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Tamiya figure remodeling contest 49th prize-winning work announcement


⇒Pamphlet of works participating in the 49th Doll Remodeling Contest (PDF)
In 2020, the casual daily life changed completely. Every day there are no signs of end, but the 49th Doll Remodeling Contest was filled with masterpieces filled with all of your thoughts. Thank you for participating in the contest while dealing with the current situation.

By the way, in this gold medal, seven gods depart on a treasure ship in the hope that the peaceful daily life will return as soon as possible. We have decided on the colorful Seven Lucky Gods of Kazuki Koide . Multiple motifs are composed in a well-balanced manner, and not only the details are created, but also the harmonious color scheme as one group image work is wonderful. Also pay attention to the auspicious crane turtles and the adorable zodiac animals that boarded the treasure ship as a companion to the Seven Lucky Gods. The silver prize was won by Yuji Aoyama, who participated in the contest for the first time . Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu are three-way in RC sumo. And Mitsuhide asks for the whereabouts of the game … In addition to the fun of the idea, the RC car at the tip of the little finger is a masterpiece with each family crest drawn. In this contest, works based on the appearance of Ken Shimura, who died in the spring of 2020 while being missed, stood out. Mr. Shimura’s old character is “All-Member Assembly”, and Mr. Kunihiko Sato ‘s work won the Bronze Award. Not to mention the wonderful poses of the dolls that immediately come to mind on TV, the title logos of the programs drawn on the pedestal are all three-dimensional characters! .. Mr. Sato, who exhibited for 49 years in a row and showed a technique that seems to be 74 years old, also said, “It’s really hard work!” Along with Ken Shimura, the mysterious artist “Banksy” was the most popular subject. Akira TanikawaThe work of is highly evaluated for the idea of ​​expressing the girl drawn in the silhouette of Banksy in a three-dimensional image and the good sense of the pedestal as a work. And popular YouTuber Fuwa-chan, who made a remarkable achievement this year and entered the top ten in the buzzword award, and Takuma Sato who won the Indy 500 in August 2020 for the second time and decided the pose of delight. These two people who have brightened the mood that tends to sink in this situation can be said to be the faces of this year. Naoto Okada and Norio Mushiaki, who participated in each of the similar works, won the topic award. Ms. Minoru Nagayoshi won the Idea Award . Famous photos of nurses and sailors taken shortly after the end of the war in the United States, both wearing masks this year. It is a work that also expresses gratitude to the author’s medical staff. Kenichi Hizen of the MM Award remodeled the SDF scout into a tense pose. At the age of 13, Takumi Nakayama, who tried to remodel the doll for the first time , won the Junior Award as a German soldier with an impressive painting of camouflage uniform. Both were works that could be said to be the basis of doll remodeling.

Next time is finally 50 times. I hope that you will be able to welcome this memorable tournament in a sunny mood. We are waiting for masterpieces and masterpieces that will bring a new twist to this half-century historic contest.

Winning works * Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order)


Tamiya Mini 4WD Condele No.1 “New Era Grand Prize” has been decided! Japan Cup “Condele Online” special program



Condele No.1 “NEW ERA Grand Prize” is finally decided! !! Provided by Fujitsu Dry Batteries Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE” Special Program

“Concours d’Elegance ONLINE” was held online from August 2020 to compete for ideas for dressing up Mini 4WD. MC Guts and Mini 4WD will thoroughly introduce all 12 works that won the “NEW ERA Award” in 4 periods, including JC2020 Condele 1-3 and EX held additionally from various perspectives! The three works that won the “NEW ERA Award” at the JC2020 Condele EX will be announced, and the “NEW ERA Grand Prize”, which is the No. 1 competition delegance, will be decided from all 12 works.

“Fujitsu Dry Battery Provided Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 Concours d’Elegance ONLINE” Introduction Page

00:00 Opening
01:12 About “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE”
04:16 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE EX” New Era Award, 3 winning works announced
06:14 Introduction of all 12 works that won the New Era Award
06:55 Author: ok —————————————- Title: Hexagonite COMET
08:30 Author: TKMT ★ ☆ ————————— Title: Yaris G1 Racing
11:27 Author: makoneko ————————— Title: Harusora ~ Seiku ~
13:45 Author: kentaLOW —————————- Title: MACH- [T] -BULLET
16:15 Author: Yamamachi ——————————— Title: Koi no Beach Buggy
18:47 Author: CA @ Insai Chairman ————— Title: AR-A SHINING SCORPION “Acid”
21:54 Author: Murasaki @ Murasaki Works —– Title: DRJ concept M28 / C
24:15 Author: Sun ————————————- Title: GR Supra GT3 YS
27:22 Author: Itoken @yorusen ————– Title: MANTA RAY Mk.II yorusen special
30:25 Author: DASH-24A —————————- Title: DRJ LAND VENTURE
32:42 Author: Daichi @ Kashiramoji D @Team C.O.C ———————– Title: TT02B MS Jr. type FORMULA
35:55 ​​Author: Daiya @TRIVALS ——————– Title: DRJ typeX
42:37 Guts & Doctor Other / Introduction of Featured Works
44:46 Mini 4WD new information
46:50 Ending

