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    12-03-2016, 05:40 AM
    I started as a static guy, so scale and aesthetics are the most important to me. My first two tanks were Tamiya, the T1 and M4. Both worked...
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    12-01-2016, 09:45 AM
    I'm from the school of 'buy once' for any tool I plan to use. Airbrush is doubly so. If you plan on using it, buy quality otherwise you'll be...
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    12-01-2016, 06:30 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Photo Etching Kit in RC Tanks
    Yeah. This guy was an industrial engineer and not shy about working with hazardous stuff (he acid dipped all of our tools by hand). He bought it...
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    11-30-2016, 10:36 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Tamiya lighting in RC Tanks
    You can with LEDs, I have no idea regarding their bulb system since I haven't seen one since my first M4. If using LEDs, just google led calc and...
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    11-30-2016, 10:13 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Tamiya lighting in RC Tanks
    Tamiya's opt port is 7.2v and if I recall correctly, the Russian light harness had resistors in it, so I'd imagine they are straight battery voltage...
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    11-30-2016, 04:46 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Photo Etching Kit in RC Tanks
    My old business partner was an engineer who designed our PE tool line. He was one of the most talented modelers you'd come across, no stranger to...
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    11-23-2016, 03:45 AM
    ausf replied to a thread 3D printer advice in RC Tanks
    It's great time saver for scratch building. If I need a support for a prop shaft in a circular hull, a couple of measurements, a couple of minutes on...
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    11-22-2016, 06:30 PM
    ausf replied to a thread 3D printer advice in RC Tanks
    I didn't mean to discourage you, it really is a great tool, but it certainly isn't a plug and play level yet, no matter what they claim. Its not...
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    11-22-2016, 03:15 PM
    ausf replied to a thread 3D printer advice in RC Tanks
    Okay, big subject. First, manage expectations: anything in a hobbyist's price range will not give you Shapeways type results. I'm not saying it's...
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    11-21-2016, 04:09 AM
    Nice. This is where the personal printers shine. One thing you might keep in mind, the sound travels from both sides of the speaker cone. If you...
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    11-19-2016, 07:27 AM
    ausf replied to a thread What the heck..... in RC Tanks
    Here's what I have: Out of a HL Pz III, the gearboxes (free moving) and the RX-18. I used a DBC/Benedini setup in all the Has, so this never was...
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    11-18-2016, 05:00 PM
    Cool Wayne, you get the last of the unpainted. I have just three primed left.
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    11-18-2016, 03:15 PM
    ausf replied to a thread What the heck..... in RC Tanks
    I probably have a RX-18 and two gearboxes lying around you can have cheap.
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    11-18-2016, 04:26 AM
    Cool. It'd be $23 with shipping, PayPal addy is ausfwerks@frontiernet.net
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    11-18-2016, 04:22 AM
    If you stick with the single motor, there isn't much you're going to be able to control but speed and on and off. I switched out the single motor for...
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    11-17-2016, 06:34 AM
    I forgot I started a build thread on this when I started it: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-tanks-369/11600261-tamiya-panther-underway.html
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    11-17-2016, 04:07 AM
    Is this going to be like "A Christmas Story" where you start leaving cut out Tamiya ads in her favorite magazines? Just don't ask for an airsoft...
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    11-17-2016, 03:39 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Found Pitt Heads! in RC Tanks
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/tank-classified-ads-458/11634124-pitt-heads-rcu-exclusive.html#post12277952
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    11-16-2016, 03:06 PM
    Cool, one is put aside for you. $13 shipped in the US. PP addy is ausfwerks@frontiernet.net
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    11-16-2016, 01:41 PM
    ausf replied to a thread M18 Hellcat in RC Tanks
    Sweet!
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    11-16-2016, 11:28 AM
    I started this Ersatz M-10 from the Battle of the Bulge, but I have so many projects, I know it'll be a long time before I get to it. It's a brand...
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    11-16-2016, 09:11 AM
    You got it Tom, I'll get an overseas shipping price for you.
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    11-16-2016, 08:02 AM
    ausf started a thread Found Pitt Heads! in RC Tanks
    Cleaning the shop, came across some Fury resin... See Classifieds for info.
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    11-16-2016, 08:01 AM
    Found 9 while cleaning the shop. 4 plain, 4 primed with Vallejo Poly Red Oxide, one painted. $10 each plus shipping (generally $3 in the US for...
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    11-13-2016, 10:34 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Ebay Scam? in RC Tanks
    There's been sniper software for years. I wouldn't put much worry into it. I've bid on golf clubs where I'd want a two iron and there would be no...
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    11-12-2016, 07:12 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Heng long tanks in RC Tanks
    Not me. I used to import modeling supplies (MIG, Voyager, Lion Roar, Bison, Echelon, Armorscale) and would deal with kits on a limited basis for...
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    11-12-2016, 05:34 AM
    ausf replied to a thread Heng long tanks in RC Tanks
    A Tamiya Full Option (a suitcase sized box) generally costs about $90-100 to the US from Japan.That's EMS in 2 days. It's worth it since the cost of...
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    11-09-2016, 05:25 PM
    Sold.
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    11-09-2016, 04:14 PM
    Xion should put you on their product testing/review team Brett. These things should be addressed before production hits the street.
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