Source: Gaga Movie YouTube channel
Author: Shinpei Wakamatsu
A special vehicle poster created by the Tokyo Metropolitan Transportation Bureau. At first glance it looks like a photo, but it is actually a hand-drawn illustration. The author is Atsumi Onishi (74), a leader in plastic model box art. We asked Mr. Onishi, who told us, “I thought about the meaning of being asked” not with photos or CG but with illustrations “.
All three posters
A poster of “PROJECT TOEI” published in the Toei subway station etc. It is a part of the plan to send out the city’s transportation system. Three posters numbered as “022” representing the 22nd bullet have been posted since March 18th. What is drawn are all special vehicles operating mainly in the middle of the night. A “rail trimmer” that grinds the head of a rail with a grinding wheel that rotates at high speed. “Electric locomotive E5000” for towing vehicles on the Oedo Line. “Electric inspection vehicle” that checks the overhead wire that supplies electricity. These vehicles drawn in detail. Just looking at the package seems to be a photo.
Mr. Atsumi Onishi
The artist who drew these vehicles is Atsumi Onishi.
After joining Tamiya, he worked as the company’s first illustrator. Even now, I am working on many box arts.
In addition to the military genre, he also worked on packages such as the popular “Miller 4” “Emperer” (the first generation), which made a big hit, as well as working on the “White Package” that drew precise illustrations of tanks and planes on a white background.
The person in charge of the Tokyo Metropolitan Transportation Bureau explains the reason why I asked Mr. Onishi for illustrations of special vehicles.
“I came to Mr. Onishi on the condition that he was actually drawing a lot of plastic model illustrations and technical illustrations, and still an illustrator who is still drawing with hand drawing.”
Why “work vehicle”?
I would like people of all ages to look at “work vehicles” that you do not normally see. For that purpose, he chose not to take photographs but to select illustrations that can make the object appear more symbolically through elaborate illustrations.
Request illustrations by specifying 3 vehicles selected by the difference in function from the Transportation Bureau side.
Onishi asked Mr. Onishi to show “not just drawing a vehicle, but an illustration like a scene where a vehicle is working”, and was carefully interviewed to see the actual vehicle and interview the site staff. It seems so.
Interviewing in advance
Mr. Onishi looks back on what happened during the interview.
“I actually took a picture by having the pantograph moved, etc. I am drawing and knowing that” I am troubled here “in advance, so it’s about an hour,” Onishi thought It was such a thing.
“Photos do not take much time, CGs are more detailed. What is the meaning requested in the illustrations? What do I need?”
More than usual
The answer that Mr. Onishi gave was “Don’t be smart, draw more honestly than usual, and have them see where they can not be seen”.
Even the part which becomes a shadow even if it takes a picture with a photograph or is crushed is elaborately.
The switches on the back of the driver’s seat, the cables around the wheels, and the letters written on the parts were also reproduced.
Even though it is real like a photograph, it draws to the part which is not reflected in a photograph. These three posters were completed in this way.
“I feel that it’s hard to draw by hand, but I felt that people involved in the railway were taking a lot of time running through coverage of the subway. I’m happy. ”
Source in Japanese language: withnews
The first mini four-wheel drive that appeared in 1982. It is a long life hobby that reaches the 37th year in 2019. Why does this make people so addicted?
A toy that gets hooked with two AA batteries
There is a regular boom in children’s play, and the trend is getting obsolete. Under such circumstances, the toy that is addicted to many children for about 37 years from its first appearance is the “Mini 4WD.”
Beyond the real world, the mini 4WD has also appeared in manga many times. At that time, children who were children grew up to be adults, and the “Mini 4WD World” has been passed on from parents to children. Why is it getting popular after overcoming the epidemic?
Even now, in addition to serializing in a number of manga, the Mini 4WD, which is held in numerous competitions throughout the country, is the “Ford Ranger 4 × 4” released by Tamiya, Inc. in 1982 and the “Chevrolet Pickup 4 The history starts from × 4.
At that time, Ford and Chevrolet pickup trucks were popular models and appeared as the first mini-four-wheel drive featuring a four-wheeled runnability. Then, in 1987 the theme of the mini 4WD manga ‘Dash! Shikichiro] (Tokuda Zaurus / Shogakkan) has started serialization and will gradually gain popularity as it is animated in 1989.
At the same time, we held the “Japan Cup”, a national tournament for mini 4WD, and promoted it in various ways including the appearance of the original character “mini 4 fighter”, but the end of the animation and mini 4WD With the growth of the main layers of the first mini 4WD boom comes to an end.
