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20 minutes ago, ChrisRx718 said:

Can't believe there's some negativity about this! Spoke to a UK retailer earlier and they don't know how many of the first batch they'll be allocated, but already have a huge number of pre-orders despite this only being announced in the last 48 hours...

The body looks great? It's naïve at best to think that they would custom-engineer special-sized wheels and tyres to suit a single model, even when we've had model-specific wheel mouldings in the past they're made to suit the now 'industry standard' sized wheels and tyres sizes - which are - newsflash - not scale at all!

I am 100% with you! My pre-order is in :)

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42 minutes ago, ploots said:

Yes I know they do some rs style wheels aswell but there out of stock,its then deciding which chassis to use, the tt02 is what's recommended but ground clearance is not so good with them, so was thinking if they release the mk1 on the mf01x chassis it might have better clearance 

Plus, and this is just my opinion, their quality isn't up to Tamiya-standard. I think it's awesome that we'll get a Tamiya-quality Mk2 shell, and really hope there are more from that era to follow 👍

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yeah, I think this will be a hit for Tamiya. I will definitely get one too, even if the body will be slightly out of proportion. Sure it would be nice to see the Escort on a front engine, rear wheel drive platform, but as a runner/basher platform the MF-01X looks more capable.  I'm also wondering if the MF-01X chassis has been a bit of a silent hit for Tamiya, which I hope so as it could mean we'll see more cars like the Beetle and Escort.

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I keep reading about requests for front motor rear drive. I get it as I refuse to put Alfa body in an M05/M07. 

But the front motor rwd takes it to another level.. unless your purpose is to drift only, it will almost guarantee that it will not be suitable for most surfaces.. there will not be sufficient weight transfer for rear traction.. unless somehow the battery is all the way on the back of the car. 

I think MST just made one but again it’s for drift. 

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Agreed. 

personally I’ll go m08 and a gyro. That’s as good as you’ll get. I can’t do 4wd. Just can’t 

 

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I have the M06 and M08. While the M08 is hands down a better design, the M06 would handle better for general bashing. The rear motor will help keep the power on the ground much easier than the M08. M08 is best on indoor carpet.

Btw.. if you want an M08, Depending on where you’re located, I have a friend who is selling his.... he is an expert m chassis racer, has won TCS multiple times and gone to Japan for finals.. so a good car to pick up 

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50 minutes ago, Raman36 said:

I keep reading about requests for front motor rear drive. I get it as I refuse to put Alfa body in an M05/M07. 

But the front motor rwd takes it to another level.. unless your purpose is to drift only, it will almost guarantee that it will not be suitable for most surfaces.. there will not be sufficient weight transfer for rear traction.. unless somehow the battery is all the way on the back of the car. 

I think MST just made one but again it’s for drift. 

Neither did the 1.1. My dad's used to love going sideways round roundabouts. My dad weren't too keen when he saw me doing it o ne day🤣

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I'm gonna buy two, one to build and run, the other to sell in 10 years and pay my mortgage off :ph34r: :lol:

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Looks good to me.  :D

The spotlights aren't terrible but I'll wait to see them in the flesh and I'm not liking the tinted windows but other than that I'm very happy.  I can see these being very popular.

Now I can start wishing for a Lotus Cortina on the M06 chassis.

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49 minutes ago, Wetman said:

Neither did the 1.1. My dad's used to love going sideways round roundabouts. My dad weren't too keen when he saw me doing it o ne day🤣

'Rear wheel drivers do it sideways'😂

Used to love broadsiding it in my capri racing my bro in his rs2000

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22 minutes ago, svenb said:

'Rear wheel drivers do it sideways'😂

Used to love broadsiding it in my capri racing my bro in his rs2000

I drove my 51 year old Alfa to work today. RWD is life my friend. 

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Plus it comes with Pre painted body , so will need to get body sets as well . I'm going to get a few kits and bodys .

