Tamiya The Bigwig (2017) 47330

Brand: Tamiya
Part Number: 47330
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Released in July 1986, on the 10th anniversary of Tamiya’s first RC, the Bigwig was a landmark in the development of Tamiya RC racing cars and remains highly prized as a collectors’ car for its unique design. This was the first Tamiya car with a body penned by an outside designer: Japanese full size race car designer and team owner Takuya Yura. This re-release version is based closely upon the original, with some tweaks to bring it up to date. This unique car featured a rack and pinion steering system and distinctive Moon Dish wheels. The body styling was innovative, and as all Tamiya kits were, easy to build and good value for money.

  • This is a 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 390mm, width: 234mm, height: 163mm.
  • Aerodynamic body is lightweight and durable polycarbonate. Engine and exhausts are depicted by chassis parts.
  • Utilizes a sturdy ABS resin bathtub-type chassis.
  • Shaft-driven 4WD drivetrain for excellent stability off-road, with full ball bearings ensuring minimal power loss.
  • 4-wheel double wishbone suspension with CVA oil dampers lets the car tackle bumpy surfaces.
  • Rack and pinion steering (unique to this Tamiya model) gives excellent driving feel. Boots cover the steering tie-rods, and anti-wear grease is included in the kit to seal the mechanism from dirt and gravel.
  • Aerodish 1-piece wheels are combined with oval block pattern tires for superior grip.
  • Stickers have been redesigned while keeping to the overall theme of the original.
  • Includes a GT-Tuned motor (25T) with sticker unique to this model.
  • ESC NOT included. ESCs 22mm and lower in height can be fitted in the kit standard position.

Required for completion; 2 Channel Radio System, 1 Servo, Electronic Speed Controller, Battery and Charger, Polycarbonate Paint for the Body, Tools for assembly.

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I was really looking forward to the rerelease of the Bigwig. For me, it was nostalgia. In the 80's, Dad unfortunatley couldn't afford to buy me one, something I could only look at on the Beatties shelf. The construction is nothing I've ever experianced before in 1/10 scale, I would of found it difficult to build this in the 80's on my own, aged 12. Even the shell isn't a straight forward cut & paint. A very complex build and thoroughly enjoyable. Goes pretty well off the mark too.

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Manufacturer: Tamiya
Part Number: 47330
Motor Type: Brushed
Drive: 4WD
Surface Type: Off-Road
Assembly Type: Un-Assembled (Kit)
Scale: 1:10
Vehicle: Buggy
Skill Level: Skill Level 3   What's This?