Monthly Archives: July 2016

Tamiya model exhibition at Takayama Uichi memorial museum of art


Model of Tamiya is coming to the museum.
Tamiya, which began from the wooden model will celebrate the 70 anniversary of its founding this year. “Model of Tamiya came” Exhibition plastic model from wooden model is, the model moves, such as a radio control model and mini four-wheel drive, will introduce the charm of the model culture while tracing the history of Tamiya, such as scene work of model writer. In addition, and it works exhibition towards our local model club is the venue, the popular “four wheel drive mini Workshop” as a work event of the summer vacation, the movement to make fun Robo Craft series “ROBOT classroom”, popular with women of Suites also held decoration experience make such events. Tamiya original goods such as and events product sales there is also a shopping corner. Please by all means experience the Tamiya in the museum this summer.

★ Period held
August 6, 2016 (Saturday) to September 4 (Sunday)
10:00 to 18:00 (Admission until 17:30) ※ During the exhibition days a week
★ Venue Shichinohe Municipal Takayama Uichi Memorial Museum 〒 039-2501 Aomori Prefecture kamikita district shichinohe character bear within 67-94
■ Admission general and university students 850 (650) yen in, high-production 500 (400) yen elementary school students 300 (200) yen ※ () in the advance tickets and more than 20 people in the organization, residents College student, discounted rates such as JAF member. ※ Advance tickets, you can purchase at i.JTB ticket handling of the convenience store each store. i.JTB Item Number ⇒ 0243635 ( “Ticket Pia” Can not be handling.)
■ the contents
1) Tamiya and history of the model history a model of Tamiya celebrating this year its 70th anniversary from the product of the wooden model era to the latest model introducing while tracing. At the time of the interview photos and the finished product, package, such as the original article in the exhibition. Learn more about the world of the model.
2) scene exhibition exhibition to bring together the work of scene artists decorate the magazine, such as a model professional journals. To simple work to attract people to see from the large scene work and powerful, it is the corner of the impressive perfect score.
3) Aomori Modeler’s Club Exhibition local, is the work exhibition of model club that has been active in Aomori. Cooperation: Aomori plastic Modeler’s Club
4) Summer vacation work classroom in advance please make a reservation by phone

Tamiya RC Mazda roadster 1 hour media endurance race video

Prior to the 2016 September 3 (Saturday) in Tsukuba will be held at the circuit of the “27th media against Roadster 4 hour endurance race” battle, participation plan team is using the “Tamiya RC roadster” of 1/10 scale It was held at Mazda sponsored in 1 hour endurance race is July 6 (water). carview! & Minkara team also competed in the RC car of the same color ring and the genuine roadster. In the video to deliver digest the pattern of the race day.

Control a Tamiya Mini 4WD from a smartphone with a Cerevo retrofit kit

Source: K-Tai Watch

Cerevo has announced the remodeling kit that can be used to remotely operate the “mini four-wheel drive” from smartphone “MKZ4” of Tamiya. Price is ¥ 5980 (by four wheel drive mini, tax). Tool set “MKZ4TS” (¥ 9980) required for the assembly of MKZ4 is for beginners are also available.

The company site in the reservation acceptance has been started, shipping is beginning on or after mid-July. “MKZ4” is handled in Akizuki electrons in the Akihabara, Tokyo.

MKZ4 and Wild mini four-wheel drive. It white PLASTIC PARTS this time, but the production version will be black parts
“MKZ4” is, Wi-Fi module or servo, a dedicated substrate, a kit and a battery box is set. Assembly writing the software, and attached to the Wild four wheel drive mini of Tamiya, you will be able to operate the mini four-wheel drive from the smartphone app. In use, incorporate a “MKZ4” to the original chassis in half.

Interface of the operation for the app, radio control of Propo (transmitter), not the wind, to swipe the screen of the smartphone and tablet, thing. If you want to move forward tracing toward the top of the screen, swipe diagonally right if you want to turn right.

Customize the app, for example, it is also possible to use an acceleration sensor of the smartphone. But will be able to operate in only tilting the smartphone if it is this, can not actually operate to try the inclination and direction of consciousness well go the vehicle, accustomed is needed so. App development of these operations system also is one of the best part of “MKZ4”.

Generally mini four-wheel drive, but can only move forward can be operated to and fro By using the “MKZ4”. PLASTIC PARTS is a material called POM, may be utilized in the general PLASTIC PARTS, with sufficient strength and durability.

“MKZ4TS” of the tool set, a soldering iron and solder sucker, tester, are precision nippers, driver, such as masking tape are combined. Program writing kit to the wireless LAN module “MKZ4WK” separately, is required. MKZ4WK is if there is one, can be used in multiple “MKZ4”.

