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  1. Painted the body for the TLR LMT And fitted a different set of wheels/tyres to the Element
    9 points
  2. Changed front bumper on wee Landy From this To this
    8 points
  3. I've had a crawler course in my garden for years. I had quite a few wall building projects with big piles of stone lying around so I've made the most of it for my crawlers. It went most of the way round the garden. I've made a few bits permanent with cement and stone. But most of it originally was stone and rock piled up. Like my stupid user name suggests I live on a steep hill. It's probably nearly 30ft from lowest to the highest point in the garden, so there's plenty of steep climbs and descents. Here's a picture from the cctv which shows most of the recent work I've done. It's good for 1/10 crawlers and good for mini crawlers. Trx4m is a great size for it. The terrain is very unforgiving (when the truck tumbles down it) , mainly sandstone and a strong mix of grit or sharp sand, so very grippy. I've done this so hopefully I can use it all year round. The other stone found in the local area gets slimey in the winter or very wet weather. The Trx4m tarantula is very good on the course. And here's the Bronco coming down a section.. And here's another little line in the Bronco... Thanks for looking and if anyone else wants to show your crawler course, please do.
    8 points
  4. So i have finished rebuilding my Element Gatekeeper/Texan, full strip down and new bearings all round, and seems its still got the odd noise, easy way to fix that.....just ignore it till the troublesome part fails, think its the front drive shafts
    8 points
  5. After an email to say parcel arrived followed by a search an seek mission i now have a second HotRC DS4-a TX and 3 more RX`s, i am moving over to this radio for nearly all my rc cars, i struggle with left handed radio`s due to an old accident so this makes a lot of sense for me. These radio`s might look a tiny bit cheap but i have been using one for over a year and not missed a beat, good range and so comfy to use
    8 points
  6. yay the wild one is almost finished, need to do something about getting the front lights on it now ๐Ÿ™‚
    8 points
  7. The crawler course is looking pretty good. This is not all of it. The cement is dry enough to get a go hopefully before the rain starts.
    8 points
  8. Finished second in the oOple Off Road Open Series in the vintage class! This was my first ever race buggy way back when I started driving. The car to have at the time was the Associated B4, but I couldn't afford one of those so I ended up with the older B3 instead. Decided last year to dig it out and give it a rebuild so I could drive it again. It's the first time I've raced the car in about 13 years. I never had a single good result with this car, I don't think it ever even won a race, so I really wanted to change that so it can enjoy it's retirement with a good story to tell! I couldn't quite get the setup I needed unfortunately, the car would either bounce around wildly or grip roll aggressively depending on the changes I made. I decided to go with the grip roll as this was more predictable. The rain helped a lot on Saturday as the grip roll wasn't an issue in the damp. But the finals on Sunday were dry, which was a shame. Here the B3 stands with the backup chassis, just in case it was required (luckily it wasn't). And here I am with the P2 "trophy" (actually an oOple branded bottle opener ๐Ÿคฃ). The pink and yellow Losi won overall, a really fast car in the dry that I simply couldn't catch, but I was beating it on Saturday in the rain, clearly two different setup directions! Also Modelsports own Simon in P3, finished just one point behind. I'm not sure whether he's a member on here, but thank you for the excellent racing if you are! Fantastic racing and an excellent weekend.
    8 points
  9. Finished painting my 3D Printed 992 GT3 wheels and added black wheel nuts. Much better
    7 points
  10. Took the buggy round the track and tried get an action shot ๐Ÿ˜€ action shot is off a screen shot why it's tiny ๐Ÿ™ˆ
    7 points
  11. New rally car, thanks to Toyolien for this, very well built rally spec TT-02 VW, already set up on the HotRC stick radio and car seems pretty spicy
    7 points
  12. Built the injora buggy and gave it a little test.
    7 points
  13. Got it off ebay last week. Seller mentioned he got it in a house clearance. Lots of good spares as you can see. will spend this summer on this.
    7 points
  14. Took the mog on it's first run and loved how it handled was impressed with the tyres as well. also did a couple of laps with the Mauler.
