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Tim Johnson
2008.10.31, 07:05 PM
Whats new for Twenty 09.


30457BM McLaren F1 GTR 1996 LeMans (http://kyoshoamerica.com/miniz/index.php?part_num=30457)
30489GD McLaren F1 GTR 1997 LeMans (http://kyoshoamerica.com/miniz/index.php?part_num=30489)
30489LA McLaren F1 GTR 1997 LeMans (http://kyoshoamerica.com/miniz/index.php?part_num=30489)
30490TW Ferrari F430 GT Test Car (http://kyoshoamerica.com/miniz/index.php?part_num=30490)
30490SE Ferrari F430 Scuderia (http://kyoshoamerica.com/miniz/index.php?part_num=30490)
30086MB Mini-Z Monster Dodge Ram Blue (http://kyoshoamerica.com/miniz/index.php?part_num=30086)
30086GM Mini-Z Monster Dodge Ram Gun Metal (http://kyoshoamerica.com/miniz/index.php?part_num=30086)

HaCo
2008.11.01, 01:19 AM
Thanks Tim! Looking forward to the 430 GT for a long time! The FINA version of the McLaren looks great as well!!

byebye
2008.11.01, 02:03 AM
YAY!!!!!! NEW MCLARENS!!!!!!

Kris

hrdrvr
2008.11.01, 08:54 AM
WooHoo for the ferraris!

Cherub1m
2008.11.01, 09:22 AM
Whats new for Twenty 09.

Nice RTR's. I hope the bodies are coming out before 2009, especialy the Gulf and Lark Mclaren F1 GTR LeMans.

franciscantony
2008.11.01, 10:42 AM
I love that white 430.
-Francis

marc
2008.11.01, 03:48 PM
I agree, that white 430 is a MUST HAVE FOR ME! I like that gun-metal truck too. Please tell me their 2.4!

575racer
2008.11.01, 05:20 PM
marc not everything has to be 2.4...
i do like the white f430, should be quite a nice racing body:D

boohoo
2008.11.01, 06:22 PM
just wondering were doe`s it say white ferrari

kryten
2008.11.01, 06:32 PM
just wondering were doe`s it say white ferrari

They are links,click on them :cool:

marc
2008.11.01, 06:50 PM
Not everything has to be 2.4, but would be nice. And why would they introduce brand new 09 models as anything less than 2.4?
White Ferrari is their test-car. Most test-cars are done either in white or black colors.
Very sexy in white!

briankstan
2008.11.02, 10:05 AM
I'll be adding the Mclarens and the Ferrari's to my collection for sure. very nice !

DJ Kyosho
2008.11.02, 02:41 PM
I hope the new 430 would replace the very good all around 360 GTC body.

eztuner12
2008.11.02, 09:07 PM
Hello Tim
Any chance that the McLaren F1 GTR LeMans body shell only would be available?
Perhaps the white unpainted body McLaren F1 GTR LeMans too?
Thx for the response;)
Cheers

arch2b
2008.11.02, 09:13 PM
can you explain the change to 'hand polished' bodies? i thought the previous gloss coat was great.

marc
2008.11.02, 09:35 PM
Yea, I'm puzzled too! :confused:

TommyKing
2008.11.03, 01:45 AM
i cant wait for all item above the mc laren and the F430 gt , i love it so much

eztuner12
2008.11.03, 08:36 AM
can you explain the change to 'hand polished' bodies? i thought the previous gloss coat was great.

My personal opinion about no gloss coat finish, “save money”
About hand polished, “sales gimmick” as a diversion, to the no gloss coat.
Cheers;)

simpleskin
2008.11.03, 09:31 AM
And what's with the $10 dollar increase. Hand polished seems cheaper to me, then the LM bodies started coming out about 10 dollars more expensive. Now all new bodies are that price including hand polished? What's the deal?

marc
2008.11.03, 09:33 AM
Question is, what are they hand-polishing the bodies with? And what was wrong with the original gloss coat?

eztuner12
2008.11.03, 09:42 AM
And what's with the $10 dollar increase. Hand polished seems cheaper to me, then the LM bodies started coming out about 10 dollars more expensive. Now all new bodies are that price including hand polished? What's the deal?

