Official product photos and full details of the new limited Tamiya static models

25203 1/48 SCALE KAWASAKI Ki-61-Id HIEN (TONY) & 4×4 LIGHT VEHICLE KUROGANE SET


Fighter that supported the Japanese Army and a four-wheel drive vehicle set

About the Hien Type I Ding
The Hien was the only Japanese fighter equipped with a liquid-cooled engine during the Pacific War. Equipped with a German-made Daimler-Benz DB601 engine licensed production Ha40. It was characterized by a streamlined nose unique to a liquid-cooled aircraft and a long and narrow main wing. It was adopted as a Type 3 fighter in 1943, and its armament was strengthened several times to counter the highly bulletproof American military aircraft. Among them, the I-type Ding with the nose extended by 20 cm and equipped with two 20 mm cannons in the fuselage and two 12.7 mm cannons in the main wing was serialized from January 1944 to January 1945. Approximately 1,360 aircraft were manufactured. The Hien I-type Ding takes advantage of its excellent high-altitude performance and heavy armament to demonstrate its power in intercepting B-29s in the mainland air defense battle. In particular, the brave battle of the 244th Squadron led by Kobayashi Squadron, who was in charge of the capital’s air defense, is well known.

About Kurogane 4-wheel
The world’s first practical four-wheel drive vehicle developed at the request of the Japanese Army is the Type 95 small passenger car, also known as the Kurogane 4-wheel. Various improvements were repeated even after formalization, and the type produced from 1937 is equipped with a 33-horsepower V-type 2-cylinder 1400cc air-cooled engine on a 3-seater body. Equipped with front wheel independent, rear wheel leaf rigid suspension and large diameter tires, it demonstrated excellent off-road running performance. Approximately 4,800 units of each type were produced from 1935 to 1934, and they continued to run for reconnaissance and communication in a wide range of fronts, from mainland China to Southeast Asia and the Pacific theater.

About the Model
This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit that includes the Hien Type I Ding and the Kurogane 4-Stage.
★Length: 187mm, Width: 250mm. ★Faithfully modeled the elegant style of the I-type with its extended nose, sleek fuselage, and stretchy main wings. ★Inverted V-type 12-cylinder Ha40 engine has been recreated with auxiliary equipment such as the supercharger. ★The 20mm cannon, magazine and oil tank in front of the cockpit are also included. You can feel the tight layout. ★The shape of the current plate in front of the cooler is the same as the actual model. ★You can choose to open or close the windshield. ★Includes 2 drop tanks, 1 seated pilot figure, and markings for the 244th Sentai Commander Kobayashi’s machine and Lieutenant Takashima’s machine.
★Total length 75mm. ★Modeled with a unique rounded style. ★The 3-seat interior, 4-wheel drive suspension, and large-diameter tires are all included to create a three-dimensional finish. ★You can choose to display the hood either unfolded or folded. ★The star mark on the front grill is reproduced by combining the inlet mark and decals. ★A set of standing officer and driver figures.

25204 1/48 SCALE MESSERSCHMITT Bf109 G-6 & KUBELWAGEN TYPE 82 SET


Special kit that conveys the tension before a sortie, perfect for scene production

About the Messerschmitt Bf109 G-6
The Messerschmitt Bf109 continued to fight as the main fighter of the Luftwaffe throughout World War II. Among the Bf109, which produced more than 30,000 aircraft, the largest number in the history of fighter aircraft, and many developed and derived types were created, the G type is equipped with a Daimler-Benz DB605 engine with a takeoff output of 1,475 horsepower. And in order to counter the high bulletproof American B-17 bomber, the G-6, whose nose armament was reinforced from a 7.92mm machine gun to a 13mm machine gun, was serialized from February 1943 to February 1945. More than 13,000 aircraft were mass-produced. A distinctive feature of the aircraft is the bulge called the “voile” on the side of the nose that covers the discharge chute of the 13mm machine gun bullet. In addition, some aircraft were equipped with one 20mm machine gun gondola on the underside of the main wing to enhance firepower. The G-6 fought on a wide range of fronts, from the East and West fronts to the Mediterranean Sea, and fought hard to intercept bombers and fight air superiority until the end of the war.

About the Pkw.K1 Kubelwagen Type 82
During World War II, the Kubelwagen was used by the German army for communication, reconnaissance, and troop transport on all fronts, and was also used by the Air Force as a foot for crew members and soldiers. Developed based on Volkswagen, which was planned as a German national car. In addition to the simple and lightweight body structure, the highly reliable air-cooled engine and four-wheel independent suspension ensured excellent running performance.

