Monthly Archives: April 2020

Happy Holiday (Buggy) staying at home

The Tamiya Holiday Buggy was introduced in 1980, and back then these Kits cost a similar price to what they cost today, so back in the 80’s that was a lot of money!
The Holiday Buggy has an original chassis and body, but had been upgraded with new electronics, and a 380 Sport tuned motor (not easy to get hold of). Running a 1500 mah Li-ion in this video, it runs very nice. Note, I’m using the original Acoms Techniplus radio system…
Speed runing an old RC Car is pretty interesting, with the modern electronics and better motor this actually produced a pretty good top speed!
Source: Tomley RC YouTube channel

Stay Home & Drive an RC Car! Tamiya Comical Frog Buggy video review by RC Driver

Looking for something to do? Want to pick up a fun hobby? Maybe you’re already in the RC hobby, but radio control cars are a great way to pass some time and have a ton of fun while doing so. What’s even better is you can really enjoy the radio control car hobby right in your home. In this video we give you a glimpse into what buying an RC car kit is like and how much fun you can have with one. Our vehicle of choice to show you the aspects of the hobby is the Tamiya Comical Frog Buggy kit. This kit you get to build and detail just like you can with a model and then you get to drive it! We’ll drive it indoors and outdoors. It’s an affordable kit and you can buy the rest of the electronics you need to complete it fairly inexpensively.
Source: RC Driver YouTube channel

Assembling the Tamiya Mini 4WD MA Chassis video

~ Preparation before assembly ~
00:00 Removing parts
00:51 Check parts
01:21 Read the note
01:35 Put the parts in the box
02:25 See instructions
02:40 What you need for assembly
03:10 How to use nipper
04:06 How to use the driver
04:34 How to find parts to use

~ Mini 4WD assembly started! ~
05:58 [1] Assembling the body
07:12 [2] Paste body sticker
07:50 [3] Chassis assembly (roller & skid)
10:15 [4] Assembly of the chassis (tires and wheels)
13:10 [5] Installing the battery bracket (front side)
14:27 [6] Mounting of switch bracket (rear side)
15:55 [7] Installation of pinion gear
16:46 [8] Motor mounting
18:23 [9] Installation of counter gear
19:51 [10] Installing the battery
20:50 [11] Mounting the body

Midship layout (MS chassis) with a motor mounted in the center of the car body, (AR chassis) designed with consideration for airflow (aero) while running, this is a summary of each characteristic in one chassis MA chassis. (MA is an abbreviation for MidshipAERO). The integrated monocoque structure further enhances ease of assembly and maintenance, making it a chassis that can be enjoyed by both beginners and experienced racers.
Mini 4WD MA chassis machine lineup

Tamiya Upcoming Release List May 2020

R/C Models
 47437  1/10 R/C 1997 Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR (TT-01 Type-E)
 47442  1/10 R/C Terra Scorcher (2020)
 47348  1/10 R/C The Grasshopper Candy Green Edition
 42354  TRF Big Bore Dampers+ (4pcs.)
 42355  TRF Super Short Big Bore Dampers+ (4pcs.)
 51635  1/10 Scale R/C Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Body Parts Set
 54929  CC-02 Stainless Steel Adjustable Tie-Rod Set
 56556  Hub Nuts for Single Wheels (Black, 2pcs.)
 56557  Hub Nuts for Dual Wheels (Black, 2pcs.)

Static Models
 25201  1/48 Mitsubishi Ki-46 Ⅲ Type 100 Command Recon Plane (Dinah) (w/Background Pamphlet)

 95550  TRF-Racer Jr. Black Special
 15525  Low Friction Plastic Double Rollers w/Rubber Rings (Red & Blue/13-12mm)
 95567  Spin Cobra
 95568  Proto-Saber Evolution
 95556  2mm Aluminum Lock Nut (Orange, 5pcs.)
 95558  Brake Set (for AR Chassis) (Orange)
 95559  Front Under Guard (Orange)
 95560  Low-Friction Plastic Bearing Set (Orange)
 95562  Lightweight Double Aluminum Rollers (9-8mm/Red)

Tools & Paints
 87204  Metal Primer (40ml Bottle)

Video review of Tamiya 35372 1/35 Russian Heavy Tank KV-1N Model 1941 Early Production

This model kit recreates a WWII Soviet subject. It’s considered an important design in the history of armor, as it was developed concurrently with the T-34 medium tank. Armed with a powerful 76.2mm ZIS-5 gun and continually updated to improve its survivability, it served through to the end of WWII.

• 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit.
• Early 1941 model is depicted.
• Completely new design, with no parts brought over from previous kits.
• Early 1941 features such as welded turret and early production road wheels are accurately rendered.
• Surface textures such as the rough Soviet steel plate and cast areas reproduced with weld lines also depicted.
• Driver and gearbox hatches, plus fender-top stowage cases can be assembled open or closed.
• Simple turret ring construction.
• Assembly type tracks feature one-piece straight sections and recreate upper run “sag”.
• Comes with two marking options and a single commander torso figure.

Source of the video review: Andy’s Hobby Headquarters

First official product photos and description of Tamiya 95572 Rayvolf Light Blue Special Polycarbonate Body MS Chassis

This is a special edition release of the classic Rayvolf (original kit: Item 18611), a speed-oriented clear polycarbonate body paired with the easy to assemble MS chassis in a new light blue-themed color scheme.

MS Chassis
The excellent three-piece MS Chassis has its motor and battery loaded in the centerpiece, which provides superb stability at high speeds.

• Mini 4WD model assembly kit. Length: 154mm, width: 92mm, height: 45mm.
• Clear polycarbonate provides for a lighter car and lower center of gravity. Wheel arches are pre-cut.
• Use Tamiya PS Spray Color polycarbonate paints for body painting.
• Body stickers included.
• Chrome plated wheels are paired with super-hard hard, low-profile tires in black with white sidewall print: “RAYVOLF SUPER HARD”.
• Type 130 double shaft motor is included. The model features a 3.5:1 gear ratio.
• Two AA batteries required (sold separately).
• A wide range of Grade-Up Parts is available separately to customize your car.