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    Haha thatís very kind of you to say so. Just a...

    Haha thatís very kind of you to say so. Just a bit of fun really - I just enjoy the challenge!


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    Thanks for the comments guys! Much appreciated....

    Thanks for the comments guys! Much appreciated. [emoji4]Looking forward to taking some proper pics when itís all done.

    The light bar is one of these: ...
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    Wow thank you for the kind words! Still lots...

    Wow thank you for the kind words!

    Still lots to do, but at least itís progressing again.

    These door handles are the current task - a real pain, but only because the stripes run through where...
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    Thank you!! Itís getting there - a few little...

    Thank you!! Itís getting there - a few little bits that could have been better but itís all good learning!

    Looking forward to getting it finished.

    Light buckets are Chinese BMW M3 items, so...
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    Hereís a bit more progress... Painting all...

    Hereís a bit more progress...

    Painting all done now (apart from the door handles), decals applied, just need to sort:

    Light buckets and led light wiring
    Fit led light bar
    Paint and fit...
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    Paint supplies arrived yesterday (finally!) so...

    Paint supplies arrived yesterday (finally!) so progress can continue!

    Almost there with the main body now, just details like window surrounds and lights to paint, then itís on to the decals.
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  7. Thread: Project Retro

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    Brilliant, thank you! Will see what it costs to...

    Brilliant, thank you! Will see what it costs to get one over to the UK... Thanks.


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    Ah nice! That would be perfect - would certainly...

    Ah nice! That would be perfect - would certainly appreciate the link to that one, I think itís a bit shorter than mine, but the shape is spot on... [emoji106]


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  9. Thread: Project Stormy

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    Well Iíve given up on my Proline Krawlers...

    Well Iíve given up on my Proline Krawlers arriving in time for my sonís birthday. Decided to try de-mounting the Canyon Trails instead and use those with the beadlocks for now.

    It worked perfectly...
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    Now that looks like an interesting project idea!...

    Now that looks like an interesting project idea! Canít wait to see how things progress... [emoji106] Keep up the great work!


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    This just keeps getting better and better! And I...

    This just keeps getting better and better! And I thought you were done with this project! [emoji23] Looks great, top job [emoji106]


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  12. Thread: Project Retro

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    Ah thatís brilliant, thank you for sharing the...

    Ah thatís brilliant, thank you for sharing the pics and dimensions, very helpful. Iíll have a measure up. Much appreciated! [emoji106]


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    Thank you! [emoji16] Luckily the stripes even...

    Thank you! [emoji16]

    Luckily the stripes even line up with the roof ones, phew!

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    Roof scoop now painted and lacquered - just...

    Roof scoop now painted and lacquered - just waiting on more paint supplies to arrive now...

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    All a bit quiet on this thread - still waiting on...

    All a bit quiet on this thread - still waiting on more Keswick Green spray paint unfortunately! Itís been a few weeks and I only have a few little bits left to paint... [emoji853]

    Iíve also made...
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    Thanks! No, you donít need any heat, the thin...

    Thanks! No, you donít need any heat, the thin Tamiya tape is really flexible. Pretty easy to use to be honest and you can do quite tight curves - Iíve even used it to mask around the edge of...
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    Thanks very much! Still plenty of opportunity to...

    Thanks very much! Still plenty of opportunity to mess it up between here and the finish line!! [emoji23]


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    Little bit more masking and painting done. I use...

    Little bit more masking and painting done. I use the Tamiya 3mm plastic tape for these curves.

    Needing more paint supplies to arrive before I can get much further now, but good to have a little...
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    Haha yeah it does look long! Guessing some of it...

    Haha yeah it does look long! Guessing some of it is an optical illusion because it sits much lower than a regular Maxx.

    Glad you found a Subaru body Hualiama, looking forward to seeing your...
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    The Evolution of a 4x4 Ultimate

    Thank you!

    Glad the tip is useful! [emoji16] I guess flat clear would work just as well if you didnít want the added sparkly bits! [emoji106]


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    Thanks very much! Still lots left to do, but...

    Thanks very much! Still lots left to do, but going ok so far. Bored of masking already though! [emoji1787]


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    Little bit of progress on the masking and...

    Little bit of progress on the masking and painting...

    Hereís a few tips - things I find work well:

    1. Always use decent quality masking tape (I use the Tamiya stuff).
    2. I find that using...
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    Definitely! Iíve learnt a lot from running one of...

    Definitely! Iíve learnt a lot from running one of these shells before, Iíll be strengthening the arches for sure. Foil tape also seems to help with paint rub-through... [emoji106]


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    Thanks El Sob - getting there slowly!! ...

    Thanks El Sob - getting there slowly!!

    Hualiama, itís the Traxxas Fiesta Rally. One of my favourite looking shells to be honest...

    Maybe this pic makes things a little bit clearer!
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    Yes I think Gold is the softest. Love the fact...

    Yes I think Gold is the softest. Love the fact that thereís zero ballooning with these Hoons, really great...

    Just been fitting the door handles - more holes made, always a bit scary! [emoji16]
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