First photo of and boxart of Tamiya 47477 Porsche 934 Coupe Vaillant TA02SW 45th Anniversary


This 1/10 scale R/C kit is a color variation version of the Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934. The kit itself commemorates the 45th anniversary of the original Tamiya R/C release! The Porsche 934 holds a special place in Tamiya history as the product of our first R/C model release. This model features a white color body that recreates the Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 which tussled at the top of races in the European Racing Championship in June 1976. The special release includes a photo-etched product plate and a one-page printed message by Tamiya’s Executive Chairman, Shunsaku Tamiya!

• 1/10 R/C assembly kit. Length: 435mm, width: 202mm, wheelbase: 236mm.
• Body is made of durable polycarbonate.
• Shaft-driven 4WD TA02SW chassis incorporates a horizontal motor layout featuring an FRP double-deck frame with battery and rear gearbox positioned further forward for optimum weight distribution.
• The chassis has a short (236mm) wheelbase and wide tread setup in the traditional Porsche style.
• Includes hi-spec parts: Aluminum motor mount, hard propeller shaft (short), and front/rear universal shafts.
• The 4-wheel double wishbone suspension utilizes CVA oil dampers with front/rear FRP shock/damper stays.
• The drivetrain uses full bearings, and sealed front/rear gearboxes have built-in diff gears, with a ball differential in the rear.
• 2-piece mesh wheels with metal plated rims have wide rear tires and front/rear semi-pneumatic slick tires featuring inner sponges.
• Includes: 540-Type brushed motor.
• Special, dedicated package.
• Requires: 2-channel radio, steering servo, ESC. 7.2-7.4volt battery & charger, and Tamiya PS paint.

Tamiya Mini 4WD event venue limited products sold at “Tobu Online Shopping”


“Tobu Tamiya Modelers Gallery” is a well-known summer event. “Mini 4WD event venue limited products” can be purchased at “Tobu Online Shopping” until August 1st (Sun). Products will be handed over during the exhibition period and additional August 27th (Friday) -August 29th (Sunday), Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro store 8F event Please come to the special corner. Please enjoy yourself with Tamiya products this summer as well.

Event venue limited product 2021 new products

Modified trucks based on the Tamiya 1/14 RC trucks driving huge distances in convoys

One of our readers kindly sent us photos and details about their hobby project based on Tamiya 1/14 RC trucks which we gladly publicise here:

I am happy I can show you our project. We did start Trucking 3-4 years ago, mainly we use them just as support vehicle for our tank battle days, recovery or just as spare part supply trucks in the fields. Surely sounds strange but our playground is always relatively far away from the parking place so the trucks help us. Than a cheap truck brand showed up and I wanted to test it what is possible with it and start a walk but mostly it did break down after 4km. After a wile some of our tank battle friends showed up to and the first Konvoi was made about 10km.

Some of us got heavy problems with the feets so we did break of after 60km. That was a pain, but we also had a lot of failures, but now we are 300% better than last year so I think it could be successfull in 5 weeks.
Here you can find our website and most of our trucks listed https://www.ludwigs-hobby-seite.de/Konvoi%20Projekt%20Bochum%20Salzkotten.html or here in Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Konvoi-Bochum-Salzkotten-2020-107063594122942/. If you have questions or want to hear more stories of our trails let me knew. Our drives are normally: 10km for technical measurements, 30 and 40 km for conditional training and long term tests. So it becomes a join between marathon sports and modelling lol but that’s whats make it so impressive and challenging for us. I can tell everyone, just to try it. Surely old guys trailing with little truck looks funny, but all kids love us and most of the people we meet on the trails.

Another nice Tamiya headquarters insight for the 50th Anniversary of Tamiya Educational Construction Series


Information from the designer that the “printing out” of the “No2 Powerful Gear Box” package was unearthed in the warehouse!
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find “No1 High Speed Gear Box”.
Of course, it was manual work at that time. It was a block copy made by pasting phototypesetting. The handwritten line drawing is also very tasty.

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Mini 4WD Tamiya 18718 K4 Gambol FM-A Chassis details

Here comes a brand new Mini 4WD model capturing one of the customized small trucks which have recently become popular in Japan. This model gives a playful image, and is sure to catch everyone’s attention at the track with its unique form.

Aerodynamic Front Motor Chassis
The FM-A chassis is a front motor unit with advanced aerodynamic themes that – thanks to its center of gravity toward the front – is at home on a whole variety of track types including those with frequent elevation changes. It comes equipped with low-friction front skid bar and roller (4 included) parts, while rear rollers are 8mm thick for superb stability. The chassis underside allows easy access to the motor and quick setup changes. Includes 3.5:1 gears and a motor.

