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  1. I read somewhere that the American market is less trusting in that they expect products to be sealed to ensure that no one has tampered with them. I personally do prefer shrink wrap as well as it makes them feel more "new" IMO and since I live in Canada most of mine are when I buy them unless I order from overseas. Kits coming out of the factory are not shrink wrapped or sealed in any way.
  2. This is my one complaint about this model. I love unique and interesting builds but I refuse to buy anything that can't accept standard electronics.
  3. The build wasn't my favorite. You have to pop a lot of ball links and I don't like to use pliers because it marrs the plastic so I ended up killing my fingers. Not super exciting either because you basically just build up the gearbox twice and there's not much else to it. Does look really nice on the shelf though and they seem fun to drive, though I haven't taken mine out yet. Overall worth it for me!
  4. I've always cleaned mould release off new tires with dish soap and warm water and it seems to do an OK job but some still come out looking pretty gray and dull. I know Glen from Tamiya Legends uses silicone spray to shine them up and get that deep black look, but since I have my cars on display in the living room I don't want to use any chemical that has an odor or leaves residue. Does anyone have any tips on getting tires to look good while using indoor-friendly products?
  5. 1 - Bush Devil 2 - 959 3 - Boomerang
  6. I had a Wild One on backorder at Tower early last year and it got discontinued before they could fill it. I'd really prefer another run of the standard version but I guess beggers can't be choosers.. At least we're getting something!
  7. I wouldn't hold my breath on that one.. Hope I'm wrong but something seems fishy here and it's more than likely a scam.
  8. Really hoping for another run as well.. I had one on backorder at Tower and it got discontinued before they could fill it ☹️
  9. Sand Scorcher body on an ORV Chassis? Isn't that a Monster Beetle 🤔
  10. @TurboRSR What does the back side of the rear wheels look like? Does it use the original wheel hub or a hex? And I assume you had to use your own screws/nuts for the holes? I prefer the full wheel vs the covers because you still see the plastic from the other side.. At least for open wheel buggies.
  11. I've been using this for RC and general light use and I'm really happy with it. The low settings are really soft I usually use 3 for plastic and 5 for metal with 3mm screws. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Stalwart-3-6V-Lithium-Ion-Dual-Position-Cordless-Screwdriver-Set/55317528 I do my Tamiya kits with a hand driver because I don't trust electric for JIS but I use this on other RCs with hex heads. I like the fact that I can tighten all screws to the same spec.
  12. They were doing 25% on a few Tamiya kits every week or so which i thought was fantastic. Looks like they lowered it to 20% now. My biggest beef is shipping to Canada used to be $15 now its $40-60
  13. There's a pretty nice comparison on youtube by Mark Bryan:
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