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  1. do you use tamiya primers @jonboy1 or just plastic primer from halfords etc ?
  2. Early delivery this morning, 3D printed parts for CW-01. From left to right: Front strut brace x2 Wheelie bar wheels x4 Lunch box body pegs x8 Axle braces x2 Pumpkin body rear monts x4 Pumpkin body front mounts x 4 Printing by www.thirty6.co.uk models from www.thingiverse.com except the wheel one, which I need to upload there. One note - the model for the axle brace is incorrect, it forces the slicer software to print it in two parts, they corrected the model and re-printed for me. So just be aware if you're taking models from there and getting them printed.
  3. I can't imagine that they will re-release anything else this year given the way things are, probably just prepare up for next year now
  4. I want the Street Devil re-released. I learnt yesterday from a poster here that it was Parma who made the body shell.. So if they re-released the Mazda 787B for some 80s nostalgia (or any of the other group C cars) and then Param re-made the street devil shell that'd work too... I think they'd do well to re-release the King Cab or Hilux racer too. I'm sure they'd sell well.
  5. mostly swearing at B&Q. Went to my local store for some de-solv-it graffiti remover, out of stock - there is a space and price sticker on the shelf though. So, go on their website and it says "our stores do not stock this product".. so they keep empty shelf space for products they don't stock ? Available to click & collect, ok, lets do that. Only to find they automatically cancel the order, because its not in stock. I've never been very impressed with them anyway, I shall have to find an alternative I suppose
  6. Tamiya p/n 5072 is the gear itself - appears to be available on its own: https://www.activepowersports.com/tamiya-counter-gear-5072/ It comes as part of the tool bag p/n 19405329 or 9405329
  7. Looks good though, did you use TS- paints or something else ? I'm tempted to use my airbrush but think I need a bigger tip / wider fan...
  8. Prefer the tamiya version personally. There is a kit on uk ebay at the moment, I believe the seller has offered it several times before, but at £400 its a bit too rich for my liking. Apologies to OP for derailing the thread - I think the King Cab or Hilux would be a welcomed re-release! I wonder what other little gems are out there they could re-make, time for a browse on tamiyabase kit database!
  9. Hmm interesting on the street devil body, I wonder who owns the IP on it. If it was Tamiya they might not even need to involve Parma
  10. I wonder if licensing could be an issue - we've seen the monster beetle re-release but the blackfoot / pumpkin re-releases lost the Ford script. How many other re-releases of real cars have there been recently ? I'd really like to see the Street Devil (58174) re-released, it uses the group C chassis so they could re-produce the sportscar bodies too!
  11. Thanks for the replies, yes, no c-clips included, which given the miserable state of the rear suspension is pretty bad. Does anyone know the length of the 50746 cvas ? ideally I want to go for 55mm. I think 50519 are 55mm but not sure if the springs are strong enough. I think its terrible that the suspension is this poor and you have to spend 30% of the kit price to make it even usable. As it is there isn't even enough clearance for the car to run over the box spanner, if you tried to actually use the car it'd just get smashed to bits. I appreciate Tamiya stuff was never top of the tree but this is awful and I'm very disppointed in the kit. I know pgo stick shocks are used on the TT chassis and others too, but at least on those they do actually hold the car up. I can only assume tamiya couldn't be bothered to select a spring that would actually work on the M06. I think I'll stick to buying used cars off ebay in the future and not waste money on new kits that are fundamentally wrong.
  12. this the sort of thing you want ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tamiya-58266-rc-1-10-bright-chrome-Spoke-wheels/193482897041?hash=item2d0c7ab691:g:nkkAAOSwfEJezOm-
  13. I've seen a few on ebay now and then but always resisted because of parts - especially body availability. I'd quite like one with the Toyota shell.
  14. lunch box body is miles off fitting, even at 210mm (shortest wheelbase for the chassis) the wheelbase is too long and tbe entire thing is too wide, quick snap, sorry for the bad photo
  15. You're right about the ball joint ends, what a bizarre thing to do instead of using shorter pieces. I guess they just decided to use whatever they had. Really surprised the suspension is this bad though, if driven stock the back end must get scraped up really badly, its so soft, I'd say its pretty much unusable as it is. To have to pay £75 for shocks and springs that will actually work is a joke, its over 50% of the cost of the kit. I did think of c-clips but don't have any. Thanks for the part number for the springs, I'll look at some 3rd party shocks too.
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