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2 minutes ago, yogi-bear said:

funny you should say that, Im in the process of getting a new wide format printer. It will mean I can print onto clear a lot better too, and I'm targeting one that does a much better print and cut on small stickers

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My choice would be the Ro+^>ans ( not sure if am allowed to say it out loud these days) one or the Andrews heat for hire. L&L do both but it looks like their stocks of everything have been decimated . Also theirs fits on a touring car chassis rather than the M chassis so the sizing may be off. Mind you a bit bigger would be easier to adapt that’s too small? Mines just a blank canvas at the moment .B41CB802-4F57-4BA7-BCFA-3F6965B8C958.jpeg.2ed1b838ac595d4f36a8a0a70e70a4c4.jpegFA709A01-1FAB-4C09-BF07-EDB273F34545.jpeg.6fc35efa334c47b8633be5a071812bbc.jpeg

I have 3 sets of wheels/ tyres to look at. The ones in the picture are black miniltes with normal and S grip tyres. I have the kit set in blue with rally blocks which I don’t and have never liked even on the real car and a set of gold minilites, perfect for the “R” scheme. Also have a set of shimizu medium racing tyres currently on the Kei truck. I only have one issue with the kit and that is the bottom rear section of the chassis sticks out and seems to detract from the lines of the rear end. I’m tempted to try and reduce the size of it. As long as I maintain the integrity of the screw hole there’s quite a lot of plastic that could be removed. Maybe fit a boot floor to fill the void. I remember thinking this looked wrong as soon as I say a picture of the completed model 

 

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9 hours ago, Raman36 said:

Very nice Andy!

Well I already have this car as a 1/18 diecast & 1/32 Scalextric so might as well make it a trio. :)

 

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43 minutes ago, Wandy said:

Well I already have this car as a 1/18 diecast & 1/32 Scalextric so might as well make it a trio. :)

 

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I like that a lot ❤️ Difficult to see in your picture but does it use the blue wheels as well. I’ve just preordered a clear body set from Fusion. I think I will be getting these stickers for the white body and do something more road style like the 2020 one that is now available with the clear one.

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1 minute ago, Busdriver said:

I like that a lot ❤️ Difficult to see in your picture but does it use the blue wheels as well. I’ve just preordered a clear body set from Fusion. I think I will be getting these stickers for the white body and do something more road style like the 2020 one that is now available with the clear one.

Yeah, both models have the blue wheels but not the same shade of blue as the Tamiya wheels....they are much darker. By the looks of the real car it's Tamiya that got the colour right.

 

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Just ordered a set of the stickers. Blue rimmed rally blocks for the white body and gold rimmed with Shimizu for the red road version. May need a second set of body posts( which I just happen to have) as the shell sits at slightly different levels and I hate too much post sticking up!!!

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The BA stickers arrived today, only ordered them yesterday!!! Mostly done just my favourite 😖 bits to do the window surrounds and a few detail bits like bonnet clips. Also the front bumpers and lights. To cold to spray them. Stickers are great , the colour, fit etc are perfect. My only criticism is that they are printed on White vinyl instead of clear which means a lot of the backgrounds are a slightly different white to the body which is prepainted. My only criticism of the model if they were going to the trouble of cutting the arches out why not the whole body!!!! Anyway I think it’s possibly one of the best scale rc models that Mr T has produced in a long time..5143619D-5B71-42F7-9912-11C551DA863E.jpeg.5e1a4195f9f18e4d20899ed5d5f65290.jpegBD6F443E-0E54-4B83-B73A-8E3A40D94A49.jpeg.f16fed1b17f84e60a8c35dce5ac4bafe.jpeg02D42BF5-79E7-4AF6-9C31-1DE8BC09C12D.jpeg.f060aab7083262726a3d934dda0428f8.jpeg

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1 minute ago, Busdriver said:

