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  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Note!
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 8:23 AM

Okay Race Car Guys.

           Why did I get a separate transmission and other parts not called for in the Kit? Usually Tamiya will give you a parts Map with the parts not to be used singled out. They didn't on this one. Oh, and I am still waiting on the John Player decals       

           I will say this much the plastic sure polishes up nice with Colgate Toothpaste! Not the GEL! Sooo, I don't guess I will do anything but a clearcoat! Mainly to protect those decals!

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    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 8:32 AM

Recently, I have noticed that sometimes Tamiya puts little Easter eggs in their kits like that.  I know its not a car, but my Tamiya F-4B included a stabilator and chute door for pre-1968 aircraft, and neither one of them are mentioned anywhere in the instructions.  I was glad they did though, since I'm building it as a Marine Corps Phantom that was deployed to VietNam in 1966.  Wish I had known about those Easter eggs before I went through the painstaking process of removing the leading edge tabs on the stabilators called out in the instructions...still thrilled to find them though.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 9:48 AM

Gift horse. Leftovers just means more cool stuff for other kits. Big Smile

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2023 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 0   

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  • Member since
    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:03 AM

Tanker-Builder

            I will say this much the plastic sure polishes up nice with Colgate Toothpaste! Not the GEL! Sooo, I don't guess I will do anything but a clearcoat! Mainly to protect those decals!

 

Annnnd it will smell minty fresh sitting on your shelf Geeked

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Roanoke, Virginia
Posted by BigJim on Thursday, January 5, 2023 7:28 AM

I guess the OP has never built an AMT 3 in 1 kit!

Way back when, I used to have boxes of left over extra parts sorted out on my work table.

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