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Colinevan
26-02-2008, 09:35 PM
Hmmm this is becoming addictive.... I was a good boy last year and sold virtualy all my old rare Tamiyas....

Heres a few for you....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P1080189.jpg

My personal favs and worth over 500 eek

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC200168.jpg

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 09:38 PM
Even though i searched for a decent Avante, i couldnt justify the 350, so decided to buy a few projects.... Some good advice and if your after vintage and mint. Its far cheaper to buy one that do an old one up:cry:.

A few of the projects can be seen hear.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PA280186.jpg

Tamiya fox, frog and fire dragon all wanted new shells. To those that dont know the shells alone for them came to over 100... Then they re released the frog grrr lol

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 09:44 PM
A few close up of my fav old style buggies. My personal Fav was the falcon and Boomerang.

This one was better than mint.....

Never ran at all.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P5130155.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P5130156.jpg

Almost cried when it sold on ebay for 60 lol..

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 09:46 PM
Just a quick pic of my Boomerang.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC050196.jpg

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 09:50 PM
Managed to find an old Astute on the lovely bay. Very rare these days and im still on the look out for one now. In the end I bought a new shell and decal set from Hong kong for 40 and made it look A1, Wheels and tyres were quite hard to get hold of though as well.

Nice car and from memory they were one of the first real serious 2wd cars to come from Tamiya.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P3130189.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P3130188.jpg

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 09:54 PM
Hmm needed a 4x4 style so found a reasonable Mud blaster.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P5130171.jpg

Bodywork from the subaru brat and a chassis from the Blackfoot/ Monster Beetle. This particular car was hated and never popular.

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 09:57 PM
A fire dragon was another purchase, many a night spent on ebay after a few beers buying cars that needed to much work lol.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P3130191.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P3130190.jpg

This car was won for 30 then i promply bought a new bodyset for 30 and all the plastics were knackered lol.... Hmmmm :woot:

GRIFF55
26-02-2008, 09:59 PM
ohhh lokat that BIGWIG!!!:thumbsup: NICE

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 10:01 PM
The fox.

Very old and highly collectable. This one needed a new shell. After a worldwide search and a few dodgy deals i managed to find a bodyset for the car. Hmm just dont ask how much it cost me lol.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC070213.jpg
Sold this car and decided to split the 2 down, rolling chassis and bodyset still not painted etc/ Bodyset sold for more than the car lol.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC070212.jpg

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 10:12 PM
Terra Scorcher....

Was another boring night at home on the net and along comes a Terra for 30. Bought and in reasonable condition but ... what the feck***** all the gears are mashed together lol.... Hmmmmm lol.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC050201.jpg

RogerM
26-02-2008, 10:13 PM
Egress !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My all time fav non Kyosho car .........

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 10:16 PM
The Big Wig...

Hated this car when i was younger, but had to buy one as the engineering in this vintage was unbelievable.

Cvd with rubber gaitors to protect from dust, full bearings, super smooth 4wd mech, interesting sterring arrangement like a real car, interesting shell which even has details like exhausts and air scoops a plenty, hmmm i can just imagine a novak gtb under there getting plenty of airflow lol.

Funny thing is , it weighed more than a real car lol.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC050202.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC050203.jpg

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 10:17 PM
Egress !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My all time fav non Kyosho car .........

Building up to that lol....

Patience patience.. Save the best till last lol.:thumbsup:

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 10:23 PM
Tamiya frog..

This one was painted frog green and looked abso minging, I decided to have a go and strip the paint off an original shell and try those repro stickers with original sponsor logos . Eeek.

I bet i used about 30 worth of nitro fuel that i had from one of my racing revo's and about a million hours of time to get the result that you see here. 98 percent off lol. When i get the other 200 hours i'll finish this car lol.

GRRRRRR, Tamiya have now re release the car and all that time and effort wasted lol. Oh well lol.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC050205.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC050204.jpg

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 10:25 PM
Cougar..

This was bought as i had one of these and kept onto it. I did have this for sale a while back but got no interest and was practically giving it away for 30. Hmmm a very cheeky Northly lol:p was interested but even wanted free postage lol.

