Ha, yeah it's somewhat cheaper than the UK £399 price tag, that's for sure. The seller has iffy feedback so I'll likely wait for RCMart, ETamiya or Stella to acquire stock I'm guessing their prices will be similar with any luck.
Oh and I managed to grab a new built and never run Jugg 2 a couple of weeks back...I'm rather happy
I once impulsively purchased a set of Short Course Red Bull decals on eBay for a project idea. In discussion with the seller, it became apparent the sizing would be wrong for my use, so I offered to eat the cost and purchase another set at the right size. Instead, he ended up custom designing the entire livery for the project at no extra charge - and I discovered he was a member here. Though i haven't seen him around recently, Much appreciated WillyChang
Made a painting "error" with automotive paint on the super rare rear window of an Isuzu Mu. Cursed a blue streak, and yelled at the dog, but thanks to some very nice people here, I was able to salvage the job.
Except axial doesn't really, and tamiya has detailed and scale bodies all over a whole mess of RTR TT-01s which are in no way the most expensive. Tamiya has been doing detailed bodies since the beginning. Brands like Kyosho taking a break from their melted coke bottle spaceships to release a couple of realistic buggies isn't a sign tamiya has had their lunch swiped. Tamiya's done some stupid things, but not making enough scale looking cars and being too flimsy aren't on that list.
On the other hand it's not all rosy in Tamiya land and here are a few reasons.
Most of Tamiyas buggies look like stupid spaceships or blobs... Most are overpriced yet feel toygrade.. Many of the low detail bodies are starting to look like ****...for example the Nissan Titan HPI has many very nice looking bodies and kits ie Cup Racer line Kyosho recently released a couple of nice looking cars that aren't overpriced like Tamiya ie Sand Master and Nexxt Even Duratrax grabbed some of Tamiya's lunch with their recent releases.
Being different is a double edged sword...
The cup racer comparison is unfair. Those would be better compared to Tamiyas m chassis line which are more than detailed and realistic enough
Additionally, I have plenty of toy grade buggies from the heyday of RC and in no way do Tamiya buggies feel toy grade when compared to them. Not the old ones not the re-res. nor do they feel feel flimsy when compared to my Traxxas or Kyoshos.
For every Nissan Titan, there are a sea of Pajeros, Hi-lifts and highly detailed and liscenced touring car bodies.
Thanks guys! I used to build plastic models, balsa airplanes, and even balsa/monokote sailplanes. But that was many, many years ago... I do consider this to be a form of artwork, and I guess I'm an artsy person for sure.
Yes, I wish there were a build thread forum. Cheers, Skottoman
I'm still waiting for the "actual functioning human being" build that starts with a Mr Potato Head toy as the base.