Posted on September 2nd, 2015 at 8:31 AM by admin

Sobue TRF419 Victory

Another great weekend for the TRF team!
Fantastic news from the Tamiya Racing Factory (TRF) team, with Akio Sobue and Naoto Matsukura and their TRF419s scoring a superb 1-2 finish in the JMRCA All Japan Championship race for electric touring cars Super Expert Class from August 28-30 – congratulations to the team!


About the JMRCA All Japan Championship
The best of the best drivers in Japan gather for this once-a-year even held to crown the champion. The Super Expert Class is an exclusive field only open to the cream of the crop; its title is regarded as the pinnacle of Japanese electric touring car races.


Race Report
The Bee tops circuit in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, was the venue for this year’s event, which was attended by TRF drivers Naoto Matsukura, Akio Sobue and Yuya Nakamura. Sobue wasted no time in setting the tone for the weekend, with some excellent practice times, which he would go on to translate into becoming the Top Qualifier for the finals, followed by Matsukura in a creditable 4th. Come the final, Sobue was imperious in a magnificent pole-to-finish victory in round 1, with Matsukura also highly impressive as he recovered from an early collision that dropped him down to 10th, eventually clawing his way to a 4th-place finish. Round 2 would see the tables turned as Matsukura took advantage of an unfortunate coming-together for Sobue, putting the rest of the field to the sword for a brilliant win. It would all come down to Round 3, then, with the two TRF drivers level pegging and with every chance of a glorious win. No sooner had Round 3 started than Matsukura showed his desire for the championship, passing 2 opponents from 4th on the grid and bearing down on Sobue at the head of the field. The two then proceeded to exhibit flawless driving for the entire round, pulling away from the rest of the field as Sobue kept his cool to take both the round and what is his maiden Championship. Matsukura’s reward for his thrilling drive was the runner-up spot.


It’s always fantastic to receive so much support, and this time I’m glad to repay it with the Championship! Thank you to everyone who supported us, and I hope you’ll continue to follow my progress as I get ready for the next World Championships.


Check out Sobue’s TRF419 setup
The TRF419 chassis goes from strength to strength, and this event gave the team another chance to fine-tune the setup. Take a look here at the settings which Sobue used to propel him to victory (some notations are in Japanese).


2015 JMRCA 1/10 Electric Powered Touring Car All Japan Championships
Super Expert Class Results

Place Driver
1 Akio Sobue
2 Naoto Matsukura
3 Hayato Ishioka
4 Hayato Matsuzaki
5 Yugo Nagashima
6 Ryosuke Yamamoto
7 Naoki Akiyama
8 Yusuke Gotoh
9 Tenra Sano
10 Hitoshi Sawada
14 Yuya Nakamura

Posted on August 28th, 2015 at 7:21 AM by admin

Tamiya Tokyo Hobby Show 2002 (1)

New Tamiya RC releases
58296 1/10 CLK-DTM 2002 AMG-Merceses (TL-01LA)
57714 1/10 XB Subaru Impreza WRC 2002 (TT-01)
58297 1/10 RAYBRIG NSX 2002 (TA04-R)
58300 1/10 ABT AUDI TT-R DTM 2002 (TA04-SS)
44036 1/10 PORSCHE 911 GT3 Cup VIP (TG10)
44037 1/10 RAYBRIG NSX 2002 (TG10)
57718 XB NISSAN Skyline GT-R R32 (TT-01)
58298 1/10 ENZO FERRARI (TB-01)
58299 1/10 TB EVOLUTION 3 * Limited Release
43502 1/8 TERRA CRUSHER Red Body Version
49260 Super Stock Motor Type-RR 23T
55084 Ni-MH Battery 7.2V 3300mAh Advanced Pack RC-3300HV
F201 Option Parts

