Monthly Archives: September 2019

First photos and description of Tamiya 56361 1/14 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3348 6×4 Tipper Red/Silver Edition

This is a special edition of the R/C Mercedes Benz Arocs tipper truck kit (Item 56357), the stylish 3-axle truck with movable bed and distinctive bucket tooth grille. It is a great option for R/C enthusiasts without the time or confidence to apply a paint job to their creation, as parts come pre-painted in TS-8 Italian red (cab) and TS-17 Gloss aluminum (rear bed), and given a urethane clear coating for a beautiful, lasting finish.

• 1/14 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 576mm, Width: 190mm, height: 267mm.
• The Arocs 3348 form is recreated by an injection molded body, with separate side mirrors and visor, etc.
• Cab parts are molded in red PS (polystyrene) and pre-painted in Italian red (TS-8), while bed parts are molded in gray ABS and pre-painted in Gloss aluminum (TS-17). All parts have a urethane top coat.
• The 3-axle chassis has a tough ladder frame with aluminum side channels and resin cross members.
• Truck bed section is comprised of metal subframe and resin panel sections for durability.
• Compatible with Electric Actuator Set (Item 56545) for realistic truck bed motion.
• TR mighty-tuned motor (35T) provides twin rear axles with ample power to carry loads in the bed.
• Rear tires, rear fenders and taillights have dedicated tipper truck model designs.
• 3-speed transmission can be controlled via a separately sold 4ch R/C transmitter. Item #7255252
• Metal leaf spring dampers with built-in coil springs provide durable suspension.
• Compatible with MFC-03 (Item 56523) (or MFC-01, Item 56511) for realistic lights and sounds.
• Requires: 4-channle radio (Item #7255252), and 7.2volt battery and compatible charger.

Tamiya RC Asia Cup 2019: Top Notch Racing!


Superlative RC Racing in Singapore
There was plenty of wheel-to-wheel racing action to be seen in the Tamiya R/C Asia Cup 2019, which was held from September 6-8. Organized by Tamiya official agent Stargek Private Limited, the meet took place in the Urban Play Space at Fortune Center in Singapore. Seventy-seven top R/C drivers from nine countries and areas across Asia (Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Lebanon and Macau) competed in Jr. Touring, Super Stock, M-Chassis, 4WD GT, Racing Truck and TRF classes, and with the winners of the M-Chassis, Super Stock and 4WD GT classes in line for a ticket to Japan and the Tamiya R/C World Championships, the competition was fierce indeed!

Mini 4WD Hyper Dash ​​Grand Prix Game Introduction Promotional Movie



■ What is “Mini 4WD Super Speed ​​Grand Prix”?
Full supervision of TAMIYA / Korokoro Aniki! Our mini 4WD is back! Mini 4WD game app will be distributed at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment! “To all adults who were“ small racers ”-run now! 』Make your own machine using the numerous famous machines and parts that are reproduced in the smartphone app! You can enjoy mini 4WD games anytime, anywhere in a variety of modes such as “Mini 4 World” where you can compete with the characters that appeared in the comics with the machine you created, and “Mini 4WD with everyone” where you can easily enjoy racing with friends all over the country!

[Official website] https://mini4wd-app.bn-ent.net/
[Official Twitter] https://twitter.com/mini4wd_app
[Title Information] Title: Mini 4WD Super Speed ​​Grand Prix Genre: Super Speed ​​Custom Racing Price: Free Download / Some Item Billing Delivery Date: Undecided Delivery Platform (planned): App Store, Google Play * Some models are not supported.

====== About “Mini 4WD” The “Mini 4WD” developed and sold by Tamiya Co., Ltd. is a racing hobby with a total length of about 15mm, which incorporates two AA batteries and one motor. . Powerful driving by four-wheel drive, depth of remodeling using optional parts called “ grade-up parts ”, and fun to compete with friends on a dedicated circuit became popular, and in the late 80s and late 90s it was a social phenomenon Developed into a boom. From the birth of the first series to the present, the total sales have exceeded more than 180 million units. In Japan, the popularity is reigniting mainly in the 20s and 30s who enjoyed mini 4WD in elementary school and junior high school in the 1980s and 90s and parents and children, and the popularity is also increasing overseas mainly in Asia. .
(C) Shogakukan (C) ShoPro (C) TAMIYA (C) BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Registered trademark of Tamiya.
Source: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc

Tamiya Championship Series 2019 Finals Video


The 2019 TCS Finals were held at the HobbyTown HobbyPlex in Omaha, Nebraska.

