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  1. Interesting .. wondering if this will be the trend going forward with re release kits - pre-cut and pre-painted bodies. How does everyone feel about this - good/bad/indifferent?
  2. Does it really come with a pre-cut and painted body? I now the VQS is getting this treatment but is the Fire Dragon too?
  3. Thinking of getting a Top Cat. Just had a query regarding battery. I intend to run it with a NIMH. The manual states a ‘period NIMH without end caps’. Not sure if my modern 7.2v stick NIMH fits this description. Clarification would be appreciated
  4. Hopefully it will be priced at or below the Terra Scorcher price given that it may possibly lack some of the TS upgrades.
  5. Looks like the cockpit surround is not painted in silver? Perhaps they will be a decal rather than original?
  6. Thank you for the above information- very helpful.
  7. More for those based on Australia did you have to pay any further costs on kits upon taking delivery, eg import duties? Guessing GST applies at checkout.
  8. Wondering if the pricing is reflective of production possibly shifting from the Philippine to Japan? I’ve been noting that some Tamiya kits have increased in price by upto 50% over past 6 months which is no doubt due to supply restrictions and high demand.
  9. Thanks for reply I must be unlucky with this one - it is my second Terra Scorcher re re - the other kit I built didn’t have this problem either.
  10. Midway through the build of the Terra Scorcher. I have noticed in my kit that the W suspension parts (front dampers) are a different shade of yellow to the rear - they have a slight orange tinge. Has anyone else experienced this?
  11. Great - would love to get one of these having missed out on the latest batch of re -releases. Is this a confirmed re release as I can’t see it on the Tamiya website ?
  12. Thanks again - I’ll have a look at those suggested parts.
  13. Many thanks for this comprehensive reply. I think I’ll go down the route you have with your hybrid build. I’ve picked up a repro body shell, repro decals and the black wheels. I’ll retain the dual front suspension (using Thundershot shock tower) and keep rear pretty much as the Terra Scorcher (using the Thundershot body posts)
  14. I’m about to embark on a conversion of a Terra Scorcher re re to a Thundershot. I notice the rear shock tower assembly is different on the Thundershot (narrower and taller). If I retain the Terra Scorcher rear shock tower does anyone know if the body shell will still fit alright? I might retain the front dual shock configuration of the Terra Scorcher as I know this was a hop up for the Thundershot. Any other changes to be mindful of besides the obvious like wheel colours?
  15. The way you suggest is the correct method I feel - I have taken the easy option to avoid some tricky masking! I have brush painted the acrylic paint and it seems to have adhered well - just have to spray now with the PS.
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