Status: New built
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This is one of my favourites, and it's not even a Tamiya! It came from the local auction site and cost me the grand sum of NZ$40 (about GBP15).
For those who don't know, Fujimi make plastic scale models like Tamiya. At some point they obviously thought that they should give the RC thing a go, just like Marui, Otaki et al. The result was this car and a Celica Turbo (If anyone knows of any others I would be interested to know).
The chassis is similar to the first Tamiyas, and even nicer (in my opinion) because of the black anodising. At first glance it is very similar to my Black Porsche - same front bumper, same steering setup, same body mounting, similar engine pod. But there is no attempt at suspension like the rear of the Porsche and , interestingly, it has a lexan body. Interesting because Fujimi make injection moulded plastic model kits, but didn't use the body from one on this. In fact there is almost no moulded plastic in this at all.
The Tyres are foam, the wheels are excellent, the rear bumper is wire and the MSC is the largest I have seen. Has about 5 steps each - foward and reverse.
This car is in really good nick, but - it has obviously been on show in a sunny room, because all the red decals have almost disappeared (there are two vaguely white circles on the green part of the bonnet which are NKG Sparkplug decals), and the greens and blues have suffered as well.
The worst thing is that the body has been painted on the outside!
I don't have any plans to strip it, because I don't think I will be able to find any new decals for it and it still looks excellent as it is.
For more pics have a look in my TCphotos showroom: