Category Archives: Customized Builds

RC WORLD No. 258 (June issue) featuring several classic Tamiya cars

The cover page is TAMIYA ‘s Mercedes Benz 190E “Divers s Art”.

Besides that, there is also content that tastes a little old Tamiya tooling car to a drift car.

It’s a popular serial series “Satoshi with TRF Setting Advice”, but the machine that Mr. Sumi Sumi picked up this month is … … THE BIGWIG (2017) !!!

Introduction of Tamiya’s old model which was very popular with oversized issue 256.
Will introduce it by age from this month.
This month is the edition of 1970!

RC WORLD 258 full of planning content (June issue)
880 yen (tax included), May 2 national bookstore is released at once!
Source and more: RC World Blog

Incredible Full-Size Tamiya Bruiser Video

We see RC cars modeled after full-size vehicles all the time. But a full-size vehicle modeled after an RC car? That’s something you DON’T see too often! Case in point, this beautiful “Tamiya Bruiser” that was on display at RCX. we’d say it’s “full size,” but it’s more accurate to say it’s “10:1 scale,” since it’s ten times bigger than the Tamiya model!
Source: Air AgeMedia Youtube Channel

History repeating – Building the Tamiya Bigwig 2017

It´s 1986, the worldwide RC-Car Boom is near on the top. To commemorate 10 years of Tamiya R/C Models, Tamiya releases a very special offroad buggy, the Bigwig. Not a normal car for it´s time. One the technical side, it wasn´t a very revolutionary buggy, like the later released Avante. The car was based on the common Hotshot, Boomerang like drivetrain, but was equipped with the legendary Tamiya Mabuchi RX-540VZ Technigold Motor, well known from the Tamiya Porsche 959 Paris Dakar, which was powered by a special 8,4V Gold Power Pack.

Anyway the Bigwig is a very special buggy in Tamiya´s R/C Car history. Because of it´s unique “one big wing” design by famed japanese designer Mr. Takuya Yura, president of the Mooncraft Company, well known for his racing car designs.

The very unique “Wing” look of the Bigwig is based on special high powered buggies which were custom made for the legendary “Pikes Peak” race in America.

After 30 years, the Bigwig is back again. What are the differences on the new Bigwig 2017 ? Not very much. The stickers were changed a little bit, as on most of the Tamiya classic re-release cars. Which can also be an advantage. The “Mooncraft” Logo on the rear wing of the Bigwig 2017 looks way better than the one on the original release in our opinion.The “new” model comes with full ball bearings, the original 80´s kit wasn´t completely ballraced. The RX-540VZ Technigold motor was changed for a special labeled Tamiya GT-Tuned Motor (like it was used for the Avante and Super Hotshot re-releases too). That´s it.

Let´s build the new Bigwig !

Car and body completed !


The result !

It was a pleasure working one the Bigwig 2017. It´s such a cool thing to build a classic Tamiya buggy. For most of the Tamiya re-releases we really like to do alternative paint-schemes on these cars. A real challenge in case of the Bigwig. Because most of the cars were built in boxart scheme. In the past and also today. The boxart scheme is great and really iconic. And it´s not really easy to find colours which suits the red, orange, yellow Bigwig stripes well. But we tried it. And we are very happy with the result. Enjoy !


The 16th Tamiya World Modelers Works, Competition Results and Ceremony

The Super Kids Land Headquarters Tamiya World Modelers’ Contest where fun works gather every year was held in Osaka. Entry works are much higher than the previous one, 130 points! It became an impressive contest where works are lined up narrowly, and the unique work group of more than usual annoyed a lot of judging staff. One of the reasons for the increase in the number of works this time, I think that there were many people who sent with friends acquaintance. Please enjoy the contest with your colleagues next time as well.

Sources (in Japanese language) and more: Tamiya, INC Homepage and Tamiya Plamodel Factoy Blog

Flashback Friday – Tamiya × Jun Watanabe Present 2015 RC Car Custom Design Exhibition

Source and more: Jun Watanabe work website & blog
Period: March 1 – 31, 2015
Room: Shibuya Liller
Tamiya’s radio controlled cars customized by 16 artists active in the front lines such as musicians, product designers, graphic designers, illustrators, cartoonists are displayed together. The radio controlled cars used for the exhibition include lineups of more famous cars such as Hornet, Grasshopper, Mighty Frog, Hot Shots, and other famous cars that have made a big boom in the 1980s. We exhibited radio-controlled cars full of individuality that was made with the theme of “unique, creative and fun” by gorgeous artists.

Participating artists BOSE / PES (RIP SLYME) / Wakana (Shonannokaze) / Takagi Ko (DJ · Producer) / CHOCOMOO (Illustrator) / JUN WATANABE (Creative Director) / Nezu Kota (Creative Communicator) / Yakazaki Takayuki (Product Designer) / Hiroaki Doi (Art Director) with Takafumi Yonezuka (Special Molding Art Designer) / Saki Rikiishi (Hyper Knitting Creator) / Takumi Yamamoto (Car Creator) / Yusuke Hanai (Illustrator) / hi-dutch (Artist) / TAKASHIMA DESIGN (RC color design & paint) / Ryuji Maehara (manga artist) Organizer

