Restored 80’s Tamiya Frog
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    Here is my restored Tamiya Frog .
    I originally owned a Frog when I was 16 in 1985, some 19 years ago and
    here is the result of my recent ebay binges. First I got the car,
    then a reproduction body (the only non-genuine part), then the front
    tyres, then the rear tyres and finally the original decals. I
    painted it green instead of the official two-tone white/pink colour
    scheme because I had painted my original Frog green. I think it
    looks better that way anyway!







    I ended up with the non-genuine tyres that came with this Frog as
    spares so I display them next to my Frog at home as if they are pit
    spares . I took a high resolution
    scan of the original decals too before I cut into them incase I want to
    reproduce them at a later date. The reproductions I've seen on
    ebay have bad colour calibration - yellows appear as pale green!



    I'm planning to paint the tyre relief text next but it is tricky and so I'm practicing first .



    This Frog is a shelf Queen now. It has a motor for completion and
    steering servo to hold the front wheels properly but there are no other
    electronics in it.



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    VERY NICE!!, Good job

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    Very nice looking car there

    Thats my next vintage I need to get ... a frog, time to convince my friend to sell his nice mint one LOL



    chris
    http://stfocus.net/photography/rccars/ - Way to many to list now.

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    Green Frog =


    KERMIT








    Mine's just pink & white, its a newbuilt shelfer & got No Guts to paint it off-boxart.



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    This may be old news but in the latest Tower Talk (or speedmart or wotever) Tamiya have polished up the old dies and started making Frogs again. Who's gona get one and nitro it!

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    I'll have to post some pics of my tamiya fox.


    Had it since new, now it sits in the shed. Also have a spare fox chassis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike
    This may be old news but in the latest Tower Talk (or speedmart or wotever) Tamiya have polished up the old dies and started making Frogs again.

    They sure are!!


    They'll be shipping out of Japan approx 3rd wk of Dec/2005, so should be available from the usual substance-of-addiction-dealers by Jan/2006.


    Who's gonna get one and nitro it!

    Ahh, I wouldn't bother. The 'new' Frog is 99% identical to the old Frog.


    Chassis (spaceframe) has crap layout, worse still for any nitro application. Stock gearbox also has an impossible design for nitro potential. By the time you've custom-modded those 2... there won't be much Frog left.


    (I hacked up a few Frogs in my day... ... not just on the racetracks!)



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    Hello, does anyone know which green paint colour was used to paint this frog? I want to do the same but cannot March the colour at my local hobby shop.

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