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Porsche 959 - Kamtec or TBG

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About to do a repro 959 shell and interested to hear experiences with either the TBG or Kamtec shells?

ive used both companies before for various builds but unsure on which route to take this time.

clearly the main difference is cost

the TBG shell, wing and cockpit comes in at £50 with shipping from Canada (all items sold separately) while the Kamtec one is around £38 with shipping 

 

any advice greatly received 

 

JJ

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I've used 1 shell from Kamtec (think it was a Frog) and was not especially impressed with it. It seemed to have a lot of detail missing and the cut lines were almost invisible. 

I've used TBG shells exclusively since (and always recommend people who ask me to paint shells for them to use them too) - probably in the 30-40 range now - and have never been disappointed. 

That said - I don't want to sound like I'm being hard on Kamtec - as runners, I think they are spot on, especially as I think they are a bit thicker than TBG shells. Also, I love their ABS bodies - they've got an Austin Allegro I've got 101 ideas for!! :) 

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Difficult one as the 959 isn’t really a basher - which, for me, is the level of detail in both Kamtec and TBG 959 shells 

They’re way thicker than the original so def gain durability but lose pretty much all the nice touches in the Tamiya original 

If I had to choose, the TBG shell was slightly better in terms of respecting 959 angles / curves 👍

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That’s all good info 

im putting the repro shell on a non 959 chassis but not will I be bashing - it’s all about cost 

JJ

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Thanks for all the good info 

decided on the Kamtec set up 

now just got to look into the other ancillaries

 

JJ 

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Sorry to be late to party.. TBG would have been the better choice. He’s a Porsche fanatic and continuously improved the 959 body.. was a passion for him! 

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