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dr_gn

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fatboy69

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Looks good - even better it if retails around £35.00 when it hits the shops.

dr_gn

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fatboy69 said:
Looks good - even better it if retails around £35.00 when it hits the shops.
£35??? I remember when they were about £15!

Streps

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Suzuka Spec.. fantastic.

fatboy69

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Amongst my stash of unbuilt Tamiya kits & 1500 or so die casts I have an original & unbuilt 1/20th Braun Tyrrell Honda with the price sticker on it showing £9.99.

I also have a 1/20thJPS Lotus 78, complete with full JPS decals, which cost me £10.99.

My 1/12 scale McLaren MP4/6 & Williams FW14 both cost me £69.99...... I was recently offered £450.00 for both of the kits.

They are not for sale.

Incidentally - I see that the re-released Tamiya F1 kits not only lack tobacco livery decals - they also lack Goodyear decals for the tyres!!

WTF is that all about? Tobacco i can understand but no Goodyear decals?

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Red Firecracker

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Tamiya don't want to pay the money to Goodyear, so no Goodyear logos.

Composite Guru

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This is great news. I can finally make a model of a car I have actually had a hand in building.

At least I know I won't put my back out assembling a chassis in that scale. smile

Composite Guru

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Managed to get a picture of the model built. Looks nice.


dr_gn

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Composite Guru said:
Managed to get a picture of the model built. Looks nice.

Any chance you could post some engine detail pictures of the real car?

Red Firecracker

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Some more pics of the kit in Tamiya News;

http://www.tamiya.com/japan/hobbyshow/news1210/rep...

The links below the picture are extra pictures.



Composite Guru

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dr_gn said:
Any chance you could post some engine detail pictures of the real car?
Those cars are long gone now so the best thing to do is buy the Haynes RB6 manual for detail.

http://www.haynes.co.uk/redbull/

Edited by Composite Guru on Thursday 11th October 12:06

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dr_gn

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hmmm.

Red Firecracker

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First glance, not terribly impressed for 35 quid. Looks to be an ideal candidate for the etch and decal sellers though as there is masses of detail to add for an engine cover off model;



The carbon decals look very heavy handed as well, which is a surprise for Cartograf.

(Edited to add correct picture)

F1 Technical thread here;

http://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1...

Edited by Red Firecracker on Thursday 11th October 15:25

dr_gn

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Red Firecracker said:
First glance, not terribly impressed for 35 quid. Looks to be an ideal candidate for the etch and decal sellers though as there is masses of detail to add for an engine cover off model;
Apart from there's no engine block on the sprues...just covers and part of the exhausts. A bit disappointing.

Composite Guru

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You have to remember this car is only 3 years old. Cars are evolutions of past cars so Mr Newey probably didn't want too much showing.

I'm grateful that they have made one for me to build and add to my collection.

Red Firecracker

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dr_gn said:
Apart from there's no engine block on the sprues...just covers and part of the exhausts. A bit disappointing.
It's tricky, as the RB6 did have a covered engine, but yes, if you're building a cover off model then you'd like to build it with the inner engine covers off as well. I guess we'll add resin to the etched and decal suppliers being pleased!

Composite Guru

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Got mine. Won it in a competition at work. biggrin

Just got to finish my FW14b first.


v1nce

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Red Firecracker said:
First glance, not terribly impressed for 35 quid.
Well you're going to be really really unimpressed at the UK RRP of £64!

Red Firecracker

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v1nce said:
Well you're going to be really really unimpressed at the UK RRP of £64!
£31 at Hobby Link Japan, plus shipping of course.
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