Reflections on the Iconic Cup

Sometimes life challenges you at work. Sometimes life challenges you in your relationships. And sometimes, life challenges you in your hobbies…   I’ll start with the positives from the 2017 Iconic Cup. I was racing with a great bunch of clubmates; it was great to see so many “scale” RC cars going around the track; […]

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“Diebels Alt” shell finished

As ever, I am in complete awe of the skill of Tamiya’s craftsmen. The shell itself (originally released 25 years ago) and the extensive sticker set are all expertly done. My own painting and stickering skills are pretty poor – but aside from a couple of small mistakes, I’m pleased. It will look awesome on […]

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“Scale” racing revisited

Some of the best racing I have done has been with “scale” RC cars, and in particular with the Tamiya Mini. Unfortunately, the opportunities to do this can be pretty limited. My local club (Bristol Model Car Club) usually has a heat of Minis, but a lot of clubs don’t, and it is rare to […]

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You ain’t no G…

My latest acquisition as a “garden” RC car is the HG P402 (rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it!). Basically, it’s a ready to run “scaler” that is extremely good value for a “real” RC car (cost me about £90 posted from China/HK). There are lots and lots of reviews on this car already so I […]

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M-05 Ver.II Hop-Up instructions

Tamiya are good enough to include instruction sheets with each of the M-05 Ver.II Hop-Ups. I’ve scanned them below. Take note of the large number of greyed out parts that are not included – I plan to go through the implications of that in a future post. 54605 M-05 Ver.II A Parts (chassis) 54606 M-05 […]

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