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Posted 8/5/2005 9:05:21 PM


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BTW - in following up, now that I actually have one of these:
Are we meant to cut/remove the clear elastic that keeps tension on the canopy when opening?
Seems that it makes it difficult to open it further... but I'm also wondering if this is the only thing making it easier to get it closed back up properly.
Any suggestions appreciated - no details in with the car.
=]
This will look nice along with my '89...

And, eventually... Camo version. =]



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Posted 8/5/2005 11:52:18 PM
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Steve,

"The model comes with a "rubber band" that keeps tension on the piece where the windsheild is. I cut the rubber band thinking it was keeping the pieces from sliding back further. It doesn't. Not sure I'd recommend cutting the band, even though it does look bad!"

thats quoted from someone on the second page of this thread, so id say its your call as far as that goes.
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Posted 8/6/2005 1:13:16 AM


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Thanks for re-pointing that out.
I did see that earlier in the thread - at this point, though, with more of them in the hands of the masses, I'd hoped there might be a little more insight available.

OT - is your user name a pick reference? If not, ignore the following...
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/If/ this is so, then my equivalent would, up until a couple of days ago, be Dunlop Tortex 1.14 mm.
Right now, I'm experimenting with something new to me, Clayton 1.00mm with a shark design in sand/similar for grip...

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Posted 8/7/2005 3:50:33 PM


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And to follow up - removing the clear elastic makes the whole canopy much easier to move, and of course it stays open better... but closing it is a bit of a job without that forward pulling tension bringing the nose back into position again.
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Posted 8/8/2005 9:58:59 AM


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It looks like you could just unhook it from the underside, but I haven't tried it yet. This model is f'd up. I definately won't be buying anymore of these. I wish my 1/35th would arrive.
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Posted 8/8/2005 3:31:22 PM


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Yes - it unhooks from there, and pulls right through. If I worked at it, I could reattach it, but instead, I've got the car sealed in a display case...
The 1/35th - you're referring to the Bandai model kit. Remarkable detail, especially for the small scale.
That one really seems to be the most accurate, all-in-all.
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Posted 8/26/2005 10:03:36 AM


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Captain newbie lurker here, so greetings and salutations all.

Two questions. One, do you think I should pick up the current Hotwheels 1:18 Tumbler, or will there be a running change with a later release version being more accurate in terms of paint/detailing do you think?

Second, anyone got a quick paint guide to what should be done to make this hotwheels 1:18 match up to Batman's film version more accurately?

Many thanks, stay cool.


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Posted 8/27/2005 6:09:44 PM


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Greets.
There might be someone here much more in-the-know about the possibility of major changes to the run of 1:18 Tumblers, but my suspicion is that not much if anything will change.

For accurizing, there is a plethora of pictures available here to help correct the paint.
The most difficult thing to attempt, I'd say, would be to change the brass-coloured rear wheel rims to silver chrome...
The armour-linking 'pistons' would need changing, too; just the 'moving' shafts should be silver in colour; the sleeves should be black.
The rear-most vectoring flaps should have the brass colour added to the antenna housings at the outer-most edges...
I think it might be over-all a bit too glossy, also...

That's the broad strokes of the paint correction, though...

I'm looking forward to the up-coming desert-camo version I'd pointed out in an earlier post.

=]

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Posted 9/14/2005 10:28:26 PM


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A question for anyone who might already know:
Is there a simple way (besides breaking it... =]) to get the front wheels off of the 1:18 Hotwheels Tumbler?
... or are they 'barb' plugged on there?

Thanks.
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Posted 9/15/2005 8:08:21 AM


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still waiting for the Forever 1:18

A little song, a little dance..... Batman's head on a lance.
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