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Rat fans!' No it's not an
80's kids icon, but a look in to the
world of aging your model long before
Justin explains how he did his and the
results are.. well you'll see...
true classic racer, but not as you know
it?... Find out a best
kept secret from the 80's. Not only
Tamiya were making kits, but illegal
copies were being made at a cut down
Speed gearbox problems? Not anymore!... A superb article
on how to take apart and rebuild your
complicated 3 speed gearbox.
Don't miss the FREE manual to download.
Re-releases ... what do YOU think? Will they ever
stop? What effect does it have? What
models are coming next? Why are they
doing it? What is my collection now
worth? Should I sell stuff now?
back to 2006 Tamiya101 has
only been around six years or so. But
we thought it time to get down and personel
with you... at last!
Rover SRB Conversion The classic and
popular Sand Rover has always deserved
to sit on an SRB chassis in order to
take it's scale realism to the next
level. Check out our Sand Rover build
Tamiya R/C Guide books One night I was
sat reading in bed and realised what
was going. Something very special after
all these years..
the Difference? The re-release
Holiday Buggy turned out to not really
be a re-release at all but the original
shell on a modern chassis. This article
describes how we've modified a DT-02
2010 Holiday Buggy to to look much more
like the vintage classic!
or Alloy? Fed up of trying
to find that rare part after months
and months of searching on ebay and
Well thanks to j-man, who's been working
hard on replacing some of those parts
with an aluminium alternative. Here's
his first offering..
vs Re-Release Sand Scorcher kit? Yes, you read
it right. Moosey is a lucky fella owning
an original Scorcher NIB. So we take
advantage by comparing both old and
new kits seeing as Tamiya have answered
our dreams with the all new 2010 Sand
your very own Snow chains! As a kid, with
your first Tamiya buggy ready to go.
How exciting was it when it snowed?
Thinking you would be able to rip around
at great speed in it.. and, you were
Now here's you're chance to change all
Re-Release... Back from the dead! Tamiya have been
at it again and released yet another
80's favourite. Will it 'come back'
to you the second time around?..
the perfect Baja Scorcher! Rad22Rad is widely
regarded as the Jedi master of custom
creations. His one-off creations always
inspire and combine genuine performance
upgrades with jaw dropping scale realism.
In this article he explains every step
in the creation of his awesome Snap-On
Re-Release ... Too good to miss! The recent re-release
of the Hotshot by Tamiya has got us
very excited! So much so that we wrote
this article to share the excitement
of the build with you. Hot Sh*t or Sh*t
paint from ABS shells using brake fluid Everything you
ever wanted to know about removing old
paint the easy way! This article shows
you how it's done using a Blazing Blazer
shell as an example.
VW Baja Beetle shell comparison -
UPDATED With the new 2010 Scorcher shell In this article
we detail the differences between the
Sand Scorcher shell and later Monster
Beetle/Blitzer beetle shells and also
show how to fit the later shells on
a Sand Scorcher.
it worth? A guide to model valuations This article
explains some of the terminology used
to describe the condition and value
of models within the collectors circle
and gives some idea of where to start
looking up values.
Tyre Lettering It's one of those
small details that makes a huge difference
visually to your models and makes .
This quick article explains one quick
and easy method of getting it right
Champ Restoration It might not
be everyone's favourite SRB but the
Super Champ is still a cool scale model
and it's great to see one finished the
way it deserves to be. This article
is another step-by-step restoration.
a cut-down Sand Scorcher runner body Moosey explains
how he created his latest "sand
racer" style Scorcher runner body
from a Blizter Beetle shell. A step-by-step
guide helping you create a sharp looking
Sand Scorcher body that won't break
Sabre Restoration Another detailed
article showing how a tired and tatty
Super Sabre has been converted into
a shelf queen to be proud of. Some great
tips in here for anyone thinking of
any kind of restoration project.
New Build! An amazingly
comprehensive account of the build up
of a Mountaineer from a new boxed kit.
It's not every day that this is done
so here's how this kit became a stunning
Painting Tips Learn how to
paint your ABS shells like a pro. Here
we discuss the complete process from
preparation through applying paint to
finishing off with lacquer and polishing.
Tips To Improve Your Photos Here's some common
sense rules to follow that will allow
you to not only take good photos but
to also take some truly brilliant ones,
an article you cannot afford to miss...