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Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Vol.3 plastic model course special edition – Tatsuya Kaneko’s scene view modelling technique

September 24, 2018 (congratulation) Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Published at Shimbashi Store
00:02:00 Let’s think about the image of the scene!
00:04:30 Easy to use with a good size “Display base”
00:06:55 Let’s draw sketches!
00:10:30 Prabang determine the height of the terrain at
00:16:20 think about the “way of showing the ground”
00:20:50 tips of frame-making by Prabang
00:30:50 styrene board in making the basis of the ground
00:40:40 Leave the texture of the soil to “scene texture paint”!
00:50:40 vehicle and fit the ground
00:53:30 vehicle layout point of considering the “highlight”
00:58:30 ★ important ★ control the psychology of “viewer” in eye-catching
01:02:03 Let’s grow “grass” with static glasses!
01:07:45 One way to use bonds for woodworking
01:15:35 When the grass grows the road can be created
01:18:30 How to sprinkle static glasses
01:20:30 secret? Kaneko flow “How to stand up the grass”
01:33:57 “The weathering master” also raises the ground reality!
01:40:00 Let’s use tools that are easy to control by myself
01:46:00 Excellent usability ” trolley set”
01:48:30 a device of “utility pole”
01:51:50 “cutter saw “Easy grain expression
02:01:35 “Runner” is a simple material of wood
02:05:45 Fixing method of tank
02:08:30 How to make a title plate
02:11:30 How to put on crawler tracks and tire marks
02:14:18 completion!

Inspired by Tamiya, SMKN students build electric cars

Author: Bandung Raya

Starting from his anxiety about vehicle pollution, Anggi Ramdani and five students from SMK 1 Lemahsugih, Majalengka Regency innovated to create an electric-fueled Car. The car named “Parikesit Electric Road Vechile (ERV) is inspired by a tamiya toy car that has a power source from the battery.

The assembled car stole the attention of visitors who attended the EPITECH XII West Java Vocational Education Exhibition held at Kerkof Field, Garut Regency, November 13-15 2018.

Anggi said the project was motivated by concerns about pollution caused by motorized vehicle use. “We were inspired to make environmentally friendly cars, which go green and do not cause pollution,” said Students of Light Vehicle Engineering majors, Wednesday (11/14/2018).

Whereas in the assembly, Anggi said that he was inspired by the toy car he played since childhood, namely Tamiya, whose source of energy was from the battery.

This Parikesit project has been prepared since four months ago to be exhibited in the EPITECH event. “The processing time is approximately four months and is deliberately prepared for the EPITECH exhibition,” he said.

He explained, Parikesit ERV is capable of driving at speeds of 25 kilometers per hour and is able to withstand loads of up to 200 kilograms. Brushless DC motor type vehicles have a maximum power of 1000 Watt with a maximum current of 20 amperes.

In addition to using the battery as a driver, the material used for the body of the car is a mixture of Polyourethane and coated with resin (fiber). “We deliberately use these materials because they are easily formed,” he said.

Anggi said that Parikesit ERV is still in the stage of development and improvement. Later when it is perfect, there will be opportunities for schools to start marketing to the community. “We still need to improve to improve this car, the plan is to add energy sources using solar panels and other innovations. If it’s ready, maybe the school can start marketing,” said the class XII student.

With this innovation, Anggi hopes to be able to change people’s views about schools that stand in the countryside no better than schools in cities. “Why do you have to choose a far-reaching school if there are also good schools in (near) villages that are ready for the facilities and infrastructure,” Anggi added.

The name Parikesit itself is taken from the name puppet. Parikesit is a child of Abimanyu and grandson of Arjuna.

Editor: Dadang Setiawan
Source in Indonesian language: GALAMEDIANEWS.COM

Tamiya Mini 4WD with & without mass damper comparison video

With or without mass dumper. That's the question. マスダンパーを装備したマシンと装備していないマシンの比較動画です。 #mini4wd #ミニ四駆 #tamiyamini4wd

Gepostet von TAMIYA(タミヤ) am Donnerstag, 22. November 2018

Yamaha Aerox 155 with Tamiya livery wins modification award Customaxi 2018

Yamaha Aerox Livery Tamiya is the Champion of the Daily Use Customaxi Class of Bekasi – Each modified contest has regulations that must be followed by participants.
If you follow it, it could be the key for the motorbike to qualify as a winner, like this Yamaha Aerox 155 owned by Andri Pradita Djaya.
His Yamaha Aerox 155 carries a simple concept with the Tamiya livery being a champion.
Namely in the class Daily Use Modification Yamaha Customaxi 2018 in Bekasi (11/17/2018).
Even if it is hand made, the modified spec is more powerful for daily use.
“Initially I was insecure with other contestants who had changed a lot and used a decent part.”
“But after I read and carefully regulated, I was optimistic to become a champion,” said Andri.

