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Tamiya kits
Posted by JimmyWethington on Monday, August 28, 2017 1:07 PM

Bought four of them, working on the Honda NSX.  Love them. Almost all of the pieces fit together perfectly.   Best paint job ever with a rattle can of their paint and clear coat.  I'm sold.

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Posted by 195X on Monday, August 28, 2017 4:46 PM

I bought their '66 Beetle and fell in love. The engineering is astounding!

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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  • From: Texas
Posted by jkitman on Monday, August 28, 2017 6:23 PM

The new Revell volkswagen kit is really nice. Its definitely worth investing in. 

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, August 28, 2017 6:24 PM
Mine was a BMW 635CSi street version . I was gobsmacked when I noticed it had 5 studs to hold on the wheels ala 1:1 , not just a " stick out bit of plastic " The detailing was perfect with no mold lines . My ex stamped on it . Ugly fat cow . LOL ...sorry , knee jerk reaction every time ......
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Posted by 195X on Monday, August 28, 2017 7:06 PM

jkitman

The new Revell volkswagen kit is really nice. Its definitely worth investing in. 

 

Yes, and I have one, but we're talking Tamiya.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by JimmyWethington on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 7:24 AM

Almost spit my drink out on that "ugly fat cow" reply.  LOL

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 7:32 AM

The last Tamiya kit I purchased was the Mercedes 300SL gullwing coupe. This kit is absolutely sublime, perhaps the nicest mass-market kit I've seen. I can't wait to clear away some current projects to get started on this one. The intricate tube chassis is fully and faithfully replicated and is worthy of being a model in itself. So much so that I will be buying a second kit just to build the chassis/engine/drive train to display next to the completed model.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by litespeedsae on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 7:36 AM

Lucky you, Spencer MoPar Fan, to be in the UK. This Yank was in Sussex for all 3 days of the GoodWood Revival in 2002 and saw so many incredible cars that Tamiya could offer to us modelers. Tamiya, please attend this yearly event!

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  • From: Fall River, Ma.
Posted by baycolony on Thursday, October 05, 2017 2:22 PM

Definately enjoyable builds...all of them.  Their latest kits are nearly perfect.  I too have recently built the 300sl and the NSX and had so much fun doing them.  Fit and detail is top notch and the engineering to get to the final result is innovative.  Window masks, metal transfers/stickers, correct tires and ride heights...etc.  Oh yeah, the final results are stunning when done right. Man, I wish the would jump into the domestic and classic cars genre or other companies would step up to the plate and produce some similar domestic products.

 Here is a link to my other completed kits: 

http://public.fotki.com/GilCosta/

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Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:41 AM

If only Tamiya would make 24th scale kits of the Jaguar E Type with open and coupe body styles. And make sure that the kits have both optional rh and lh driving positions. Imagine if they made this car in 1/12 th scale. It would be mind blowing. As would a Type 59 or 35b Bugatti.

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:11 AM

I also can't believe that we have gone this far without a decent 1/24 scale kit of an E-Type. I remain hopeful that someone will eventually step up to the plate. This might be a good one for Tamiya to take on.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by Big Gary on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2:42 PM

I've never built a Tamiya kit, cars and planes, mostly because of the cost, but also they make mostly Japanese and European cars, etc. which i don't really care about.

Hemi's rule!

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Posted by JimmyWethington on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:11 PM

Big Gary

I've never built a Tamiya kit, cars and planes, mostly because of the cost, but also they make mostly Japanese and European cars, etc. which i don't really care about.

Hemi's rule!

 

I got a Tamiya tank kit at Hobby Lobby for about $10.50 with a 40% off coupon.

I also found some cheaper ones $18-25 on Amazon with free shipping if you don't mind waiting 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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