Tamiya Subaru Brat (1983, 2007)

By | Jul 17, 2015

d70_4125-edit
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.


The artwork on the box is the same as on the original, including the small thumbnail of the chassis in the upper right corner.

d70_4132-edit
This shot of the chassis is from the side of the box and details the chassis components nicely. The Brat uses the same chassis as the Frog.

d70_4133-edit
Also on the side of the box are detailed artworks on the suspension components.

d70_4128-edit
A color-coded engineering drawing is standard fare on Tamiya packaging.

d70_4129-edit
The motor drivetrain components are illustrated along with suggested radio and battery gear.

d70_4126-edit
Box contents.

d70_4135-edit
New for the re-issue is an electronic speed controller and second body shell in polycarbonate.

d70_4138-edit
Nice thing about these re-issues is that many of their parts can be used to update other vintage Tamiya models. In this case, the Subaru Brat uses the same wheels and tires that are on the Ford Ranger F150 XLT. In addition to the Ranger, the tires are the same as the rear tires on the Rough Rider and Fast Attack Vehicle.

 

You might also like:

Tamiya Bruiser (1985, 2012)
Tamiya Porsche 935 (1977)
Tamiya Jaguar X JR-12 (1991, 2005)
Tamiya Mountaineer (1992, 2014)
Tamiya F-150 Racing Truck (1995)
2 Comments so far
  1. alan grenwood April 30, 2009 4:23 pm

    need spare parts for my brat so i can give it to my son can anyone help i need two front uprights on the suspention

  2. rcgrabbag April 30, 2009 6:54 pm

    You should be able to get spare parts from tamiyausa.com or towerhobbies.com since the Brat has been re-issued by Tamiya.

Leave a Comment

If you would like to make a comment, please fill out the form below.

Name (required)

Email (required)

Website

Comments

© 2002-2015 RC/GrabBag.com

Bad Behavior has blocked 729 access attempts in the last 7 days.