The BA stickers arrived today, only ordered them yesterday!!! Mostly done just my favourite 😖 bits to do the window surrounds and a few detail bits like bonnet clips. Also the front bumpers and lights. To cold to spray them. Stickers are great , the colour, fit etc are perfect. My only criticism is that they are printed on White vinyl instead of clear which means a lot of the backgrounds are a slightly different white to the body which is prepainted. My only criticism of the model if they were going to the trouble of cutting the arches out why not the whole body!!!! Anyway I think it’s possibly one of the best scale rc models that Mr T has produced in a long time..5143619D-5B71-42F7-9912-11C551DA863E.jpeg.5e1a4195f9f18e4d20899ed5d5f65290.jpegBD6F443E-0E54-4B83-B73A-8E3A40D94A49.jpeg.f16fed1b17f84e60a8c35dce5ac4bafe.jpeg02D42BF5-79E7-4AF6-9C31-1DE8BC09C12D.jpeg.f060aab7083262726a3d934dda0428f8.jpeg

My set of decals arrived today too. Exceptionally quick delivery from screenprint. B)

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Nice work @Busdriver. Now there are two out there with livery I might not feel so bad jumping on the bandwagon. Mrs BC is crew so it would be quite fitting. She might even drive it!

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1 minute ago, Badcrumble said:

Nice work @Busdriver. Now there are two out there with livery I might not feel so bad jumping on the bandwagon. Mrs BC is crew so it would be quite fitting. She might even drive it!

I think there will be other liveries soon. I’ve ordered another clear body set but I think I’ll do it as a road car in red with gold miniltes. This is a really good model. Just need to put electrics in and take it for a run or is that a flight!!

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You lads across the pond are lucky to have received your bodies. Nothing here in the states as of yet. May need to rethink my Tamiya TCS concours choice 

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When this was first announced 14 pages ago:o I always had something like this in mind.

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Just had a delivery of fresh rubber by a very dodgy looking supplier

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Somebody let "Stig Willy" get hold of the pit truck:lol:

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Who's the giant stood behind? 

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4 hours ago, svenb said:

Who's the giant stood behind? 

Ooops forgot about the mirror, thank god I had my clothes on:o

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On 2/12/2021 at 7:55 AM, Busdriver said:

 I have the kit set in blue with rally blocks which I don’t and have never liked even on the real car 

Am I right in thinking that the wheels are M-chassis size? 

I'd buy the blue wheels off you if want to sell! 

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The wheels are m chassis your right. Now it’s finished I quite like them. I’ve dropped the body down and it looks good. Probably need to st the front up one hole to run it anywhere rough. So sorry no sale. Also have black, and gold . Have another body on order to do a road car in red with gold wheels shod with Shimizu tyres. I’ve got 3 m chassis’s and the Kei truck uses them as well so they get switched around for fun. Here’s a picture of the finished car.4FE5D9D3-D244-4601-B6EB-CDB00868E31C.jpeg.de636936993e15ea1eaacdb5e2592dd9.jpeg8F648BDE-AE2B-4C13-B605-7B6E5503185B.jpeg.bb02473cb54d2591addc2da574d4a4d4.jpeg3AD7BC01-6E80-4B9D-9ED1-1D355FC471EF.jpeg.a4827ba420adc63719cf0a49cfb74140.jpeg

definately been worth waiting for. IMHO it’s one the best they’ve produced in ages

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59 minutes ago, thetamiyakid said:

My homage to the RS1800 - fitted with HPI MX60 four spoke wheels (3mm offset)

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STUNNING:wub:

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will someone please try the shell on either a tt-01 or tt-02 to see if it fits and put some pics on

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3 minutes ago, topforcein said:

will someone please try the shell on either a tt-01 or tt-02 to see if it fits and put some pics on

You mean the mf01x mk2 escort?

 

by what spec should it fit? I dont think its even near

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1 minute ago, Fabia130vRS said:

You mean the mf01x mk2 escort?

 

by what spec should it fit? I dont think its even near

sorry my bad yes i mean the escort release 

as i already have a rally legends mk2 escort shell on my tt-01 i want to see if the tamiya escort will fit a tt-01 or a tt-02 ie for body mounting holes (if the are in the same place the wheel base also as i really dont like that chassis it comes on so i may get just the shell kit as long as it will fit the for mention'd chassis

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44 minutes ago, topforcein said:

sorry my bad yes i mean the escort release 

as i already have a rally legends mk2 escort shell on my tt-01 i want to see if the tamiya escort will fit a tt-01 or a tt-02 ie for body mounting holes (if the are in the same place the wheel base also as i really dont like that chassis it comes on so i may get just the shell kit as long as it will fit the for mention'd chassis

It won’t. The body is too short. It will fit most of the other M chassis’s so you can do rwd if you want.

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