Posted on August 27th, 2015 at 11:58 AM by admin

Tamiya 58622 Heavy Dump Track GF-01 chassis

Reproduce the “heavy dump” active in large-scale construction site realistic!
Big tire fitted, off-road appeal of 4 × 4 unique. Anywhere you run around in comical cheerfully. An ultra-large vehicles working in large-scale construction sites such as mines and dam construction was modeled “heavy dump”. A distinctive style in the dynamic that apart from a dump truck traveling on the general road, high strength sense of scale were also reproduced in sufficient ABS resin body. Cab (cab) and the vessel (the bed) is that it is also possible to display in the state as separate parts, which raised the vessel is also a feature of the dump. The chassis gather a high popularity in the comical and wild ride is adopted “GF-01 chassis.” Molding color of the chassis not only the body was also a yellow image of a heavy machinery, it will be fun to look finish. The tire equipped with a large-diameter monster spike tires, style also ran also wild, it is attractive is jammed model of hobby RC unique.
● Length: about 350 mm ● overall width: about 270 mm ● Height: about 210mm four-wheel drive GF-01 chassis, equipped with a big tire in
■ Square configuration equipped with a motor in the middle of the lightly strength sufficient monocoque frame, front and rear in gear GF-01 chassis that adopted the gear drive 4WD for transmitting power to the wheels. Nearly equal to “square” configuration is the ratio of the wheel base and tread also features. The gear case of the frame one-piece, closed to shut out the sand and pebbles. You create a smooth cornering and a built-in differential gear. Suspension double wishbone 4-wheel independent equipped with friction damper. Sets the steering servo to the chassis left side, it demonstrates the handling characteristics without the habit by isometric 2-piece tie rod. ※ The image is a prototype.

Posted on August 25th, 2015 at 11:40 AM by admin

57401 1/14 Lightning Hawk (Star Unit Series)
58618 1/10 Monster Beetle
58620 1/10 Toyota FJ Cruiser Black Special (CC-01 Chassis)
58621 1/10 Suzuki Jimny (JB23) Painted Metallic Blue Body (MF-01X Chassis)
58623 1/10 Nissan GT-R (TT-02D Chassis) Drift Spec
58624 1/10 Mazda Roadster (M-05 Chassis)
58625 1/10 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R (TT-02 Chassis)


Static kit
12054 1/12 Tyrrell 003 1971 Monaco GP
24342 1/24 Mazda Roadster
32586 1/48 S.GL. Einheits Personen Kraft-Wagen Horch 4×4 Type 1a
35346 1/35 U.S. Tank M4A3E8 Sherman Easy Eight
37020 1/35 American Light Tank M24 Chaffe
78032 1/350 IJN Destroyer Kagero


Mini 4WD
15492 Brake Sponge Set (1/2/3mm Red)
15493 2mm Arumi Locknut (Red/5pcs)
15494 Astute Clear Body Set (Polycarbonate)
18642 Spark Rouge (MA Chassis)
67233 Tamiya Pit In Backpack (Black/Red)
67234 Tamiya Pit In Backpack (Black/Blue)
95225 Cannon Ball Premium (Super II Chassis)
95226 Mini 4WD Kumamon Version Finished Model
95227 Mini 4WD Shirokumakko Finished Model
95228 Mini 4WD Panda Finished Model
95230 Mini 4WD Multi-Tape (10mm/Red)

Posted on August 21st, 2015 at 4:06 PM by admin

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Posted on August 14th, 2015 at 7:18 AM by admin

