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Lowlight toy from Big W

Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by PhotoBus, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. evsky

    evsky Member

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    So i got some paint on it air brush was playing up but it came up nice im putting in rc gear and led lights next.
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    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011
  2. Archeress

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    nice very nice evsky...can you clue me in on what RC gear will fit the shell?...ta..kel
     
  3. evsky

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    Im just going to use a kyosho mini rx7 that got busted it uses just 2 aa batteries. I might start its owen build thread and put up some pics of the underneath Cheers Ev
     
  4. Volksy85

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    hi ev did you mask up the lights/vw badge etc or do they come apart easily?
     
  5. evsky

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    Easy enough they are held on by small tabs that are then melted so u can just chip it off with a knife or screewie and push them out. Just time consuming really.
     
  6. carazeee

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    Ah that's pretty cool! Yeah start a build thread up so I can figure out how to lower mine :)
     
  7. Volksy85

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    yes lowering method pls! bought one today ;)
     
  8. Volksy85

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    well mine is stripped and ready for prep/paint!

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    Best part - NO rust whatsoever. Gotta love a cardboard box barn find.
     
  9. evsky

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    What colour u going with?
     
  10. Volksy85

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    Unsure mate

    Might even get another...thinking one nicely modded like yours, and a rusted out 'paddock find'. Im thinking the soldering iron could do some nice rust holes in the doors/sills/dogs etc, then a bit of work with rust colour paint and a brush...

    How did you lower yours?
     
  11. evsky

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    Yeah im going to grab a few more and rat one out the plastic is easy to work with.
    You need a dremal or similar to lower it im going to put some pics up latter. But basically with the front if you cut the tubes that the plastic plugs of the hub sections go into down to 1cm long and the screw holes down to the same length you will need larger threaded screws to put it back with or just glue it. i also cut the wheel wells under the seats the seats will need to be glued to the bulk heads to give the wheels room not sure yet havnt done them yet. And all the plastic in the way will need to be cut out be careful to keep the bit that aplys pressure to the steering clicker bit. Thats the short of the front as for the rear same deal i cut a fair bit out to give the wheels room and cut the whole box section that holds the motor and raise it up using the legs that come down to determine the ride height i planed on then gluing some flat plastic on to hold it all together. But then iv now decided to put rc gear into it so thats changed it all. Build thread to follow Cheers have fun
     
  12. Alpal

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    Looking like a Bay model concourse coming up!
     
  13. evsky

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    Yeah man just started a resto thread too lol.
     
  14. Guzzler Chief

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  15. Marty

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    Must be some Kombi nuts around, Big W in central melbourne was sold out of these, so had to order one online. Very happy though, the detail is fantastic!
     
  16. JonV2

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    So are you going to use a chicken rotissarie? :D
     
  17. Volksy85

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    a scale rotisserie would be a laugh ;)
     
  18. TheYorkieBar

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    Any more pics of modded buses?
     
  19. evsky

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    There are some other pics of mine in the other thread i started check there. Mine is getting the running gear from a ferrari F1 at the moment.
     
  20. SlownLow

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    whats the new thread?
     

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