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A NIB Tamiya is probably the last thing you'd expect in my showroom, but there you go.
This came up on eBay recently, and was advertised with a cheap price and 'This is not complete kit some parts are missing. It's buyers responsibility to check'. I looked at the low-resolution pictures, and decided it looked like a good gamble... I couldn't see the chassis plates, some of the parts bags looked like they were open, the body was missing, and who knows what else. It stayed up on eBay unloved for quite a while, before I decided to take the plunge.
Remarkably, this was delivered within a week... and from my cursory lookover so far, it appears that the only bits missing are the main lexan body, and some lexan body parts - everything else is there! The chassis plates, it seems, were hiding under some other parts... and the parts bags that looked open were actually still sealed. Makes this quite the bargain, seeing as they sell for over AUS$400.....
Now, what to do with this high-spec racer kit? Build all that blue???