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  1. So much criticism of a company (rightly so imo), yet when a new car hits the shelves, we all (well, most of us) go straight out and beg for our wallets to be emptied. For as long as that situation exists, I fear that Tamiya won't give a stuff what we all think about their cars, parts supply or their internal politics. Perhaps when fewer people are living the nostalgia dream, and they have to appeal to a wider range of punters, their models appealing on their own merits, they'll start to care more about providing a competitive model with decent aftersales support. Until then, just expect more of the same. It's the main reason I've stuck to Tamiya staples / core models thus far - Lunchie, Hornet, Blitzer - good simple, wholesome, fun rigs that don't cost the earth and for which you can easily get parts.
  2. I appreciate this is an old thread, but thought I'd ask anyway. When looking at Stadium Blitzer decals at MCI, there is an option called 'Enable Premium Colour Options', which attracts a 50% increase in price. Has anybody had any sheets from MCI with this option applied? If so, were they a noticeable improvement over standard, and do you think they were worth the premium? Thanks
  3. I was going to say, after watching various running vids of ReRe Tomahawk/Scorpions, I thought they ran great, certainly better than equivalent age (design) Tamiya 2wd buggies. Bought a Tomahawk based on these observations, though as said above front suspension setup/measuring is critical to get best performance.
  4. Just out of interest, is the DT01 gearbox like on the RF & MB much of an improvement over the gearbox in the normal GH & Hornet? If so, could you get a RF and just fit a GH or Hornet body to improve the looks a bit (personal I know!)?
  5. Yes, I'm probably not explaining myself properly here. All I can find on the TC forum site is the option to register/login for the free TC membership, like I currently am, ability to post etc on this forum. What I'm trying to find out is whereabouts on the website do I click to become a paid subscriber, which I want to do - can't see any links for this anywhere? Thanks
  6. Has anybody got any recommendations for a new clear body for a SB? Mine is tired at best, but a TBG one from Canada is over £60 delivered / VAT etc. Any other possibilities (other than a Beetle shell, which I also want)? Thanks
  7. Thanks, yes but how do you become a subscriber? Can only find reference to joining TC as a member, which I already am (obviously!).
  8. While I generally agree with you there - most FTX trucks are fragile to say the least, the Tracer is actually a badge engineered HBX 16889/90, so although like other FTX cars, it is a clone, it is a clone of one of the toughest little bashers on the market today. I have the HBX 16890 brushless version, and I have been extremely unkind to it during the 4-5 weeks I've owned it, entirely on concrete, mainly at skate parks though some kicker jumps at home, regular front/rear end landings from 5-6 feet, and apart from the wing, nothing else has broken. So I think a 6 yr old should be just fine with it.
  9. @TurnipJF Do you happen to know if LB wheels/tyres would fit straight on to a RF? Only I thought I read somewhere that LB wheels had different fitment vs the MB wheels? Or are they both 5 lug jobbies on the rear?
  10. ...but is able to move around their house without tripping over toy cars
  11. Yeah, its a difficult one, I recall too when Wild One's were everywhere then next time I had a look, all gone! It really is just a space issue for me, it's not like storing a couple of 1:72 Airfix plane kits. I also have far too many projects/restos on the go (inc. a very tired Stadium Blitzer), each one with its own storage box, however, I think I just need to have another clear out and make space - I'd kick myself if there were none available when I felt the time was right to press the button!
  12. Just wondered what peoples thoughts were re the Blitzer Beetle 2011, and whether its now just a normal model in the range like Hornet, LB, GH etc, or if it is really part of a (not very) limited batch, and will at some point be discontinued? I mean, its 10 years now since it was rere'd and they're still readily available, but I know that could change at any point, just seems like if they were only doing a limited run, then it would have had the chop already? Thoughts? I ask, as I'd like one, but have loads of other projects that ideally I'd like to complete first, but don't want to miss the boat either. If I had loads of space I'd just buy it and chuck it in the loft (if we had one), but that isn't a luxury we have right now.
  13. Hi, whats the difference between members and subscribers? Can't find any reference to it? thanks
  14. Nice looking F100 you have there, works surprising well on the LMT chassis - is that the Savage/Revo 2.5 version? And BTW, I'm a one colour paint guy as well...
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