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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Wed 17 Jun 2015, 4:52 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Wed 17 Jun 2015, 5:47 pm

PHEW ...... and. ....... TADA !!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Thu 18 Jun 2015, 1:05 am

Awesome. Looks like you got all the little issues handled.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Thu 18 Jun 2015, 4:37 am

That is a wild little truck and a nice save on the roof
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Thu 18 Jun 2015, 10:31 am

Coming along great Colin and nice rescues too!!

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Thu 18 Jun 2015, 5:37 pm

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Coming along great Colin and nice rescues too!!

Hi Colin,

I'm with Al, great save Sir, love the colour...

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Thu 18 Jun 2015, 6:55 pm

Thank you people ....

Andy ... It's rover inca yellow for future reference.



Got the back bed all woodied up and stained so it looks a bit weather beaten.




The batteries are taking some time ... balsa base with styrene sheet cut and glued on, then slices of solder for the terminals. should look ok when wired up and installed.




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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Fri 19 Jun 2015, 12:13 am



Andy... popcorn

P.S...Could you top up the KFC oven please, I think Al has been here...
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Fri 19 Jun 2015, 9:27 am

I love the woodwork Colin, the batteries are taking shape too!!

Andy..... topped up the oven, just for you!!


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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Fri 19 Jun 2015, 2:58 pm

Fresh KFC ... bang on !!!


Got the motor and speed controller all wired up (paint needs a tidy up from what the camera shows)




One battery finished.

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Fri 19 Jun 2015, 5:32 pm

Nice work. Battery really rocks. How many will it have?
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Fri 19 Jun 2015, 5:50 pm

Two buck, thats the smaller of the two, there's a few extra electrical junction boxes and the like to go under the bonnet (hood) as well

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Fri 19 Jun 2015, 6:38 pm

Nice one Colin.

Why two sizes of battery?

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Fri 19 Jun 2015, 7:07 pm

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Nice one Colin.

Why two sizes of battery?

From research it seems that when they converted "normal" vehicles into electric they filled the appropriate area with batteries so as to get the highest amount of ampage, they were stacked, squeezed, slotted in as best they could before "bespoke" further technologically advanced batteries became available.
As the engine compartment is a bit of an odd shape i've made the batteries to fit as best as possible....

Just plonked them in to show you, the larger one isn't finished yet as you can see..... just waiting on the wheels drying off so it can stand on it's own boots.

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Fri 19 Jun 2015, 10:01 pm

Nom-nom-nom popcorn , thank you Mr Al...

Hi Colin,

Really loving this Sir, the battery pack's look the biz...

A little question if you don't mind Sir, would the smaller battery be/look better in front of the larger one, seeing as the front is narrower...

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Fri 19 Jun 2015, 10:16 pm

You're welcome Andy, don't eat it all at one sitting.

Andy, the bit either side of the rear battery is part of the monocoque bodywork.

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Fri 19 Jun 2015, 10:21 pm

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Andy, the bit either side of the rear battery is part of the monocoque bodywork.

Hi Al,

thanks for that, just noticed it...

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Fri 19 Jun 2015, 11:54 pm

Make sure you get the polarity right! As we say at work when an electronic component has been fried, "someone let the smoke out'.

Top stuff, Colin.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Sat 20 Jun 2015, 12:07 am

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Make sure you get the polarity right!.

I will now I know someone's watching Chris lol

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Sat 20 Jun 2015, 11:31 am

Chiming in a bit late for this, but, that is COOL. Nice work !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Mon 22 Jun 2015, 5:46 pm

Cheers Clay

Started adding all the bodywork detailing.......




Went for a new look on the rear lights

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Mon 22 Jun 2015, 7:00 pm

Looking good Colin.

Have you got some spats for those wheels. Highly illegal as they are.!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Mon 22 Jun 2015, 7:21 pm

Not sure if i'm bothering now .... i was going to make some and blend them in before paint but i forgot and now it's a case of "do i try to add some and end up screwing the body work up?"
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Mon 22 Jun 2015, 7:41 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya mini .... pickup.   Mon 22 Jun 2015, 8:44 pm

Hi Colin,

WOW, Sir, this is stunning, at first I thought it was a full size Mini...

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Have you got some spats for those wheels. Highly illegal as they are.!!!

You could always do what some of the 4x4 chaps do and add some rubber matting on the inside of the arch with enough coming out to cover the wheels...

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