After that, the manga “Batsunichi Brothers Let’s & Go !!” (Tetsuhiro Kotatsu / Shogakukan), whose serialization began in the middle of the 1990s, reignited again and became popular again nationwide. This is the second boom of the Mini 4WD.
After that, with the various effects such as the end of animation, the growth of children, and the play of other genres as well as the first boom, popularity has fallen and the second mini 4WD boom will end again around 2000. Since 2000, although the popularity has fallen, the mini 4WD genre has been established by the holding of official tournaments and various activities at various places, and supported by some fans.
In around 2010, the third mini 4WD boom will be the result of major layers that were enthusiastic at the time of the 1st and 2nd returning to the Mini 4WD again and reselling products from that time etc. It’s coming.
Around this time, we will establish a business model as a “Mini 4WD to be enjoyed by parents and children,” such as showing the children’s interest in the Mini 4WD in addition to the main group at that time.
In addition, the sales strategy targeting the father of the company return seems to be successful by opening Tamiya’s official shop “Tamiya plastic model factory Shimbashi” in 2008 near Shimbashi station in Tokyo.
The Mini 4 Fighter explains about the still popular “Mini 4WD” as follows.
About Mini 4WD that children and adults can enjoy
It is a racing hobby with a total length of about 15 cm that incorporates two AA batteries and one motor. With a limitless possibilities within a small size, such as customization with upgraded parts to pursue driving performance and a contest expressing individuality, as of April 2019, we have sold approximately 180 million units in total. You are
More than 300 types of Mini 4WD and more than 400 types of upgraded parts have appeared in 37 years from the first Mini 4WD in 1982 to 2019, and a steady walk with customers of Mini 4WD users as Long Life Hobby I have repeated it.
About the secret of the popularity
Communication that talks about Mini 4WD on SNS through the Internet and smartphones is increasing regardless of the country or age. In addition to sharing and exchanging the fun of Mini 4WD, many users and communities that host and host races can now be seen.
Among them, the contents and scales are diverse, from small-scale ones such as “manufacturing workshops” to large-scale race events such as hundreds, and they show miniaturities different from official competitions. The way to enjoy 4WD is even more widespread.
In addition to making announcements of such events on Tamiya’s official website and official application, we are supporting by renting the tournament banner. In addition, we hold event hosted by mini-shikashi station of permanent store of circuit with approximately 500 stores in the whole country and hold thing more than 2,000 times a year when we put thing of Tamiya sponsors together. By making contact with local dealers and customers, we are activating the Mini 4WD.
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Mini 4WDi supports the popularity of traditional toy-only children’s toys, which have evolved into community tools that involve adults.
From the mere “play” in pursuit of speed, “miniaturism 4 mini” that “connected fun” also became an element of the play triggered by various aspects. In the future, there will be a “mini 4WD app” that can be enjoyed on smartphones, and there may be an arrival of the fourth boom.
Source in Japanese language: Kuruma News
This was revealed today at the “Mini 4WD Media Meeting 2019” held in Tokyo . Under the supervision of Tamiya and “Colo Koro Aniki” editorial department , it is said that it is under active development aiming at “the fastest mini 4 wheel drive application to give to all mini 4 racers” .
The part of the Mini 4WD that appears in the game is that the real thing is being read as the real thing is read by the 3D scanner and the SE (sound effect) such as the running sound has the actual sound recorded Is listed as a focus point. Specifically, please check the slides listed below.
Also, a gameplay movie has been released.
You can check the machine settings and race patterns, so don’t miss it.
State at the time of 3D scan and SE recording
Hereafter, the contents of the maker announcement are posted as it is
Bandai Namco Entertainment announces production of “Mini 4WD” game application
at “Mini 4WD Media Meeting 2019”!
Bandai Namco Entertainment Co., Ltd. is a racing hobby “Mini 4WD” with a total length of about 15 cm currently on sale from Tamiya Co., Ltd. at “Mini 4WD Media Meeting 2019” held at the Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Shinbashi store on April 9 Announced the creation of a new game application for App Store / Google play.
The state of production announcement at “Mini 4WD Media Meeting 2019” is here!
Scene presented at “Mini 4WD Media Meeting 2019”.
This work is currently under intense development, aiming for the fastest mini 4WD application to be given to all mini 4 racers in this powerful team under the full supervision of Tamiya Kokoro Koro Aniki editorial department.
Attention points of the announced app!
In the announcement, we introduced the attention points of the app under development.
Mini 4WD parts scan the real thing with 3D scanner, SE such as running sound is recording the actual sound and pursues the realism!
Both race and machine setting aim for a realistic mini 4WD experience!
The latest app video under development is also released!
In addition, we also released the latest app video under development.
