Tamiya Japan Recruitment of the 77th Pachi Contest work

The world “Patch” by model matching and video expression matching. It is an AFV model photo contest held once a year, where not only Japanese domestics, but also international forces will gather. Particularly greatly appreciated works with new products. Please blow new breeze with your idea full of ideas, click hard. The application deadline is effective on the day of September 1, 2017 (Friday) . We look forward to your application.

Please choose from two departments
Scene photography department

Please photograph the scenery work like a real battlefield picture and apply. Military miniature series, world figure series, other Tamiya scale model combined photo is OK.
Work Photo Category

Appeal photos and make painting techniques for vehicles and dolls. It can be a work made according to the instruction manual of the kit, or a work with remodeling added. You can also use the work photographs incorporated in the scenic table.


Bonuses (planned)   * Each will be chosen from the scene photography department, work photography department.


Gold Award 50,000 yen prize 1 each
Silver Award Prize 30,000 yen 2 each
Copper Award Prize 20,000 yen 2 each
Model Art Prize Prize 20,000 yen 2 each
Good work Prize 10,000 yen Each 6 people
Junior Prize Prize 10,000 yen 2 each
Special prize Prize 10,000 yen 1 each


  • The Junior Prize is selected from those who are under 15 years of age and have not joined gold, silver, copper, honorable mention.
  • Special awards are chosen from among unique works, especially elaborate works, unique works.
  • We will send a pamphlet of “Pachi Contest 77” to everyone who posted the work.


Application Requirements
■ Applicable products

  • Please apply by using mainly 1/35 military miniature series, 1/48 military miniature series, 1/16 world figure series, 1/25 tank series mainly.
  • In the scene photography department, even if it is a Tamiya product, it can be used in combination with military miniature products, world figure products, even for other scale models.
  • Products made by other companies’ vehicles and accessories are mainly used, and works in which Tamiya products are only partially visible are not accepted.
■ Types of pictures

  • Pictures can be color or black and white. Please apply for color in 2L size (about 130 × 180 mm), black and white in cabinet size.
  • We accept works shot with digital camera. Please print with 2L size and apply. In this case, image processing other than adjustment of color tone and contrast of the entire screen is prohibited.
■ Application method

  • Please tape each piece of work cards on the back of the photo one by one .
  • Be sure to write the title, scale, vehicle name.
  • When sending photos, please do not break by attaching a mount.
  • It is fine even for remodeled works with photographs in the process of making it easy to remodel.
  • Works are limited to unpublished works.
  • We will not return the photo, so please be forewarned.
    ⇒ Work card (PDF)
■ Review

  • Tamiya news editing room
■ Announcement of winning

  • Tamiya News November issue magazine, Tamiya website, monthly model art magazine.
  • We will notify winners by letter.
  • Winning works will be posted in the patch contest pamphlet.
Application deadline

  • September 1, 2017 (Friday) ※ postmarked effective
■ Destination of the work

  • Tamiya “Pachi Contest” staff, Co., Ltd. 3-7, Onegahara Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City Shizuoka Prefecture 422-8610
  • For inquiries about entry, please go to Tamiya news editing room. TEL 054-286-5105
  • ※ Personal information you applied for the purpose of using in a patch contest.
  • We will not provide it to third part without prior consent except under laws and regulations.

Tamiya Corporation company profile updated

The fun of hobby is common to the world, Tamiya is familiar to many fans in the world as well as Japan, as a model top brand, we deliver rich time. In addition, Tamiya Group is expanding its activities worldwide, including new product development, production and event development.

Tamiya Corporation
Foundation May 8, 1946
Establishment March 24, 1984
Representative Director and Chairman and Representative Director Shunsaku Tamiya
Representative Director Vice President Nozomi Kunihiro
Managing Director Sone Satoshi
Capital 50 million yen
Number of employees 333 (January 2017)
Settlement period March 31
Bank Shizuku Shinkin Bank Ikeda Branch, Suruga Bank Shizuoka East Branch, Resona Bank Hamamatsu Branch,
Shizuoka Shinkin Bank Oshuka Branch, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Shizuoka Branch, Shizuoka Bank Ikeda Branch
Business content Plastic Model, Radio Control Model, Craft Kit,
Related Products Manufacture and Sales
Head office location  Shizuoka City Suruga Ward 3-7 Inguawara
〒 422 – 8610 Telephone 054-286-5105 (Representative)

Tamiya Co., Ltd. Chairman and Chairman, Representative Director Shunsaku Tamiya
December 1934 Birth
Waseda University Graduated from law school
April 1958 Joined Tamiya Shoji Joint Stock Company
May 1977 Inaugural CEO Tamiya Model President and Representative Director
March 1984 Tamiya Representative Director and President assumed office
June 1995 Inauguration of Tamiya Scholarship Committee Chairperson
June 2008 Tamiya Representative Director and Chairman
August 2017 Tamiya Representative Director Chairman and Representative Director and President assumed office
His book “Tamiya model work” (Nesco / Bungei)

First photo and details of Tamiya 47362 Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 Black Edition (TA02SW)


This exciting R/C model assembly kit is a special color variation version of the Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 Jägermeister (Item 84431). This variant uses brand new gold color stickers designed to accentuate a black color scheme. It comes in a cardboard carry case that makes it easy to transport your creation after it is built.

The TA-02SW exhibits a short-wheelbase and has a wide track to accommodate the scale form of the real Porsche sports car. It normally features a tub chassis with 4-wheel, fully independent suspension coupled with a rear ball differential and a front gear type differential. This special edition is fitted with a double deck FRP chassis for increased rigidity and a few Hop-Up Options.

Specifications:

– 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 435mm, width: 202mm, height: 130mm
– Polycarbonate body with separate side mirror and wing parts. Separate light cases are also included
– Includes aluminum motor mount, hard propeller shaft, FRP damper stays, ball diff cup joint, and universal shafts
– Brand new stickers with gold color designs
– Includes LED light unit to light up headlights and taillights
– The TA02SW chassis has a short (236mm) wheelbase and wide tread setup
– FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) chassis
– FRP front and rear shock damper stays optimize the CVA oil damper-fitted 4-wheel double wishbone suspension
– The stainless-steel propeller shaft is highly durable and offers efficient transmission of power, particularly in combination with the front and rear assembly universal shafts, which come with ball diff cup joints
– Enclosed front and rear gear cases have built-in diff gears. The rear is fitted with a ball differential
– Comes with 2-piece wheels, tires and inner sponges. The rear of the model uses wide wheels
– Full ball bearings included
– Includes 540 motor
– Requires: 2-channel radio, ESC, Tamiya PS spray paint, 7.2volt battery with charger

World Wide Store Sales Date: October 20, 2017

Creative Tamiya Honda City Turbo Safety Car (WR-02C)

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Tamiya Mini 4WD Asia Challenge Report – A Roaring Success!!

White Hot Racing Alert in Indonesia!
July 22 and 23, top Mini 4WD racers descended upon Graha Tamiya, located in Serpong Tangerang near Jakarta in Indonesia. Their goal: to test their skills against other experts from Asia, as a part of the final races of the third Mini 4WD Asia Challenge. To get there, they had had to come through tough local qualifying events organized by the official Tamiya agent for their own country. With other local races held in conjunction, the magnificent facilities at Graha Tamiya played host to no less than 662 racers, a record for the burgeoning Mini 4WD Asia Challenge. Great racing and superb camararderie between attendees from the various nations, combined with enthusiastic support, made this another classic Mini 4WD weekend to live long in the memory.