Release date 1963/04
Released price ¥ 1300

After a long time is the emergence of big game to. 1/21 Deluxe tanks series of shining kit No. 1, M4 is Sherman (remote control). Almost a year from the smash hit of the 1/35 Panther tank that has been shipped to the New Year of 1962, where the Tiger tank, is Rommel tanks and lineup began to set, Tamiya is to start a series on one rank. Slightly from Panther tank, no two around large body was remote M4 Sherman of scale of 1/21. Although the scale of 1/35 are the legend that came out from the built-in two AA 2 batteries, or Will because this 1/21 came from a single 1 battery four built-in? It is not yet known to the surprising, but this M4 Sherman remote control version is now on sale earlier, the single version comes out is September 1965 after two years and a half. And is the M4 Sherman of this remote control version, it exist roughly divided into three types to be surprised. In our laboratory but had confirmed that there are two types (TKK45 edition and RE36 edition), sentence of a certain literature has caught the corner of the head, it had been followed by a refreshing not state. It is downstream in the M4 Sherman introduction of articles is in the “boy plastic model newspaper” of the “boy book November 1965”, “from Tamiyamokei, and of had been out before, is an improved type”. But in the previous thing any state, I did not know exactly what it is if improved. It is, I was at once resolved with a single phone in the other day. Main phone Nariyuki Mr. Nagasawa. As far as I know, it is a collector which boasts Japan’s quality. “I did you finally get the remote control Sherman from abroad, but somehow I’m situation is strange. Yeah, I’m a no remote control box also be seen.”. . . . . Soon the outcome of the interview, which flew with a digital camera is following the research announcement. They expressed their deep appreciation to Mr. Nagasawa to take this opportunity. The earliest version was ridiculous remote control box. Single one battery four are built in the lower body, and I was operated at dial (!) By issuing six of code to the outside of the vehicle. The dial-up remote control box does not have to have been introduced so far in the literature as far as I know, it seems to be whether Japan premiere. In the exactly radio-controlled idea for putting the power in the car, very but are also drawn reference placement guidelines for radio control, the price of the radio control set set at the time because you should not buy Oisoreto also adults, how this M4 Sherman There you can see what was lofty dream for children. But to infer from more than one document, also this remote control format is like working is not a certainty, at the same time gear box and single is released in 1965 becomes an integrated, single-2 battery using four push-button boiled fish paste type remote control box was improved on. Even more surprisingly, although it was front-wheel drive type gearbox is to assemble one by one the original gear, in the improved gear box will change to the rear wheel drive is integrated part (Thank Morimoto san). However, the first version and try to note despite the front-wheel drive, jagged even idler wheel is a rear wheel has been molded, or had in mind the transformation of the rear-wheel drive from the “beginning? You aside the question of, “but, by being 1/35 Panther tank mold jagged idler wheel while being front-wheel drive is also such, it standard at the time there was a mold jagged without a driving part to understand, it will be somehow convinced. And in improved, sprocket wheel is a front wheel by sliding back and forth, tension of the rubber caterpillar can now be adjusted. This was very important in the sense of smooth running. That is, in our laboratory we will classify the 1 / 21M4 Sherman as follows

Classification Remote control box Drive system Motor Battery Logo
type1 Dial-up Front-wheel drive TKK45x2 Single 1×4 Old (globe mark entering)
type2 Push button semicylindrical Rear-wheel drive TKK45x2 Single 2×4 Old (globe mark entering)
type3 Push button semicylindrical Rear-wheel drive RE36x2 Single 2×4 Old (no globe mark)


When I Himotoi past catalog is now, certainly for you, but have come up with 1/21 Sherman as coming soon on the back cover of the 1963 version of the catalog, we Yes draw a single one battery four use. Do not have a prejudice, it it is basic to better check the hand of the material. By the way, an aside, Nagasawa said the 1/21 remote M4 Sherman owns two, but I was to release one to about five years ago, was worship one day who I was left with another Once gotten Te, you may went blank has entered the car kit are two instead with empty inside. That said one has completely forgotten and that is an empty box (Since it contains the car kit in even try to have there was a moderate weight), it is a translation had ceded one only Sherman . Thing’s disappointment was considerable ones, was continued inquiry into the world of mania in his network, is this kit found in after more than three years, it also it came to Mr. of the original with a great bonus It will be. So haiku. “Collectors, sometimes Let’s open the box.”


Posted on August 10th, 2015 at 9:14 AM by admin

Source: Speedhunters

Posted on August 7th, 2015 at 12:17 PM by admin

Tamiya 41th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2002 (1)

New RC releases shown

58290 1/10 RC TOYOTA MR-S RACING (TA04-SS)
58291 1/10 RC HKS CLK (TA04-R)
58292 1/10 RC FORD FOCUS RS WRC 02 (TL-01)
58293 1/10 RC BEAMS INTEGRA (TL-01LA)
58294 1/10 RC F201 CHASSIS KIT with Original Bodies
58295 1/10 RC MINI COOPER (M-03L)
92155 TRF-2002 ESC