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Tamiya wish list?


stump
09-04-2013, 07:12 AM
Ok, so I'm really only thinking aloud here, and I truly hope I don't bore you too much. :redface:

See, I have a 1/12 Tamiya 934 Porsche, and without upsetting the motorsport fraternity here, it will NOT be getting built as a race car. :headshake
A road going (street registered) version is going to require plenty of modification, aside from the mods I have planned for it. :evillol:
The interior will still feature the roll cage, so that doesn't bother me, though I will probably modify it in some way.

The "race bred" motor will also fill the need, with the addition of an extra turbo. :grinyes:
But I've been thinking, with the popularity of these race kits, I wonder why Tamiya has never thought of making a road version. :dunno:

Now, that question may raise some eyebrows, because I guess not everyone would want a road version?
BUT, would it be that big a task for them to undertake?

Aside from tooling up some interior parts like seats, there would not be all that much else to add. :confused:
They already have a more "stock" looking motor in the guise of the 910 race car, it at least has the fuel injection, rather than turbo.

The thing that kicked my thought train was that, they have done this very thing in 1/24 scale. The Porsche GT2. Race version, road version. :smile:
Admittedly, a road going 911/930 may need a few more "creature comforts" compared to a GT2, but I still ask myself.....why not? :confused:

In recent times Tamiya have proved to themselves and us, that they are not afraid to re-release some of the older large scale kits, heck, they even tooled up a couple of NEW kits for us, the Ferrari and Porsche supercars. :eek7:

I'd even be happy if they tooled up a 1/12 GT2 to be different. :smokin:
But right now, I would settle for an updated 930 filled with streetable trimmings.
Thank you Mr Tamiya. :thumbsup:

freakray
09-04-2013, 07:59 AM
Doyusha produced a 1/12 Porsche 911 turbo, not sure of the specific year or quality of the kit, but if you look outside of Tamiya there are some other 1/12 kits out there worth considering if you don't mind a little extra work.

BVC500
09-04-2013, 09:35 AM
I'd produce more Aston kits - race and road cars. Maybe do some Mercedes C-class, BMW 3 Series, etc road and race cars.

nugundam93
09-04-2013, 09:39 AM
a 1/24 model of the MPR14 pajero evo with PE parts :)

(so okay, that's an obvious response from me LOL)

and for some reason, i'd like to see tamiya make a 1/12 version of Kaneda's bike from Akira.

Archetype123
09-04-2013, 10:09 AM
Yeah, an Aston LM car would be nice from Tamiya. I myself can't justify spending the $250+ on a MFH kit, and I've always loved the way the DBR9 kits looked.

lovegt40
09-04-2013, 01:59 PM
LA Ferrari in 1/12 per favore.

Btw, the1/24 road version of the 993 gt2 has a lot of mistakes to make a real "road version" of the RSR.I had to build one for a friend owning a real one and the difference to fix have been a real nightmare (first of all the completely different magnesium wheels...)

with your incredibly high skill there is no needing at all for any new tamiya model in big scale :)

roymattblack
09-04-2013, 02:26 PM
I wish someone - ANYONE.... would make a kit of the Jaguar XK8.
A real icon, and turning point for Jaguar.
It's also an 'unsung hero' as the design starting point for a HUGE number of modern sports GT cars.
Many current GT's wouldn't look like they do, if it wasn't for the XK8.
Sadly overlooked.

Roy.

24hrs
09-04-2013, 10:19 PM
How about vw's like the notchback, fasback, etc.? A 914/6 wouldn't hurt either!

mitom
09-05-2013, 03:12 AM
Porsche 935 K3 in 1/24
Porsche 911 (993) GT2 in 1/12,
Ferrari 288 GTO in 1/12 (as kit)

Some_Kid
09-05-2013, 01:47 PM
I really want Tamiya to make a 2004 Land Rover Discovery kit or even a Discovery 1. I think they'd sell big time. They are a unique SUV and would be a nice addition to their Land Cruiser kit.

I'd also like to see them make a Masterati MC12 or a 1/24 scale Corvette like a 2011 or newer.

Chuck Kourouklis
09-05-2013, 03:58 PM
BIG SECOND on a 1/12 Ferrari THEFerrari. I'll preorder the damn thing the instant it's available to do so.