In the video, from the machine setting to the race, part of the app play is released! This is still open so please take a look!
Source in Japanese language: 4Gamer.net
Static Model Products
◇ 1/24 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TS050 HYBRID
◇ 1/24 LEON CVSTOS AMG
◇ 1/24 Mazda 787B
◇ 1/12 Honda Monkey 125
◇ 1/35 British Tank Destroyer M10 IIC Achilles
◇ 1/35 German Heavy Self-Propelled Howitzer Hummel (Late Production)
◇ 1/35 Scale German Hummel Metal Gun Barrel
◇ 1/350 Scale Japanese Navy Destroyer Yukikaze Detail-Up Set
Mini 4WD & For Kids
◇ TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT/Yaris WRC (MA Chassis)
◇ Mach-Bullet Metallic Special (AR Chassis)
◇ Festa Jaune L Green Special (Polycarbonate Body) (MS Chassis)
◇ Baron Viento (FM-A Chassis) Japan Cup 2019
◇ Hyper-Dash 3 Motor J-Cup 2019
◇ Hyper-Dash Motor PRO J-Cup 2019
◇ HG Carbon Multi Roller Setting Stay (1.5mm) J-Cup 2019
◇ HG Carbon Rear Multi Roller Setting Stay (1.5mm) J-Cup 2019
◇ HG Carbon Reinforcing Plate for 13/19mm Roller (1.5mm) J-Cup 2019
◇ Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniv. Low Friction Low Profile Tire (Maroon, 2pcs.)
◇ Lightweight 13mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless/Black)
◇ Mini 4WD HG Aluminum Setting Board (Black)
◇ Japan Cup Junior Circuit Straight Section Set (Black, 4pcs.)
◇ HG 13mm Tapered Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless)
◇ DCR-02 Body Parts Set (Light Smoke)
◇ DCR-01/02 Customizing Stickers
◇ Mini 4WD HG Maintenance Base (180x210mm)
◇ MA Fluorescent-Color Chassis Set (Yellow)
◇ FM-A Fluorescent-Color Chassis Set (Yellow)
◇ Lightweight Plastic Spacer Set (12/6.7/6/3/1.5mm) (Fluorescent Yellow)
◇ 19mm Aluminum Rollers (5 Spokes) w/Plastic Rings (Green)
◇ Short Mass Damper Block (6x6x14mm/2pcs.) (Silver)
◇ Short Mass Damper Block (8x8x14mm/2pcs.) (Silver)
◇ 1/10 R/C M-08 Concept Chassis Kit
◇ 1/24 R/C Lunch Box Mini (SW-01)
◇ 1/10 R/C HKS Nissan Skyline GT-R Gr.A (TT-01 Type-E)
◇ 1/12 R/C Lunch Box “Red Edition”
◇ 1/16 R/C U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan
◇ 1/10 R/C Audi quattro Rallye A2 (TT-02)
◇ 1/10 R/C Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) (M-06)
◇ 1/10 R/C MAZDA3 (TT-02) (Tentative)
◇ 1/8 R/C Dual Rider (Assembled) (T3-01)
◇ M-08 Concept Titanium Screw Set
◇ M-08 Concept Carbon Damper Stay (Front)
◇ M-08 Concept Carbon Damper Stay (Rear)
◇ M-08 Concept Aluminum Steering Arms (L/R)
◇ M-08 Concept Aluminum Steering Bridge
◇ M-08 Concept Aluminum Shaft Set
◇ M-08 Concept Aluminum Front Suspension Mount (0°)
◇ Tamiya Brushless Motor 02 (Sensored) 17.5T (Tentative)
◇ Tamiya Brushless Motor 02 (Sensored) 21.5T (Tentative)
◇ SW-01 Upper Arm Connectors
◇ SW-01 Spring Set (Soft/Hard)
◇ SW-01 Full Ball Bearing Set
◇ TT-02 Adjustable Upper Arm Set
◇ TT-02 Oil Gear Differential Unit
◇ T3-01 Reinforced Differential Joint & Pinion Set
◇ T3-01 Type 370 Sport-Tuned Motor
◇ T3-01 Aluminum Motor Mount
◇ Aluminum TRF Tool Stand
◇ Setting Board
◇ R/C Trolley Pit Bag
Tools & Paints
◇ Microcomputer Robot (Crawler Type)
◇ Twist Crawler (2-Channel Remote Control)
◇ Amphibious Vehicle Set (Blue & Yellow)
◇ Centipede Robot (Clear Orange)
◇ Quick Hose Joint
◇ Quick Hose Joint Plugs (2pcs.)
