Monthly Archives: April 2022

Tamiya RC Live – Introduction of NEXT50 Challenge Cup sponsored by Toyota RC Club and Tamiya RC History

Introduction of “NEXT50 Challenge Cup” sponsored by Toyota RC Club and Tamiya RC History!
・ We will send you the pattern of the “NEXT 50 Challenge Cup” held in conjunction with the “Super Formula Opening Round” of Fuji Speedway on 4/16 (Sat) and 17 (Sun). Tamiya Maezumi, also known as Paisen, will also participate in the war with a new body that will be unveiled for the first time? ・ Introducing the “RC Car Festival in Hobby Town Shizuoka” scheduled to be held at the Shizuoka City Southern Gymnasium adjacent to the Shizuoka Hobby Show venue on Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th. Lots of challenge cups and RC schools! ・ Items released in 1994 have appeared in Tamiya RC History. Introducing “Castrol Nissan Primera JTCC”, “Rahal Hogan Motorola Roller T94 / Honda” and the origin of M chassis “Rover Mini Cooper”.
Starring Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara

Tamiya RC Live – Introducing new products, Tamiya Grand Prix Yokohama tournament in May and Tamiya RC history

Introduction of new products and Tamiya Grand Prix Yokohama tournament in May & Tamiya RC history!
・ Introducing the new RC products “TRF420X” and “Thunder Shot (2022)” in May. ・ Introducing the “Tamiya Grand Prix Yokohama Tournament” held at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse on Saturday, April 2nd. You can see the incandescent final race while many galleries are watching. ・ Introducing the RC car released in 1994 at Tamiya RC History. “Nissan 300ZX IMSA-GTS”, “Promarkt Zakspeed AMG Mercedes C Class DTM”, “Shevy S-10” will be released.
Starring Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara

Video review of Tamiya 58706 Thunder Shot 2022

Well, it’s back Tamiya fans! The Tamiya Thunder Shot found here: has been rereleased once again and if you missed the original or 2005 buggy, you don’t want to pass up on the Thunder Shot 2022. The buggy will bring back lots of memories for some and if you’re new to the hobby, this is a fun way to experience the early days in RC. The Thunder Shot 2022 is a full build up 4wd off-road buggy kit and has a few tweaks from earlier versions. In this video Greg will go over some of the basics of this buggy and give it a classic bash run in a dirt parking lot. This is truly a fun kit, see for yourself!
Source: RC Driver

Tamiya supporting the Shizuoka stamp rally to visit plastic monuments

Shizuoka supporting the stamp rally to visit plastic monuments and bridging the plastic model presentation.

The Shizuoka Branch acted as a bridge between the I Love Shizuoka Council and the Shizuoka Model and Teaching Material Cooperative in presenting 1,000 plastic models and other gifts for the stamp rally to visit plastic monuments.
Source in Japanese language: NTT West

Tamiyaclubs 20th birthday

Hard to believe we’ve been going for 20 years. What started out as a place to post pictures of your models ended up being a worldwide community which has lead to many great friendships and I consider myself lucky to have been part of it. He’s a quick thank you from me and lots of very kind words from our members. Check out the site over the next few days as we are giving away a lot of great stuff to celebrate.
Source: Tamiyaclub

First details and photos of Mini 4WD Tamiya 18658 Chevalier (MA chassis) & 19803 Lord Knight (VZ chassis)

18658 Chevalier (MA chassis)

The design of this model is inspired by a sports car with a colour combination of dark blue (bodywork) and black (chassis and A-parts).
The model name is the French word “chevalier”, which means knight in Italian.
Model features:
– This is a mini4WD assembly kit from the PRO line. Length: 156mm, width: 97mm, height: 38mm.
– The MA chassis is molded in black ABS and combined with black molded A-parts.
– The dark blue ABS body features a sports car design and a three-part design for easy assembly.
– The silver Y-pattern spoked wheels are matched with black low-profile small-diameter tyres.
– Dedicated metal effect stickers are included to decorate the model.
– Motor type 130 included. The model uses a 3.5:1 gear ratio.
– A wide range of accessories allows customisation of the model.

