Asymair95

M06 Alfa Romeo cup racer

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In the preliminary planning stages of an M06 Alfa Romeo Giulia cup racer build. A few pics for motivation.

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The below pic is the paint scheme I will be shooting for. It will be British racing green and white though, just for something different.

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I really like the mag wheels on this one. Does anyone know of anything available that looks like these? I want to do mag rims in a gold anodized look. I’ve scoured eBay and a few online retailers, but have come up empty handed.

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Another shot of the paint and rims. Not sure I will do a racing stripe though.

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I have already located a decal sheet through MCI racing. Want to try and fab up a lighting kit . Bearings, and some scale exterior bits for them body. Wish I could get my hands on a M06 Pro kit, that would be sweet. Stay tuned, everything is in the mail!

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I saw those ones too. They look a lot like the stock rims that come with the kit. I’ll probably end up painting the stock rims to get rid of the shiny plastic look. Can’t wait to start.

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One of the very few lexan bodied Tamiyas that appeals to me, along with the Alpine that shares the same chassis.

Love the paint job you have selected. Let's see that build!

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Does anyone know if this kit is supposed to come with a speed control? I’m reading conflicting info whether it does or not. On the Tamiya site and on towerhobbies it says it does come with one, but on the box, and in the directions it says it doesn’t. When I received my box in the mail the shrink wrap was removed and there was no tape sealing the bottom of the box to the top of the box.

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Looking for ideas on adding lights to the body. The tail lights are pretty easy, I just won’t paint the body underneath the decal and let the light shine through. 

The front is going to be more difficult as the grill is a solid piece.

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Was thinking I could Dremel out the middle of the light and use the correct size cold medicine blister pouch glued in from behind. I could then use another blister painted silver for a reflector with the led in it.

Does anyone have a tried and true method they could share?

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That’s what I thought. I’m going to lodge a complaint, a new speed control is like $30!

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Who did you buy from?

ESC is not standard kit supplied in Japan, depends on country's distributor.

Also if ESC is supplied there's usually a bright fluoro sticker on the box lid.

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I'm looking forward to seeing how your build goes.  I've been eyeing up an M06 Alfa recently.  I'm thinking of doing a Jagermeister paint scheme but I'm convinced that Tamiya will release one themselves at some point.

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Willy, It was from a Japan distributor. Would they have opened the box and taken it out? My box was opened by someone before it was mailed to me. The sales literature did not say one was not included, and I was going off of what the tamiya site said was included. 

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9 hours ago, Blista said:

I'm looking forward to seeing how your build goes.  I've been eyeing up an M06 Alfa recently.  I'm thinking of doing a Jagermeister paint scheme but I'm convinced that Tamiya will release one themselves at some point.

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Christ, that 105 been spending too long at the bar eating pub grub huh? :P reminds of American Stig

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1 hour ago, Asymair95 said:

Willy, It was from a Japan distributor. Would they have opened the box and taken it out? My box was opened by someone before it was mailed to me. The sales literature did not say one was not included, and I was going off of what the tamiya site said was included. 

yeah no, Japan domestic market kits never get ESC nor MSC before that

kit boxes from factory are also never shrinkwrapped, that's only ever done by the foreign distributor. 

 

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Got a head start last night on the chassis. Since the M06 has been chronicled on here before, I will just hit the highlights. The chassis will be built in the medium length version to fit this body.

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I like to use shims wherever I can to tighten things up. Used some here on the diff spider gears.

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A few of the hop ups I will be using. Sport tuned motor with 20 tooth pinion, oil dampers, and the bearing set.

Was surprised you couldn’t use a larger pinion on here, not without some mods anyway.

I have a few more parts coming in the mail, so I’m skipping around on the build a bit. Hopefully they will be here soon.

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Jumping around on the build a bit till parts come in.

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3 racing dampers put together. They are very high quality for as cheap as they were. I used the supplied oil as it was very thin. Installed the three hole pistons.

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I did upgrade the springs to a set of Tamiya touring springs, red soft in the front and yellow medium in the rear. This may change after some test drives, will see. 

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Have a question about the dampers. In the manual it says to use the supplied piston rods for the rear damper if upgrading to the Tamiya 54000 damper set. My kit did come with the rods, but I didn’t think to compare them to the 3 racing piston rods before assembly. 

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As you can see from the pic the 3racing dampers are the same size as the stock pogo sticks. I’m wondering if it is just Tamiya damper specific or if this will affect the ride height somehow by not using these rods?

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Body is cut out and awaiting Dremeling to clean up the lines.

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I hate that they pre drill the body mount holes. I plan on using some kind of stealth mounting system and would like to hide these or fill them in somehow. 

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I have heard of using shoe goo and CA to fill them and then paint, but how do you do it on a window without it looking janky?

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Got the body cut out and used a Dremel to smooth things up.

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I also cut out the lower cooling vents, will be putting mesh behind here for some more detail.

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Shot the green last night.

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Not sure what color to back it with yet. I’m thinking black.

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Moving on...

Shot a backing coat of silver, followed by black.

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The white trim was shot on the outside of the body. Then the shrink wrap was removed.

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Lookin good!

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Started cutting out decals.

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