Monthly Archives: August 2020

Tamiya 60791 1/72 Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II

This model kit faithfully recreates the bleeding edge airframe of the F-35B Lightning II. The F-35 Lightning II is a state-of-the-art multirole stealth fighter developed by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. military and selected allies. The fighter has three variants: the multi-role fighter F-35A, the short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B, and the carrier-capable F-35C. This 1/72 scale model was manufactured by Italeri in 2019 and now joins the Tamiya 1/72 scale War Bird Series with the addition of Tamiya materials and parts.

• 1/72 scale plastic model assembly kit.
• New packaging and instruction manual designed by Tamiya, plus a brand-new Tamiya figure
and decals for markings and panel lines.
• Markings are included to depict a choice of two F-35Bs at the U.S. base in Iwakuni, Japan.
• Parts are included to recreate ordnance such as AIM-120 air-to-air missiles, plus a missile troley.
• Choose between open and closed canopy parts.
• Aircraft and ordnance parts are a product of Italeri.

New Mini 4WD Tamiya 95598 NEO VQZ Advanced Pack & official photos and details of Tamiya 18095 Honda e (both on VZ chassis)

95598 Tamiya NEO VQZ Advanced Pack

18095 Tamiya Honda e (VZ chassis)

Length: 158mm The photo shows the product assembled and partially painted. Scheduled to be released in November 2020

Modern and cute electric car is mini 4WD
Honda e is a mini 4WD, a compact EV (electric car) of Honda, which debuted in August 2020, with mass production type unveiled in 2019 It was In addition to realistically modeling the rounded, 5-door hatchback style with plenty of love, the lively and bright body color is also based on the image of the actual vehicle coloring called Charge Yellow. The headlights, rear lamps, and black sticker that create a cute look are also included in the set to add a metallic touch to the display model. In addition, the chassis uses a lightweight, compact, and short wheelbase VZ. The dish type wheels are equipped with small diameter low-height tires in a black color that is full of real vehicle feel. It’s a machine that will definitely get you hooked on how you can easily run through the course.

VZ chassis pursuing strength and expandability
The VZ chassis is a compact and lightweight VS wheel chassis with a short wheelbase, which is also popular in racing and has further refined its performance. While maintaining the excellent features of the VS chassis such as small turning performance and high maintainability, the strength of the bumper, rear stay base, propeller shaft bearing, etc. has been improved. The point is also a moderate “bend” that absorbs shock. In addition to the rear roller stay, the front bumper can also be split. The degree of freedom in setting is also greatly improved. The shaft bearing uses a 620 plastic bearing made of POM resin that has low frictional resistance. A parts such as the chassis body and gear cover are made of ABS resin, and the gear ratio is set to 3.5:1.

Basic specifications
●Completed length 158mm, width 98mm, height 53mm ●Motor included ●Can be assembled without adhesive and with screws

Required separately
●2 AA batteries

What is Honda e
Honda e is Honda’s compact EV (electric vehicle) that was developed with the aim of creating an environment-friendly car that has a small body and is easy to use in urban areas. Various cameras and sensors are placed on the black part of the front mask and rear panel, and the steps are reduced to remove the decoration, pursuing a thoroughly simple design. In addition, the cockpit uses a novel instrument panel with five monitors aligned in a straight line, allowing various operations with a smartphone. It also has a voice assist function. The drive system is an RR that drives the rear wheels with a powerful motor located at the rear, and the suspension is a strut-type four-wheel independent, providing plenty of driving pleasure. The cruising range is more than 200km on a single charge, which makes the car suitable for the new era EV that Honda has created.

Building a Mystery (Machine) – Customizing the Tamiya Lunch Box 2005

After having so much fun, while building the latest Tamic Comical Models, a long time project was waiting to be completed.

One of the most iconic Tamiya cars ever. The Tamiya Lunch Box. Everyone loves it, and it´s still one of the most popular Vintage Tamiya RC Cars. The LB is also an absolutely perfect base for customizing projects. Years ago, we had the idea to build a replica of the famous “Mystery Machine”, well known from the classic “Scooby Doo” TV show.

For this project, we´ve collected some parts for quite some time.
Here is a list of parts, we used on this car:

  • 84343 Chassis Red Style CW-01
  • 84345 CW-01 D-Parts Under Guard Set Red
  • 84347 CW-01 C.V.A. Short Shock Unit Set II White Style
  • 53068 RS-540 Sport Tuned Motor – Black
  • 19335442 Midnight Pumpkin Metallic – Chrome wheels
  • Full Ball Bearing Set for Grasshopper/ Hornet/Lunch Box
  • Custom Made Mystery Machine Decals
  • R31 House Formula Kart Slick Tire

Tamiya TS-41 Coral Blue matches the orginal “Mystery Machine” Decal perfectly.

All in all, the Lunch Box came out great, and it´s now one of our all time favourites.

Upcoming Tamiya 47451 Volkswagen Scirocco GT (TT-01-E)

Tamiya Limited Edition 47451 1/10 R/C Volkswagen Scirocco GT (TT-01 Type-E)
This Scirocco GT body was previously painted up in a minimalistic black colour scheme for an Expert Built model (Item 57883), but is now made available in a kit, too! This version features an unpainted polycarbonate body so colour choice is down to you !

About the Model
• This is a 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 443mm, width: 188mm. Wheelbase: 257mm.
• The stylish three-door Volkswagen Scirocco GT coupe is expertly captured in polycarbonate, with separately moulded components for rear wing and side mirrors.
• Stickers are included to recreate markings, with masking stickers to help during the paint job.
• Plated spoke design wheels are paired with racing slick tires.
• The TT-01 Type-E chassis features shaft-driven 4WD for easy handling, and great customizability.
• A wide range of Hop-Up Option parts is available to tune the chassis.
• Includes ESC TBLE-02S & Torque Tuned Motor

Tamiya Mini 4WD Blast Arrow Fighter Special

Tamiya Mini 4WD PRO Series A special edition with the original stickers in the Fighters color is now available on the Blast Arrow.

Completed length: 156mm, Width: 97mm With
Double shaft motor
Assembled type with no adhesive required
Material: ABS resin
Release date: August 18, 2020
* Batteries are not included. Please prepare 2 AA batteries separately

Source and shop: Fighters official online store