About the Model
This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit that includes the Messerschmitt Bf109 G-6 and Kubelwagen Type 82.
★Length: 188mm, Width: 207mm. ★Accurate modeling of the sleek silhouette and bulges on the sides of the nose based on detailed research on the actual aircraft. ★The DB605 engine is precisely reproduced. ★The 20mm machine gun gondola on the underside of the main wing is also part. ★Drop tank is removable with poly cap. ★Two types of intakes are included, a normal type and a dust filter type. ★There are two types of bulletproof steel plate on the back of the windshield: standard type and Garland Panzer with bulletproof glass. ★The second windshield can be opened or closed. ★Flaps and radiator flaps can be assembled either up or down. ★Comes with a seated pilot figure. ★3 types of markings for aircraft belonging to the 54th Fighter Wing, mask stickers for windshield painting, and color painting drawings are also available.
★Total length 79mm. ★Details such as the pressed pattern on the sides of the vehicle, the texture of the front and rear seats, and the three-dimensional feel of the meter area are the same as those of the 1/35MM. ★The front doors can be opened or closed for a wider range of scenes. ★Designed with an emphasis on ease of assembly, such as the rear suspension being integrated with the chassis. ★Comes with 2 pilot figures to discuss before sortie.

25205 1/48 SCALE NORTH AMERICAN P-51D MUSTANG(TM) & 1/4-ton 4×4 LIGHT VEHICLE SET

Combining the air and land masterpieces of the U.S. military into one set

About the P-51D Mustang
With a high speed of over 700km/h and a maximum cruising range of approximately 3,700km, it is the best fighter plane of World War II. The P-51D Mustang of the United States Army Air Corps. Introduced in May 1944, the P-51D demonstrated well-balanced flight performance with its sophisticated aerodynamic design and supercharged Packard Merlin V1650-7 engine. In addition, the use of improved armament with six 12.7mm machine guns and the adoption of a water drop canopy with good visibility solidified the reputation as the definitive version of the P-51 series. Especially on the European front, he overwhelmed the Luftwaffe by continuing to fly to escort B-17 bombers heading for Germany. contributed to the Allied victory.

About 1/4-ton small four-wheel drive military vehicles
During World War II alone, the production volume of 600,000 units was astounding, and the forerunner of today’s four-wheel drive vehicles was the U.S. military. 1/4 ton compact four-wheel drive military vehicle. Its robust and highly reliable engine enables it to perform excellent off-road performance, and it can be used for a wide range of missions, including transportation of soldiers and supplies, reconnaissance, and communications. -In addition to the United States, it was supplied to many countries including the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, and led the Allied Forces to victory over all battlefields such as Europe, Africa, and the islands of the Pacific Ocean.

About the Model
This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit that includes a P-51D Mustang and a 1/4 ton compact 4WD military vehicle.
★Length: 205mm, Width: 236mm. ★Aerodynamically sophisticated and smart style is faithfully modeled, with a tight nose that fits snugly around the Packard V-1650 engine and a protruding lower fuselage that accommodates the radiator. ★The unique cross-sectional shape of the laminar airfoil that creates excellent high-speed performance and cruising performance is accurately reproduced. ★Flap is a separate part and can be attached in the down position. ★Comes with two 75-gallon tanks and two 108-gallon reinforced paper tanks. ★There are 3 figures, 2 seated pilots and 1 standing officer. Four types of markings are available.
<1/4 ton compact 4WD military vehicle> ★Total length 72mm. ★The highly reliable and simple style has been modeled with easy-to-assemble parts. ★The underside of the chassis, including the leaf-type suspension, drive shaft, and exhaust pipes, has a three-dimensional finish. ★Clear parts for front window and headlight lens

25206 1/48 SCALE DORNIER Do335A PFEIL & KUBELWAGEN TYPE 82 SET

Presence of innovative style enhanced by vehicle and pilot

About Dornier Do335A Pfeil
Innovative style and equipment such as two engines and propellers placed in front and behind the aircraft, a cross-shaped tail, and an ejection seat. The Dornier Do335 is a German high-speed multi-purpose aircraft that recorded a maximum speed of 760km/h. Development began in 1942, and the prototype Do335V-1 made its first flight in October of the following year. It showed excellent basic performance. After that, the armed prototype V-5 and the production type A-0 were completed, and in September of the same year, the full-scale production type A-1 appeared. The A-0 and A-1 are single-seat fighter-bombers equipped with one 30mm cannon and two 20mm cannons in the nose, as well as a bomb bay. And the war ended. I didn’t get a chance to prove myself.

