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Oh..kom er eens kijken wat er in m'n schoehoentje ligt, allehes gekreegen... van die goede Sint...
First line of a dutch song that kids sing in front of the fireplace in December to please Sinterklaas (Dutch version of Santa Claus) We were told that if you behave as a good boy, and leave a carrot in your shoe for Sint's horse...
You might get what you asked for...

Whether it was my bad signing, the lame carrot or me just being a bad boy....never got the Slotcar set I asked for.
Been spending that last odd 30 years compensating.
So now, every year when the days are getting short and the nights cold and long... when December comes...
its pay back time 馃槄
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My singing hasn't improved, but control over my wishlist has...so what's better than 1 BMW M4?...
2 BMW M4 GT3's
Too late now to write a full post, but will reserve this place for a write up on both the Carrera BMW M4 and the 3DP version of TA71.

to be continued

with kind regards
Tamar
 

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What's better than 1 BMW M4 GT3?
  • 1 Porsche 911 GT3 R
  • 1 Ferrari 488 GT3
  • 1 Mercedes-AMG GT3
  • 1 Bentley Continental GT3
  • 1 Lamborghini Hurac谩n GT3
  • 1 BMW M6 GT3
  • .................
 

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you guys are too mean. the M4 GT3 is a great looking car (from a great looking guy!).
Honestly, I like her "face".
 

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Well, from the b-pillar back it could be a perfectly innocuous Lexus, that's true enough. And I do give them kudos for attempting to keep the kidney grill thing going all these years but... a face only a mother could love, I feel. 馃し鈥嶁檪锔
 

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@ Pedro: Its a personal which list, to each his own
@ Grunz: Sure 3 is even better than 2....but like you patience isn't my best virtue...and for #3 I might have to wait till I can post my 2023 Santa wishlist.
@ David: all your picks were on my previous wishlist(s) and have been fulfilled as part of my compensation,
but the fun part of the hobby (and goal of tuning & preparing these M4's) is to prove you wrong 馃槈
@ Kalgani: You naughty boy

With kind regards
Tamar
 

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@tamar.nelwan: I do not think that the sideways is going to be that far off. I think mid next year is going to hit the shelves.
I like what TA71 have done with the extra details in resin...although how crash-resistant those are it remains to be seen.
I hope that you are going to do a review of these two cars in terms of body weight, etc.
 

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To each it鈥檚 own, TA71 to builders/painters who like unique liveries in good performing chasis, Carrera/3dp cars to people without the time or skills to paint that want a nice car in a good enough performing chasis. As for the Sideways it will be a success imho, as well as the other GT cars of their line, cause they have nailed good looking cars with good performance and well balanced among them.馃槈
 

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Oh sorry, I did not mean as a comparison. I just would like to see some stats on both bodies...or mainly the TA71.
Hello Gio
Those stats you were looking for on the TA71 M4?.... I added late this autumn to the DiSCA 1/32 car data google doc available from the resource menu on the officialdisca.com website.
As are the stats/data I've recently added of the Carrera BMW M4
I'd say have a look :cool:

But then again, data is as valuable and correct as what you might add...and compare.
So if you compare the total weight of the two bodies...yep the Carrera is almost twice as heavy than the TA71. But if you compare the "bare" body weight as in the clean body-shell without lights, windows, detail parts and tray interior.....
... the injection moulded Carrera body at 17,1 gr is only 3,6 gr heavier than the TA71 3DP body-shell at 13,6 gr.
So its a choice down to spending the odd couple of hours to Dremel weight out of the Carrera...or spending the same amount of time priming, sanding and painting the TA71.

With kind regards
Tamar
 

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So its a choice down to spending the odd couple of hours to Dremel weight out of the Carrera...or spending the same amount of time priming, sanding and painting the TA71.

With kind regards
Tamar
Oh wait for 3 months for Sideways to release their own M4 ;-)
Thanks Tamar, will have a look.
The TA 13,6 gr is a lot for a bare body: did they include some internal bracing or rear/front splitter into the body?
 

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Oh wait for 3 months for Sideways to release their own M4 ;-)
Thanks Tamar, will have a look.
The TA 13,6 gr is a lot for a bare body: did they include some internal bracing or rear/front splitter into the body?
If they (Sideways) do the M4 like the Bentley...yep well worth the wait, if they treat the M4 like its predecessor the M6...could not be bothered.

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As for the TA71, some internal bracing to the body screw mounts certainly boosted the weight... but in itself SLS process with the required min 0,75 mm wall thickness is what makes 3DP bodies quite heavy.

Oops and now see in the image that I weighted it with one of the 3DP resin headlight clusters still in the body.
So deduct 0,4gr from the 13,6 bare body shell weight. Still that's 13,2.
In the time since my last post...I've taken 1,2 gr out of the Carrera M4...and that's just from the roof 馃槄

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I personally do like the Sideways M6. I think it has a nice level of details and a good presence on the track.
I feel like Sideways has paid less attention to the details for the the Conti and the Vantage.
I finally managed to order one Lexus white kit, so I am eager to see how it looks like.
 

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Well Gio, although we agree most of the time, on this one...we'll have too agree ...to disagree. 馃槈

Far easier to add details than it is to correct a disproportionally shaped body.
So even if such disproportions mean that whole car gets a better presence on track...
...I would prefer to have a less detailed but well proportioned and shaped car... than the other way around.

And Sideways has proved to be perfectly capable of doing both ( meaning producing well shaped correctly proportioned and performant cars)

And I'll be more than happy to review their M4 when it becomes available...because...what's better than 1 BMW M4 GT3? 馃槄
 

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I personally do like the Sideways M6. I think it has a nice level of details and a good presence on the track.
I feel like Sideways has paid less attention to the details for the the Conti and the Vantage.
I finally managed to order one Lexus white kit, so I am eager to see how it looks like.
Me too like the M6, but none of mine is up to the pace of my Lambos or Fords Gt, but I have heard stories about some M6 ruling the class
 
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