Back To The Future – The Tamiya Comical Grasshopper

We, the TamiyaBlog Team, love the Tamiya Fun Cars. And so also the genius Comical models. What a wonderful idea to revive the famous RC classics of the 80s with the Comical models. This year, after the Grasshopper and Hornet, with the Tamiya Comical Frog already the third model from this series will appear. We all like them, but our favorite is clearly the Grasshopper. These models are great fun “out of the box”, with nice oil filled CVA shocks as standard which we appreciate a lot, but are actually predestined for customizing. And Tamiya helps with a large number of optical as well as technical Hop Up Parts. When the yellow / green L / N and M parts were announced, we had the idea for our little silver / green comical rocket. The WR-02 chassis, further developed for the Comical models, is now called WR-02CB and is a real pleasure to build. We particularly liked the slightly wider wishbones, which give the chassis in connection with the great new wheels and tires a fantastic roadholding for this kind of models. But we pimped our little funny Grasshopper even further technically.

Here is a small list of the used genuine Tamiya parts:

47407 L/N Parts Yellow Parts

47408 M Parts Bumper Yellow Green

47416 WR02CB S-Parts  Spokes (Green Plated)

47411 WR02CB T-Parts Wheel Rims (Chrome Plated)

54867 One Piece Aluminium Skid Guard

54865 Ribbed Front Bubble Tires Soft

54866 Round Block RR Bubble Tires Soft

54587 Aluminium Servo Stay

54695 Stainless Steel Suspension Shaft Aluminium Support Bridge

53847 TA05 46mm Assembly Universal Shaft

54817 Aluminium Motor Guard for WR-02 and GF-01

54473 Aluminium Wheelie Roller Set for WR-02

54670 Aluminium Oil Damper

53974 TRF 501X Front Spring Set

51000 High Torque Servo Saver (Black)

54358 RS-540 Torque Tuned Motor

54579 1150 Bearing

 

As this car will probably participate in Fun Races, we´ve installed a Torque Tuned motor in combination with 20T pinion for this little bit of “extra power”. We love this litte pocket racer. It turned out amazing. Using the wide range of Tamiya special coloured chassis parts and wheels, you can individualize your WR-02CB perfectly as you want. So colourful starting grids in fun races are guaranted.

Now we will wait for our next FUN project to arrive. The Tamiya SW-01 Mini Lunch Box.

Stay Tuned !!

 

 

First images of Start with Tamiya TT-02 Chassis Radio Control Skill UP book


From the good assembling method to the know-how to set and tuning, it is approaching the charm of the popular machine of the whole book.
The fans who want to start the radio control from now on, of course, are confident in the expert as well.


Source: RCmagazine

Off-Road RC Icon Goes Trailing! Tamiya RC Monster Beetle Trail GF-01TR video review by RC Driver



Tamiya continues to develop new and fun RC variants of its existing chassis’. A new addition to their vast RC line-up is the Tamiya RC Monster Beetle Trail GF-01TR. This fun looking RC is already easily recognizable with its iconic Monster Beetle body, just now in 1/14 scale. Under the body is the GF-01 chassis, which is known for wheelies, but the drivetrain has been altered with the addition of portal axle hubs both front and rear. This gives the truck a little more ground clearance while gearing it down. Tamiya includes a Torque Tuned motor and ESC with this fill build kit too. In this video, we highlight what sets the kit apart from others in the Tamiya selection for Tamiya fans and of course show you it in action as well.
Soure: RC Driver YouTube channel

RC Magazine September 2019 issue – Everyone loves the Tamiya Lunch Box

August 3, 2019 (Saturday) Release Appendix with special price 980 yen

The introductory program will introduce various ways to play the car, custom methods, and spectacular modifications made by users under the theme of the classic Tamiya lunch box. In addition, a production guide for the lunch box MINI, which will finally be released, is also posted! Drift is packed with useful and useful information such as the introduction of machines of Japanese players who competed for the top in D1-10 (World Championships) and the lipo battery management method in hot summer.

Special appendix ● Lunch box “MINI parts tray”
The lunch box, featured at the beginning of this issue, is loved by everyone with a funny appearance. The magazine’s illustrator Atsushi Arino drew an illustration of the compact palm-sized model “Lunch Box Mini”, which will be released as a new model, and printed it on the bottom of the tray. The tray is button-assembled, so it is easy to carry around and you can definitely use it in any situation.

Source in Japanese language: RC Magazine

Tamiya New Item Release list for September 2019 & Video of 58672 Monster Beetle Trail GF-01TR



R/C Models
 58672  1/14 R/C Monster Beetle Trail (GF-01TR)
 58673  1/10 R/C Comical Frog (WR-02CB)
 47414  1/10 R/C Audi A4 Racing (TT-01 Type-E)
 47419  1/10 R/C Monster Beetle Black Edition
 42337  R/C Trolley Pit Bag
 42341  TRF419 Aluminum Rear Uprights (2°)
 42342  TRF419 Aluminum Rear Uprights (3°)
 42343  TRF Super Short Big Bore Damper Cylinder Caps (for 5.8mm Balls, 4pcs.)
 42344  5.8mm Ball Connector Nuts for TRF Dampers (8pcs.)
 51617  1/10 Scale R/C Citroën 2CV Rally Body Parts Set
 54880  Aluminum Adjustable Suspension Mount (XB)
 54881  Aluminum Adjustable Suspension Mount (A)
 54882  Aluminum Adjustable Suspension Mount (E)
 54883  Aluminum Adjustable Separate Suspension Mounts (XB)
 54884  Aluminum Adjustable Separate Suspension Mounts (A)
 54885  Aluminum Adjustable Separate Suspension Mounts (E)
 54901  TB-05 Universal Propeller Shaft Set (for Front Motor Layout)
 54902  TB-05 Universal Propeller Shaft Set (for Rear Motor Layout)
 54909  M-08 Concept Carbon Damper Stay Set (for TRF Dampers)
 54911  1/8 Scale Dual Rider Lightweight Body Parts Set
 54912  T3-01 Front Wheel (White)
 54913  T3-01 11-Spoke Wheels (Fluorescent Orange, 2pcs.)
 54914  T3-01 Front Wheel (Fluorescent Orange)
 54922  Bushing for Adjustable Suspension Mounts