Dream Again – The First Film Of Mini4wd Cars

Director: Ye Zhengheng / screenwriter Huang Anpei / Photography Zhou Junmin
Starring: Bob Lam / Lo Tsz Lung / Li Yingyi / She Zhuoying / Chen Jialiang
Actor: Li Linen / Zhang Jiaqi / Town Yuan Industry / Huang Anpei / Fenghai Rui / micro aunt / Song Zhuoxi / Zhang Yanbo / Terry Chan / Li Jian Long / Wei㷨/ Cheung Yin Pok / Liujun Rong / Xiao Zhenfeng Ye Zhengheng / Zhang Henghao / Zhou Jian Yi / Li SIR / Ye Junting / Linzhuo Long

Special thanks to:
Wei-high model Hobby Waigo
M4 Club
Yu international bullion Group
Giraffe model house
Camera car will Foto4wd
MaskSpeed Mini4WD Racing Team
Sheng eight shops in Tsim Sha Tsui
Dance doll father of Louis ovo man
Mo Junjie
Fabio Lee

Source: Waigo Model Hobbies LTD Youtube channel

Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Vol. 17 Video
■ Venue: Toyota City Showcase MEGA WEB special circuit
Tamiya RC car festival On the second day, held !! Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix
[Junior Grand Prix] , [Women’s Grand Prix], [parent-child classic buggy], four classes of [Junior buggy Grand Prix] have been made!
Also after the first qualifying session ended, have been made have also been held in October, “American Picnic Day 2016” in the had planned to held in (the day canceled in case of rain), “Setagaya rally Grasshopper class”.

Tamiya Parts Panel Collection Series

Build-to-order manufacturing goods

Parts panel Collection Series Shop of the product until February 27, 2017, your local model dealer or Tamiya shop online please apply at.

High-quality finish is no longer region of Art

Carefully painted parts of the scale model kit, tastefully layout. It is the parts panel series that we commercialized as a fashionable 3D interior. Of course it is not “just arranged in painted parts without assembling it?” Place parts which are not necessarily flat on the sandpaper laid on a glass plate and bond them to the acrylic board of the base after creating bonded surfaces one by one. We are completing it many times over the assembly. In addition, the parts are repeatedly arranged repeatedly. So it is not too much to say that the finish is called art. Directly produce rooms and garages.

Prepare the full size layout data decided by rearranging dozens of patterns until you agree.

After painting the parts, put sandpaper on the glass plate, scrape the back side one by one to make adhesive surface.

While paying close attention, paste the parts according to the layout data.

Since parts are three-dimensional shapes, further modifications are made from various angles, such as arrangement balance and color tone of each, to determine final specifications.

Dual structure wood frame is designed exclusively.

Use familiar embossed mats in paintings and posters framing. It is an important item that makes product spread and depth.

Embossed mat embossed Tamiya mark under the center. A mark with a three-dimensional feeling exudes a high-class feeling.

Also fix the backing board with exclusive tacker with the same method as paintings and framing of posters, and seal with green tape.

I attached a hanging metal fitting and a hang string convenient for hanging. Product weight is about 5 kg.

On the side of the wooden frame, we carve grooves by NC machining, embed Tamiya metal sticker, and produce a high quality mood.

Characters on the name plate were etched. Metal texture tightens the finish of the whole panel.

Attach a sticker stating the serial number on the back of the frame. Increase premium feeling.

Product Overview
● handmade goods is dressed with careful work.
● Lay out the parts of the scale model with beautiful paint on acrylic board.
● Framed items with the same structure as artworks using high quality wood for the frame. – Tamiya metal sticker was embedded in the frame side after NC processing.
● Etched aluminum with name plate included.
● Embossed mat embossing “Tamiya logo” in the lower center part.
● “Serial number” was pasted on the back side.
● Hanging strings for wall hanging are installed.
● Product Size: Motorcycle Model Parts Panel 570 × 570 × 70 mm, Sports Car Model Parts Panel 570 × 570 × 120 mm Product Weight: Approx. 5 kg

“1/12 Repsol Honda RC 213 V” “1/24 Ferrari FXX K # 10” has appeared!

21239 / 1/24 Ferrari FXX K # 10 73,440 yen (main unit price 68,000 yen)
21238 / 1/12 Repsol Honda RC213V 54,000 yen (main unit price 50,000 yen)
21237 / 1/12 Ducati Panigale S (Red) 54,000 yen (main unit price 50,000 yen)
21236 / 1/12 Ducati Panigale S (flat black) 54,000 yen (main unit price 50,000 yen)
21235 / 1/24 La Ferrari (Red) 73,440 yen (main unit price 68,000 yen)
21234 / 1/24 La Ferrari (Black) 73,440 yen (main unit price 68,000 yen)
21233 / 1/24 La Ferrari (White) 73,440 yen (main unit price 68,000 yen)
21232 / 1/24 Lexus LFA (Pearl Blue) 64,800 yen (main unit price 60,000 yen)
21231 / 1/24 Lexus LFA (matte black) 64,800 yen (main unit price 60,000 yen)
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21229 / 1/24 Lexus LFA (Red) 64,800 yen (main unit price 60,000 yen)
21228 / 1/24 Lexus LFA (metallic silver) 64,800 yen (main unit price 60,000 yen)
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21226 / 1/12 Fiat Yamaha YZR-M1’09 # 99 54,000 yen (main unit price 50,000 yen)
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21207 / 1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1 ’05 solid specification 45,360 yen (main unit price 42,000 yen)
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■ All of this product will be made to order, purchase requires customer’s application. Shop of the commodity your local model dealer or Tamiya shop online please apply at.
■ Order reception will be until February 27, 2017.
■ Delivery of your order item is scheduled for June 2017 or later.