MKZ4, MKZ4WK, set three models worth of Wild mini four-wheel drive (one model 30 only) are also available. The selling price is 8888 yen.

As a package for educators, “MKZ4” 20 formula as “MKZ4WK” equation (1) is provided in a 99,980 yen (including tax).

E-work, as a beginner’s kit to learn programming
Raised the concept of “global niche”, but do not expect a lot of a lot, so as not to be caught up from companies such as China, stocks in the high-mix low-volume a unique product, will offer a variety of country Cerevo (Serebo ).

“IoT (Internet of Things),” is not a buzzword which disappear in a few years, In the course of personal belongings of thing becomes more and more smart in the period of the future 20 years to 30 years, and now the children may support the future of Cerevo may not – is Takuma Iwasa of the Cerevo representative director said.

So Iwasa said, and the hard development of making things, it is an important software development to enjoy by connecting to the net, I began exploring whether not Kakaware something as Cerevo. However, Arduino was noted in such as electronic tools, also products such as Raspberry Pi, is not a few people who would be happy if ask is lit by connecting the LED. Even turned an eye on the software development, when to learn programming, there is a hurdle for long-lasting will close only among the screen.

So held the DMM.make AKIBA In Cerevo, 11 May 2015, a workshop that uses a mini four-wheel drive. In addition to become a full house in a few tens of minutes from the announcement, after another inquiry after also held across the country, feel the height of the needs. Even parts that were made with 3D printers in the workshop caused the mold, such as the PLASTIC PARTS of POM material, was supposed to be commercialized as “MKZ4”.

The relationship with Tamiya?
Released from the passed more than 30 years, the …… such a challenge that can maneuver freely “mini four-wheel drive” to continue to collect a constant support as a hobby from adults as well as children only by now, so that you can experience at home rather than in a workshop “MKZ4” the case for this time to. Mini four-wheel drive is easy to buy anywhere in Japan, this time, because the wild mini four-wheel drive, which was the subject can overcome even a little obstacle, even more enjoyable. On the other hand, what if are positioned from Tamiya to provide a mini four-wheel drive.

Iwasa said, “as the relationship between the Tamiya san, is essentially non-certified products. All the responsibility lies in Cerevo” and comments. However, street suggest is possible to provide a set of a wild mini four-wheel drive, the Tamiya side while consultation efforts of Cerevo, that he has also obtained a certain cooperation.

The remodeling of the racer mini four-wheel drive?
Generally speaking the “mini four-wheel drive”, in racer mini four-wheel drive to pursue the speed, variety of remodeling parts are available, thriving customize.

Or to appear the future kit that can steer the racer mini four-wheel drive, “the racer mini four-wheel drive (running) speed (very fast) difficult,” Iwasa said the question and was commented that technically there is a difficulty .

Provide a manual in the Kindle, even further modifications such as a brake lamp LED
Apart from the accompanying instruction manual, it is also provided manual at 1000 yen as a book for the Kindle. Cerevo engineer who was involved in the development in this book that emerged as the brand of books, than was ignoring the cost of 1000 yen, and to have become the dark content enough to suspect.

For example, by that there is a port that is surplus to the substrate, by adding the LED is lit as a brake lamp, gimmicks and AD such as – the contents, such as using the (analog-to-digital) conversion to adjust the steering is introduced ing. Furthermore, Toka is also introduced a mechanism to remotely operate a mini four-wheel drive incorporating a “MKZ4” through the server.

Again in August, workshop using the “MKZ4” will be held along with the DMM.make Akiba.

The story of the Tamiya Midnight Pumpkin design by the famous automotive designer Takuya Yura who also designed the Big Wig

Translated text from his Facebook page

In the late 1970’s, asked Los Angeles Kaneko clan in the house he lived in 1956 ford f100 twice to buy impulse and brought back to Japan.
A few years are psion, how to get down to size replica was built.
Later Model Hercule Poirot ‘Midnight Pumpkin’ as it also became a model.

Tamiya TA07 PRO Chassis presentation and briefing, including historic timeline of Tamiya RC evolution

Author: Tsubakiyama Kazuo
Source: Car Watch

Tamiya June 29, held a new product briefing of 1/10 electric RC Car Series “TA07 PRO Chassis Kit”. TA07 PRO time release date is July 2 of the chassis kit, the price is 31,104 yen.

TA07 PRO chassis kit, chassis length 370mm, chassis width of 187mm, wheelbase 257mm. Frame material fiberglass reinforced nylon resin, shape composites type that combines Lower Deck and the upper frame. Drive system is a 4WD by horizontal motor and single-belt drive.