About the Pkw.K1 Kubelwagen Type 82
During World War II, the Kubelwagen was used by the German army for communication, reconnaissance, and troop transport on all fronts, and was also used by the Air Force as a foot for crew members and soldiers. Developed based on Volkswagen, which was planned as a German national car. In addition to the simple and lightweight body structure, the highly reliable air-cooled engine and four-wheel independent suspension ensured excellent running performance.

About the Model
This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit that includes the Dornier Do335A Pfeil and Kubelwagen Type 82.
★Length: 290mm, Width: 288mm. ★Large fuselage with front and rear propellers, cruciform tail, thick wings with swept angle, etc. are faithfully modeled to pursue high-speed performance. ★Ejection seat, control stick, instrument panel, side console, and other parts in the cockpit provide a three-dimensional appearance. The canopy can be opened or closed. ★Bomb bay hatch can be opened or closed. The interior such as the bomb support rack is also realistically finished. Set one 500kg bomb. ★Long pedestals, thick tires, and leg compartments for the front wheel landing gear have all been accurately recreated. A metal weight attached to the nose is also included. ★Comes with 3 types of markings and 1 crew member figure.
★Total length 79mm. ★Details such as the pressed pattern on the sides of the car body, the texture expression on the front and rear seats, and the three-dimensional meter area are the same as those of the 1/35MM. ★The front doors can be opened or closed for a wider range of scenes. ★Designed with an emphasis on ease of assembly, such as the rear suspension being integrated with the chassis. ★Comes with 2 pilot figures to discuss before sortie.

Details of 64442 Tamiya Catalog 2023 (scale model version)


★ This catalog covers a wide range of items, from scale models to Mini 4WD, fun craft series, tools, paints, and make-up materials.
★ Featured models such as the 1/48 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, 1/24 NISSAN Fairlady Z (RZ34), 1/12 Ducati Superleggera V4, and 1/35 British Cruiser Tank Comet have all been carefully designed so that you can fully enjoy the details. I posted it with a large size photo of the double-page spread. In addition, items that greatly expand the range of expression such as tools, airbrushes, and compressors that are particular about quality are also included. A Tamiya color compatibility table based on lacquer paint is also useful.
★ Size 26×25.5cm.

An Old Tradition – The Tamiya 47489 Egress “Black Edition”


Black special models are now almost a tradition at Tamiya. It all started back in the 1970s with the anniversary model of the first Tamiya RC car, the 58001 Porsche 934 RSR “Vaillant” in 1/12 scale. A real milestone in RC car history.
Many years later followed by the 1/12 TamTechGear Porsche 934 RSR, 1/10 TA02SW Black Porsche 934 RSR, and of course the breathtakingly cool Avante “Black Special” whose color scheme was adapted from the Mini 4WD Avante Black.

And there we are with the Egress “Black Edition” 2022. The box art shows parallels to the Avante “Black Special”, which we like very much. This also continues inside. The blister packaging is a dream and takes the viewer straight back to the late 80s. Especially the parts specially anodised in Titanium Gold for the Egress “Black Edition”, such as the damper housing and steering knuckles, are a dream in themselves.

From a technical point of view, however, we are dealing with a completely “normal” egress. But that’s perfectly fine. At the time, the Egress was considered the pinnacle of Tamiya’s competition buggies. Before the Top Force “Evo” hit the market in 1992.
The changes are to be found in the colour design of the Egress “Black Edition”. Wheels, damper housings, steering knuckles, and rims have been color-matched.
We especially like the stickers for the blue tinted windows. In combination with the black, this gives the car a particularly cool touch. We would have wished for a little more bold colour on the rims. But that’s actually whining at a very high level, and you could easily adjust it yourself.

Building the Egress “Black Edition” was definitely an experience in itself. You can really compare it to opening a good bottle of wine.
The kit will find its fans, and we’re already looking forward to the next little sensation from Tamiya. The release of the Hotshot II “Blockhead Motors” in the coming year 2023.
Until then, let’s enjoy the beautiful Black Egress.

A big thanks to Tamico and Dickie Tamiya for providing the Egress “Black Edition” kit.