◇ Modeling Template (Round, 1-12.5mm)
◇ LP-64 Olive drab (JGSDF)
◇ LP-65 Rubber black
◇ LP-66 Flat flesh
◇ LP-67 Smoke
◇ LP-68 Clear Blue
◇ LP-69 Clear Yellow
◇ Figure Accent Color (Pink-Brown)
1/24 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TS050 HYBRID
The 2018-2019 TS050 HYBRID is to make an appearance as an astounding 1/24 scale static model assembly kit! ★Length: 194mm, width: 80mm, height: 58mm. ★The honed form with multiple aero parts is recreated with great accuracy. ★Metal-plated cockpit roof. ★Comprehensive decal sheet allows creation of No.7 or No.8 car. ★Metal transfers depict headlight LEDs and side mirror surfaces. ★Masking stickers included to aid with the paint job.
1/12 Honda Monkey 125
The small but perfectly formed Monkey 125 is the latest Tamiya 1/12 scale motorcycle model assembly kit. ★Length: 143mm, width: 63mm, height: 101mm. ★Detailed 4-stroke engine with cooling fins. ★Engine, swing arm, front fork and rear fender are screw-attached to the frame. ★Features metal-plated light case, fenders, muffler cover and more. ★Synthetic rubber tires have realistic tread. ★Vinyl tubing is included to recreate various lines and cables.
1/35 German Heavy Self-Propelled Howitzer Hummel (Late Production)
The next subject for the famed 1/35 Military Miniature Series is this assembly kit of the German Hummel. ★The model authentically captures the Hummel’s form with thin fighting compartment armor and late production integrated driving compartment. ★Features coordinated sight and 15cm howitzer elevation. ★Assembly type late production tracks feature one-piece straight sections. ★Includes three figures and two marking options. ★Length: 190mm.
R/C Lunch Box Mini (SW-01 Chassis) (Tentative)
This 1/24 scale version of the famed Lunch Box is a unique, supremely fun 4WD R/C model. ★The body uses magnets for easy attachment and removal. ★The SW-01 chassis features a centrally-positioned motor which uses gears to provide power to front and rear wheels. ★Enjoy super-fun wheelies! ★Length: 190mm.
1/10 R/C MAZDA3 (TT-02) (Tentative)
Unveiled to the public at the 2018 LA Auto Show, the elegant MAZDA3 form is a new addition to the Tamiya R/C model line-up. Its sleek form is captured realistically by a polycarbonate body, and mounted on the user-friendly TT-02 chassis for controllable, reliable 4-wheel drive. The kit features a special color version of the TT-02 chassis lower deck (hard).
1/10 R/C M-08 Concept Chassis Kit
This brand new RWD chassis offers an alluring mix of traction and balance, using an MR setup with midship motor. A new gear setup and motor position allow harvesting of inverse torque from motor rotation to boost rear traction. A combination of 0-degree front suspension mount and 2-degree hub carriers gives linear steering response.
1/16 R/C U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan
The Sheridan is to become a breathtaking 1/16 scale R/C model! Its distinctive form with 152mm gun/launcher is captured in style, and with actions accompanied by sounds and lights, this kit promises to be a fully immersive scale R/C experience. ★Length: 408mm.
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT/Yaris WRC (MA Chassis)
This is a Mini 4WD racer model of the 2019 Yaris WRC, a car developed for rally racing by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT. ★Its aerodynamically honed body with front canards, 2-level rear wing and more is recreated in style. ★Stickers are included to depict markings and logos. ★The model runs on the aerodynamically-efficient MA Chassis.
Baron Viento (FM-A Chassis) Japan Cup 2019
The Japan Cup 2019 gets an air of nobility with this special version of the Baron Viento on the FM-A Chassis! The body is molded in black ABS resin, with red dish wheels, and striking whitewall super hard low-profile tires. Dedicated stickers are included in the kit for decoration.
Microcomputer Robot (Crawler Type)
This assembly kit creates a crawler robot that runs using a BBC micro:bit microcomputer, ultrasonic sensor and motor driver circuit. When the ultrasonic sensor identifies an obstacle ahead, it transmits that information to the BBC micro:bit, which uses a pre-installed program to give the motors commands to avoid the obstacle. Separately sold parts can be used to control the robot remotely, and BBC micro:bits can be coded with original programs via computer, too. ★Requires two R6/AA/UM3 batteries (sold separately)
Twist Crawler (2-Channel Remote Control)
★This assembly kit creates the Twist Crawler, a model with 2-channel remote control that bests tough obstacles with the use of its dual crawlers. ★At either end of the connecting twist bar, the crawlers move in opposite directions, and each features a moving roller unit at the bottom for supreme grip. ★Kit offers 2 crawler motion ranges, and 3 positions for the stabilizing rear stay. ★Length: 168mm.
