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Tamiya Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2018

Summer festival of the Mini 4WD racer, this year also held!

Annual annual summer mini 4WD event big event, “Fujitsu dry battery provided Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2018” will be held again this year! The 2018 season celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Japan Cup started from the Tokyo Games on 16th June and traveled through 15 venues throughout Japan until the end of October championship. Let’s also join this year’s Japan Cup without a huge success!

This year’s circuit is “Classic Circuit 2018”!

In 2018 which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Japan Cup, the high-speed circuit was arranged to modern specifications based on the 1988 Japan Cup · 1st Official Course “Ultra Great Dash Circuit” with the concept of return to origin. “Classical Circuit 2018” of 169.8 m in length with numerous sections arranged will visit 15 venues nationwide!

Check the circuit section !!

● ” Vortex changer ” Approach to the climb gradient, a twist is added, a 90 ° turn, a down approach also twists, a changer of an image that winds up a vortex descending past the glide bank.
● “Rocking Straight” course A section where protrusions are placed on the fence and the machine is swung to the left and right.
● “Digital Corner” Because the machine is swung to the right to the right, it is a point not to reduce the load by reducing the load on the machine.
● “New Era turn” Corner that names the cap brand · New Era that supports the champion cap. It is expected that the machine will pass at high speed.
● “Summer Wave 2045” Machine that has reached top speed after going through a combined section, New Era turn, Long straight after continuous with Glide Bank 20 (Twenty), Glide Bank 45 (Forty Five) goes up and down, left and right Careful area where machine stability is particularly required.
● “Fujitsu Climax Road” Dragon back, Mohawk Straight continues, the final composite section that decides where to win or lose. The machine that passed safely here will have a winning run.

The 30th anniversary of the Japan Cup held! Mini 4WD design contest held!

A mini 4WD design contest is held for the first time in 11 years, which will be a commemorative year of the 30th anniversary held in Mini 4WD Japan Cup! Mini 4WD design contest was held in 2007, from among 597 entries entries The winning work has been commercialized ( ITEM 18623 Savanna Leo ). This time also the best award work will be commercialized as mini 4/4 kits kit and will be released in general. Please apply for everyone!


Recruitment start: Tuesday, April 17,
2018 Result announcement: September 28, 2018 (Fri) ※ First day of All Japan Model Hobby Show

Prize and award

★ First prize work 1 product: It will be commercialized as a 500,000 yen Mini 4-wheel kits and released in general.
★ Excellent work 2 people: 100,000 yen
★ Other prizes planned

Japan Cup 2018 related items also appear one after another!

Japan Cup 2018 holding commemorative machine & upgraded parts will also appear this year! Related items will be released in the future as well. Please look forward to the presentation!

Dash No. 1 Emperor (Emperor) Memorial (MS Chassis) Japan Cup 30th Anniversary

Employing “Emperor” which was also used for the Japan Cup 1st and 2nd emblem, the chassis is a popular MS type that is persistent. Silver color plating full of texture of the body. Japan Cup held 30 years of special design metallic style stickers set. Suspension sets a super hard large diameter low tire with white print on six spoke wheels.

Abilista Japan Cup 2018 (MA chassis)

A special kit based on mini 4WD · Abilista popular in the actual car style. The body is made of red color ABS resin which is strong against shock, the design of the race car style which imaged the Japan cup. Adopting the MA chassis with double shaft motor mounted in the center of the car body, in addition to the A spoke gun metal wheel, the outer diameter 26 mm super hard low height tire set with white print is also

Hyper Dash 3 Motor J-CUP 2018
Hyper Dash Motor PRO J-CUP 2018

Two kinds of annual Japan Cup Memorial motor. To commemorate the holding of the Japan Cup 2018, we decided to release two types of premium-filled motors that were specially designed for motor labels and mounts. Even as a souvenir, it is an item that is expected to have high demand for racing use.

HG Carbon Multi-Wide Stay (1.5 mm) J-CUP 2018
HG Carbon Multi-Wide Rear Stay (1.5 mm) J-CUP 2018

Two types of front and rear of the mast item “HG Carbon Multi Wide Stay 1.5 mm” which made popular multi-wide stay into a carbon plate appeared as the Japan cup specification.


