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  1. Haha! Well if I’d got my hands on it in the 80s it’d have been built for sure. Now I am happy to have it an unbuilt kit as a time capsule. Missed the rere & couldn’t resist this.
  2. Did I hear someone say Wild One? What a cool buggy!
  3. The TXT1 came with 2 lexan bodies, one clear & one painted. Often see the spare shell for sale. The paint is toxic & so prepainting the body allows lots of lockdown city dwellers to crack on without issue. Can I blame Covid for everything?
  4. I think styrene is opaque. It’s probably a polycarbonate shell & if so you should use Tamiya PS paint not TS paint, the later will flake and drop off if applied to polycarbonate.
  5. These are fun, self-righting is a real plus!
  6. @Exit13 thanks! If/ when I do it again the lightning red & orange will get painted wrapped around the back to join up the bolts, that is on my to do list!
  7. So kit 84399 Porsche 911 GT2 may not command close to £500 for much longer in your opinion @SuperChamp82 ? I have noticed rere Wild One new in box for sale at the same price as the original also new in box recently, I don’t know why as I figure the original would fetch more ? I guess if I wanted to build & run one the rere would make more sense.
  8. I love box art, it is iconic. Personalisation is very rewarding & creative which leads to some amazing results, as seen in the showrooms. I often look to do slight variations on box art. Like the alternate colour ways on the side of the box, or even if it’s just a few of the stickers left off or in a different place.
  9. I agree the Clod & Lunchbox are clearly labelled & intended to be ‘Monsters’ The bruiser is the start of the Tamiya monster truck scene. True it is not labelled such but the disproportionate size of the wheels and tires bear more than a passing resemblance to the proportions of the 1st Bigfoot, in my opinion.
  10. Sellers gotta be careful to accurately describe, I bought internal spring suspension 2nd hand on eBay & the seller didn’t point out the springs were not included, with no mention in the advert! Separately point for sellers is send to the listed address. A guy asked me to send to a different address after buying but if I did that there’s no seller protection with eBay. I've had sellers deny they shorted a multiple order, it becomes a he said she said scenario unless you video opening the package, even then it’s not absolute proof. I have seen some sellers using photos of items they’re not including (like the box for example) to enhance the desirability then saying in the description ’does not include...’ which they get away with although very dubious technique.
  11. I have seen 3 nib kits in a row fetch over £400 on eBay. What’s going on? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TAMIYA-PORSCHE-911-GT2-HIGH-PERFORMANCE-RACING-CAR-ITEM-NUMBER-47321-/353389699242?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tamiya-Porsche-GT2-84399-TA-02SW-BNIB-Inc-Tamiya-ESC-Mint-Condition-/324488812455?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292 are they secret drug deals being done in plain sight
  12. Thanks! That’s photos not been altered. My Mrs runs red & blue led lamps to aid growth of germinated seedlings. Turns the home in to a disco
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