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Old 10-15-2008, 06:25 PM   #511
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Yes, the GT damper is ok to use. What I did was purchase a set of 4 shocks for Tamiya's TC cars. They are the same ones as on the high end TRF kits. That way as my collection expands, I'm covered. Plus doesnt hurt to have spare shock parts.
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Yes, the GT damper is ok to use. What I did was purchase a set of 4 shocks for Tamiya's TC cars. They are the same ones as on the high end TRF kits. That way as my collection expands, I'm covered. Plus doesnt hurt to have spare shock parts.
Nice idea! Got a part number for those shocks?
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:32 PM   #513
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What is M-type and T-type body? anyone got a pix of them?

T-type refers to the 1995 Tyrrell 023 body that was once released with Nokia Decals...


pic of a scale model version



M-type refers to the 1999 McLaren MP4/13...


pics of scale model version
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:15 AM   #514
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Do I paint the front spoiler the same color as my body or do I leave it white?

Also, what paint do I use to paint the cockpit?
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:28 AM   #515
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you can use hobby paints to paint up the cockpit if you wish. then top it off with a flat clear top coat.

its your choice what paint you wish to do on the wing... or just leave it white. i normally make the wings white or at least put a bright colored square on the corners of my wings so i have a reference point when i drive close to the kerbs. i would be able to spot where i can turn in without riding the kerbs too much... works for me...
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:30 AM   #516
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Default 15 years of the F103

Check out the latest images of the 15th anniversary F103 from the 2008 Tokyo Hobby Show.
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you can use hobby paints to paint up the cockpit if you wish. then top it off with a flat clear top coat.

its your choice what paint you wish to do on the wing... or just leave it white. i normally make the wings white or at least put a bright colored square on the corners of my wings so i have a reference point when i drive close to the kerbs. i would be able to spot where i can turn in without riding the kerbs too much... works for me...
Ok, when you say top it off with a clear coat, do you mean the whole body from the outside or just the cockpit?
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Ok, when you say top it off with a clear coat, do you mean the whole body from the outside or just the cockpit?

just outside the cockpit bro. the tricky bit is to mask off just the cockpit area...
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Check out the latest images of the 15th anniversary F103 from the 2008 Tokyo Hobby Show.
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They say to paint the cockpit from the outside.

I just got finished painting my body. I cut it out first, test fit it, and then I masked off the sides with plastic wrap and tape so I wouldnt get any over spray.
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yup... just like what i did on my Indy Conversion. check out the pics somewhere in this thread...
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Cant wait to get one!
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:11 AM   #523
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I am looking at my sticker sheet and I dont know where alot of the stickers go. The instructions for the body dont tell you where they all go either. Does someone have a link or a picture of where they go?


I have also seen some people run Zen racing foams. Where can I get these tires?

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Check out the latest images of the 15th anniversary F103 from the 2008 Tokyo Hobby Show.
Thanks for posting those pics Gtype. It looks like they've made a change since the original pics that where posted on the web. The car pictured on Tamiya USA's website shows the bottom part of the bulkhead (the part the T-plate mounts to) made of carbon fiber. But the new pics you posted clearly show it as an aluminum part. I wish they would have stuck to the carbon but it's probably cheaper to use aluminum.

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Thanks for posting those pics Gtype. It looks like they've made a change since the original pics that where posted on the web. The car pictured on Tamiya USA's website shows the bottom part of the bulkhead (the part the T-plate mounts to) made of carbon fiber. But the new pics you posted clearly show it as an aluminum part. I wish they would have stuck to the carbon but it's probably cheaper to use aluminum.

Original pic on Tamiya USA


New pic from Tokyo Hobby Show

More Bling-Bling-Blue, either way it's pretty cool!
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