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I love this stuff and thought I'd post this just for reference; Surely most of the seasoned modelers out there have already heard of this tape- I think it's used pretty commonly here on TC. I wish I had known about the stuff sooner as it is the FINEST tape I've ever seen and it's pretty good quality to boot ;) The material it is made from is very similar to paper masking tape, but smoother and better than average adhesive. Conforms to tight compound curves like no other!
I've used this tape as panel lines on a number of lexan bodies and even occasionally as weather stripping, etc. on injection molded bodies. It has a flat finish that looks very similar to rubber or matte plastic mouldings, and comes in different widths: 0.7, 1, 1.5, and 2.5mm. Personally I find the 0.4mm is best for all around and is the most 'pliable' due to its very thin width.
As for where to find the stuff... My usual source has been Time Tunnel Models, but it's pay-and-wait game since they do their orders in batches and I live on the other side of the pond. Not exactly cheap this way either - but totally worth it in my mind. I've asked my local hobby shop owner about his stuff a couple of times, and got the impression that it was hardly worth the 'trouble' involved in dealing directly with Kyosho ? Go figure.
Anyhow, I posted this up here in case someone may not have heard of this stuff before - I realise there are other solutions to body panel lines other than tape. I just happen to like the uniformity that the Kyosho tape provides and dislike using more 'permanent' solutions such as pens and paint.