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  1. Nylon accepts Rit dye very well , but alot of these parts are ABS - and dye will not take normally. I have seen some people use Acetone with the rit dye/water mix, but the results are still not stellar Look up some videos on DYing ABS plastic and judge for yourself - I always use a piece of the spare plastic holding the parts together in the kit to see If they parts will dye or not. Sometimes, we just have to accept paint if possible. Good luck!
  2. Old Tamiya builder here - The first Hornet I got back in 1986 , I painted with the old Tamiya brushed on Lexan paint - and I know they discontinued it - I stumbled on the Proline Paints on Amazon for polycarb bodies, that comes in a liquid for your airbrush machines - Has anyone tried brushing this on inside a tamiya body? I think it would make it tons easier for the roll bar portions and such instead of masking the whole body for 2 little spots - Please comment if you have any experience with any brushable solutions outside of very old leftover bottles of the Tamiya paint. thanks!
  3. If I am making a shelf model- it gets at least the stearing servo, and maybe the speed controller - always put in a motor as well - in case It needs to step down as shelf queen and get dirty with the rest or gets a new owner- If I run it, I run it - how much depends on how much fun it is and how much damage it gets - older models will stay shelf forever, like my Falcon. I really love building and painting them. Great times
  4. I can't seem to find any info on what wheels in which kits are ABS vs Nylon - does anyone have any source or info? I have read that the Hornet/grasshopper/Frog wheels are ABS, and cannot be dyed - and I found that the Manta Ray wheels I have would not take a dye - But saw a video of top force wheels being dyed , along with some other brands - and I have dyed the yellow dampers off many kits - so any info would be great thanks!
  5. We can only hope - most suppliers are estimating mid/late august for many of the kits- but that might just be that, an estimate- I keep checking AsiaTees and RC Mart since they are in china/Hongkong/Japan area, and should get stock first - we are in a severe Tamiya draught right now - it stinks
  6. Found myself really loving the comical buggies this year - i have one of each right now. Just wondering, how you guys feel about them , and what (if any ) are you hoping they may introduce next? I hope they put out 1 or 2 a year , there are so many they can make . Let me know, and if anyone has any info from inside, please post it - thanks and have a good day!
  7. Been looking for a while, does anyone have or know of a DT-02 Neo Falcon 1/10 Kit for sale- or already built - any help is appreciated - thanks! Tamiya ITEM# 58401 Neo Falcon
  8. Sounds good, would like to order 2 of these setups for the Monster Beetle 2015 in BLACK - thanks!
  9. Yeah, I really like that last design that goes all the way around the bottom - got 2 beetles in the pipeline that will need them when you are satisfied with your design - really impressive work there!
  10. I recommend you cut up , clean and dry some plastic soda clear bottles , and try it out on them - gives you an almost exact look at the final product- Larger bottles work better, but any size will do- Enjoy! post some pictures maybe when you get it done?
  11. Seems legit, I only ran a stock can back in the 80s and it took a couple of months to start clicking - and I will only be running brushed sport tuned motors on the new one, so it should be groovy. Let me know when you get it finalized, and will be happy to order 2 of them for my 2 beetles waiting to be built- have a great weekend!
  12. Good post- for me, I enjoy and prefer the classic Tamiya experiences of building these kits- through the super detailed instructions books, to painstakingly cutting the bodies, smoothing the dges, putting the tires together ( the smell of these takes me back) and getting to look at and admire the finished little vehicle. I am not looking for hi-performance out of these kits - I am getting enjoyment of the experience of building, running and repairing them, very casually - not trying to break speed records or show everyone how much better my car is than theirs. In a word, Fun is why I get the re-releases , and just enjoy them. Hope everyone has a great day!
  13. Having trouble finding a source for a Hot-Shot body in the US - or a falcon body reproduction - Does anyone have any links or directions? I saw them years ago, like Team Blue Groove, but they only have 2 Tamiya bodies now on their website. I know MCI racing is selling the stickers, but looking for just a few bodies Any help is appreciated -
  14. Saw a tip on a different forum - but cut some clear plastic soda bottles up into halves and try out some coats and back coats to see which you like better - can mask off sections even, will give you a better Idea how the body will look once you are done -
  15. Sounds great! black will go with anything, but could use red too - thanks for getting this going!
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