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Old 08-13-2001, 10:09 PM   #1
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On a budget; which to get?

I'm going to order a model or two... Help me decide.

My first three "real" choices:

Tamiya R32 Skyline GT-R, 1500 yen. This is the only version (to my knowledge) that comes with the engine. Big plus.


Fujimi RPS13 180SX Type X, 1300 yen. The closest thing to the American version of the 240SX, plus the later-model body parts from Japan. Note the front air dam. I want one of these in real life, but can't afford it yet.


Fujimi AW11 MR2, 1500 yen. I also want one of these in real life, and can afford it. I may get one in the next couple of months. Something that bugs me, though, the lights are molded closed, but shown open in the box picture.


Now for the odd-ball picks. These are all kits I want, but I'd probably want the others first. I just worry that they'll disappear before I get them, and I'll have to pay double the current price later.

Fujimi Toyota RS200 & Lexus IS200/300, 1500 & 2000 yen, respectively.



Fujimi Honda CR-X del Sol, 1500 yen. Front wheels don't steer.


Fujimi Toyota Platz (ECHO) 1.5, 2200 yen. This one will get me points with the wife; it's the car she drives. I'd have to super-detail this one, because I have full access to the 1/1 version. I don't know why it's so expensive though.


If I don't get the ECHO or the Lexus, I may convince myself I can afford two of the others. But again, I worry about not getting the ECHO now, because other ECHO/Vitz/Yaris/Platz kits are already sold out. What to do, what to do?

What do you guys think?
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I would get the Altezza 1st then the skyline. Last the Nissan 180SX

Sorry....but the other kits dont really do much for me .
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Altezza easy, that kit looks gorgeous! 1st choice.
Then the R32 Skyline, as it is a kit I did in Tamiya and loved it! (R.I.P.) That would be my 2nd choice and I car I may again do one day.
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How did I know you guys weren't going to vote for the ECHO? LOL! :hehehe:
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How did I know you guys weren't going to vote for the ECHO? LOL! :hehehe:
Because we know quality kits and subjects when we see them!!!:finger:
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Because we know quality kits and subjects when we see them!!!:finger:
...but that kits going to get him points with the wife !!!!!!!.......
we wont go there though :finger: :finger: :finger:
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...but that kits going to get him points with the wife !!!!!!!.......
we wont go there though :finger: :finger: :finger:
Screw you, Warren!

I think I'm going to get the Skyline, mainly for the engine. Was it in parts? Of course, it had to be! How many, do you remember?

I may get one of the others, too. Hmmmm....
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Re: On a budget; which to get?

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Tamiya R32 Skyline GT-R, 1500 yen. This is the only version (to my knowledge) that comes with the engine. Big plus.

Why don't the other Skylines come with engines? I am thinking about getting one and if it doesn't come with an engine I am not going to buy it.
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This was the first GT-R kit and it had the engine. All the others didn't (can anyone say otherwise?), but this engine could fit into the others with just a little bit of work.

I think in Japan, you can order individual parts trees from Tamiya instead of buying the whole kit again. Not sure...

If I get it I'll use my super-secret formula to make copies. I'll just have little RB26DETTs lying around my desk. :hehehe:
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Both Tamiya's R33 and R34 don't have engines.
If you go for an R32, you'll get one, including the race cars...
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I think in Japan, you can order individual parts trees from Tamiya instead of buying the whole kit again. Not sure...
Im sure you could buy them.

I know when i've done some of my early chevs etc i have brought engine bits for them like superchargers etc.
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I personally would go for the rs200, put some bling bling rims on it and your set. Just an opinion though.
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