Toyota Tom's 84C Racing Master Mk.6
I got this model thanks to a contact with a forum member from Vintage-RC. I had been searching for such a model for several months so the deal was quick.
The Racing Master family
As the name says, this model belongs to the Racing Master series featuring 7 models:
58021 Can-Am Lola RM Mk.1 (1980)
58022 Datsun 280ZX RM Mk.2 (1980)
58032 Tornado RM Mk.3 (1982)
58033 Ford C100 RM Mk.4 (1983)
58042 Porsche 956 RM Mk.5 (1984)
58052 Porsche 956 RM Mk.7 New Man (1985)
In 1985, Tamiya releases the 6th evolution of the series, the Toyota Tom's 84C:
Official photo from the 1985 RC Guide Book
Toyota Tom's 84C Racing Master Mk.6 (1985)
All Racing Master models are 1/12th scale: apart from the Porsche 959 Paris Dakar and the Toyota Celica Rally GroupB that will follow in 1986 and 1987, these are the last models at this scale in Tamiya's offering. Even GroupC models that will follow the Racing Master series will be 1/10 scale.
My Toyota Tom's 84C when it arrived
The previous owner gave a precise description and several photos of his model so I had no bad surprise when opening the parcel.
The model as it arrived
The model is in excellent condition: the chassis was already driven but very few and with so much care that it shows no scratch at all. Same thing about the perfect condition bodyshell: only the rear wing and stay are missing. However, there is a paint mistake: the red and silver stripes on the cockpit are reversed. Tis is annoying but I will not strip the entire bodyshell to correct this.