Monthly Archives: November 2017

9th Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi RC Modelers Contest

In February 2018 we will hold “RC Modelers Contest” competing for the performance of the body such as Tamiya radio control car and RC tank. You can also color existing bodys with original designs, you can even make your own bodies with full scratch, and we are waiting for works full of ideas.

We are recruiting in two divisions “coloring division” competing for coloring performance, “military division” applying remodeling and painting based on RC tank, January 8, 2018 (Monday · congratulation) – January 21 We will exhibit at our 2F Modeler Square until the day).

The awarding ceremony will be held from 15th Saturday, February 3rd and the winning works will be announced at the Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi store website, Tamiya News magazine.

★ ☆ Application reception: January 8 (Monday · congratulation) – January 21 (Sun) until 18 o’clock.
★ ☆ Brought in (accepted): January 8 (Monday · Holiday) 10 o’clock until 21 th January (Sunday) until 18 o’clock.
★ ☆ Work Exhibition: January 8 (Monday · Holiday) ~ February 3 (Sat) 1F Special Showcase
★ ☆ Awards Ceremony: February 3 (Sat) 15 o’clock
★ ☆ Sponsorship: RC Magazine Editorial Department
★ ☆ Cooperation: Tamiya
★ ☆ Detailed contents of the modelers contest · Please download the following PDF file for the application form.
RC Modeler’s Contest Application Form
★ ☆ Please download the following PDF file regarding handling of customer’s personal information entered in the application form.
Basic Policy on Personal Information Protection (Privacy Policy)
* Modeler ‘s Square Passport is required to participate in the modelers’ contest.

Some new Tamiya R/C Model body reinforcement products

54785 R/C Model Body Mount Hole Clear Patches

Apply these discreet patches to the body mount holes for pre or post damage reinforcement.
.5mm thickness and 6.5mm internal diameter

54792 Polycarbonate Body Reinforcing Mesh Tape

This polycarbonate reinforcing mesh tape is the perfect solution for hobbyists that are a little more than rough with their bodies. With this tape you can easily reinforce spoilers, fenders and more, simply apply clear silicone adhesive to secure the mesh tape in place.
2-meter roll of mesh tape (35mm width) x1

Some new Tamiya Mini 4WD Goods

Tamiya 67378-67382 Coin Purse (Mini 4WD No. 1-5)

It is a compact body coin case with a diameter of 85 mm. Tamiya’s Mini 4-wheel drive Five kinds of colors are prepared according to the color of the course, using the design of the number seal used in the official race as a motif. No.1 is blue, No.2 is green, No.3 is yellow, No.4 is red, No.5 is white. On the back side I designed Tamiya ‘s star mark and logo. Made from polyester with core material of synthetic rubber “chloroprene rubber” used for wet suit etc. It is soft, stretchy and waterproof, so it can be used not only as a coin case but also as a glove compartment for batteries, etc. It also works for Mini 4WD race.

Five colors according to the course color

Material: Polyester (Core material: Chloroprene rubber), Size: 85 mm in diameter, 15 mm in thickness
※ posted images may differ slightly from the actual feeling of color.

Tamiya 67383 Reel Clip (Black)

It is a holder with a stretchable string that is ideal for attaching key chains and the like. Body made of ABS resin, hook part made of metal. It is also possible to attach it to a belt or a bag using a hook, a pocket etc with a clip on the back of the main body. The combination with an optional coin case is the best match. I designed Tamiya’s star mark and logo in white in the body of black color. It is a fashionable item as a little accessory.

Body: ABS resin Length of string: about 49 cm, size: 35 × 55 × 12 mm
* The posted image may differ slightly from the actual feeling of color.

Updated Tamiya December 2017 release list

R/C Models
 *42316  1/10 R/C TRF419XR Chassis Kit
 *47361  1/10 R/C LandFreeder Matte Black Special (Painted Body) (CC-01)
 *47364  1/10 R/C TT-02 Chassis Kit White Special
 *56041  1/16 R/C U.S. Main Battle Tank M1A2 Abrams Full-Option Kit
 *58650  1/10 R/C Volkswagen Beetle Rally (MF-01X)
 *47365  1/10 Scale R/C Porsche 911 GT3 Cup VIP 2007 Body Parts Set (Black, Painted)

Scale Models
 *37026  1/35 U.S. Self-Propelled Howitzer M109A6 Paladin (Iraq War)
 35356  1/35 British Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun Archer
 36211  1/16 German Tank Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf.J (w/Single Motor)
 14132  1/12 Ducati 1199 Panigale S Tricolore
 25414  1/32 F-35®A Lightning II® w/Japan Air Self Defense Force Markings

