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  1. 0445676 for gold 9335795 for green 0444363 for grey Be aware when comparing prices that the green are a set of four, the others are just a pair.
  2. Maybe unsuitable, depending on your intended purpose, but you can get the same wheels in green or gold easily and fairly cheap then paint them: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tamiya-58656-Mercedes-Benz-190E-Evo-II-Team-Zakspeed-Debis-9335795-Wheel-Bag/293764502152 These were originally grey, sprayed with Tamiya white primer then TS white. As a bonus they'll be more resistant to the UV yellowing that affects white plastic. Obviously no use if you just want them for your collection, and not ideal for a runner, but for a shelfer they'll look great.
  3. If you need to ask, then the answer is cut first. This is what the instructions state and it's in Tamiya's interest for you to get good results and be happy with your purchase. Once you've got a few under your belt you can then decide based on your experience whether it's worth the risk destroying a paint job by cutting after. I've done 50+ bodies now and I always cut first. The only advantage I can see with cutting after is cleaner edges, which you can tidy anyhow with Tamiya's Polycarbonate Body Cleaner
  4. There's really only one that's suitable - Tamiya's 54491 Rally Cockpit set: It attaches with velcro at the sides (supplied with the set) Fitted in the 306: https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=128864&id=43050
  5. No need , just spray a little into the lid (using a straw to direct the spray) and then brush on. It's quite thin at first but if you give it 20 mins or so it thickens up. https://youtu.be/QWFeN6FHcKA?t=503
  6. Finished this GT2, something a little different: https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=136092&id=43050
  7. Tamiya and Mr. Hobby Paint, handle and quick connect for my new airbrush, GT2 tyres, Focus wheels, TT-02 Type-S steering upgrade: Celica and Civic stickers, Impreza wheels, 911 GT1 bodies, Mustang and CLK GTR body sets. I like how recent re-re bodies like the this CLK and the Audi A4 STW are undrilled if you buy the spare part body. It's a shame it's not the case for the GT1.
  8. The real red one is 4WD too. That body was most recently available in the TT-02 J├Ągermeister version and body set, discontinued now but you might get lucky.
  9. Paint as always, airbrush case, some upgrades for my current airbrush and new one - the strangely named Mr. Hobby "Procon Boy". GT2 wing and wheels, magnets and some more TT-02 Hop-ups including the brand new TRF Big Bore Dampers. The Mr. Hobby packaging is very Tamiya-esque with the all-caps Helvetica Condensed font, rounded corners and clear plastic window to the box. Possibly not surprising given that the same OEM manufactures airbrushes for Mr Hobby and Tamiya (and Iwata).
  10. Mostly from Tamico, but also some bits from Tonisport - A load of Yokomo light buckets, a "banana" wing for an S15 which should be just right for a 911 GT2 Evo, short suspension arms for TT-02 Type-S builds, and a cheap servo and DT-03 gearbox mounts which I'll sell on. More paint (always paint when I post here!), styrene rods and tubes and Brembo brakes - gold although I've taken to painting these now so the original colour is somewhat irrelevant.
  11. If your PS-16 is sufficiently thick it makes no difference. Assuming it's a rally/touring car then you'll want to use the whole can. One of these cars I backed with PS blue, the other three with PS silver. Can you tell which uses the blue?
  12. Sorry to use you as an example! I wasn't suggesting you'd done it deliberately, it just happened to occur to demonstrate my point
  13. Get a bit of black plastic or card and hold it behind the paint to see what it'll look like when the black paint goes on. Keep going with the PS-46 until it looks right. I used a whole can for the Skyline I did.
  14. As usual lots of unrelated bits - paints not for the kits shown, body not for that chassis and wheels not for that body! A new respirator (not easy to get hold of at the moment, the place I got this from didn't have all the parts so I'm awaiting some filter holders from eBay), brakes from eBay, Paint from Scalemodelshop (first order, impressive service), the correct paint and mixing jars order from Redline who sent me the wrong bits the other week, and did an excellent job of rectifying things with a prepaid return - top marks! The rest from Tamico. I'm not a huge buggy fan but the Terra Scorcher was the car my mate had as a kid when I had my King Cab, so there's strong nostalgia there. He got a replacement body and painted it black and pink. I won't be doing that. As a big TT-02 fan I had to get the latest SR. I'll transfer all the Hop-ups from my "Type-RS" Type-R/Type-S hybrid to create an "RSR". The body is an Impreza 2004. The CC-01 wheels I bought purely as they have plated versions of the centres for the 911 GT2 BBS wheels. I can make use of the wheel barrels too, and will sell the tyres on.
  15. The 1985 and 2000 are already here (along with many others) http://www.dirt-burners.com/rcdox/?dir=Catalogs%2FTamiya
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