Monthly Archives: March 2019

Tamiya Mini 4WD Astral Star Tressa Yokohama Shimbashi Plamodel Factory Special

In response to customer requests, we have organized the 2nd “Tamiya Plastic Model Factory 10th Anniversary,“ Mini 4WD Astral Star Tressa Yokohama / Shinbashi Special ”. The plated wheel is set on an original design sticker that makes you feel like a festive flower in a lacy atmosphere. We greatly change machine image and plate wheel to original decal based on blue. A dignified atmosphere is transmitted. Like Reikiri Special, it’s a commemorative kit, so please add it as a part of the collection.

Please buy it as one of the collection by all means. We look forward to your visit.

■ Tamiya Plastic Model Factory 10th Anniversary of Shinbashi Branch! “Mini 4WD Astral Star Tressa Yokohama / Shinbashi Special” ※ Add our original decals + plated wheels!

■ Date of sale: March 24, 2019 (Sunday)

■ Price
Astral Star Special 1.300 yen (excluding tax)
Astral Star Special First Try Set 2.000 yen (excluding tax)

※ We do not have reservation, reserve, mail order. ※ Excuse me, but one person, I will consider it as a sale of one piece. ※ There is a limit to the number of preparations. Thank you for your understanding. ※ Please refrain from the purchase for resale purpose.

■ Contact
TEL 03-6809-1175 (12:00 to 22:00 on weekdays / 10:00 to 18:00 on weekends and holidays)

Sole sale source: Tamiya Plamodel Factory – Shimbashi

Few Tamiya Mini 4WD April 2019 special project releases


Round and cute pig driver operating a GT machine It is a plastic model assembly kit of a four-wheel drive racer that is fun for high-performance running and racing. The Pig GT is a machine with a painted pig driver on a clear pink body. The body adopts Zilborg who imaged the GT car of Europe, and the combination with a chubby pig driver is comical. In addition, the chassis made of ABS resin is magenta (pink), A parts such as battery holder and gear cover are black, A spoke wheel is finished with fluorescent pink, and white small diameter low height tires are attached. We also have a dedicated metallic-style sticker. In addition, torque tune 2 motor PRO, which has excellent acceleration power, is equipped as standard. The cuteness is, of course, also a machine with a focus on running.

MA chassis in pursuit of driving efficiency “MA” is an abbreviation of Midship AERO (midship aero). The “MS chassis” with a midship layout, with a double shaft motor mounted at the center of the vehicle body, and the “AR chassis” designed with particular attention to air flow during driving (aero). It is “MA chassis” that put together each excellent feature in one chassis. Of course, taking advantage of the racing know-how accumulated so far, we have thoroughly improved the running performance, including the 3.5: 1 superspeed gear, six low-friction resin rollers and rear skid bars as standard equipment. . In addition, the integrated monocoque structure also makes it easy to assemble and maintain. It is a chassis that can handle a wide range of events, from beginners to veteran racers, from small town races to small races, and from the official competition of a large 5-lane special circuit.

Basic specs ● Length: 156 mm at completion, Width: 97 mm, Height: 45 mm ● Torque Tune 2 Motor PRO included ● Assembly does not require adhesive.

Tamiya 63696 The History of Armor 100 Years book

Released March 18th, 2019 4860 yen

One volume to look back on the history of the Department of Athletics of the Ground Self Defense Force 100 years
We introduce the history that spans many years from Taisho to Heisei, with detailed materials and photographs. In addition, there are also many columns that make the tank unit feel more familiar. The activities of the Ground Self Defense Force can be understood well from a different point of view. In addition to the mark and origin of all tanks and reconnaissance units, a QR code that allows you to listen to the company song is also included. A4 size, 160 pages, issued by Defense Home Newspaper, 4,500 yen (excluding tax). It can not be purchased at general bookstores. Please contact Tamiya Shop Online or Defense Home Newspaper.

Number of pages: A4 size 160 pages all color
Publication: Corporation Defense home newspaper company

ABB FIA Formula E Miniature RC Masterpiece based on Tamiya F104

Behind the scenes of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship’s epic radio-controlled car film, Street Level… Find out how the model cars were painstakingly made, and how the production team captured the incredible shots that made up Street Level. From drones and miniature tracking vehicles to close calls with trams and city traffic, here’s how this remarkable film came together.
Source: ABB Formula E YouTube channel

Tamiya Korea opening a store where models and cafes converge

Reporter: Kim Hyungwon
The combined store, which combines plastic goods and cafes, enters Busan.
Tamiya, a model specializing company, announced on April 4 that it will open ‘Tamiya Family Cafe’ at Lotte Factory Outlet located in Busan, Korea.