Drivers from around the country converged to fight for the 2019 Title in 7 different classes: F1, Pro Spec, Novice, Euro Truck, Mini, GT1 and GT2, with the latter 3 being trip-winning classes to Japan.

This was a 3 day event; Friday was practice, Saturday saw 3 rounds of qualifying and Sunday having 1 round of qualifying and the main events.

After a great weekend, the following drivers were crowned victorious:

Charlie Lydon Jr.
2019 TCS GT Spec Novice National Champion

Daniel Ho
2019 TCS Formula 1 National Champion

Kevin Lesac
2019 TCS Euro Truck National Champion

Jonah Gallant
2019 TCS GT Pro Spec National Champion

Manny Flores
2019 TCS Mini National Champion – Trip Winner

Vue Vang
2019 TCS GT2 National Champion – Trip Winner

Nathan Weir
2019 TCS GT1 National Champion – Trip Winner

Congrats to all the winners and good luck to those representing Tamiya America at the TCS Worlds in Japan!

Source: Tamiya USA

Tamiya 95533 Mini 4WD Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 HYBRID 2019 MA Chassis & venue limited / pre-sale items @ 59th All Japan Model Hobby Show 2019


Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 HYBRID 2019 (MA Chassis) (Polycarbonate Body)
This is a mini 4WD of Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 HYBRID that won the traditional 24-hour race held in June every year in 2018 and 2019 and won the series championship of the World Endurance Championship. Realistic modeling of aerodynamic style. Marking is prepared with a sticker and finished on both No. 7 and No. 8 cars. The chassis adopts MA with excellent driving efficiency.

Hobby Show Tamiya Booth Sales Corner
Tamiya booth sales corner has a lot of attractive products. Please come and visit us.
There is a limited number of goods. When sold, please forgive me. Also With regard to popular products, we will limit the per person of your purchase quantity. In addition, products that you have guided the content, etc. Please note that it is subject to change. The price shown is tax included (8%).

Event venue limited products

■ 1/48 Lockheed P-38F / G Lightning (white box) (4,320 yen)
■ 1/35 JGSDF Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) (white box) (3,024 yen)
■ 1/35 American anti-aircraft self-propelled artillery M42 duster (3 with body doll) (white box) (2,808 yen)
■1/35 Deutsche Bahn armored P204 (F) (white box) (¥ 3,564)

and ※ white box (Shirobako) is ?
This is a prototype model kit that will be produced in a limited production prior to the product launch. The outer box and assembly drawings are printed in simple form, and the color and shape of the parts may differ from the product version.

Venue pre-sale

* Also available at the Waterline booth.
■ 1/700 Malay Offshore Battle Set (with commentary booklet) (12,744 yen)

A set that can arrange the participating ships and aircraft on 1/700 scale on December 10, 1941, known as the first naval battle in history, where the main battleship in operation was sunk only by aircraft attack Re-appearance.
In addition, a new booklet (8 pages in total) that explains in detail the Battle of Malay offshore is a new set. A well-preserved version of the document that also contains text that spells out the history of the battle by Mr. Noboru Kobayashi, known for “ Japan Plastic Model 60 Year History ”, photos of the time, organization chart and attack chart of the attack squad is.

《Set Contents》
・ Royal Navy Battleship Prince of Wales Battle of Murray Offshore (with 4 sets of land attack and 3 types of 96th land attack) × 1
・ Royal Navy cruiser battleship Repulse × 1
・ Royal Navy destroyer E class × 2
・ Australian Navy Destroyer Vampire × 1
《Service Item》
・ Ninety-six Type Land Attack × 6
・ One-Type Land Attack × 6
・ Exhibition Wire 30 cm × 10
・ Murray Offshore Battle Description Booklet 8 pages × 1
* Package with convenient handle It is set. * Since the 1/700 Prince of Wales Battle of Murray Offshore Kit includes 4 sets of land attack and 3 types of 96 attack aircraft from the beginning, this set includes a total of 19 land attack aircraft Comes with.

New Tamiya releases to be displayed at the 59th All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2019


Static Model Products
◇ 1/48 Lockheed® P-38®F/G Lightning®
◇ 1/24 TOYOTA GR Supra
◇ 1/12 Porsche 934 Jägermeister (w/Photo-Etched Parts)
◇ 1/12 Yamaha XV1600 Road Star Custom
◇ 1/12 Street Rider
◇ 1/16 U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan (Display Model)
◇ 1/35 German Light Tank Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) Ausf.E/F
◇ 1/48 German Tank Panther Ausf.D
◇ 1/35 U.S. Self-Propelled A.A. Gun M42 Duster (w/3 Figures)
◇ 1/35 Japan Ground Self Defense Force Light Armored Vehicle
◇ 1/35 German Armored Railway Vehicle P204(f)

