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  1. The issue is consistency. I've ordered Fox decals three times and each time they've been different. Colours different, gloss different, thickness different. First order 9/10, second order 5/10, third order 6/10. And actually, personally, there comes a point where I just won't use them. I don't want to labour the point but it's just so frustrating, if my first order had been poor I just wouldn't have ordered again and I'd have stuck to buying genuine ones (despite the cost), but - my first order was great!!! I now have well over 100€ of decals that I can't use, all ordered on the strength of my first order. Clearly I now wish I'd put this money into buying genuine ones. Does anyone know anything about Tamkyo decals, these seem to have appeared recently on eBay..........
  2. I've been observing this thread for a while deciding whether or not to pitch in. My first order of MCI decals was perhaps two years ago - I ordered Fox and custom colour Falcon, both of which were superb. About six months ago I ordered more Fox and Falcon (standard original colours) and initially I was happy with the Falcon but slightly disappointed with the Fox as the colours were slightly more garish. My disappointment deepened when I used the Falcon set and they were unquestionably thicker and less sticky than my first order. I messaged Nathaneal (I wasn't mad, I didn't ask for anything, except for some assurance that my next order would be back to the quality of my first order), he eventually replied and reassured me, he said that he'd been adapting/fine tuning things and that he'd add a free copy of each decal set in my next order. I duly ordered again, and this time the red on the Falcon decals was miles off the correct colour, more of a garish pinky orange, totally unusable. I also only got one extra set, I sent an email (again, very friendly) and heard nothing back, this was about a month ago. I don't like slagging people off, especially when they provide a service that seriously helps us vintage Tamiya people, but it's so frustrating, I now have a bunch of Fox and Falcon decal sets that I'll never use, just a total waste of money. I guess it's luck of the draw, clearly most people have had good experience with MCI
  3. Can you elaborate a little re replacing the screw pins for shafts. I’m very interested in this as I just restored a hardly used Falcon and managed to split one of the front arms while reassembling despite being super careful. Where does one find these shafts? I totally agree that IF the Falcon is re released it should be 100% original. Real cars break when you crash them so RC buggys should too......
  4. The fact that no one on this forum has offered any verification for this supposed re-release makes me think that it just ain't happening?? Having said that, back to the 'if you throw enough............something will eventually stick' comment made earlier, this is true right?? I mean, so far it seems like a fairly glaring omission from the re release catalogue, and surely sooner or later it has to happen?? Unless of course there's a viable reason for why it hasn't happened?? Maybe this takes us back to the issue of trying to find a rhyme or reason behind Tamiyas re release planning.............
  5. If true, it’ll be interesting to see if they’ve come up with a fix for the glaring weak spot front bulkhead........
  6. Hey, I’m pretty sure I have these, I’ll check tomorrow and come back to you. Are you in UK? If I do have them I’m happy to send to you at cost (from France).
  7. If anyone has one of these they might want to let go - I'm very interested.
  8. The argument being that you could buy a used kit that you don’t really want just to get your hands on the included motor. I had a similar thought re radio gear - I’m sure there are some fairly uninteresting used kits going cheap that have very nice original full vintage radio gear........
  9. I've had a new built TRF201 sitting on the shelf for about ten years and I've decided the time has come to start using it. Both my boys have stock Sand Vipers that they love and I want to join the fun. So, I need to sort electrics/transmitter etc. My real joy in this hobby is tinkering with vintage stuff so I'm a little out of my comfort zone here. I already have a Superstock RZ motor which I plan to use, and I plan to add the following: Futaba S3003 Servo, Futaba T2HR Transmitter and Hobbywing Quickrun WP 1060 ESC. Can anyone tell me if I'm getting something wrong here, I mean is this a sensible/viable set up for the buggy? I don't actually particularly like the look of the aforementioned transmitter but I definitely want a stick shift and Futaba is a reputable brand..... Any help appreciated.......;
  10. The Monster Beetle is in a dip at the moment, but I'm quite sure it will come back strong. Ten years ago, which is roughly when I got back into Tamiya RC, well before the re release, Monster Beetles were seriously hot, any half decent used example was fetching very good money. The re releases seem to affect different models in different ways. I was lucky enough to own (for a while) a beautifully built original Monster Beetle with superb body and decals and quite honestly it was the most striking Tamiya kit I've ever owned. It's iconic, unique, and very cool looking, but, right now, for whatever reason, they're just not fetching good money. I think the MB is punching well below its weight at the moment, as was the Hotshot for a while, also the Boomerang, but these things can turn around fast..........
  11. Ok got it, thanks for the advice, so if I'm running silver can or possibly sport tuned, forgetting about period correct, what's good and affordable and easily available??
  12. Do you know if the TEU101BK is considered to be a good ESC?? Or is an ESC just an ESC!! Clearly Tamiya update their 'stock' ESC fairly often, is this just a question of aesthetics and keeping things fresh, as opposed to any actual technological advances??
  13. Hi all, just wondering if there are any older electronic speed controllers that are beginning to have moderately enhanced value based on their age and also on their performance reputation?? I have a Falcon and a Fox that I'm planning to run with sport tuned motors and I'd like to use an ESC that has a bit of a vintage feel to it, and also performs well. My 'go to' ESC has always been the TEU101BK, this was the standard Tamiya ESC that was included in most kits when I got back into the hobby 10 plus years ago, and when the TEU104BK came out I didn't like it as much. Can anyone point me to another option, or tell me if I'm missing anything by choosing the TEU101BK over a recent model?? Many thanks Stephen
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