Photos of new Tamiya Releases from 49th All Japan Model Hobby Show

Just a major choice of releases:

12042 1/12 Martini Brabham BT-44B 1975 (w/Photo-Etched Parts)

12631 1/12 Honda RC166 Wheel Set (for 14113)

14113 1/12 Honda RC166 250ccm Grand Prix Racer

42162 TRF 416X Chassis Kit

56029 Russian KV-2 Heavy Tank Gigant Full-Option Complete Kit

58442 Hatsune Miku Studie GLAD BMW Z4 (TT-01E)

58444 Fiat Abarth 500 Assetto Corse (M05M)

58446 Lancia Delta HF Integrale (DF-03RA)

58447 Ferrari F60 (F104)

58448 Corolla Axio apr GT (TA05 Ver.II)

58449 BMW M3 GT2 2009 (TT-01E)

58450 TT-01 Type-E R Chassis Kit

74092 Magnifiying Visor with 1.7x/2x/2.5 x Lenses

78023 1/350 Japanese Heavy Cruiser Mogami

84106 F104Pro Chassis Kit (w/Lightweight Body)

87113 Tamiya Limonene Cement

87114 Paint Retarder (for Acrylic Paint)

94709 Manta Ray Mk.II White Special

94712 Mini 4WD Oval Home Circuit (Black & Orange)

4 thoughts on “Photos of new Tamiya Releases from 49th All Japan Model Hobby Show

  1. Ken

    Is the 14113 "1/12 Honda RC166 250ccm Grand Prix Racer" basically a 1/12 variant of the old 16003 "1/6 Honda CB750 Racing Type"?

  2. miramar

    I don't have much interests in motorbikes and accordingly minute knowledge, so I can't say whether the bikes have much in common (in fullsize). I doubt so though as the RC166 had a 6-cylinder engine, the CB750 had a 4-cylinder engine and had a 7-speed vs. a 5-speed transmissions. The widely different displacements would also indicate that the frames can't have had much in common. On the other side, when developing the CB750, Honda surely benefitted a lot from the experiences previously gained by their very successful racing of the RC166! As for the two models, 16003 was released in 1971 and was based on 16001 which was released in 1970, so we are talking about pretty vintage plastic model technology. I have built the 16001, and though being at the typical high level of Tamiya, the kit clearly shows its age, both in slightly vague details and inferior parts fit compared to modern Tamiya kits. I haven't yet seen the RC166 kit of course, but it's obviosusly a completely newly developed kit and thus up to Tamiya's 2009 standards. Only the fact alone that Tamiya is simultaneously releasing 4(!) separate detailing kits for it is to me a strong indication that enormous effort has been put into the kit to set new standards!

  3. Ken

    Thanks for the info. I noticed that there was a Tamiya Catalogue 2010 on display. Last year Tamiya took away the RC products from the 2009 Catalogue (but strangely kept some of the 1/14 RC Trailers). I hope Tamiya will reinstate the RC products in the new catalogue as it makes the whole catalogue looks complete.

  4. miramar

    I fully agree with you. The 2009 catalog indeed feels a little incomplete without the RC-models, but I guess the "RC Perfect Books" and "RC Line-Up" catalogs compensate for that. Judging by the fact that Tamiya is using the same description for the 2010 catalog as for the 2009 catalog ("Scale Model Version"), we expect the 2010 catalog to be without the RC-models too.

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