Gallery : Tarmac Works 1/64 Mercedes-AMG GT R

The Beast of the Green Hell is joining Tarmac Works’ Hobby64 lineup !

Exciting to see this car finally get a proper 1/64 release. Overall very nice model featuring gorgeous wheels and remarkable paintjob on the front grill. The rubber side mirrors are totally unbreakable but not always straight though.

Mercedes-AMG GT R – Designo Diamond White  (purchase on

Mercedes-AMG GT R – Solar Beam  (purchase on

Can’t wait for the GT3 versions !


Products provided by Tarmac Works for review.

Review : Tarmac Works 1/64 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3

Tarmac Works take on Godzilla is blowing hot and cold. The very high quality of their previous releases makes us more exigent and the pressure is real to deliver perfect models, which this GT-R partially achieves. Various versions are already available covering different championships.

Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 – Bathurst 12H 2016 2nd Place #1A Chiyo/Kelly/Strauss (purchase on

Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 – China GT 2017 #23 Andre Couto (purchase on

Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 – Gainer Tanax GT-R GT300 2015 Champion Car #10 Couto/Chiyo/Tomita (purchase on

Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 – Macau Road Sport Challenge 2010 Winner #1 Manabu Orido (purchase on

Taking the cars off their bases was particularly difficult this time. The screws were so tight that we feared damaging the base at some point, especially on the Bathurst that had a stripped screw.

Both on the Bathurst and the China GT the rear wing is not straight, hanging a bit low. May be able to fix it with a hair dryer but concerned about damaging the decals.

The Gainer Tanax GT-R is our first model by Tarmac on which we noticed a real defect : the red lines at the front are too high, covering the lights and looking quite bad.

Finally we were disappointed with the side mirrors, simply painted grey on the GT-R instead of featuring chrome stickers like all the Hobby64 releases before.

Overall those GT-R are satisfying (except the Gainer Tanax) and very detailed, but Tarmac didn’t hit it out of the park like they did with their previous releases. Maybe the very high level of detail aimed at is making the manufacturer struggling with quality control and letting small irregularities through. Hopefully Tarmac will address this situation before bigger issues arise.

Products provided by Tarmac Works for review.

Gallery : Tarmac Works 1/64 Audi R8 LMS 2016

The R8 LMS is a favourite of Tarmac Works with many different version already available and certainly more to come. The attention to detail on the race liveries is impressive and because pictures speak louder than a thousand words just take a close look at four of these beauties.

Audi R8 LMS – LMS Cup 2016 Shangai – AAPE/Phoenix Racing Asia – #88 Marchy Lee (purchase on

Audi R8 LMS – LMS Cup 2016 Sepang – AAPE/Phoenix Racing Asia – #48 Edoardo Mortara (purchase on

Audi R8 LMS – LMS Cup 2016 Champion – #1 Alex Yoong (purchase on

Audi R8 LMS – FIA GT World Cup 2016 Macau Winner – #8 Laurens Vanthoor (purchase on

Products provided by Tarmac Works for review.


Review : Tarmac Works Global64 Audi R8 V10 Plus

Alongside the high-end offering of the Hobby64 line, clearly meant as collectible items, Tarmac Works has launched a line aiming at the wider toy car market : Global64. The first car featured in this collection is the Audi R8 V10 Plus.

With a tag price of US$8.90, half the price of a Hobby64 car, we were expecting a big downgrade in overall quality. But these Audi are looking quite good. They even come with a neat storage box like Tomica cars (unfortunately the box is the same for all cars). And like Tomica cars they roll very well.

The quality seems to be similar to the Kyosho x SunKus models : rubber tires, no suspension, clear plastic for lights and clean tampos/decals… A very close look can reveal a few paint chips and irregular lines but overall there’s not many visible flaws.

Audi R8 V10 Plus – Dubai Police (purchase on

Audi R8 V10 Plus – Dynamite Red (purchase on

The wheels are, as usual with Tarmac, very well made.

Considering their low price the Global64 cars offer quite some bang for the buck. More R8 are coming with a German police version, a safety car version as well as silver and yellow colors. The next entry in this line will be the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV.

Products provided by Tarmac Works for review.



Review : Tarmac Works 1/64 Honda Civic Type R (FK2)

Tarmac Works just released more Civic Type R FK2, time to take a closer look at a few of them.