• Mini 4WD model assembly kit. Length: 144mm, width: 97mm, height: 61mm.
• Body is molded in Metallic Orange, and consists of two separate sections to offer the easier two-tone color painting job.
• Comes with separate parts for animal guard and roll bar.
• Features front motor layout with aerodynamic design low-friction skid bar on front bumper underside.
• Black polypropylene A-spoke wheels are paired with super hard small-diameter low-profile tires (black).
• 8mm thickness side rollers give stability and a lightweight model.
• Dedicated metallic stickers are packaged in the kit.
• Type 130 motor is included. The model features a 5:1 gear ratio.
• Two AA batteries are required (sold separately).
• A wide range of Grade-Up Parts is available separately to customize your car.

New Tamiya RC public special & RC race report in July



・ Details of the NEW RC model will be released for the first time in the world!
・ We will also deliver the pattern of the “Tamiya Grand Prix” held at the Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit on Saturday, July 17th. Introducing the “Tamichare GT”, the first entry of the popular new chassis TA08, and the “Rally Grand Prix”, which features high-speed cornering and jumping!
・ “Rikkun” Tamiya Staff Sunahara’s M Sport GPX 2021 entry record and details of the chassis used.
・ Introduction of RC video contest “#Tamiya RC Film Festival” using Twitter.
Appearance
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Takayuki Kono

Introduction of new Tamiya RC products in July and Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix held in July! RC NEW models “Toyota GR86” and “Subaru BRZ” will also be shown!



・ Introducing the new Tamiya RC products “Land Frieda Quad Truck”, “Comical Hot Shot”, and “Glass Hopper II Black Edition” released in July, along with the videos shot for Tamiya RC Live !!
・ We will deliver the pattern of the “Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix” held at the Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit on Sunday, July 18th. Introducing “Jr Grand Prix”, “Women’s Grand Prix”, and “Pair Grand Prix” this time!
・ Introducing the pattern of “FUJI 86 STYLE with BRZ 2021” held at Fuji Speedway in June and the new products “Toyota GR86” and “Subaru BRZ” !!

Appearance
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Takayuki Kono

Tamiya 63735 Official Guidebook Mini 4WD Super Speed ​​Guide 2021-2022


The annual super-fast mook book that condenses the fun of Mini 4WD
“Tamiya Official Guidebook Mini 4WD Super-fast Guide 2021-2022” that can be enjoyed by beginners to advanced players will be released this year as well! Japan Cup 2021 official circuit “MAX Surprise Circuit REMIX” measures setting and course detailed explanation, as well as a wide range from the basics of machine making to the trend remodeling method called “MS flexi” “chimera body” etc. ..
In addition, a mini 4WD blast interview with the laughing combination “Bad Boys” Masaki Sata, a special dialogue between designers Kota Nezu and Kayuki Yamazaki, a course strategy for the Japan Cup 2020 winner, and a mini 4WD for champions certified people. There are lots of contents such as driving thinking method, Yokohama tires and Honda e mini column. The special appendix comes with special stickers for various purposes.

○ Format / Number of pages: 102 pages of A4 wide
○ Appendix: Special dress-up sticker
○ Issued by: One Publishing
○ Author: Get Navi editorial department

Appendix: Special sticker

Tamiya 47477 1/10 R/C Porsche 934 Coupé Vaillant (1976) (TA02SW) 45th Anniversary


Tamiya is delighted to announce that a new colour variation version of the Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 will be released as a 1/10 R/C model assembly kit to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Tamiya R/C!

The Porsche 934 holds a special place in Tamiya history as the product of our first R/C model kit. This model features a white colour body that recreates the Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 which tussled at the top of races in the European Racing Championship in June 1976. Also, a photo-etched product plate and one-page printed message by Executive Chairman, Shunsaku Tamiya are included to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Tamiya R/C. It’s sure that this model will be a hot product for R/C fans!

About the Model
This is a 1/10 R/C assembly kit. Length: 435mm, width: 202mm, wheelbase: 236mm.
The durable and lightweight polycarbonate body captures the Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 in style.
The lightweight and rigid shaft-driven 4WD TA02SW chassis with horizontal motor layout features an FRP double-deck frame with battery and rear gearbox positioned further forward for optimum weight distribution.
The chassis has a short (236mm) wheelbase and wide tread setup in the traditional Porsche style.
Includes hi-spec parts such as aluminium motor mount, hard propeller shaft (short), and front/rear universal shafts.
The 4-wheel double wishbone suspension utilizes CVA oil dampers with front/rear FRP damper stays.
The drivetrain uses full bearings, and sealed front/rear gearboxes have built-in diff gears, with a ball differential in the rear.
2-piece mesh wheels with metal plated rims have wide rear tires and front/rear semi-pneumatic slick tires featuring inner sponges.
Comes in a special, dedicated package, using blister packs.
Source of photo: Norisring Historie