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I did not see this one coming, but still very cool, and makes me happy I didnt get the toy version that Revell did, so it will be nice to have the street version to go with the race version.

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30 minutes ago, niteowl7710 said:

The line for everyone who always claims they'd buy Tamiya kits if they made U.S. cars starts over there. Put up or shut up in January.

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Nah, it's the wrong scale!  Looks like it has some semblance of an engine though..46452238_10156648018363654_5780557287814856704_n.jpg.3d70bae3d15db6eadf03e341ff7e1f56.jpg46495279_10156648018553654_973386825047474176_n.jpg.c0d7ceb36ab8e33580d2fb36b5943eb0.jpg

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1 hour ago, maltsr said:

Nah, it's the wrong scale!  Looks like it has some semblance of an engine though..

But Paul, nowadays Tamiya uses 1/20 for F-1 cars! :P:P  JK

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7 minutes ago, BVC500 said:

Kinda makes sense now that Tamiya USA made the announcement first

It was timing,  the announcement made via Tamiya USA was at the opening of the Toy Fair in Japan, the show started at 9am Japan time

Need to start figuring out what Ford GT color I am going to paint it....................who I am kidding ,its going to be Blue.

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6 minutes ago, Chuck Kourouklis said:

Hmmph, so no NSU.

'Salright.  I'll take the consolation prize. :)

I know many are going to be heart broken its not a NSU :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

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3 hours ago, martinfan5 said:

It was timing,  the announcement made via Tamiya USA was at the opening of the Toy Fair in Japan, the show started at 9am Japan time

Need to start figuring out what Ford GT color I am going to paint it....................who I am kidding ,its going to be Blue.

Yeah, Jonathan, like you're gonna just build one. I'm gonna be building the full Skittles bag on these.

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Woohoo!

And it is molded in three colors, so there is no real need to paint it. Just like an old Matchbox kit:)

 

...and what about the tires?

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1 hour ago, Jhedir6 said:

Yeah, Jonathan, like you're gonna just build one. I'm gonna be building the full Skittles bag on these.

Its interesting David,the factory colors are pretty limited and basic,  8 colors and two are black. 

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1 hour ago, lysleder said:

Woohoo!

And it is molded in three colors, so there is no real need to paint it. Just like an old Matchbox kit:)

 

...and what about the tires?

They are round, made from a rubber type of rubber, there should be 4 of them included.................:lol:

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I was hoping to see somekind of cool old European or Japanese car that would have been a must have... But that ugly new Ford GT does nothing for me, unfortunately.

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9 hours ago, Chuck Kourouklis said:

Hmmph, so no NSU.

'Salright.  I'll take the consolation prize. :)

C'mon Chuck, how about a rant over it being 1/24th and not 1/25th scale and not a $5 gold box Walmart special...:D

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Will probably buy it at some point but there are plenty of other cars I would have preferred. Impossible to please everyone though. :)

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Surely the Ford GT is a better choice than an obscure NSU for example? I’m very pleased by this, and hope that Tamiya does the new Supra. I better clear my bench.

Ben

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14 hours ago, niteowl7710 said:

The line for everyone who always claims they'd buy Tamiya kits if they made U.S. cars starts over there. Put up or shut up in January.

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As long as it has a full, stand alone, detailed engine, I'll be first in line.   Count me among those surprised, but very pleased, to see this.   TIM   

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The new Ford GT is something I didn't see coming from Tamiya. With Tamiya's quality, I'll be looking at adding one to my collection. I'm sure it will be a great kit. 

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BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH. I'm sure this will be an excellent example. Anyone else feel like Tamiya went for the jugular on Revell?

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I wouldn't have minded that NSU frankly, but I'll definitely be looking at this Ford GT. I love that shade of blue on that car and the one I'd do absolutely MUST have dual white stripes going over the top. ;)

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Will definately be getting both the Revell (Race) and Tamiya Ford GT's. Ford announced this week that the demand for the GT is so great they will produce an additional 350 cars.

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2 hours ago, tim boyd said:

As long as it has a full, stand alone, detailed engine, I'll be first in line.   Count me among those surprised, but very pleased, to see this.   TIM   

So that's a no for Tim. Alright next in line.

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51 minutes ago, niteowl7710 said:

So that's a no for Tim. Alright next in line.

Hope you're wrong.  I couldn't tell for sure from the test shot parts runner images of the engine/powertrain parts, but I am hopeful.  Really looking forward to this a lot.

If it is successful (which I am sure it will be), maybe they would consider tooling a current generation Mustang GT.   No longer just a domestic market product, the 1/1 has been the best selling sports car in the world for the last three years.   Separate, fully detailed engine a must, of course.   On the other hand, I shouldn't get carried away on new kit speculation, right?.    

TIM  

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Tim, I just tried to take a good look at the photo and from what I can tell, I see what may be just the top end of the engine. This is one of those cars that has a lower belly pan, and you wouldn't really see the bottom end. Still, this is miles ahead of Revell's Ford GT and I'd certainly wouldn't mind having this one over Revell's.

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21 minutes ago, tim boyd said:

Hope you're wrong.  I couldn't tell for sure from the test shot parts runner images of the engine/powertrain parts, but I am hopeful.  Really looking forward to this a lot.

If it is successful (which I am sure it will be), maybe they would consider tooling a current generation Mustang GT.   No longer just a domestic market product, the 1/1 has been the best selling sports car in the world for the last three years.   Separate, fully detailed engine a must, of course.   On the other hand, I shouldn't get carried away on new kit speculation, right?.    

TIM  

I would love for them to make a Mustang.  Not the biggest fan of the current generation looks wise. But I'd love for them to make a 2013 version. I also would be grateful if they made a 1/24 viper.

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