In the “touring car” category of Tamiya, become the seventh generation of the chassis of the TA series that follows from “TA01” appeared in 1991, with the current line-up, located in the upper level of the entry class of shaft 4WD “TT-02”, shaft both “TB-04” in the 4WD, the positioning of the chassis of the middle class.

With a briefing to introduce the history and evolution of the company’s touring car, Seiwa Suzuki of Takanori Aoki of Tamiya planning and development section Section 1 and Tamiya Planning and Development Department Section 1 is about the development concept and features of the “TA07 PRO Chassis Kit” story did.

In the development of the TA07 PRO chassis kit, it listed three goals and “element should be as a middle class machine,” “combat power more than its predecessor,” “there is no other car new features and design”, the optimization of the left and right of the roll characteristics together with the frame design and Symmetrical design in order to achieve, Giyadefu and suspension arms, adopted parts of the high-end model (TRF419 system) such as the upright. In addition, the assumption that arouse the curiosity as well as playability, remembering the functionality to choose from three motor mounting position.

In the new product briefing venue and became Tamiya Circuit, the machine is ready for three TA07 PRO chassis kit for changing the motor mounting position, which is also available time that can actually feel the difference of the running sense.

For most of the features and made motor mounting position of the product, Mr. Aoki is the difference between handling that had you feeling “today, mainly is due to gyroscopic effect of the motor. In the motor rotor is housed as a rotating object and How can have, higher is the most number of revolutions in the vehicle, it has also become a large mass as a rotating object, “and a description.

In addition, “Actually the fact that handling is changed by changing the position of the motor had been found from the time of the 2000 year. Model at the time 2000 is shaft drive various layouts such as a motor in a vertical position are mounted Although there was, in the scene, such as the world Championships and now, each manufacturer in the form such as TRF419 spoke almost the same layout has been adopted. ”

Then, for it to finish in the middle-class machines that get to enjoy a wide range of layer, Mr. Aoki is because the categories that are exhausted to know whether the run well, “the RC car enthusiasts of the world is what shape the most is the most difficult as the development of products It revealed and did was “the place.

The difference about threefold motor mounting position, Aoki said, “become a strong layout of out kicks to mount the motor behind most, point recommended if the case of the competition,” he said.

For other positions, layout Mr. Aoki to be mounted before the “most is the point unprecedented up to now, and the point of the recommended time because a higher sense of stability direction of the grip of the course layout and the road conditions are difficult you say. in addition, since the layout to be mounted on the middle can be exhibited at any time the characteristics to bend relatively light, I think that the point where the taste is divided. again, RC car enthusiasts with a self-confidence in the arm is the most behind we expect to be taken the motor layout “was and commentary.

Tamiya Tobu Modeler’s Gallery 2016


July 21, 2016 (Thursday) to July 26 (Tuesday)  Tobu Ikebukuro 8F exhibition space (1 to 3 addresses)
10:00 am to 8:00 pm the last day until 5 pm Free admission

Want their mono one of the definitive of the model of charm and longing familiar place. Size also is small, you do not change as when the impression is that in the eyes of the real thing, is especially if those elaborated with their own hands. Exhibition crammed chock the charm of such a model, it is Tamiya Modeler’s gallery is held. Mini four-wheel drive from the scale model, of course, to display to bring together the Tamiya model to RC is also 1/1 Aero Avante the dream of four wheel drive mini fan was realized this year exhibition. In addition, also held events that you can experience the fun of the model, such as handicraft classrooms and Suites decoration production. Look, playing, shopping can also enjoy, excitement is full of exhibition.

Guidance of Tamiya Modeler’s gallery event content

“Tobu Tamiya Modeler contest” exhibitions
model fan “of the hottest Tobu Tamiya Modeler’s contest .” Scene, single item works, Suites decoration and so on, jammed piece of thought will gather under one roof. See carefully the world of model where there is only fun the number of work. In addition, on July 23 (Saturday) will do the contest winners of the awards ceremony at the venue.

★ Tobu Tamiya Modeler’s contest awards ceremony: July 23 (Saturday) at 1:00 pm than ⇒ 2016 years Tobu Tamiya Modelers Contest How to apply (deadline 7/10)

The last of “Tobu Modeler Contest” winners

1/1 Aero Avante vehicle exhibition
will showcase the 1/1 Aero Avante was born from a dream of the project to the drivable vehicle a mini four-wheel drive. This machine, which was completed in the same manufacturing process as the vehicle of the racing car has a raw form mini four-wheel drive and attention to the front and rear bumper equipped with a roller, equipped with a horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine in the rear. You can see the international racing course, a machine that was Bakusou the Suzuka Circuit up close. ⇒ 1/32 mini four-wheel drive REV series No.1 Aero Avante (AR Chassis) ⇒ Aero Avante vehicle details



Koji Ishizaka and his friends presbyopia Zu mini gallery
Koji Ishizaka actor will exhibit the work of your model club “presbyopia Zu” to serve as chairman. The only meeting of the name is taken from the street you know, “presbyopia”, everyone is just senior modeler of members. That said, just a masterpiece that comes through is how it has been produced a model while enjoying us.


