Scale Models

RC Driver Online takes a close look at the X-SA Lunch Box

Tamiya USA - Sun, 12/06/2020 - 16:19

Our media friends over at RC Driver Online have just posted their overview of our NEW X-SA (Expert Semi-Assembled) Lunch Box. They take a deep dive into what this series is all about for new and old Tamiya RC fans alike. Take a look at the deep dive here. RC Driver Online

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Avro Cierva C.30A – Inbox look for Moosaroo Cup II

Scale Model Podcast - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 21:57
Here is a quick inbox review of my entry for the Moosaroo Cup this year. Miniart’s 1/35 Avro Cierva C.30A Civilian Service. Thanks to Lightspeed Global and IPMS Hamilton for supplying the kits this year.    
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First Look: Tamiya 24355 McLaren Senna 1/24 Scale Model Kit

Tamiya USA - Tue, 12/01/2020 - 17:23

The McLaren Senna is one of the hottest hypercars to hit streets. Titled after the legendary F1 racer Ayrton Senna, this stunning ride boasts some amazing aero work to help harness the monstrous 789hp twin-turbocharged V8 engine.

We've teamed up with McLaren to bring you an amazing replica of this ride in 1/24 scale. It features a full engine and transmission, braking, interior, beautiful wheels and tires and a multi-piece body with tons of vents, scoops, wings and intakes!

We've provided the recommended tools and paints here as well as a load of detailed pictures down below.

24355 Tamiya McLaren Senna Model Kit

Recommended Tools:
87182 Tamiya Extra-Thin Cement (Quick Setting)
87038 Tamiya Extra-Thin Cement
74123 Tamiya Sharp Pointed Side Cutter
69930 Tamiya Modeler's Knife
74112 Tamiya Fine Pin Vise
42304 Tamiya Damper Piston Drill Bit Set
74003 Tamiya Angled Tweezers
74005 Tamiya Curved Scissors
74104 Tamiya Basic File Set - Smooth

Recommended Paints:
82101 Tamiya LP-1 Black
82105 Tamiya LP-5 Semi-Gloss Black
82108 Tamiya LP-8 Pure Yellow
82142 Tamiya LP-42 Mica Red
82163 Tamiya LP-63 Titanium Silver
81510 Tamiya X-10 Gunmetal
81514 Tamiya X-14 Sky Blue

Alrighty - let's take a closer look at what comes in the box!

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OTB 98: Mail and model news.

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 23:50

G'day Benchers!  Dave, Ian and Julian bring you the latest news of whats happening in the modelling world including the latest gossip from the “Falcon”. Lots of questions and feed back in our very full mailbag this episode.

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Scale Model Podcast Ep. 60 – Club Insider

Scale Model Podcast - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 21:51
Welcome to Episode 60 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Anthony Goodman Special Guest Host:  Kerry Traynor of IPMS Canada Kerry started modelling as a young lad and like most modellers, set the hobby aside during secondary school and college. He got back to the hobby after college and has enjoyed it ever since. […]
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OTB 97: Model Building Vs Model Collecting

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 11/13/2020 - 21:00

G'day Benchers!  Dave, Ian and Julian are  back together in the studio!

We have the announcement of the winners for the Golden Sprue awards and try to look at model building Vs model collecting.  Our mailbag as well as whats new in the modelling world including the latest gossip from the “Falcon”.

Don’t forget for our On The Bench listeners the Scale Modellers Supply is offering a 10% discount on all orders from their website…..tune in to find out about this fantastic offer!

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Scale Model Podcast Ep. 59 – Kayte Makes Things: The Bonus Round

Scale Model Podcast - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 20:30
Welcome to Episode 59 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Geoff Heyland Anthony Goodman Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporter: Chris McLain *************************************** LATEST NEWS Extra Special Super Gargantuan Giveaway – From Seans Custom Model Tools For our Patreon Supporters! Patreon Contest Winners: Trevor Jones Super Mini Microscopic Pocket-Sized Giveaway – Return 2 Kit Form […]
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OTB 96: Introducing Beacon Models

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 22:52

G'day Benchers!  Dave, Ian and Julian are  back with another jam-packed episode.

We have a very special interview with the founders of the new model company Beacon Models,  Will Jayne and Bryan Wall.  We also have our mailbag as well as whats new in the modelling world including the latest gossip from the “Falcon”.

Don’t forget for our On The Bench listeners the Scale Modellers Supply is offering a 10% discount on all orders from their website…..tune in to find out about this fantastic offer!