With a racing theme combined with strong concepts such as Aerox livery Tamiya, Andri’s steps are certainly easier.
To make Aerox like this Andri needs a budget of Rp 6 million with the modification process carried out for 3 months.
“The difficulty is to determine the mature concept and make this modification myself at home,” explained Andri.
Basically the body of Aerox has already been painted in red Ferrari.
Then just given blue, red and white graphics and added a logo of typical Japanese cars, namely Tamiya .
So that this Aerox modification will be more complete, some modified parts are also installed.
Just mention the use of Black Devil exhaust , Black Diamond radiator cover , rear shock absorber Aerox Type R milk tube models and other parts.
Not only that the visor of the Yamaha Genuine Accessories made a chrome-plated luxury.
Mix and match simply with the quality of detailed workmanship successfully bringing this bike to the championship.

Modification data
Board: IRC
Rim: Repaint
Front shock: YSS Fork kit
Rear shock: Type R
Muffler: Black Devil
Cover radiator : Black Diamond

Author Irsyaad Wijaya, Source in Indonesian language

Paint Meisters booth at Tamiya Fair 2018

Kindly provided by Mr. Toshio Tanaka,


Honda RA 107. All are drawn with a brush from the back

Toro Rosso Honda, nose and side pontoon are being reworked.

Volkswagen Beetle. After being painted from the back, it is painted off from the surface.

Volkswagen GTI – Robhuff. All are painted from the back.

It is the color of Japanese juice package. All are painted from the back.

Mini 4WD Toyota TS050. This also paints and pastes all logos etc from the back.

More photos of Tamiya 58660 Dynahead 6×6 G6-01TR and other Tamiya related projects from PDC DESIGNWORKS


TAMIYA-CARSON & EXCIT3D partnership for remote races and attempt for a world record

The German sales office of one of the world’s leading manufacturers of model kits and remote-controlled vehicles and EXCIT3D GmbH have agreed on a partnership for RC vehicles controlled in real time via the Internet.

In a first step, TAMIYA-CARSON Modellbau GmbH & Co. KG will provide its own vehicles, which EXCIT3D will equip with its real-time remote module. In future, TAMIYA and CARSON vehicles can be controlled by drivers thousands of kilometers away via the Internet. EXCIT3D produces additional superstructures and body parts using the 3D printing process.

First video images of their test drives:

Purposes for these model vehicles are:

E-Sports: Remote Racing. Live races with RC vehicles controlled via the Internet as a world novelty.
Remote advertising and demo test drives for sponsors.
Online remote world record attempt with the Carson Crawlee Beetle XL (prototype).
To our world record attempt:

For the first time, a vehicle moving in a mobile radio network travels more than 20 kilometers through several radio cells and is controlled in real time alternately by drivers from three continents via the Internet.


The drivers control the vehicle from up to 15,000 kilometres away:

The drivers control the vehicle with their PC from a distance of up to 15,000 kilometres. (Threats, on the other hand, always remain within sight)
The drivers see the moving images of the vehicle’s onboard camera on their monitor and control it via their keyboard.
In the record attempt, at least three drivers from three continents are used in flying alternation.
The transmission speed is 300 ms.
Data is transmitted to and from the vehicle via LTE.
(According to Vodafone, this is only possible with 5G).
The aim is an entry in the Guinness Book of Records.

A maximum of three sponsors will be admitted.
The RC manufacturer Tamiya has already been chosen as one of the sponsors.
The logos/claims of the sponsors will be placed on the vehicles.
The logos/claims of the sponsors appear in the transmitted videos.
The logos/claims of the sponsors will be published as far as possible via the offline material (videos) and in the press releases on the world record attempt.
The video images of the world record ride from the onboard camera and other cameras will be transmitted worldwide on the Internet.
In addition, classic TV providers are contacted.

Original source in German language: EXCIT3D