19803 Lord Knight (VZ chassis)

Strong and noble night driving Shaft drive A plastic model assembly kit for high-performance racers that uses four-wheel drive. Rhodonite is a machine driven by Gris McKenzie, the main character’s classmate who appears in the manga serialized in CoroCoro Comic, “MINI 4 KING”. The sharp styling accents are the canopy guard frame and the rear-extending comb-like air intake. It is one of the characteristic ones with a graceful atmosphere reminiscent of the armor worn by Western knights (knights). In addition, there are three types of special parts that greatly enhance driving performance: a rear high mount roller with a side guard stabilizer function, a front under guard, and a height roller. Not only does it prevent the course from going off and improve driving stability, but the contrast between the blue body and clear yellow is also attractive. The chassis is lightweight, compact and adopts VZ suitable for actual battles, and large diameter slick tires are set on white dish type wheels. The logo on the front with a strong presence is 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 popular in racing. 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 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 158 mm, overall width 98 mm, overall height 45 mm ● With motor ● Can be assembled by fitting and screwing without using adhesive

Tamiya products to be displayed at the 60th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2022

■Trade Days ※Not open to the public.
May 11th (Wed.) 9:30~16:30
May 12th (Thu.) 9:30~18:00

■Student Day
※Only open to students attending school, prior application required.
May 13th (Fri.) 9:30~16:30

■Consumer Days
※Advance application required.
May 14th (Sat.) 9:00~17:00
May 15th (Sun.) 9:00~16:00

■Venue: Twin Messe Shizuoka

Click here for the official event website (Japanese language only)

Static Model Products
◇ 1/48 Lockheed® P-38®J Lightning®
◇ 1/48 British Main Battle Tank Challenger 2 (Desertised)
◇ 1/48 German Heavy Tank Tiger I Early Production (Eastern Front)
◇ 1/35 U.S. Infantry Scout Set
◇ 1/12 Renault RE-20 Turbo (w/Photo-Etched Parts
◇ 1/12 Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler (w/Photo-Etched Parts)
◇ 1/12 Tyrrell 003 1971 Monaco GP
◇ 1/20 Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler 1976 Japan GP (w/Photo-Etched Parts)
◇ 1/24 McLaren Senna (Orange) (Finished Model)
◇ 1/24 McLaren Senna (Gray) (Finished Model)
◇ 1/24 Nissan Fairlady 240ZG (Finished Model)
◇ 1/24 Nissan Fairlady 240ZG Street Custom (Finished Model)

R/C Products
◇ 1/10 R/C XV-02 PRO Chassis Kit
◇ 1/10 R/C Ford Bronco 2021 (CC-02)
◇ 1/12 R/C Toyota Land Cruiser 40 Pick-Up Quadtrack (GF-01FT)
◇ 1/14 R/C Scania 770 S 6×4
◇ 1/10 R/C TRF420X Chassis Kit
◇ 1/10 R/C Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler 1977 Argentine GP
◇ 1/10 R/C 1990 Mercedes-Benz C 11
◇ 1/10 R/C Alpine A110 Jägermeister 1973 (M-06)
◇ 1/10 R/C Astute 2022 (Painted Body) (TD2)
◇ 1/10 R/C 1990 Land Rover Defender 90 (Light Blue Painted Body) (CC-02)
◇ 1/10 R/C Avante (2011) Black Special
◇ 1/10 R/C Thunder Shot (2022)
◇ XV-02 Titanium Screw Set
◇ XV-02/TT-02 Ball Differential Set (39T)
◇ XV-02/TT-02 Front Direct Coupling Set (39T)
◇ XV-02 Slipper Clutch Set
◇ XV-02/TT-02 Oil Gear Differential Unit
◇ 06 Module Spur Gear (70T) for XV-02 Gear Differential
◇ TD4 Ball Differential Set
◇ The Hornet Clamp Type Aluminum Wheel Hubs (2pcs.)
◇ 1/10 Scale R/C Ford Mustang GT4 Body Parts Set )Corsa Gray/Painted)

Mini 4WD & For Kids
◇ Super Avante Jr. (VZ)
◇ Lord Knight (VZ)
◇ Hyper-Dash 3 Motor J-Cup 2022
◇ Hyper-Dash Motor PRO J-Cup 2022
◇ Super Hard Low-Profile Tire & Wheel Set (Spiral) J-Cup 2022
◇ HG Carbon Front Stay for Fully Cowled Mini 4WD (1.5mm) J-Cup 2022
◇ HG Carbon Rear Multi Roller Setting Stay (1.5mm) J-Cup 2022
◇ HG Carbon Rear Brake Stay (1.5mm) J-Cup 2022
◇ Super Hard Small Dia. Narrow Tires (24mm) & Reinforced 3-Spoke Wheels

Tools & Paints
◇ Swimming Sea Otter
◇ One-Way Clutch (2pcs.)
◇ Tamiya Modeling Brush HG II Flat Brush (Extra Small)
◇ Tamiya Modeling Brush HG II Flat Brush (Small)
◇ Tamiya Modeling Brush HG II Flat Brush (Medium)
◇ Conical File