Monthly Archives: August 2019
High resolution photos of Tamiya 42345 TRF420 chassis kit and some more upcoming RC, static & Mini 4WD releases
47427 1/10 XB Tyrrell P34 1976 JapneseGP (RC Mechanic Lessness-Type)
57916 1/10 XB Toyota GR Supra (TT02 Chassis) Red)
42339 TRF RC Tool Bag
42340 TRF RC Car Bag
14135 1/12 Yamaha XV1600 Roadstar Custom
14137 1/12 Street Rider Figure
24351 1/24 Toyota GR Supra
32413 1/35 German Armored Railcar P204(f)
32597 1/48 German Tank Panther Ausf. D
35161 1/35 U.S.Self-Proprlled AA Gun M-42 Duster w/Figure x3
35368 1/35 JGSDF Light Armored Vehicle (LAV)
35369 1/35 German Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) Ausf. E/F
36213 1/16 US M551 Sheridan (Display Only)
95126 Cyclone Magnum Memorial (Super TZ-X Chassis) Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniv.
95127 Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniv. Super TZ-X Reinforced Chassis Set (Black)
95517 Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC (MA Chassis)
95533 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid 2019 (MA Chassis) (Polycarbonate Body)
Tamiya 42345 TRF420 chassis kit
・ The latest model of TRF chassis, a pure racer that uses a 2-belt 4WD drive system in a carbon double deck frame.
・ Full model change for the first time in 5 years with almost all parts newly designed.
・ A newly designed arm and upright for the suspension. The suspension mount uses a plastic bushing for the suspension shaft mounting part, and five patterns can be selected for the vehicle width and roll center by changing the bushing.
・ By changing the components of the new steering bridge, the steering characteristics can be set according to the course conditions.
・ The drive system uses a 37T gear differential that achieves weight reduction while maintaining the differential oil capacity.
・ The new double cardan universal shaft stabilizes the behavior at the corners and dramatically increases the speed.
・ By adopting an eccentric body mount, it is possible to select two standard body mounting positions that are 2mm closer to the standard.
・ Tamiya Grand Prix highest peak “TRF Championship (tentative name)” class that competes in the world championship finals. 2020 will be held in touring cars for the first time in 3 years!
・ Please see the hobby show venue for product details.
First pictures of upcoming Tamiya 58675 CC-02 Mercedes G500 and 42345 TRF420 chassis kit
New addition to the legendary Tamiya Racing Factory series – TAMIYA 42345 TRF420 CHASSIS KIT
Video preview of new Tamiya kits including the 1/48 P 38 Lightning and 1/16 remote controlled M551 Sheridan
Source: Andy’s Hobby Headquarters
Tamiya 1/48 F-14A Tomcat Modeling Laboratory Book
Publisher: Dai Nihon Kaiga
Author: Model Graphix
Release Date: Late September in Japan
– Tamiya 1/48 scale F-14A Tomcat is one of the most popular injection plastic kits released in recent years, but it is also a kit that many modelers that have been purchased cannot start production.
– This is a book that the editorial department of the model information magazine [Monthly Model Graphics] introduces production in a How to format, using many photos during production.
– 96 pages, full colour
Matteo’s Tamiya Lancia 037 on an Alpine Rally video
Back To The Future – The Tamiya Comical Grasshopper
We, the TamiyaBlog Team, love the Tamiya Fun Cars. And so also the genius Comical models. What a wonderful idea to revive the famous RC classics of the 80s with the Comical models. This year, after the Grasshopper and Hornet, with the Tamiya Comical Frog already the third model from this series will appear. We all like them, but our favorite is clearly the Grasshopper. These models are great fun “out of the box”, with nice oil filled CVA shocks as standard which we appreciate a lot, but are actually predestined for customizing. And Tamiya helps with a large number of optical as well as technical Hop Up Parts. When the yellow / green L / N and M parts were announced, we had the idea for our little silver / green comical rocket. The WR-02 chassis, further developed for the Comical models, is now called WR-02CB and is a real pleasure to build. We particularly liked the slightly wider wishbones, which give the chassis in connection with the great new wheels and tires a fantastic roadholding for this kind of models. But we pimped our little funny Grasshopper even further technically.
Here is a small list of the used genuine Tamiya parts:
47407 L/N Parts Yellow Parts
47408 M Parts Bumper Yellow Green
47416 WR02CB S-Parts Spokes (Green Plated)
47411 WR02CB T-Parts Wheel Rims (Chrome Plated)
54867 One Piece Aluminium Skid Guard
54865 Ribbed Front Bubble Tires Soft
54866 Round Block RR Bubble Tires Soft
54587 Aluminium Servo Stay
54695 Stainless Steel Suspension Shaft Aluminium Support Bridge
53847 TA05 46mm Assembly Universal Shaft
54817 Aluminium Motor Guard for WR-02 and GF-01
54473 Aluminium Wheelie Roller Set for WR-02
54670 Aluminium Oil Damper
53974 TRF 501X Front Spring Set
51000 High Torque Servo Saver (Black)
54358 RS-540 Torque Tuned Motor
54579 1150 Bearing
As this car will probably participate in Fun Races, we´ve installed a Torque Tuned motor in combination with 20T pinion for this little bit of “extra power”. We love this litte pocket racer. It turned out amazing. Using the wide range of Tamiya special coloured chassis parts and wheels, you can individualize your WR-02CB perfectly as you want. So colourful starting grids in fun races are guaranted.
Now we will wait for our next FUN project to arrive. The Tamiya SW-01 Mini Lunch Box.
Stay Tuned !!
First images of Start with Tamiya TT-02 Chassis Radio Control Skill UP book
From the good assembling method to the know-how to set and tuning, it is approaching the charm of the popular machine of the whole book.
The fans who want to start the radio control from now on, of course, are confident in the expert as well.
Off-Road RC Icon Goes Trailing! Tamiya RC Monster Beetle Trail GF-01TR video review by RC Driver
Tamiya continues to develop new and fun RC variants of its existing chassis’. A new addition to their vast RC line-up is the Tamiya RC Monster Beetle Trail GF-01TR. This fun looking RC is already easily recognizable with its iconic Monster Beetle body, just now in 1/14 scale. Under the body is the GF-01 chassis, which is known for wheelies, but the drivetrain has been altered with the addition of portal axle hubs both front and rear. This gives the truck a little more ground clearance while gearing it down. Tamiya includes a Torque Tuned motor and ESC with this fill build kit too. In this video, we highlight what sets the kit apart from others in the Tamiya selection for Tamiya fans and of course show you it in action as well.
Soure: RC Driver YouTube channel