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Tamiya Mini 4WD is on the mask of a tribe? A solo exhibition that displays and sells the body made by collaborating stickers


By Murakami Nomoto

The artist Funny Dress-Up Lab, who creates works from mini 4WD’s dress-up stickers, will hold an unknown tribal mask of the mini 4WD body at the art gallery “TOMIGAYARRD” in Tokyo / Fudagaya from February 23rd We hold a solo exhibition that sells and sells the work “mask series” that I regard as ” Until March 10th.

The limited time mini 4WD shop “Tomigaya model store” is also open at the venue. You can also purchase mini 4WD, optional parts, scale model with Tamiya model.

The artist ‘s Funny Dress – Up Lab was born in Chiba Prefecture in 1978 and lives in Kyoto Prefecture. It is fascinated by the color, shape, version misalignment etc. of the sticker for dressing up the mini 4WD, and uses only stickers that do not process, creating a collage work.

■ Funny Dress-up Lab Exhibition & Tomigaya Model Store Pop-Up @ TOMIGAYARRD
Date: February 23 – March 10
Time: Thursday and Friday from 15: 00 to 20: 00, Saturdays and Sundays from 13: 00 to 20 : 00, Monday Tuesday – Wednesday 1
Place: TOMIGAYARRD
Address: 2-44 – 12 – 1 F, Futagaya, Shibuya – ku, Tokyo

Source in Japanese language: WWD Japan

Tamiya Special Racing Buggy and the Terminator movie

Tamiya radio control gearbox has been diverted (right and left) to the most distinguished name “gobcha meka” at the head of the end skeleton. The one owned by T – STUDIO is a 21st – century version (some old specifications must be obtained one day …) with some specification changes. Because many Japanese parts made of plastic parts have been diverted inside, so also on occasion.

What makes movie props fun is that these ready-made items are diverted. Twenty years of hardship to identify this part …. I found out that it is still available in home country, and ordered in large quantities. Until now, we have made our own by guessing the dimensions, but at last this “finally the same spec as authentic” comes true. A world of complete self-satisfaction.

Parts that should originally play the core of radio control, parts that should play an important role of tank …. In the early 1980s, they might have felt “It was not born to be used like this” at the beginning of Hollywood’s studio in the head and chest of the terminator. However, it gains “another existence value” and it is now proud as a part of the symbol of masterpiece movies [complete]

The basic silhouette is handmade by clay, but ready-made items are being diverted in detail parts where sharpness is required

Source: T-STUDIO Hatanaka Makoto @ Twitter

Tamiya Plamodel Factory 10th 1/48 Modeler’s Contest Winning Work



Source in Japanese language: Tamiya Plamodel Factory – Shimbashi

47th Figure remodeling contest prize winning work announcement

In 2018, when the 1/35 military miniature series, the origin of the figure remodeling contest, celebrated its 50th anniversary. Since the release of the memorable first figure model “German tank soldier set”, how much figures have “transformed” into various characters in this contest?

Well this time the Gold Prize is a work of Kunihiko Sato who participated in contest work for 47 years . I unwrapped the packing of the submitted work and thought that this year’s theme was animals … When I see it, the breath drawn by all the judges is a work called “BODY ART” of overseas artists There is a motif. In addition to naked modeling where the observation power and drawing skill are questioned even in figure modification, it is awarded to clearing a number of hurdles that various people of various poses combine and finally show them to animals by body paint. Mr. Taro Nagaiuchi’s silver prize is a point of evaluation, with the unique sense of texture of the Ainu’s costume, as well as the design sense of the pedestal that created the space well within the limited space and the sense of unity with the work. And Kenji Nagashima’s “USA” who won the bronze prize is also called an idea victory which integrated the new and old elements of the 2018 episodes and the 1/35 MM soldier figures engraving history of 50 years into a single work. It is a fun piece.

In the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the World Cup of Football Russia, the Koshien Summer in the summer was a memorial tournament and a sports big event was awesome in 2018. Tomohiko Nagayoshi chooses Naomi Osaka from among those players. Cute nationwide cute answer would be popular, one of the face of 2018. And Kazuyoshi Kondo who produced a popular character of a TV program traveling around Japan all over the electric motorcycle . The remodeling of the two of us was chosen as the topic award. MM prize is a tribute to the 1st / 35 MM series first work, Kiyoshi Okuyama participating in a German tank soldier who was carefully built in detail and an officer riding set familiarized as MM’s first animal model , And Naoto Ukita’s works, which tanks partially used in the background effectively draw out the soldiers’ feelings, are awarded, respectively. And Morio Oshjiro uniquely expresses the key man who holds the key to world affairs and gained an idea prize. Strength preservation of not only the idea but also the work of “inverse triangle” which catches a huge missile is awesome.

The 1/35 MM figure has continued technological evolution in 50 years, but the fun of figure remodeling still remains unchanged. You can change the orientation of your arms and face slightly, or just combine accessories. Everyone please feel free to participate in the contest with the figure modeled with the latest technology.