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Big T does the RB6!


racer93
09-08-2012, 03:14 PM
Yep, you read that right--just saw on another board that Tamiya is releasing in November the Red Bull from '10! I never thought it would happen but it's coming and with it's very own spray paint. Retail is projected to be 5500Y. Looks to be a really nice kit...

timson72
09-08-2012, 05:04 PM
Hate Red Bull,but any new Tamiya F1 car is welcome.

mike@af
09-08-2012, 06:09 PM
Excellent news! I've been wanting to build the RB6 or RB7 for sometime now. Cannot wait for this kit. Although, I have a feeling the front wing is going to be utter crap and completely out of scale. I really hope the detail is close to that of the MP4/X series kits. I'm assuming it will be 1/20?

This might have to be the first kit I have pre-ordered in years. Any ideas where to pre-order? I just checked HLJ and they don't have it listed yet.

EDIT: I haven't seen anything on Tamiya's site and after all the disputes about RedBull licensing decals is making me wonder if this is anything more than just a rumor.

mike@af
09-08-2012, 06:52 PM
http://www.theoreticalmotorsports.com/theoretical/uploads/tamiya_rb6.jpg

http://www.theoreticalmotorsports.com/theoretical/uploads/tamiya_rb6_2.jpg

Judging by the "confidentiality statement" they might be making an announcement of the kit on Monday.

racer93
09-08-2012, 07:24 PM
EDIT: I haven't seen anything on Tamiya's site and after all the disputes about RedBull licensing decals is making me wonder if this is anything more than just a rumor.
I had the same thoughts before seeing the statement you posted.

One of the cool things is they are making the nose cone removable so that you can see the footbox and all the gizmos underneath. Quite cool and unexpected....

lovegt40
09-09-2012, 05:24 PM
yep, I also hope this is true, but seems also a good fake.
Lets see what will happens...in 1 day :) They say "confidential till 10 september".
Still nothing on tamiya website.Took this news from F1m...we will see.

stevenoble
09-09-2012, 06:18 PM
It's not fake. They are taking pre orders already on Hobby Easy. The information came from a reliable source on another modelling forum. They are also doing the 1984 Honda NSR 500 GP bike in 1/12th scale.

racer93
09-09-2012, 06:50 PM
yep, I also hope this is true, but seems also a good fake.
Lets see what will happens...in 1 day :) They say "confidential till 10 september".
Still nothing on tamiya website.Took this news from F1m...we will see.

Fatfrog is reliable. He has started stuff like this before and all true...

exhaust smoke
09-12-2012, 11:59 AM
Great News!!!

Fujimi seem to be going flat out on the latest F1 releases too with the 2012 Mclaren and Ferrari on the way.

racer93
09-12-2012, 12:04 PM
Great News!!!

Fujimi seem to be going flat out on the latest F1 releases too with the 2012 Mclaren and Ferrari on the way.
There are lots of really cool releases and re-releases out soon, such as:

Mazda 787b
MP4/27
F2012
1988 Yamaha WGP 500
1988 Suzuki WGP 500
Red Bull RB6
2011 DTM Audis
etc., etc., etc.

Just an awesome time right now!:rofl:

lovegt40
09-12-2012, 12:35 PM
tamiya making the audi dtm 2011?

exhaust smoke
09-12-2012, 12:50 PM
tamiya making the audi dtm 2011?

I know Revell has released the 2011 Audi DTM, but disappointingly this was just a re-box of the 2009 kit with new livery.

roymattblack
09-12-2012, 01:34 PM
How about this Revell kit?????

Roy

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb355/roymattblack/P1010028.jpg

racer93
09-13-2012, 07:24 PM
I know Revell has released the 2011 Audi DTM, but disappointingly this was just a re-box of the 2009 kit with new livery.

Yep, except there were no changes (or VERY minor ones) to the cars in that period...I think I read where they must keep the cars the same until next year? Something like that.

mike@af
10-14-2012, 12:59 PM
New pictures, I'm actually quite impressed with the level of detail in the front wing and it might not take as much work as I suspected. Judging by the front wing and the mirrors this looks to be the setup ran at Barcelona GP. I am however, extremely disappointed with the work under the engine cover. That's going to be an immense level of scratch building to come close to the detail of the MP4/6 kit...and reference pictures of the Renault engine are difficult to find.

http://d1gt5dppxgb6oq.cloudfront.net/images/tam/tam20067_0.jpg?v=1350014200
Gorgeous box art.

http://www.scaleautofactory.com/news/rb6/rb6_002.jpg

http://www.scaleautofactory.com/news/rb6/rb6_003.jpg

http://www.scaleautofactory.com/news/rb6/rb6_004.jpg

http://www.scaleautofactory.com/news/rb6/rb6_005.jpg

http://www.scaleautofactory.com/news/rb6/rb6_006.jpg

http://www.scaleautofactory.com/news/rb6/rb6_007.jpg

http://www.scaleautofactory.com/news/rb6/rb6_008.jpg

http://www.scaleautofactory.com/news/rb6/rb6_009.jpg

http://www.scaleautofactory.com/news/rb6/rb6_010.jpg

http://www.scaleautofactory.com/news/rb6/rb6_099.jpg

http://www.scaleautofactory.com/news/rb6/rb6_101.jpg

http://www.scaleautofactory.com/news/rb6/rb6_102.jpg

http://www.scaleautofactory.com/news/rb6/rb6_103.jpg

http://www.scaleautofactory.com/news/rb6/rb6_104.jpg

http://www.scaleautofactory.com/news/rb6/rb6_105.jpg

http://www.scaleautofactory.com/news/rb6/rb6_106.jpg
Nice to see some photoetch included

http://www.scaleautofactory.com/news/rb6/rb6_107.jpg
Looks like Cartograf did some nice decals

It will be a decent kit, but the lack of detail under the engine cover is disappointing. Plenty of work ahead to be able to display this with the engine cover off, that's for sure.

racer93
10-14-2012, 01:39 PM
I think you might be a bit off Mike, when it comes to the "lack of detail under the engine cover". *ALL* cars are like this today--shrouds over everything and no exposed wires or electronics. The cars just aren't like they were back in the '80s and '90s. They are completely different animals with completely different technology. This is still an accurate kit, even though it looks as though there is nothing under the cover. Unfortunately, that's what all cars and makers are doing now.