May I also humbly point out (again) that arguably the most desirable of Tamiya's 1/12 diecast series is yet to be converted to a full assembly kit: the 288 GTO.

Skipping that one would be a Shakespearian tragedy. Biblical, even.

SmokeyR67
09-05-2013, 06:06 PM
Bring back the 1/12 Caterhams, and give me a Porsche 356 in the same scale and I'll be a happy man

Johan_SWE
09-06-2013, 05:53 AM
Some Le Mans prototypes, the late Audis and the Toyota hybrids would make me happy.
I am the type of guy who still think an Audi R8 is a Le Mans racer and not a street car... bring me that R8 and I would be beyond happy. :naughty:

leafs004
09-06-2013, 01:52 PM
You know Tamiya is going to do the 288 in 1/12. Already got my budget set aside for it. I hope they'll do LaFerrari in 1/12, probably first as a diecast, then model. Hopefully they'll realize that model version shouldn't cannibalize their diecast sales. Same car, but different markets.

Kaj45rpm
09-06-2013, 04:30 PM
I've lost all faith in Tamiya as a model manufacturer. Their release of recent race cars (saloons) is abysmal and they can't even turn old model kits into new different versions. The last rally car model was the Peugeot 307 in 2006 and nothing since. Fortunately other smaller manufacturers have stepped up to the mark ie Belkits and their products are excellent.

The Tamiya BRZ model is only a boring road car and well over priced at that.

No interest in Ferrari's I've never seen the attraction in them!

ZoomZoomMX-5
09-06-2013, 05:01 PM
BIG SECOND on a 1/12 Ferrari THEFerrari. I'll preorder the damn thing the instant it's available to do so.

May I also humbly point out (again) that arguably the most desirable of Tamiya's 1/12 diecast series is yet to be converted to a full assembly kit: the 288 GTO.

Skipping that one would be a Shakespearian tragedy. Biblical, even.

I so agree. If they do LaFerrari in 1/12 and 288 GTO in 1/12, I'm in. Now, I just need to get the 1/12 Carrera GT done before Toledo...:naughty:

MPWR
09-06-2013, 06:31 PM
Bring back the 1/12 Caterhams, and give me a Porsche 356 in the same scale and I'll be a happy man

Yes, yes, yes!

ZoomZoomMX-5
09-09-2013, 02:16 PM
I'd love to see Tamiya make a 1/24 and a 1/12 Porsche 918.

sohchx
09-09-2013, 03:23 PM
I'd like to see Tamiya produce all versions of the RWB Rauh welt Begriff 911's!!!!! And also a 1/12 Ferrari F40 LM edition

Chuck Kourouklis
09-09-2013, 04:45 PM
I'd love to see Tamiya make a 1/24 and a 1/12 Porsche 918.

Agree with me, agree with you. Yes. Very much. :bigthumb:

BVC500
09-09-2013, 08:56 PM
A Bugatti Veyron would be a good subject for Tamiya given its resources, the fact that it likes making high end, notably super cars, and the various versions of the car.

360spider
09-09-2013, 09:27 PM
Pagani Zonda, Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg Agera, BMW i8, BMW E39 M5, Maserati Gran Coupe - all would sell well.

MidMazar
09-09-2013, 09:48 PM
Pagani Zonda, Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg Agera, BMW i8, BMW E39 M5, Maserati Gran Coupe - all would sell well.

:iagree:

Plus a rerelease of the vw golf mkiv would be nice

SmokeyR67
09-10-2013, 08:37 AM
Another genre I'd like to see them revisit is off road bikes - enduro mx and adventure.

A 1/6 scale Yamaha XTZ1200 would be right up my alley:)

Chuck Kourouklis
09-10-2013, 04:11 PM
I'd love to see Tamiya make a 1/24 and a 1/12 Porsche 918.

Uh, scratch what I said earlier. Having now seen it in its fully finished glory, and taken a vicarious ride by video as it cracked a 7-minute lap at the Green Hell - damn thing just chewed up and shat out the karussell, and the driver dialed in some opposite lock maybe twice -

we NEED this muddafuggah. Both scales please. :iceslolan

SilverMk2
09-11-2013, 10:31 AM
1/12 Ferrari F40 which seems like such an obvious choice. A Pagani, Jag XKE, Duesenberg, Aston DB5, and Mercedes Gullwing are all iconic cars deserve nice kit.

