Like at the previous changes of the year
a) which products do you think Tamiya could release this year (static, RC, Mini 4WD, anything else) and
b) which products would you personally like to be released (regardless of if their chances are realistic)?
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for our continuously growing community
and wishes a better new year full
of joy, health and peace
On Thursday, November 23, 2023, Tamiya and Blockhead Motors were holding a further RC event at “Inn the Park” in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, with the theme of “RC x Outdoors x Art” to enjoy in the great outdoors. We held an outdoor festival that proposes attractions and ways to enjoy it. We also held a “Special Athletic RC Circuit” where you can run RCs on a vast lawn surrounded by nature, an exhibition of actual Monster Beetles, and an RC x Camp Flea Market. Furthermore, in the art area, Ryuji Kamiyama’s works were exhibited and RC custom bodies were sold. In addition, the event was filled with a wealth of content, including popular outdoor brands, shops, and food trucks.
Tamiya Catalog 2024 has been published, which includes a wide range of products from Tamiya’s rich lineup, including scale models, mini 4WD, fun craft series, craft tools, and makeup materials. At the beginning of the book is a layout of the new product, 1/48 Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II . We have also posted group shots of sports cars and motorcycles that give you a sense of the different sizes of each scale. Of course, we will introduce over 700 scale models of military vehicles such as tanks and armored vehicles, airplanes such as fighter jets, cars, motorcycles, ships, etc. with beautiful color photographs. Includes lively dinosaurs and 1/16 and 1/35 RC tanks. Additionally, the Tamiya color compatibility chart based on lacquer paints is also useful. Perfect for choosing your next kit and increasing your motivation for production. This is a book filled with the charm of models that makes you excited just by looking at them. Size 26 x 25.5cm, total 93 pages.
The 1/48 Lockheed Martin F-35B has three forms that can be reproduced, as well as the precisely reproduced interior of the weapons storage, as well as the details of the lift fan and engine duct.
A group shot of a wide variety of cars and motorcycles, from big scale 1/12 and 1/6 scales that are well-made and fun to add details to affordable 1/24 and 1/12 scales.
Big scale models such as the 1/6 Honda Africa Twin and 1/350 Yamato are introduced with large-sized photographs that convey their presence and power.
In addition to tanks, sports cars, and ships, a wide range of lineups such as airplanes and motorcycles are condensed into one book. Also included are detail-enhancing parts that will greatly enhance the finish of your work.
Dinosaurs that lived about 230 million to 65 million years ago are also modeled in 1/35 size. By completing the “scene set” that recreates small animals and plants that lived in the same era, you can understand how life was in ancient times.
A page for craft tools essential for model making and crafts. We offer a wide range of products, from basic beginners to full-fledged veterans.
This page covers not only adhesives, putties, and surfacers that are focused on ease of use and performance, but also modeling waxes, compounds, and other make-up materials that will make your work even more attractive.
Carefully explains the characteristics of each compressor and airbrush model. This is useful for consideration before purchasing.
Tamiya Color has a wide variety of colors, including color samples for bottled paint, spray paint, and marker type paint. We also cover sprays for polycarbonate.
Compatibility table of Tamiya colors is posted. Based on lacquer paint, you can see at a glance the acrylic paints and spray paints that correspond to each color.
The Mini 4WD page introduces a wide variety of items, from the K4 Tash, which is popular for its retro truck body, to machines that have been used in manga and anime.
A page for craft sets that can be easily assembled with a small number of parts and where you can enjoy learning about various mechanisms.
We also have a wide variety of materials and craft parts that can be used for original crafts, robot production, and free research during summer vacation.
The Fiat 131 Abarth Rally made its debut in 1976 global rally races and became champion three times. Based upon the well-loved Fiat family car 131 Mirafiori, the rally version was customized by Abarth and in 1976 and 1977, it mainly raced in the livery of the Fiat oil brand Olio Fiat: this assembly kit creates an R/C model of that car. The alluring shape of the car is recreated using a polycarbonate body, with separate parts for quadruple headlights, spotlights and roof spoiler.
This R/C model assembly kit is an updated re-release version of a 1988 buggy from the Tamiya back catalog, which inherited its make-up from the legendary race-oriented Avante. The forward cockpit body design – and the rear wing – are molded in lightweight polycarbonate and pre-painted black, pre-cut with body mount holes pre-made to save on some preparation work. An ABS plastic monocoque frame is employed, with responsive shaft-driven 4WD plus a triple differential setup, four-wheel double wishbone suspension and plenty more – superb off-road driving awaits!
A great almost 2 hours long movie about the Baja Bug which not only Tamiya buggy fans will really enjoy.
The Baja Bug Movie is the story of the humble little car that conquered the desert. This is a love letter to the Baja Bug told through the stories that make it the legendary car it is.
In Association with
Written, Shot, Directed, Edited by
Sound mixing, Design, mastering
Source: The Baja Bug Movie
The NISMO team’s Motul Autech Z in the Super GT 2023 series will be available on the TT-02 chassis.
Although it inherited elements of the NISSAN Z, a track car with a very different design, carbon-fibre bodywork and a front-mounted 2-litre 4-cylinder engine and 550 hp single turbocharged engine.
Racing got off to a great start, winning the 2023 opening race in Okayama.
– This is a 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 468mm, width: 188mm, height: 120mm. Wheelbase: 257mm.
– The authentic shape of the Motul Autech Z is stylishly reproduced by a lightweight, rigid polycarbonate body with separate front and rear light shields (LEDs cannot be connected).
– The separate black ABS plastic parts realistically depict the characteristic side mirrors and a large rear wing.
– The model uses the 4WD TT-02 chassis with gimbal drive, which features superior adaptability and stability.
– The black 6-spoke wheels are matched with slick tyres.
– Includes item 51007 (urethane bumper M (TT-01/TGS)) to protect the bodywork from impacts.
– Comes with stickers and window masking sheet for use in painting.
– Torque-Tuned motor included, RC system sold separately.
A wide range of optional extras for customisation.
Start of worldwide distribution on 29 March 2024