※ Details of the venue etc will be released at the Shizuoka Hobby Show (Thursday, May 10, 2018 to Sunday May 13 (Sunday) * Public release day is Saturday and Sunday) . Public information is also posted on this page.
※ Open class pre-registration begins in mid-May. For details, please refer to “About the holding class”.

Saturday, June 16 Japan Cup Tokyo 1D
Sunday, June 17 Japan Cup Tokyo 1
Sunday, June 24 Japan Cup Kumamoto
July 1 (Sun) Japan Cup Osaka 1
July 8 (Sun) Japan Cup Shizuoka
July 14 (Saturday) Japan Cup Tokyo 2D
July 15 (Sun) Japan Cup Tokyo 2
July 22 (Sun) Japan Cup Ehime
July 29 (Sun) Japan Cup Fukui
August 12 (Sun) Japan Cup Niigata
August 19 (Sun) Japan Cup Hokkaido
August 26 (Sun) Japan Cup Sendai
September 2 (Sun) Japan Cup Kakegawa
September 8 (Saturday) Japan Cup Tokyo 3D
September 9 (Sun) Japan Cup Tokyo 3
September 17 (Monday, congratulation) Japan Cup Okayama
September 30 (Sun) Japan Cup Osaka 2
Scheduled for October Championship decision

About holding class: There are 4 kinds of holding classes! Do not forget to sign up for “participation in advance” for participation above high school students!

Three of “Junior Class”, “Family Class”, “Champions” are accepted on the day, so you can participate in the meeting day if you come to the reception desk at the reception desk on the day of the event. Do not forget to sign up for the official application “TAMIYA PASSPORT (Tamiya Passport)” as “Open Class” is a pre-subscription system!

Junior class
Eligibility People from elementary school fourth grader to junior high school third grader
Please participate on your own machine
way to participate Please come to the reception desk at the reception desk on the day of the event
Open class
Eligibility Those who are over high school students (advance registration system)
Please participate in your own machine
way to participate ※ Open class pre-registration begins in mid-May. Please wait for a while.
For smartphones: please apply from the application (TAMIYAPASSPORT) For those with
feature phone (GARAKEY) : Please apply from the web form

* The Web form for feature phones will be posted on the details page of each event.

Family class
Eligibility Those who are in junior high school grades 3rd grade
Please participate in the machine that you made or co-produced yourself
way to participate Please come to the reception desk at the reception desk on the day of the event

※ ON / OFF of the switch alone, can not start Please do not let your child’s participation.

Eligibility 2018 Champions Certified Person
Please participate in your own machine
way to participate Please come to the reception desk at the reception desk on the day of the event

★ Junior Class & Family Class The standard of participation is “10 o’clock in the morning!”
If you just want to run the machine at the circuit! If you can come to the reception at the venue by 10 o’clock, you can participate. However, pit space may be full at 10 o’clock, so if you want to do machine setting etc. at the venue, we recommend that you visit as late as possible.

★ If you are going to participate in another class with parent and child, visit is recommended. If you come to the
open class before the end of check-in reception, your departure may be from the afternoon. In some cases it may take time for children of junior class to have morning and adults to go to afternoon … so if parents are to participate in another class as early as possible Visiting is recommended.

About the race provision

Available machines All mini 4WD chassis (wild, excluding comics)
Available body All mini 4WD body (including Radio 4WD)
Available motors Normal, Rebutune, Rebutune 2, Torque Tune, Torque Tune 2, Atomic Tune, Atomic Tune 2, Hyper Mini, Hyper Dash 2, Hyper Dash 3, Power Dash, Sprint Dash, Light Dash
※ MA and MS Chassis are Mini 4WD PRO Limited to dedicated motors.
Usable battery Please use Tamiya’s AA type battery (power champ / neo champ), Fujitsu dry battery (FDK) alkaline AA battery in the market condition.
Applicable rule Mini 4WD official recognition rules (2018 special rule will be applied at the Japan Cup)
Other · The machine (competition car) is limited to what the athlete assembled oneself. However, in a family class, joint assembly is allowed.
· Use gears that are compatible with each chassis.

For those who join for the first time also check here!

