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TRF420

Tamiya has announced that this autumn they will release the new TRF420 Competition 1/10th Scale EP Touring Car. The model will feature lots of updates. Below you can see the list of new parts that will be available at the same time as the chassis. Stay tuned for images of the chassis and more information!

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How to start running for Mini 4WD Sport!

Mini 4WD sport is a sporting discipline developed in the modelling field that takes place driving, using a special guide stick, similar to that used in hockey, models with 4-wheel drive in 1:32 scale. Modellers compete individually or in teams on rally or F1 style races.

There is not a sport in the world that combines the running to modelling technique, this peculiarity means that is awarded the ability to combine the three basic skills of the discipline:

  • Running skills (speed, endurance, agility in direction changes)
  • Modelling skills (in order to design and implement a performing model)
  • Specific driving skills

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REPORTAGE: Torino Cup, Italy is 4WD!

Modeling, sport and good company, these are the main ingredients of the Torino Cup, organized by
Mini 4WD Sport and held in the evocative location of Parco Dora on 29 and 30 June 2019.

Many readers will remember the mini 4WD, small 1:32 scale model cars produced by Tamiya and the
animated series that in the 90s saw young modelers clashing in compelling races, piloting their
models using a hockey stick.

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES
In Italy, a group of enthusiasts has made dynamic modeling a true sport-modeling discipline,
organizing events in which the participants confront each other individually or in teams on the most
varied paths.

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Monster Beetle Trail

In September, Tamiya will begin distributing the new Monster Beetle Trail on the GF-01TR. This gear-driven 4WD chassis is based around a lightweight and tough monocoque frame, with power provided by the centrally-positioned motor.

Reduction gears on each axle slow drive shaft rotation for immense traction, great ground clearance, and the ability to take on tough off-road terrain.

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DT-03 Racing Fighter

One of the fun aspects of our hobby is customizing models to make them unique. The guys from Team Chonmage love customizing their kits and recently they released a video of a custom version of the Tamiya DT-03 Racing Fighter with the rear caterpillar tracks produced by Team Raffee Co for the CC-01 chassis.

The buggy in the video uses a Tamiya motor, Super Stock BZ Motor 23T (OFF-Road). What do you think, do you want to fit a pair of tracks to your model too?

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Tamiya M551 Sheridan

At the end of the week Tamiya Japan is going to release the M551 Sheridan R/C TANK Full-option Complete Kit. This massive RC Tank replica recreates the shape of the rather unique M551 Sheridan in 1/16th scale. The main gun barrel is moved via servo, and offers a range of motion from 5 degrees of depression to 15 degrees of elevation. The Turret rotation is controlled via transmitter and can be stopped at will. The gun automatically rises to avoid contact with the hull rear.

Tamiya M551 Sheridan

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MINI 4WD SPORT CUP

What happens if dynamic modeling meets sport? The staff of Mini 4WD Sport tells it briefly in this article!
Dynamic modeling is the hobby of building, customizing and driving models, but have you ever thought of physically driving your scale model?
In the 80’s Tamiya decided to produce and market 1:32 scale reproductions of known 1:10 scale RC models, Hotshot, Avante, Hornet, to name a few of the most famous, calling them “Mini 4WD“.

MINI 4WD SPORT CUP

They were the Jr. version of the big brothers who had already earned considerable success among Asian and other dynamic modelers.
The mini 4WDs are small model cars equipped with a class 130 engine, powered by 2 simple AA batteries, characterized by the absence of a steering system and the presence of four driving wheels.

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