Monthly Archives: July 2019

Flashback Friday – 60 year old Tamiya Mokei 1/200 Deluxe Musashi

Release date: 1959/05
Release price: ¥ 3800

The research theme to decorate the end of the 20th century is 1/200 “Deluxe Musashi” where Tamiya built one metal-shaped tower as a wooden model maker.

Released in May 1959. It will be half a year after Marssan’s domestic first plastic model “SSN-571 Nautilus” is released in December 1983. Along with this wooden “Deluxe Musashi”, Nichimo’s first plastic model “I No. Submarine” (¥ 100) is listed in the advertisement at that time. It is a very interesting advertisement considering the plastic model Yamato, the leader of the new material, and the plastic model Yamato confrontation just after one year.

In the early 1930s, Tamiya released a large number of large warships, tanks, railroads, and other wooden models, and in particular, Musashi released various scales as flagships. As I mentioned earlier, I can even see that commitment as a counter-measure taken with the modelization of “Senkan Yamato”. As of 1955, 5 types, 7 types at the stage of this 1/200 “Deluxe Musashi”. And since the ship is rebuilt on each scale with the “Super Series” made of hollow-type integral molding, the number exceeds 10 types.

Let’s look at the kit. The sense of heavy weight is natural, and it is 6.5 kg and it is powerful enough. When you open the box, you will be overwhelmed by the main turret parts that jump in first, and then you will be surprised to see the wooden parts that make up the hull. A solid material envelope is also included, and the “General layout”, “Sized parts diagram”, and “Assembly illustration” are included respectively. In particular, the “general layout” is just a “drawing”, and this alone has a divine beauty. The hull is made by layering the front and the rear to the left and right, and the middle part is pasted to the left and right, and the lumber is passed sideways in the middle to become hollow. Even just assembling up to this point requires considerable skill, and it is an adult model. Unlike plastic models, parts no. The part number is the actual combination according to the “sizing of full size parts”. If you look at the “assembly diagram”, it is exactly the same as the assembly instructions of the latter model of plastic model, so it will be re-recognized how our generation has benefited. Since painting still starts from the groundwork making to this, considerable preparation is necessary. Considering the total length of 1m31cm, it is also difficult to decorate in the current housing circumstances.

TKK’s No. In the 2-axis propulsion using 5 motor (!) Or TKK65 motor, the center 2 distributes in gear to 4 axes because No. No. 4 motor is used and the screws on both sides are no. It is a 3 motor system that uses 2 motors respectively. The amount of dry batteries is an incredible number and is written as 12 to 24. It is originally a wooden model, so it will not sink, but it is an order of magnitude too. It is also noteworthy that a parts claim card is attached from this era.

Is there anyone who made this kit? There is an unanswered answer to the question. The finished product is on display at the other Tamiya history museum in Shizuoka. When I first saw it, I thought it would be a detail-up version of the plastic model because of the good quality of the work (this expression itself is a sloppy to the solid group), but when I looked closely, I was surprised twice. This finished product has been firmly mounted on “Tamiya model all work 3” and will be reproduced here (Mr. Nesco, forgive me for the end of the 20th century …). Everyone, please taste the wonderful technology of your predecessor.

In addition, the image of the kit of this 1/200 “Deluxe Musashi” has received cooperation from “Mr. Kitagawa”, thank you for being the last. I will introduce only the last name according to the request of the person, but I would like to express my gratitude again. Thank you very much.


Source in Japanese language

New star revealed – Tamiya 61120 1/48 Lockheed P-38 F/G Lightning


Tamiya Proudly Presents: The Lockheed® P-38®F/G Lightning® in 1/48 scale! It is without question that the P-38 is a unique fighter from World War II and it’s been one of our most requested subjects to be made. Thanks to our extensive research and ever-evolving mold making techniques, Tamiya’s designers have gone to great lengths to achieve the best fitting and most accurate P-38 Lightning F/G model assembly kit to date. We are sure this kit will adorn modelers collections and be the topic of discussion in the various model contests across the globe for the foreseeable future!

About the Lockheed P-38 Lightning
This WWII fighter was a daring design with twin booms and a piston engine in each, plus a central nacelle which housed the cockpit and armament (machine guns and cannon in the nose). Introduced in June 1941, the aircraft went on to be used extensively in the Pacific through WWII. The F variant was manufactured from April 1942 onward, and featured pylons for 150-gallon drop tanks to make it capable of longer bombing missions. Later P-38Gs had more powerful engines and could carry bigger 300-gallon drop tanks. The P-38 was used for interception, dive bombing, level bombing, ground attack, night fighting, photo reconnaissance, radar and visual pathfinding for bombers and evacuation missions, and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks under its wings.

