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2017 Tobu Tamiya modelers contest awarded works announced

Many works gathered at the venue of Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro store this summer.
In the contest this time that counts the 34th time there are 202 entries that are significantly larger than the last year’s 187 points, and I think that there are many people who actually went to see it, but the exhibition hall is a work filled with power It became full. This time we will introduce the remarkable works from among them. Although it is not possible to introduce all entries, it would be greatly appreciated if you could feel a part of the contest. As for the Tobu contest, we are planning to report twice, Tamiya News October issue (Vol.581), November issue (Vol.582). Please also look at Tamiya news.

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

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Tamiya Modelers Gallery 2017

July 27 – August 1, 2017 at Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro 8F Faction Hall (1 to 3)
10 am – 8 pm, on the last day admission until 5 pm FREE

Nostalgic past revived , Model making that can express the future as expected. The Tamiya Modeler’s Gallery will be held this year as well, an exhibition filled with the charm of the making hobby that anyone can go through once. The attention of this time is the actual car exhibition of Tyrell P34, the only 6-wheel machine F1 history. For older fans, it will be a great item to make time travel in the 1970s. Of course, it displays scale model, mini 4WD and RC model together. Experience events such as Mini 4WD workshop classroom and sweets decoration production will also be carried out. It is an exhibition full of fun to watch, play, shop and forget time.

Tamiya Modelers Gallery Event Information Introduction

“Tobu Tamiya Modeler’s Contest” Work Exhibited
Model Fan The Tobu Tamiya Modeler’s Contest, which is a remarkable feature . Entry works including scene works, single works, sweets decoration etc. will be on display. Pleasantly devised, please look carefully at the painting and remodeling techniques carefully finished up to the detail. Also, on 29th July (Saturday) we will also present awards ceremony for contest winners inside the hall.
■ Tobu Tamiya Modelers Contest Awards Ceremony: Saturday, July 29 (Sat) from 1 pm

The last “Tobu Modelers Contest” prize-winning work

Tyrell P34 Six Wheeler actual vehicle exhibition
F1 The unique layout of six-wheeled vehicles for the first time in history is still adequate. In 1976 of Debut Year, he won third place in the team ranking and also appeared in Japan’s first Formula One Grand Prix held at Fuji Speedway the same year. This year Tamiya modeled Tyrell P34 for just 40 years. I will exhibit the actual car of Tyrell P34 held by Tamiya in this memorial year.

Koji Ishizaka and his colleagues
will exhibit the works of everyone of the model club “Rokugan” where Mr. Koji Ishizaka, an actor mini gallery acting as chairman, will serve as president. As the name of the party is known from “presbyopia” as you know, everyone is a senior modeler. However, it is only a masterpiece that casually shows how the model is being produced while enjoying it.

July 30 (Sun), Mini 4WD Junior Challenge in TOBU held!
On the official 5-lane course in the hall, on 30th July (Sunday) we will conduct an official competition for elementary school fourth grader – junior high school grader
→ Click here for details

It is held every day!
At the special circuit in the Mini 4WD event competition, we hold a popular Mini 4WD competition everyday. (Except Sunday) In addition to the competition which anyone can participate three times a day, we will also race only “DCR – 01 (DECLOS – 01)”. In addition to selling kit and parts, we also prepared a pit space for convenient assembly and setting.
■ Mini 4WD competition
held 4 times a day (excluding 7/29, 8/1)
Race start time
● 11:00 ~ ● 13:30 ~ ● DCR – 01 (DECLOS – 01) Limited Race 16:00 ~ ● 18:30 ~
※ First come first served 90 people (No entry fee)
※ The reception will start 30 minutes before each race starts.
* Only DCR-01 (DECLOS-01) limited race can participate in vehicles equipped with DCR-01 (DECLOS-01) body.
※ Because of the awards ceremony on 7/29 (Saturday), there are no times of 11:00, 13:30.
※ Because there is no closing time at 17 o’clock on the final day 8/1 (Tuesday), there are no times at 16:00 and 18:30.

Mini 4WD Workshop
Mini 4WD Workshop (fee) will be held every day. Staff will carefully advise things that you do not know about assembly.
■ 7/29 (Saturday) · 7/30 (Sunday) is held 4 times a day (Production required time 60 minutes)
* We will distribute numbered tickets from 12:00 a.m. the first time in each morning.
10:30 ~ ● 13:00 ~ ● 15:00 ~ ● 17:00 ~
■ weekdays 10:00 ~ 18:00 ※ last day 8/1 is 10:00 ~ 15:00
※ fully occupied at the time There are times when you wait.
【Participation fee】 972 yen (tax included / with running batteries)
【Use kit】 18637 Festa Jaune, 18638 Tri Gale, 18639 Abilista selected one.

