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Old 10-15-2010, 10:00 AM   #46
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Did you notice Tamiya already has the paint?
I had not noticed that it was silver. I thought it was chrome, so I was thinking spazstix chrome. I guess the Merc bodies are chrome.
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:52 AM   #47
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I had not noticed that it was silver. I thought it was chrome, so I was thinking spazstix chrome. I guess the Merc bodies are chrome.
Well according to the description and what I've seen, it is chrome. It's a little pricey...$14.00 for a can...OUCH! But if it looks good when all is said and done, it's worth it...to me anyway.

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It's funny how Tamiya didn't use the "Johnnie Walker" decals on the rear wing

it is funny... especially when you consider that the Williams FW-24 body kit on the defunct F-201 chassis had stickers of "Veltins" a known brand of German beer.
and on the older F-103, the Benetton B-195 had "Bitburger", another brand of German beer. and on the even older F-102, the Williams FW-14 had Canadian beer brand "Labatts"...

it's ironic, isn't it?

oh well... looks like we will have to resort to buying an aftermarket decal set for the new Mclaren kit...
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it is funny... especially when you consider that the Williams FW-24 body kit on the defunct F-201 chassis had stickers of "Veltins" a known brand of German beer.
and on the older F-103, the Benetton B-195 had "Bitburger", another brand of German beer. and on the even older F-102, the Williams FW-14 had Canadian beer brand "Labatts"...

it's ironic, isn't it?

oh well... looks like we will have to resort to buying an aftermarket decal set for the new Mclaren kit...
you know dude, I'm gonna have a friend make me a fatty Labatty's car, we'll call it the F1 that never but should have existed!
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:29 PM   #50
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you know dude, I'm gonna have a friend make me a fatty Labatty's car, we'll call it the F1 that never but should have existed!
lol. hehehe.

you lead, i'll follow dude.

maybe i'll make a car for Heineken. hehehe
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lol. hehehe.

you lead, i'll follow dude.

maybe i'll make a car for Heineken. hehehe
consider it done!
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Man this is awesome, guess its time to dig out the old HPI Super F1 and Sauber F103!
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Man this is awesome, guess its time to dig out the old HPI Super F1 and Sauber F103!

we are having our second F1 race at mikes (houston) in two weeks. we will be there this coming saturday for practice so you should come out.
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we are having our second F1 race at mikes (houston) in two weeks. we will be there this coming saturday for practice so you should come out.
Yeah that would be awesome. I work offshore, so I hope I would be able to make it. Its been a while since I had the HPI's wheels on a track.
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Hey Guys, Now that the 2011 TCS Rules are out I'm woundering if anyone has tried/Raced the F104W?
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Hey Guys, Now that the 2011 TCS Rules are out I'm woundering if anyone has tried/Raced the F104W?
Hmmmm
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F1 Rules
Formula 1 is back! This class is open to anyone wanting to tackle the challenge of running
direct drive F1 race cars. This is an expert drivers’ class as chassis set up is key. Driving
finesse and skill will be the key to victory. There are two F-1 classes to choose from!



F-1 FOAM
1. Legal chassis platform: F104
2.Motor rules: Tamiya 540-J motor (item 53689) No RPM limits.
3.Any Tamiya F104 foam F1 tire may be used. This includes: F104: 51384, 51385, 54167 and 54168.
4.Mixing and matching F103 and F104 foam rubber is not allowed.
5.Cutting compounds and re-gluing them to create firm/soft hybrids is not allowed.
6.Tire width trimming is not allowed. The entire width of the Tamiya tire must be used.
7.Mixing Tamiya bodies and Tamiya wings is NOT allowed. You must use the wings that match the body set.
8.Any pinion and spur gear ratio combo may be used.
9.Tamiya Driver figure must be used.
10.Battery rules: Any Legal TCS battery. See general rules above.

F-1 Rubber Tire
1.Legal chassis platform: F104 and F104W
2.Motor rules: Tamiya 540-J motor (item 53689) No RPM limits
3.Tamiya F104 rubber tires and rims only. F104W cars may only use the kit supplied
rubber tires and wheels.
4.Tamiya F104 bodies only. Mixing Tamiya bodies and Tamiya wings is NOT allowed. You
must use the wings that match the body set.
5.Any pinion and spur gear ratio combo may be used.
6.Tamiya Driver figure must be used.
7. Battery rules: Any Legal TCS battery. See general rules above.
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The rules are pretty specific that for the F104W you have to run the kit supplied tires. And of course no mixing of wheels, tires and bodies.
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The rules are pretty specific that for the F104W you have to run the kit supplied tires. And of course no mixing of wheels, tires and bodies.
Greg, What are your thought's as to how the F104W will perform compared to the regular F104?
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