Monthly Archives: July 2021

Tamiya 63735 Official Guidebook Mini 4WD Super Speed ​​Guide 2021-2022

The annual super-fast mook book that condenses the fun of Mini 4WD
“Tamiya Official Guidebook Mini 4WD Super-fast Guide 2021-2022” that can be enjoyed by beginners to advanced players will be released this year as well! Japan Cup 2021 official circuit “MAX Surprise Circuit REMIX” measures setting and course detailed explanation, as well as a wide range from the basics of machine making to the trend remodeling method called “MS flexi” “chimera body” etc. ..
In addition, a mini 4WD blast interview with the laughing combination “Bad Boys” Masaki Sata, a special dialogue between designers Kota Nezu and Kayuki Yamazaki, a course strategy for the Japan Cup 2020 winner, and a mini 4WD for champions certified people. There are lots of contents such as driving thinking method, Yokohama tires and Honda e mini column. The special appendix comes with special stickers for various purposes.

○ Format / Number of pages: 102 pages of A4 wide
○ Appendix: Special dress-up sticker
○ Issued by: One Publishing
○ Author: Get Navi editorial department

Appendix: Special sticker

Tamiya 47477 1/10 R/C Porsche 934 Coupé Vaillant (1976) (TA02SW) 45th Anniversary

Tamiya is delighted to announce that a new colour variation version of the Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 will be released as a 1/10 R/C model assembly kit to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Tamiya R/C!

The Porsche 934 holds a special place in Tamiya history as the product of our first R/C model kit. This model features a white colour body that recreates the Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 which tussled at the top of races in the European Racing Championship in June 1976. Also, a photo-etched product plate and one-page printed message by Executive Chairman, Shunsaku Tamiya are included to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Tamiya R/C. It’s sure that this model will be a hot product for R/C fans!

About the Model
This is a 1/10 R/C assembly kit. Length: 435mm, width: 202mm, wheelbase: 236mm.
The durable and lightweight polycarbonate body captures the Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 in style.
The lightweight and rigid shaft-driven 4WD TA02SW chassis with horizontal motor layout features an FRP double-deck frame with battery and rear gearbox positioned further forward for optimum weight distribution.
The chassis has a short (236mm) wheelbase and wide tread setup in the traditional Porsche style.
Includes hi-spec parts such as aluminium motor mount, hard propeller shaft (short), and front/rear universal shafts.
The 4-wheel double wishbone suspension utilizes CVA oil dampers with front/rear FRP damper stays.
The drivetrain uses full bearings, and sealed front/rear gearboxes have built-in diff gears, with a ball differential in the rear.
2-piece mesh wheels with metal plated rims have wide rear tires and front/rear semi-pneumatic slick tires featuring inner sponges.
Comes in a special, dedicated package, using blister packs.
Source of photo: Norisring Historie

Full details on Tamiya Laser Mini 4WD Series No.1 19801 Lord Spirit (VZ Chassis)

Released in Japan on Saturday, August 28, 2021
Price 1,320 yen

Overall length = 165 mm The photo shows the kit assembled and painted.

The legend of “Laser Mini 4WD” begins
A plastic model assembly kit for high-performance racers that uses shaft-driven four-wheel drive. Road Spirit is a machine driven by Mota Kudo, the main character of “MINI 4 KING”, a manga serialized in CoroCoro Comic. The white-collar body consists of two parts, a front part that is narrowed down toward the rear and a roof. The sharp styling that is held low gives a sense of speed. Even more noteworthy are the road spirit parts, which are important items in the story. The front stabilizer protruding like a corner, the rear brake attached to the underside of the machine, and the rear height roller, which is characterized by its thick shape, add stability at high speeds. The powerful silhouette and the beautiful texture of clear blue green are also attractive. And the chassis adopts VZ which is lightweight and compact and suitable for actual battle. Dish type wheels equipped with large diameter slick tires are easy to apply force when inserting the shaft. The red graphic that shines in white, the logo of the machine name, etc. are expressed with metallic stickers.

