Monthly Archives: December 2020

Details and photos of Tamiya Catalog 2021 scale model version 64430 Japanese / 64431 English

Among Tamiya’s abundant lineup, the catalog 2021 (scale model version), which includes a wide range of completed models, mini 4WD, fun work series, and make-up materials, especially scale models, will be published this year as well. The 9-split cover has a layout of tools in addition to the scale model and Mini 4WD’s attention items. Featured models such as 1/12 Honda CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP, 1/24 McLaren Senna, 1/35 German Panzer IV F type are introduced in large format photos. In addition, the pages of 1/16, 1/35, 1/25 RC tanks and 1/14 RC trailer trucks, which are full of scale, are also spectacular. In addition, we have posted a compatibility table of the top works of the Pachi Contest 80 and paint products. Choosing the next model while looking at the catalog is a blissful time unique to model fans. It’s a book full of charm that you can’t stop feeling excited just by looking at it. Size 26 x 25.5 cm, 97 pages in total.

Winning works of the Tamiya Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 Concours d’Elegance ONLINE

Introducing the award-winning works of the Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE”!
“Concours d’Elegance ONLINE”, which was held online from August 2020 to compete for ideas for dressing up Mini 4WD. Introducing all 12 works that won the “NEW ERA Award” in 4 periods, JC2020 Condele 1-3, additional EX, and other award-winning works at once. From real-life live-action machines to machines full of interesting ideas, please have a look at the many powerful works that involuntarily groan “So Kita!”!

Created to conquer – The Tamiya VQS (2020)

Besides the Tamiya Avante, probably the most beautiful and most famous Tamiya 4WD buggy of the 80s, there were also three other buggies in this series of cars. We all know the Egress, as it was the last “expansion stage” of the Avante before the scepter was handed over to the “Top Force Evolution”.
The two “entry-level models” in the competition, the “Vanquish” and the “Avante 2001”, were somewhat in the shadows.
Both models were technically almost identical and should be suitable for entry into the rc racing competition.
The use of a plastic tub chassis kept costs down. The “Vanquish” in particular was able to shine visually.
And this one has now been reissued as “VQS”. Naming rights have probably forced Tamiya to change the name to “VQS”.
Nonetheless, one of the most beautiful Tamiya buggies of the late 80s era. This buggy combines a beautiful classic color scheme with a very modern futuristic styled body, as well as, given the Hotshot and Thundershot series of vehicles, much more modern technology.
The “new” VQS kit comes with a pre-painted body, which allows the inexperienced model maker in particular to complete the model much faster.
We are particularly pleased about the improvements Tamiya gave the “VQS”. CVD’s front and rear, as well as the aluminum milled steering knuckles at the front were taken over from the Avante and Egress. In addition, the buggy is practically completely equipped with ball-bearings. Only 6 small ball bearings still need to be added.
Tamiya also has made a very nice bonus for the “VQS”. The “VQS Hi Cap Damper Set 47455”. We all know and love these dampers from the 80s. Also suitable for many other cars of that time. We have also equipped our “VQS” with the new Hi Caps. Visually and technically a real pleasure.
Overall, we went the classic way with our example. A Tamiya Super Stock BZ brushed motor and the Tamiya Hi Torque Servo Saver complete the car.
As with every Tamiya car, building it was a real treat. And the builder is rewarded with a beautiful model after completion.
We at TamiyaBlog are very happy about this iconic re-release. A real beauty, the new Tamiya “VQS” (2020)

Many thanks to Dickie Tamiya and Tamico for providing us with the Tamiya “VQS” kit.

Tamiya RC LIVE December 13 – Christmas Special! Tamiya RC 2021 New Product Introduction and Christmas Special Talk Show

December 2020 Introduction of new products and introduction of Tamiya Grand Prix East Japan Tournament
・ Introduction of new products in December 2020
・ We deliver the state of the Tamiya Grand Prix East Japan Tournament held in November.

