he's also reproduced the original front sand Blaster JR front tires fr the Rough Rider/FAV 1.7" wheels.


The Hilux one's will not fit Bruiser original rims, far too narrow, but if your buddy is using more standard 1.9" crawler rims then the Hilux/BB tyres should be fine

Re: My collection so far...

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:39 pm
by SFC K
Perfect! Thanks Percy!

Re: My collection so far...

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:10 am
by percymon
No problem - always happy to help ;)

Pleased to report the repro tyres are now on the Hilux, but i'm now thinking with their smaller size (87mm OD) that i should really go back to the original leaf springs - as hard as they are, the current custom springs raise the ride height about 12mm and its now looking a bit like a High Lift lol!


Before I can get to that though, the Kyosho Progress needs packaging and shipping to the US,. I've done nothing with it in 5 years since buying it from US eBay !! Buyer seems to be collecting a lot of older Kyosho models at the moment , so hopefully its going to a home that will clean it up, fit new tyres and a shell and appreciate it.

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Re: My collection so far...

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:27 am
by percymon
Not a huge amount to report in all honesty .

Two SRB projects still on the work bench :-

> the bluey silver Rough Rider awaiting roof, spot lights and a few final details
> the pearl white and Nautilus Blue Scorcher shell has been flatted and polished, the side window trim painted matt black, and I've started with some Kyosho micron line tape for a few other areas. Still plenty of hours left doing windshield and rear window trims, before the glass and chrome. I'd forgotten how long these Scorcher shells take to finish after the initial body colour coats !