Tamiya Family Cafe bird’s eye view. / Provided by Korean Tamiya

The Tamiya family café is a combination of a café and a model merchandise store. Inside the store, there is a resting area where you can enjoy food and beverage, and a model sales corner that sells plastic models, RC cars, and mini 4W D items. On the side of the store is a track for a mini-car game.
An official from Korea’s Tamiya said, “This is the first time a model restaurant and a cafe have been combined in Korea.”
To celebrate the opening of the Family Cafe in Korea, Tamiya Korea sells a Tamiya model at a 10% discount, and offers a mug with a Tamiya logo on shoppers over 50,000 won.
Source in Korean language: !T Chosun

Exhibited works at Auto modeller gathering in Yokohama 2019 including several Tamiya models

Text and photos Toru Numata
On March 2, 2019, the “Auto Modeler’s Gathering in Yokohama 2019” was held at the Yokohama Plant Guest Hall in Nissan Motor in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. This event began in 2012 with the aim of deepening interaction between model car enthusiasts, “Nissan Automotive Technology Modeler’s Club (NATMC)”, an in-house club of Nissan Group’s vehicle development company Nissan Automotive Technology . If it is a model of peaceful use car (regardless of the number of wheels), it is OK for participation regardless of scale or material, no participation reservation or cost is required. We brought the work of the day and exhibited it, and modelers talked to each other for a model consultation. It is a unique event where the low level of threshold that anyone can easily participate and the height of the level where the participants also have a promeller are living together. Let’s introduce about the model of the road car in the first part, among about 1000 works exhibited by participants who counted about 300 people.
Source in Japanese language: webCG Car Grahpic

TRF Tamiya Racing Factory report from the TITC 2019 (February 28th – March 3rd)

Commemorative photo taken at Team Tamiya after the race

Schedule: February 28 – March 3, 2019
Place / Country: Thailand Bangkok

Competition Summary
TITC 2019 was held in Bangkok, a hot blossom, for 4 days from 2/28/3/3. * TITC: Thai International Touring Car Race There are many participants in 2019, more than 260 RC racers from all over the world participated. M chassis, track racing, F1, Touring car non boost class, Open brushless class, Modified class was held.

Suzuki · Kono participates as user support from TRF. In the modifed class, junior class, TRF class, Takuma Sasaki of 2018 M class Tamiya World Champion took over the “TRF 419 XR” made by Tamiya, making it a superb race for the first challenge and advanced to A main. In the final, I was able to make a great effort to venue the venue with runs compatible with the same level of world champion.

Tamiya New Item Release list for April 2019

R/C Models
 56360  1/14 R/C Volvo Globetrotter FH16 6×4 Timber Truck
 58664  1/10 R/C Ford Mustang GT4 (TT-02)
 47392  1/10 R/C Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler 1977 Monaco GP Special Edition (Painted Body)
 47394  1/10 R/C Toyota 4×4 Pick-Up Mountain Rider
 54864  Multipurpose Driver Figure
 54865  Ribbed Front Bubble Tires (Soft/2pcs.)
 54866  Round Block Rear Bubble Tires (Soft/2pcs.)
 54867  One-Piece Aluminum Skid Guard (WR-02CB)
 56549  LED Light for MFC (φ3 / Red / 1,100mm)
 56550  LED Light for MFC (φ3 / White / 1,100mm)
 56551  LED Light for MFC (φ3 / Yellow / 1,100mm) (2pcs.)
 51613  1/14 Scale R/C Buggyra Fat Fox Body Parts Set

Scale Models
 60790  1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109 G-6
 25420  1/72 Kawasaki Ki-61-Id Hien (Tony) Silver Color Plated (w/Camo Decals)
 16002  1/6 Dax Honda Export 70

 95479  Super XX Fluorescent-Color Chassis Set (Orange/Yellow)

Tools & Paints
 74560  Air Control Valve II
 87200  Tamiya Fine Lapping Film #8000 (3pcs.)

Official product photo, boxart and description of Tamiya 58667 Audi quattro Rallye A2 (TT-02)

After having presented the first real product photos live from the Nuremberg toy fair one month ago, now also the official product outline comes available.

Audi quattro Rallye A2 (TT-02)

The legendary Audi quattro hardly needs further explanation: The superiority of the four-wheel drive in combination with a powerful turbo engine made itself felt very quickly, especially in motorsport, and gave the Finnish rally ace Hannu Mikkola his first world championship title as early as 1983.

The Tamiya model is a kit in scale 1:10 and shows the quattro in its evolution stage A2, in rally trim.

The lexan body is equipped with additional attachments made of ABS plastic for the side mirrors. Also included are light casings, with which the subsequent lighting with LED’s at the vehicle front and rear is made possible. (Not possible for additional headlights)

The proven TT-02 chassis comes on 5-spoke rims with Racing Radial tires, a speed controller and motor type Torque Tuned are included.

Technical information:

– Kit in scale 1:10
– Chassis TT-02, 4WD cardan drive, plastic tub chassis
– Body made of transparent Lexan, for do-it-yourself design
– Decalsheet and masksheet for window areas included
– Motor type 540 Torque Tuned and speed controller TBLE-02S included