Monthly Archives: November 2009

Tamiya Drifter Japanese Style

Since I am long fascinated by the fantastic creative Japanese drifter bodies and drifting style, I wanted also to make a drifter in that style, hope I succeeded at least a bit. Chassis is a Tamiya TA03F Pro which is great for drifting due to its front motor and weight balance, body is a Tamiya Nismo Silvia with custom decals and paint, tires are Tamiya Driftech on gold painted wheels.

Tamiya Fair 2009 Pictures: Sand Scorcher 2010 & new release surprises

58459 Datsun 240Z East African Safari Rally (DF-03Ra Chassis)
84111 Tyrrell P34 Six-Wheeler ’76 (w/lexan body, F103-based like 49154))
58452 Sand Scorcher (2010)
58452 Sand Scorcher (2010)

Due to requests received, we can confirm a few details not clearly visible in the pictures:
Taillights: Opaque like on the Monster Beetle/Blitzer Beetle
License plates: Stickers (not 3D like the original)
Mirrors: New design (weirdly enough less authentical!)
Door handles: integrated with the body like on the Monster Beetle/Blitzer Beetle

Tamiya 58452 Sand Scorcher 2010 Boxart

As Tamiyablog is meanwhile known for being early with information and pictures of new items, you may have wondered why we haven’t yet posted any of the available pictures. Well, as much as we would have liked to post pictures, we will follow our golden rule of not posting any information that hasn’t yet been verified. As such, none of the pictures available at the time of writing this would qualify, as they are showing disturbing discrepancies from what we expect the actual Sand Scorcher 2010 to look like. We will post pictures as soon as verified and credible pictures get available.

EDIT: Please see “comments” for further details behind our restrictive use of available pictures (written before the first pictures of the actual Sand Scorcher 2010 were available).

Boxart source: Tamiya Inc.

Future release list for Tamiya Fair 2009 – Tamiya Sand Scorcher re-release !!!

RC Items
49338 1/10 Alpine A110 Body Parts Set
57799 1/10 XB BMW M3 GT2 2009 (TT-01 Type-E Chassis)
58451 1/10 BMW M3 E30 Sport Evo Drift Spec (TT-01D Type-E Chassis)
58452 1/10 Off-Road Racer Sand Scorcher (2010)
58454 1/10 Honda S800 Racing (M05S Chassis)
42165 TRF Damper Pistons (Blank / 4 Pcs.)
42166 Aeration Damper Pistons (Blank / 4 Pcs.)
51395 1/10 Corolla Axio apr GT Body Parts Set
51396 1/10 BMW M3 GT2 2009 Body Parts Set
54202 F104 Aluminum Upper Suspension Mount
54203 F104 Aluminum Servo Mount (L/R)
55108 Tamiya 7.2V Ni-MH/Ni-Cd Battery AC Charger NIC-01

Scale Models
14116 1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1 ’05 No.46/No.5
21220 1/100 Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery Parts Panel
21221 1/100 Space Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis Parts Panel
21222 1/100 Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour Parts Panel
21084 1/12 Kawasaki ZX-14 Pearl Crystal White (Finished Model)
21085 1/12 Kawasaki ZX-14 Metallic Flat Spark Black (Finished Model)
21223 1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1 ’05 U.S. Inter-coloring edition No.46 Parts Panel
21224 1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1 ’05 Valencia Edition No.46 Parts Panel
26545 1/48 British Light Utility Car 10HP “Camouflage” (Finished Model)
32566 1/48 Mtl. SPW. Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf.D “Stuka Zu Fuss”
32567 1/48 U.S. Modern 4×4 Utility Vehicle w/Grenade Launcher
89791 1/35 Russian Tank Destroyer SU-100 w/Weathering Master Set
89792 1/35 Italian Heavy Tank P40
89796 1/35 Metal Gun Barrel for Italian Heavy Tank P40
89797 1/35 SU-85 Russian Tank Destroyer w/Weathering Master Set (Export Only)
89798 1/35 Russian Tank Destroyer SU-122 w/Weathering Master Set (Export Only)
89799 1/48 F-16C Block 32/52 Thunderbirds 2009 Japan

Mini 4WD
15407 Stainless Steel Screw Set D (40mm)
15408 Long Low Friction Plastic Roller Set (13mm)
94715 Avante Mk.III White Special
94720 Spin-Viper Pearl Blue Special (VS Chassis)
94718 Colored Bearing Roller Bushing Set (8 Pcs.)
94721 Double Aluminum Rollers (9-8mm, Blue)
94726 HG Carbon Side Extension Roller Mount (Front)
94727 HG Carbon Side Extension Roller Mount (Rear)
94728 Savanna Leo Black Special Ver.II

Tools & Paints / Educational
70191 Clear Pla-Plate 0.3mm B4 Size (4pcs.)
72007 4-Speed High Power Gearbox H.E.
72008 4-Speed Worm Gearbox H.E.
74538 Spray-Work Painting Booth II (Single Fan)
87115 Diorama Texture Paint (Pavement Effect, Gray)
87116 Diorama Texture Paint (Pavement Effect, Light gray)
87117 Diorama Texture Paint (Grass Effect, Khaki)

Source: Tamiya, INC.