Tamiya New Item Release list for June 2017

R/C Models
 58647  1/10 R/C M-07 Concept Chassis Kit
 56352  1/14 R/C Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3363 6×4 ClassicSpace
 58648  1/10 R/C Mazda RX-7 (FD3S) (TT-02D) Drift Spec
 47347  1/10 R/C Racing Fighter Chrome Metallic (DT-03)
 47348  1/10 R/C The Grasshopper Candy Green Edition
 47349  1/10 R/C XV-01 Chassis Kit Long Damper Spec
 42312  33mm Double Cardan Joint Shaft (2pcs.)
 54750  Matte Plated Gearbox (A Parts) for 4×4 Pick-Up Truck
 54756  3x106mm Aluminum Turnbuckle Shaft
 54757  M-07 Concept Stabilizer Set (Front & Rear)
 54758  M-07 Concept Titanium Screw Set
 54759  M-07 Concept Aluminum Motor Heat Sink
 54760  M-07 Concept Aluminum Rear Suspension Mount
 54768  06 Module Hard Coated Aluminum Pinion Gear (17T)
 54769  06 Module Hard Coated Aluminum Pinion Gear (18T)
 54770  06 Module Hard Coated Aluminum Pinion Gear (22T)
 54771  06 Module Hard Coated Aluminum Pinion Gear (24T)
 56541  Front Wheels (22mm Width) White
 56542  Rear Wheels (22mm Width) White
 56543  Semi Wide Wheels (30mm Width / Hex Hub) White
 56544  Semi Wide Wheels (30mm Width) Whit
 51592  1/10 Scale R/C F12tdf Body Parts Set
 51595  M-07 Concept A Parts (Body Mounts)
 51596  M-07 Concept B Parts (Bumpers)
 51597  M-07 Concept C Parts (Uprights)
 51598  M-07 Concept D Parts (Suspension Arms)
 51599  M-07 Concept K Parts (Stiffeners)
 51600  M-07 Concept Lower Deck
 51601  M-07 Concept Spur Gear & Counter Gear
 47351  White 10-Spoke Wheels w/Reinforced Tires Type C (24mm, 2pcs.)

Scale Models
 16042  1/6 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin
 12674  Assembly Chain Set for 1/6 Scale Motorcycle
 32591  1/48 German 38cm Assault Mortar Sturmtiger
 12672  Zimmerit Coating Sheet for 1/48 Scale Sturmtiger
 21158  1/24 NSX (White) (Finished Model)
 21159  1/24 NSX (Blue) (Finished Model)

 95100  Tri Gale (MA Chassis) Japan Cup 2017
 15511  Large-Diameter Low-Profile Tires & 6-Spoke Wheels
 95096  Hyper-Dash 3 Motor J-Cup 2017
 95097  Hyper-Dash Motor PRO J-Cup 2017
 95098  Mini 4WD 35th Anniversary Blue Tires & Gold Plated A-Spoke Wheels
 95099  Mini 4WD 35th Anniversary White Tires & Blue Plated A-Spoke Wheels

Tools & Paints
 74132  Fine Pivot Drill Bit 0.8mm (Shank Dia. 1.5mm)
 74133  Fine Pivot Drill Bit 0.9mm (Shank Dia. 1.5mm)
 74134  Fine Pivot Drill Bit 1.0mm (Shank Dia. 1.5mm)
 69913  Spray-Work Compact Air Compressor (White)
 69914  Spray-Work Basic Airbrush (White)

Tamiya Robot School – Mechanics & Programming

Through experiences of manufacturing, we raise children’s “idea power” and “creativity” enriched, while acquiring the “logical thinking process” necessary to realize it.

By learning “Craft” as a systematic learning curriculum, we think that it leads to not only knowledge and skill but also the “ability to realize feelings” that can be applied variously in order to live.

Natural style Co., Ltd. develops “Tamiya robot school” jointly developed with Tamiya Co., Ltd. nationwide. Currently, Tamiya Robot School’s website accepts short-term intensive robot programming courses (8 times in total) for participation. The capacity is 6 people, the price is 18,000 yen (tax included). We prepare two kinds of “Mechanic course” by NPO corporation MeetsVision which handles curriculum of robot work classroom, “programming course” by natural style.

Mechanic course will be able to understand the structure and structure of the machine by assembling the robot. Since it is also possible to remodel the assembled robot, it is possible not only to assemble the given kit directly, but also to consider the original mechanism.

The curriculum consists of “Production of Mini Robot” (2 times), “Production and remodeling of Mini Robot” (4 times in all), “Production of Large Robot” (12 times in all), “Reinforcing large robots for competition (6 times in total) 24 times in all. The students recommend more than first grade primary school students.

The programming course is a program that can be learned while controlling the movement of robot by using the microcomputer “IchigoJam” which can be programmed in the BASIC language. The robot used in this course is Tamiya’s “Cam Program Robot Working Set” as a specialized teaching material arranged for programming learning.