Sweets decoration production experience
Miniature sweets “Sweets Decoration” made from clay which is gaining popularity mainly among women. On July 30th (Sun) we will hold a production experience (charged). Please challenge us to make cute candy accessories. (Works can not be eaten) ※ Advance reservation is required.
■ 7/30 (Sunday) “Jam cookie charm”
held nine times (Production required time 30 minutes)
● 10:30 ~ ● 11:10 ~ ● 12:50 ~ ● 13:30 ~ ● 14:10 ~ ● 14:50 ~ 15:30 ~ ● 16:10 ~ ● 16:50 ~
※ First come first served 10 people
【participation fee】 324 yen (tax included / material cost included)
Cooperation: Pastel Suites

Suites Decoration production experience application method
■ From July 20th (Thursday) we will accept your participation by phone. Please note that the reception will be closed as soon as you become a participating capacity.
※ Participation Application / Inquiries: TEL 03-5951-8664 (11: 00 ~ 18: 00)
Tamiya Modeler’s Gallery Contact: Takeshi (Bunma) · Sato

Beginner’s big welcome! RC car experience corner
At the RC experience corner, we hold a hands-on event that enables us to experience the pleasure of maneuvering, including a demonstration of a powerful RC trailer and RC tank every day. Of course it is a beginner’s big welcome. Please also join us for the first time for children and women at RC.

Exhibition corner
We will show you the splendor of the model from this summer’s new product to the topical model such as a beautifully scaled scale model and a mechanical attractive RC model. In addition, you can see the masterpiece whose model fans nationwide skillfully exercised, such as the exhibition of prize modification contest winning works.

The 45th Doll Modification Contest Award-winning Work Exhibition
Doll Modification Contest is a model contest using a soldier doll of about 1/5 mile height miniature series. From a handy remodeling just changing the pose or combining accessories, artisans who will transform themselves into completely different people and characters, even ideas of fight with the fun of ideas, anyway the soldier dolls are based on Even a bad work OK! You can emphasize the movement of the doll or make you feel the story if you devise not only the doll but also the background etc on the table.
Exhibited works that were made over time with the news of the year and the person who became a hot topic. Please take a look at the achievements of winning works.

Prize- winning works of the previous “Doll Modding Contest”

Work exhibited by RC · Model Special Magazine Exhibit
RC Special magazine “RC Magazine” “RC WORLD” introduced RC machines, model magazines “Model Art”, “Hobby Japan” and “Armor Modeling” magazines Exhibited at each publisher booth. Of course we prepared a related book sales section.

Sales corner · event selling products
Look, after shopping, of course, shopping. Plastic models and RC models, original goods, as well as publications such as Tamiya news and catalogs are abundant. Event sale items and so on. Please wait for further information for details!

⇒ See Tamiya Modelers’ Gallery’s leaflet (PDF)

Tamiya Grand Prix Mazda Championship Media meeting race experience session

14 people from 13 media participated in the media meeting race experience session

 This time we will have a qualifying twice to compete for the best lap of the lap in 4 minutes and decide the final grid. The final race is a feeling of running a four-minute race with all 13 cars. However, in the actual “Tamiya Grand Prix All-Japan Championship MAZDA Championship”, qualifying competition (2 to 3 minutes) competing twice is done twice. It is said to be once in the final race (3 to 4 minutes).

ASCII.jp is No. 1 in the preliminary round and gets a brilliant pole position!

 First of all , please watch this video of Wonder Driving on the car loaded with “GoPro” and Cerevo’s data logger ” LOG-1 ” using multipurpose stay bundled with M-07 . G, etc. on the machine are also displayed on the screen, it seems like watching the actual race of the car. I can understand that radio control is motor sports well.

Here is a video of the race taken in a bird’s-eye view from the control board. Even in the scene where I was definitely falling down on M – 05, M – 07 which is bent with stable cornering is amazing!

In addition, for manians, past racing videos that ran in the normal M – 05 roadster in the past are also pasted. Compared to the sharp running of the M – 07, it is M – 05 handling which was fixed.

M-07 chassis excellent stability feeling even if it rides on the corner marker

Alcazar gets the top of the body like “no attack, no chance”!

 As expected, the MAZDA Championship sponsored by Mazda. As well as the actual race, even in the race experience session, the secondary awards are quite amazing! Beginning with participation award “Be a RC driver sticker”, 3rd place is “mumble towel together with human horse”. Second place is “Mazda 787 B illustration T-shirt”. And the first place is “Mazda USA Daytona Cap” and “Write down special illustration board”!

