Monthly Archives: September 2015

Flashback Friday – 1968 Tamiya Apollo 1


Release date 6/1968
Release price ¥ 650

“Out-of-print kit research” are decorate last in the year 1998, SF kit Tamiya scale model makers ask the world, Super Space Series No. 1 is “Apollo 1”. Celebrated the vertex Thunderbird plastic model boom of the first, which began last year, large-scale kit of legendary in March of this year, “Thunderbird secret base (electric)” will be released from Imai at ¥ 2,200. Yo just in SF boom, is Tamiya it raises the expected heavy waist launched the original SF kit. Vol is that this kit was resting on the Tamiya news as a guide of the new product. It is 9. 1/25 remote control to those that have been introduced at the same time “Chieftain”, 1/35 “Quick Zhukov”! And “White Bear”, since it is with the remote control “Stalin”, when the Tamiya is also riding a ride in tanks, seat of the leader? The is also the time that had been competing with Marsan and Imai. It and that has an adhesive hardly used snap kit, and light bulbs, a gear box, looking at the vehicle body bottom switch or the like has already been assembled and I a for young persons but is represented by box art classy As described above, even I felt claims such as “never’m not children’s toys.” “Space development exploration vehicle Apollo 1 is one made ​​in order to be used in the distant moon of the earth …” kit commentary beginning with, as if Earth Defense Force in the configuration really exist given even Na illusion, and children were tears of gratitude in the per “in the center of the vehicle body can be seen the position of the expedition vehicles from the air immediately runs while emits three colors of light and with a light-emitting device for the top-down” also You should often. Wheels made ​​of polyester resin, as mentioned earlier can be fitted without adhesive, and the kit is complete disk is began to illuminate the three colors of light on the ceiling around. The mold of the rubber caterpillar becomes a 2 degree T34 exactly the same as I, but the length is 3 minutes of 1/35, color also became gray with rather than black. And it was to make no mistake in first with, but Marsan in this year-end (this time Maruzan) is rainy day bankruptcy, and will be forced into bankruptcy until Imai the following year. Tamiya also celebrates when slot car is painful or no longer selling a pattern, but I will survive in the original scale kit. Of Apollo 1 and sisters kit in this aftermath Jupiter No. 2 it will also be discontinued, and I have become the ’72 version of the (or any) of the illusion that does not show the world figure and 2 degrees disappeared early in the catalog kit It was. As an aside, this kit will be released in the ¥ 650 yen but then I once was also burned a rather short life that you raise, Apollo 1 in our laboratory has become a ¥ 800 version of the blue seal You. And because this is when the blue seal is for the first time appeared in the oil shock price increases of May 1973, somewhere of what the shopkeeper was price-gouging in Dosakusa what had been unsold in toy store, or the Tamiya headquarters to stock blue seal It does not take the confirmation whether thing of it is affixed. (1998/12/28)


55th All Japan model hobby show official Tamiya new product bulletin digest index