Have since been told it has the very important front shock mod using oversize chocks and new tower to cope wiht the shocks.

Keeping now :wub

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC100191.jpg

Northy
26-02-2008, 10:30 PM
Cougar..

I did have this for sale a while back but got no interest and was practically giving it away for 30. Hmmm a very cheeky Northly lol:p was interested but even wanted free postage lol.

Did I? What a Pikey! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

Southwell
26-02-2008, 10:31 PM
Hmm needed a 4x4 style so found a reasonable Mud blaster.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P5130171.jpg

Bodywork from the subaru brat and a chassis from the Blackfoot/ Monster Beetle. This particular car was hated and never popular.

Ive got one in the garage! Well bits of one, my first ever car! :woot:

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 10:31 PM
Porka 959 Rothmans special..

I never liked this car as it seemed to boring, but i didnt realise how rare they were esp with the Rothmans livery. Supposedly Rothmans had some kind of lawsuit and Tamiya were looked at badly for advertising smoking ( or so i was told lol) future cars were not Rothmans liveries... If that makes sense lol.

This car had real nice suspension, the shocks were completely seperate to the springs like a real car. The shell was super detailed but very hard to paint and tbh i dont think any model car this day and age has as much detail as this shell and from memory this is very early 80s material.

I sold this for 200 lol. :woot:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC100197.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC100195.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC100205.jpg

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 10:34 PM
Re the POrsche 959...


Forgot to mention, that was without the technigold motor you see there. (200 car only)


That went for almost 50 on its own lol...:eh?:

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 10:38 PM
Its a cobra..

Won on ebay for virtually nothing with full radio gear. Ironically i gave the car away for nothing as someone needed a receiver and servo lol. I think young James terrorised the local cats and B4's at southport with a similar car lol.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P3130192.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P3130194.jpg

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 10:41 PM
Forgot to mention.. Note the inside out rims. Supposedly they handled better with having slightly wider track at the front and rear lol.

Did these cars ever do well??

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P1080186.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P1080187.jpg

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 10:53 PM
Hmm not ezacly vintage but at almost 10kgs and 29cc of power the big boy deseves a mention.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PA280203-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P8260160.jpg
This one had a lot of money spent on it. From memory front bumper was almost 30 and similar story for the wheelie bar... Proper zenoah power coupled with K&n air filter and tuned exhaust from a tourer, this fling flew..

However not all good, it regularly broke 90 servos and the shell virtually dissintegrated at the slghtest of rolls :o(100). I remember being naughty and playing with it in the street at my mates and it rolling quite badly which resulted in it almost hitting my M3 lol.

Had a fair share of laughs with it as well, I took it up to my mates and decided to annoy the locals bu having Fg rocket up and down the road at 60 mph lol. A lack of concentration whilst showing off trying to do handbrake style turns near my feet , quickly resulted in me being knocked 10ft down the road lol.. Car went away after that lol.

Which brings me to my best cars.

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 10:59 PM
Fell out with the FG for some reason cough cough and did a trade for 2 cars.

I ended up with these.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC200161.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC100190.jpg

Fantastic cars and some would say stupid as the Fg was worth 600. But hey I had a new build Top Force evo and immaculate Egress.

Some pics:wub

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC200157.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC200156.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC200155.jpg

Chris Green
26-02-2008, 11:01 PM
Forgot to mention.. Note the inside out rims. Supposedly they handled better with having slightly wider track at the front and rear lol.

Did these cars ever do well??


I don't know how well they did, but Mardave have re-released them!

I have a mardave meteor in my garage, I might dig it out sometime soon.

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 11:07 PM
The Holy Grail.

Tyres can cost upto 75 for 4 new, and this one was perfect. Only bad thing on this car was the quality of the paintjob as you could see paint brush marks in the mettallic silver. I did price up a new shell and it was a staggering 90.

A few pics.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC200162.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC200163.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC200165.jpg

A few more.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC200166.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC200159.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC200160.jpg

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 11:10 PM
Then comes the sad day.... Im sure you all know where im coming from.