“MAZDA Championship” offers luxurious supplementary prizes in addition to trophies and shields

 There are two illustrations on the illustration board, Roadster and Demio, with the autographed autograph of Yanagisawa Chief Designer at Demio, who is Chief Designer and Chief Designer of Nakayama.

Demio (left) looks better, it is a radio control specification where a body post is drawn

 Yeah, but M – 07 Demio so often ran! Because I ran comfortably too much, I wanted to get interested in some real car Demio. Actually, the body of 1/10 radio controlled car that was reproduced elaborately is drawing out the actual taste of the car in the world. No, really!

Feeling that the chassis is twisted moderately and the tire on the rear side of the inn is grounded to the end

Sorry! Demio liked it! I would like to try out a real car as well!

 By the way, the victory factor of this time was to combine temporarily and precisely assembled it with precision so that the gear of the drive part, the bearing, the suspension arm, etc. can properly output 100% of the original performance properly when assembling the kit I think. If the machine understands and assembles the function of its parts, it will return properly as it is. This is serious! So, I think that radio control is super recommended to understand that around happily.

 Hobby that a big adult can become a smile like this child is not quite right, is it? Especially for pure children. Parents who wish to make your child an engineer or a racer have options to see for the first time from the radio control!

Mr. Koji Noma (head of Demio development) of Mazda Product Headquarters headquarters is a radio control freak enough to serve as the director of the radio control section called MRF in Mazda. Mazda 323 (Mazda Familia) that Mazda first won in WRC on this day also participated in the race with the Demio body painted on the color

 The Tamiya Grand Prix All-Japan Championship All-Japan Championship (MAZDA Championship) (exciting entry fee), which is exciting to the highest like this, will hold a total of 17 competitions until the Kyushu Games on October 14, starting with the Kansai Games held on June 10. From Aichi Tournament on July 1, M – 07 will be available as well.

 And athletes who won the district conference compete at the top of the world at the world competition “Tamiya World Champion Decision Battle” to be held in November! Even just watching the race is fun, so please feel free to visit us when you hold nearby. It’s really fun!

M-07 Shakedown is recommended for the following sets?

 I will post the setting data of my machine that won the last. Those who got M – 07 in Sokko, even for reference during shakedown.

M – 07 works better enough to fill the rebound, but the machine tends to be peaking

【Chassis】 M-07
【Body】 Mazda Demio
【Tire】 S Grip
【Car height】 Front 5.5mm / 5.5mm
【Toe in】 Before + 1.5 / After -3.0
【Camber】 1.5 degrees / 1.5 degrees before
【Rebound】 3 mm before / after 2 mm

 For the M – 05, the setting to shake the car in the stable direction was a standard for the front rebound. However, since there is not much worry about rolling over or winding around the M – 07, reducing the rebound will make the car move better. As for the setting direction, it may be better to conscious of a touring car rather than an M chassis.

Original source and more: ASCII.jp

Dr. Kaneko Tatsuya’s “brush painting” technique lecture video from Tamiya Plastic Model Factory


May 21, 2017 (Sunday) Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Published at Shimbashi Store

0:02:05 Let’s imagine the completed shape!
0:06:03 How to choose colors, how to find. I will make my own recipe.
0:10:05 Select “Gray”
0:20:10 Preparation before painting. Assemble it to this point.
0:25:20 Leave the base of MM to “Halred”!
0:34:30 Advantages of Tamiya color (acrylic paint)
0:39:00 “Orientation” of brush carrying is also important
1:00:55 The rolling wheel is a toothpick
1:04:30 Leaning color is diluted
1:07:35 Various usable “Sponge brush”
1:19:25 There is no failure in the tank model!
1:22:20 End of first half
1:22:35 Track base color + Sumi putting paint is easy and real
1:29:00 What is “model reality”?
1:33:20 I use it for a scale model as well! The item for sweets decoration
1:36:10 The decal does not cut off!
1:47:35 Concentrate here! Highlights that increase the three-dimensional effect
2:06:11 “Sumi putting” work tightening the finish
2:22:40 completion!

Painting which influences the finish of the plastic model. “Although it was good until it was assembled it failed with coloring …” “I think that it is necessary to have air brush, special tool, difficult technique to paint well …” etc, I think that there are also many people who suffer from painting I will. So we invited Mr. Tatsuya Kaneko who is active as a promoter, and explained techniques of “painting brush” using Tamiya color, which can be handled easily by beginners. We will release a number of know-how that can be easily practiced from basic to applied, such as how to paint demonstrations and colors, with subject matter of military model. The interestingness of brush painting, various expression methods widens the enjoyment of model making!