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  1. 2020: 57925 XB Toyota GR Yaris (M05L chassis)
  2. I can only second Nick G. The MFC-01 is deliberately configured like that and torque and RPM of the motor itself vary even with the chosen gear too. I have an MFC-01 in my Mammoth Dump Truck and despite not having any 3-speed gear box, the maximum top speed and torque vary with the horizontal position of the throttle/gear stick. So though the gear ratio is constant, the MFC actually simulates a 3-speed gear box even in the Mammoth, although that was hardly intentional from Tamiya's side as the MFC-01 doesn't fit in the Mammoth without modifications.
  3. No details yet as far as I know, but the release has been confirmed: 47456 TB-05R Chassis Kit
  4. I can get a NOS set of OT-28 (for 2 diffs) for you for actual cost at EUR15.90 + EUR4.89 shipping from Germany to UK.
  5. 2020: 47457 Fire Dragon (2020) 48216 1/35 RC Russian T-34-85 Tank (w/2.4GHz Control Unit) 57924 XB Mercedes-Benz Race Truck Actros MP4 MB Motorsport
  6. Living in Germany, I have bought from Berlinski several times. In my opinion a reliable and serious shop. Often not competitive prices, but it happens.
  7. I looks a lot better than the Mud Mad! I kind of expect Tamiya to release the VW T1 on the SW-01 chassis, but even as a fan of aircooled VW's, I think I would rather prefer the Dumo Truck.
  8. It's not the same as the micron tapes, but intended for the same purpose and a new release from Tamiya: 54973 Pin Stripe Stickers for Panel Lines
  9. Tamiya's first 1/16 King Tiger was released in 1981 and later versions of the King Tiger are based on the same parts. Tamiya's first 1/16 Tiger I was released in 2000, as stated above. As you possibly know, the King Tiger and Tiger I don't have much in common, neither in 1/1, nor in 1/16.
  10. New model: https://www.ttrcsport.com/products-b.html More toygrade than hobbygrade and I'd prefer 1/10 scale and trailing arms instead of double wishbones, but it's quite cool. I wonder if the tires are suitable for M-chassis wheels?
  11. The issues addressed in this thread are of course fully legitimate, but I don't think it's quite appropriate to call the CC-01 front suspension a design flaw. At the time the CC-01 was designed, the RC-segments "crawler", "scale crawler" or "trail off-roader" didn't exist. So, Tamiya can't possibly have had any clear expectations in the market to fulfill. The CC-01 hit the market as what would now probably be considered a scale SUV, a model for onroad and offroad with a relatively authentic chassis (for being a Pajero). Admittedly, the included parts for locking the diff can be considered proof that Tamiya actually did have some ambitions for the CC-01's off-road capability, but it took quite some years before the CC-01 got popular and people started to use it as an off-roader, modify it for trial racing and so on. So, for its intended purpose, I don't think the front suspension is a design flaw. It's pretty robust, turning radius is OK for its original purpose, the geometry is fairly constant and the dampers and springs work acceptably, if however not great. I'd say that it is a good design for being almost 30 years old. The steering mechanism is a major design flaw though, even in my most tolerant opinion! Talking about the steering mechanism, I have wondered for many years why Tamiya hasn't released a hop-up for it. Tamiya has released quite many hop-ups specifically for the CC-01, of which most are a lot less needed than a better steering mechanism! I think that's pretty weird.
  12. Comparing with another shop on the other side of the globe may not be so relevant, but still... Tamico in Germany has been out of stock for the Scorpion, Beetle and Tomahawk for a long time and according to the webshop, they expect stock again around October 30th. Tamico is usually quite precise on this type of information, so I expect it to be correct now too. Based on this and assuming that the Australian Kyosho distributor does a decent job, It would seem likely to me that a shop in Australia also would have it in stock again before Christmas.
  13. absolutely no offence intended, but to be honest, that article doesn't impress me much. The people who did this can't possibly have had mcuh actual experience with the Fox before doing the modifications. It doesn't take much running and experience to know that the GRP plates of the original optional front sway bar break easily. So modifying the front suspension without doing anything to protect the protruding parts of the GRP plates clearly reflects that whoever did this didn't care to get any real experience with the Fox before starting to modify. A basic mistake. Also, when running the Fox with the optional sway bar, handling is so much improved that I seriously doubt that fitting a two shock design with clearly inappropriate geometry is an improvement. I bet handling actually deteriorates with any of the two modified front suspensions. Also, placing the cylinder end of the dampers on the suspension arms, thereby unnecessary increasing unsprung mass, isn't particularly clever. The only good thing I see in this article is replacing the original hex drive shafts with dogbones. Apart from that, none of the other real flaws of the Fox are addressed. Harsh critcism of the article? Sure, but legitimate in my humble opinion. There has always been way too much snake oil in this hobby. Some get "experts" that way whereas others get rich selling snake oil, but it has never done anything good for the hobby. Finally, thank you for sharing! Despite being rather poor modifications, the article is a nice piece of nostalgia.
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