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@ Stu: No problem, sometimes the short psotings are missleading a bit ;)

@ Torsten: As i said a few pages earlier, the oil reservoir looks like a plastic bean, much worse then the Tamiya 1:20 kit!
Not sure if their research was not accurate or why the put out such part. I know that Beemax/Nunu kits are not the best when it comes to quality, that`s why the question about the price came up i guess.
I`m looking forward to your progress and if such things can cause more trouble (fitting of the cowl finaly or else).

Overall it seems not to be a kit which unexperienced modelers should tackle in the first.
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Scaleautomodeler, nothing I said was meant as an insult. While its unfortunate, I don't see it as a deal breaker for a kit to have this. That was all I ever met by any comments I made.
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Is there someone around willing to measure the rims for me from that kit? I need the width and the exact diameter from the rims. A digital measuring toll would be needed as dimensions have to be exact on a tenth of a millimeter.
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mmm, if you're planning to make tires, i think you better have the rims in your posession to check fitment.
And, another problem: rims are made in 1 piece, both ends have 'lips' so it will be difficult to get resin tire over that lip. Maybe you should also make rims otherwise customer will have to remove 1 lip (that is, if tires are in 1 piece) or cut rims in 2

If you want, i can send parts to you if you promise to send back within reasonable time. Shipping to germany would cost Euro 20

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Hi Wim,

thank you for kind offer, i will think about it cause your absolutely right, it`s better to have the rims to make them fit perfectly.
About the one piece rims, the Tamiya kits are made the same way, one piece but i guess the solution to make them fit would work on this kit as well.
I have not seen the rims in realty, maybe someone can post a picture where the edge of the rim is visible, makes it easier to judge if the solution works out or changes have to be made.
I`m not a friend of doing changes to the rims for 2 reasons, first is more work for the modeler, and it leaves no option to go back to original tires. We don`t know if Nunu provide them as replacement in a few years, Tamiya did unfotunately not offer the option.
Doing rims too leaves the best option, of course, dioramas are possible that way too. Have to think about it.
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Wow, thank you for fast reply Wim! :)

Yes, they look quite similar to the Tamiya ones, so no changes needed to the rims and the same solution like for Tamyia will work here too, that`s good news!
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Re: 1/12 Lotus 99t NUNU

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Some shots with tamiya and beemax rims and tyres
Beemax rims have a bit more diameter and length.

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99T front rim, FW14 fromt rim. 99T rear rim, FW14 rear rim
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FW14 rear tyre on 99T rim, 99T rear tyre on FW14 rim
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FW14 Tyre on 99T rim. 99T Tyre on FW14 rim

Comparsion between MP4/6 (on sprue) and 99T rims
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Thanks for the pictures!
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Thank you Torsten for taking these pics, that`s why i love this forum, there is allways someone who is able to help! :)
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