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1:32 P-51 Tyres
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Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 09:51 PM UTC
Bill Cross reviews Grey Matters Figures' resin replacement mainwheel tyres for the 1:32 Tamiya P-51D.

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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 04:18 AM UTC
Thanks, Rowan, for getting these up. I can't wait to build my 'Stang with them.
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 09:06 AM UTC
Rowan, I think you may be living a bit in the past with your comments on rubber tyres. It is not hard to weather the vinyl/rubber tyres using Mig pigments or similar. And what is more realistic than rubber tyres?
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 09:19 PM UTC

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Rowan, I think you may be living a bit in the past with your comments on rubber tyres. It is not hard to weather the vinyl/rubber tyres using Mig pigments or similar. And what is more realistic than rubber tyres?



Hi Warren

Me? I didn't write the Review...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 09:28 PM UTC
oops!! Sorry.. Edit... Replace Rowan with Bill...

(Shakes head at his stupidity)
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Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 - 11:23 AM UTC

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what is more realistic than rubber tyres?


Uh, resin....

Sorry, Warren, I couldn't resist. I hate vinyl tires, they don't age well, don't weather properly. Their texture is out-of-scale, which is why they don't look right to me.

But to each his own.
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Posted: Thursday, November 03, 2011 - 04:40 AM UTC
The rubber tyres supplied by Tamiya arent weighted, the seam is all but impossible to remove without destroying the tyre. That plus the worry of them deteriorating over time and these resin options having different tread patterns make them very desireable indeed. Couldnt see anything on the website link supplied though.

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Posted: Thursday, November 03, 2011 - 05:29 AM UTC

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Couldnt see anything on the website link supplied though.


Sorry, Keith, there was a mix-up at our end about the right link. Try this.
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Posted: Friday, November 04, 2011 - 09:14 PM UTC
TY Bill for the updated link, I'll be getting a set I reckon


Ta Keith
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2011 - 09:08 AM UTC
My pleasure, Keith. The corrected spinner is also a keeper along with the hooded tail wheel bay.