Manners and notes

■ About how to start
■ Event patterns and race appearances Machines are shot with still images, movies, etc., and may be published on various media related to Tamiya, such as prints and Web sites. Please acknowledge your participation.
■ The organizer will pay attention to accident prevention, but we can not assume the responsibility in case of accident, theft, injury or other damage.
■ Please refrain from drinking in the hall. Smoking is prohibited in the venue. Smoking is allowed at the designated smoking place. Moreover, those who did the trouble acts of other customers and those who do not follow instructions of the staff may be sent out. Please note.
■ We ask for your cooperation so that each person gets the garbage home with you.
■ Do not bring charger, motor stopper, motor checker, battery warmer etc to the event venue.

Inquiries: Tamiya Grand Prix participant 054-283-0002 (8 o’clock – 12 o’clock / 13 o’clock – 17 o’clock: except Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)

Tamiya Japan Cup 30th Anniversary Project Mini 4WD Design Contest

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Mini 4WD Japan Cup, we will publicly announce the mini 4WD body design!
We are waiting for entries for Mini 4WD fans all over Japan.
Application period: 17th April to 31st July 2018

Mini 4WD Japan Cup will be held Commemorating the year of the 30th, 2018, the Mini 4WD design contest for the first time in 11 years! In addition to the prize money possibility to be commercialized as a mini 4WD kit Regardless of professional or amateur, we are waiting for entries from a wide range of people!

Application Guidelines for Tamiyami Shimbun Design Contest
Offering content We are looking for mini 4WD body design. In addition to the attractiveness as a design, the evaluation criterion is also one of the criteria whether it is a reproducible shape in the existing mini 4WD chassis.
Organizer Tamiya Corporation
Applicants qualified It is not limited to companies, organizations, individuals or groups, age, sex, occupation, nationality, but limited to residents in Japan. Please note that the entries must be unpublished domestically and abroad.
Application period April 17, 2018 – July 31, 2018 (must arrive on the day)
Prize Best prize (1 piece)
Second prize: Prize of 500,000 yen and commercialization as a mini 4WD (exhibited at the event venue etc.)Excellent prize (2 works)
Second prize: prize 100,000 yen (announced at the event venue etc. ) · We will exhibit)

Other various additional awards are planned

Application scores Up to 3 works per person (Up to 4 images can be uploaded per work)
Application method ● Please fill in the necessary information from the submission form, upload the JPEG format image and apply.
● Maximum 4 entries per work, up to 3 MB each for file size For details , please refer to [ Related items on image data ]
● If you submit more than one work, enter necessary items for each work Please apply.
● We prepared a template file that conforms to the application rules. → Downloading of templates is here
● Please observe the various notes · rights provision concerning the application , please apply only when you can acknowledge it.
Announcement Schedule the first day of the All Japan Model Hobby Show on Friday, September 28, 2018. The
judging committee of the organizer will conduct strict judgment from among all the submissions.
Schedule to be held in August 2018. In addition to directly contacting the winner, the winner will also make presentations and exhibitions on the Internet and at event venues organized by Tamiya.
Please be forewarned that we may contact you in advance with contest winners.

Related items on image data

· The acceptance file format is JPEG (. Jpg) format.
· Up to three image data can be used per work.
· You can draw an image sketch on the first piece and a format such as a supplementary explanation on the second piece.
· The file name is half-size alphanumeric characters, please name “machine name _ picture number .jpg”. (Example: avante_001.jpg)
· When using multiple images for one work, please be sure to recognize the same work as serial number such as “avante_001.jpg”, “avante _ 002.jpg” etc.
· The file size should be 3 MB or less per one sheet.
· It is not possible to cancel or replace the application data already accepted.
· Image resolution and image size are 72 dpi 3300 x 2000 pixels or less Color mode is RGB. Please trim the margins.
· There is no designation of production application.
· It is not possible to cancel or replace the application data already accepted.

