Monthly Archives: January 2022

Tamiya figure remodeling contest 50th prize-winning work announcement

In 2021, there were many topics such as the Tokyo Olympics and the success of Major League Baseball players that made us feel radiant even in the corona, and thanks to you, the “Pachi Remodeling Contest” has reached its 50th anniversary. I am deeply grateful to all the fans for their support over the years. This time, there were many works that expressed the excitement of the Tokyo Olympics from various perspectives, and I think many of them were worried about the conflict with the deadline.

By the way, the memorable 50th gold medal award is a collaboration between Yuji Aoyama ‘s Olympic competition and Sengoku warlords. Not only the unique idea, but also the high reproducibility of the details of the armor helmet and the production of the pedestal that tightens the work shines. The theme of the work of Norio Mushiaki of the Silver Award is the encounter between two legendary major leaguers. Being able to express ideas in 3D instead of 2D is the fun of figure remodeling. And the bronze medal is the work of Naoto Okada , who also conveys the spirit of the gold and silver medalist of the Tokyo Olympics . It is a work that looks exactly like a single body, which can be said to be the basis of figure remodeling that beautifully reproduces the skeleton and movement of the body that can not be deceived. Furthermore, this time, Kunihiko Sato of Iwate, who has been exhibiting continuously since the start of the contest in 1973, was awarded the 50th Anniversary Special Award. Produced 45 pictogram performances representing each competition, which became a hot topic at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. Take off your hat for the vitality that doesn’t make you feel the age of 75 years old in terms of conception, production speed, and craftsmanship! We are expecting more and more success to further improve the exhibition record.
For the Topic Award and Idea Award, I chose the works that greatly excited the 50th contest. Maruno Yoshiaki’s parade andHidetoshi Shuto ‘s “Human Character” is the origin of the 1 / 35MM series, a fun group of soldiers from all over the world. Mr. Kunihiko Sato, a major figure in the contest, appears in Mr. Shojiro Morio ‘s work. Did Mr. Sato expect that he would be the subject of his work? The above three works won the topic award, and Ms. Minoru Nagayoshi won the idea award for a timely collaboration in which the pictogram performers of the Olympics celebrated the 50th contest. The MM prize is Hiroyuki Kimura . At first glance, it is humorous to see US soldiers inspecting German Goliath tracks. This scene, which you can see in battlefield photos, is well-balanced in a vignette style. The rookie award is for Hidekazu Nomura , a nostalgic idea work for “camel battery” . The pose of the base figure is skillfully used and combined well with Wild Willis. Isn’t it an interesting approach to imagine the subject matter from the pose of the figure? Takakazu Miyagi (15 years old) of the Junior Award is based on a historical graphic novel set in his hometown of Okinawa. It is a heartfelt work that tells the misery of war.

A figure remodeling contest that has reached a memorable milestone. We will take a new step with our fans, hoping that the current heavy days will end. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Winning works * Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order)

■ Pamphlet for works participating in the 50th doll remodeling contest If you wish to have a pamphlet for the 50th doll remodeling work, enclose a stamp worth 140 yen in an envelope, and specify your address, name, and the pamphlet for the 50th doll remodeling work. Please apply to the following. (Please contact Customer Service for back numbers) Tamiya Co., Ltd. Customer Service “Puppet Remodeling Brochure 50” Section, 3-7 Ondabara, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka 422-8610
⇒ 50th Doll Remodeling Contest Participating Work Brochure (PDF)
⇒ Click here for details on the “Doll Remodeling Contest (in Japanese language)”

