|10-06-2013, 03:55 PM||#1|
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I am: Neal N
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Location: Windsor, Ontario
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Tamiya Avante (1988)
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HI!... I just picked up this Avante (198. It needs a bit of work. 1st thing you'll notice is the body was painted pink. lol! This one will be restored too. I got a NIP body/wing/decals,tires/sway bars coming for it. I also just ordered a driver/cockpit, undertray, and Tamaya blue metallic paint. I have a new Technagold motor for it also. :woohoo:
Well the TBG Avante undertray showed up today, as did the new driver/cockpit.
Well a New Tamiya Avante body/wing/decal sheet showed up today, and two cans of Tamiya PS-16.
Well I found the Avante's power plant in my RC shop. NIB :y:
Well I got the body painted today. Turned out really good. I luv this metallic blue! :woohoo:
Well I got some more work done on the Avante tonight. I'm using a Tamiya 2011 decal sheet. Some of the decals are identical to the original 1988 ones. Those are the ones I have applied to this Avante. Plus I had a few vintage ones that matched the originals. Still need to source out a few others. I got the driver/cockpit about 90% painted currently. Should have that done tomorrow. Here's a few pics :
Well some parts showed up for the Avante this weekend. I got the front and rear sway bars installed. Also got the NIB Technagold motor installed and steering servo. I had a old vintage ESC laying around the shop so installed it as well as a dummy 7.2 battery pack. Had to change a few nuts and bolts here and there that were not correct and quite a few "E" clips were missing. I also ordered some new pins due to someone removed the originals and installed nut/bolts instead. The driver's head is not mounted yet due to me having major issues with the stupid helmet decals not sticking at all! Tried to C/A glue them on but that turned out bad. The glue had a terrible reaction with the helmet paint, so I'm redoing the helmet. No decals this time. Just waiting on the new correct tires to get here.
Finally got the correct tires on the Avante. NIP of coarse. And pins. Most were used nuts/bolts instead. lol!
48 Tamiya, 17 AE, 1 Kyosho, 4 Traxxas, 1 Redcat
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