Tamiya 47489 Egress Black Edition build video



The Tamiya Egress Black Edition is the latest line of Avante series cars from Tamiya, officially released on 20th November 2022. It’s a fantastic build experience and will drive like a standard Egress as it shares all the parts. I’ve added my own flavour with the iconic custom brushless Sport Tuned motor. It stands out on my shelf. Also looks great as a new in box with it’s blister pack presentation. It certainly is better in the flesh. The only thing I would change is to have silver / chrome instead of the matt grey wheels. Then again I think the Tamiya designers intended this to be subtle & classy.

Video Chapters
00:00 – Unboxing
04:02 – Brushless Sport Tuned Motor
05:30 – Gearboxes, Central Drivetrain & Chassis
20:42 – Rear Suspension & Drivetrain
30:33 – Front Suspension & Drivetrain
38:43 – Steering Rack
41:46 – Dampers
48:15 – ESC, Receiver & Servo
51:40 – Wheels & Tyres
53:22 – Body, Wing & Undertray
01:09:50 – Firing It Up
01:10:48 – Completed Car

Source: T-StudioWorks

First photos from new products shown at Tamiya Fair 2022

1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109 G-6 & Kubelwagen 82 type set

1/48 American M8 self-propelled howitzer

1/48 North American P-51D Mustang & 1/4 ton small four-wheel drive military vehicle set

1/48 Dornier Do335A Pfeil & Kubelwagen 82 type set

1/48 Kawasaki Type 3 Fighter Hien Type I & Kurogane 4-arm set

Lacquer paint LP-81 blue for toning / LP-82 red for toning / LP -83 Yellow for toning

Tamiya modeling brush HGII face brush ultra fine / extra fine / fine / small

Details of Tamiya 64441 R/C Guide Book Volume 20 (2022 Autumn-Winter)


Tamiya RC Guidebook Vol.20 2022 AUTUMN-WINTER, which carefully selected Tamiya’s major RC models, is published. A wide variety of lineups, including off-road cars that can be run anywhere, standard touring cars and formula cars that you can enjoy high-speed driving, powerful tanks and trailer trucks with big size, and 3-wheel RC that is attracting attention for cornering by tilting the car body. , Includes Tamiya’s major RC models such as the finished model XB that can be played right out of the box. In addition, we also posted new products that will be released by winter. Also, if you read the QR code with your smartphone or mobile phone, you can immediately check the RC video and detailed information. And in the RC start guide, we will introduce the dress-up and tune-up of Grasshopper, a basic buggy that has been loved for many years with a cute style. In addition, it is packed with information to enjoy RC life, such as Tamiya RC Live, which delivers various events and the latest information in videos, and posts using SNS. In addition, at the end of the book, we also introduced hobby shops nationwide and Tamiya’s RC circuit. All color A4 size, all 38 pages with plenty of volume.

Tamiya official international release list December 2022

R/C Models
 58713  1/10 R/C 4WD Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V (TT-02)
 44055  1/10 Glow-Engine R/C TG10-Mk.2FZ Racing Chassis Kit 2022
 42383  1/10 R/C Chassis Kit TB Evo.8
 47489  1/10 R/C Egress Black Edition
 22016  TA08 Low Friction King Pin Balls (4pcs.)

Static Models
 61124  1/48 Lockheed Martin® F-35®A Lightning Ⅱ®
 35380  1/35 British Cruiser Tank A34 Comet
 21177  1/12 Team Suzuki ECSTAR GSX-RR ’20 No.42 (Finished Model)
 24363  1/24 Nissan Z

Kids
 15533  Skid-Tape 2 (80x120mm, 2pcs.)
 95538  HG Aluminum Large Dia. Narrow Wheels II (2pcs.)
 95644  Mini 4WD Oval Home Circuit (Two-Level Lane Change) plus Rowdy Bull & Ignicion

Tools & Paints
 70251  Rubber Band Powered Trike

Introduction of new Tamiya RC models



Introduction of Tamiya NEW model and Tamichall climax special information and Tamiya RC history!
・Details of the Tamiya RC new model scheduled to be released next spring will be released for the first time in the world. ・Introduction of special information for “Tamichare Climax *” scheduled to be held at Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit on December 10th and 11th. We will guide you through recommended settings and body selection points. (* A big event where representatives of the Tamiya Challenge Cup, a race sponsored by dealers nationwide, gather) ・ Tamiya RC History introduces the RC released in 1998. The shaft drive buggy “Baja Champ” born from a touring car chassis, the high-power pickup “Ford SVT F-150 Lightning”, and the R33 GT-R “Penzoil Nismo GT-R” that was active in JGTC are now available!
Cast Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara
More details about the new Tamiya RC models