Monthly Archives: July 2019

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

Interview with Mr. Yamamoto about Tamiya paints


Interview by Yuka Nakamae / Hideyuki Sanada

The official shop ” Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi ” has about 6,000 items of plastic models, RC cars, Mini 4WD, as well as paint, tools, tools, etc., lined up in a row.

We asked Mr. Yamamoto, who is in charge of public relations, for a story.

– After all, is the customer mainly male?

Mr. Yamamoto I agree. Model fans still have many men, but tools and paints seem to be used in various crafts in many cases, and the lineup that is friendly to women, such as the “Tamiya Decoration Series”, is also expanding.

– Speaking of “Tamiya’s tools”, the image of “paint” was strong, but I was surprised at the wide selection. It is a spot that is unbearable for those who like manufacturing.

Mr. Yamamoto All of them are tools for enjoying model work, but it is also very nice as Tamiya to be able to use it widely for those who are making things.

The company, which was founded in 1946 shortly after the end of the war, started working on model teaching materials beside the lumber industry (at that time, the Tamiya Trading Joint Stock Company). After that, they became full-scale models, but it is said that the sale of wooden models was sluggish gradually because “plastic assembly models = plastic models” said to have been born in the United Kingdom began to be imported from overseas.

However, for Tamiya, who has been making wooden models since its inception, it was not an easy task to throw them away and hand out the development of expensive plastic models that are manufactured in completely different ways.

Mr. Yamamoto Still, we started to manufacture plastic models from the 1960s. In Japan, fans began to increase as new hobbies, and compared to wooden models made by shaving wood, plastic models manufactured using molds were still very elaborate in detail.

– I also received that sophistication. Tamiya has also begun selling “plastic models”.

Mr. Yamamoto I agree. We began to sell plastic assembly models such as warships and tanks, and at the same time we expanded our tools. At first, I released spray paint to paint the plastic model of the tank.

Mr. Yamamoto Spray is suitable for painting the whole with the same color, but since it is not possible to paint the details, the next step was to sell enamel-type paints that brushed in bottles. Since the beginning of the 80’s, water-soluble acrylic paints have also joined the group.

– Is the variation of color gradually increasing once?

Mr. Yamamoto That’s right. At first, the colors of military colors and racing cars for painting tanks were mostly. Where there is no perfect color, there is a “color mixing instruction”. For example, “If you mix XF-1 and XF-7 in a ratio of 2: 3, it will become pink.” Things like the formula of mathematics are in a row.

– It is hard to have to mix it by yourself.

Mr. Yamamoto The color often changes depending on the person, and there were many voices saying “I want a special color”, and toning the color “all this color” to match the timing to release the plastic model I came to offer.

– Is there anything involved in the development of the paint itself, such as blending?

Mr. Yamamoto Models are developed in-house, but tools and paints are made by specialized manufacturers. Of course, as “Tamiya specifications”, our development staff are also involved in making a model suitable for making plastic models and models. Even with a single paint, development takes time and effort.

– What is your hardship?

Mr. Yamamoto Color is very difficult. For example, even if you say, for example, “a fighter during World War II”, the new real thing of that time does not exist of course. Things in the museum are being restored, and even if there are photos from that time, they are monochrome, and I don’t know the exact color.

– Well, that’s true …. The idea did not go well. In such a case, how is it defined and reproduced?

Mr. Yamamoto We can only collect documents and materials and look for “Perhaps this color was not like this …”. For example, in Germany, etc., since the color standard of industrial products has been firmly from old times, things like color chips and color swatches remain well understood. Sometimes I refer to something like that.

– Well, that’s where the national character comes out.

Mr. Yamamoto That’s right. Another difficulty is that even if it reproduces the exact same color as the real thing, it is not necessarily the case if it is painted on a 1/72 scale model and it looks like the real thing.

– If it is 1/72 size, it also needs to be a figure pulled out from a very long distance.

Mr. Yamamoto That’s right, it’s also important to do toning based on “reality as a model”. There are other cases where special toning is performed. For example, there is a model of Mazda’s “Roadster” car. This car has a very complex painting, a silver layer on the primer, a red layer, a clear layer … and technology to control the reflection. I am It is deep because it is colored over many layers. Depending on how the light is hit, it looks different red. Therefore, we can not say the same thing as the real thing, but developed a spray paint called “Pure Metallic Red” that reproduced the atmosphere. If you are not satisfied with that, I think that it will become an even closer image if you can overpaint and polish “Clear” as an overcoat.

– Again, I feel the depth of toning and coloring.

Mr. Yamamoto Although it is not written in the manual, if it is combined with this, it will become this color? It is also one of the pleasures of plastic model production to image it.

– Such, Tamiya full of feelings for plastic models, began to be sold the line of “fake sweets” and “sweets decoration”, what was the opportunity?