That’s way I use the words “gimmick and diversion” since in US and many other country’s of the world hand labor is very expensive, opposite to China. They take advantage of this to make it less production costly and charge more for it. Considering the LM bodies they use more prime material.
They maybe dont polish at all, but if they do most probably wax and cloth, or just a cloth. I guees Tim has the answer to this, hope so!
Again my personal point of vew.
Cheers

marc
2008.11.03, 09:45 AM
Hope it doesn't take away from the esquisit details and beautiful shines we've come to know and love.
Also, I wonder about the finish. Being hand-polished, would we see fine swirl marks?

mleemor60
2008.11.03, 09:54 AM
I haven't paid any attention to any of the new releases that aren't copies of actual competition cars. How are the finishes listed on the other releases? Generally a race car doesn't have a show quality paint job because it won't last. I would think the polished look has been done to add realism as opposed to "pimp my ride". It could also be a cost cutting measure. Plastics are after all a petroleum derivitive.

boohoo
2008.11.03, 09:56 AM
Hope it doesn't take away from the esquisit details and beautiful shines we've come to know and love.
Also, I wonder about the finish. Being hand-polished, would we see fine swirl marks?there are no swirl marks that ive noticed but the decals are more fragile to the touch

marc
2008.11.03, 11:02 AM
I'm tempted to purchase the new FD green/blue AE86 Trueno AutoScale, but wondering how durable it's paint will be for racing. Wonder if I should get two, if in fact the decals are fragile as you say. Wich sucks cause I really liked the original bodies! The gloss-coating was very tough and durable on the race-trimmed Ferrari's and the decales were bullet-proof! I'm feeling less tempted by these new models.

eztuner12
2008.11.03, 11:20 AM
I haven't paid any attention to any of the new releases that aren't copies of actual competition cars. How are the finishes listed on the other releases? Generally a race car doesn't have a show quality paint job because it won't last. I would think the polished look has been done to add realism as opposed to "pimp my ride". It could also be a cost cutting measure. Plastics are after all a petroleum derivitive.

Hi Mleemore60
I really think that most fans like it “pimp my ride” they really look gooood, I to like it if it wasn’t that the pianted bodies break more easily than the white unpainted, plus they weight more, reasons why I use the unpainted shells.
Have a great day!
Cheers

Tim Johnson
2008.11.03, 11:26 AM
Guys, I would not worry to much about the "hand polished" deal. Most of the "racing" bodies were never gloss coated. The "hand polished" label is just another way to say "no gloss coat". If you look at "hand polished" ASC's and non "glosscoat" ASC's they will look the same.

It cost a lot of money to produce the "racing" bodies due to licensing. So most of the time the "racing" bodies do not have "Glosscoat".

Two issues going against us (Mini-Z Community) is the strength of the Yen and, the price of oil. The bodies are manufactured from a petroleum based product. These two factors are not helping our inexpensive fun.

marc
2008.11.03, 11:34 AM
On the race-trimmed Ferraris, I've noticed that their decales were tough. Is the FD Trueno same?
Also, a question regarding the front body clip's on the Trueno's. Is the FD version the same exact body clip as the original Trueno's? I'm wondering cause I'd like to purchase Atomics' alloy body clip for it.

herman
2008.11.03, 08:03 PM
dang... is it just me? can't see the pics of the ferrari's :(

marc
2008.11.03, 08:27 PM
Hmmmm, interesting herman, the pictures were there! You missed that beautiful white Ferrari? Oh my!