• 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit. Fuselage length: 240mm, wingspan: 330mm.
• P-38F and P-38G variants can be built.
• The model creates a parked aircraft when assembled and complete.
• Features accurate depictions of early P-38 features such as slimline engine cowlings, intercoolers in leading edges, plus the curved canopy front.
• Weights are included in the kit to ensure correct balance of the model when displayed.
• The canopy can be assembled open or closed. When closed, it is a 1-part slide-molded piece with dedicated F and G variant parts. The hatch is shown open sideways on the P-38F, and vertically on the P-38G.
• A detailed cockpit features the wheel-type controls, radio, throttle box and more.
• Comes with parts to recreate two each of 150- and 300-gallon drop tanks.
• Includes two marking options: “White 147” P-38G which took part in the interception of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto in April 1943 and “White 33” P-38F.
• Mirror stickers are included to recreate cockpit mirror and engine cowling interior surface sections.
• Comes with canopy masking stickers and a full-color painting guide.

A new star is on the way!

Tamiya has some exciting news indeed for fans of aircraft models! The latest product in the popular 1/48 scale Aircraft Series is scheduled for release this Autumn, and will be announced at two events here in Japan from July 25. What’s more, visitors to those events will be able to purchase a special preview version of the kit in a white box, containing prototype parts and materials. We are also hoping to be able to share the model with U.S. modelers at the 2019 IPMS USA Nationals in Tennessee from August 7! See below for some sneak preview pictures – that’s all we have for you… for now!

Tamiya Modeler’s Gallery 2019
July 25 – July 30, Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro, Tokyo, 8th Floor Exhibition Area

3rd Shizuoka Expo in Hokkaido
July 25 – July 30, Sapporo Tokyu Department Store, 9th Floor Exhibition Area

*Parts in the preview kit are prototypes and may differ from final product.
*Limited numbers of the preview kit will go on sale, on a first-come, first-served basis.
*Purchases of the preview kit are limited to one per person.

Instant Wheelies & 4WD Fun! Tamiya Lunchbox Mini SW-01 video review by RC Driver



Tamiya continues to wow their fans with fun RC vehicle releases and their latest, the Tamiya Lunchbox Mini has action and excitement written all over it. Take a look at the latest play on the classic Lunchbox. This iconic van body has been placed on a new SW-01 Star Unit 4WD chassis. The compact chassis is filled with gears to drive the front and rear. A unique steering system integrates into the suspension so it leans toward the inside of the turn when steering. This is a full build up RC model and you will need to supply the electronics. Once you’ve assembled the truck you’ll have a blast learning the Lunchbox Mini’s quirky driving traits and when you’re ready for a change of pace, option parts are available too. We’ll show you some of those options in this video.

OPTIONS
Upper Arm Connectors: 54898
Bearing Set: 54900
370 Sport Tuned Motor: 54860
Spring Set: 54899
NOTE: After this video was made, we found that the Lunchbox Mini with the Option Upper Arms installed will turn even tighter at lower speeds on smooth surfaces.

Soure: RC Driver YouTube channel

Customized Tamiya Mini 4WD Tyrrell P34 Six-Wheeler


2015 Official Competition Competition Delugans Participation Machine
Source: Tamiya Mini 4WD Twitter

Tamiya R/C Parts Matching List 2019

Contains following chassis types:

XV-01 ● XV-01T ● XV-01 PRO
TA07 PRO ● TA07R ● TA07 MS
TA06 ● TA06 PRO ● TA06 MS
FF-04 EVO ● FF-03 ● FF-03 PRO
TB-04 ● TB-04 PRO
TB-05 PRO ● TB Evo.7 ● TA05 ver.Ⅱ
TRF419 ● TRF419X ● TRF419XR
TT-02 ● TT-02D ● TT-02 TYPE-S
TT-01 TYPE-E / ES ● TT-01D TYPE-E
M-05 ● M-05 PRO ● M-05 ver.Ⅱ PRO
M-06 ● M-06 PRO ● M-08 CONCEPT ● M-07 CONCEPT
RM-01 ● TRF102 ● TRF103
F104VerⅡ ● TRF101 ● F104 ● F104 PROⅡ
DT-02 ● DT-03 ● DF-02 ● DF-03 ● TT-02B
TRF503 ● DB01 ● TRF201 ● DN-01
CR-01 ● MF-01X