Now, as for taking the shrouds off--that's a whooooooole different animal! ;)

mike@af
10-14-2012, 04:32 PM
I think you might be a bit off Mike, when it comes to the "lack of detail under the engine cover". *ALL* cars are like this today--shrouds over everything and no exposed wires or electronics. The cars just aren't like they were back in the '80s and '90s. They are completely different animals with completely different technology. This is still an accurate kit, even though it looks as though there is nothing under the cover. Unfortunately, that's what all cars and makers are doing now.

Now, as for taking the shrouds off--that's a whooooooole different animal! ;)

Daniel, there is quite a bit of detail that is lacking. The coverings around the airbox, engine, and f-duct are completely wrong. The radiator piping is also incorrect as well as the exhaust manifold.

Here's a picture from Turkey with the engine cover removed:
http://www.theoreticalmotorsports.com/theoretical/uploads/turkeyrb6nakedaylgturk.jpg

Hungary with the airbox cover and f-duct removed:
http://www.theoreticalmotorsports.com/theoretical/uploads/hungary155828.jpg

Singapore with the airbox covering removed:
http://www.theoreticalmotorsports.com/theoretical/uploads/singapored10sin265.jpg

racer93
10-14-2012, 05:05 PM
What I was referring to was more of the engine detailing and all that goes with it. Now, we all know many of T's kits (esp F1) aren't always the most accurate or are accurate for one race only. I think that's the case here. Surely with as much as the exhausts moved around that the plumbing changed and heck--as noted above, T most certainly could have done some artistic interpretation of it's own plumbing. Who knows.

My point is that there isn't too much displayed when the body is off anymore. Sure, there are a few wires, etc., that one can add but that's always the case with T's kits. (That's why I like 'em!) Plus, in '10 these things like the F-ducting, exhausts, etc., were evolving race to race. They hardly ever had the same car two races in a row without some change. I would imagine that's why it's so hard to make a model of a modern F1 car now. By season's end, it could look completely different! ;)

mike@af
10-14-2012, 05:08 PM
What I was referring to was more of the engine detailing and all that goes with it. Now, we all know many of T's kits (esp F1) aren't always the most accurate or are accurate for one race only. I think that's the case here. Surely with as much as the exhausts moved around that the plumbing changed and heck--as noted above, T most certainly could have done some artistic interpretation of it's own plumbing. Who knows.

My point is that there isn't too much displayed when the body is off anymore. Sure, there are a few wires, etc., that one can add but that's always the case with T's kits. (That's why I like 'em!) Plus, in '10 these things like the F-ducting, exhausts, etc., were evolving race to race. They hardly ever had the same car two races in a row without some change. I would imagine that's why it's so hard to make a model of a modern F1 car now. By season's end, it could look completely different! ;)

Agreed, all the aero changes from race to race. I'm trying to decide which GP I will build my RB6 for!

Vric
10-14-2012, 06:51 PM
I think it's a great kit, but as noted, lot of detail is missing (nothing to bad, Fujimi don'T even care with engine)

I canceled my preorder and I will wait to see if TopStudio or any other are doing detailing kit for it.

mazinkaiser
10-15-2012, 12:40 AM
Tamiya is also releasing a new spray TS-89 Pearl Blue for RB6. I'm just wondering if this new color fits the Revell A4 DTM RB livery as well.

http://masterfileblog.jp/images/2012/10/11/03/12.jpg

engel07
12-14-2012, 03:39 AM
I have open the Box and take some shots of the parts:
Review (http://www.scaleautofactory.com/build.php?file=rb6/review.xml)

Cheers
Torsten
www.scaleautofactory.com

roymattblack
12-14-2012, 04:10 AM
Looks nice but still way too expensive for a 'simple' kit.
Also.... Is that a 'sink' mark I can see on the body section near the nose???
An awkward one to fill if it is, given the surrounding panel lines and shape.

Roy.

stevenoble
12-14-2012, 12:08 PM
I really don't see the point of adding the engine at all..?? Might as well have molded it closed. There really is nothing to see, or detail, in a modern F1 engine...

leafs004
12-14-2012, 05:44 PM
Agreed, all the aero changes from race to race. I'm trying to decide which GP I will build my RB6 for!

From what I've read about the development of these cars you could even go so far to ask, "What time did you take that picture?" because teams reportedly would fabricate various parts at the track.

JimboCO
12-18-2012, 12:55 PM
Has anyone seen the TS-89 available anywhere yet?

hirofkd
12-18-2012, 02:04 PM
Yes, in Japan.
I remember Tamiya America didn't take too long to stock TS-85 when the F60 kit came out, so it's probably the same, like within a few months.

pidric
12-18-2012, 04:04 PM
Hi everyone, this is my kit review !
enjoy the pictures

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Le siège baquet est prévu pour le passage du harnais

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generationx
12-19-2012, 05:01 AM
There are a LOT of sink marks in such places as the rear wing end plates. Never mind, nothing a skim of filler won't fix. A shame Tamiya aren't going the way of people like Dragon and having separate little tabs for their mould-release parts though.

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