    7 points
  15. The tart is wearing some lip stick ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    7 points
  16. TRX4m, so i have finally bought a Traxxarse
    7 points
  17. OMG, i have done a very bad thing, maybe i need trussing up in the stocks and pelted with rotten fruit.....placed an order for my first ever Traxxarse
    7 points
  18. just got some pics of the lights, that should be good for late night or winter driving, just the cheapo fast trax ones plugged in batt channel on rx ๐Ÿ™‚ dark room pic ๐Ÿ™‚
    7 points
  19. Bashed them! Little run up the heath on my own today (not tearing off tights with ma teef ๐Ÿ˜‰) Only about half a pack through the buggy as that's all that was left in the tank. I'd taken it to a mall a few days prior. Still waiting on those wing parts to come but they're in the country now. (might mod the 'stuctural' wing mount and delete the wing all together as I think it'll look awesome without it) Next up was the little beast in the middle... My care regime for them seams to work quite well. Water tends to 'bead up' on surfaces and the whole thing is easier to clean. and finally the Mad Max mobile on the left of the bench This thing rips on stock setup and battery. All I've changed are the rear tyres and removed the wing. All done. drained a pack through each of them. Small breakage on the WLToys today but that's all the damage there was and that part was hot glued on anyways. Edit: Spelling
    7 points
  20. Got a lcg build running. The body may need a little more trimming and then paint.
    6 points
  21. 6 points
  22. Whilst I still had the RC bug I made a start on reducing/correcting the wheel base on my 45th Anniversaryโ€ฆ.. If youre interested for more info see here
    6 points
  23. 6 points
  24. Well, after a long time, stage 1 of this project is pretty much complete, with the exception of painting the supporting jack legs for the Palfinger. The cab was basically assembled as per Tamiya, then primed and painted with Automotive spray paint, then lacquering. I think its about 2 coats of primer, sand, 3 coats of colour, 3 coats of lacquer, sand up to about 2500 grit, then polish. Probably overkill, but I like shiny things. The SLT rack was scratch built, with the exception of the air tanks which came from KK Truckstore. The Palfinger was a 3d printed job from eBay. It's purely cosmetic, with home made vinyl stickers, and turned out really well after a lot of prep work. All the side skirts are scratch built with light bars and markers from Astec Models. Electrics wise, we have the Beier SFR1 combined speed and light controlled, with a speaker. There's probably over 150 led's in various forms throughout the model, including marker lights, fogs, main beam, work light, selectable indicators - just like real life, rotating beacons, custom front flashing lights and so on. I replaced the Tamiya spring shocks with oil filled shocks as it is so heavy, but the Carson motor and Tamiya gearbox handle it superbly. The Beier system allows the drive to be completely customised, and I have set it up to give the feeling of a really heavy truck, which I love. It drives superbly. Gear 1 allows really controlled manoeuvring, Gear 2 is ideal for cruising about, and Gear 3 makes it look like its going a scale 50mph. Theres remote controlled diff lock, rear axle steer/lift and remote controlled rear tow hook. Any questions on the build just let me know. Stage 2 will be a trailer! Here are some pics:
    6 points
  25. Injora trx4m diamond +4mm axles. Brass hubs with weights, overdrive gear, longer high clearance links.
    6 points
  26. Thought I'd change the logo a bit since it's been the same for nearly 10 years lol
    6 points
  27. Trimmed up the body for the TLR LMT
    6 points
  28. Long post coming up, not sure why Im posting it. Im genuinely not looking for 'advice' or sympathy, or even attention. I just kinda need to post this to get it out my system. I think? I've been lucky enough to be involved in this hobby from 1994. I was 7 years old. We lived in a Cul De Sac, with a speed bump. I was allowed upto the speed bump. A lad lived the other side of this speedbump, and he was allowed to the speed bump, but from his side. He had a Tamiya TA02 Repsol Cosworth he used to drive about. This mesmorised me. Eventually, we interacted and I found out what it was. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. My family went on holiday, to Teignmouth Devon, where my Nan lived, and there was a modelshop. We enquired about a Tamiya RC, but unfortuantely, it was far too expensive for my parents, so it never happened. A few months later, the guy with the Repsol Cosworth (who to this day is my best mate) informed me his cousin was selling his Tamiya R/C. It was a Tamiya Mini Cooper M-01 58149. It came with everything to run it, including the fast charger which was a massive massive plus at the time. I asked my mum and dad if I could have it for Christmas + Birthday (Im a January baby) combined, and remarkably, they said yes and bought it me. I could be a million miles away here, but Ive got ยฃ80 in my head as the price. I had my first R/C, and nearly 30 years later I'm still here. I ran the heck out of this Mini Cooper. I ran it till a hole wore through the chassis. I never seemed to break it, it literally just worn apart. I didnt know about spares, I didnt know about fixing them, I just charged, drove, repeat. As I say, it literally got worn into the ground, and I guess