The Super Champ was an update to the SRB (Special Racing Buggy) chassis and was the last of Tamiya’s ‘heavy metal’ buggies. After the Super Champ, plastic would reign supreme as the structural material of choice for Tamiya’s off-road buggies.
Originally posted 2008-01-05 06:16:24.
Tamiya’s re-issue initiative continues to bring back the oldies. The Subaru Brat was originally issued in 1983 and has been re-issued in 2007. As expected, the re-issue remains very faithful to the original while adding a few improvements.
Originally posted 2009-02-08 20:04:28.
One of the early plastic off-road buggies for Tamiya, the Wild Willy was often referred to as a “stunt vehicle”, because of it’s ability to frequently wear out rear tires doing never-ending wheelies. (more…)
Originally posted 2008-09-22 10:48:57.
The Tamiya Frog was one of Tamiya’s early plastic buggies that marked the end of the “heavy metal” era of off-road RC vehicles. (more…)
Originally posted 2008-02-12 12:27:53.
Once kits like the Frog and Hornet got re-issued, you knew it was only a matter of time before a new Hot Shot appeared. (more…)
Originally posted 2009-02-16 09:37:00.
Once the domain of a only a very lucky few, the Tamiya Black Porsche is now available for common folk. (more…)
Originally posted 2009-07-11 00:25:55.
The XR311 was Tamiya’s first off-road vehicle and its first kit with a fully independent suspension. (more…)
Originally posted 2008-07-20 20:42:02.
Exploring amongst the many cubby-holes at my favorite hobby shop, Penn Valley Hobby Center in Lansdale, PA, I came across this complete example of a well used Celica LB Turbo in a box of used radio gear. Of course, I had to rescue it. (more…)
Originally posted 2008-06-02 10:43:26.
In 1976, Tamiya stormed on to the R/C car scene with the 1/12 scale Porsche 934. (more…)
Originally posted 2007-09-21 14:04:31.
After the Bruiser faded away in the 1980′s, Tamiya resurrected the all metal, three-speed concept with the Mountaineer. (more…)
Originally posted 2008-08-10 19:31:27.