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  1. Re-masked the Sierra. Ended up thinning the line work down a little. Still not perfect, that front right quarter panel and bumper just isn't going to cooperate. But with the thinner line (at least based on the impression the tape gives) it looks less funky. I just hope I haven't done too much damage to it with all the adhering and removing of tape. Have done my best to keep it clean and dry between attempts. Hopefully can get some paint down tomorrow or day after before I have to take my extended break. IF nothing else, painted it will then give me some food for thought while I'm undergoing treatment/recovering as to whether or not painting was the right approach, or if I should consider using decals for them. Not to mention the elephant in the room which is Tamiya PS-19 Camel Yellow hahaha Not only did I have to pick a livery with these straight lines, but also one which is neither truly yellow or truly camel yellow.
  2. DOH. Was hoping you were going to say that yours has no such issue and that the L&L on order might be a better candidate than my local one, which may just have been a bad batch or pull from the mold. Think I'm either going to have to live with the right side being out of whack, or possibly try and narrow/thin the line down so it still stay straight and at least keeps the livery consistent, if not exact. Or worst case just not have the red line extend fully into the front quarter panel (last resort). Thanks everyone for the support re chemo. Second go around this year already, hoping this time we manage to get it all and remission lasts. Just need to keep the online retail therapy in check during the process haha, still too many unfinished projects delayed from last round.
  3. I believe its the same one as L&L sells. Over here in AU it was/is sold by Body Worx, but comes with TC decals (I designed and got my own decals printed as no-one does the B&H livery I'm after) and they all appear to be the same as what L&L sells. I currently have a L&L version on order as was the only way I could get the 3D wing, as here the body came with a flimsy Lexan wing (and that's being generous if I call it a wing). For the most part the body/shell does appear straight, its just looks like the front right quarter panel when you have the Texaco and Motorcraft logo is angled upwards too much, or the bumper is actually higher than it should be? It's also possible is just a result of the body being cut out now and the thinner Lexan ? Or a bad molding ? or maybe I'm just being way too picky, haha But the red line on the B&H livery which runs straight along, across front wheel arch up to the headlights, ends up running almost flush with the bumper when I mask it off. As opposed to still having some yellow between it and the actual bumper as seen in previous photo) if that makes sense ? IF I get time, I'll try and post an image with the most recent masking attempts - the left side is not as bad. Sadly, I will be starting chemo again next week, so everything will be getting put on hold for an unknown period of time again anyways, so it will all have to wait before I can get around to painting regardless ** PHOTOS ADDED ** This was from second attempt at masking, have since removed these and will be going at it again, I admit this one again wasn't great. I tried using a separate piece of tape for the front quarter panel instead of running one long piece across the entire side (which is what I did the first attempt) but to me the right side here is just not, well for lack of a better word, right. Again the left isn't perfectly parallel/straight, but its still much closer to real livery - and no it isn't just my hand holding the front, pulling the shell straight in the left side picture.
  4. Ripped up my masking, and started again. Straight lines are great and all, but when the body/shell isn't, they aren't. I had to pick a dam livery to replicate that is all about straight lines that run full length of the body ....argh! Sadly I think it just gonna have to do now, as even if I was to switch out to using decals, the front quarter panels are just out of whack. If I follow the correct positioning for the livery, which follows the bumpers, which should thus follow the mold lines of the shell, it would sill produce weird angles and be non parallel looking. Hoping once all done, painted and decals on, its less noticeable and just becomes a 'quirk'. For reference this is the livery I'm "attempting" to replicate.
  5. Started masking off Sierra body for painting. Having decided to not use decals for the body stripes - hey straight lines how hard can it be - am now somewhat regretting my decision ... one side done, but sooooo much wasted tape. For sanity sake, have stopped and will try and replicate/mirror other side tomorrow.
  6. Loving the color choices and the matte finish along with the blacked out rims, only thing out of place is the polished exhaust, maybe a gunmetal or just flat brushed look all over ... but otherwise near on perfection here.
  7. These are from an earlier post/thread, as don't have any others on hand ATM
  8. So just noticed some LHS listings here in AU for the new Astute and Avante kits, aside from the ridiculous price tags here in AUD $440-$540 eek! I noticed 2 listings for the Super Avante, pre-painted and un-painted ? Is anyone else seeing these ? Does this mean Tamiya might finally be listening to the "hate" of all the recent pre-painted bodies with their recent kits ?
  9. Beats me. Hopefully someone else here can shed some light onto that logic to say if its true or not. Tamiya USA does list the same exclusion as Tony (just checked his ebay listing), yet the #54794 wheels I have which are the same except for a mesh front vs spokes, has no mention of any exclusions/limitations on either of their listings.
  10. I'm not sure what the reasoning behind that would be, I've never looked at or seen Tony's parts or anywhere that specifically says a particular variant wont use them. @TurnipJF mentions the differences between the S and R (which I have) kits in another thread (https://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?/topic/100061-help-on-choosing-a-first-on-road-model/&do=findComment&comment=886839). However I don't think any of these would affect the use of rims specifically for the S variant.
  11. What's the difference between the S and R kits ? The R comes with bearings and oil shocks instead of friction also, plus the alloy shaft and steering ? Is it more adjustment options for chamber or toe-in-out ?
  12. Using the #50808 long axles work fine on the TT-02R. I recently picked them up for my Sierra build using the two 10mm faux brake disc hubs that come with the kit. They give you the extra thread needed for the lock nut no problem at all. I even added an additional 3 washer for additional spacing and I still had enough thread to get the lock nut on, wouldn't push it beyond that however. Having said that, and looking at your image, i think like me, you are going to want to go for wide rims. As even with the 10mm hub + additional 3mm I have now on the rear, and 26mm +4 offset rims, the rears are still within the arch/shell too much for my liking, and it looks like you're just running the kits stock 24mm (0 or at best +2 offset) rims, so you might find it even more noticeable. Either way, definitely pickup those long axles to help get the extra hub width/spacing and thread.
  13. They aren't too bad. I have the mesh variant for my Sierra shell as they are almost a perfect match for the touring car livery I'm trying to match. Being two piece as well, means you could always easily paint the black spoked section another color if you prefer and keep the chrome part as is.
  14. My mates son just did his first slot car shell using sharpies why didn't I think of that haha .. but yes they probably would work also. I've seen some of that Wrap Up Next stuff listed on RC Mart, I picked up some of their chrome/silver and honeycomb grill for my Mustang already, may have another look and see what their tints are like. Looks like I've got a weekend of paint - and marker - tests ahead of me. Thankfully I have a few translucent PS paints still, even though different colours, that will let me test how they brush on per previous comments with @alvinlwh I will have to pickup at least one of the clear acrylics to test them, and probably some sharpies.
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