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Dephcon5

Done with the house (for now)

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So I invested tens of thousands in renovating the 1920's house, got me shop nearly done and my collection is going to come out of the attic and resume right about where I left off. I have a few restos to do but I want to build something modern to get back into the arena and then look back at the projects yet unfinished.

If you could choose 3 kits released by Tamiya in the last 3 years, what would you prefer to build?

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http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=58460

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=84205

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=58471

Curious to see what others recommend, but I thought this was a nice selection of interesting builds, with some new thinking by Tamiya. These are nice kits, and it sounded like you wanted something fairly modern, not a simple build, or an entry level / re-re.

If you want fairly simple, re-res with a touch of nostalgia, I'd go with this line=up:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=58502

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=58496

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=58470

This last one is THE holy grail model to have (at least in my book) and I think every Tamiya enthusiast should get the chance to build one - the Sand Scorcher. :)

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=58452

I thought about the DF-03ra, but the DF-03 platform has a few things that just turn me off, so sadly enough I cannot recommend it. Pity really, because it had some promise.

Those are my picks, let's see what others go with.

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I read your post and initially thought that it was something that one the TC members with more current knowledge would be better at answering. However, on my drive to work, I thought about it some more and decided I'd simply give you my 3 builds and the reason why.

1. A re re Sand Scorcher - I really wanted one when I was little but couldn't afford it on my allowance. It took me 8 months to buy my Holiday Buggy and then I was looking at another year before I could buy a radio; thankfully Christmas rolled around and I got a rather big transmittery looking box under the tree that year.

2. The re re Avante - in my humble opinion, the Avante was the the first of the modern 4WD (not the first Tamiya 4WD).

3. M05 - I've never owned a road car before so I don't have the same nostalgia for the old Tamiya road cars. However, I wanted to try a road car and the m-class racing appeals to me as it is highly regulated in terms of equipment which means, I can have a very good spec car pretty much out of the box and can concentrate on driver skill which is in seriously short supply. It is apparently easier than the M06 as I understand your tuning and how you set the car up is more pronounced on the M06 and can result in a car that is difficult to drive if not done properly. Besides, I have bought the classic Mini shell for it and you can't help but love the classic Mini.

Congratulations on the big restoration job. That must be very satisfying restoring a house.

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1. Avante, always loved that car and never could afford one, time to buy one i think !

2. Manta Ray - have a re-re still NIB at home in the closet, it wont be going anywhere for a while.

3. Mclaren F1 car - Have always wanted to build one :)

Or one of the half a dozen or so NIBs that i still have sitting around both re-re's and some original stock of some random kits :unsure:

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