Monthly Archives: December 2015

Tamiya Fair 2015 Report



24,000 Visitors Can’t be Wrong!
November 21st and 22nd saw the 17th holding of the Tamiya Fair, and we are pleased to announce that 24,000 people were in attendance at the Twin Messe venue in Shizuoka city.

Meanwhile, the North Hall was the location where intrepid visitors could take a closer look at new Tamiya releases such as the 1/35 scale Russian Self-Propelled Gun SU-76, and the 1/48 scale British 7ton Armored Car Mk.IV static models. On the R/C side, Tamiya debuted the new model in the 1/14 scale Star Unit R/C model series – the Aero Avante assembly kit; modelers were also wowed by the Raikiri GT, the TT-02 car with a body penned by famed Japanese designer Kota Nezu. The Shizuoka Plastic Modeler Exhibition was on hand, too, with a display of some fine models.

Also in the North Hall was the Tamiya R/C World Championship 2015, which pitted 8 overseas racers against over 100 champions from the various Japanese meets throughout 2015, all to decide the World Champions in different race classes. Check out some videos of the action here, on our official YouTube channel! Pictures of the competitors and links to a Japanese language report are at the bottom of this page.

Meanwhile, international competition was on display in the South Hall too, with Sunday 22nd seeing the Mini 4WD World Challenge 2015, a multi-stage tournament with the best of Japanese racers taking on select entries from across Asia in some truly thrilling races.

There was plenty more to see across both halls, such as the astonishing 1/1 scale Aero Avante, a full-sized version of the highly popular Mini 4WD and R/C model. Visitors even got to see its engine fired up, a truly amazing experience!

Images and video from the show

Tamiya Mini 4WD that can be freely manipulated via smartphone workshop

Workshop held in DMM.make AKIBA

Cerevo and DMM.Make AKIBA the “workshop organized by Let’s make IoT mini four wheel drive that can be freely manipulated in Smartphone! “, the off-road type” Wild mini four wheel drive steering the “in smartphone, and throttle control can be remodeled thing. Cut without regret the 4WD mechanism the front part to structural 2WD reduction. The front section was produced in 3D printer original steering parts and wearing the, servo motor and gear to steering in.

Electronic tools using the soldering iron

Radio Control (RC) Partial The important thing is to manipulate it. In the case of ordinary RC, it is to communicate using the 2.4GHz band of RC dedicated radio band 27MHz / 40MHz and general-purpose at the transmitter and receiver, this time the wireless LAN module to use the, smartphone and the WiFi connection , such as Safari and It is controlled by the browser. Forward and raise your fingertip over the smartphone, lowering the recession, it will bend on the left and right. The driver for controlling the motor, the components such as capacitors and LED soldering iron are connected using, proceed to assemble.

Hobby and electronic tools, which spread with the advent of IoT era
Now smartphone is widespread, even if there is no dedicated transmitter WiFi connection by utilizing the smartphone, we were easily able to RC. Production costs also quite reasonable, half a day of production time is a blink. Although this time the participants were many adults, the first time children of the family are many, workshops which can be enjoyed even by children and had become.

(Note: The mini four wheel drive is a registered trademark of Tamiya)

Source: Gizmodo Japan

Tamiya 63629 Official Guide Book Mini 4WD Cho-soku Tune-up Introduction Enlarged and Revised Edition

ISBN code 9784056109955
Publisher Gakken

– Released in 2014, very popular Whats Gakken plus of four wheel drive mini Primer [Tamiya official guidebook mini four wheel drive super fast tune-up introductory] is released again as the latest parts were added to the machine [augmented revised version].
– Remodeling or machine Tamiya official competitions of champion, it introduces a number of nationwide four wheel drive mini racer of remodeling machines that were recruited in the WEB.
– To attach how the gray over windup parts and what kind of effect can be obtained a lot of photos with firmly and commentary. Modifications also posted a number, it tells the fun of remodeling of the four wheel drive mini.
– In addition, it is a book that can also be utilized as the latest catalog of four wheel drive mini kits and grade-up parts.

