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Model of charm Exhibition Tamiya and Fine Molds

Exhibition to explore the charm of the model culture traces the history of the model is held in Toyohashi. “Model of charm Exhibition Tamiya and Fine Molds” will be held at Toyohashi Art Museum in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture. After the war, and have been sent off to a model from the age of wooden model “Tamiya”, has been making the product sticking in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture “Fine Molds”. Products and scene work is a point of the model history, the exhibition and interviews photos and development materials. While touching on the history of the model culture approaches to the charm of the model.
★ Holding period:February 20 (Sat) – March 27 (Sunday) Monday Closed ※ March 21 (Monday holiday) is opening 22 (Tuesday) Closed
★ Admission: general and college students 700 (600 ) yen, elementary, middle and high students 300 (200) yen ※ () is advance, or more than 20 people of group rates

Event being held period
★ Commemorative lecture “History of History and Fine Molds of the model” February 28 (Sun) 14:00 to 15:30 Lecturer: Kunihiro Suzuki ((with) Fine Molds Representative Director) Capacity: 80 people ( the day of acceptance) ※ Free Join
★ Children Workshop “Let’s make the Suites decoration” March 5 (Sat) 10:00 to 10: 30, 10: 30-11: 11:00: 15-11: 45,13: 00-13: 30,13: 30-14: 14:00: 15-14: 45,14: 45-15: 15, 15: 30-16 16:00: 00 ~ 16:30 Capacity: each time 6 people (first-come-first-served basis / day reception) Admission: 500 yen (tax included)
★ “Let’s make a mini four wheel drive,” March 6 (Sun) 10:00 ~ 11: 30,13: 00-14: 30, 15: 00 – 16:30 Capacity: each time 20 persons (first-come-first-served basis / day reception) Fee: 972 yen (material cost including tax)
★ Radio Control Car steering experience March 26 (Sat) 9:30 to 16:30 Venue: Toyohashi City Art Museum before Square (wet-weather venue change)
★ Modeler’s Club Exhibition I will exhibit the work of the model club “meeting of the waterline.” (Ferris Free) Contact Toyohashi Art Museum Yubinbango440-0801 Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture Ima-kyo cho 3-1 (in Toyohashi park) telephone number 0532-51-2882

“Let’s talk with Dr. Waterfall!” Guidance of the 7th Tamiya RC Classic Fan Meeting

February 7, 2016 (Sunday), will be held the RC Classic Fan Meeting in our 2F Modeler’s Square. Also Dr. Waterfall will attend this time! Customers have a proud of the classic RC car was released in 2000 before Come join us! Please enjoy the RC lecture. Spectators are also welcome. Please refer to the nostalgia of the classic RC car.

★ ☆ Dates: February 7, 2016 (Sun) 10:15 ~
★ ☆ Venue: Tamiya Plastic Factory Shimbashi shop 2F Modeler’s Square
★ ☆ entry: Pre-application (free)
★ ☆ How to Apply: Tamiya Plastic Factory Shimbashi shop
★ ☆ We will receive the second floor Modeler’s Square counter or by telephone
★ ☆ ※ Accepted from January 11, 2016 (holiday).
★ ☆ ※ When accepted, please tell also models to become a have.
★ ☆ Deadline: will be closed if you now to capacity each class.
★ ☆ You can also triple entry.
★ ☆ Wanted persons:
★ ☆ Classic 1 (2000 years ago the launch of Tamiya Buggy RC car): 10 people
★ ☆ Classic 2 (2000 years ago the launch of Tamiya Touring RC Car): 10 people
★ ☆ Classic 3 (2000 before the launch of Tamiya on-road RC car year): 10 people
★ ☆ Contact: Tamiya Plastic Factory Shimbashi shop tel: 03-6809-1175