Winning works of the Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 Concours d’Elegance ONLINE

Introducing the award-winning works of the Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE”!
“Concours d’Elegance ONLINE”, which was held online from August 2020 to compete for ideas for dressing up Mini 4WD. Introducing all 12 works that won the “NEW ERA Award” in 4 periods, JC2020 Condele 1-3, additional EX, and other award-winning works at once. From real-life live-action machines to machines full of interesting ideas, please have a look at the many powerful works that involuntarily groan “So Kita!”!
* Click here for Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE”

Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE” special program delivery!
MC Guts and Mini 4WD will talk about the points and highlights of all 12 works that won the “NEW ERA Award” in the four periods of JC2020 Condele 1-3 EX introduced above from various perspectives (JC2020 Condele). EX’s “NEW ERA Award” 3 works will be announced in the distribution program).
In addition, the “NEW ERA Grand Prize” will be selected from all 12 works. Please look forward to it!

* The Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE” special program will be distributed on the Tamiya YouTube channel in mid-December .
* Details will be announced later.

Created to conquer – The Tamiya VQS (2020)

Besides the Tamiya Avante, probably the most beautiful and most famous Tamiya 4WD buggy of the 80s, there were also three other buggies in this series of cars. We all know the Egress, as it was the last “expansion stage” of the Avante before the scepter was handed over to the “Top Force Evolution”.
The two “entry-level models” in the competition, the “Vanquish” and the “Avante 2001”, were somewhat in the shadows.
Both models were technically almost identical and should be suitable for entry into the rc racing competition.
The use of a plastic tub chassis kept costs down. The “Vanquish” in particular was able to shine visually.
And this one has now been reissued as “VQS”. Naming rights have probably forced Tamiya to change the name to “VQS”.
Nonetheless, one of the most beautiful Tamiya buggies of the late 80s era. This buggy combines a beautiful classic color scheme with a very modern futuristic styled body, as well as, given the Hotshot and Thundershot series of vehicles, much more modern technology.
The “new” VQS kit comes with a pre-painted body, which allows the inexperienced model maker in particular to complete the model much faster.
We are particularly pleased about the improvements Tamiya gave the “VQS”. CVD’s front and rear, as well as the aluminum milled steering knuckles at the front were taken over from the Avante and Egress. In addition, the buggy is practically completely equipped with ball-bearings. Only 6 small ball bearings still need to be added.
Tamiya also has made a very nice bonus for the “VQS”. The “VQS Hi Cap Damper Set 47455”. We all know and love these dampers from the 80s. Also suitable for many other cars of that time. We have also equipped our “VQS” with the new Hi Caps. Visually and technically a real pleasure.
Overall, we went the classic way with our example. A Tamiya Super Stock BZ brushed motor and the Tamiya Hi Torque Servo Saver complete the car.
As with every Tamiya car, building it was a real treat. And the builder is rewarded with a beautiful model after completion.
We at TamiyaBlog are very happy about this iconic re-release. A real beauty, the new Tamiya “VQS” (2020)

Many thanks to Dickie Tamiya and Tamico for providing us with the Tamiya “VQS” kit.

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Tamiya figure remodeling contest 49th prize-winning work announcement

In 2020, the casual daily life changed completely. Every day there are no signs of an end, but at the 49th Doll Remodeling Contest, we have a collection of masterpieces filled with all your thoughts. This time, I focused on works based on the activities of Ken Shimura, who died in the spring of this year. You can see how much the character was loved. In addition to this, I am grateful that works with the theme of the new corona were submitted from various perspectives and participated in the contest while coping with the current situation. Next time is finally 50 times. I hope that you will be able to welcome this memorable tournament in a sunny mood.

Winning works * Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order)


Previous contest awards

Tamiya RC LIVE November 14th Holiday Meeting & Tamiya RC Advice Vol.2



Introducing the venue scenery of Tamiya RC Holiday Meeting (morning).


Introducing the venue scenery of Tamiya RC Holiday Meeting (afternoon).


Tamiya RC Advice Vol.2 Let’s start an RC car with an assembled completed model! “Introduction of optional parts you want to attach first”
Explain the optional parts that I would like to recommend first as a tune-up for the XB Dual Ridge (TT-02B chassis) and their effects.
Click here for detailed information on the products introduced in the video
00:50 OP.497 TT-02B / TT-01 Full bearing set
01:26 OP.1558 TT-02 Aluminum Motor Mount
02:26 OP.791 DF-02 Assembly Universal Shaft
03:18 OP.569 Clamp type aluminum wheel hub (6mm thickness)
03:46 OP.587 φ5mm shim set (3 types, 10 sheets each)
04:06 OP.1799 TT-02 High Torque Servo Saver Set (with aluminum horn)