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  1. My wife and I have been vaping for a few years now. I don't get into all the mod stuff (though I think the wife would). I just like to smoke with them. I smoked cigarettes for years, then my Dr gave me Chantix (which worked for me) but not so much for the wife :( She continued to smoke, so after 6 months I introduced vaping to her. I believe NOT smoking anything is the safest (and best thing) but I honestly think it is safer than cigarettes. I think it affects people differently. I see people using them in restaurants and movie theaters, but I have more respect than that. Even though it evaporates almost instantly, there are people that don't want to breath your vanilla bean latte flavored smoke...lol We tried going with lowered nicotine fluid, but it just seemed like we used it more. It must be big business though because a local shop opened up not too long ago. They hardly had anyone or anything in there, now the place is always packed and the owner has a new Indian motorcycle in the shop. He also put an XBone/PS4 hooked to a huge flat screen you can play with while you vape.
  2. HOLY COW!!!!! Another baby?!?!? Man, I love babies, but I am done! My oldest daughter will be 16 this year  :eek :sad2 :trap She is already giving us pure Hell. The little one says she will never do that to us....lies! It all lies! LoL Yeah, it is a pretty expensive hobby to get into. I try to restore every part I can because used parts are near impossible to find and new in pack parts are VERY expensive. The bodies & decals are being reproduced by a couple of guys in Canada. $25 for the body and $10 per decal set. Those 2 things are almost a given that need replacing. Especially if you want a new boxart look. The Javelin has to be my absolute favorite. They are fetching BIG money these days. The orange cage is actually plastic! They sell for around $200 alone if they are in nice shape....that is crazy! I lucked out and got the whole buggy for $250, but it needed a ton of work. They sell between $400-$500 in that condition though. My Son picked up a huge RC10 lot for me at a flea market. I will be rebuilding those to play around with. These will probably never see Sunlight. I have about 6 more to finish and then I will be slowing WAY down on the collection. I know some guys that have been collecting most their lives and have over 200 cars. I can't go that route! Just collecting the ones I like and restoring them for display. I am becoming more interested in some of the modern stuff. The technology has changed so much, it's crazy.
  3. Thanks Dave!!!! I've been working on those buggies right there! What have you been up to buddy?
  4. It's been awhile since I posted here, so I thought I would show you guys what I've been up to. My vintage RC buggy collection has gotten a lot bigger and I have finished quite a few models over the last year. I finally got the one I truly wanted, Kyosho Javelin (1986). This one needed a LOT of love, but I had just what it needed. The Javelin is part of the original Optima series, Chain driven 4WD buggies. [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04849_zpsefwmlnrb.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04849_zpsefwmlnrb.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04850_zpsvg1cbntj.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04850_zpsvg1cbntj.jpg[/img][/URL] This one is the Kyosho Outlaw Ultima Stadium truck (1990) [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04853_zpsjjjuxxds.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04853_zpsjjjuxxds.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04854_zps3h8sdd6p.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04854_zps3h8sdd6p.jpg[/img][/URL] This is probably the latest model in my collection. 1992 Ultima II [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04836_zpsveqf0fga.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04836_zpsveqf0fga.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04838_zpshjl4l4w4.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04838_zpshjl4l4w4.jpg[/img][/URL] Here is the oldest (and most famous) model, 1982 Scorpion. Kyosho has re-released this model last year, so I decided to go with the Cox decal set to set it apart from the 2015 version. [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04869_zpsgpsotcn7.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04869_zpsgpsotcn7.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04871_zps3pbufiff.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04871_zps3pbufiff.jpg[/img][/URL] This one is a classic, The original Ultima (1986) [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04859_zpssl1j1dhx.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04859_zpssl1j1dhx.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04861_zps2iihtg5z.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04861_zps2iihtg5z.jpg[/img][/URL] Now we are getting into some serious racing machines. This is a Kyosho Optima Mid 4WD (belt driven) [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04910_zpskqrobqme.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04910_zpskqrobqme.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04911_zpsb25axnmk.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04911_zpsb25axnmk.jpg[/img][/URL] This is one of the 6 versions in the Mid series, The Turbo Optima Mid SE (Yes, I would like the other 4 some day) lol [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04904_zpslpqqc8mr.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04904_zpslpqqc8mr.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04905_zpstaqfsvpn.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04905_zpstaqfsvpn.jpg[/img][/URL] All of these models are boxart (meaning, I did my best to replicate the model pictured on the original box kit). If you google any of these models, you will see that I went through great lengths to get them close. I have about a half dozen more to finish and I doubt it will stop there. Kyosho alone made a huge selection of off-road buggies in the 80's and I am trying to get one of each :D My main focus is on the Optima series. There were a dozen different models (including the Mid series). Currently, I am working on an original Optima, Turbo Optima, Optima Pro and a Salute. Bringing me closer to having each one in the series.
