Category Archives: Reviews

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

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

Pure Fun 4WD RC Car Kit! Tamiya Comical Avante GF-01CB Off-Road Buggy video review by RC Driver



Need a new kit to build? One that is just for pure fun? Perhaps something 4WD and electric? This could be your next kit right here Tamiya Fans! This is the new Tamiya Comical Avante RC Buggy and it’s different from the Tamiya Comical kits we’ve seen before. This Tamiya RC car kit is the first 4WD in the Comical Buggy line which is of course fitting for the Avante name, but it is most certainly going to bump up the fun factor of the drive. The Comical Avante sits on the new chassis variant the GF-01CB. This is Tamiya’s 4wd driveline chassis with oil damped shocks, independent suspension, top mount battery for fun wheelie action and signature spring loaded front bumper. Beyond the new prepainted Avante body, it also has new Bubble Step Block tires! Once you build this kit up on the bench, you’re guaranteed to have a ton of fun driving it! Our review captures all the details and of course features plenty of action too!
Source: RC Driver YouTube channel

Honey, I shrunk the Tamiya Lunch Box – Customizing the SW-01 Chassis

 

While waiting for the new Tamiya SW-01 MudMad, we thought about building a little companion for our big classic lime green Lunch Box. Now this is easy, while using the new SW-01 Lunch Box clear body set No. 54927.

As candy lime green isn´t available in the Tamiya Series of PS Paints, we used Proline Airbrush paint number 6325-05 pearl lime green. It comes very close to the Tamiya paint, and looks incredible in the sun.

These cars are ideal to customize them in so many ways. Enjoy the line of Tamiya Comical RC, and with the new clear body set, which will also be available in the future for the upcoming MudMad, you can customize your SW-01, as you like.

Enjoy !

 

Off-Roadin’ & Haulin’! Tamiya 58676 Volvo A60H Hauler G6-01 6×6 RC Off-Road Truck Review by RC Driver



Get ready heavy equipment enthusiasts! The G6-01 platform from Tamiya gets a new body style and a new look to the chassis with the release of the Volvo A60H Hauler kit. The G6-01 is a full build up 6×6 truck kit that comes with the motor, you get to add your choice of electronics. The big features on this G6-01 are the pre-painted Volvo A60H cab body and abs molded dump bed. The chassis and other supported parts are now molded in a bright yellow to match the body. We assembled our kit and took this hauler out bashing. The G6-01 is a fun all around kit and delivers a lot of action whether you’re speeding around your backyard or a dirt lot. Love the look of heavy equipment, but still want the fun of running an RC at full throttle? Then you need to check out the Tamiya Volvo A60H Hauler G6-01 6×6 Truck!
Source: RC Driver YouTube channel