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Latest Tamiya re-releases
Posted on 13th February 2017

2017 is looking to be a busy year for Tamiya re-releases:

The Schumacher CAT XLS Masami re-release
Posted on 11th February 2017

Now this really takes me back to my youth, racing at Eden Park Overlanders. 

Schumacher are re-releasing the CAT XLS Masami edition.

This will be available at TJD Models, the south-east's premier local model shop. 

Schumacher CAT XLS Masami

Latest Tamiya re-release Top Force 2017 47350
Posted on 8th February 2017

The latest announcement from Tamiya in 2017 is for the limited re-release of the Tamiya Top Force.

Tamiya Top Force re-release 47350

We are now taking orders on this item. Please be aware this is a limited run item.

The Top-Force is back! This is a limited-edition re-issue of the Top-Force (2005) model, with one minor change – different tires are now included.

The 4WD buggy Top Force was initially released in 1991, to celebrate the release of Tamiya’s 100th R/C car. Designers incorporated feedback and experience gained over the years to produce a purebred racer like no other! Designed to possess an ultra-low center of gravity, the Top Force sports a body that is both aerodynamic and cool to look at! The Top Force features front and rear sealed gearboxes, sandwiched between 2mm FRP plates for dependable durability. That style would later become a standard for R/C touring cars, demonstrating just how revolutionary Top Force was. Transmission system features a hard propeller shaft and front/ rear ball diff. Double wishbone suspension comes with 4 CVA shock dampers, and is designed for ultimate adjustability.


  • 1/10 scale shaft-driven 4WD R/C model assembly kit. Length: 400mm.
  • The distinctive Top-Force body and wing are molded in lightweight and durable polycarbonate. Marking stickers are included to decorate the body.
  • FRP double-deck chassis.
  • Shock damper stays are made from FRP and are used in conjunction with oil shock dampers and the 4-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension for superior handling.
  • White nylon star dish wheels are paired with square spike tires (Items 53084/53088).
  • Front and rear ball differentials, plus a rigid propeller shaft ensure that power from the rear-mounted transverse motor is transmitted smoothly to the wheels.
  • Includes 540-type brushed motor.
  • Requires 2-channel radio with ESC, 7.2volt battery with compatible charger, and PS paint to complete.
The new Chris Foss Wot4 Pro due in March
Posted on 8th February 2017

Coming in March 2017, the new Wot 4 Pro.  Designed by Chris Foss, who has given model flying one of the most successfull and recognisable designs, available at TJD Models - one of the UK's largest model shops.

New Chris Foss Wot4 Pro


The Wot4 is established as a versatile and capable sports model but there is a limit to what it is capable of without sacrificing durability and versatility. So to get the most from the Wot4 Airframe we have made this new 'Pro' version for pilots who want an uncompromised version of this classic. 

The ailerons, rudder and elevators have been increased in size for increased control authority. We have analysed the structure and removed weight wherever we can, this includes a built-up fin and tailplane, lightened wing, lightened fuselage and even lightening holes in the undercarriage. 

To complement this new structure, we are including a special edition Irvine .39 in the kit as the perfect match of power to weight.

E-Flite Opterra Back in stock
Posted on 12th January 2017

Back in stock at TJD Models, the south-east's premier model shop -


E-Flite Opterra


The E-Flite Opterra offers lightweight construction, long wingspan and efficient aerodynamics that give it a wide range of capabilities that includes everything from sport aerobatics to soaring. It even gives you the ability to put yourself in the pilot’s seat by adding FPV gear while using a GoPro Hero 3, Hero 4 or similar class of camera to record HD video at the same time. The Bind-N-Fly® version comes with the added benefit of a Spektrum™ AS3X™ receiver that features optional SAFE Select technology. Alternatively the Plug-N-Play® version comes with the motor, ESC and servos installed. All you need to do is finish some final assembly, install the receiver, charge a battery and fly.

TJD Models - Christmas Opening Hours
Posted on 23rd December 2016

TJD Models Christmas Opening Hours:

Saturday 24th December - Christmas Eve: 09:00 - 15:00

Sunday 25th December - Christmas Day: Closed

Monday 26th December - Box Day: Closed

Tuesday 27th December: 09:00 - 17:30

Wednesday 28th December: 09:00 - 17:30

Thursday 29th December: 09:00 - 17:30

Friday 30th December: 09:00 - 17:30

Saturday 31st December: 09:00 - 17:00

Sunday 1st January - New Years Day: Closed

Monday 2nd January: Normal Opening Hours

New Tamiya 1:48 F-14A Tomcat Build Thread
Posted on 14th October 2016

The new Tamiya 1:48 F-14A Tomcat # 6111 build thread 

You've got to see the moulding to believe the details, absolutely stunning re-creation of this classic US aircraft. Over the next few weeks i'll be building the new Tamiya F-14A, giving my thoughts as well as plenty of pictures. 

Tamiya 1:48 F-14A Tomcat # 61114

What you get in the box, Tamiya's usual beautiful box artwork and some fantastically detailed sprues. 

Tamiya f-14a tomcat 1;48


New E-Flite Convergence BNF Basic and PNP
Posted on 14th October 2016

New from E-Flite is the amazing new Convergence VTOL.  Available in Plug and Play PNP or Bind and Fly Basic BNF forms, the Convergence blurs the lines between plane and helicopter/drone.  

E-Flite Convergence VTOL PNP

E-Flite Convergence VTOL BNF Basic

Check out the video to see some of the amazing flight envelope that the Convergence VTOL can fly within. 


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