What not to do when bored. RC10

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Re: What not to do when bored. RC10

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AscotConversion wrote:Let's just say cardbox box..... :shock:
Go on.... have another go.... :P :P :lol:

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Dir_wolf wrote:Tell me to stop if I am posting too much. Just taking pics with the progression. :D
I never get tired of looking at pictures of RC10s - especially a NIB build. Thanks for sharing - keep 'em coming!

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Props to you for doing what you want with your car mate.

You bought it for you - and obviously to enjoy - not as an investment.

There really is something special about building any car from a kit - even more so a vintage one.

Seeing as you had 2 of them - I say more power to ya mate!

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Yes, you must do what you want and since you had two sealed kits :shock:
But, being the crazy collector that I am I have to agree with Shodog. It is very hard to find a sealed kit (at least for me) and / but, I also agree with most of you that a sealed kit is not a lot of fun to play with. I still believe that we must preserve some of these NIB things............................

I have been lucky to find cars that were never run or quite finished. As I am sure most of you know it is a lot of fun and hard work trying to bring them to proper "Instruction Build" spec. Most of the cars I find that were never run seemed to be built by some "Special Ed's" Yeah! Guess that's why they were never finished.

Here is a very late CE that was never run but it was built like crap - check out the front and rear camber and the rear arms installed upside down :roll:
So this one received a 100% tear down, some new parts and a lot of cleaning. It was the first full build of a gold pan since the summer of 1985 for me - every piece of the car was taken apart and re-assembled just like building a NIP kit - but I had to un-build it first!

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Looks fantastic.

Dont get me wrong on the NIB thing - beleive me - I have a healthy respect for NIB kits - I have a few of them myself. I am all for preserving history.....however I also beleive that you should do what makes you happy! :)

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RETRO R/C wrote:Props to you for doing what you want with your car mate.

You bought it for you - and obviously to enjoy - not as an investment.

There really is something special about building any car from a kit - even more so a vintage one.

Seeing as you had 2 of them - I say more power to ya mate!

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+1 on that note. I would much rather look at a freshly built RC10 (built properly, that is) than a box. Irregardless of market value.

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+1 on that note. I would much rather look at a freshly built RC10 (built properly, that is) than a box. Irregardless of market value.
Very true!
Kind of like the old plastic kit collectors, you collected shrink wrapped boxes.
But I would still personally struggle to open a sealed kit (because I am a collector and collectors "me" are crazy) :mrgreen:

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I'm on the fence. :|

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slotcarrod wrote:I'm on the fence. :|
The seal has been broken on this kit for at least 8 years since I got it, so that might make it a bit easier. :mrgreen:

Currently waiting on a specific servo arm before continuing.

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i say build the other one, too. :wink:

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scr8p wrote:i say build the other one, too. :wink:
That might be for another fit of boredom. :mrgreen:

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Dir_wolf wrote:
scr8p wrote:i say build the other one, too. :wink:
That might be for another fit of boredom. :mrgreen:
well, hurry up and get this one done. boredom should set in fairly quick. :wink:

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You should put in a 3.5 brushless and let a 8 year old kid run it in a gravel pit! :twisted: It would be like when rappers pour out full bottles of bubbly on the ground in da club. :lol:

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wts873 wrote:You should put in a 3.5 brushless and let a 8 year old kid run it in a gravel pit! :twisted:
ya....... forget about having one to build and one to keep snib. he'd have one to build, and one to beat within an inch of it's life. :mrgreen:

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Re: What not to do when bored. RC10

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To each their own. It's great you did something that brought you happiness. For me, I get a similar satisfaction of seeing all the parts pristine in the bags just the same way as holding a newbuilt in my hand.

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