The curriculum consists of “Basic usage of IchigoJam, acquisition of basic control of robot” (all once), “variable” (all three times), “sequential processing (thread)” (all three times) (3 times in all), “Compare and Compare Symbols, Branch Processing” (3 times in all), “Display Device Coordinate System” (3 times in all), “Repeat Processing” (3 times in all), “Input / Output” ), “Function (Subprocedure)” (3 times in all) 25 times in total. Students recommend third grade elementary school students.

Since the mechanic course and the programming course are separate courses, the person in charge says “There is no problem even if you start from either.” In natural style, it is said that children can acquire ideas and logical way of thinking through children’s experiences of manufacturing in both courses.

Sources and more: Tamiya Robot School & Internet WATCH

Tamiya 64409 RC guidebook Vol.9

Tamiya RC guidebook Vol.9 (in Japanese language)

ITEM 64409 Sale on June 10, 2017 (Saturday) 410 yen (main unit price 380 yen)

The Tamiya RC guidebook Vol.9 which published carefully selected main RC models of Tamiya is issued. Touring cars and formula cars with high speed running, buggies that do not choose a place to run, comical models that are overflowing with action, compact RC cars with big sized power tanks and trailer trucks, batteries “star unit series”, boxes The main RC model of Tamiya, such as XB of a completed model that you can enjoy running immediately after taking out, is released at once. Also featured a noteworthy new product announced at the hobby show in May 2017. If you print a popular QR code and jump to the Tamiya homepage using a smartphone or mobile phone, you can also enjoy RC movies. In addition, at the RC start guide, we introduced “Change in running with tire choice!” Of course, the page which becomes the reference of fans who start RC from now on such as chassis separate parts list for performance up, race participation guidance, introduction of popular “Try !! Tamiya RC school” is enriched. At the end of the book I also took a guide to the nationwide hobby shop and Tamiya ‘s RC circuit. All color A4 size, 38 pages with plenty of volume.

Some creative Tamiya Tumbling Bull customised creations

Look at Tamiya’s tumbling bull, if you think “a bit different …”
let’s make it yourself.
In this corner, we will recruit such self-made tumbling bulls (for short).

Tan 01 Issue Manpei 370Z (Chiba)
Scratch the body based on Ogoro.
The neck of the doll is spring mount and reduces the damage when falling.
A hole in the front is an aerodynamic device that uses the suction effect by internal negative pressure.
Hmm! It is unanimous and big fool certified.

Tan 02 Isakin (Chiba)
manager himself w I tried making it because it is interesting . The title is “GeeBee Wheel” body based on Coca – Cola 2.0 scratch interwoven with Pepsi NEX etc. Its original coke bottle shape optimizes the air flow to the aero device (rear fender?). W type 3 cylinder 4000 cc engine demonstrates intense low speed torque

Tan 03 Issue Pikachu @ majorbangp (Ibaraki Prefecture)
It was pretty nice to be hikurini ! The title is “Grand Prix” Wheel “Racer”
Motif is a pre-war Grand Prix racer “Bugatti T 35”
Body is based on Shochu PET 4.0, a front grill reproduced with a knitted pattern on a black styrene board bought at a 100 yen shop Installation.
It is said that it shows merciless cornering because of light weight & super low center of gravity.
Something that is something body mountless is also squid!

Tan 04 Ponchi Ario (Yamanashi Prefecture)
Poncini received a self-directed submission from Professor ! It’s been a while ago!
I put a plastic bottle on the tumbling bull and tried it like a towing tractor.
In addition, I also tried up a cargo trailer, but
when turning, the front wheel of the front car and the front wheel of the car hits and it will not bend well (LOL)
Congratulations on the Tamigra Condée prize!
Premonition ♪ I think the self-made body will be popular ♪

Tan 05 BAKA # 283 Ao Piyo (Gunma)
With a propeller. It is a long post.
I tried to make such a body using a soy sauce plastic bottle.
The propeller turns in the wind ~ ♪
Happy Tamigra Condale!
It is an unexpected material with soy sauce pet. The pilot doll is also nice.

Source and more: Wild Willy 2 Maniax

Mr. Masayuki Tamiya

We are sad to be informed from Tamiya UK that the current president of Tamiya and son-in-law of Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya, Mr. Masayuki Tamiya, passed away at the age of 59 after a long battle with illness on May 1st, 2017.

Mr. Masayuki Tamiya had worked for the Tamiya company since 1990, since 2004 as Senior Executive Director and was handed over the presidency of the Tamiya company from Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya in 2008. He was a very enthusiastic modeller and ensured that the choice of subjects and the quality remained as good as ever.

At TamiyaBlog we would like to express our sincere and strong condolences to his family and the Tamiya Company.