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Tamiya DT03 Hop-ups and Race Tips

31 May 2014
The RC Racer has done a review of the some of the Tamiya DT03 hop-ups...

Tamiya DT03 Review

15 March 2014
The RC Racer has done an in-depth review of the new Tamiya DT03...

XRAY T4 Review

06 January 2014

This is a build review primarily for someone who is an experienced racer of 1/10th scale on road touring cars...

Tamiya DT02 Tuning Tips

31 October 2013
The RC Racer has written a guide to tuning the Tamiya DT02...

Tamiya TT02 Review

27 May 2013
The RC Racer has done an in-depth review of the new Tamiya TT02...

Tamiya TT01 Type E Review

25 May 2013

This is a build review primarily for someone who is looking at getting their first 1/10th on road chassis...

Fusion Points

11 February 2013
Start earning Fusion Points for money off your next order!

Tamiya New Releases

02 February 2013
At the Nuremberg Fair Tamiya has announced a number of new releases...

Welcome to the new website

29 September 2012

Welcome to the new Fusion Hobbies website!

We hope you enjoy using the new website, but if you have any questions please contact us

Radio System

04 August 2012

Most electric models require a 2 channel radio control system. There are two types of radio; the wheel trigger type and the stick type. Acoms AP202 (Stick type radio) Hite

Introduction to radio controlled car racing

15 June 2010

An introduction to radio controlled car racing by Chris Lillywhite. So, you're looking at radio controlled cars and may even have just recently purchased one, but you would like to know more about

A-Z Glossary

07 May 2008

A: Armature - The inside part of the motor which spins when current is passed through it. Axle - The assembly in which the wheel attaches to, the wheel is secured by a nut one end and usually a

Tamiya TRF415MSXX Review

01 May 2008

Building the Tamiya TRF415MSXX by Chris Lillywhite. Opening the box... Upon opening the box, I was reminded how good the Tamiya parts quality is and how many parts there are to build a kit!

Which Electronic Speed Control (ESC)?

15 March 2008

When choosing a speed control there a couple of things you need to know before making your decision. First of all which motor will you be using? If using a stock 27T (turn) motor then any speed

How do I make my model go faster?

15 March 2008

Bearings We suggest that you upgrade the bushes first (the metal or plastic round parts found in the wheel hubs and gearboxes) as the standard items are not usually designed to cope with high speed


08 March 2008

When buying paints it is important to choose the correct type. The manual (if building a Tamiya kit) will show what colour and type of paint is required for each part. We sell the full range of Tamiya paint.

What else do I need?

08 March 2008

When buying a kit for the first time you will also need a 7.2v battery pack, charger, 8x AA batteries and some simple tools. Some models will also require paint and the type of paint will depend on th

Buying and building your first model

01 March 2008

First time modellers usually start off with a 1/10 scale electric model. These are available as buggies, trucks or cars. The best starter car would be an off road buggy or truck as these can be ru

Introduction to Radio Control (R/C) Models

01 March 2008

Building and running Radio Controlled (R/C) vehicles is a fantastic Hobby, but with most hobbies to get the most out of it you need to know the basics.