Tamiya 70th anniversary sticker gift
during the period, one will receive a 3,240 yen (including tax / receipt summed Allowed) or more purchases of sticker arrival to commemorate the Tamiya 70th anniversary to 3,000 people at Tamiya Modeler’s gallery in the venue.


Held every day! Four wheel drive mini competition
will be held every day the popularity of mini four-wheel drive competition in the special circuit of the venue. Anyone addition to the three times of the competition one day can participate, we also race the name of the bear machine limitation of the “Avante”. In addition, the kit, sale of parts, of course, was also available a convenient pit space to the assembly and setting. ★ four wheel drive mini competition (except for the 7 / 23,7 / 26) four times a day held the start of the race time ★ 11: 00 ~ ★ 13: 30 ~ ★ Avante limited race 16: 00 ~ ★ 18: 30 ~※ each time first arrival 90 people (participation is free of charge) ※ will start accepting each time the race 30 minutes before the start. Avante limited race ※ is, you can participate only vehicles equipped with the body stick the “Avante” in the product name. ※ 7/23 (Sat) does not have a 13:30 time for the awards ceremony. ※ last day of 7/26 (Tuesday) There is no 16:00 and 18:30 of the times for the 17 pm closing time.


Mini 4WD Workshop
Four wheel drive mini Workshop (surcharge) every day (except Saturday) will be held. Such as that do not know about the assembly, staff will teach with care.


Beginners welcome! RC Car experience corner
in the RC experience corner, held, including the demonstration of RC trailers and RC tank of the great power, the hands-on events that you can feel the fun to steer every day. Of course, it is beginners welcome. RC, please join us also your first time of children and women.


Suites decoration production experience <7/24 held>
make sweets miniature that is popular around the woman “Suites decoration”. On July 24 (Sunday) will be held on the production experience corner (surcharge). Please to challenge in the fabrication of cute candy. ※ reservation is ★ 7/24 (day) “cupcake of macaroons” all nine meetings held (production time required 30 minutes) ★ 10: 30 ~ ★ 11: 10 ~ ★ 12: 50 ~ ★ 13: 30 ~ ★ 14 : 10 ~ ★ 14: 50 ~ ★ 15: 30 ~ ★ 16: 10 ~ ★ 16: 50 ~※ each time first arrival 10 people [participation fee] 700 yen (including tax / material cost included) cooperation: pastel Suites Suites decoration experience course Join how to apply will participate accepted by ★ 7 May 12 (Tuesday) from your phone. As soon as it becomes capacity participation, please understand that I will terminate the reception. ※ participation Application / Contact Us TEL 03-5951-8664 (10:00 to 18:30) Tamiya Modeler’s gallery Contact: Takeuma (Buma) Sato


Exhibition corner
beautifully finished scale model, will show you the wonders of the model from the new products, such as this summer mechanical amazing RC model to the topic of the model. In addition, model fans across the country, such as exhibition of dolls remodeling contest Selected Works is also available masterpiece that drew out the arm.

RC model magazine published works exhibition
RC magazine “RC magazine” and RC machine that has been introduced in the paper of “RC WORLD”, model magazine “armor modeling,” “Model Art,” “Model Cars” and “Hobby Japan” exhibited at each publisher booth a model that graced the paper surface of the finished product. Course-related book sales corner is also substantial.

Sales Corner event products
look, after enjoying, of course shopping. Including plastic model and RC, original goods, and further enhancement from the latest issue of Tamiya news to the back number. Event products were also available, such as.
Please wait for the follow-up for more information!

Future Tamiya Releases August 2016

R/C Models
58635  1/10 R/C Mercedes-Benz G 320 Cabrio (Silver Painted Body) (MF-01X)
42300  Double Cardan Joint Shaft (M-Chassis, 2pcs.)
42304  Damper Piston Drill Bit Set
54694  Rubber Anti-Slip Sheet
54706  TA07 Aluminum Counter Pulley

Scale Models
35350  1/35 U.S. Tank Destroyer M10 (Mid Production)

Mini 4WD
18645  Silwolf (MA Chassis)
95094  Hard Large Dia. Low-Profile Tire & Carbon Wheel Set J-Cup 2016
95095  HG 19mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless) J-Cup 2016
95271  Mini 4WD Multipurpose Tape (10mm Width/Black)