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  1. Tamiya Black Porsche 934 Turbo RSR – #58001 (1977)

    January 28, 2017 by Bart_Banaan

    The Black version of the Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 was made by Tamiya to celebrate 100.000 units sold of the regular Porsche 934 (model number 58001).
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  2. Kyosho Minitz 06 Buggy ‘Suzuki Super Jimny’

    April 3, 2014 by Bart_Banaan

    This is a Kyosho Minitz 06 Buggy ‘Super Jimny’ powered by a 0.61ci/1cc G-Mark engine. In Germany, it was sold in 1982 by Graupner with artikel # 4959. The model is build in 1/12 scale. Many parts from the suspension are in aluminium, the car has oil shocks and a clutch brake.
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  3. Tamiya: the models of the 58000-series (58001 – 584xx)

    January 2, 2010 by Bart_Banaan

    The beginning: the first 100 models: the golden era. Tamiya Models 58000 to 58099

    Even though hobbyists do not all agree on the number (50 or 100), most consider Tamiya 100 first RC kits to be highly desirables in any collection. Prices found on auction sites for complete kit or spare parts do confirm this interest. (more…)


  4. Kyosho ‘Hoppin Mad’ Wheelie Action

    December 31, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    1/12th scale Radio Controlled .10 engine powered wheelie action car series. Kit no. 31881 (/15800)

    The Kyosho ‘Hoppin Mad’ Wheelie Action is quite light and pretty fast for as small of an engine ( .10ci) as it has. A very unusual rc model. Kyosho made them in electric and gas version. It came preassembelt.
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  5. Ishimasa FF12E (Graupner)

    December 31, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    This 1/12th Ishimasa FF12E chassis from 1979, world’s first front wheel drive rc car. It came with a couple of different body types. There was a Porsche 917, the Savanna RX-7 a Renault Mirage. There may have been more.
    Presented in ‘Graupner Neuheitenkatalog 1980’, Graupner followed the first successes achieved in 1979 with the vehicle in some national races.
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  6. Kyosho (Robbe) Sonic Sports 1980-1986 – Porsche 936-78

    December 31, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    With Sonic Sports Kyosho has created one of the most successful 1/12 scale race cars, at least when it came to sales. Is based on a modular system that can be fitted based on a same chassis, with different axes. There are for both the front and the rear driven and non-powered versions.

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  7. Graupner Super Speed Race Car

    December 31, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    The Graupner Super Speed Race Car can be considered a basic car for the racing sport. The chassis consists of an epoxy strip and two rigid axles. The non-adjustable front axle was made from an die-cast aluminium construction and integrates a caster angle of about 10 °. The uprights are also die-cast aluminum. At the rear the differential is fitted in a simple metal holder. Both parts are found incidental with the Kyosho Sonic Sports. A rheostat brake worked in conjunction with a somewhat simple speed controller.
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  8. SG 1/12 Scale Glow – 1978

    February 25, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    The SG 1/12 Scale Glow Car  1/12th scale nitro onroad car of 1978 reviewed by Radio Control Model Cars

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