Tim Johnson
2008.11.03, 08:36 PM
Sorry guys, they will be back up soon.

arch2b
2008.11.03, 09:23 PM
i'd prefer glosscoated bodies, even if they cost a couple bucks more. it makes a big difference in durability of the finish and if i'm going to spend almost $40 on a body that is going to take some punishment, i'd prefer it have some level of finish protection.

lfisminiz
2008.11.03, 09:41 PM
I agree with Arch...BUT, lets wait and see how durable the new bodies really are. I was talking to Philip (PN), and i got the impression that they were more scratch resistant. I think we need more race condition reports.

I will say the Aston and the 2 new drift bodies, that i have, look great!:)

Slipstream
2008.11.03, 09:58 PM
I doubt the decals will be more durable without a clear coating over them.

marc
2008.11.03, 10:08 PM
I suppose we could clear-coat theme our selves, but probably not as good as Kyosho's paint.
I still say get two. One for racing in which you dont' care if it get's abused, and one for show. That is if you can afford to do so. :D

What I want to know is, will the Trueno be available in Dnano form? A 1/43 Advan FD Trueno would be sweet :) !

eztuner12
2008.11.03, 10:15 PM
I suppose we could clear-coat theme our selves, but probably not as good as Kyosho's paint.
I still say get two. One for racing in which you dont' care if it get's abused, and one for show. That is if you can afford to do so. :D

What I want to know is, will the Trueno be available in Dnano form? A 1/43 Advan FD Trueno would be sweet :) !

Not bad idea but air brush not can spry right?
Cheers

HammerZ
2008.11.04, 01:47 AM
RAMS!!!!
It's good to see more trucks done. It is hard to tell from those shots, and the fact that they may be prototypes. I wonder if those use the H2 style body mount adapters. They would look very nice on an Overland chassis, for a more street look.

nitromare
2008.11.04, 05:22 AM
Tim when will you have the list for february and march and so on?

herman
2008.11.24, 02:00 AM
hmm... still can't see ferrari pics... can anybody post a reference picture at least?

JOSEC
2008.11.24, 04:30 AM
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=325303&postcount=88

GREETINGS JOSEC...:)

Tim Johnson
2008.11.24, 10:36 AM
Tim when will you have the list for february and march and so on?

When the time appropriate I will release that info. I usually can not release info that is more that 3 months out.

Karl.no
2008.11.24, 11:18 PM
WHEN will there be a RANGE ROVER body ???
Preferably for the OVERLAND chassis. This car has a wide appeal both stateside and in europe, even tha japanese like it! So I dont see why Kyosho haven't made it yet?

FrankW1029
2008.11.25, 07:01 AM
even tho I haven't touch the mini-z in a while...m u s t ...g e t...the F 1-G T R!!!

HaCo
2008.12.16, 01:13 PM
The SuperGT GT-R Motul, Xanavi and Calsonic are listed on Kyosho.de, unfortunately with a 350Z picture... but they are coming!!!! :D

dhamby123
2008.12.19, 02:01 PM
what would really be nice is if the 2.4 cars would work with othere 2.4 systems . i really like the 2.4 stuff but i will not run the kyosho 2.4 radio it is no better than the stock ko radio as far as trim and end points . heck if i could use my dx radio it would change all my z,s over to the 2.4 system . just somthing i think really hurts the 2.4 cars. looking forward to the new bodies for 09

eztuner12
2008.12.19, 03:10 PM
what would really be nice is if the 2.4 cars would work with othere 2.4 systems . i really like the 2.4 stuff but i will not run the kyosho 2.4 radio it is no better than the stock ko radio as far as trim and end points . heck if i could use my dx radio it would change all my z,s over to the 2.4 system . just somthing i think really hurts the 2.4 cars. looking forward to the new bodies for 09