Mini 4WD & For Kids
◇ TOYOTA GR Supra (MA Chassis)
◇ Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC (MA Chassis)
◇ Cyclone Magnum Memorial (Super TZ-X Chassis) Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniversary
◇ TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TS050 HYBRID 2019 (MA Chassis) (Polycarbonate Body)
◇ Super TZ-X Reinforced Chassis (Black) Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniv.
◇ Mini 4WD Oval Home Circuit (Two-Level Lane Change) plus DCR-01 & DCR-02
◇ Low-Friction Plastic Bearing Set
◇ 19mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (6 Spokes) w/Plastic Rings (Red)
◇ Hi-Mount Tube Stabilizer Set (Clear Violet)
◇ Aluminum Spacer Set (12/6.7/6/3/1.5mm, 2pcs. each) (Purple)
◇ Large Dia. Stabilizer Head Set (11mm, 15mm) (Purple)
◇ Large Dia. Stabilizer Head Set (17mm) (Purple)
◇ Japan Cup Junior Circuit Curve Section Set (Black, 4pcs.)
◇ Chain-Program Robot (Blue & Yellow)
◇ Slide Adapter (for Universal Plate)

R/C Products
◇ 1/10 R/C TRF420 Chassis Kit
◇ 1/10 R/C Mercedes-Benz G 500 (CC-02)
◇ 1/10 R/C TOYOTA GR Supra (TT-02)
◇ 1/10 XB Toyota GR Supra (TT-02) Red
◇ 1/24 Lunch Box Mini (Assembled) (SW-01)
◇ 1/10 XB TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TS050 HYBRID (F103GT)
◇ 1/10 XB Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler 1976 Japan GP (without R/C System)
◇ TRF420 Carbon Upper Deck (1.75mm Thick)
◇ TRF420 Aluminum Lower Deck
◇ TRF420 Suspension Arm Bushing A-C (2pcs.) (Tentative)
◇ TRF420 Carbon Upper Deck
◇ TRF420 Carbon Lower Deck
◇ TRF420 Wheel Axles (2pcs.)
◇ TRF420 3x43mm Suspension Shafts (4pcs.)
◇ TRF420 3x25mm & 3x22mm Suspension Shafts (2pcs. each)
◇ TRF420 C Parts (Front Uprights)
◇ TRF420 D Parts (Suspension Arms)
◇ TRF420 E Parts (Rear Uprights)
◇ TRF420 F Parts (4° Hub Carriers)
◇ TRF420 Front Direct Pulley (37T)
◇ TRF420 Differential Pulley & Case (37T)
◇ TRF420 B Parts (Bumper)
◇ TRF420 K Parts (Bearing Holders)
◇ TRF420 Rear Belt (62T)
◇ CC-02 Full Ball Bearing Set
◇ TB-05 Aluminum Spur Gear Holder
◇ TB-05 One-Piece Motor Plate
◇ TB-05 Aluminum Rear Damper Stay Mount
◇ TB-05 Adjustable Ackerman Set
◇ TRF419 Suspension Upgrade Set
◇ GF-01 Full Ball Bearing Set
◇ Top-Force Carbon Chassis Conversion Set
◇ Touring Car Carrying Case (Hard)
◇ R/C Tool Bag
◇ R/C Car Bag

Tools & Paints
◇ Modeling Template (Rounded Rectangles, 1-6mm)
◇ Modeler’s Side Cutter α (Orange)
◇ Mini 4WD Curved Scissors (for Polycarbonate Bodies)
◇ LP-70 Gloss aluminum
◇ LP-71 Champagne gold
◇ LP-72 Mica silver
◇ Acrylic Mini XF-91 IJN gray (Yokosuka Arsenal)

Please note that this is a tentative list, and the actual items on display – as well as their official names – may change without notice.

Correction of Tamiya 84436 M-07R Chassis Kit Assembly Manual

Tamiya 84436 M-07R Chassis Kit


Some corrections have been made to the illustrations of the following products that were released in March 2019.
Please refer to the following as soon as we apologize.

About corrections
There was an error in the part number guidance for the following parts in the assembly instructions.
● ITEM 84436 M-07R Chassis kit (3/19 shipped)

● Assembly explanation page 31 “Customer parts list”

MD8 5.0 × 7.0 × 7.5㎜ spacer 
error – Part number 53159

Correct – Part number Not handled

MD16 Battery holder 
error – Part number 51537

Correct – Part number Not handled

M-07R correction diagram (PDF)
(Updated September 6, 2019)