New production batch of Tamiya 58654 Lancia 037 Rally TA02-S

This kit replicates the Lancia Rally 037 that raced in the early 1980s in a 1:10 scale R/C version.
The highly detailed bodywork is made from durable ABS and is matched to Tamiya’s TA-02S chassis.
The TA02S chassis is the short-wheelbase version of Tamiya’s popular TA02 chassis, perfect for a true sports car.
It features a tubular chassis and fully independent 4-wheel suspension equipped with hydraulic shock absorbers coupled with a rear ball differential and a satellite and planetary differential on the front axle.
– 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 422mm, width: 186mm, height: 132mm.
– The bodywork is injection moulded and offers a highly realistic reproduction of the 037. Comes with metal plated headlight reflectors, taillights and fog lights. The side mirrors and windscreen wipers are made from separate parts.
– It also has cockpits to reproduce the cockpit and the figures of the driver and navigator.
– The TA02S chassis is a 4WD unit with a cardanic transmission, a ball differential at the rear and a differential with satellites and planetaries on the front axle.
– The four-wheel independent double wishbone suspension is combined with CVA oil dampers.
– New front bumper and sheet of stickers to recreate the Martini livery.
– Includes Type 540 engine.
– This new production of January 2022 does not include the electronic controller.
– TS line spray paints are recommended for body painting.

Tamiya 95149 Astralster Tiger Version (MA Chassis)

Overall length = 156 mm The photo shows the kit assembled and painted.

Tiger’s dust creates an incandescent race
A plastic model assembly kit for a four-wheel drive racer that is fun to race with high-performance driving. The Astral Star Tiger version is a special version of the Astral Star, a machine with a real car feel, designed by Kota Nezu of znug design. A sticker designed with a tiger’s face that gives off a glare with the front hood adds an extraordinary impact to the stylish appearance. It is a pleasure to attract attention with its outstanding presence. In addition, the MA chassis, which is easy to assemble and has high performance, adopts a reinforced type made of polycarbonate ABS resin, and the gear cover and rollers are also unified in black color. The 5-spoke wheels are accented as red. And the tires are equipped as standard with super hard small diameter low height tires that are hard to bounce when landing after jumping and have high cornering performance. The tiger’s trash and sharp running will make the race even more exciting. ⇒ design studio · znug design (rigging design) and

MA chassis in pursuit of driving efficiency
“MA” is an abbreviation for Midship AERO. The “MS chassis” with a mid-engined layout with a double shaft motor mounted in the center of the car body, and the “AR chassis” designed with special attention to the airflow (aero) during driving. The “MA chassis” is a combination of the excellent features of each in a single chassis. Of course, by making use of the racing know-how accumulated so far, we have thoroughly refined the running performance by equipping it with a 3.5: 1 gear ratio, 6 low friction resin rollers, and a rear skid bar as standard equipment. In addition, the adoption of an integrated monocoque structure improves ease of assembly and maintainability. It is a chassis that can be used for a wide range of purposes, from beginners to veteran racers, from street races on small courses to official competitions on large special 5-lane circuits.

Basic specifications
● Overall length 156 mm, overall width 97 mm, overall height 44 mm ● With double shaft motor ● Adhesive-free inset type for assembly

Items to be purchased separately
● 2 AA batteries

Tamiya 58697 Astute 2022 TD2 Chassis review

A short while back, we showed you the new Tamiya TD4 Super Avante. This wild looking new off-road 4WD buggy really drew in the eyes of Tamiya fans and beyond. It’s sleek styling and inboard suspension not only looked good but performed well too. And those who really took a good look at the TD chassis design noticed that Tamiya might have had other plans for the chassis. Well, if you were one of those people, it’s true. Meet the new TD2! Based on the TD4, the TD2 is the 2WD variant and shares many of the parts with the 4WD version. The new buggy carries the Astute 2022 name and it maintains a sleek F1 like style to it. Want to get all the details on this buggy? You found the right video!
Source: RCDriver_Online

Tamiya official international release list February 2022 and first photo of Tamiya 58706 Thunder Shot 4WD 2022 Painted Body with some updated parts

R/C Models
58700  1/10 R/C 1990 Land Rover Defender 90 (CC-02)

17901  Dog Racer (Blue/Raikiri)
17902  Pig Racer (Pink/Raikiri)
17903  Panda Racer (Green/Raikiri)
17904  Pig Racer (Yellow/Silwolf)

Tools & Paints
69941  Modeler’s Knife (Yellow)

Details about the Tamiya 58706 Thunder Shot 4WD and its differences to the previous version can be read here.