Hi
You can buy an 2.4ghz Mini-z module for an Ko propo or Futaba transmitters and go with a high end transmitter in place of the Kyosho 2,4Ghz.;)
Cheers

x_zminiracer
2008.12.19, 07:22 PM
what would really be nice is if the 2.4 cars would work with othere 2.4 systems . i really like the 2.4 stuff but i will not run the kyosho 2.4 radio it is no better than the stock ko radio as far as trim and end points . heck if i could use my dx radio it would change all my z,s over to the 2.4 system . just somthing i think really hurts the 2.4 cars. looking forward to the new bodies for 09

the k18 is way better adjustably wise compared to the stock am...love my 2.4's... like my am's

dhamby123
2008.12.20, 10:03 PM
oh i see . well that makes the dif. then but i guess ill stick with the am since i already have my money tied up in the jr spektrum line . but nice to know about how much would it cost to get a ko or futaba radio in 2.4 that would run the 2.4 z ??

eztuner12
2008.12.20, 10:33 PM
oh i see . well that makes the dif. then but i guess ill stick with the am since i already have my money tied up in the jr spektrum line . but nice to know about how much would it cost to get a ko or futaba radio in 2.4 that would run the 2.4 z ??

Perhaps you can find the price at tinyrc.com, “atomocmods.com”, fast Pace Racing.com or Reflex.com
Cheers;)

Skv012a
2008.12.21, 12:37 AM
I'm also slowly questing to get 2.4 and for me, the extra steering trim stock 2.4 Kyo TX provides should be just fine. It all depends how much you end up paying, but at least you can use it with nanos and other kyo stuff.

dhamby123
2008.12.24, 04:37 PM
just went out to atomic mods the ko radio is 200 bucks and the 2.4 module is 73 bucks wooooow so i figure about 285 bucks shipped man ill keep the futaba am stuff heck 285 that 2 brand new mini-z rtr,s id rather have the cars..

byebye
2008.12.24, 07:56 PM
just went out to atomic mods the ko radio is 200 bucks and the 2.4 module is 73 bucks wooooow so i figure about 285 bucks shipped man ill keep the futaba am stuff heck 285 that 2 brand new mini-z rtr,s id rather have the cars..

you can get the radio and am modulenfor around $220. Then later upgrade the module for $73 then get a 2.4chassis and transfer all your mods to it. That's what I did. Of course I have the cash to blow. I did get a great deal from saitam,$110 shipped for a Helios. This will make three now. IMO it's well worth upgrading just he radio.

Let's not get off topic though.

Kris

eztuner12
2008.12.24, 10:04 PM
just went out to atomic mods the ko radio is 200 bucks and the 2.4 module is 73 bucks wooooow so i figure about 285 bucks shipped man ill keep the futaba am stuff heck 285 that 2 brand new mini-z rtr,s id rather have the cars..

Hi
If you have a Futaba 3PK check this out, it may help

KO Module Adaptor fro 3PK, M8 and M11 at rcKenon Hobby

Cheers

dhamby123
2008.12.25, 08:43 AM
Of course I have the cash to blow. ......... money is not the issue i just think its nutz to have a 300 dollar controller to run a little mini-z

2EZ
2008.12.25, 11:27 PM
Why don't you guys leave this thread for Tim to post new items insted of all the other talk??

arch2b
2008.12.26, 12:48 PM
tim, this thread can be split. you can then close these product update threads if you wish and leave them just for your updating? up to you. just let me know how i can help if needed.

Skv012a
2009.01.03, 10:54 AM
Of course I have the cash to blow. ......... money is not the issue i just think its nutz to have a 300 dollar controller to run a little mini-z

Nevermind a Z, think about dnano :eek:

boohoo
2009.02.25, 12:52 PM
was wondering when the f430 gt whitebody would be released

herman
2009.02.26, 01:18 AM
it's out in h.k. (just saw it a couple of weeks back)...

Traveler
2009.02.26, 03:26 AM
Its available in the US as well.

EMU
2009.02.26, 03:28 AM
Where? They are talking about the unpainted, not the white AutoScale...

Traveler
2009.02.26, 03:37 AM
Where? They are talking about the unpainted, not the white AutoScale...