★ RC Model radio control car
(electric, engine) product, assembly kit, assembled finished goods, such as parts kind
47305 1/12 Toyota Land Cruiser 40 pickup painted red body (GF-01 chassis) 21,800 yen (excluding tax) Now on sale
58620 1/10 Toyota FJ Cruiser Black Special painted body (CC-01 chassis) 26,800 yen (excluding tax) 10/17 (Saturday) around sale
58621 1/10 Suzuki Jimny (JB23) painted metallic blue body (MF-01X chassis) 18,800 yen (excluding tax) 10/17 (Saturday) around sale
58623 1/10 NISSAN GT-R (TT-02D chassis) drift spec 15,800 yen (excluding tax) 10/17 (Saturday) around sale
58622 1/24 heavy dump (GF-01 chassis) 16,800 yen (excluding tax) 10/24 (Saturday) around sale
58618 1/10 monster Beetle (2015) 19,800 yen (excluding tax) It will be released this fall
58624 1/10 Mazda Roadster (M-05 chassis)   It will be released this fall
58625 1/10 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R (TT-02 chassis) 12,000 yen (excluding tax) November release
56345 1/14 MAN TGX 26.540 6 × 4 XLX (Gun Metal Edition) full operation set 94,000 yen (excluding tax) Now on sale
57889 1/10 XB PETRONAS TOM’S RC F (TT-01 chassis TYPE-E) 25,800 yen (excluding tax) Now on sale
57401 1/14 Lightning Hawk 14,800 yen (excluding tax) 10/3 (Sat) around sale
55116 AA nickel-metal hydride battery neo Champ (four) and the rapid charger PROII   December release
Hop-Up Options 6 points    
2-point RC spare parts    
1/14 electric RC Big Truck Options & spare parts 2 points    
★ Scale model
car, military, airplane, boat, bike, die-cast model, finished product-related products
60326 1/32 de Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI 19,800 yen (excluding tax) 10/3 (Sat) around sale
24342 1/24 Mazda Roadster   It will be released this fall
12054 1/12 Tyrell 003 1971 Monaco GP 12,800 yen (excluding tax) November release
78032 1/350 Japanese Navy destroyer shimmer 5,200 yen (excluding tax) November release
35343 1/35 German Africa Corps Air Force artillery set 1,200 yen (excluding tax) Now on sale
35346 1/35 American tanks M4A3E8 Sherman Easy Eight (European front)   It will be released this fall
35347 1/35 American tank soldiers set (European front)   It will be released this fall
37020 1/35 American light tank M24 Chaffee 3,500 yen (excluding tax) 10/31 (Saturday) around sale
32586 1/48 German large military passenger car Horch Type 1a 1,700 yen (excluding tax) 10/31 (Saturday) around sale
24137 1/24 Alfa Romeo 155V6TI 3,400 yen (excluding tax) Now on sale
24148 1/24 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI Jager Meister 3,400 yen (excluding tax) Now on sale
14014 1/12 Honda RS1000 endurance racer 2,800 yen (excluding tax) Now on sale
21149 1/12 Honda RS1000’81 # 2 (finished product) 14,800 yen (excluding tax) Now on sale
21150 1/12 Honda RS1000’81 # 1 (Completed) 14,800 yen (excluding tax) 10/10 (Saturday) around sale
21236 1/12 Ducati Panigale S (flat black) parts panel   Released in February 2016 or later
21237 1/12 Ducati Panigale S (Red) Parts panel   Released in February 2016 or later
★ Mini 4WD & tools

mini four wheel drive, upgrade parts, lobo craft, such as a fun tool

19446 Great Blast Sonic (AR Chassis) 1,000 yen (excluding tax) Now on sale
18642 Spark Rouge (MA chassis) 900 yen (excluding tax) 10/10 (Sat) Release
95225 Dash No. 4-bullet (Cannonball) Premium (Super II chassis) 1,000 yen (excluding tax) It will be released this fall
95229 four wheel drive mini styling mesh (white) 160 yen (excluding tax) Now on sale
15495 HG carbon multi reinforcement plate (1.5mm) 880 yen (excluding tax) Now on sale
15492 brake sponge set (1/2 / 3mm Red) 440 yen (excluding tax) It will be released this fall
15493 2mm aluminum lock nut (five Red) 380 yen (excluding tax) It will be released this fall
15 494 Astute Clear Body Set (polycarbonate) 480 yen (excluding tax) It will be released this fall
95230 four wheel drive mini multi-tape (10mm width Red) 360 yen (excluding tax) It will be released this fall
95226 1/32 four wheel drive mini-kumamon version (finished vehicles) 1,400 yen (excluding tax) 10/24 (Sat) Release
95227 1/32 four wheel drive mini Shirokuma-kko (finished vehicles) 1,400 yen (excluding tax) 10/24 (Sat) Release
95228 1/32 mini four wheel drive Panda (finished vehicles) 1,400 yen (excluding tax) 10/24 (Sat) Release
70219 plastic material 3mm pipe (six) 400 yen (excluding tax) It will be released this fall
70220 plastic material 5mm pipe (five) 400 yen (excluding tax) It will be released this fall
70221 plastic material 8mm pipe (three) 400 yen (excluding tax) It will be released this fall
★ Paint & Tools

tools, paints, adhesives, Model Supplies, etc.

