Monthly Archives: May 2022

Details of Tamiya 58713 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V (TT02 chassis)

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The glorious Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V is now available in RC version, in 1:10 scale, paired with the tried-and-tested TT-02 4WD chassis with cardan drive.
The 5th generation Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution took part in rallies in 1998 and won both the Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships. This car featured powerful bodywork with protruding bumpers, louvres and air intakes on the bonnet and rear wing.
This kit reproduces the Lancer Evo V in the road-going version.
Model features:
– R/C assembly kit, 1/10 scale. Length: 445mm, width: 185mm, height: 145mm. Wheelbase: 257mm.
– The transparent, light and strong 1.0mm-thick polycarbonate bodywork faithfully reproduces the shape in style.
– The model uses the TT-02 4WD chassis with simple construction and limited maintenance gimbals. Independent 4-arm suspension with low-friction dampers are included.
– Separate ABS parts reproduce the side mirrors and rear wing.
– Comes with stickers and window masking sheet for use during painting.
– The silver 12-spoke wheels are matched with radial competition tyres with tread.
– A wide range of optional extras offers numerous opportunities to customise the model.

Tamiya 64439 RC Guide Book Volume 19 2022 Spring-Summer

Published by Tamiya RC Guidebook Vol.19 2022 SPRING-SUMMER, which carefully selects and publishes Tamiya’s major RC models. Including off-road cars with a wide variety of lineups and wide driving fields, classic touring cars and formula cars that can enjoy high-speed driving, tanks and trailer trucks with powerful big size, cornering with tilted body are attracting attention Includes Tamiya’s major RC models, such as the 3-wheel RC and the completed model XB that can be played immediately out of the box. In addition, we have posted new products that will be released by the summer. Also, since it comes with a popular QR code, you can jump to the Tamiya homepage using your smartphone or mobile phone to see RC videos and detailed information immediately. And the RC start guide introduces the original painting of the body. Original painting is indispensable to make the machine unique and to make a difference to your friends. In addition, it is full of information to enjoy RC life, such as various RC events, live distribution on SNS that delivers the latest information, posting using Twitter and Instagram. In addition, at the end of the book, we also introduced hobby shops nationwide and Tamiya’s RC circuit. All color A4 size, 38 pages with plenty of volume.

Masami Hirosaka visiting the Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi store with 20,000 yen

There are Japanese & English subtitles (with Japanese & English subtitles) Legend Masami also urgently participates in the popular category “U20000 Challenge Class” of the G-Force Cup to be held on June 12th! Legend Masami heading to Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi store to buy a car for racing ✨ What does Legend Masami choose under the shackles of 20,000 yen or less! ?? Introducing the shopping process with the cooperation of Tamiya Corporation. Legend Masami also urgently participates in the popular category “U20000 Challenge Class” of the G-Force Cup to be held on June 12th! Legend Masami heading to Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi store to buy a car for racing. What does Legend Masami choose in the shackles of less than 20,000 yen! ?? Introducing the shopping process with the cooperation of TAMIYA Inc. U20000 What is an off-road class? The car body is manufactured at a list price of 20,000 yen or less (excluding tax) including the chassis kit, body / wing, optional parts, tire wheels, etc. It is a class that competes with a car body manufactured within a limited budget. What is the U20000 Off-road Class? The car body, including the chassis kit, body / wing, optional parts, tire wheels, etc.,
Source: G-FORCE Hobby

Tamiya Lunch Box Mini XSA Gold Edition video review

We have another Tamiya Lunch Box Mini SW-01 found to feature! This time however it’s an XSA version. This means it’s an Expert Semi-Assembled kit from Tamiya. The iconic little mini size van comes built from the factory with the motor installed, body painted and decaled and the only thing you need to do is drop in your choice of electronics. For some drivers, this is a great opportunity to reuse some old RTR electronics they may have lying around. In this video Greg shows how easy it is to install some spare radio gear he has and then takes the Van out for a drive and remembers just how much fun this Tamiya model is!
Source: RCDriver

Exhibition of Tamiya “Until a plastic model is made”

Article and photos from Takahito Nakamura
The peak of the “Shizuoka Hobby Show” is the Tamiya model. Every time, I had the biggest booth at the back of the North Building. This time, there was a must-see exhibition for fans at the Tamiya booth, “Until a plastic model is made.”

Beginning with planning interviews, we explain in order how the plastic model is completed through the processes of design, mold making, and molding, showing the process. A larger injection molding machine was installed to demonstrate how the plastic model was actually made, and at least on the trader’s day, it was distributed to those who were looking at the completed plastic model.

The latest ones are designed using 3D-CAD, but in an era when there wasn’t such a thing, it was far more handy than it is now to make details from the design drawings and make a wooden pattern from them. It is a valuable exhibition that shows that the model was completed by such work.

In addition, the Tamiya model is open to the history museum of the head office during the hobby show (until May 15th). In addition to historic Tamiya products, you can see real F1 exhibits such as Lotus and Tyrrell with 6 wheels. If you have time, I definitely want to go there.
Source in Japanese language: Response

Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya: “The 60th Shizuoka Hobby Show has already exceeded its capacity for the first time in three years”

Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya, Chairman of Shizuoka Model Teaching Material Cooperative

The “60th Shizuoka Hobby Show” sponsored by the Shizuoka Model Teaching Materials Cooperative opened on May 11th at Twin Messe Shizuoka. The dates are: Contractor invitation date: May 11-12, elementary, junior high and high school students invitation date: May 13, open house date: May 14-15, free admission. In addition, “advance application” on the website is required for the entire period to take measures against the new corona, and the reception has already been closed from May 14th to 15th, which is the open day, because the capacity has been reached. The Shizuoka Hobby Show was be canceled in 2020, and will be held only on the trader invitation day in 2021. It will be held for the first time in 3 years including the public day.

On the first day of the event, Shunsaku Tamiya, the chairman of the Shizuoka Model Teaching Materials Cooperative, attended the press conference. Mr. Tamiya said that he was “happy” for the first time in three years, and said, “Last year, I did it only on the trader’s day without opening to the public, and after all the sales performance is higher than before Corona. It’s better to do it”, he emphasized the importance of real events.
Source in Japanese language: Car Watch

Full size Tamiya Monster Beetle shown at the 60th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2022