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  1. Ebay refunded my buyer direct, so neither of us are financially out of pocket, just not happy that this model has now disappeared. I will also be keeping an eye on eBay for this cat, it is quite distinctive in how it ha been put together with an original Speedo etc. i had hoped GSP would help me and any overseas buyers to have a good experience, but I am considering pulling my other/future items from GSP.
  2. I had the same thing with a rere Hotshot dressed as a Super Shot only a week or so ago. Sold it on eBay to a nice chap in Australia using GSP, and I got the following a few days after it arrived at the UK GSP shipping centre ‘The item in question has been classified as restricted. This could be due to import/delivery restrictions or eligibility requirements within the Global Shipping Programme. The item will not be sent on to its final destination and will not be returned to you.’ Go figure. Was just a rolling chassis, no batteries or anything. Buyer was not happy, neither was I
  3. Looks like parts from a three speed kit, possibly one of the Highlifts if not it will be one of the Tractor Truck series.
  4. Now showing as 369 for preorder - still too expensive 😞
  5. https://www.modelsport.co.uk/index.php?search=1&search_string=Optima suggestion is end March, but £399.99 is pretty steep
  6. Check out the latest Tamico offer, valid til end Sunday I think. Even with postage to UK still prob cheaper than a uk sourced kit. https://tamico.de/navi.php?a=9759&lang=eng
  7. One set of those rere vanquish wheels are not shiny white anymore! I love ‘cooking’ with rit dye
  8. https://tamico.de/Tamiya-Neo-Scorcher-Pink-Edition-TT-02B-Bausatz
  9. Tamico.de have one kit left in stock, item 84387
  10. Tamiyaclub new sponsor tamico.de has two sets in stock. Part code can be either 9400480 or 19400480 tamico.de will ship internationally but not sure they ship to every company
  11. Welcome Tamico, I am pleased to see a new sponsor. I have used Tamico for a number of years, on more occasions than I dare tell the wife. I have used them for small specific part orders, as well large kit orders. Packing and delivery times have always been excellent, and they are part of my daily list of 'goto sites', especially on a Monday when there is a new offer off the week!
  12. My Optima from Stella has arrived in the UK. It is currently at the National Hub so may well be with me tomorrow or Thursday
  13. Brass long damper mounts came with the Astute, part no 3455246
  14. Ah, Top Force (orig and rere) had the long damper mounts but in an alloy/silver metal rather than brass. I don't have the individual part number but they came in the ball connector bag 9405709
  15. You can get some of the parts from an Egress rerelease which are correct. 9804552 Bushing Base, 9805385 Rubber bushing The long brass damper mounts are a little more difficult to locate. The ones included in a few models are the short mounts 3455176 but you are after the long ones. You could just use the short mount plus a spacer. I just checked my hardware cabinet and I have loads of short mounts but could only find one long. So not sure what model they came from. Perhaps they came with the Hi Caps 53036 and 53037.
  16. Not sure of the difference between 'clear body' for Scorpion/Tomahawk and 'non-decorative body' for Optima (top page 4), I guess they are the same thing!
  17. Vintage Series (including Optima 2016) spares and hopup details are now on Kyosho.com www.kyosho.com/jpn/support/option/pdf/vintage_160301.pdf Optima hop ups are on page 5 - fortunately there are English descriptions
  18. Includes decals to help produce box art paint scheme!!
  19. ModelSportUK have the Optima listed as 'stock due 28 March' with a price of £299
  20. I am using part G11 from the Wild One kit over the top of the spring retainer on the front. It was used on the original Wild One to set the floating piston (I didn't know this I took a peek at the manual on the main site).
  21. One of the cardboard tabs that hold the chassis has come off completely but other than that no damage internally. Stella did pack it out quite a bit with bubble wrap and polystyrand. They also reinforced the corners of the outer box so the actual kit box was in percect order. All in all I am a very happy chappie, hope everyone else's come through as mine did. I imagine that I will start the build this week, maybe tomorrow
  22. Just had a quick look at the shipping box. Stella have cut out the Tamiya logos and product detail stickers so there is no reference as to what is inside - probably why it came through customs
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