Static Models
 21165  1/12 Yamaha YZF-R1M (Finished Model)

Kids
 95510  DCR-02 Fluorescent Green Special (MA Chassis)
 95512  Brocken Gigant Black Premium (FM-A)
 15521  Mini 4WD Battery Case 2
 15522  HG 17mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless)
 95117  Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniv. Super Hard Tires & Matte Plated Wheels
 95124  HG Carbon Front Stay (1.5mm/Silver) Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniv.
 95125  HG Carbon Rear Brake Stay (1.5mm/Silver) Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniv.
 95511  DCR-02 Body Parts Set (Fluorescent Orange)
 70234  Slide Adapter (for Universal Plate)

Tools & Paints
 69930  Modeler’s Knife (White)

The time has finally come for a new cross country chassis! Tamiya 58675 1/10 Mercedes-Benz G 500 on CC-02 chassis

Tamiya 58675 1/10 Mercedes-Benz G 500 CC-02 chassis

Source and copyright of photo: Daimler AG

(more details and photos as soon we get them)

Also some parts for the new CC-02 chassis
Tamiya 51634 CC-02 J Parts Body Mounts (2pcs)
Tamiya 54910 CC-02 Full Ball Bearing Set

a new truck release
Tamiya 56361 1/14 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3348 6×4 Tipper Red/Silver Edition

and some TB-05 parts
Tamiya 54905 TB-05 Aluminum Rear R Damper Stay Mount
Tamiya 54923 TB-05 Adjustable Ackerman Set

Flashback Friday – 60 year old Tamiya Mokei 1/200 Deluxe Musashi

Release date: 1959/05
Release price: ¥ 3800

The research theme to decorate the end of the 20th century is 1/200 “Deluxe Musashi” where Tamiya built one metal-shaped tower as a wooden model maker.

Released in May 1959. It will be half a year after Marssan’s domestic first plastic model “SSN-571 Nautilus” is released in December 1983. Along with this wooden “Deluxe Musashi”, Nichimo’s first plastic model “I No. Submarine” (¥ 100) is listed in the advertisement at that time. It is a very interesting advertisement considering the plastic model Yamato, the leader of the new material, and the plastic model Yamato confrontation just after one year.

In the early 1930s, Tamiya released a large number of large warships, tanks, railroads, and other wooden models, and in particular, Musashi released various scales as flagships. As I mentioned earlier, I can even see that commitment as a counter-measure taken with the modelization of “Senkan Yamato”. As of 1955, 5 types, 7 types at the stage of this 1/200 “Deluxe Musashi”. And since the ship is rebuilt on each scale with the “Super Series” made of hollow-type integral molding, the number exceeds 10 types.

Let’s look at the kit. The sense of heavy weight is natural, and it is 6.5 kg and it is powerful enough. When you open the box, you will be overwhelmed by the main turret parts that jump in first, and then you will be surprised to see the wooden parts that make up the hull. A solid material envelope is also included, and the “General layout”, “Sized parts diagram”, and “Assembly illustration” are included respectively. In particular, the “general layout” is just a “drawing”, and this alone has a divine beauty. The hull is made by layering the front and the rear to the left and right, and the middle part is pasted to the left and right, and the lumber is passed sideways in the middle to become hollow. Even just assembling up to this point requires considerable skill, and it is an adult model. Unlike plastic models, parts no. The part number is the actual combination according to the “sizing of full size parts”. If you look at the “assembly diagram”, it is exactly the same as the assembly instructions of the latter model of plastic model, so it will be re-recognized how our generation has benefited. Since painting still starts from the groundwork making to this, considerable preparation is necessary. Considering the total length of 1m31cm, it is also difficult to decorate in the current housing circumstances.

TKK’s No. In the 2-axis propulsion using 5 motor (!) Or TKK65 motor, the center 2 distributes in gear to 4 axes because No. No. 4 motor is used and the screws on both sides are no. It is a 3 motor system that uses 2 motors respectively. The amount of dry batteries is an incredible number and is written as 12 to 24. It is originally a wooden model, so it will not sink, but it is an order of magnitude too. It is also noteworthy that a parts claim card is attached from this era.

Is there anyone who made this kit? There is an unanswered answer to the question. The finished product is on display at the other Tamiya history museum in Shizuoka. When I first saw it, I thought it would be a detail-up version of the plastic model because of the good quality of the work (this expression itself is a sloppy to the solid group), but when I looked closely, I was surprised twice. This finished product has been firmly mounted on “Tamiya model all work 3” and will be reproduced here (Mr. Nesco, forgive me for the end of the 20th century …). Everyone, please taste the wonderful technology of your predecessor.

In addition, the image of the kit of this 1/200 “Deluxe Musashi” has received cooperation from “Mr. Kitagawa”, thank you for being the last. I will introduce only the last name according to the request of the person, but I would like to express my gratitude again. Thank you very much.


Source in Japanese language