I'm sure Tamiya will do very well with this . Now i hope they bring out the MK1 next year :lol: and  a MK1 cortina the

following year :P .... 

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2 minutes ago, matman said:

Plus it comes with Pre painted body , so will need to get body sets as well . I'm going to get a few kits and bodys .

I'm sure Tamiya will do very well with this . Now i hope they bring out the MK1 next year :lol: and  a MK1 cortina the

following year :P .... 

Pretty certain my wallet ran away at the thought of that........

Anyway, I don't see the Mk1 models in the future, but rather what the MF-01X was originally designed for.... as the chassis for a re-re of a couple of other iconic Tamiya rally car bodies B)

This release raises the popularity of the MF-01X, and makes the tooling for THOSE TWO worth the expense.... ;)

Alex

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13 hours ago, Incredible_Serious said:

Pretty certain my wallet ran away at the thought of that........

Anyway, I don't see the Mk1 models in the future, but rather what the MF-01X was originally designed for.... as the chassis for a re-re of a couple of other iconic Tamiya rally car bodies B)

This release raises the popularity of the MF-01X, and makes the tooling for THOSE TWO worth the expense.... ;)

Alex

I’m surprised the escort is the next body, I always expected the 959 to released on this chassis. 
 

maybe now the escort is on its way a 959 is the pipeline 🤞 

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Hang on... if Tamiya are doing a fully licenced Ford again, does this open the door for reissues of midnight pumpkin & Blackfoot body sets & parts? 🤔

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Hold on. Front motor, front independent suspension, live axle at the back?  That’s a CC01 if you take the front drivetrain out. 
 

I wonder if the l and l escort bodies would fit on a dropped one of those...

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4 hours ago, 73robb said:

I’m surprised the escort is the next body, I always expected the 959 to released on this chassis. 
 

maybe now the escort is on its way a 959 is the pipeline 🤞 

They are probably planning something special for 959 body to sit on.. 

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4 hours ago, 73robb said:

Hang on... if Tamiya are doing a fully licenced Ford again, does this open the door for reissues of midnight pumpkin & Blackfoot body sets & parts? 🤔

I don’t think they was ever an issue with Ford  licensing.. they released a Mustang GT4 last year..

Its Ferrari and BMW that are gone 

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2 hours ago, Busdriver said:

Pre ordered with timetunnel 

Well thought I had but maybe not. I have now though. Am a bit confused as the Timetunnel site has it listed without ESC at one price and another with ESC at higher price? Funny as the box says includes ESC unless my eysight is worse than I thought.. Roll on Jan/Feb 2021

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14 hours ago, Busdriver said:

Well thought I had but maybe not. I have now though. Am a bit confused as the Timetunnel site has it listed without ESC at one price and another with ESC at higher price? Funny as the box says includes ESC unless my eysight is worse than I thought.. Roll on Jan/Feb 2021

If past kit boxes are anything to go by, the "Torque-tuned motor plus electronic speed controller included" is likely a sticker applied to some kits and not others, as some come packaged with them and others don't. 

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23 hours ago, 73robb said:

I’m surprised the escort is the next body, I always expected the 959 to released on this chassis. 
 

maybe now the escort is on its way a 959 is the pipeline 🤞 

well they already have a mk1  911 on the MF-01x ;)

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21 hours ago, Busdriver said:

Well thought I had but maybe not. I have now though. Am a bit confused as the Timetunnel site has it listed without ESC at one price and another with ESC at higher price? Funny as the box says includes ESC unless my eysight is worse than I thought.. Roll on Jan/Feb 2021

Yeah, lower price for one without an ESC if you have your own electronics already. Been doing it this way for years, even back when I worked there as a teen! Because you would get people complain about the old fluorescent orange sticker that said "Electronic Speed Controller Included" even if they had clearly ordered the version with it removed and saved themselves 15-20 quid, we took to carefully removing the little label from the box. It was a nightmare removing those stickers in a cold packing room, you had the rub them first to warm the glue up!

Those were the days!

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