85095 TS-95 Pure Metallic Red   It will be released this fall
87180 instant adhesive primer (PP · PE · POM) 700 yen (excluding tax) 10/24 (Saturday) around sale
74125 Precision Phillips screwdriver PRO 900 yen (excluding tax) It will be released this fall

Tamiya new items October 2015 official list

R/C Models
58620  1/10 R/C Toyota FJ Cruiser Black Special (Painted Body) (CC-01)
58621  1/10 R/C Suzuki Jimny (JB23) (Metallic Blue Painted Body) (MF-01X)
58622  1/24 R/C Heavy Dump Truck (GF-01)
58623  1/10 R/C Nissan GT-R (TT-02D) Drift Spec
57401  1/14 R/C Star Unit Lightning Hawk
54651  TT-02 Type-S Aluminum Upper Arm Mount (2pcs.)
54667  GF-01 Camber Adjustment Arms (Front & Rear)

Scale Models
37020  1/35 U.S. Light Tank M24 Chaffee
32586  1/48 German Transport Vehicle Horch Type 1a
21150  1/12 Honda RS1000 ’81 No.1 (Finished Model)

18642  Spark Rouge (MA Chassis)
95226  Mini 4WD Kumamon Version (Finished Model)
95227  Mini 4WD Shirokumakko (Finished Model)
95228  Mini 4WD Panda Racer (Finished Model)

Tools & Paints
87180  Primer for Tamiya CA Cement(PP/PE/POM)

Tamiya 57401 1/14 RC Lightning Hawk SU-01 Chassis details & photos

Star unit series No.1 Lightning Hawk LIGHTNING HAWK Item No: 57401 (total length = 282mm)

AA traveling in the form of battery OK!
Four AA batteries were in power source, it is complete electric RC buggy of all-in-one. Chassis rear-wheel drive type. Four-wheel strut suspension is a simple structure. Equipped with a 370 type motor of easy to control characteristics, nimble running will feel free to enjoy from indoor to outdoor. Strong polycarbonate body in shock at lightweight, familiar znug design (rigging design) in the four wheel drive mini Nezu Kota Mr. responsible. Thin long cockpit and a large side pontoons, separate large rear wing features. Also, happy point of traveling mode in easy operation of the transmitter is switched in two stages. There is no need to add to buy a dedicated battery, it can travel only in familiar AA batteries, it is the perfect machine for the first time of the RC car.

Adopt the mechanism of orthodox
SU-01 chassis, lightly strength in the center of sufficient monocoque frame, ESC TRE-01 unit that integrates the (speed controller) and the receiver, equipped with a battery case under the wheel drive type after excellent weight balance Te. Suspension 4-wheel independent simple strut type. Equipped with a motor in the rear end to it and enough traction such a configuration in the rear wheel of the drive wheels, it was also equipped with Diff to produce a smooth cornering in the sealed gear box. In addition, 370 motor also point the length of the running time. In addition, on the back of the transmitter by providing a speed selector switch, you can switch between the two stages of the speed of normal power.

Mr. Nezu Kota (designer / creative communicator)
After working as a designer at Toyota Motor Corporation, was established znug design (rigging design) in 2005. Including automobile, he worked on concept planning and design of industrial products, won numerous awards including the Good Design Award and Germany iF Award. Activities in human and human to beliefs that the “connect” engaged in manufacturing. ⇒ design studio · znug design (rigging design)

Basic Specifications

★ Length: 282mm ★ overall width 152mm ★ Height 95mm ★ wheelbase 170mm ★ tread = before 121mm, rear 126mm ★ Tire Width / Diameter = before 21 / 61mm after 26 / 64mm ★ frame = monocoque type ★ Drivetrain: rear wheel drive ★ Front method = pinion Taipudefu ★ steering tie rod = 2 split ★ both the front and rear suspension = strut ★ Gear Ratio = 10.71: 1

Thing you purchase separately

★ running power supply (single three-size alkaline batteries 4 or nickel-metal hydride battery neo Champ four) ★ power supply for the transmitter (4 AA alkaline batteries)