 95208  Low Friction Low Profile Tire (Maroon, 2pcs.)
 95369  Hard Large Dia. Low-Profile Tire & Carbon Wheel Set
 95370  Hard Large Dia. Low-Profile Tire & Carbon Wheel Set (for Super X & XX Chassis)
 95371  Hard Large Dia. Low-Profile Tires & Carbon 6-Spoke Wheels
 95368  Lightweight Plastic Spacer Set (12/6.7/6/3/1.5mm) (Blue)
 95234  MS Chassis Set (Purple/Green)
 95235  MS Chassis Set (Silver/Pink)
 95347  17mm Aluminum Rollers w/Plastic Rings (Red)
 95381  Reinforced Rear Double Roller Stay (3 Attachment Points / White)
 95383  Mini 4WD Car Catcher (Mini 4WD Station/Black)

Tools & Paints
 *82101  LP-1 Black
 *82102  LP-2 White
 *82103  LP-3 Flat Black
 *82104  LP-4 Flat White
 *82105  LP-5 Semi Gloss Black
 *82106  LP-6 Pure Blue
 *82107  LP-7 Pure Red
 *82108  LP-8 Pure Yellow
 *82109  LP-9 Clear
 *82110  LP-10 Lacquer Thinner
 *82111  LP-11 Silver
 *82112  LP-12 IJN Gray (Kure Arsenal)
 *82113  LP-13 IJN Gray (Sasebo Arsenal)
 *82114  LP-14 IJN Gray (Maizuru Arsenal)
 *82115  LP-15 IJN Gray (Yokosuka Arsenal)
 87188  Tamiya Multipurpose Cement (Clear)
 87189  Panel Line Accent Color (Light Gray)
 69918  Modeler’s Knife (Purple)

*Images, item names and contents may be subject to change without notice
For availability in your country, please check with your regional agent.

Photos and details of some more Tamiya RC December releases

42316 1/10 R/C TRF419XR Chassis Kit
Released around Saturday, December 16, 2017 82,944 yen (main unit price 76,800 yen)
Length: 370mm. Image shows assembled kit.
Body, motor, pinion gear, wheels, tires, R/C equipment, battery pack and charger sold separately.

★The latest evolution of the TRF419 focuses on cornering speed and steering response. ★Double-deck chassis has refined 2.25mm thickness lower and 2mm thickness upper deck components for an optimized roll point. ★Center pitch stiffener allows adjustment of pitch rigidity. ★Front and rear stabilizer bars are secured with ball bearings for precise, repeatable setup changes.

47364 1/10 R/C TT-02 Chassis Kit White Special
Released around Saturday, December 16, 2017 6,048 yen (main unit price 5,600 yen)
Length: 376mm. Image shows assembled kit.
Body, R/C equipment, battery pack and charger are sold separately.

★The ever-popular TT-02 chassis now comes in a striking white color scheme. ★Molded white parts include hard lower deck, bumper, suspension arms, wheel axles, propeller shaft and more. ★Comes with a torque-tuned motor, silver color heat sink, and full ball bearings.

47365 1/10 Scale R/C Porsche 911 GT3 Cup VIP 2007 Body Parts Set (Black, Painted)
Released around Saturday, December 16, 2017 6,048 yen (main unit price 5,600 yen)

★ We cut the body full of powerfully, painted with black, the window was made clear. ★ Paste the sticker, cut the rear wing and assemble it to complete the body. ★ Includes front and rear light cases to enhance the feeling. ※ Body with protective film. Flat clear paint is not applied.

56041 1/16 R/C U.S. Main Battle Tank M1A2 Abrams Full-Option Kit
Released around Saturday, December 9, 2017 118,800 yen (main unit price 110,000 yen)
Length: 615mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.

★Tamiya welcomes the M1A2 Abrams to the 1/16 scale R/C Tank Series. ★From its distinctively angular turret to the L/44 120mm smoothbore gun, the M1A2 is captured with aplomb in big scale. ★Enjoy forward/reverse movement, a range of turns and pivots, turret rotation, gun elevation and gun recoil. ★A number of sounds are recreated with accuracy.