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First Look: Tamiya 24358 Lotus Europa Special with Photo-Etched Parts

Tamiya USA - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 12:19

Hot on the tails of our latest Lotus Super 7 release, we've got another new release from the UK - the Lotus Europa Special! This is actually a re-issue (previously under part number 24212) but still features the "big valve" 126hp 4-cylinder engine, 5-speed transmission and beaufully-detailed body and interior.

The re-issue comes with a new rear wing, additional set of RS Watanabe wheels and a photo-etched parts set that includes some grill parts, brakes, floor pedal, seatbelt items as well as carb funnels.

24358 Tamiya Lotus Europa Special Model Kit

Recommended Tools:
87182 Tamiya Extra-Thin Cement (Quick Setting)
87038 Tamiya Extra-Thin Cement
74123 Tamiya Sharp Pointed Side Cutter
69930 Tamiya Modeler's Knife
74112 Tamiya Fine Pin Vise
42304 Tamiya Damper Piston Drill Bit Set
74003 Tamiya Angled Tweezers
74005 Tamiya Curved Scissors
74104 Tamiya Basic File Set - Smooth

Recommended Paints:
85008 Tamiya TS-8 Italian Red
85014 Tamiya TS-14 Black
85026 Tamiya TS-26 Pure White
85029 Tamiya TS-29 Semi-Gloss Black
81509 Tamiya X-9 Brown
81510 Tamiya X-10 Gunmetal
81511 Tamiya X-11 Chrome Silver
81512 Tamiya X-12 Gold Leaf
81513 Tamiya X-13 Metallic Blue
81518 Tamiya X-18 Semi-Gloss Black
81526 Tamiya X-26 Clear Orange
81527 Tamiya X-27 Clear Red
81531 Tamiya X-31 Titan Gold
81701 Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black
81702 Tamiya XF-2 Flat White
81716 Tamiya XF-16 Flat Aluminum
81754 Tamiya XF-54Dark Sea Gray
81756 Tamiya XF-56 Metallic Gray
81757 Tamiya XF-57 Buff
81785 Tamiya XF-85 Rubber Black
81792miya XF-92ellow Brown

Alrighty - let's take a closer look at what comes in the box!

Scale Model Podcast Ep 58. – Gettin’ it Wright

Scale Model Podcast - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 20:54
Welcome to Episode 58. Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Anthony Goodman Terry Miesle Thanks to all of our Patreon Supporters. SMP could not be produced without your support! ************************************** LATEST NEWS 24-Hour Build Returns, see Facebook page for details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2490663337730074/ Missing parts, Forgotten Shipments? Terry and Anthony discuss the pit-falls of shipping delays, poor communication […]
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Tamiya's Halloween 2020 Spook-tacular Sale

Tamiya USA - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 11:16

Celebrate the Halloween season with a handful of spook-tacular savings on these amazing Tamiya rides!

These savings won't last long, so be sure to jump on them before the disappear into the mists...

Tamiya 47305 Toyota Land Cruiser 40 Pickup - GF-01 Chassis
MSRP: $289.00
Halloween Sale Price: $149.00
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-trucks/rc-toyota-land-cruiser-40-pup/

Tamiya 58397 Hilux High Lift
MSRP: $778.00
Halloween Sale Price: $399.00
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-trucks/rc-toyota-hilux-high-lift/

Tamiya 58524 Stadium Thunder
MSRP: $269.00
Halloween Sale Price: $139.00
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-trucks/rc-stadium-thunder/

Tamiya 58564 Toyota Land Cruiser 40 - CC-01 Chassis
MSRP: $454.00
Halloween Sale Price: $199.00
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-trucks/rc-toyota-land-cruiser-40-3/

Tamiya 58603 Volkswagen Amarok - WT-01 Chassis
MSRP: $252.00
Halloween Sale Price: $149.00
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-trucks/rc-volkswagen-amarok-2/

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OTB 95: Tools part 2

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 22:19

G'day Benchers!  Dave, Ian and Julian are  back with another (still in lockdown) episode.

Will Pattison joins us again with part 2 of talking about tools and this time we focus on eye loops, power tools and other electronic items to make your modelling life easy.  We also have our mailbag as well as whats new in the modelling world.

Don’t forget for our On The Bench listeners the Scale Modellers Supply is offering a 10% discount on all orders from their website…..tune in to find out about this fantastic offer!

