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TCS Race #267 Race Results – Cal Raceway – California

Tamiya USA - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 12:26

We are back to racing!!!!!

Tamiya Championship Series Race #267 just wrapped up with it being held at Cal Raceway in Orange, California. We had a whopping 15 heats with every Tamiya class being well supported! Here's what the entries looked like:

GT Novice Spec: 14 entries GT-Pro Spec: 8 entries Formula 1: 13 entries Euro Truck: 31 entries Mini: 19 entries GT-E: 7 entries GT-2: 19 entries GT-1: 9 entries

With the normal 2 rounds of qualifying and single mains, the event rolled off quickly and easily with the trophy presentation rounding out at around 5:30-ish.

Let's take a look at the winners from all the categories:

Top 3 Winners

GT Novice Spec

  1. Darren Huang
  2. Aaliyah Burnam
  3. Jack Ramsey

GT-Pro Spec

  1. Jerry Holsti
  2. Wendra Poedjorahardjo
  3. Carlos Duarte

Formula 1

  1. Mike Rydwell
  2. Carlos Duarte
  3. Brian Ruvalcaba

Euro Truck

  1. Izzy Suarez
  2. Kevin Burnam
  3. Craig Hammon (not pictured)

Mini

  1. Jason Smith
  2. Jason Huang
  3. Chris Widado

GT-E

  1. Orlando Sherman
  2. Phillip Enriquez
  3. Rajan Monteiro

GT-2

  1. Matt Allen
  2. Mike Rydwell
  3. Brian Ruvalcaba

GT-1

  1. Edgar Fiallos
  2. Matt Allen
  3. Danny Hua

A short concensus confirmed everyone had an amazing time and wants another TCS event at Cal Raceway again this year - we'll keep everyone posted when we get the dates established!

A big thank you to Mike Rywell of Cal Raceway & Exotek for being an amazing host, and to Edgar Fiallos, Calvin Simmons, and Christian Lopez for running an efficient tech are!

Most of all, we'd like to thank all the particants, especially to all the young kids, and young adults who are new to our fun hobby!

A full picture gallery can be found here: TCS Race #267 Photo Gallery

Full race results, including every qualifying round may be found here: RC SCORING PRO

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OTB 114: Selling your built kits

On the Bench Podcast - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 22:49

In this episode  Dave, Ian and Julian tackle yet another huge mail bag and then discuss the pros and cons of selling your built kits.  And of course the Falcon is back with all the latest news on kits.

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The Scale Model Podcast – EP 73 – Industry Ups and Downs

Scale Model Podcast - Sat, 06/05/2021 - 20:00
Welcome to Episode 73 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Thomas Grossman – Tom@tagteamhobbies.com *************************************** Breaking News Kittyhawk / Panda Shutting down? The company is not releasing any more news at the time of the recording (Wed June 3) https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/89746-kittyhawkpanda-just-announced-they-were-closing-on-facebook/&tab=comments#comment-1285909 *************************************** Interview This Episode’s Special Guest: Thomas Grossman from Tag Team Hobbies on the state […]
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OTB 113: Mail Call !

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 05/28/2021 - 23:28

MAIL CALL !

In this episode  Dave, Ian and Julian tackle the huge mail bag and the Falcon is back with all the latest news on kits.

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The Scale Model Podcast – Ep 72 – Wonderfest

Scale Model Podcast - Sat, 05/22/2021 - 19:31
Welcome to Episode 72 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Terry Miesle  Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporter: Tim Cavileer *************************************** Prize Giveaway for Patreons Sean’s Custom Model Tools Glue Bottle Stand Paint Stick/Clip Holder *************************************** MAILBAG From Tony at www.horizon-models.com I hope this email finds you well. We have launched a promotion for […]
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OTB 112: Do modelling competitions help or hurt the hobby?

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 05/14/2021 - 12:00

In this episode  Dave, Ian and Julian ask the question do modelling competitions help or hurt the hobby?

The Falcon is back with the latest news on kits as well as listener mail.

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The Scale Model Podcast – Ep. 71 – The Few

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 05/09/2021 - 12:46
  Welcome to Episode 71 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Geoff Heyland Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporters: *************************************** MAILBAG Derek Post Returned to the hobby about three years ago.   Building mostly 1/48 and 1/144 aircraft.   Just recently found your podcast, Plastic Model Mojo and OTB guys.  Really enjoy your whats […]
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OTB 111: Bricks and Mortar Hobby Shops

On the Bench Podcast - Sat, 05/01/2021 - 01:01

In this episode  Dave, Ian and Julian talk about what they would like to see in a Bricks and Mortar hobby shop.

