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Sixty's Guy's Bigwig

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:56 pm

Couldn't help myself.... I have culled my collection a little this year, but they seem to be getting replaced!
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Re: Sixty's Guy's New Buggy

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:14 pm

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: Sixty's Guy's New Buggy

Post by ratpower396 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:37 pm

don't keep us waiting

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Re: Sixty's Guy's New Buggy

Post by Sixtys Guy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:48 pm

Got some of the build done. I'm always surprised at how quickly buggies go together as opposed to trucks. Hoping to have it up and running by the weekend, as long as the motor turns up.
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Re: Sixty's Guy's New Buggy

Post by ratpower396 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:43 am

im guessing bigwig??

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Re: Sixty's Guy's New Buggy

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:47 am

ratpower396 wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:43 am
im guessing bigwig??
Nailed it!

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Re: Sixty's Guy's New Buggy

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:14 am

So yeh, I bought a Bigwig. I had talked mysefl into getting a Super Hotshot, but then I saw this thread H.P Freaks Bigwig Shadow. Unfortunately the Photobucket bug bit the thread, so no pics anymore. I thought it looked awesome and I was sold on the Bigwig.

Now, I totally and utterly copied H.P Freaks Bigwig. I couldn't see anything that I wanted to change. As it turns out when I asked on an Australian Tamiya Vintage FB page about dyeing parts, HP Freak (Neal) chimes in with some info and pics.

There's not much too it, I just dyed the yellow and blue parts black and built it. The yellow parts dyed really easily with RIT powder dye, same as red Clod parts I have dyed previously, but this would not dye the blue parts - not even a little bit. The yellow parts took around 30 minutes. I had the blue parts in for 55 minutes and still blue. I asked on a FB group and a helpful person told me to use RIT Dyemore Liquid dye. It worked.... I boiled the parts up with 3/4 of the bottle for 45 minutes and they dyed black. It wasn't until I had built the buggy and realised in the light of day that the parts were actually very, very dark blue, almost black. I removed the shock mounts and boiled them, with the rest of the dye, for another 35 minutes and now they are black! I didn't bother doing the other blue parts again as they are kind of hard to see anyway.

I also found out the wrong way that the driver can't be dyed :lol: I have a new one on the way!

It's not quite finished yet, waiting on a (black) brushless motor to turn up. Then I can run it (once it stops raining :roll: ).
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Re: Sixty's Guy's New Buggy

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:18 am

For some reason when I look at the pics I want to make Darth Vader breathing noises :lol:

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Re: Sixty's Guy's Bigwig

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:37 am

Got this one done and finally took it for a run today.

It has a good Hitech buggy servo that I scored in a trade, a Hobbyking 80 amp esc from the spares box and I bought a Racestar 3300kv brushless motor from Bangood, mainly because it was black :) https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-F540 ... mds=search

The new driver turned up after I melted the original.... I also searched around to find a full faced helmet for the driver as I thought it would look better than the original..... plus I couldn't be bothered painting the face! I found the RiverHobby drivers heads (#rp-10688) on ebay. Pack of 2 = $4!

Took it for it's first run today. I went to the carpark at a local recreational hall. It is a mix of loose gravel and short grass. I and was really surprised and happy with the speed - exactly what I wanted! I'm also really surprised with how it handles. The suspension soaks up the bumps and the steering is really good.
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Re: Sixty's Guy's Bigwig

Post by Fermentor » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:03 am

Looks super sinister in all black! Great work!

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Re: Sixty's Guy's Bigwig

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:42 pm

Thanks mate!

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Re: Sixty's Guy's Bigwig

Post by ratpower396 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:45 am

any chance of making a video would like to see it in action...

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Re: Sixty's Guy's Bigwig

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:31 am

Yeh, will give it a go next weekend.

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Re: Sixty's Guy's Bigwig

Post by Sixtys Guy » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:48 am

A few pics from todays bash session. It really rips with the 3300kv motor!
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Re: Sixty's Guy's Bigwig

Post by ratpower396 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:29 am

looks like it moves out pretty good.. How is the suspension other than typical tamiya. LOL

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