Notes concerning entry · Right provision

· Entry works are limited to those unqualified domestically and abroad by the qualified applicants themselves.
· Please refrain from publishing images of entered works (including production process) until the results of judging are announced.
· The organizer is not responsible for lost documents, data or accidents due to communication circumstances.
· Competition entries are free, but all expenses required for entry (including material fee, communication fee, shipping fee etc) will be borne by qualified applicants.
· In the event that a winning entry is won, all rights relating to patents, utility models, designs, trademarks and copyrights of all the countries of the submitted work in Japan and in the world shall belong to the organizer. In addition, the consideration for the assignment of the right shall be allocated with the prize prize or the prize prize prescribed by the organizer.
· When announcing the award-winning work, we will post the name, age, etc. of the qualified applicant as the award recipient on the announcement medium. At the same time you may receive comments from the person concerned and post it.
· If the awarded work is produced on a computer, we may ask you to submit the original data.
· Applicants will allow the organizer to use the entries free of charge for introduction and recording of the contest.
· If the submitted work is the same as or closely resembles the previously announced design, or if it is an infringement of the intellectual property rights of a third party (including the case of infringement after the application), furthermore, a false If there is a description, even after the announcement of the winning result, the award may be canceled.
· When it becomes necessary to negotiate items other than those stated in the application guidelines, it will be decided by the organizer’s judgment. Applicants qualified can withdraw their entries if they fail to agree to the content, but they will not bear any expenses required for entry.
· After receiving the work, the organizer will pay full attention to the management of the submitted work, but will not take any responsibility for damage or loss of data based on natural disasters or other unexpected accidents.
· Products to be commercialized may be used by modifying part of the work as appropriate for commercialization.
· Eligible entrants who won this contest will have the right to use the results for their promotional activities.
· Winners can propose the car name of the awarded work, but the organizer can change without notice. In addition, the final car name has the right for the organizer to register trademark as product name.
· For minors, the consent of parental authority is required when winning.
· The organizer may abbreviate, postpone, modify, cancel this contest without notice. In that case, the organizer has no responsibility.
· Personal information obtained from qualified applicants is managed based on the ” Basic Policy on Personal Information Protection ” prescribed by Tamiya Co., Ltd. , for the purpose of sharing operational contacts and materials, announcing related events and statistical processing We will only use it. In addition, we may outsource to a cooperating company selected by the organizer or provide information to the group company that individuals can not identify.

Inquiries concerning applications

Please inquire from the form below Tamiya Mini 4/4 Design Contest Secretariat . Form is here
· In response to inquiries you may get time of a few days. Please note

Tamiya will be exhibited at the 42nd 2018 Japan Hobby Show

Tamiya will exhibit this year at the 42nd 2018 Japan Hobby Show, the biggest hands-on handmade hobby craft festival in Japan.
In the Tamiya booth located in the East 6 Hall, we also set up a corner where you can actually sample the “Sweet Decoration Series”, touch up tools and paint-related items such as high quality and easy to use craft tools, air brushes and so on.
A workshop of sweets decoration will also be held. Come and visit Tamiya booth.

42nd 2018 Japan Hobby Show
April 26th / 27th (Fri) / 28th (Sat) 10: 00 ~ 18: 00 ※ until 17: 00 on the 28th
Place: Tokyo Big Sight East Exhibition Hall East 4 · 5 · 6 Hall ※ Tamiya Booth is the East 6 Hall

■ Production experience contents
April 26 (Thursday) and 27th (Friday): Memo stand of Moose cake 2,000 yen (tax included – Material cost included)
28th April (Sat): Panda parfae 1,800 yen (tax included – Material cost included )

Date: April 26 (Thursday), 27th (Friday)
Production: “Moose cake memo stand” 2,000 yen (tax included, material cost included) 
* Partly manufactured parts used
Duration: 50 minutes
Instructor: Professor Kikuichi Kei
Capacity: 6 times. 3 times each time (Distribution of numbered tickets.

Date: April 28 (Sat)
Production: “Panda parfa” 1,800 yen (tax included, material expenses included) 
* Partly manufactured parts are used. Height: about 8 cm
Duration: 50 minutes
Lecturer: Tamiya Staff
Capacity: 6 times. 3 times each time (Distribution of numbered tickets.

