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.

N.B. - Final Specification to be confirmed.

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5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars (2 Ratings)

Always wanted one of these as a child! I remember gazing at the box at my local model shop. Now in my early 40's I have finally got my hands on one. The build is fantastic!! Just make sure you check and check again what parts are required by the manual. If you do then you should have no problems at all. The car is rock solid in a straight line with none of the 'slop' in the steering that you get with cars. The painting is not as complicated as it sounds if you follow the instructions. AWESOME.

5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars  Posted on 4th Jun

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.

5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars  Posted on 9th Apr
Manufacturer: Tamiya
Part Number: 47330
Drive: 4WD
Surface Type: Off-Road
Assembly Type: Un-Assembled (Kit)
Scale: 1:10
Vehicle: Buggy
Skill Level: Skill Level 3   What's This?
Motor Type: Brushed