Compact size that does not choose play place!
4WD comical RC with fun wheelie driving!
Four wheels! Wheelie! !
Turn well with big tires! ! !
● Compact design that fits in both hands of
an adult The machine which condensed various mechanisms carefully is
a compact design that fits in the palm of the extended adult .
You can enjoy travelling regardless of the play place.
● Can run even with AA batteries!
Ideal as an RC entry model!
It is the appearance of a new RC car of compact size that can be enjoyed indoors and outdoors.
Looks equipped with a big tire in a tall body,
comical style to predict a healthy running.
You can easily enjoy the spectacular wheelie driving.
The chassis uses a powerful gear drive 4WD, and
is equipped with a mechanism that allows the vehicle to lean substantially in conjunction with the steering link.
It is a machine that can realize the fun of controlling the machine.
A dedicated battery box is also included to set 4 AA batteries.
If combined with Finespec 2.4G Proposet (with TRE-01), it
is possible to run without a dedicated battery.
● Reproduce the popular “Lunch box” body with polycarbonate!
The body is a square box that reminds you of a lunch box and a
popular lunch box for 1/10 RC cars.
I reproduced the funny style with polycarbonate.
In addition, adoption of magnet type one-touch body mount
makes it easy to attach and detach the body.
● NEW chassis chassis packed with various mechanisms in a compact size
Newly designed chassis for achieving the fun of driving is condensed various mechanisms.
Including a 4WD system that produces easy maneuverability and high runnability,
a steering-linked upper arm that reduces side-turning and looks when cornering, and a 4WS mechanism that can be easily upgraded
simply by installing optional parts. Furthermore, it is the point which can not overlook generality with the layout which can mount a normal size servo and RC mechanism .
● Realize amazing turning performance
Just new sense cornering!
Employs an upper arm that works in conjunction with steering.
Holds the roll of the body at the time of
cornering, and reduces the rollover during cornering that is likely to occur with big tire machines with height.
Total length: 190mm Total width: 146mm Total height: 140mm
54894 Tamiya Brushless Motor 02 Sensored 17.5T
54895 Tamiya Brushless Motor 02 Sensored 21.5T
54896 2WD Rib-Spike Front Tires
54898 SW-01 Upper Arm Connectors
54899 SW-01 Spring Set
54900 SW-01 Full Bearing Set
54906 M-08 Aluminum Shaft Set
54907 M-08 Aluminum Front Suspension Mount 0 Degrees
Source: Tamiya USA
54876 T3-01 Rein Diff Joint/Pinion Set
54860 T3-01 370 Sports Tune Motor
54877 T3-01 Aluminum Motor Mount
54888 M-08 Concept Titan Screw
54889 M-08 Concept Carbon Damper Stay Front
54890 M-08 Concept Carbon Damper Stay Rear
54891 M-08 Concept Aluminum Steering Arms L/R
54892 M-08 Concept Aluminum Steering Bridge
18654 Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT/Yaris WRC (MA Chassis)
95116 Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniv. Low Friction LP Tire Maroon x2
95118 Hyper Dash 3 Motor J-Cup 2019
95119 Hyper Dash Motor PRO J-Cup 2019
95120 Baron Viento Japan Cup 2019 (FM-A Chassis)
95121 HG Carbon Multi Roller Setting Stay (1.5mm) J-CUP 2019
95122 HG Carbon Rear Multi Roller Setting Stay (1.5mm) J-CUP 2019
95123 HG Carbon Reinforcing Plate Set for 13/19mm Roller (1.5mm) J-CUP 2019
95485 Festa Jaunes L Green Special (PC Body/MS Chassis)
95493 19mm Aluminum Rollers (5 Spokes) w/Plastic Rings (Green)
95494 FM-A Fluorescent-Color Chassis Set (Yellow)
95495 MA Fluorescence Color Chassis Set (Yellow)
95496 Lightweight Plastic Spacer Set (12/6.7/6/3/1.5mm) (Fl.Yellow)
95497 HG 13mm All Aluminum Bearing Roller (Tapered)
95499 13mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers LW/Ringless (Black)
95506 Japan Cup Junior Circuit Straight Section Set Black (4 Pieces)
95507 Mini 4WD HG Aluminum Setting Board (Black)
95514 Mini 4WD HG Maintenance Base (180x210mm)
Tamiya 58671 1/10 RC MAZDA 3 (TT-02) [Tentative name]
Tamiya 57910 1/10 RC XB MAZDA 3 (TT-02) [Tentative name]