Usually enthusiasts like in one of the two camps, preferring the static scale models or the ability to drive and race electrically-powered replicas. Enthusiast Adrian, who goes by the name Kuhfarben on the website TamiyaBase.com, is a mixture of both, however.
He uses Tamiya's R/C kits as a base before adding a quite astonishing level of detail using model building skills as well as his knowledge as a professional graphic designer.
Adrian adds real metal brake discs, full roll cages, painted interiors, adjusts wheel fitment, makes his own exhaust systems and much more in an effort to make these incredible models a spitting image of the real thing.
He explains his methods in quite a lot of detail, and you can also find him on Facebook. Understandably, he doesn't actually race these works of art, though every model remains a fully functional R/C car.
Here are a few of our favourites.
BMW E30 DTM
Peugeot 306 Maxi
Porsche 993 911 GT2
Subaru Impreza WRC2007