Tamiya Christmas Fiesta 2015 at Twin Messe Shizuoka

tamiya christmas 2015

Handmade hobby large set twin Messe Shizuoka!
Also to enjoy together in your friends and family at Christmas Festa of different hobbies, will be on display is divided into model makers and handmade zone this year. Exhibition of Shizuoka model maker of interest from all over the world impressive enough! It provides the joy of play to make the model, such as handmade classroom. ⇒ Christmas Festa official site is here.

– North Building Tamiya booth ~

Mini 4WD fan Thanksgiving 2015, Saturday 12, Sunday 13
2015 last Tamiya certified four wheel drive mini event will be “Fan Thanksgiving”. The housed this year of running, please enjoy free travel.
Use Circuit appeared “Champions Road 2015” is the tournament official course (12 June 13 both become any under consideration), and 13 January 2015 one of the rest is served up to the day.
Others, also will be held, such as large lottery fun exhibition space and us as a people of four wheel drive mini gallery. “Four wheel drive mini fan Thanksgiving 2015” information is here

Mini 4WD Championship 2015 Saturday, 12
will be held “mini four wheel drive championship,” which determines the four wheel drive mini apex this year! Battle of the stage “Champions Road 2015” is studded section of last year as well each tournament official courses, courses were up the difficulty level. This every one of the difficult course Champions is how to clear! ? (※ championship you can participate only Champions Qualified Person) “mini four wheel drive championship 2015” information is here

Tamiya product sales corner, Saturday 12, Sunday 13
Popularity of mini four wheel drive (Kit, parts etc.), it was perfect and original goods around the craft tool or the like. Please come to the souvenir of your souvenir

Mini 4WD Workshop, Saturday 12, Sunday 13
at any time accepted! Finished machine, you can run at the circuit that was installed at the venue. Popular MA chassis this time, mini 4WD PRO “spark Rouge”, “Tri-Gail,” we’ve prepared three types of “blast Arrow”. Locate the favorite machine, let’s challenge to the Workshop! ※ pay 972 yen (including tax)

1/1 Aero Avante exhibition
Avante has been completed in the big project of the dream of a four wheel drive mini “Aero Avante” to the actual vehicle. Please use all means close the force of style! ⇒ 1/1 mini four wheel drive vehicle projects special website – South Building Tamiya booth ~ [Suites decoration experience corner] 12 (Sat), 13 (Sunday) ※ day reception. Ticket distribution. Exit as soon as capacity.

★ brooch of glittering Prabang (1 months)
400 yen (including tax, material cost included) Duration: 30 minutes

★ Christmas bread cake
900 yen (including tax, material cost included) Duration: 50 minutes

Official Tamiya New Items January 2016 List

R/C Models
58626  1/10 R/C Raikiri GT (TT-02)
42298  1350 Ball Bearing (Fluorine Sealed) 2pcs.
54680  2WD Buggy Front Star-Dish Wheels (Blue)
54681  4WD Buggy Front Star-Dish Wheels (Blue)
54682  Buggy Rear Star-Dish Wheels (Blue)
47310  Aluminum Heat Sink (DB01, DB02)
47311  DB01 Aluminum Front Suspension Mount (12°Skid Angle)
47312  DB01 Aluminum Rear Suspension Mount (3°Toe-In)

Italeri No.6504 1/35 Italy diatomaceous wheel armored vehicle Rinche
Italeri No.6523 1/35 German Panzer I type B

95078  Super Avante Black Special (VS Chassis)
95239  Carbon Reinforced Super FM Chassis Set
95241  Mini 4WD Fluorescent Wheel Set (Small Diameter, Low Profile)
95242  Super X Reinforced Chassis Set (Red/Black)
95243  FM Reinforced Chassis (Red)

Tools & Paints
70222  Friction Power Unit
69901  1.5mm Bit for Modeler’s Punch
69902  2.5mm Bit for Modeler’s Punch
69903  3.5mm Bit for Modeler’s Punch