Split up with the Mrs, HAD to sell the rc cars, had to sell the M3, and moved back home until enough pennies to buy a new house.

Eeek:confused:

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 11:18 PM
But, fast approaching the young mature sensable age of 30, back in my own house, with a nice big garage and loft ready to fill up with.....

Yep vintage cars lol..

Iv currently acquired the following.

Super Sabre - A1 condition, pics to follow
Boomerang - A1 condition , pics to follow, virtually all parts replaced lol
Bush devil - needs a lot of work
Grasshopper - re release not built yet
Lunchbox - gold edition
Hotshot 2, good con but needs new shell and wheels n tyres, already have the decals
Thunder dragon, car not arrived yet, but already bought a new bodyset.
Stadium Blitzer - has been fun for someone and is in very bad condition - everything plastic needs replacing lol.
Falcon - perfect but shell painted in the wrong colours. New shell at 34 and decals at 20 make an expensive falcon lol.

If your interested in my projects, i'll keep you all posted, and if i can help in any way on cars you guys have, drop us a pm.

Col

RogerM
26-02-2008, 11:18 PM
Egress ...... towel please ....:woot::wub:p

GRIFF55
26-02-2008, 11:21 PM
Nasty:cry:.#

What m3 are you selling, is it an e46?
Loving that old porsche too, all you need now is a wild willy!

Colinevan
26-02-2008, 11:32 PM
Nasty:cry:.#

What m3 are you selling, is it an e46?
Loving that old porsche too, all you need now is a wild willy!


Sold now, it was a late Evo model in Techno Violet. Was rapidly replaced with a turbo tarmac terror The.
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pug 306 d turbo :p:( lol.

Oh well..

sparrow.2
26-02-2008, 11:43 PM
Forgot to mention.. Note the inside out rims. Supposedly they handled better with having slightly wider track at the front and rear lol.

Did these cars ever do well??

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P1080186.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P1080187.jpg

Am I remembering wrong or did a young mr. Doughty not race one of these around about 12 years or so ago? The car didn't do too badly at all from what I can remember...

Scouser
27-02-2008, 07:53 PM
Jeez Col, you have been busy! Post up some pics of the collection as it stands now. Any of these be racing at Southport? Perhaps someone could raise the possibility of a a vintage class for next years indoor races at the upcoming AGM? Sadly I wont be attending so I can't suggest it myself. It would give me an excuse to go spending again!:thumbsup:

burgie
27-02-2008, 08:28 PM
Its a cobra..

Won on ebay for virtually nothing with full radio gear. Ironically i gave the car away for nothing as someone needed a receiver and servo lol. I think young James terrorised the local cats and B4's at southport with a similar car lol.

LOL - Col - your not wrong about that car, or James terrorising the locals at Southport - You "gave" the car to me for 10, I took out the receiver and servo, and put the car back on ebay....got 35 for it!

Welshy40
29-02-2008, 08:08 PM
A few close up of my fav old style buggies. My personal Fav was the falcon and Boomerang.

This one was better than mint.....

Never ran at all.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P5130155.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/P5130156.jpg

Almost cried when it sold on ebay for 60 lol..

Sorry to say it, but this was the most rubbish tamiya car ever, I got one and as soon as I built it I broke the front wishbone by being hit by a leaf. It was rubbish

Welshy40
29-02-2008, 08:15 PM
Am I remembering wrong or did a young mr. Doughty not race one of these around about 12 years or so ago? The car didn't do too badly at all from what I can remember...

I dont think Doughty did, Kristen Wiles did though and made 5th in the indoor UK champs with it, and boy did it shift. He also beat Craig Harris quite a few times inside and outside with it and was rapid. And that was when Harris was really good, yes he still is now, but he was better then and he beat All the Team Kysoho guys, well Jamie Booth was the only one not there.

