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Rob Moir asks:
How do you water proof a sand scorcher...
Professor says:
Best to use a waterproof ESC to be honest such as a MTronics and bag up the receiver in a balloon wi... Read more...

Marcel asks:
Hello Prof., I bought a used Blackfoot, took it apart, cleaned all parts and build it together again...
Professor says:
Yes that's normal, the Blackfoot does tend to look low at the back especially under acceleration. Yo... Read more...

smiffffy asks:
Hi Prof, just wondered if i could tap you for some of that wonderful knowledge again. Do you know i...
Professor says:
There are only aftermarket ugly nylon ones that i'm aware of although back in the day i remember mak... Read more...

Matt asks:
Skid, The Hotshot tyres! Do you think Tamiya made a mistake with the rotation. They look like they...
Professor says:
Not really, i always follow the arrows on the side walls and they look right to me? To be honest wit... Read more...

Matt asks:
Skid, Have you ever dyed any tamiya plastic? I want to dye dye the red shocks black on my Hotshot. ...
Professor says:
Hi, sorry but i have only dyed white Traxxas plastics to black which worked well. I can't see a reas... Read more...

Danny Owens asks:
Hi again I'm currently restoring a Super Hornet....I know it's not strictly in the first 100 models...
Professor says:
It's not a model that there is much love for i'm afraid. I don't mind it myself but i guess it comes... Read more...

nathan asks:
Hi, I recently purchased a Tamiya fighter buggy Rx at a garage sale, it is original issue in the box...
Professor says:
Probably best to check the usual places like ebay sold items for a value. It's not strictly a vintag... Read more...

Matt asks:
Skid, What's your opinion on the Hotshot suspension? I really want a HS because I just love the loo...
Professor says:
I agree with you on the looks. I do like the Supershot but the Hotshot has a sleek and low slung loo... Read more...

Matt asks:
Skid, in the Tamiya line up the Supershot comes before the Hotshot II! So, why did Tamiya go to all...
Professor says:
It's a good question, Tamiya have always seemed to be hell bent on releasing as many new models as t... Read more...

Matt asks:
Skid, Are you in the know about future Tamiya Re Re's? If you are, is the Hotshot II in the pipelin...
Professor says:
I wish i knew more but i know nothing. Infact i expect you know more about that than me! If i were t... Read more...

Andrew asks:
What options are there for replacing tyres/ wheels on an original Sand Rover, especially rear ones...
Professor says:
There are no real options that i know of on the standard wheels but you can do a straight swap of th... Read more...

PROF SKID FAN asks:
Just got hold of a NIB super champ...Do you recommend painting the body or not?...
Professor says:
Yes, i think all ABS hard shell models benefit from paint. It looks better, is a harder and glossier... Read more...

Matt asks:
Skid, will a hotshot body fit directly onto a Super Hotshot? Cheers....
Professor says:
Yes indeed it will. The only issue is they look a little bare at the front where you can see the fro... Read more...

Matt asks:
Skid, Is the Tamiya sport tuned motor better than the GT tuned the Super Hotshot comes with? I want...
Professor says:
No, GT tuned is a better motor that sport tuned. Sport Tuned are only really a standard silvercan wi... Read more...

Siffffy asks:
Will the new scorcher and buggy champ diff fit the vintage scorcher proff...
Professor says:
Hmm sorry i can't say for sure but i would recommend for the price changing the whole gearset anyway... Read more...

Brian deakin asks:
Hi I'm restoring a monster beetle have tamiya discontinued Italian red and if so what is there close...
Professor says:
It's not discontinued as far as i know? I think any bright Ferrari type red would work.... Read more...

dannyowens asks:
Skid, would you please be kind enough to 'rate' my collection of (all but one) vintage Tamiyas? Mo...
Professor says:
Well i rate it pretty high! You have a lot of what i like. To me it looks like a Blackfoot or Hotsho... Read more...

Ivan Stewart asks:
Final king cab question for you kind sir....my new in packet Thorp ball diff arrived from Canada, wh...
Professor says:
Hmmm, if it feels smooth then i would risk the existing grease. The problem is that hardened grease ... Read more...

Dr Frankenstein asks:
Skid! Have you ever thought of going thru your spares box, and creating (or attempting to!) a one o...
Professor says:
It's a great idea to be fair and could be one for a future build article as you say. The Sand Rover ... Read more...

Mike asks:
What other bodies can I put on my 58028?...
Professor says:
Well the Blazer is the obvious answer! The other 3 speeds like the Bruiser and Mounty bodies would a... Read more...

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