Phil M Mix feeling for this dragster. The good part: nice looking dragster, very easy to customize the engine, good tires and the body is easy to remove but still fit well. But the bad parts are very annoying: the engine doesnt fit very well on the rear part of the dragster, the instructions are very bad, sometimes you dont know what to do exactly and the decals are very very very cheap, you can see through them and they react very weirdly when you pu clear on them. I add some fake smoke to hide the wing, because the decals looks horrible. It should be better to paint the bottom line in yellow instead of using the decals, they are very fragile and you see through. At the end, the model is cool looking but the kit required a lot of cleaning and works.
Phil M Really, by far, the most fun model I made. Everything fit perfectly, the instruction manual is clear. I read that some people got a lot of trouble with the decals for the rims. Maybe they changed them as it was super easy for me, and they also add a few extra red lines. The only bad point for this model: the handles are fragiles as the part holding them is a very thin piece of plastic . Also, the racing stand doesn't work well with the rear wheel, as the screw seems to block it...I dont really care, but its a bit sad since the racing stand is good looking. The part holding the yellow spring is also very thin, too thin, it broke and I replace it with a brass rod. If you're really picky, the rear part also needs to be glued if you want no separation visible. A part from that, its a superb model and Im really please by the results.
Phil M merci! The tamiya figures show their ages, they need a lot of cleanup. most of the decals were still good. i love their that they are very dynamic and fun to paint. And they fit perfectly a 1980 F1 diorama. Ill add more item to this diorama with a background
12. September, 23:37
Sy Bar love the photos of finished kit on the glossy black floor very evocative
Spanjaard very nicely done.
that reminds me that I need to restore mine... and build the second one I have in my stash
3. September, 16:09
Phil M I'm in love with the bike from tamiya...the feeling is very different than a car, maybe because with a car you can do the body right away and see the form of the car right away. It just so fun to build those bikes... It was my first one, made a couple of mistake, but it was so enjoyable. A second one for me is possible with another color, maybe red? Still, there is a lot of bikes available also!
Neuling Top build and dynamic presentation! I like this one.
3. September, 07:13
Phil M Thanks, very nice bike from Tamiya. The weathering fit the model (its a motocross), but also since almost everything is red, it could look like a toy after just the painting. So fake oil, stains and mud help it a lot in my opinion.