New Tamiya Kits


Guiddy
08-12-2001, 11:59 AM
Tamiya are about to release the full range of DTM CLK Mercs, with the superb engine and full detail that can be found on their past DTM C180 cars.
All 3 will be modelled, the D2 telephone company sponsored cars, the Warsteiner Beer and the 'Original Parts' peeled back bonnet version.

Can't wait....
http://www.tamiya.com/english/show0105/show0105_photo/nm4_2.jpg
http://www.tamiya.com/english/show0105/show0105_photo/an2.jpg

http://www.tamiya.com/english/show0105/show0105_photo/an3.jpg

primera man
08-12-2001, 04:56 PM
hehehe...Already got my order in !!!!....they should look great. If they are anything like there old DTM Cars, there will be plenty of room for extra detail:D :D

Guiddy
08-12-2001, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by primera man
...there will be plenty of room for extra detail:D :D

Noooo, don't say that! I am trying to get away from 6 month decalling projects!
I want to start using a metallic grey for carbon now as the thought of carbon decalling all that makes me nervous!:eek:

primera man
08-12-2001, 05:43 PM
Dont ya just love those rims on those cars !!!!!!...:D :D :D ...have to be my favorites !!!!!!!!...hehehehe

Jay!
08-12-2001, 05:47 PM
Hmmmm... They look quite a bit like the rims on your car. Hmmmm... ;)

Guiddy
08-12-2001, 05:51 PM
Here is the engine bay of my D2 Merc C180...

I can't remember how many evenings it took to put all that dacalling on, but it was many!!!
http://www.Cyber-Showroom.com/pics/DTMmerc.jpg

Jay!
08-12-2001, 05:52 PM
:eek2:

Guiddy
08-12-2001, 06:33 PM
It'll be a toss up between the 'Warsteiner' car or the 'Original Teile' car for me I think!!!
http://www.tamiya.com/english/show0105/show0105_photo/an2_2.jpg

Jay!
08-12-2001, 06:38 PM
The peeled-back one looks great, but welcome to decal hell!

Guiddy
08-12-2001, 06:45 PM
Notice it has feint ORIGINAL TEILE all over the body too!:eek:
Better make sure the decalling technique is up to scratch!!!:D

Jay!
08-12-2001, 06:55 PM
I think they're trying to kill us, Guiddy! LOL!

Guiddy
08-12-2001, 06:56 PM
Originally posted by Silver S2000
I think they're trying to kill us, Guiddy! LOL!

Or they have shares in decal softner!!!:D

primera man
08-12-2001, 09:40 PM
How do you guys go about your decal work ??

I soak the decal off in warm water. Apply microscale..micro set to the body of the car then place the decal on to the body.

Lightly start to brush the decal with Micro set.

Get the decal into the place you want then start to brush the decal with a soft brush to get the air etc out.

Keep doing this till it sits down and looks right.

If the decal is not sitting correcty or is not "hugging" on around some part.....i will use a hairdryer set on warm and very carefully wave it over the decal, while at the same time still brushing it.
Once in place i'd brush (a little) micro set over it and allow it to dry.

This works for me :) :)

Guiddy
08-13-2001, 03:41 AM
Originally posted by primera man
How do you guys go about your decal work ??



Prettty much as you. I only leave the decal in warm water for about 5 seconds, and then leave the water to penetrate. Apply the decal onto the wet model, and posistion it, using an old hankie to soak the water up. Only when I am happy with it's posistion do I apply Micro-set. Using a hairdryer if I have to conform it to sharp corners.

Guiddy
08-18-2001, 01:20 PM
My model shop now has the D2 sponsored car in stock, but I want to wait for the other two.
Had anough putting little D2s over cars to last me a lifetime!!!

primera man
08-18-2001, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by Guiddy


Had anough putting little D2s over cars to last me a lifetime!!!

I'll second that :) :)

Guiddy
08-21-2001, 06:15 PM
Model shop reckon the other kits will be with us within a month!

primera man
08-21-2001, 07:00 PM
Looked though the Tamiya site last night and there's not much else on the way for us 1/24 kit makers :(

Guiddy
08-21-2001, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by primera man
Looked though the Tamiya site last night and there's not much else on the way for us 1/24 kit makers :(

At least I have enough to keep me going for the next 2 years!

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