Monthly Archives: September 2022

First photos of new Tamiya products displayed at the 60th All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2022

Static Model Products
◇ 1/48 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
◇ 1/35 British Cruiser Tank A34 Comet
◇ 1/24 Nissan Z
◇ 1/12 Ducati Superleggera V4
◇ 1/12 Team Suzuki ECSTAR GSX-RR ’20 No.42 (Finished Model)

Mini 4WD & For Kids
◇ Mini 4WD 40th Anniversary HG Carbon Stay for Wide Front Sliding Damper (2mm)
◇ Mini 4WD 40th Anniversary HG Carbon Stay for Wide Rear Sliding Damper (2mm)
◇ Mini 4WD 40th Anniversary Super Hard Low-Profile Tire & Wheel Set (12-Spoke)
◇ Skid-Tape 2 (80x120mm, 2pcs.)
◇ HG Aluminum Large Dia. Narrow Wheels II (2pcs.)
◇ Low Friction Plastic Double Rollers (Blue/19-19mm)

R/C Products
◇ 1/10 Chassis Kit TB EVO. 8
◇ 1/10 R/C Egress Black Edition
◇ 1/10 R/C Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V (TT-02)
◇ TA08 Low Friction King Pin Balls (4pcs.)
◇ 1/10 Glow-Engine R/C TG10-Mk.2FZ Racing Chassis Kit 2022

Tools & Paints
◇ Rubber Band Powered Trike

Source of photos: Dengeki Hobby Web

Full official details and photos of Tamiya 42383 Chassis Kit TB Evo.8

The pinnacle of shaft drive 4WD touring chassis
A brand new chassis that bears the name of the pinnacle of shaft drive 4WD touring chassis “TB EVO” will be released for the first time in five years. By combining a new-shaped carbon chassis with a minimal upper deck, it achieves optimum pitching rigidity and a low center of gravity for driving. The main chassis also adopts a mechanical plate and center stiffener. The front and rear aluminum bulkheads have also been redesigned to provide superior strength and drive efficiency. The suspension uses the same upper and lower arms as the TA08 PRO to maximize tire grip. SSBB (Super Short Big Bore) dampers are standard equipment for both front and rear. The motor mount has a structure that allows easy backlash adjustment, and two types of motor layout can be selected: front mid/rear mid. Based on the data obtained from the previous “TB EVO” series, we pursued speed, maneuverability, and maintainability, and the “TB EVO.8” was born.

Main equipment parts
2.25mm Thick carbon lower deck ●2mm thick carbon upper deck ●1mm thick carbon mechanical plate ●2mm thick carbon bumper support ●Single type aluminum lower bulkhead F/R ●Aluminum upper bulkhead F/R ●Aluminum motor mounts A/B/C ● Aluminum servo mount ●Aluminum battery holder ●Aluminum center stiffener ●Aluminum front direct cup ●TRF super short big bore damper plus ●42mmW cardan drive shaft ●42mm lightweight swing shaft (strengthened type) ●06 hard coated aluminum pinion gear (23T) ●Front and rear stabilizer ● Full bearing

Separately purchased
●Body ●Brushless motor ●Tire ●Wheel ●RC mechanism: ESC, 2 channel radio with low profile servo ●Battery and charger for running ●Transmitter power supply

Winning works of the Tamiya Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2022 Concours d’Elegance ONLINE

Introducing the award-winning works of the Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2022 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE”
Works that won the “NEW ERA Award”, “Yokohama Tire Award” and “XLARGE Award” at “JC2022 Condere 1-4” held during the period, and works that won the “MC / Mini 4 Doctor Award” and “Other Awards” are introducee all at once.

Previous year winning works

The 2nd edition of the actual RC essay manga serialised in the web magazine “Manga Cross” is now on sale

63751 Is it possible to radio control from 40 years old? TYPE-S

Don’t miss the accelerating RC love! RC Essay Manga Inevitable Empathy Chapter 2
This is the second edition of the book based on the real story RC essay manga “Is it possible to radio control from 40 years old?” He reunited with the machine he admired in his boyhood and restarted his RC life at the age of 40. The author, who pushes forward on the Hobby Highway, passionately draws the increasingly powerful RC love. There is no doubt that you will sympathize with the little questions, worries, and joys related to your hobby. Continuing from the previous work, there will be many machines that hit the hearts of the 80’s buggy boom generation, such as Wild Willy 2, Holiday Buggy and Buggy Champ. Also, don’t miss the special column of Satoshi Maezumi of Tamiya Racing Factory. It is a book that can be enjoyed by a wide range of people from beginners to veterans.

Format / number of pages: A5 size 208 pages
Issued by: Akita Shoten Co. , Ltd.
Author: Shuji Abe
Interview cooperation: Tamiya Co. , Ltd.

“Is it possible to radio control from 40 years old? I can assure you that radio control is incredibly interesting!” Talk show commemorating the release of the book (YouTube)

[Episode 1/Manga Cross] Can you assemble a radio control? ⇒

Akita Shoten’s web comic service “Manga Cross” ⇒

Gamba Osaka limited Tamiya Mini 4WD models

Mini 4WD and Gamba Osaka, which caused a big boom among elementary school students in the late 90’s, are a dream collaboration!
In addition to selling 3 types of original Mini 4WD at a special booth outside the venue, those who have purchased can enjoy assembling and racing on the course at a special booth!

*Limited to 500 pieces for sale on the day and online shop.
* Tools and batteries for assembly can be rented.
* Depending on the congestion situation, you may have to line up before assembling and participating in the race experience on the course.
*Please note that we are not responsible for any damage caused during the race experience.
* It will be sold at the online shop at a later date.

■ Aero Avante
[Price] 2,420 yen (tax included)
[Sales location] Mini 4WD special booth behind the outside goal

■ Mach Frame
[Price] 2,420 yen (tax included)
[Sales location] Mini 4WD special booth behind the outside goal

■ Raikiri
[Price ] ] 2,420 yen (tax included)
[Sales location] Mini 4WD special booth behind the outside goal

Source in Japanese language: Gamba Osaka