  5. That's the only drawback to collecting vintage stuff, it's way too rare & expensive to run!  :sad2 Fixing all these old buggies up and getting them ready to run, only to put them on a shelf to admire. My Son picked up a huge vintage RC10 lot for me and I am hoping to build a runner out of that. I want to play!!!  :headbang
  6. I have been pretty busy with the vintage buggy building. I scored BIG TIME with that lot I bought. I have figured out that I have in tires what I paid for the whole lot. Thought I would post some pics of what I have so far. Almost every part on these were brand new or very lightly used. Which was a very good thing because these parts are rare and quite expensive to get. Some of you may remember some of these classics. [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04155_zps6c41e164.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04155_zps6c41e164.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04154_zpse6954497.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04154_zpse6954497.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04153_zpsa052820f.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04153_zpsa052820f.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04158_zps2225d538.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04158_zps2225d538.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04156_zpsa3a61bfe.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04156_zpsa3a61bfe.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04215_zps13c148df.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04215_zps13c148df.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04163_zpsad82f6c4.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04163_zpsad82f6c4.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04162_zps62b0e135.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Kyosho%20Ultima/DSC04162_zps62b0e135.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Kyosho%20Optima/DSC04214_zps79d0415e.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Kyosho%20Optima/DSC04214_zps79d0415e.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Kyosho%20Optima/DSC04213_zps4e0a03ff.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Kyosho%20Optima/DSC04213_zps4e0a03ff.jpg[/img][/URL] I recently bought an Optima Mid from a gentleman in the Netherlands. This is how it arrived :( [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Kyosho%20Optima/DSC04241_zps3c08ee14.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Kyosho%20Optima/DSC04241_zps3c08ee14.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Kyosho%20Optima/DSC04245_zps14102daa.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Kyosho%20Optima/DSC04245_zps14102daa.jpg[/img][/URL] After a LOT of work, I have it looking pretty nice. [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Kyosho%20Optima/DSC04257_zps7d55eac5.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Kyosho%20Optima/DSC04257_zps7d55eac5.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Kyosho%20Optima/DSC04264_zps00b113c9.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Kyosho%20Optima/DSC04264_zps00b113c9.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Kyosho%20Optima/DSC04284_zps5a7f15b1.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Kyosho%20Optima/DSC04284_zps5a7f15b1.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Kyosho%20Optima/DSC04286_zps092ecb93.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Kyosho%20Optima/DSC04286_zps092ecb93.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/DSC04211_zps0bfaa800.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/DSC04211_zps0bfaa800.jpg[/img][/URL] [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Outlaw%20Ultima%20Truck/DSC04306_zpsf20dfbd7.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/Outlaw%20Ultima%20Truck/DSC04306_zpsf20dfbd7.jpg[/img][/URL] As you guys can see, I have quite a bit of painting to do. I have been putting that off for awhile now. I am not great at it and I want each one to look like the box art as they were when they were released in the mid eighties. This is a really fun hobby. I have sold/traded many items to get parts that I was missing to finish all of these. Still have a few parts to locate, but they will get there one day. So far, this is what I have in my collection: Tomahawk          1983 Turbo Optima      1986 Optima Pro          1986      Ultima                  1987 Optima Mid          1988 Turbo Ultima        1989 Outlaw Ultima ST 1991 Currently, I am gathering some of the pan cars that were in this lot to ready them for sale. I am trying to get enough money to buy one of the rarest (and best looking) vintage RC buggies from the 80's.....The Kyosho Javelin. It is a perfect match for my collection and I have been after one for sometime. If anyone comes across one, I would be VERY interested in buying it. Here is a pic of what they look like and you will see why it is one that many collectors would love to have! [URL=http://s972.photobucket.com/user/hiddenrebelbase/media/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/KyoshoJavelin-OverallAboveFrontRight_zps5933f14c.jpg.html][IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/hiddenrebelbase/Vintage%20RC%20Lot/KyoshoJavelin-OverallAboveFrontRight_zps5933f14c.jpg[/img][/URL] I have enough parts to build the actual buggy (which is just an Optima) and a new set of wheels for it. The cage is what is so hard to find. They are plastic and not many of them have made it from that era. Finding one in good shape with no cracks or breaks is a challenge in itself, but I am always looking  :2thumbs
