Scale Models

New TA08 Pro!

Tamiya USA - Fri, 03/12/2021 - 01:46

Tamiya is delighted to announce an even further hopped-up chassis in the ever-evolving TA series: the TA08 PRO! This 2 belt-driven 4WD chassis features a Stepped V design and plenty of high-performance parts, that ensure this is a seriously quick chassis that you will love to drive!

TA-08 Details Live Streaming Now!! Tamiya Inc. YouTube Channel


  • This is a 1/10 scale R/C touring car chassis kit.

  • Features Stepped-V shaped chassis which balances weight and rigidity.

  • The battery pack and servo are positioned on a slight angle (about 10 degrees) to reduce surface contact and facilitate optimum weight distribution.

  • Positioning spur gear in front of motor produces stable drivability.

  • 2 belt-driven 4WD uses TRF420 gear differentials and steel TA07 differential joint cups.

  • A-arm suspension arm gives your model a low center of gravity, enhanced with laid down dampers.

  • Camber and caster angles are adjustable by turnbuckle shafts and lower arm spacers respectively.

  • Comes with Super Short Big Bore size shock dampers.

  • Universal shafts and full bearings give efficient drive.

  • Rotating body mounts by 180 degrees switches between standard and 2mm advanced body positions.

Detailed information will be released on the Tamiya Inc. Youtube channel "Tamiya RC Live'' on Sunday March 14 (Japan Time-Saturday evening US time), with additional information on our Tamiya USA homepage on Sunday evening March 14. Please stay tuned!

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1/48 McDonnell Douglas™ F-4B Phantom II™

Tamiya USA - Tue, 03/09/2021 - 02:42

★Take a quick look at our upcoming model of the legendary Phantom II in 1/48 scale! ★Based upon extensive study of physical examples of the aircraft, it captures the F-4B in style. ★Choose open or closed canopy, plus extended or stowed fuel probe. ★Left and right sides of the one-piece horizontal stabilizer move in tandem. ★Features parts recreating missiles and drop tank, plus three marking options and two figures. ★See below for more images, including some of the parts sprues in the kit.

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Terry’s Trade Secrets Ep. 5 Watercolor Panel Washes

Scale Model Podcast - Mon, 03/08/2021 - 10:48
Terry gives some tips on panel washes.
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OTB 107: Scratch building with Miniature Artist David Hourigan

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 03/05/2021 - 21:04

In this episode  Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by David Hourigan miniature artist in a wild ranging discussion about scratch building in general and in particular David’s amazing work.  The "Falcon" gives us the low-down on new kit announcements and of course the mailbag.

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The Scale Model Podcast – Ep 66 – That loving feeling

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 20:30
Welcome to Episode 66 Sponsored by Sean’s Custom Model Tools Hosts Stuart Clark Terry Miesle Geoff Heyland Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporter: Rob Pearlman *************************************** LATEST NEWS Patreon Draw winner: Trevor Jones 2021 conventions starting to get cancelled – one in the UK for September was cancelled over the weekend.  Will Vegas? July 1st […]
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Bench To Bench Ep4 – Kyle Hood

Scale Model Podcast - Sat, 02/20/2021 - 10:08
Kyle Hood from Wheels and Wings hobby shop talks to Anthony about paint and other things. Wheels & wings TV  
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OTB 106: Weathering armour with Sam Dwyer

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 21:15

Episode 106 and Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Sam Dwyer in a discussion about weathering armour.

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Scale Model Podcast Ep. 65 – Internationally Known Part. Deux

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 02/14/2021 - 22:15
Welcome to Episode 65 of The Scale Model Podcast Sponsored by Sean’s Custom Model Tools Hosts Stuart Clark Anthony Goodman *************************************** LATEST NEWS Ethan Idenmill from IPMS San Diego wrote in. I just wanted to drop you a line to say that I am continuing to enjoy your podcast! It ages and gets better like […]
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OTB 105: The Boys are back in town!

On the Bench Podcast - Sat, 02/06/2021 - 23:04

Episode 105 and the boys are back in town! Dave, Ian and Julian talk about what they have been doing during their time off in January along with the mailbag and whats new in the modelling world.

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Scale Model Podcast – Ep 64 – Stash and Estate

Scale Model Podcast - Tue, 02/02/2021 - 22:12
Welcome to Episode 64 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Geoff Heyland Terry Miesle Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporter: Matthew F Dyer *************************************** LATEST NEWS The Cincinnati Scale Modelers 2021 model contest and swap meet will be on Saturday Oct. 30, 2021 at the Tri-State Warbird Museum at 4021 Borman Drive, Batavia, Ohio […]
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OTB 104: 100th Episode special with Lincoln Wright

On the Bench Podcast - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 00:10

In our final 100th episode celebration Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Lincoln Wright.   So sit back and enjoy!

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Scale Model Podcast – Ep. 63 – Internationally Known

Scale Model Podcast - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:03
Welcome to Episode 63 of The Scale Model Podcast Sponsored by Return2KitForm Hosts Stuart Clark Anthony Goodman *************************************** LATEST NEWS Squadron Hobbies is done:  Tom Cleaver has a great piece on iModeller Friulmodel Moving to direct sales only 15 Annual 24 Hour Build Green Strawberry Cool Aftermarket Parts SMP LARGEST CONTEST GIVEAWAY EVER!  **ModelCollect 1/72 […]
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Tamiya USA - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 21:39

Please join us for a Tamiya Early 2021 New Product Unveiling on January 24th @ 11:00 PM (U.S. Pacific Standard Time).

We are excited to be unveiling all-new and re-release products in the following Tamiya categories: Radio Control, Scale Models,Mini 4WD, Craft & Educational, and Tools.

All items announced scheduled to be available in the first quarter and half of 2021!

Website Presentation Page goes live on 1/24/21 @ 11:00 PM PST

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OTB 103: OTB Vs Plastic Model Podcast

On the Bench Podcast - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 21:28

Dave, Ian and Julian are talking to the boys from Plastic Model Podcast as part of our 100th episode celebrations!   So sit back and enjoy!

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Tamiya Championship Series 2021 Regional Status

Tamiya USA - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 13:13

The 2021 TCS events will be taking place this year in some fashion. That is our goal. We are looking at a slightly late start due to the ongoing lockdowns depending on the part of the country that you’re living in. We are also in the process of contacting the 2020 hosts to check on their ability and desire to host a 2021 event safely. We know that the 2020 season was piecemeal as some locations were not able to run an event and some were able to in a limited way. We’d like to thank all of you who supported those events. We understand you’re all excited to race and have fun! The support meant a lot to the host hobby stores and to us here at Tamiya America.

The TCS 2021 rules will remain the same as the 2020 rules, including the Spec Reedy Motors specified for the spec motor classes.

Finally, we will be announcing new product related to R/C at the end of January. These new products will of course be integrated into the series as they are released.

We hope everyone had a great holiday season and you’re off to a happy, healthy and good new year!

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