Monthly Archives: April 2019

First photo of upcoming Tamiya 58669 M-08 Concept Chassis Kit

This TAMIYA high-performance rear-wheel drive R/C chassis assembly kit is constructed around a rigid monocoque with the main frame split into front and rear sections. It offers superior rear high traction drive characteristics and fuss-free maintenance of parts such as the easy-access differential. C.V.A. (Constant Volume Adjustable) oil shock-damped 4-wheel double wishbone suspension features dedicated long arms and steering linkage components for a range of setup options. A silky-smooth drivetrain utilizes full ball bearings, oil-filled gear differential unit and universal drive shafts. It can be assembled with a 210mm (S), 225mm (M) or 239mm (L) wheelbase, making it compatible with appropriately-sized existing Tamiya M-chassis body parts sets.

• 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit.
• The chassis is split into front (suspension and servo) and rear (motor and battery) sections. It can be assembled into three different wheelbases: S (210mm), M (225mm) or L (239mm).
• Rear-midship motor powers rear wheels via a differential in the Mid-Rear setup.
• Oil-filled differential gear used from the M-07.
• Features proven M-07 Concept designs: suspension arms, uprights, suspension mounts and aluminum parts.
• Includes CVA oil dampers, universal drive shafts, full ball bearings and hi-torque servo saver.
• Comes with new front suspension mounts (0 degrees) and hub carriers (2 degrees) for a total caster angle of 2 degrees.
• Compatible with M-06 Chassis bodies.
• Requires: 2-Channel Radio, servo, ESC, motor, 7.2-7.4volt battery pack & compatible charger, and body set.
• Compatible with M-07 Concept Hop-Up Option parts such as Aluminum Rear Suspension Mount (Skid Angle Adjustment) (54787), Aluminum Rear Uprights (54781) and Low-Friction King Pin Pipes (54813).

Tamiya New Item Release list for May 2019

May’s Japan new release information list has been uploaded! See below for a list of Tamiya’s new products, including a 1/12 scale masterpiece of the cheeky Honda Monkey 125!

R/C Models
 47397  1/10 R/C HKS Nissan Skyline GT-R Gr.A (TT-01 Type-E)
 54868  Open Face 5mm Reinforced Adjusters (Medium/8pcs.)
 54869  Open Face 5mm Reinforced Adjusters (Long/8pcs.)
 54872  T3-01 Aluminum Front Fork Stabilizer
 54873  WR-02CB T Parts (Wheel Rims) (Deep Gray)
 51612  1/10 Scale R/C TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TS050 HYBRID Body Parts Set
 51614  1/10 Scale R/C Ford Mustang GT4 Body Parts Set
 51618  WR-02CB T Parts (Wheel Rims) (White)
 56552  Aluminum Center Air Tank

Scale Models
 14134  1/12 Honda Monkey 125
 24349  1/24 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TS050 HYBRID
 35366  1/35 British Tank Destroyer M10 IIC Achilles

 95480  Mini 4WD Pig Racer GT
 95483  Mach-Bullet Metallic Special (AR Chassis)
 95482  Low Friction Large Dia. Arched Tires (Maroon, 2pcs.)
 95487  Short Mass Damper Block (6x6x14mm/pcs.) (Silver)
 95488  Short Mass Damper Block (8x8x14mm/2pcs.) (Silver)
 95489  DCR-01/02 Customizing Stickers
 95490  DCR-02 Body Parts Set (Light Smoke)
 95491  Japan Cup Junior Circuit Curve Section Set (Green, 4pcs.)
 95115  Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniv. White Tires & Black Plated Wheels

Tools & Paints
 69926  Amphibious Vehicle Set (Blue & Yellow)
 74561  Quick Hose Joint
 74562  Quick Hose Joint Plugs (2pcs.)
 82164  LP-64 Olive drab (JGSDF)
 82165  LP-65 Rubber black
 82166  LP-66 Flat flesh

Tamiya’s announcement of the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show

The 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show
It’s nearly that time of year again, when the world descends upon Shizuoka, Japan for the annual festival of hobby and model related products that is the Shizuoka Hobby Show! Click on the links for some advance information…

■Student Day
※Only open to students attending school, prior application required.
May 8th (Wed.) 9:30~18:00

■Trade Days ※Not open to the public.
May 9th (Thu.) 9:30~16:30
May 10th (Fri.) 9:30~16:30

■Consumer Days
May 11th (Sat.) 9:00~17:00
May 12th (Sun.) 9:00~16:00
■Venue: Twin Messe Shizuoka

Click here for the official event website (Japanese language only)

The 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show promises to be a massive festival of hobby-related fun, and Tamiya’s booth will once again be the focus of attention with the display of new and recent releases in each genre. Get down to the Twin Messe venue and take a look at the new products, taking the chance to speak to Tamiya staff, as well as doing some shopping in the sales corner. The popular Tamiya Open House event will be held on the Saturday and Sunday at the Tamiya HQ, making it a packed 2 days of hobby-related fun!

Official description of upcoming Tamiya 47413 Subaru Brat Blue Version

This is a special blue edition of the classic Tamiya Subaru Brat. The full-size Subaru Brat was made solely for export and achieved tremendous popularity in the U.S. market in the 1970s. Tamiya first produced an R/C version of this popular little truck back in 1983. The current version is an updated, improved re-release of the classic R/C truck. Aside from the upgraded internal parts, this assembly kit comes with a driver figure for a nostalgic feel. In addition, both a super-detailed ABS body for shelf display and a lightweight durable polycarbonate body for racing are included.

• 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 453mm, width: 220mm, height: 175mm.
• Features two different versions of the body – one is injection molded blue ABS, and the other vacuum molded lightweight and durable polycarbonate. Both recreate the classic Brat form.
• Chassis parts are molded in gray.
• Chassis design is the same as that on the 2007 update.
• Features 4-wheel independent suspension with front double wishbone and rear trailing arm setups. The rear uses diaphragm type oil dampers and coil springs.
• 3 different pinion gears (49T, 50T and 52T) included.
• Block pattern tires are mounted on 8-spoke wheels.
• Includes 540 Type Motor.
• Includes Tamiya TBLE-02S ESC (electronic speed control) Capable of running sensor brushless motors and brushed motors alike. (21.5 Turn BL motor limit) (23 Turn brushed motor limit.
• Requires: 2-Channel Radio, servo, 7.2-7.4volt battery pack & compatible charger, and Tamiya PS paint for the polycarbonate body.

Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi 10th RC Modelers Contest Winning Works

Was selected from among 39 works.

Prize is listed in the order of entry.
Source in Japanese language: Tamiya Plamodel Factory – Shimbashi