Ooops! Guess I'm not fully awake yet.:o

ocean rodeo
2009.03.01, 09:01 AM
Will Kyosho be making Audi R8 autoscales for the MR-02? That would be awesome, and I think it will handle just as good.

HaCo
2009.03.01, 10:09 AM
Will Kyosho be making Audi R8 autoscales for the MR-02? That would be awesome, and I think it will handle just as good.

Give it the GT3 autfit if they do so please... :)

Nosski
2009.03.02, 02:57 AM
Hey Tim! Any plans for monster & overland in 2.4???

Skv012a
2009.03.02, 12:31 PM
Hmm, may we EVER hope for a toyota MR2?

boohoo
2009.03.02, 12:36 PM
Where? They are talking about the unpainted, not the white AutoScale...

ive seen the whitebody f430gt on fleabay today

marc
2009.03.02, 03:03 PM
Fujimi has a kick-ass 1st generation MR2 that would be killer! It's got wide fenders, a deep air-dam, huge wing, and big airscoop going over the roof.

eztuner12
2009.03.02, 03:14 PM
Fujimi has a kick-ass 1st generation MR2 that would be killer! It's got wide fenders, a deep air-dam, huge wing, and big airscoop going over the roof.

Hi marc;)
Any pics????
Thx,
Cheers

EMU
2009.03.02, 03:26 PM
I have a whitebody 430GTC and 98mm GTR on the way... :p From pictures, it looks like there is no roof on the GTR, it is all part of the windshield...

eztuner12
2009.03.02, 05:27 PM
I have a whitebody 430GTC and 98mm GTR on the way... :p From pictures, it looks like there is no roof on the GTR, it is all part of the windshield...

Hello EMU
Great 98mm W/B GTR!!!!:eek: Is the one you are expecting a white unpainted shell?
Lokking on for youe 98MM GTR test drive feedback;).
Thx...
Cheers

Nosski
2009.03.02, 06:20 PM
Lambo Gallardo / Audi R8 / Phat Audi RS4 please!!!

Have picked up a couple of oldskool fujimi bodies Golf Mk 3 VR6 & Golf MK 2

Just gotta figure out how to mount them onto MA10 chassis!

lfisminiz
2009.03.02, 06:37 PM
EMU - same here. Got both comming...and yes it looks like roof is part of window...pretty cool.:)

arch2b
2009.04.04, 09:36 AM
Whats new for Twenty 09.

is it just me or did this listing by month get drastically shorter? what happened to all the other months?

Felix2010
2009.04.04, 10:52 AM
It's not you arch:)

I tried to see if there was news of a timeframe for the new White Murcielago, new GT-R GT500 and McLaren F1 GTR Autoscales that I saw pics of on another thread on here. No such luck(yet).

I hope Tim still doesn't mind giving us the Down-Low on all the new K goods.:) This is a great thread fo' sho':D

FrankW1029
2009.07.23, 08:43 PM
saw the new pearl white Murcielago ready-set if anyone cares.

boohoo
2009.07.24, 11:59 AM
looks like they are re-realising the w/b 360 gtc body again

marc
2009.07.24, 02:49 PM
I like the new white Mazda RX7 FD3S AutoScale! Tempting...............

kryten
2009.07.24, 03:39 PM
looks like they are re-realising the w/b 360 gtc body again

I hope so,that has always been one of my fav body's for the mini-z's/

arch2b
2009.08.28, 09:23 PM
anyone notice the new drift bodies coming?

paul_england
2009.08.29, 05:08 AM
nice find arch! they look quite nice, shame its hand polish tho cuz all them decals are asking to come off :(!

kryten
2009.08.29, 07:18 AM
nice find arch! they look quite nice, shame its hand polish tho cuz all them decals are asking to come off :(!

You can always clear coat them before use,that should help protect them.

okoye
2009.08.29, 07:53 AM
when are these coming out?

arch2b
2009.08.29, 09:13 AM
when are these coming out?

jpn site has 9/2009.