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Scale Model Podcast Ep 57. – Kayte Makes Things, Part Deux

Scale Model Podcast - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 21:27
Welcome to Episode 57 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Anthony Goodman Terry Miesle Geoff Heyland  Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporter: Steve Shaffer *************************************** LATEST NEWS SMP’s Super Model Contest 2020 Gallery From the Judge: Winners and notable entries in two categories. I split them into two categories and split the prizes for […]
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Terry’s Trade Secrets Ep. 4

Scale Model Podcast - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 21:49
Terry talks about masking checkerboards, something that many modellers find intimidating to do.  
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OTB 94: Bare metal finish.

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 10/02/2020 - 22:44

G'day Benchers!  Dave, Ian and Julian are  back with another (still in lockdown) episode.

This episode we will have a discussion about getting a bare metal finish on your model.  We also have our mailbag as well as whats new in the modelling world.

Don’t forget for our On The Bench listeners the Scale Modellers Supply is offering a 10% discount on all orders from their website…..tune in to find out about this fantastic offer!

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First Look: Tamiya 58686 Vanquish VQS 2020

Tamiya USA - Thu, 10/01/2020 - 13:00

The VQS 2020 is an updated edition to the legendary Vanquish 4WD buggy. It recieves a few tweaks to bring it into the modern RC world, including a pre-painted (and pre-cut), lightweight polycarbonate body, durable aluminum front uprights with universal driveshafts, planetary gear differentials (from the original Avante) and the TBLE-02S ESC and 540-size brushed motor.

The VQS even comes with stickers based on the original release, but must be applied to the body.

All that's required to get this buggy up and running is a 2-channel radio system, steering servo, 7.2V battery pack and charger.

58686 Tamiya TQS 2020

Recommended Tools:
74152 Tamiya Pro Ratcheting Screwdriver
74006 Tamiya #2 Philips Screwdriver - Large
74007 Tamiya #2 Philips Screwdriver - Medium
74002 Tamiya Long Nose Cutters
74129 Tamiya Craft Side Cutter
74005 Tamiya Curved Scissors
74124 Tamiya Craft Scissors
74098 Tamiya Pro Modeler's Knife
74003 Tamiya Angled Tweezers

Recommended Paints:
86005 Tamiya PS-5 Black
81701 Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black
81715 Tamiya XF-15 Flat Flesh

Ok, now that we've got that out of the way, let's take a peek and what comes in the VQS 2020 box!

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First Look: Tamiya 35374 German Tank Panzerkampfwagen IV

Tamiya USA - Thu, 10/01/2020 - 12:23

This historical model assembly kit depicts the German Panzerkampfwagen IV, a stalwart of the WWII effort, serving from start to finish of the conflict. It was manufactured in 1936 with the Ausf.A before its final version went into production in 1941 as the Ausf.F.

You can now own this beauty in 1/35 scale with brand new parts - only the lower hull and wheels are existing designs. You can choose between two different types of engine deck hatches and the tracks mimic the Ausf.F design with lightened center guide sections. The model includes 3 figures; a commander, gunner and loader. The kit also includes two different markings.

35374 Tamiya German Tank Panzerkampfwagen IV

Recommended Tools:
87182 Tamiya Extra-Thin Cement (Quick Setting)
87038 Tamiya Extra-Thin Cement
74123 Tamiya Sharp Pointed Side Cutter
69930 Tamiya Modeler's Knife
74112 Tamiya Fine Pin Vise
42304 Tamiya Damper Piston Drill Bit Set
74003 Tamiya Angled Tweezers
74005 Tamiya Curved Scissors
74104 Tamiya Basic File Set - Smooth

Recommended Paints:
85004 Tamiya TS-4 German Gray
81505 Tamiya X-5 Green
81507 Tamiya X-7 Red
81510 Tamiya X-10 Gunmetal
81518 Tamiya X-18 Semi Gloss Black
81701 Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black
81702 Tamiya XF-2 Flat White
81715 Tamiya XF-15 Flat Flesh
81749 Tamiya XF-49 Khaki
81752 Tamiya XF-52 Flat Earth
81756 Tamiya XF-56 Metallic Gray
81761 Tamiya XF-61 Dark Green
81764 Tamiya XF-64 Red Brown
81765 Tamiya XF-65 Field Gray
81784 Tamiya XF-84 Dark Iron
81785 Tamiya XF-85 Rubber
81792 Tamiya XF-92 Yellow Brown

Alrighty - let's take a look at the contents of the box!

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