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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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  2. 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...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210505/9a47b67f42ae55a83659eddfb2884ffc.jpg...
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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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    New bodyshell is here! Just a small job to start...

    New bodyshell is here! Just a small job to start with, making some holes for the roof scoop.

    Method was simple - add some masking tape and a little bit of paint on the mounting pins. Youíre then...
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    Ah thanks for the info. I thought you could get...

    Ah thanks for the info. I thought you could get different compounds on the 5-spoke wheel, denoted by the lettering colour. I have the mediums (white lettering) and thereís not a lot of grip on gravel...
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    We have lots of stickers!! ...

    We have lots of stickers!!

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    I donít...
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    Arenít the tyres exactly the same, only the wheel...

    Arenít the tyres exactly the same, only the wheel design is different?


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    Yes, definitely donít go for the Hoons if you...

    Yes, definitely donít go for the Hoons if you want lots of grip on grass and gravel. I have them on there because I enjoy the challenge of not having a lot of grip, a bit like a drift tyre I guess!
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    Itís definitely crossed my mind, but I canít...

    Itís definitely crossed my mind, but I canít really justify it until part of the 3S system dies. One day!!

    To be honest 3S is plenty of fun for me most of the time (I must be getting old!...
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    Scoop looks like it will be a good fit on the...

    Scoop looks like it will be a good fit on the roof after all. Only 4 holes to drill too, no need to cut a big hole, which is a bonus!

    Painting some neat Martini stripes over it could prove to be a...
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    Planning to add a few more scale touches to this...

    Planning to add a few more scale touches to this one - had these Killerbody door handles turn up today and I think they are pretty similar to 1:1 Fiesta items. Should look ok if painted and lacquered...
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    The Evolution of a 4x4 Ultimate

    A bit more Googling has shown that my Fiesta Martini tribute livery plans are not as unique as I thought! ĎDirt Rally 2í game apparently (nope, never heard of it!):
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    Sure, hereís a few links I found from a Google...

    Sure, hereís a few links I found from a Google image search:

    https://thebackroads.co.uk/2017/07/07/5-modern-throwback-rally-liveries/
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