7th Tamiya RC Classic Fan Meeting

Flashback Friday – Tamiya Medium-sized tank from 1957

Release date 12/1957
Release price ¥ 200


Finally we have opened the forbidden door. It is the emergence of the wooden model. Tamiya tanks of roots is 1/35 Panther tank of the December 1961 release than anything, but further and follow the founder, it is in this “medium-sized tank”. Founder of Tamiya model, but Tamiya Yoshio said before the war was engaged in the transportation industry, I will establish a Tamiya Shoji of lumbering after the war immediately of 1946. Also make a wooden woodworking department early in year after, over the misfortune that factory burned down in 1951, in 1953 and turn off the start as a wooden model specialized manufacturer. It became explosive hit will release two years later is, it is this “medium-sized tank”. If you say how this kit is old, to back-calculated time to was released from the article, Shunsaku’s eldest son (the current president) will to the fact that after one month were enrolled in Waseda University. It is “doable, while the collection of the debt” time when the president began a life that you had to “Tamiya model of work”. Let’s take a look at the kit. Box art As you can see, (it seems to have been used as it is probably the Self-Defense Forces vehicle photo) not to M4A3E8 is Sherman be Magou. When I opened the box while watching the letters prestigious “science and engineering teaching material”, gorgeous to also cover the inner box is yellow cellophane. Electric components such as metal gearbox and enameled wire as a part, has become a rubber caterpillar and small wooden parts,. Assembly drawing of the paper quality, such as ancient documents, which captures the very accurately kit of shape, is understandable. “Battery I get twice the force to be used in series (series connection method)”, and the description, such as “inter-axial distance 160m / m”, such as a description of using the ABCs character, it is exactly the science teaching materials. In the discussion that does not look like is similar to the M4 Sherman is here I think is who can know because unrefined. Will just passed after the war in ’10 with the ¥ 200 had how much of value? I think that it is hard not when it comes to the original experience of this kit, but the people of the large senior called me what is! Please let me know. By the way 1 / 35M4A3E8 Sherman will be released in May 1970, but the vehicle identification number decal of the SDF specification is “213”, the shaman of the full scale model that did not fulfill the father, son and a later ’15 (Shunsaku Mr.) There you will that sent the world.


Flashback Friday – 1968 Tamiya Apollo 1


Release date 6/1968
Release price ¥ 650

“Out-of-print kit research” are decorate last in the year 1998, SF kit Tamiya scale model makers ask the world, Super Space Series No. 1 is “Apollo 1”. Celebrated the vertex Thunderbird plastic model boom of the first, which began last year, large-scale kit of legendary in March of this year, “Thunderbird secret base (electric)” will be released from Imai at ¥ 2,200. Yo just in SF boom, is Tamiya it raises the expected heavy waist launched the original SF kit. Vol is that this kit was resting on the Tamiya news as a guide of the new product. It is 9. 1/25 remote control to those that have been introduced at the same time “Chieftain”, 1/35 “Quick Zhukov”! And “White Bear”, since it is with the remote control “Stalin”, when the Tamiya is also riding a ride in tanks, seat of the leader? The is also the time that had been competing with Marsan and Imai. It and that has an adhesive hardly used snap kit, and light bulbs, a gear box, looking at the vehicle body bottom switch or the like has already been assembled and I a for young persons but is represented by box art classy As described above, even I felt claims such as “never’m not children’s toys.” “Space development exploration vehicle Apollo 1 is one made ​​in order to be used in the distant moon of the earth …” kit commentary beginning with, as if Earth Defense Force in the configuration really exist given even Na illusion, and children were tears of gratitude in the per “in the center of the vehicle body can be seen the position of the expedition vehicles from the air immediately runs while emits three colors of light and with a light-emitting device for the top-down” also You should often. Wheels made ​​of polyester resin, as mentioned earlier can be fitted without adhesive, and the kit is complete disk is began to illuminate the three colors of light on the ceiling around. The mold of the rubber caterpillar becomes a 2 degree T34 exactly the same as I, but the length is 3 minutes of 1/35, color also became gray with rather than black. And it was to make no mistake in first with, but Marsan in this year-end (this time Maruzan) is rainy day bankruptcy, and will be forced into bankruptcy until Imai the following year. Tamiya also celebrates when slot car is painful or no longer selling a pattern, but I will survive in the original scale kit. Of Apollo 1 and sisters kit in this aftermath Jupiter No. 2 it will also be discontinued, and I have become the ’72 version of the (or any) of the illusion that does not show the world figure and 2 degrees disappeared early in the catalog kit It was. As an aside, this kit will be released in the ¥ 650 yen but then I once was also burned a rather short life that you raise, Apollo 1 in our laboratory has become a ¥ 800 version of the blue seal You. And because this is when the blue seal is for the first time appeared in the oil shock price increases of May 1973, somewhere of what the shopkeeper was price-gouging in Dosakusa what had been unsold in toy store, or the Tamiya headquarters to stock blue seal It does not take the confirmation whether thing of it is affixed. (1998/12/28)


Flashback Friday – Tamiya at Tokyo Hobby Show 2002

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