Mr. Yamamoto This was an interesting thing, and before we proposed “How?”, The artists used plastic model paints, tools, etc., and used them for sweets decoration. We knew that later.

– In fact, I was also making a miniature dollhouse when I was in elementary school, and I often stole Tamiya paint from my father’s room ….

Mr. Yamamoto Oh really! (laughing). Some of our female staff also like sweets decoration. As I listened to ideas and experiences, I heard a lot of stories like that.

– Naming is good.

Mr. Yamamoto Thank you very much. You did not do difficult things, but you know that you are using it, and it is a place where you have started using devices that are easier to use. The acrylic paint “Desert Yellow” for painting tanks is “Milk tea” in the “Tamiya Decoration Series”.

– It’s the same color, but it’s a big difference (laughs).

Mr. Yamamoto Doesn’t it? What used to be an adhesive may be “It looks like a cream when used in sweets decoration”. Paint for expressing “snow” of diorama also becomes “sugar”. The paint used to “stain” the tanks will also make cookies and tarts look delicious. You can make various expressions just by changing your idea. There are many scissors, tweezers, etc. that are necessary for model work because they are accurate, accurate and stress-free. There are many other crafts that are compatible with model tools.

– Products that are exclusively for sweets have also gradually increased as they have become more sought after.

Mr. Yamamoto I think that it has become possible to provide more convenient products such as “I wanted such tools and materials!”.

– Because it is only this lineup, depending on the combination and ingenuity, it seems that you can discover as many ways of enjoying yourself as you like.

Mr. Yamamoto I agree. Every plastic model has an assembly manual, and there is a polite instruction such as “We will assemble No. 1, No. 2 …”. Of course, it is fun to make it that way, but the procedure or process is not the only correct answer. In the extreme, it is not necessary to paint. It is good if you can make the person create it, and it will be interesting if you think that it was fun. It means that we were able to provide a satisfying time.

– It’s all up to you.

Mr. Yamamoto And furthermore, let’s paint different colors, let’s change the form using plastic plates and putty … I think that it is the best taste of models and hobbies to increase the way you enjoy yourself with such ingenuity. At that time, if you have various tools, you can support the fun, I can boost.

Mr. Yamamoto I think that the children’s childhood experiences will last forever without being overwritten. Even if you fail, do not you want to offer the experience of “being done exactly as you imagined”, enjoying the process of making it? Tools and paints are really made with quality. From children to adults, I would like to make every effort to be able to be with such existence, “If the one with the Tamiya mark is attached, I can use it with confidence.”


Source in Japanese language: minne

Let’s ask how to enjoy Mini 4WD and how to make it live! – Tamiya’s interviews with event organizers

We interview the event organizers of all over Japan!
A mini 4WD event that is not an official tournament sponsored by Tamiya, which is held all over the country, “Kusada 4WD event” (in the way of grass baseball). Recently, various events have been frequently seen, from large-scale events to events specialized for the local community. [List of events other than Tamiya sponsorship] . From such a number of events, we will talk directly to the organizers of the events that interest you, and introduce you mini 4WD activities. It may be useful for those who are considering holding a mini 4WD event from now on?

The third bath four wheel drive, hina four wheel drive, 笹 four wheel drive …
We are thinking a lot of interesting ideas! “Saiin nugumi”
We interviewed the organizer of the Mini 4WD event and listen to the various things about the management, the third of the plan, in Kyoto, the course of the public bath “Asahiyu” in Saiin is paved the length and breadth of the bath of the mini 4WD. Race to “bath four wheel drive”, mini four wheel drive to honor the lady and the inner back (ladder) and decorate the hiland “Hina four wheel drive” etc … I can not forget once heard in the catchy naming, excellent impact We talked to “Seiin-gumi” who is hosting a mini 4WD event!

An original event logo with the letters “Bath 4WD” on the center. If it is said that the impact when you first see it on SNS!

ど う How was the Mini 4WD Team “Seijin Team” formed?

“Seiin’s” Seiin “is the name of the city of Ukyo-ku, Kyoto city. There was a pub called” Jamin “where mini 4WD lovers gather in Saiin, but in the shop” mini 4 J Jamin Cup “(Japan I was holding a mini 4 wheel drive event called “I’m playing a cup”. At the invitation of the members at that time, as a part of the event of the city’s music festival ” The Saiin festival “, it was decided to open a mini 4WD booth at Kasuga Shrine and formed a team. In fact, most of the members do not live in the Saiin … but because it was formed in the wake of the Saiin, it was named “Seiin’s Union”. After that, there was a change of members, and now members are centered on the people who gathered at the time of the first four wheelers. ”

A state of Hina 4 wheel drive. When I planned to “make it fun when I decorated the mini 4 wheel drive!”, Various “Hina 4 wheel drive” seemed to be gathered by volunteers. People gathered at that time are now at the center.

