My introduction to Tamiya was back in the mid 1980’s where my first RC was the Mitsubishi Pajero (58044). I spent a weekend assembling it and remember taking extra care applying the decals and paint.
It took a real beating over the years, where the sales of ‘super glue’ must have reached fever pitch as the hard resign body was patched and re-patched… especially the corner sections of the front bumper!
A second purchase (whilst in Tokyo) of a Porsche 959 a year later, saw much better build and detailing skills, where I became a true ‘convert’ of the RC brand.
Year’s have passed since those great early RC days, where I have now gotten back into the hobby of restoring and collecting models.
My Tamiya ‘true love’ is the Porsche 959, where I share my experiences on other community sites with the username ‘Porsche959Boy‘.
I look forward in sharing my experiences with like-minded enthusiasts, so please get in touch, as I’d like to hear from anyone who has as much enjoyment and pride in tinkering with Tamiya models as I do!