The 17th Tamiya World Modelers Contest Winning Work

The contest season has finally started this year. Tamiya World Modeler ‘s Contest, familiar to Kansai model fans, was held at Joshin Super Kids Land Headquarters in the first installment. This time, which is the seventeenth this year, the number of works further increased from 130 in last year, and there were 169 entries. Works are very variety and rich in masterpiece that makes you enjoy just by watching. Among them, “New Sports X” produced by Yuuto Ota (13 years old) who won the Tamiya Prize. Last year, the nova of expectation that the height of manufacturing technology and acquisition method surprised the venue. Works which arranged a total of 5 machines around the sports car NSX have also attracted a lot of attention even at the venue, but in reality F1 and motorcycle models are also exhibited besides this. It is a hat to the momentum which made up a total of 10 works. The military division of the Tamiya Prize was awarded by Yamamoto Takeshi’s work “Fairy Swordfish Mk.I 701 Catapult Flight Corps”. Combination of biplane machine with complex structure and catapult attracted attention. If I could hear it was really a different idea but abandoned in relation to time. It seems that it seems to be the victory of the idea as it seems to be a catapult which was hastened and thought that it was produced with parts of this plaster and mini 4WD. “PT-15 torpedo boat” of Shimji Hashimoto who won the idea prize is also a work full of fun. If you push the button written “Please press” on the base, the torpedo boat swells greatly up and down with each sea level. The rare “touching I want you to touch” work in the contest made a lot of entertainers.
Of the works introduced here, works of the Tamiya Prize, the Super Kids Land Award, the Scenic Grand Prize, the Scene Small Award, the Challenge Award, the Idea Award, and the Junior Award will be held from April 10 in conjunction with the 57th Shizuoka Hobby Show We are exhibiting at Tamiya head office until May 13. When you stop by, please have a look at the work. Tamiya world contest which will increase charm every time we repeat, please expect next time.

Tatsuya Kaneko’s “brush painting” figure & accessory technique lecture vol.2 at Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi Store

0:00:00 Accessory Parts Starting
00:02:50 How to Use In-Vehicle Accessories
00:17:28 Great Activities! Kaneko-san recommended “Precision tweezers”
00:19:00 Tips to use pouring glue
00:23:00 Parts placement tips and points
00:29:00 Detail up small bucket! (How to choose a very fine drill blade) 
00:40:30 Substrate paint is “XF 9 flat hull red”. Acrylic paint Brush painting tips
00:46:30 Make your own canvas sheet with clay for sweets!

1:08:00 PVC painting edition start
1:11:28 Package is the most familiar and precious material
1:13:00 Substrate painted with acrylic paint. Doll = skin color? . How to think of shade and color scheme of objects.
1:31:00 Painting of uniform. “Gray” is also various. 
1:39:00 Color overlap with enamel paint.
1:51:00 The tools and paints that I am easy to control are the best.
1:56:30 First public release in Japan! Kaneko’s favorite for blending (blurring) · · ·
2:05:30 light → dark? , Dark → Ming? , There are various ways of blending.
2:14:40 Completion!

Tamiya Plastic Model Factory 18th Modeler Competition Winning Work

In this modellers contest, 68 works gathered, here the award-winning works among them.

Source and more: Tamiya Plamodel Factory

Official Tamiya New Item List of 57th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018 including first photo and details of 58658 TB-05 PRO Chassis Kit

■ Trade Days ※Not open to the public.
May 10th (Thu.) 9:30~16:30
May 11th (Fri.) 9:30~16:30

■ Consumer Days
May 12th (Sat.) 9:00~17:00
May 13th (Sun.) 9:00~16:00
※The first 1,000 visitors of Junior High School age (15) and below on each consumer day will be eligible for a gift!

■ Venue: Twin Messe Shizuoka


The 57th Shizuoka Hobby Show promises to be a massive festival of hobby-related fun, and Tamiya’s booth will once again be the focus of attention with the display of new and recent releases in each genre. Get down to the Twin Messe venue and take a look at the new products, taking the chance to speak to Tamiya staff, as well as doing some shopping in the sales corner. The popular Tamiya Open House event will be held on the Saturday and Sunday at the Tamiya HQ, making it a packed 2 days of hobby-related fun!

Products to be displayed at the 2018 Shizuoka Hobby Show!

