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Discussion in 'Chassis Builds/Pics/Videos' started by Drew, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. Drew

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    I'm excited, I had one of these as a kid, but man they're incredibly rare now. Well, I was just able to find a fresh one, well the kit is still fresh but the box is a bit beat up. Will be getting it by the end of the week.
    Will update more when I get it.

    Edit: Score! I got 2 coming....Williams Renault and Mugen Honda.
    I really shouldn't keep spending like this, but these kits are so rare these days. Both £15 each, original box.
     
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    They've finally arrived and I've some pictures to show. The Footwork Mugen Honda is a fresh kit although the box is looking a little worse for wear. The Williams Renault is semi used, already prebuilt but in good condition.
    I'll work on the Williams later and maybe find a way of replacing the front/rear plates. Front might be a little tougher since it has the little slots to hold the body down by it's front wing.

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    I know you can get the prebuilt kit from Indonesia, but it's not the original kit with team liveries. The kits I believe are not made any more and are very old and incredibly rare these days. The few I'd found usually cost any where between £50 - £150 (with the exception of one that went all the way up to £300!). So when I found these at such a cheap price, I just had to buy them, I don't care if I have no money left for food after!
    The Mugen Honda (left) cost £15 while the Williams (right) was in a bidding war starting from £5, but I messaged the seller and asked if he'd take a buy now of £15. So overall, £30 well spent :)
    I'll be honest, I did want the Benneton Ford as that was the one I had as a kid (yellow/green), but that was one of the kits selling at £80.

    Anyhow, I'll head to the kitchen and start building a little. I'll update this once I've finished them and got the liveries on.

    Edit: Forgot to say, the Benneton Ford, the yellow/green car was what got me interested in the mini-f and mini4 to begin with. If it weren't for these, I wouldn't be here today!
     
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    So I tidied up the williams car, changed the bearings for ball bearings, changed the old motor for a new
    motor with a slight more oomph! Added some frp extensions and changed the original rollers for the spare white ones I had. Also sharpie painted it and attempted to attach the dried out old stickers.

    End result:
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    Overall, it's a nice car, could change the motor from unbranded 13k rpm to a hyper/light/plasma or something another time. I think it could really use a full underplate reinforcement, the whole front half bends a little too much for my liking, also the front/rear plate need reinforcing, they too feel as though they flex too much.


    Edit: Just finished the shell for the Footwork Honda....damn these stickers are out of date. They're not stickers, they're stickerless. Had to buy some glue just to set them in place >.<
    Thinking about leaving the other car in the box for now, both shells fit on the same chassis anyway. This way I have spares incase anything happens.
    Anyway, here's the williams on the car and honda next to it.

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  4. warwick

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    Nice, I know I didn't miss remember when there's F1 car line in tamiya.

    I own this shit when I was a kid, very fast basic kit
     
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    I'd been keeping an eye out for them for years, waiting to snap one up if I could ever find a cheap one.
    They're cool kits, but the stickers are well past their stick-by-date. If you ever get one now to build, you should have some double sided tape, glue or paints handy because the stickers are awful now.
     
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    holy crap nostalgia for days ! I remember these when I was a kid too !
     
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    I've picked up a plasma dash which I was thinking of dropping in one of these.
     

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