  7. Jesus, I am away for a month or so and this happens! WTH has happened?
  8. Soon Dave. I had to sneak all this into the basement to keep from a divorce  :lol It is going to take some time to sort through it all. This guy was a professional racer back in the late 80's and was sponsored by a local hobby shop. I bought it all as a lot from him. He told me he found most of the original manuals for the cars and will mail them to me. That will help with the restorations, otherwise I would be lost with all these parts!!! From what I gathered, His wife was pretty much making him get rid of it all  :sad2
  9. I just scored a HUGE vintage Kyosho lot from craigslist yesterday. I know most of you aren't really into vintage, but this may bring back some memories for you  :smile2 It will take me awhile to sort through it all (There is 5 cars, 3 tackle boxes and 3 large totes full of stuff). The cars are: Kyosho Turbo Optima (4 wheel drive) Kyosho Turbo Ultima Predator Graphite on-road GP-10 on-road TRC Pro-12 on-road (1:12) I was really after the 2 Kyosho buggies, the other stuff was kind of a "Bonus." I was digging in one of the totes and see there are 3x 1:24 scale cars still in the box.  :2thumbs I will have to dig through it all some more and research a bit before I know anything about it, but I will be sure to update.
  10. I am about 2-1/2 hours north of Dayton. This looks very interesting and something the kids would really love to see.
  11. TM Ru22311

    R/C Airplanes

    I have a Blade mCPX v2 micro heli, but I am nowhere near ready for collective pitch.....LoL, I can't even get that model off the ground in Phoenix Sim
  12. I'm also a stay at home Dad and have looked into things like this. The only one I currently do is Bing searches for Amazon gift cards, but it takes a LONG time to make any money :(
  13. [quote name="Delta_Ice" post="342107" timestamp="1403364976"] Giving you guys a chance at some rc's I am trying to sell, first up is 2 1/24 scale Losi micro rally cars that are rtr (ready to run). 100 for both of them together. Also I have 2 Losi Mini LST2's with a crap ton of parts. Both need some tlc as they are disassembled but there is over 300 dollars worth of spare parts. The only thing you need to get going is 2 servo's per truck which are 5-20 bucks a piece depending on where you get them and the one needs 2 370 motors. Comes with 2 remotes and the esc's looking for 150. [/quote] That sounds like an awesome deal  :2thumbs I am more into vintage 1:10 buggy's (I have a small fortune invested in my Kyosho Tomahawk right now). I have been saving for weeks now anticipating the re-release of the 1982 Kyosho Scorpion. I figure for $219 I just couldn't resist, Plus I have enough extra old school electronics to get it RTR while keeping the vintage look. I will ask around though as it seems like too good a deal to pass on.
  14. Sorry it took me so long to find this thread. I am into micro heli's (for now) but hope to graduate to the big boys one day. I use Phoenix flight sim (not as much as I should) but it get so boring..fast. I purchased a DX6i awhile back to start out with and use it with Phoenix. Then I had to do the LED backlight mod to it (because it's so much better) but I have a long way to go. My biggest set back is finding a place to fly. Micro heli's don't handle so well outdoors so that has been a huge problem. I picked up a used Blade mCPX v2 this Spring, but I am nowhere near ready for CP. I can't even get it off the ground in the Sim  :sad2
  15. That 1:5 baja looks pretty wicked!!! What is the length of it? I would like to have a nitro buggy as a runner. I am more into vintage stuff, but that is just for shelves  :dry One vintage buggy I would love to have is the Kyosho Javelin  :happyyes That will be my "Golden Unicorn." Since I have got back into RC, I am just amazed at the technology available these days. I think I would like to get a Crawler also, but the speed demon in me says NO.
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