• Monster Beetle 2015 Running Video

    Here’s a short video of my first few runs with the new Monster Beetle. It’s running with an original body from a 58060, but the chassis is the re-release. It’s running with the stock electrics, a Futaba S3305 servo, and Futaba R203GF receiver. Enjoy!    

  • Tamiya Monster Beetle – Flashback

    With the re-release of the Tamiya Monster Beetle coming up, I’ve been thinking a lot about the year I got my first one. I had just been introduced to hobby-grade RC cars in the summer of 1989 when a friend of mine got a Nichimo Spirit FF for his birthday. I [more]

  • Tamiya Monster Beetle 2015 Announced 58618

    All I have to say is, it’s about time! Finally! I’ve been waiting for this since I sold my NIB Monster Beetle back in 2008. It’ll be good to see spares at reasonable prices. Gold wheels! tamiyausa.com  


Tamiya Super Clodbuster Build: Part 4 – Assembling The Body

September 22, 2015 2

In the previous three posts I went through the assembly of the chassis, the gearboxes, and attaching the gearboxes to the chassis.  In this post, I am going to build the body and finish things up. Unfortunately I did not document the process of painting and decaling. I’m going to [more]

Tamiya Super Clodbuster Build: Part 3

August 14, 2015 3

The chassis was assembled in Step 1 and the transmissions were built in Part 2, and now it’s time to work on the suspension and get everything mounted to the chassis. This post will bring us right through to the start of the body.

Tamiya Super Clodbuster Build: Part 1

February 21, 2015 4

This is going to be the first of a series of posts documenting my build of the Tamiya Super Clodbuster. I bought my first Clod used back in the early nineties, so this is my first official right-out-of-the-box build of a stock Clodbuster.