Monday, March 5, 2018


THIS NIFTY TAKE on a radio control theme from Tamiya offers a bright yellow school bus, riding high on a six-wheel chassis.

SMN report: We’re rather taken with the Tamiya King Yellow 6x6, inspired by the ubiquitous North American school bus. The chassis is the G6-01 from Tamiya, the six wheel-drive being more than powerful enough to speed the lightweight polycarbonate body across rough terrain.

The chassis (below) is the really interesting part of the King Yellow, as it offers alternative design variations. Apart from the multi-wheel drive, you have the standard front-wheel steer model, but it can also be reconfigured to offer four-wheel steering.

The scale is interesting, as when the power is off, King Yellow can be lined up for same-scale display alongside the many (many!) 1:18 scale diecast cars available, from Bburago to Maisto and more.

Radio control and function transmitter equipment are sold separately. Assorted options and spares are available as hop-up parts.

Scale stats
Tamiya: King Yellow 6x6
Scale: 1:18
Assembled length: 478 mm (19 in)
Assembled width: 270 mm (11 in)