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Tamiya TGS XBG Nitro restoration

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12 hours ago, Kevin_Mc said:

Glad to see you’ve found abother set of wheels, that’s brilliant! 

Yes I was starting to look at Complete Lexus kits just for a set of wheels!

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Found the missing servo stop on Ebay. Somebody was breaking a TGS and had listed it. Paid £5 but it also came with the servo saver and servo rods so not a bad price. With that last piece I am now just waiting for the body to come back from my painter.

Another thing I have done (and I have been doing this for a while on my 1/1 scale Land Rover Discovery restoration) is get the European Union CE stickers copied, designed and printed. I use a company called www.stickersinternational.co.uk and do the designing myself. I am also doing the nitro warning decals for the chassis and fuel tank lid.

I now have 50 mettalic stickers on the way for £15.

If you didn't know all of the Tamiya kits sold in the EU that were RTR had the sticker applied. Once I get them I will add them to the chassis, and indeed lots of my other kits as well.

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Second pair of wheels and the missing servo stop fitted

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and the EU stickers I had produced were fitted

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Love the wheels, glad you’ve got a full set. 

That sticker looks original 😎

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So today the project was finished. Body came back yesterday and she looks stunning!

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I hope you liked the thread. Thats all for now on this one.

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That looks lovely, good job. The wheels really suit the shell. Nice addition to the collection 

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Thanks, unlikely I will see another any time soon but a nice addition to the collection

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So, out of the blue one of these kits has appeared for sale in Japan. More importantly it shows how close we  got to the original. Not bad at all. I have had a bid to hopefully get the box! @jonboy1

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On 12/9/2018 at 2:21 PM, acprc said:

During the week I have an apartment in Ludwigshafen

I stayed in Ludwigshafen a few times many years back , a very nice place and lovely townsfolk . It is also the twin town of where I live here  ;) ,

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16 minutes ago, KEV THE REV said:

I stayed in Ludwigshafen a few times many years back , a very nice place and lovely townsfolk . It is also the twin town of where I live here  ;) ,

I had a great year living there, came back to the UK full time in Feb 2019. 

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Well, looks like I won the auction for £24. Quite a bit for a box but I get the car thrown in! Box will join my collection as I doubt I will ever see another. Will wait and see what to do with the TGS chassis. I have some spare bodies so it will probably get sold. I will however keep the original body in the box for nostalgic reasons!

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