Christmas Special !! 2021 New Product Introduction and Christmas Special Talk Show
・ We deliver new product information scheduled to be released in 2021 !!
・ We deliver a Christmas SP talk show that summarizes 2020 !!

Tamiya RC LIVE December 12 – Holiday Meeting Afternoon

Introduction of Tamiya Holiday MTG (morning section) live broadcast and Toyota Challenge Cup
・ JUN WATANABE will be invited as a guest to the Tamiya Holiday MTG (morning section) for a live broadcast. (Scheduled from 10:05 to 10:30)
・ We will deliver the state of the Toyota Challenge Cup held in November.

Introduction of Tamiya Holiday MTG (afternoon) live broadcast and Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix East Japan Tournament Formula E participation record
・ JUN WATANABE will be invited as a guest to the Tamiya Holiday MTG (afternoon) to broadcast live. (Scheduled from 14:05 to 14:30)
・ We will deliver the state of the Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix East Japan Tournament Formula E participation record held in November. (Scheduled from 14:30 to 15:00)

Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Limited Kit Racer Mini 4WD Neo VQS 2021 Sakura Special

It will be on sale from December 19, 2020 (Saturday) at Tamiya Plamodel Factory.
A limited edition kit, “Racer Mini 4WD Neo VQS 2021 Sakura Special”, which can only be obtained at Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi Store and Tressa Yokohama Store, will be released. Neo VQS with its speedy styling is set with an original sticker inspired by the cherry blossom petals dancing on the moonlit night. The metallic graphics of “Shimbashi” and “Yokohama” that decorate the body side and the gorgeous coloring combine to create a perfect presence. In addition, the high-performance running of the VZ chassis is expected to play an active role in racing. It is a perfect souvenir or collection.
For details, please see the information for each store. Please contact each store directly for availability.
⇒Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi Store (Minato-ku, Tokyo)
⇒Tamiya Plamodel Factory Tressa Yokohama Store (Kohoku-ku, Yokohama)

Tamiya wins several reader awards of the magazine MODELL FAHRZEUG for 2020

The magazine MODELL FAHRZEUG – Germany’s leading magazine for car miniatures – has awarded the prestigious “Model Vehicle of the Year” prize for the 30th time. This year, the “Model Car Oscars” were chosen virtually for the first time, at the agricultural machinery specialist CLAAS in Harsewinkel.

The initiators of this year’s “Model Car Oscars” awards again had to break new ground with the trade magazine MODELL FAHRZEUG. Other times require different formats and that is why the 30th reader’s choice was made virtually. Together with the host CLAAS, the editorial staff of MODELL FAHRZEUG had decided on a digital format this year and recorded the ceremony at the agricultural machinery specialist’s headquarters in Harsewinkel. The stream with the award ceremony is now available on YouTube:

Winner category Q model making: Various scales, Porsche 934 “Jägermeister”, Tamiya in 1/12

Winner Category S RC: Electro Business, VW Karmann Ghia, Tamiya in 1/10

Top brand 2020 RC: Tamiya

Source and more in German language: MODELL FAHRZEUG

Just add some electronics & go! Tamiya 46701 Lunch Box X-SA video review by RC Driver

Here’s a true classic in the RC world, the Tamiya Lunch Box. This iconic custom RC van is easily recognizable and a favorite among many RC enthusiasts who have been in the hobby for a long time. In the past this RC was offered as a kit and then a Ready To Run and even a special edition offering. Now, it’s available in another form, an X-SA kit. X-SA stands for Expert Semi-Assembled which means the Van arrives professionally built and detailed from Tamiya with motor and ESC also included. All you need to do with this kit is install a radio system, servo, battery and go! Pure Tamiya RC fun is right at your finger-tips with this easy to finish kit. In our review we go over the kit’s features, it’s assembly and take it out for some old school bashing fun. Want to experience some of the best of RC’s past? The Tamiya Lunch Box X-SA might be the ticket.
Source: RC Driver YouTube channel