eventually binned as I ended up with a TL-01 Focus WRC Im guessing around 1999? Anyway, Ive been in this hobby off and on, mainly on since. I've only ever sold up completely on 2 occasions. When I passed my driving test and moved onto 1:1 cars (Would have been around 2004, I sold my complete Unlimited Engineering Brushless Emaxx, which was a massive thing to me. I think most of the parts went to the guy who runs UK Monsters and has some incredible R/Cs). I was out of the R/C till 2009ish, when I got abck into it. I then sold up in 2019 when I got divorced, but this was only for around a year or so. R/C has probably been the staple of my life.... I've had Tamiya Touring Cars, Race Tourers, Race Buggies. Nitro's, Large Scale Petrols, brushless bashers, crawlers, vintage R/Cs. The lot. I'd honestly estimate I've owned close to 500 models. Id also be scared to see how much Ive spent, but Its been everything. Its what most if not all my expendable income goes on, and has done for my entire adult life. Recently, Ive sorta gone from 'useable R/C's, such as brushless Traxxas models, and Ive started to 'collect', the dream Tamiya's that were on a shelf in Modelshops, or Beatties, or the Tamiya Catalogues. It started with the TL-01, as although the Mini Cooper was my first, the TL-01 resonated more with me, and was much much cheaper to find. So I found this: And my Tamiya Re Collection journey began. I then decided to get the Repsol Cosworth that my friend had, so I tracked one down If Im honest, Its got out of hand since..... I now own 26x Tamiya's. I genuinely have a dream collection. Never in a million years did I expect to be in this position. I've been lucky enough to knock of my 'grails'. The few I now want are either too similar to what I have (Jaegermeister 934, Raybrig NSX) or ridiculous money (30th Anniversary 934). Ive also still got a crazy collection of Traxxas RCs..... Recently however, Ive just lost interest in RC. Ive had time to take my RCs out, and I cant be bothered to even charge a lipo. I just have no interest. For something that has been such a significant part of my life. its weird. So lets fast forward to today. I've managed to actually acquire a unicorn. Tamiya 58149. The M-01 Mini Cooper. My first ever RC. NIB. I also paid a lot less than they were when I first looked for one of these..... Now I got home from work, I opened this, and its perfect. It genuinely is beautiful. I got it for a great price, as I used some nectar points to pay for it. I should be over the moon, but I just feel, I dont know, like this is an ending. Its done. Ive come full circle. Im emotionless to it? Im in a different place now to where I was when I started, which is normal, because Im 30 years older. I have new responsibilities, more pressure, different priorities. I dont want to sound ungrateful, or to appear to boast but, I was probably happier with this hobby, espeically the Tamiya side of it, when I just had the TL-01 and the Repsol Cossie. The thrill of the chase was better than the actual ownership maybe? Ive been 'criticised' in the past for have a collection thats too 'samey'. I adore Tamiya, so Ive even picked up early grails, albeit in ReRe (Avante, Egree & Top Force Evo) and a BBX and an Astute, even though the sentimental part of the Tamiya hobby to me was always the late 90's/early 2000's tourers. My problem isn't just Tamiya. In fact the Tamiya side of it is semi justifiable, shelfers and NIB's are accepted with Tamiya, but what about My Xmaxx, XRT etc etc? Theyre not justifiable shelfer, but I've no desire to use them? Even with the glorious weather currently. I genuinely dont know what to do with the hobby. I do not 'need' the money from selling them. But we're a single income household, with a 4 month year old baby, and as we all know bills are shooting up. I dread to think what what I have is worth if i broke it down and sold it at a molecular level, but I'm sure I could find a use for the sale of the RC's. But part of the reason Ive been able to buy the last 5 or so desirable R/Cs is because I think the market (for obvious reasons) has dropped significantly so selling isn't probably a great idea. And once theyre sold, thats it. Theyre gone, and history dictates that I end up getting back into the hobby, and to get back to this level would take significant time and investment. Space is also an issue, currently the RC's have their own room, but realistically this room will become the little ones nursery soon so space is an issue. Maybe I just box everything up for a while. At the moment its all on display and truth be told, I do go and look at it in awe most days but Im just feeling a bit meh about the whole thing? Im a massive Traxxas fan too, years ago Id have been the first in line to buy the new Maxx Slash. Its almost like its an RC made for me, yet I havent bothered even looking at getting one. I used to really enjoy Youtubers videos (You can guess the usual suspects) Yet the only one Ive enjoyed recently was RC Kicks' latest one about chewing the fat? Ive heard of hobby burnout, Im guessing this is what it is, but how does something that used to bring me such joy, just no longer resonate with me? I dont know why Ive posted this, Ive added bits and bobs to it as Ive been typing off and on for hours. Im not expecting replies or advice, I dont know what Im expecting, just feel I need to get this off my chest. It just seems so ironic its came when Ive circled back to the one that started it all?