Even though the FK2 was produced for only 2 years it gained many fans all around the world. The look of the car was a key to its success and Tarmac Works managed to capture its aggressive stance for their 1/64 scale model.

Honda Civic Type R FK2 – Milano Red (purchase on

Honda Civic Type R FK2 – Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic (purchase on

Honda Civic Type R FK2 – WTCC Touring Car Livery (purchase on

Honda Civic Type R FK2 – Polished Metal Grey Metallic (Malaysia Exclusive)

Once again another gem by Tarmac Works. It seems like they can take the 1/43 scale level of detail to the 1/64 scale. The interior is so detailed that even the rear-view mirror is there ! The wheels are accurate and sharp, definitely one of Tarmac’s strong suit. Can’t wait to see their 1/64 wheels line.

The WTCC version is inspired by the Castrol Honda official team car, and the livery is flawless. The wheels are true to the real car but the body is a stock FK2 with minor modifications like the rear bumper reaching lower and the absence of licence plates. Too bad the model doesn’t sport a proper racing wing to look meaner.

The Polished Metal Grey version will be sold exclusively in Malaysia and limited to 1248 pieces. Tarmac has a few on sale on their website so make sure to act fast if you are not in Malaysia ! This color suits the FK2 perfectly.

Beautiful line up ! Easy to take nice pictures when the models are close to perfection, no matter the angle they always look good !

If you like the Civic Type R FK2 chances are that you already own one (or more!) of those miniatures. If not you can jump in and certainly won’t be disappointed !

Products provided by Tarmac Works for review.

Review : Tarmac Works 1/64 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X

Finally ! After being delayed several times the Evo X by Tarmac Works is finally here. Our patience is rewarded with astounding models.

We’ve already been stunned by the Final Concept Evo X a few months ago but somehow Tarmac managed to top that ! The new liveries are incredibly well done and that Octane Blue is beautiful.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Edition – Octane Blue (purchase on

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Rally Car – #4 Advan JRC Tour de Kyushu 2008 (purchase on

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Touring Car – Tuned by JUN (purchase on

Once again the details and finish on those cars are incomparable. They look great on pictures but rest assured that they look even better in hands.

It is worth mentioning that the cars fit nicely on their base once unscrewed (as long as you don’t shake them too much of course). It makes it possible to keep them displayed on the base while allowing for manipulation from time to time.

The cases stack up perfectly and retain enough room around the cars to not obstruct the view.

Truly wonderful releases for every Evo X enthusiats, and if like us you can’t get enough more versions are coming ! Final Edition in Rally Red, Ralliart Edition in black and red, 311RS Edition, Pikes Peak Safety Car and Gulf livery.

Products provided by Tarmac Works for review.


Review : Tarmac Works 1/64 Honda Civic Type R (FK2) Motul

For the first time ever in 1/64 scale thanks to Tarmac Works, the Civic Type R (FK2) made its debut in a Modulo limited edition at the HK Toy Fair alongside the Lancer Evo X Final Concept.

This Motul version is another special edition released at the Toycon 2017 in the Philippines as well as through Tarmac’s website and limited to 2544 pieces.

The livery is directly taken from a car running in the TCR series.

Original picture by Mat Canyon

Unfortunately the race modifications are not featured on the model, which is the stock FK2.

The model itself is beautiful and the attention to detail once again striking. The rear wing is surprisingly well reproduced at this scale and the brake calipers are visible through the wheel’s spokes. The side mirrors are functional thanks to chrome stickers and there’s even a harness on the driver’s seat !

Somehow the Honda badges seem to be crooked on some of the pictures but not at all to the naked eye. Not sure why, probably the lighting. The only defect visible on our model is the Motul plate at the rear of the car not really straight.

Except for this minor inconvenience this is a very satisfying model. The livery is simple but effective.

Many different versions of the Civic Type R (FK2) are already scheduled in the Hobby64 line: Crystal Black Pearl, Milano Solid Red, Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic, Championship White, Castrol WTCC livery and Advan livery ! If you like the FK2 Tarmac definitely got you covered.




Tarmac Works : “Not settling for less.”

Relatively newcomer in the model car world, Tarmac Works is actually manned by people with years of experience, knowledge and connections. What started as a passion project by a professional pilot, an automotive insider and an avid minicar collector is blossoming into a force to be reckoned with.

