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  1. studioRS

    Porsche 959 MF-01X, TGB body project

    @Baddon I'm planning to eventually finish this, even though I'm *still* slowly collecting parts. Currently in the process of preparing for a gigantic 2,800+ mile (4,500km) move of my house and family across the US. All of my hobby shop parts are getting packed at the moment.
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    Tamiya 58667 Audi Quattro Rally

    Updating thread with latest factory photos from Tamiya USA. Having owned two US spec Audi urquattro's (1983 and über rare 1984), I think it looks good. Of course there is room for improvement with a redesigned scale 1983 Rallye de Portugal door sticker(s), Bosch rallye light covers, different rims, tires, etc. I do love the period correct Talbot mirrors, nice touch. Also very nice to be able to purchase this soon here in the US. Now all we need is a Sense innovations ESS One sound module clip of an Audi 5 cylinder 2.2 litre with Pierburg fuel injection, flat out!
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    Tamiya 58667 Audi Quattro Rally

    This is another rim/tire direction I was thinking that could work. HPI Vintage 8 spoke, 6mm offset, 31mm wide. With either 31mm Tamiya wide race slicks or HPI slicks or lower profile treaded radials
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    Tamiya 58667 Audi Quattro Rally

    @ThunderDragonCy - I've spotted those also, intrigued me, but only if I was to build out a rallye spec chassis. After racing on the super clean Tamiya USA race track in the finals, I'm pretty much sticking with building out tarmac spec chassis, just so much fun. Dust and traction compound are really the only contaminates, other than the occasionally rare micro pebble —of course, that got jammed into my spur gear on a sealed TT02R gearbox — taking out my only 29T aluminum pinion gear! Keeps the bodies a little less scratched up too, unless you drive like me, Lol!
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    Tamiya 58667 Audi Quattro Rally

    Here's another photo of IN NV 62 in the 1983 Rallye de Portugal. On a tarmac stage, with yet another set of rims and tires! Maybe some HPI MX60s? Is there another manufacturer that makes a similar 8 spoke MX60 style in 26mm width? Can't seem to find it, having a rim brain moment...
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    Tamiya 58667 Audi Quattro Rally

    This thread needs more Audi quattro tarmac sideway'ness... =)
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    Tamiya 58667 Audi Quattro Rally

    Here's a better look at the new Audi urquattro A2 rallye body, very nice!
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    Tamiya 58667 Audi Quattro Rally

    @Mokei Kagaku - Thank you for the clarification on the body, makes this even more desirable to purchase! Cheers, Thompson
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    Tamiya 58667 Audi Quattro Rally

    @Wandy - possibly the same with mild livery difference. Will have to see the final kit version. I don’t have a Carson body to compare too, only a Carisma version.
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    Tamiya 58667 Audi Quattro Rally

    Here is the thread on the Tamiya Finals in SoCal. My HP 911 GT3 took best of show in the GT class, I have over 40+ hours into it. Also designed the Deutsche E Post Brief decal sticker set for the Audi R8 LMS and Porsche 911 GT3. Unfortunately, the Audi R8 doesn't look like the photos I shot before I sent all cars and parts to SoCal. It has earned a proper race patina now =)
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    Tamiya 58667 Audi Quattro Rally

    Thanks guys! Having owned two Audi urquattro's helps. I had a 1983 and uber rare US spec 1984 (one of 64 imported to US). My plan is to just buy the factory TT-02 kit in whatever shape or form it arrives. Honestly, I need some replacement TT-02 front hubs to move over to my TT-02R Audi R8 I raced at the Tamiya finals last year and I'll get a whole chassis of spares. I might run a TB-03 underneath this for Tarmac duty only — low and quick. If the Tamiya decal sticker set isn't up to my specs, I'll design a "complement" set to work with the factory one, available through MCI. My recent Mercedes-Benz GT3 sets I designed at MCI came out nice. And of course, my 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 took best of show at the Tamiya finals — so I'll only do this Audi quattro to those specs. Also, working on Porsche 911 GT3 rallye spec sticker sets. Audi Fuchs rims Looks like I'll have to dip into the 3D talents here to produce a proper Fuchs forged wheel for gravel stage setup? ( @VagabondStarJXF I'm hoping he will dive in on this, although, I still need to buy a set of rims he most graciously designed for the NSU TT). For a tarmac stage setup, I have a set of the HPI fifteen52 turbomac wheels and have already drafted a BBS sticker to cover the disc =)
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    Tamiya 58667 Audi Quattro Rally

    Couple more of IN NM 62 Nr. 3 in action in the 1983 Rallye de Portugal Tarmac stage with much wider rims, tires Gravel stage, flat out drift with Fuchs alloys
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    Tamiya 58667 Audi Quattro Rally

    1:03 in "IN MN 62" Nr. 3 with Mikkola at the wheel and in tarmac spec with wider BBS rims/tires. 5:52 in with Fuchs on - full hoot 5 cyl turbo.
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    Tamiya 58667 Audi Quattro Rally

    Certainly some are more excited (or not) than others =) Today's Nuremberg fair photo with plate "IN NM 62" and Nr. 3 on the door, would indicate 1983 Rallye de Portugal winning Audi urquattro. Unfortunately, the Tamiya lexan body looks to be the early non-rallye spec chassis with standard width urquattro flares — not the first time Tamiya "missed". Reviewing photos below, the 1983 urquattro was an A1 (slightly wider bulged flares, rear scoop just in front of wheel well with black grille). The Audi Sport team cars were determined by plate numbers, stayed with each chassis in the rallye season. The A2 version entered just after this rallye. Depending upon which stage was run in 1983 Rallye, tire/rim selection differed. However, the most period correct rims for this are Fuchs forged alloys, 15x7. Several examples of the depicted chassis Nr. "IN NM 62" running Fuchs in the 1983 Rallye de Portugal driven by Hannu Mikkola. First photo below from my 1983 Audi Sport calendar photographs I took. Lower left corner A1 urquattro, "IN NM 62". (full calendar just in case you are interested https://www.flickr.com/photos/studiors/albums/72157661480058724/with/24456237441/ ). Additional from 1983 Rallye... ... and Tarmac setup with different BBS style aero vented rims, as the brakes on these urquattro's were woefully inadequate (think Porsche style for help w/cooling). Factory Audi media press foto showing Lombard rallye livery on an early style chassis (can't see the plate Nr.?), with later style bolted on wheel spats (eyebrows, flares), and mostly to illustrate the strongest rims made for these, Fuchs forged alloys. And last but not least, the factory Audi Sport poster over on my collection website, enjoy! https://members.rennlist.com/rennwagen/asposters.html This new Tamiya Audi urquattro rallye spec body will be in my collection for sure!
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    Tamiya 58667 Audi Quattro Rally

    @Carrera124 - Yup, I have the Carisma Audi urquattro A2 shell and sticker set. By the looks of the new Tamiya body photo above, it shows the six front mounted rallye spec lights and older graphics, which is nice addition. Show photos will hopefully show us more.