SmokeyR67
09-12-2013, 08:08 AM
1/12 Ferrari F40 which seems like such an obvious choice. A Pagani, Jag XKE, Duesenberg, Aston DB5, and Mercedes Gullwing are all iconic cars deserve nice kit.

Any Aston would be a win, and I agree that a Duesy, well it would be a doozy!

Harry7
09-12-2013, 10:38 AM
I would be happy if Tamiya could win the Ferrari license of all cars over their rivals Fujimi et all.

stump
09-15-2013, 04:29 AM
I'd like to see Tamiya produce all versions of the RWB Rauh welt Begriff 911's!!!!! And also a 1/12 Ferrari F40 LM edition
Guys, some awesome ideas for Tamiya at this time, hope they find this thread ans take note. :biggrin:
I gave the one the "thumbs up" though, as this is exactly what I am up to right now. :grinyes: LOTS of work ahead of me....thread soon......

lovegt40
09-15-2013, 05:55 AM
If I really shall dream about a stunning super tamiya model.....well that will absolutely be a Ford GT40 gulf flared in 1/12 :D:D:D:D

lezdep
09-16-2013, 02:10 AM
If it has to be closed wheel, then McLaren F1/F1-GTR and Ferrari F40 GTE/LM in 1/12 scale for me.
That would be my longest and biggest dreams come true.

In open wheel, I would like to see Tamiya continue with FW15C and FW16 in 1/12 scale. Those were
great looking cars, before high noses had taken over. I never got to like high nose designs despite
all these years since 1994.

kcirick
09-16-2013, 09:48 AM
I would LOVE to have the Aston Martin DBR9 GTE of late Allan Simonsen:

http://news.images.itv.com/image/file/222788/image_update_ef5809c65804de9a_1371920473_9j-4aaqsk.jpeg

Or any of the GTE category cars from recent Le Mans (458, Corvette, 911, Viper).

kcirick
10-24-2013, 08:09 AM
2014 BMW M4 Coupe

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ATRbNWJXBH0/UQG89QDpP8I/AAAAAAALcGE/SwA1AtwEAAE/s1600/BMW-M4-Coupe-M3-Sedan.jpg

blubaja
10-24-2013, 01:06 PM
Porsche 918. But I bet this might just already be in the works.

stratos75
10-24-2013, 03:23 PM
Sport, sport, sport...
I want this one!
http://auto-ur.ru/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/0607110106.jpg

jano11
10-25-2013, 01:35 PM
2014 BMW M4 Coupe

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ATRbNWJXBH0/UQG89QDpP8I/AAAAAAALcGE/SwA1AtwEAAE/s1600/BMW-M4-Coupe-M3-Sedan.jpg

The Z4 looked good and different, why not build an M4 based on that design instead of this car? It looks like a larger M3.

pab1970
11-06-2013, 10:22 AM
A BMW E30 M3 - ideally in the JPS livery from the Australian Touring Car Championship....

Mr. Jekyll
11-06-2013, 10:32 AM
I agree! Or a Mercedes Benz 190 (W201)!!!

ChillyB
11-06-2013, 12:53 PM
Why can't we get a 1/24 Citroen DS?

roymattblack
11-08-2013, 03:46 AM
I'll go with that wide-bodied Aston DBR9 - Awesome......

In fact, ANY Aston Martin would be nice.
Presumably licensing wouldn't be an issue, as Tamiya have already done the DBS.......

Roy.

MPWR
11-08-2013, 05:09 PM
Sport, sport, sport...
I want this one!
http://auto-ur.ru/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/0607110106.jpg

But that's just a shoebox!


2014 BMW M4 Coupe
http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ATRbNWJXBH0/UQG89QDpP8I/AAAAAAALcGE/SwA1AtwEAAE/s1600/BMW-M4-Coupe-M3-Sedan.jpg

But that's also just a shoebox!





A BMW E30 M3

YES!!!!

And it does not matter what the livery is.

sohchx
11-20-2013, 09:31 AM
Jaguar F-Type R coupe.

One of the angriest cars I have ever heard.:eek7:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFhgI_Sl2SQ

ZTony8
11-20-2013, 10:09 AM
I'd like to see Tamiya reissue the Leyton House March F-1 racer.

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