In 2016, after a few very nice 1/18 and 1/43 scale models, the young company decided to test out the 1/64 market with two unique cars : the Audi R8 LMS and the Honda Civic EG6 Group A. The success was immediate and Felix Kwong, Managing Director at Tarmac Works, knew he was onto something. “The response was simply overwhelming and we got tons of requests on which models we should produce. Our team went to the drawing boards and there were just so many models we wanted to produce in a variety of categories such as JDMs, modern and classic racing cars in different classes, European models, etc. So we decided to go big and aim for 15 [new cars in 2017].”

The first batch of these brand new toolings for 2017 in the Hobby64 line are coming very soon. We will be thoroughly reviewing the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X but in the meantime we’ll take a look at the Final Concept version released at the last HK Toy Fair.

We’ve been waiting for a 1/64 Evo X for what seemed to be an eternity. Not a single 1/64 scale manufacturer – not even Kyosho, the specialist of modern Japanese sports cars – tried to make a proper 1/64 replica. To be honest, even an okay model would have made us happy but clearly Tarmac Works is not the kind to be satisfied with “okay” stuff. They pushed this Evo X tooling to the limits.

The level of detail featured on this tiny model is astounding. The last time our jaw dropped like this was when looking at an Oversteer car for the first time.

From the headlights to the exhausts; from the brake callipers to the micro-decals; everything is achieved with quasi perfection. Macro pictures may reveal a decal crooked by half a degree, but to the naked eye this Evo X model is very impressive.

Two more versions of the Evo X (the octane blue color and the Advan rally inspired livery) are about to be released. If you are thinking about getting one make sure to act fast ! The Tarmac models are limited and there will be no re-run for a long, long time. At least 5 to 8 years according to Felix. “We understand it often ruins the collectible value of the first run if a second run is done.” A second batch will be considered only under special circumstances many years after the first run.

Picture by Tarmac Works

But Tarmac Works is more than pretty cars in a display cabinet, it is a new take on the model car collecting hobby, allowing the collectors to be involved in the development. Tarmac is welcoming people’s suggestions and go through them regularly. “This is how we have decided to make a number of our future models. For us this is a very important aspect of our development as we need to make cars for collectors and not for any other reason.

Communication and social interactions are also a big part of Tarmac Works’ ‘revolution’. Felix and his team share a lot of work in progress pictures and even do live chats with the community over Facebook.

WIP pictures shared by Tarmac Works on their Facebook page.

Pushing this concept further, Tarmac Works is getting ready to host their own model car events through 2017, starting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 5th. The Minicar Festival will be open to all brands, scales and collectors to celebrate the model car culture. Tarmac will have the JUN Evo X for sale at their booth (and also via their website) and will organize a charity auction where die-hard fans will have a chance to score pre-production samples and other not for sale items. All proceeds will go to a local charity helping children. The Minicar Festival plans to visit a different city once every quarter in the future.

Speaking of the future, many cars are coming in the Hobby64 line and we will even see a new 1/64 line called Global64. The Global64 cars will be less detailed than the Hobby64 cars, but will have many variations and the lowest possible price tag at US$8.90. The first Global64 car will be the Audi R8 V10 Plus, followed later by the Lamborghini Aventador SV.

Picture by Tarmac Works

In the Hobby64 line the schedule is overwhelming : not only will there be more versions of the Evo X, Civic FK2 and R8 LMS, but also the Mercedes-AMG GT-R (and it’s GT3 version), the BMW M3E30 Racing, the Civic Type R FD2, the Lancer Evo V, the Nissan GT-R GT3 as well as the completely unforeseen Pandem GT-R and RWB 930 !

You must have noticed by now that we are totally impressed by Tarmac Works’ 1/64 cars and looking forward their next releases ! The passion and hard work they put in their products is clearly visible.

Many thanks to Felix for his kindness and assistance and big ‘Thank you!’ to everyone at Tarmac for making such beautiful models. Keep up the good work !

Lastly, we would like to share an important message from Felix to the community:
I’d really like to thank all the collectors that have been supporting us as it is always challenging to accept a new brand to the market. And I really am thankful to have a great team working in the Tarmac team as they all love model cars and have put in so much effort and heart into each of our cars.