Garry Driffill
01-03-2008, 02:04 AM
Sorry to say it, but this was the most rubbish tamiya car ever, I got one and as soon as I built it I broke the front wishbone by being hit by a leaf. It was rubbish


i detect a hint of jelousy lol :woot: ;)

5POINTSTAR
04-03-2008, 08:27 PM
The Holy Grail.

Tyres can cost upto 75 for 4 new, and this one was perfect. Only bad thing on this car was the quality of the paintjob as you could see paint brush marks in the mettallic silver. I did price up a new shell and it was a staggering 90.

A few pics.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC200162.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC200163.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC200165.jpg

A few more.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC200166.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC200159.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC200160.jpg

Holy Grail, I agree:woot:.. Great Examples of Tamiyas best and most sought after Vintage 4WD's.. I have the original 58100 Top Force that has a few hopups..
http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/5936/topforcevz8.jpg
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/5756/img14859090720072249044nu4.jpg

5POINTSTAR
04-03-2008, 08:53 PM
Old Beetle race truck/many Hopups now restored
http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/3576/beetletj8.jpg
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8876/bruiserlitupon1.jpg
http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/7232/bruiserxj0.jpg

5POINTSTAR
04-03-2008, 08:56 PM
I actually raced King Cabs:o
Old Pic. from '92
http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/1231/trophyaviay6.jpg
Not many Trophies/Plaques
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/9742/dsc01370vr6.jpg
Still have the Family together
http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/5821/kingcabfamilyup4.jpg

Ant
06-03-2008, 08:18 AM
Hello
Here is my first car - Mardave Apache
Indestructable and still running, weighing in at 1600g
No differential, no dampers, no caster.....but I remember one driver at our club would still make A/B finals with his indoors when the RC10 first came out!

Chris Doughty
06-03-2008, 09:48 AM
OMG that apache bring back memories!!!

but check out the motor and battery layout.... X6!!!! :woot:

Gayo
06-03-2008, 11:12 AM
check out the motor and battery layout.... X6!!!! :woot:

Bodyshell too !!!:D

Chris Doughty
06-03-2008, 01:48 PM
I dont think Doughty did, Kristen Wiles did though and made 5th in the indoor UK champs with it, and boy did it shift. He also beat Craig Harris quite a few times inside and outside with it and was rapid. And that was when Harris was really good, yes he still is now, but he was better then and he beat All the Team Kysoho guys, well Jamie Booth was the only one not there.

Your very wrong there, I was part of the Prototype development team for the Cobra, TQ'ed and won many RRC Stock class races with it. ended up 3rd in the Series in its first year as a prototype car. it was brilliant!

bish
07-03-2008, 06:38 PM
did you race at donisthorpe with it?

Colinevan
18-03-2008, 08:23 PM
Just a quick update for you guys.

Im now the proud owner of the following vintage cars...

Boomerang - A1 cond
Super sabre - A1 cond
Hotshot 2 - currently working on, managed to order new wheels and tyres along with an ultra rare original bodyset. ( just dont ask how much lol )
Stadium Blitzer - currently working on, new shell, new decals, new wheels, new tyres. Some plastics en route.
Top Force / Hybrid. Currently working on, new shell, new undertray and wing, new wheels and tyres and new front bumper.
Thunder dragon, Currently working on - getting there now, new chassis, new bumper, new tyres, full rebuild , new shell and decals.
Thundershot - New decals.
Tamiya Lunchbox - re release ( gold edition ) - Thanks Eddie:thumbsup:
New Build Grasshopper - currently building lol
Cougar 1, sadly just gathering dust
Cougar 2 race , bought on ebay for 35, not that nice sadly and needs loads lol. It did however come with an original speedmaster silverstar. Anyone remember this. My fond memories was buying one and trying to fit it in an optima mid, it was really tight. and after 8 mins of run on its maiden voyage i manged to melt all the blue heatshrink. My dad went mad lol.
Bush devil - new decals, new bumper , quick clean.
Falcon - managed to find a new rare decal set ( original ) , hmmm can i justify the 35 for a new shell to make mint.
Tamiya frog, partially stripped shell and in need of many parts to look good.

