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Tamiya Corporation company profile updated

The fun of hobby is common to the world, Tamiya is familiar to many fans in the world as well as Japan, as a model top brand, we deliver rich time. In addition, Tamiya Group is expanding its activities worldwide, including new product development, production and event development.

Tamiya Corporation
Foundation May 8, 1946
Establishment March 24, 1984
Representative Director and Chairman and Representative Director Shunsaku Tamiya
Representative Director Vice President Nozomi Kunihiro
Managing Director Sone Satoshi
Capital 50 million yen
Number of employees 333 (January 2017)
Settlement period March 31
Bank Shizuku Shinkin Bank Ikeda Branch, Suruga Bank Shizuoka East Branch, Resona Bank Hamamatsu Branch,
Shizuoka Shinkin Bank Oshuka Branch, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Shizuoka Branch, Shizuoka Bank Ikeda Branch
Business content Plastic Model, Radio Control Model, Craft Kit,
Related Products Manufacture and Sales
Head office location  Shizuoka City Suruga Ward 3-7 Inguawara
〒 422 – 8610 Telephone 054-286-5105 (Representative)

Tamiya Co., Ltd. Chairman and Chairman, Representative Director Shunsaku Tamiya
December 1934 Birth
Waseda University Graduated from law school
April 1958 Joined Tamiya Shoji Joint Stock Company
May 1977 Inaugural CEO Tamiya Model President and Representative Director
March 1984 Tamiya Representative Director and President assumed office
June 1995 Inauguration of Tamiya Scholarship Committee Chairperson
June 2008 Tamiya Representative Director and Chairman
August 2017 Tamiya Representative Director Chairman and Representative Director and President assumed office
His book “Tamiya model work” (Nesco / Bungei)

First photo and details of Tamiya 47362 Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 Black Edition (TA02SW)

This exciting R/C model assembly kit is a special color variation version of the Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 Jägermeister (Item 84431). This variant uses brand new gold color stickers designed to accentuate a black color scheme. It comes in a cardboard carry case that makes it easy to transport your creation after it is built.

The TA-02SW exhibits a short-wheelbase and has a wide track to accommodate the scale form of the real Porsche sports car. It normally features a tub chassis with 4-wheel, fully independent suspension coupled with a rear ball differential and a front gear type differential. This special edition is fitted with a double deck FRP chassis for increased rigidity and a few Hop-Up Options.


– 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 435mm, width: 202mm, height: 130mm
– Polycarbonate body with separate side mirror and wing parts. Separate light cases are also included
– Includes aluminum motor mount, hard propeller shaft, FRP damper stays, ball diff cup joint, and universal shafts
– Brand new stickers with gold color designs
– Includes LED light unit to light up headlights and taillights
– The TA02SW chassis has a short (236mm) wheelbase and wide tread setup
– FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) chassis
– FRP front and rear shock damper stays optimize the CVA oil damper-fitted 4-wheel double wishbone suspension
– The stainless-steel propeller shaft is highly durable and offers efficient transmission of power, particularly in combination with the front and rear assembly universal shafts, which come with ball diff cup joints
– Enclosed front and rear gear cases have built-in diff gears. The rear is fitted with a ball differential
– Comes with 2-piece wheels, tires and inner sponges. The rear of the model uses wide wheels
– Full ball bearings included
– Includes 540 motor
– Requires: 2-channel radio, ESC, Tamiya PS spray paint, 7.2volt battery with charger

World Wide Store Sales Date: October 20, 2017

Creative Tamiya Honda City Turbo Safety Car (WR-02C)

Posted by Jackie Cheng on Freitag, 4. August 2017

Posted by Jackie Cheng on Freitag, 4. August 2017

Posted by Jackie Cheng on Freitag, 4. August 2017

Posted by Jackie Cheng at Vintage Tamiya and other RC Facebook Group

Tamiya Mini 4WD Asia Challenge Report – A Roaring Success!!

White Hot Racing Alert in Indonesia!
July 22 and 23, top Mini 4WD racers descended upon Graha Tamiya, located in Serpong Tangerang near Jakarta in Indonesia. Their goal: to test their skills against other experts from Asia, as a part of the final races of the third Mini 4WD Asia Challenge. To get there, they had had to come through tough local qualifying events organized by the official Tamiya agent for their own country. With other local races held in conjunction, the magnificent facilities at Graha Tamiya played host to no less than 662 racers, a record for the burgeoning Mini 4WD Asia Challenge. Great racing and superb camararderie between attendees from the various nations, combined with enthusiastic support, made this another classic Mini 4WD weekend to live long in the memory.

Tamiya 35356 British Anti Tank Gun Archer – Self Propelled

This model assembly kit recreates the British Army’s Archer. As WWII progressed, British troops found that their 2-pounder and 6-pounder guns were being rendered obsolete by German armor, and planners decided to develop a vehicle using the powerful 17-pounder (76.2mm) gun. The vehicle chosen to mount the gun on was the Valentine; the turret was removed and replaced with a fighting compartment – this would be known as the Archer. Interestingly, as there was little time to re-organize the cramped layout, the 17-pounder had to be mounted pointing rearwards to fit it in. As a result, the Archer moved and fired in opposite directions. It offered strong performance, however, and served with British and Commonwealth units from October 1944 till the end of WWII, the British using it until the early 1950s.

New Tamiya Item Release list for September 2017

R/C Models
 56354  1/14 R/C Mercedes-Benz Actros 3363 6×4 GigaSpace (Pearl Blue Edition)
 51593  1/10 Scale R/C Subaru WRX STI NBR Challenge Body Parts Set
 54777  FS-12FZ/FN Throttle Return Springs (2pcs.)
 54779  6mm Ball Connector Nuts for Dampers (8pcs.)
 54780  M-07 Concept Aluminum Front Suspension Mount (6°)
 54781  M-07 Concept Aluminum Rear Uprights
 54782  Touring Car Carbon Body Mount Crossmember (Front)
 54783  Touring Car Carbon Body Mount Crossmember (Rear)

Scale Models
 36212  1/16 U.S. Main Battle Tank M1A2 Abrams (Display Model)
 35353  1/35 German Assault Tank IV Brummbär Late Production
 12673  Zimmerit Coating Sheet for 1/35 Scale Brummbär Late Production
 35354  1/35 Wehrmacht Tank Crew Set
 60327  1/32 Vought F4U-1D Corsair®

 18707  Rowdy Bull (FM-A Chassis)
 95362  Liberty Emperor Premium Black Special (Super-II Chassis)
 95328  19mm Aluminum Rollers w/Plastic Rings (Orange)
 95341  Mass Damper Set (Silver)
 95342  Mass Damper Set (Heavy/Silver)
 95343  Mass Damper Block (6x6x32mm/Black)
 95344  Mass Damper Block (8x8x32mm/Black)
 95363  Wide Front Sliding Damper 2 (Red)
 95364  Wide Rear Sliding Damper 2 (Red)
 15515  Short Mass Damper Block (6x6x14mm/2pcs.)
 95108  Mini 4WD HG Aluminum Setting Board (Blue) (35th Anniversary & Japan Cup 2017)
 95207  Basic Mini 4WD Car Box (Mini 4WD Station)

Tools & Paints
 87185  Tamiya Fine Lapping Film #4000 (3pcs.)
 87186  Tamiya Fine Lapping Film #6000 (3pcs.)
 87187  Tamiya CA Cement (Easy Sanding)