── You have events such as “Bath 4WD” and “Hina 4WD” that go beyond the scope of mini 4WD. How did you come up with these ideas?

“From the 4th in the public bath to the” bath 4th “, from the 3rd to the 4th” Hina 4th “, from the rhythm of the reggae to the 4th mini” 4th “. After deciding on the title of the event, I think it would be interesting to see what the event is … I think the Saiin-gumi group currently has 8 members, but there is no team representative. “Because I become a leader and plan an event, and other members support the planner with all my energy, so there may be a lot of withdrawal of ideas.”

“The main events of the Saiin-gumi group are” Bath 4WD “,” Rege 4WD “, and” New 4WD “to be newly planned this time, but the person in charge is different in every project. There is … but I always think about what I think would be interesting if realized. ”

── Each member plans as a leader, so many ideas are born. We are anxious about new event “笹 4 笹”!

“This year’s Tanabata,” Fourth Four-wheel drive “planned by members of the Saiin team on July 7 (Sun), prepare chopsticks and short strips and want to write and tie wishes (to Mr. Tamiya) Actually, it was planned to be held last year, but unfortunately it was canceled without being blessed with the weather, but this year’s venue is planned to be indoors, so it depends on the weather I think it can be held without any problems. ”

── Saiin Gumi holds events in various places such as public baths, shrines, cafes, etc. How is the venue secured?

“Basically, there are many opportunities to connect in a group of people. There is an offer from those who met at” The Saiin festival “that was the catalyst for team formation, and when we talked about hobbies, in fact each other’s minis The story gets excited in the 4th generation of cars … Then do it at home? Or become. Where do you actually put the course? What will you do with pit space and power? How do you advertise? … etc. If you meet each other by the meeting day, you will be able to ease the management of the day if you meet each other many times, and it will be possible to cope with it smoothly even if any trouble occurs if it is a pattern while trusting each other. ”

“Of course we have customers who take part in the event enjoy it, but if you are exhibiting at a shop lent to the venue or at a festival etc., the event organizer, and an event where all of our members can smile” We aim to

西 Mr. Saiin-gumi holds various events, how do you decide the race method and rules?

“I can not say in general because the age group and the number of participants are different for each event, but events with a large number of participants, such as the Bath 4WD, have tournament-style races. I am allowed to play freely in free practice, do time attacks according to the mood of the children, hold simple races, etc., and change according to the scene. You will be glad to see them. ”

Course scenery of bath four wheel drive
“There are 40 open, 40 junior juniors, and their accompanying parents, who will be close to 100.”

“We will always have a racer’s meeting at the beginning of the event and will firmly explain the precautions and prohibitions.”
Since the venue may be in a residential area, it is essential to cooperate with the manners of the participants so as not to bother the neighbors.

“The regulation of the tournament basically conforms to the official Mini 4WD official competition rules , but in consideration of the junior pocket money, even the battery only 100 yen shop or the like is OK. In the event with many participants Because there are scenes where beginners and advanced players run together, the course layout is designed with the course layout in mind so that you can enjoy it regardless of your level. ”

Course layout of mini 4 wheel drive experience society held in the children’s center
“We are devising to be the position where obstacles such as slopes and banks are clearly visible from the start line.

One piece of “Regae 4WD” doing mini 4WD while playing Noga

State of exhibit at a junior event
“The atmosphere of the event also changes according to the age group participating in the event.”

── Saiin-gumi’s event logos and posters are very cool. Are members doing design etc?

“All members are designing and producing event logos and posters. Since I am a sign shop, I also make posters for events and stickers from the Saiin group with this technology. There are also things that can spread. ”

Event logo of original design Hina 4WD (upper). Reggae 4WD (Lower) “We make logos and send them together because it’s difficult to communicate with text alone. If you think it’s like this, you’ll be interested, so good readable logos, titles and photos that you can see at a glance are good. is not it.”

“In addition to the shops that handle mini-shikakeri, posters are attached to facilities where there is an event site and places where you can cooperate with the area. A poster was posted on Ms.’s main station, as those who look for information on the Mini 4WD from SNS are already playing with Mini 4WD, so it is quite effective as an approach to the other layer I think.”

By making announcements at facilities that the general public visits, approach the event to a group who does not know the Mini 4WD

“In addition, when you post events of the Saiin team on the Tamiya site, or send information via SNS, you can create a dedicated hashtag such as “ # Bath 4』” or ” # な 4』 “to share topics I’m putting it on. ”

The Tamiya site has a function that can post events hosted by shops and groups .
“We will post events of the Saiin-gumi group and check the posted events to see if they will be covered by other organizer’s events.”