Scale Models
◇ 1/700 Aircraft Carrier DDV192 Ibuki
◇ 1/35 Japan Ground Self Defense Force MCV Type 16
◇ 1/35 U.S. Light Tank M3 Stuart Late Production
◇ 1/35 German Self-Propelled Howitzer Wespe “Italian Front”
◇ 1/48 British Tank Churchill Mk.VII Crocodile
◇ 1/48 U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman “Easy Eight”
◇ 1/48 Grumman F-14D Tomcat™
◇ 1/48 German Luftwaffe Crew (Winter) w/Kettenkraftrad
◇ 1/12 Yamaha YZF-R1M
◇ 1/12 Ducati 1199 Panigale S Tricolore (Finished Model)
◇ 1/24 LaFerrari Yellow Version
◇ 1/18 Honda N III 360

R/C Models
◇ 1/10 R/C Citroën 2CV Charleston (M-05)
◇ 1/10 R/C Subaru Impreza Mexico 2004 (TT-01 Type-E)
◇ 1/10 Isuzu mu Type X (CC-01)
◇ 1/10 R/C Manta Ray (2018)
◇ 1/10 R/C Mitsubishi Pajero Metaltop Wide Black Metallic
◇ 1/10 R/C TB-05 PRO Chassis Kit
◇ Various TB-05 options parts to be announced!
◇ 1/10 R/C TRF103 Chassis Kit
◇ 1/25 R/C German Tank Panther Ausf.A (w/Control Unit)

Mini 4WD & For Kids
◇ Abilista (MA Chassis) Japan Cup 2018
◇ Dash-1 Emperor Memorial (MS Chassis) 30 Years of The Japan Cup
◇ Mach-Bullet (VS Chassis)
◇ Trairong (FM-A Chassis)
◇ Mini 4WD Cat Racer
◇ Hyper-Dash 3 Motor J-Cup 2018
◇ Hyper-Dash Motor PRO J-Cup 2018
◇ HG Carbon Multi Roller Setting Stay (1.5mm) J-Cup 2018
◇ HG Carbon Rear Multi Roller Setting Stay (1.5mm) J-Cup 2018
◇ Rowdy Bull Clear Body Set
◇ HG Aluminum Deep Rim Wheels for Low-Profile Tires (Red/2pcs.)
◇ Lightweight Plastic Spacer Set (12/6.7/6/3/1.5) (Red)
◇ 19mm Aluminum Rollers (5 Spokes) w/Plastic Rings (Light Blue)

Tools & Paints
◇ Submarine Motor Mini (for R03/AAA/UM4 Batteries/Silver)
◇ Centipede Robot
◇ Cam-Program Robot (Gun Metal & Orange)
◇ Tamiya Color Lacquer Paints (LP-31 to LP-45)
◇ Tamiya Lacquer Thinner (Retarder Type) (250ml)
◇ Decal Adhesive (Softener Type)
◇ Polishing Compound Sponges
◇ Modeling Blade (Flat Chisel 2mm)

Some highlights of the new items presented

■ 25413 1/700 Aircraft Carrier DDV192 Ibuki
DDV192 Ibuki is a fictional aircraft carrier from the comic “Kubo Ibuki” (Aircraft Carrier Ibuki) penned by Kawaguchi Kaiji (with support from Eya Osamu), which was first serialized from the December 2014 issue of Shogakukan publication Big Comic. This model creates her in 1/700 scale, complete with ski-jump takeoff ramp, a range of deck-top vehicles and much more.

■ 14133 1/12 Yamaha YZF-R1M
Yamaha’s YZF-R1 has a rich history dating back to 1998; the 8th generation of the bike, released in 2015 marked a move to a new concept for the model: developed for the circuit. With feedback from the YZR-M1 MotoGP bike and cutting edge electronics galore, the YZF-R1M has graced such races as the Superbike World Championship and All Japan Road Race Championship, one of its highly notable achievements being an astounding three back-to-back wins of the Suzuka 8 Hours between 2015 and 2017.
In addition to the model, we are also planning to exhibit a full-scale bike at the Tamiya stand!

■ 35361 1/35 Japan Ground Self Defense Force MCV Type 16
The Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Type 16 reached units beginning in 2017. An 8-wheel vehicle, the JGSDF classify it as a Maneuver Combat Vehicle (MCV), a highly mobile and well-armed vehicle intended to provide supporting fire and take on enemy armor as a part of rapid response units. Its domestically designed 105mm rifled gun provides accurate firing on the move. Tamiya designers had extensive access to the actual Type 16, and are delighted to bring you this highly accurate model in 1/35.
*Image used is from JGSDF homepage.