The Falcon is back with the latest news on  kits and lots of mail from you our loyal band of benchers!

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The Scale Model Podcast – Ep. 70 – Paragrafix

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 04/25/2021 - 20:47
Welcome to Episode 70 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Geoff Heyland Paul Bodensiek *************************************** LATEST NEWS IPMS Nats IPMS Calgary going virtual with their contest this year. *************************************** MAILBAG We want to hear from you! Let us know if you have any comments or suggestions scalemodelpodcast@gmail.com.  *************************************** LATEST HOBBY ANNOUNCEMENTS Ford GT40 Mk.II […]
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OTB 110: Multi Media Kits

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 23:58

In this episode  Dave, Ian and Julian chat about multi media kits….what are they and are the worth it?  Also we throw down the gauntlet to all the other podcast shows for the next Moosearoo cup.......will they dare to compete?

And the Falcon is back with the latest news on new kits.

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The Scale Model Podcast – EP 69 – Helicopters dont have ejection seats.

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 04/11/2021 - 21:14
Welcome to Episode 69 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Terry Miesle Robert Burik Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporter: Bernard Heijmans *************************************** LATEST NEWS Moosaroo Cup II winner announced. IPMS Nats registration is open Wonderfest is a go IPMS Houston Show *************************************** MAILBAG We want to hear from you! Let us know if […]
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OTB 109: Spanking Kit Manufacturers

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 21:38

In this episode  Dave, Ian and Julian are inspired by a listener email who took us to task on spanking some kit manufacturers on the quality of their kits.

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The Scale Model Podcast – Ep 68 – Go 1 16th or go home part duex

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 18:41
Welcome to Episode 68 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Geoff Heyland Terry Miesle *************************************** LATEST NEWS *************************************** MAILBAG I’m going to cross-post some of this to the other podcasts I listen to, as you all had a hand in this. I wanted to start by saying you were the FIRST model podcast I […]
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Dxn Sakura Cup Mini 4WD 2021 Points Series - Sponsored by Tamiya

Tamiya USA - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 11:49

The Dxn Sakura Cup is a Tamiya Mini 4WD point series of races that consists of a total of 5 races held between March through May, 2021. Of the 5 races, 3 will be scored in the Series, allowing competitive drivers to miss 2 races and still be in contention for the win.

To comply with current Pandemic restrictions, Dxn is also using a AM/PM Session system. This helps reduce the number or racers in the shop at one time while still allowing everyone a chance to run.

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned racer, we welcome Mini 4WD enthusiasts of all skill levels and ages. Let’s have fun racing Tamiya Mini 4WD!

All 5 races will be held at Dxn Provisions in Arcadia Ca using the following schedule:
Round 1 - March 27th
Round 2 - April 10th
Round 3 - April 24th
Round 4 - May 8th
Round 5 - May 22nd

Please see the extended rules as well as more info on points, AM/PM Sessions, Proxy Racing and Scheduling on the Dxn Provisions site: https://dxnprovisions.com/dxn-sakura-cup-rules-and-regulations/

Dxn Provisions
215 S. 1st Ave
Arcadia, California 91006
P: (626) 538-7350
W: www.dxnprovisions.com/

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OTB 108: Interview with Patrick Kiser Videographer

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 03/19/2021 - 21:55

In this episode  Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Patrick Kaiser, a videographer who worked for the US Army in Germany during the Cold War, Desert Storm 1 and also NASA. An avid collector of WW2 German Army mountain troops equipment and model builder general.   The "Falcon" gives us the low-down on new kit announcements and of course the mailbag.

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New TA08 PRO Introduction Video

Tamiya USA - Mon, 03/15/2021 - 17:11

We have a new product introdcution video featuring the all-new TA08 PRO 4WD racing chassis!

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The Scale Model Podcast – Ep 67 – Go 1 16th or go home

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 03/14/2021 - 21:04
Welcome to Episode 67 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Terry Miesle Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporters: George Brain Jamie E. Adamson *************************************** LATEST NEWS Terry’s Trade Secret’s Ep. 5 IPMS Italy is holding a virtual contest. *************************************** LATEST HOBBY ANNOUNCEMENTS Revell March AH-1G 1/32 Cobra from ICM Models Arma new releases for […]
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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

ABOUT THE MODEL

  • 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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