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Tamiya: Toyota GT-One TS020
betheyn
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 11:45 PM UTC


Andy Brazier opens the box on Tamiya''s 19 year old Toyota GT-One TS020.


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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 03:20 AM UTC
Nice review Andy.

That does look seriously neat - and like you say, the moulding quality on these Tamiya kits from around the millennium is still excellent.

I've just ordered the Hasegawa Lamborghini Miura that dates back to around 2004, so I'll be interested to see if it still looks as sharp.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 06:51 PM UTC
Excellent review Andy. Great kit of a cool racecar.
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 10:15 PM UTC
Great review, looks like it will build up beautifully and without major issues.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 06:13 AM UTC
Great review Andy of the Toyota TS020.

If you look at the video and a few cockpit photos I've seen online it would appear the 'barrel' is the automatic engine fire extinguisher. Photos show a pressure gauge plus cables and hoses.

See at the 38 sec mark.
https://youtu.be/-plSZE5DGP8

Oh lots of carbon fibre in that cockpit!
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:41 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Great review Andy of the Toyota TS020.

If you look at the video and a few cockpit photos I've seen online it would appear the 'barrel' is the automatic engine fire extinguisher. Photos show a pressure gauge plus cables and hoses.

See at the 38 sec mark.
https://youtu.be/-plSZE5DGP8

Oh lots of carbon fibre in that cockpit!


Thanks guys.
Thanks Lucky, that would explain it, thought it couldn't be a fuel tank, bit of a daft place to put one lol.
Quite a handy video for the insides.
Andy
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 09:41 AM UTC
Andy,
Thanks for an excellent review. Another Tamiya winner for sure. I just love their FIA endurance cars. Looks like I'll be ordering one or even two of these beauties.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:14 AM UTC

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Andy,
Thanks for an excellent review. Another Tamiya winner for sure. I just love their FIA endurance cars. Looks like I'll be ordering one or even two of these beauties.

Joel


Thanks, Joel.
They did produce a "Full-View" Version one as well, which came with a clear body shell. Haven't actually seen one for sale, so they might be a bit difficult to get hold of, but would look stunning when done.
Andy