■ 56605 1/25 R/C German Tank Panther Ausf.A (w/Control Unit)
With the power of its L/70 75mm gun, and excellent survivability thanks to its sloped armor, the Panther is regarded by many as the finest German WWII tank. Now it appears as a 1/25 scale R/C model. Included 2.4GHz R/C unit utilizes a dedicated transmitter and MC-07 receiver/motor control unit. An assembly-type twin gearbox is installed in the hull front. Its dual Type 130 motors are controlled via the MC-07 control unit, allowing a range of speeds and turning circles, even pivots. Realistic motion is enhanced by suspension with integrated trailing arm/torsion bar components, while tracks come pre-assembled.

■ 58658 1/10 R/C TB-05 PRO Chassis Kit
This assembly kit creates an efficient shaft-driven 4WD chassis. Its composite structure with integrated lower deck and side frame sections facilitates a largely symmetrical design for balanced steering. Choose between 2 layouts, with a front motor position for superb stability, or a rear motor for dynamic drive. Steering linkage components are bulkhead-mounted to eliminate effect upon chassis roll. With full ball bearings, universal shafts and gear differential units, the drivetrain is as smooth as silk.

■ 58655 1/10 R/C Citroën 2CV Charleston (M-05)
The Citroën 2CV is an all-time classic; first sold in 1948 and produced for more than 40 years. This R/C model assembly kit recreates the Charleston version manufactured in the 1980s. The instantly-recognizable 2CV body is accurately depicted in polycarbonate, with separately molded plated parts to depict side mirrors and headlights. The M-05 chassis provides a proven base for the model: gearbox, motor, battery pack, receiver, servo and ESC are positioned for optimum weight distribution and a low center of gravity.

■ 95109 Abilista (MA Chassis) Japan Cup 2018
The Japan Cup is back again in 2018 for another season of white-hot racing across the Japanese archipelago! This special model of the Abilista is released to help commemorate the event, with the body molded in red ABS resin, a sturdy polycarbonate-ABS chassis in white, and dedicated metallic type stickers for decoration. The MA chassis is a midship unit with double shaft motor, and here is paired with gun metal color A-spoke wheels and super hard low-profile tires with sidewall lettering for a racy look.

■ 95110 Dash-1 Emperor Memorial (MS Chassis) 30 Years of The Japan Cup
2018 marks 30 years since the first running of the Japan Cup back in 1988, and this model is on hand to make it an anniversary to remember! In fact, the Emperor was the car used to publicize both the 1st and 2nd Japan Cups, so it is an extremely fitting choice. Here, it appears as a special model with gorgeous silver color metal plated body and dedicated stickers. It is based upon the MS chassis, with red and black sections, 6-spoke wheels, and super hard low-profile tires with sidewall lettering.

■ 70230 Centipede Robot
Here is a new Educational Construction series model with a bit of a twist (and a slither)! It creates a big centipede consisting of separate body sections and a central motor unit, with flexible leg parts helping propel the model as they rotate. Universal joints between the sections allow the model to negotiate obstacles and hug the terrain. Its motion can be altered by changing the number of body sections, or the leg direction.

■ Full-size vehicles on display!
Tamiya plans to show full-size examples of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT/Yaris WRC, Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M. Come along and check them out!

*image at left shows R/C model of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT/Yaris WRC, which may differ in spec to the car on show.


■ Tamiya Open House
■ May 12th (Sat.), 13th (Sun.) 9:00~16:30
■ Location:Tamiya Headquarters Office: 3-7 Ondawara, Suruga-Ku, Shizuoka

The Tamiya HQ will also be opened to the public, with members of staff from each department on hand to answer any question you might have. Add to that the informative Tamiya Archive Room, examples of real cars on display in the lobby, a model-making corner, Mini 4WD course and much more; a day at the Tamiya Open House promises fun for all!

■ Please note that photographs and videos of the above events may be used by Tamiya for publicity purposes.
■ Tamiya does not accept responsibility for accidents or injury which occur during such events. ■ Consumption of alcohol is expressly forbidden. Tamiya reserves the right to eject any customers who cause disruption or distress to other visitors.

The information on this page is current as of April 11, 2018.