    6 points
  29. Motor fitted to the TLR LMT ๐Ÿ‘
    6 points
  30. Not postie but randomly grabbed this from Lidl to teach the youngest a bit of soldering.
    6 points
  31. Fitted the bits that arrived during the week to the wee Landy And she has put on weight from 819 gramms up to 898 naughty girl
    6 points
  32. Ordered Sunday, dispatched Monday and delivered Wednesday - California US to my doorstep in England! Take note Evri you could learn a thing or two
    6 points
  33. Drove it, rolled it, crashed it, soaked it, got it stuck, winched it out, lent it out and had a blast. First proper RC day out Iโ€™ve had in a couple of years, took Krystal out to play in the SST quarry and had an absolutely fabulous time - itโ€™s really reminded exactly what I love about this hobby.
    6 points
  34. I expect I will be the only owner as only seen one other posted on here some years ago but what the hell. I've always liked Unimog's and missed out buying a UMG10 on release so been hankering for one for a while. Finally one came up in the UK so snapped it up. Despite a keen following apparently (I stand to be corrected) they won't be re-re'd as the blueprints were lost when when Axial sold to Horizon. Original plastic wheels and tyres have been replaced with military look metal beadlocks and Pro-Line BF Goodrich Krawler T/A KX 1.9 in Predator compound as apparently these are better for lighter rigs than the G8 one. As it came a with original wheels and centre caps and not wanting to lose them I printed a new set to go with the new wheels.
    5 points
  35. 5 points
  36. A bit of testing on the crawler course with the injora capra clone.
    5 points
  37. Rhino rc Yue one chassis kit with axles, gearbox, shafts and links.
    5 points
  38. A set of Rockoโ€™s they were originally meant to be delivered Tuesday, but RM wouldnt leave them in my safe place for some reason, so had them deliver today instead ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
    5 points
  39. Not very exciting but managed to finish off fitting the last bits to rear for the under protection on the TRX-4 G500
    5 points
  40. It was brand new... Was ๐Ÿ˜„
    5 points
  41. Welcome Back to the Third Episode of: What did the postie bring @SimplyChunk and not me! (I promise I will stop this joke soon... not) In todays episode we received: 2 repair stands and 2 sets of Turnbuckles (whatever the hell those are). The Repair Stands: The WhatchaMaCallIts: Thank you for tuning in. See you next time!
    5 points
  42. Some parts for the LMT from the USA
    5 points
  43. Few pics of the course with my F150 and the lads Tarantula. That all for now guys, the Ir40 beckonsโ€ฆ.
    5 points
  44. Really nothing like yours @steephill but managed a touch more progress to our course, tunnels are done! Just need to sort out what stone is going on top, ive tons of itโ€ฆ. my lad testing his Tarantula and a few shots of my F150 posing, My word, these little trucks are addictive, like crack but more expensive lol.
    5 points
  45. Fitted high trail / k10 rear links to the IR40 and smaller wheels and tyres. It had 70mm injora swamp claws on 1.3 rim. Now 64mm on 1.0. I wasn't really happy with how it crawled. Hopefully it crawls a bit better ๐Ÿคž
    5 points
  46. Yesterday I picked up and carnage 2.0 locally for my little ones to bash (saves them from breaking mine lol) was rude not to for the price I paid Today I got a tamiya mat, wheels for my 1/16 - 1/14 cars, low profile bullets, a load of body clips with retainers, slash 2wd sway bar kit, 2mm hex drill bit and a rc stand
    5 points
  47. I bought this Webley MkVI a few weeks ago, great fun and oddly for a co2 replica itโ€™s a .22 ๐Ÿ‘
    5 points
  48. yesterday i let my niece use the ftx mini crawler i won from here and she loved it, still a long ways to go for her controlling models properly but she had a blast and the wee transmitter was a lot better for her ๐Ÿ™‚ fitted a alloy gear box guard to the wild one which looks like it should provide a lot of protection to it and the motor ๐Ÿ™‚
    5 points
  49. had the wild one out yesterday for its first test run and i love it, had a problem with range which i supsect was due to the slightly dodgy servo i put in it, found a much better servo for it but not tried it yet, also had to dremel a few wee bits to get my big batteries to fit nice ๐Ÿ™‚ my wee neice was out to play with me as well on the first test run and was all excited for me to play with her again out side the house so let her try the grasshopper, she knows how to do full speed ahead into things or steering but not both at the same time lmao and no damage to the hopper ๐Ÿ™‚ think ill get that wee mini ftx crawler i won from here charged up as the transmitter is tiny and a crawler will let her get used to the controls ๐Ÿ™‚
    5 points
  50. So, our Ring Bearer was a Tamiya TT-01E. As close to a replica of my own car as I could get.
    5 points
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