Will post pics, when iv got the time.

Col.:thumbsup:

pro4nut
18-03-2008, 10:18 PM
Interested in an Avante 2001?, with box, has been used, have got a terra scorcher and an origanol thundershot in running condition although i do have the box for the terra scorcher too. Have owned all 3 from new.

JBL
19-03-2008, 09:32 PM
I once owned a Terrascorcher and raced at the Tamiya challenge championship in Cambridgeshire in the late 80's(those were the days). The terrascorcher was completely ballraced and came with front UJ's and of course the front upright suspension as standard.

Talking about Speedmaster Speedcontrollers, I still use mine (the new generation). I am currently running a X500 no limit speedcontroller in my Losi XXXCR and a slightly older Vega 3 in my Fireblade. Great speedcontrollers and completely bullet proof.:thumbsup:

Welshy40
19-03-2008, 10:05 PM
Your very wrong there, I was part of the Prototype development team for the Cobra, TQ'ed and won many RRC Stock class races with it. ended up 3rd in the Series in its first year as a prototype car. it was brilliant!

Cool, well I knew there were a few guys helping out with it and I thought Kristen was one of those few as well, and his car had a lot of things on it that were different from the poduction car, and I agree it was brilliant, I borrowed it for a few events before I decided to do 2wd as well and shocked quite a few people with it. He also showed how good he was with it Elsemere Port indoor carpet champs/finals by easily making the A, and fifth (I could be wrong, it may have been 7th) was a very very good result.

rcluke
30-03-2008, 03:41 PM
Nicest one there, by far




Porka 959 Rothmans special..

I never liked this car as it seemed to boring, but i didnt realise how rare they were esp with the Rothmans livery. Supposedly Rothmans had some kind of lawsuit and Tamiya were looked at badly for advertising smoking ( or so i was told lol) future cars were not Rothmans liveries... If that makes sense lol.

This car had real nice suspension, the shocks were completely seperate to the springs like a real car. The shell was super detailed but very hard to paint and tbh i dont think any model car this day and age has as much detail as this shell and from memory this is very early 80s material.

I sold this for 200 lol. :woot:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC100197.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC100195.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/PC100205.jpg

Colinevan
31-03-2008, 08:01 PM
Have a few small pics of some of the projects that i mentioned.

Here is the Boomerang and its twin the Super sabre.

Both are A1 and sadly the pics dont do them justice.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/27022008036.jpg

Colinevan
31-03-2008, 08:05 PM
Here is my new falcon project. Car is in vgc and has no marks virtually, the only thing is obviously the shell is in the wrong colours.

Hmm managed to get the decals (very rare and extortionate) but a new shell is sround 30, so will make box art as and when.

Ps, Anyone interested in this shell? it will prob strip easy, i just dont have the time.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/27022008041.jpg

Colinevan
31-03-2008, 08:10 PM
My thunder dragon project..

This is how it looked when i bought it.. yack lol

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/27022008038.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/col.evan.mil/27022008039.jpg
Its now mid transformation with a fully stripped re build and mega scrubbing of the shocks and plastics.



Iv purchased a new chassis, bodyset, bumper, wheels and tyres and gearbox housings and its almost there.

Pics to show the transformed car when iv got chance to finish..:thumbsup:

telboy
03-04-2008, 06:20 PM
Did these cars ever do well??


Steven pole used to thrash us all at our local club using a corba back in the mid 90's.

I think the Top Force is THE most beautiful rc car ever made. Wish I'd never sold mine.

Colinevan
12-04-2008, 08:24 PM
Oh dear, ebay at the ready again...


Just purchased, a manta ray - tatty but not much work needed to make good, just abso filthy.

Kyosho optima mid - custom special, again abso filthy, speedmaster goldstar speedo, all electrics inc saddle pack sce's lol and 3 tatty shells/

Mardave meteor, unpainted shell, and plastics are ok, just needs a new chassis to make shelf queen.

Tamiya madcap- not the best condition, needs new shell, new chassis, virt new everything lol..:thumbsup:

Pics to follow.

Col.