Details and photo of Tamiya 37026 1/35 US Self-Propelled Howitzer M109A6 Paladin (Iraq War)

Total length = 280 mm The photograph shows the kit assembled and painted

★ Further upgrade M109A6 Paladin of Tamiya and Italeri. ★ Newly added MVS (initial velocity measuring device) at the base of the gun barrel, preliminary track belt, carton for portable food made of paper. ★ Set of etching parts such as turret basket net and strap buckle for water poly tank. ★ The crawler belt is changed to a belt type that can be bonded and painted. ★ 3 kinds of decals with Iraq war. ※ The self-propelled gun parts are made by Italeri. * In addition to 2 occupant’s half-figure images, accessories are also rich set.

Tamiya color lacquer paint compatibility table / matching list

⇒ Tamiya color compatibility table download (PDF) / TAMIYA COLOR Matching list download (PDF)

Painting improves the feeling by affecting the finish of the model. From Tamiya, acrylic and enamel bottled paints and lacquer series spray paints are available, but this time a new bottle of lacquer paint will join. Since it is a bottle, it can handle from wide area to delicate painting using air brush, of course it is also possible to mix colors freely. In addition to a strong coating film and fast drying time, excellent coloring is a feature of lacquer type paint. Also, since the initial drying is relatively gentle, finishing with brush painting is also a big point.

Now, existing Tamiya color range of quality paints – has long helped modelers achieve the perfect finish on their scale masterpieces. Now, existing Tamiya Color bottled acrylic and enamel paints, plus lacquer spray paints are joined by the new Lacquer Paint line with bottled Tamiya Colors. With a tough membrane, and swift overall drying times – but slow initial drying a beautiful unblemished finish – we are sure that that will you will become an essential item in your modeling armory.

Excellent coloring, beautiful gloss features
Beautiful colors with superior gloss

For glossy paint such as car model and motorbike model, it is best to spray paint with lacquer paint. Good coloring, beautiful luster is a feature of lacquer paint. Moreover, since the coating film is strong, it is safe to polish the compound and so on, and you can create gloss with deeper depth in the polishing operation. In addition, special features for car models such as Pearl Blue, Maika Red, Pure Orange and so on, which had been available only in spray cans, are also available. You will be able to enjoy spray painting using air brush.
Colors only only available as sprays – Pearl blue, Mica red, Pearl blue, Mica red, Pearl blue, Mica red, Pure orange and more – are now in bottled form, removing the need for decanting when you want to airbrush.

Ideal for airbrush painting such as spray work
Great for airbrushing

It is excellent for coloring and is ideal for painting a large area with an air brush. When using it as an air brush paint, dilute lacquer solvent 1 to 2 with respect to paint 1. It is a trick to finish cleanly to blow 2 to 3 times thinly without thick coating at once. Also, if you brush the whole paint with lacquer paint and brush the small parts with enamel paint, you can fix small parts that protrude without melting the substrate.
Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint’s true, consistent tones make it perfect for airbrushing large areas. Mix 1 part Lacquer Paint with 1-2 parts dedicated thinner, and make 2-3 pass over the subject with your airbrush. Pick out the details with Tamiya Color enamel paints: Lacquer Paints provide a durable basecoat that remains undamaged by enamel topcoats.

Shorter drying time, higher working efficiency
Efficiency is the name of the game

It is also a big point that drying time is short. Depending on the color, it will be dry enough to touch by hand in about an hour, if you put it on a day it will be okay to paste a masking tape. You can speed up the work quickly on the parts that need to be painted by masking. Also in the case of overcoating, it is best to overcoat lacquer paint and overcoat acrylic paint or enamel paint on top. It is a pleasing point that there is little worry that the undercoating lacquer paint will melt.
Again, as Lacquer Paints provide a durable basecoat that remains undamaged by Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint dries quickly: Most colors are safe to touch after hours and sometimes after hours, saving valuable time in the masterpiece enamel counterparts, there is less worry during paint jobs that require multiple layers of paint.

Strong paint and smearing can also be done safely
Strong paint film
No worries when weathering

Various weathering paints indispensable for enhancing the texture of the military model. We mainly use enamel paint to reproduce dirt such as washing and smearing, mud and oil which enhance the three-dimensional feeling. If lacquer paint is used for the body color of the base, the coating is strong so weathering with enamel paint can be done with confidence.
Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint’s resistance to enamel paints is a big advantage in the weathering process, too, as enamel paints are most commonly used for the application of washes, and depiction of dirt, grime and oil – in particular on military model subjects. Just apply a Lacquer Paint basecoat and get to work weathering!

Related information
⇒ Tamiya color lacquer paint 1st LP-1 to 15