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Tamiya polishing compound sponge set

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Tamiya have introduced a set of three polishing compound sponges. Top modelers use small polishing sponges to remove any irregularities, thus creating a stunning finish. They may be used with your favorite polishing compound. They allow for clean, precise application of the compound, giving your model a gorgeous finish to its paint job. The sponges feature integrated grip sections, making them a breeze to handle and compared to cloth, the sponges allow much more precise application of polishing compound, helping to prevent problems such as rubbing away paint from corners or edges, and accidental mixing of colors on or around borders. The set includes a small, a medium and a large sponge that can be washed and re-used.

Tamiya Comical multi-purpose driver figure kit

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Tamiya have show off at the 2019 Nuremberg International Toyfair a new versatile driver figure kit compatible with the popular Comical buggies and triple wheel series. The arms are articulated to adapt the hands position depending if you use a steering wheel or a handlebar and the kit comes with three different helmet types, with visor and chin guard. To further enhance the realism a detailed sticker sheet includes 4 different types of eyes, sunglasses and a speedometer.

Tamiya Comical Hornet coming soon

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Coming soon from Tamiya is the Comical Hornet. After the Grasshopper, the second legend getting the Comical treatment is the Hornet. Also based on the proven WR-02CB chassis, the Comical Hornet features a pre-assembled gearbox with motor already attached to save hassle in the assembly process. Long suspension arms and CVA oil dampers make for excellent off-road performance, while underguard and side guards give great protection. A rear wheelie bar helps support the model when it leans back, maintaining a fun wheels-in-the air stance as the model plunges forward. The Comical Hornet comes with yellow and white 2-piece wheels, ‘bubble’ tyres and with a durable stylized polycarbonate body, and a driver figure wearing a helmet.

Tamiya Super Astute 2018 Limited-Edition re-release buggy kit

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amiya have introduced a re-release of the Super Astute 2WD in Limited-Edition. The original radio control kit was released back in 1991. The basic construction and design of the model remains true to the original, with various minor upgrades. Super fun off-road driving awaits with this high-performance 2WD buggy’s rugged chassis, durable suspension and TTC (Tamiya Traction Control system).

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Tamiya Comical Grasshopper XB Pro RTR

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Tamiya have introduced the Comical Grasshopper XB Pro, build in the factory. The XB version comes assembled and features a electronic speed control, a 540-type motor, a servo, 2.4 GHz radio, 7.2V battery and charger. The body as well as driver are painted and decorated already.

Tamiya WR-02CB Comical Grasshopper

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Tamiya have introduced the Comical Grasshopper based of the proven WR-02CB chassis. The original Grasshopper was a Tamiya legend which inspired legions of fans since the 1980s. For many, it was their very first introduction into the world of radio control assembly kits. The original Grasshopper is still among Tamiya’s best-selling kits to this day. Now the legend is re-imagined as the Comical Grasshopper, with a new body inspired by the famous original.

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Tamiya Plasma Edge II LE 4wd buggy kit

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Coming soon from Tamiya is the Plasma Edge II 4WD buggy kit in a special limited-edition version. It includes a special metallic black plated body and wing and it is pre-cut from the factory. The Plasma Edge II is a dedicated off-road buggy chassis that offers hassle-free assembly and maintenance, as well as superb controllability.

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MIP Blackfoot Super Ball diff kit

MIP have introduced the Super Ball differential for the Tamiya re-released 2016 Blackfoot and 2015 Monster Beetle. This kit will not compromise the integrity or appearance of your vehicle. It is a direct bolt-on kit, with no modifications needed for both 2015 Monster Beetle and 2016 Blackfoot. It was designed to work with Tamiya’s brand-new universal pin drive axle, giving you the option of installing brushless motors without fear of destroying the stock gear differential or extremely expensive vintage ball differential. The ability to add different grease viscosity for tuning and no fear of slipping will bring the Blackfoot into the 21st Century without losing that old-school 1980’s feel.

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