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Tamiya: Honda S600
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 01:57 AM UTC


Here's a look at Tamiya's kit of the Honda S600 - a neat little 2-seater that first appeared in 1964 and marked Japan's first serious entry into the international car market.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 03:07 PM UTC
Nice review Rohan, and this will definitely look good displayed beside the MGB. It will possibly go together a bit more easily than the Airfix kit as well

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 12:48 AM UTC
Good review, Rowan! And, yes, a fine choice. Thank you for taking the time to show the box contents!
S600 was quite a brilliant engineering feat. On the American market was received with reserve because its chain powered running train and high rev engine, but now it's a precious collector's item.
I was considering buying one of these kits as well, but my projected schedule was seriously altered by the course of events.
I'll love to see the build blog of this charming "sleeper" for sure.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 08:03 AM UTC
Hi Damian and Gabriel

Cheers guys!

It was a blast reviewing the S600! Quite a change from endless aircraft!

I'm not going to start this little gem until I've finished the MGB (which I will do, by hook or by crook! ), but I'm really looking forward to it.

@ Gabriel - I think it's safe to say you won't regret buying the S600 if your build schedule gets back on course.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 09:46 AM UTC
Rowan,
Just a great review. Well organized, well written, and excellent photographs. Being a Tamiya kit, I'm sure that the build will be a pleasure unlike the Airfix B.

I'd go for the Scarlet/Black combination as it really looks quite nice. Ok, so it's the color combination of my 1967 MGB

Joel
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 10:09 AM UTC
Cheers Joel

I hate to say it, but I'm leaning towards Pacific Blue - partly because I rather fancy buying a Telecaster finished in a similar colour.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 11:11 AM UTC

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I hate to say it, but I'm leaning towards Pacific Blue - partly because I rather fancy buying a Telecaster finished in a similar colour.



Funny, I would have picked you as a Gretsch Semi-acoustic rather than a Tele man Rowan. If you get a Tele, you need to set up the Steve Morse pickup configuration


Me, I have a Strat and an SG, and a number of acoustics.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 07:47 AM UTC
Hi Damian

Actually, you're not far wrong - I do want to add a Gretsch to my collection too! Probably one of the recent Streamliners fitted with a Bigsby, because I've never had a guitar with a one.

Steve Morse is missing a trick with that Tele; if the centre pick-up wasn't at an angle, he could squeeze another one in - and that guitar is clearly crying out for more pickups!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 12:51 PM UTC
Rowan, I'm ready for a bench session, all I need is that glass of bourbon!


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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 09:48 AM UTC
Hi Damian

Sorry - I missed your post.

Wow - Roy Buchanan! Nice soundtrack for a build session!

All the best

Rowan