“There are few permanent courses in Kyoto, so there is not a place where people who started Mini 4WD can easily run. If the number of teams holding Mini 4WD events in Kyoto increases, Mini 4WD becomes more interesting If you would like to hold a mini 4WD event in Kyoto but don’t know what to do, please contact saiingumi (at mark) gmail.com If you are new to Saiin-gumi, there are some parts that you are not familiar with, We can share the know-how we have experienced so far!

あ り が と う Thank you for the interesting story from the story of the event concept to the idea of ​​disseminating information!

You can check out the activities of the senior executive Saiin-gumi who can organize events that are not confined to the framework of the Mini 4WD and that can be realized by searching with the Twitter hashtag ” # Saiin-gumi “. In addition, you can look back on the past events if you search for the event-specific hashtags ” # bath four wheel drive ” or ” # hina four wheel drive ” etc. Great attention is also given to “ # 笹 4 駆 ” which will be held in July !

Event Organizer Interviews: Back Number
The 1st Mini 4×4 Community Contribution! “Muchu mini 4 wheel club”

About a year ago, I found an announcement of a mini 4WD event on Twitter. The Twitter account name is “muchu Mini 4WD.” When I read the contents of the notice carefully, it seems that there is a mini 4WD course at the printing company’s office in Saga Prefecture, which is released once a month. Why is there a mini 4WD course at a printing company? ? And the editorial department is also curious. The first time to commemorate, I asked the story of “muchu Mini 4WD”!
Read the continuation of the first interview

Event Organizer Interviews: Back Number
2nd Official Local Winner from Local! “Hi-Five Hokkaido”

Interview with the organizer of the Mini 4WD event and planning to ask them about their management, The second is “Hi-Five Hokkaido” who is hosting the mini 4WD race once a month in Hokkaido I tried to hear the story!
Read more about the second interview

Tamiya Hobby World 2019 limited Mini 4WD event sale items

A variety of Tamiya products such as mini-shikakeri, work kits, fun trains, original goods perfect for souvenirs, outlet products at special prices, and featured products limited to the event hall are also available. It is

Outlet product
We sell outlet molded product sets of scale models, such as sports cars and military miniatures. It is a bargain product that parts including parts except decal etc. are complete. We also sell outlet products for completed RC (radio control) cars. In addition to the pre-painted body and the completed car body, the transmitter and the battery etc. are a full set of things necessary for traveling, so you can enjoy traveling immediately if you take them out of the bag and charge the battery.

Items for Event Venues
● DCR-01 (Decross 01) Clear Blue Special (MA chassis) 1,296 yen (tax included)
· Clear blue body
· Super light gray made of ABS MA chassis
· Deep blue plated small diameter low height tire Y spoke wheel
· “PDC DESIGNWORKS / SUPER HARD’s white print small diameter super hard low height tires (Black)

● Avante Jr. Black Special 1,080 yen (tax included)
Released in 1989, Reproduced items that are currently being discontinued as event venue limited products .
· Smoked ABS body
· Black ABS type 2 chassis
· Fluorescent pink large diameter wheel

· Mini 4 wheel Koala pastel special (VS chassis) 1,296 yen (tax included)
· Light green body and pink VS chassis are pastel colors ABS-based
tires made of clear small-diameter low-height tires (soft)
and beige koala figures are assembled and painted.

● Mini 4WD basic box cabinet (with 1 box) 820 yen (tax included)
Mini 4WD Is a cardboard cabinet that can hold up to three. One basic box is attached.

● Full cowl Mini 4WD 25th Anniversary Blue Tire & Green Plated Wheel 388 yen (tax included)
● Full Cowl Mini 4WD 25th Anniversary Red Tire & Gold Plated Wheel 388 yen (tax included)
A set of tires and wheels commemorating the 25th anniversary of the full cowl mini 4WD.
· Small size low height tire (hard) with white print of “FULLY COWLED MINI 4WD 25th ANNIV.”
· Spiral spoke wheel for small diameter low height tire with plating · Hard to
bounce and hard to slow down at corners Hard type

※ The above items are Tamiya It is a product sold only at the event.

There are a limited number of outlet products and limited products. Please pardon when sold out. In addition, with regard to popular products, we will restrict the purchase quantity of one person. In addition, please understand that the contents etc. may be changed as for the sales product which has been guided.

Tamiya 58669 1/10 RC M-08 CONCEPT Chassis Kit manual correction

There are some corrections in the illustration of the product that was released in June 2019.
Please refer to the following as you apologize.

About the correction point
There was an error in the description of the assembly explanation drawing.

● Assembly instructions As shown on page 18 “[34] Installation of the front bulkhead”, it is an instruction to attach B15 parts, but when assembling with a short wheel base, do not use B15 parts.

Please refer to the following diagram.

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54916 T3-01 A Parts Red
54917 T3-01 C Parts White
54918 T3-01 C Parts Red
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