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1976 Tyrrell P34

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1976 Tyrrell P34

Postby tehSAC » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:09 am

Time to start the next kit! I actually picked this kit up a couple years ago at a garage sale. Sprues still sealed in the original packaging. I am wanting to convert this to the Japanese GP version but I’m having difficulties finding the detail parts to convert this kit. Mainly for the rear wing, cockpit, and engine parts. So unless I can find those it will be built as is. Any leads on those parts would be greatly appreciated. I’ve already purchased replacement decals from Indycals to replace the old yellowed ones. Working on the body sanding down mold lines and filling in the gap on the cockpit front.

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Re: 1976 Tyrrell P34

Postby atlantakat1 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:33 am

Tamiya released a Japanese GP version of this kit a few years back. The rear wing for Schecter's car is photoetch as is the engine screen. Rain tyres too.
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Re: 1976 Tyrrell P34

Postby Jordan2.0 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:01 am

Sorry to say that you started on the wrong foot..You gonna spend way more money searching for the option parts then buying the correct kit..As said in previous reply, you much better of buying the Japan version..

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Ps: Turn this one in another version there are plenty to choose from..AND the "japan" version also ran at Watkins glen and Canada;
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Re: 1976 Tyrrell P34

Postby tehSAC » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:05 pm

atlantakat1 wrote:Tamiya released a Japanese GP version of this kit a few years back. The rear wing for Schecter's car is photoetch as is the engine screen. Rain tyres too.


Yea I’ve seen that. Oh well no biggie if I can’t find the parts needed.

Jordan2.0 wrote:Sorry to say that you started on the wrong foot..You gonna spend way more money searching for the option parts then buying the correct kit..As said in previous reply, you much better of buying the Japan version..

Alex

Ps: Turn this one in another version there are plenty to choose from..AND the "japan" version also ran at Watkins glen and Canada;


Yea understood. I wasn’t seeking this kit out just happened to find it at a garage sale and purchased it. If I can’t convert it to the Japanese version easily then it will just stay this version.
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Re: 1976 Tyrrell P34

Postby Orso » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:03 pm

I built mine as Ronnie Peterson's test session in 1976
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Re: 1976 Tyrrell P34

Postby tubegenius » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:58 pm

I don't think there are rain tires in the Japan GP kit.
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Re: 1976 Tyrrell P34

Postby Orso » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:00 pm

tubegenius wrote:I don't think there are rain tires in the Japan GP kit.

Never heard of that from Tamiya only from Fujimi.
No rain tires show at the Tamiya site: https://www.tamiya.com/english/products ... /index.htm
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Re: 1976 Tyrrell P34

Postby Roncla » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:44 pm

I've got the Tamiya Japan GP kit here and it has slicks.
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Re: 1976 Tyrrell P34

Postby bestbalsakits » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:16 am

There are rain tire sets available for 1/20 P34:
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Re: 1976 Tyrrell P34

Postby tehSAC » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:32 am

Thanks for all the information everyone! I think I'm just going to stick with it being out of the box kit. Nothing extra.
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