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First time post for a newbie on this forum with project pics

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Hi guys

First post for me here, allow me to introduce myself and show you a few pics of one of my past projects :D

I used to restore and collect Tamiya classics but lost heart with the advent of the numerous re releases.

I`ve recently purchased a very tidy Losi xx4 and a TTech Predator XK98 for box art shelfers/light restoration to try and get some enthuisiasm back.

Currently im gathering bits and pieces together for a Pavidis YZ-10 rebuild too.

If anyone has anything Yokomo thats in good order that may help me do this id love to hear from you !

Im a regular over on oOple.com and race in the UK National series with reasonable success.

Anyway, here are some pics of my Sand Scorcher restoration from a couple of years ago for starters. 90% of the parts are original. I spent a small fortune to gather things together but was over the moon with the results.

Enjoy :)...........................................

I started off by sourcing two fairly tidy although very tired rolling chassis .....

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Whilst i was stripping and polishing, i sent the driver figure off to a good friend of mine who has a talent for these things .......

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Stripped both chassis and used a rotating desktop polishing machine to get these results. Used a dremel polishing wheel on the nooks and crannies !
Fitted bespoke alloy bumpers and wheel trims.

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Tamiya ultra fine plastic polish used on the radio gear housings bought them up well ....

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Body shell was painted by a pro painter here in the UK. After some weeks away i was over the moon with what he managed to acheive !

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As requested, he also recreated heat damage on the exhausts

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Few final shots ....

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Hope you like, thanks for looking !

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CB750 DUDE wrote:welcome to the mayhem!! good looking sand scorchers!!! Ive always wanted one of those too! Im glad Tamiya is re-re alot of kits so now I can get all those cool things I couldnt afford when I was a kid!!

Hey bud, thanks for the compliment anbd the welcome.

Pretty much as you say, im now scratching the itches i had for these toys i couldnt afford when i was in my youth.

I`ve restored many others if people are interested to see ? !

Here are a couple more .....

Original Avante restored .....

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Supershot pretty much new built

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Tamiya Egress

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Someone else has to take credit for this Wild One, i only needed to dust it off !

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New built Dyna Storm ( first release )

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My current 4WD Off Road Competition car. Tamiya TRF511

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I have got or owned maybe 30 others too, if people are interested to see i`d be happy to share more pics ?

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Welcome to the board. You have some nice rides, feel free to keep posting pictures.

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Thanks Ed ! :D

Some more shots for you ........

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Astute with Hi Cap Dampers

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Avante 2001

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BigWig

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Top Force Evo

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A few of the trucks .....

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Welcome to the board, nice collection if only a little too much shizuoka-esque :mrgreen:
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BigWig

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somewhat glad to see my BigWig isn't the only one that can't hold its "rainbow" stickers glued properly to the sides :lol:

Nice set of cars, nice pics, keep'em coming!

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What a nice collection of cars! can't believe you actually race that TRF511, it hasn't a spec of dust on it!!

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sheriff wrote:What a nice collection of cars! can't believe you actually race that TRF511, it hasn't a spec of dust on it!!
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Lonestar wrote:Welcome to the board, nice collection if only a little too much shizuoka-esque :mrgreen:
Rich D wrote:
BigWig

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somewhat glad to see my BigWig isn't the only one that can't hold its "rainbow" stickers glued properly to the sides :lol:

Nice set of cars, nice pics, keep'em coming!

Paul

Hi Paul

Yeah im afraid that some stickers do lift, its annoying. The Vanquish was the worst for it !

Thanks for the compliments, i`ve had some Associated cars too although i have moved these ones on now :) ..........

B4 FT

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B44 FT

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sheriff wrote:What a nice collection of cars! can't believe you actually race that TRF511, it hasn't a spec of dust on it!!

Haha thanks :) Well, i took those pictures just after i had finished building it. It does have a few minor marks but i try to keep things tidy :)

We race on Astorturf ( artificial football pitch ) high grip, pretty clean if it stays dry :)

Here are a few more shots of the 511. I have fitted most of the option parts to this one........

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