VZ chassis in pursuit of strength and expandability
The VZ chassis is a further refinement of the performance of the compact, lightweight, short wheelbase VS chassis that is also used in racing and is popular. 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 increased. The point is the appropriate “bending” that absorbs the impact. In addition to the rear roller stay, the front bumper can also be split. The degree of freedom of setting is also greatly improved. And the bearing of the shaft adopts 620 plastic bearing made of POM resin with low frictional resistance. A parts such as chassis body and gear cover, and special parts are made of ABS resin. The gear ratio is set to 4.2: 1.

Basic specifications
● Overall length 165 mm, overall width 98 mm, overall height 44 mm ● With motor ● Assembled by fitting and screwing without using adhesive

Items to be purchased separately
● 2 AA batteries

What is Laser Mini 4WD
Laser Mini 4WD is a machine that shows great excitement in “MINI 4 KING” (original plan: Hiroyuki Takei manga: Yuki Imada) serialized in CoroCoro Comic. The machines designed by Professor Hiroyuki Takei are characterized by being equipped with special parts that strongly emphasize their individuality. Although the special parts have a simple structure that can be easily attached with screws, they are as effective as the upgraded parts, and you can enjoy high-level driving. In addition, the shape, characteristics, and coloring of the parts vary depending on the machine, so the collection and customization are full of fun. It is a hot series together with the story of “MINI 4 KING”.

Paints used
Tamiya 85026 Spray TS-26 Pure White for the body
Tamiya 0XF56 XF-56 Metallic Gray for rear of the body

July 10, 1971 – July 10, 2021: 50th Anniversary of Tamiya Educational Construction Series

July 10, 1971 The first fun work series<
It was “No.1 high speed gear box set” and “No.2 torque gear box set”.

Fun Work Series Catalog” published in 1977. Up to “No31 Tsunawatari Doll” was posted.

The “Fun Work Series Application Collection” was included with the “Fun Work Series Catalog” as an in-house publication. It started in 1977 and continued until the 8th collection.

Tamiya 32600 1/48 German Self-Propelled Heavy Anti-Tank Gun Nashorn & 32602 1/48 WWII German Infantry Set

Overall length = 176 mm The photo shows the kit assembled and painted.

★The fearsome Nashorn is here in Tamiya 1/48! From the interior of the open-top fighting compartment to the 8.8cm gun, it is captured in style. ★It features a traversable gun, plus an accurate depiction of the suspension with an uncomplicated build. ★Assembly type tracks feature single piece straight sections. ★Length: 176mm. ★Weights are included to give the model a realistically heavy feel. ★Comes with single figure, depicted in winter gear, scanning in front with binoculars. ★Includes 2 Eastern Front marking options.

The “1/48 WWII German Infantry Set” will also be released at the same time.

The photo shows the kit assembled and painted.

★These highly accurate figures depict infantry in the WWII German Wehrmacht, and were designed using the latest 3D scanning techniques. ★Ten figures in total are included, with subjects such as an NCO with binoculars, a rifleman in the rubble, and various soldiers pictured on the move, or even on the ground – a truly versatile offering. ★Why not use these figures with the many armor models in the same 1/48 Military Miniature series, for a brilliant diorama? ★Finely molded weapons such as the Kar98k rifle, plus MG34, MG42 and MG40 guns. ★Figures and accessories fit superbly together for a highly realistic finish.

Satoshi Maezumi (Paisen RC) Vol.19 – Paisen’s Drift Challenge

This time, I tried a drift challenge by asking “Can Paisen drift?!” !!
How was Paisen’s drift ?!
According to him, he couldn’t run well because he didn’t have a buggy and he wasn’t feeling well, but what about the truth (laughs)?
Which do you like best, such as buggies, on-road cars, and drifts ??
I also want to try various things, so please tell me your recommendations !! 🥺

I personally edited this video while thinking that it would be interesting if Paisen fell into the sea by mistake 🏄‍♂️
Unfortunately it didn’t fall, but I think it was a fun video !!