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List of new Tamiya items to be presented at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show


Products to be displayed at the 2019 Shizuoka Hobby Show

Static Model Products
◇ 1/24 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TS050 HYBRID
◇ 1/24 LEON CVSTOS AMG
◇ 1/24 Mazda 787B
◇ 1/12 Honda Monkey 125
◇ 1/35 British Tank Destroyer M10 IIC Achilles
◇ 1/35 German Heavy Self-Propelled Howitzer Hummel (Late Production)
◇ 1/35 Scale German Hummel Metal Gun Barrel
◇ 1/350 Scale Japanese Navy Destroyer Yukikaze Detail-Up Set

Mini 4WD & For Kids
◇ TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT/Yaris WRC (MA Chassis)
◇ Mach-Bullet Metallic Special (AR Chassis)
◇ Festa Jaune L Green Special (Polycarbonate Body) (MS Chassis)
◇ Baron Viento (FM-A Chassis) Japan Cup 2019
◇ Hyper-Dash 3 Motor J-Cup 2019
◇ Hyper-Dash Motor PRO J-Cup 2019
◇ HG Carbon Multi Roller Setting Stay (1.5mm) J-Cup 2019
◇ HG Carbon Rear Multi Roller Setting Stay (1.5mm) J-Cup 2019
◇ HG Carbon Reinforcing Plate for 13/19mm Roller (1.5mm) J-Cup 2019
◇ Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniv. Low Friction Low Profile Tire (Maroon, 2pcs.)
◇ Lightweight 13mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless/Black)
◇ Mini 4WD HG Aluminum Setting Board (Black)
◇ Japan Cup Junior Circuit Straight Section Set (Black, 4pcs.)
◇ HG 13mm Tapered Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless)
◇ DCR-02 Body Parts Set (Light Smoke)
◇ DCR-01/02 Customizing Stickers
◇ Mini 4WD HG Maintenance Base (180x210mm)
◇ MA Fluorescent-Color Chassis Set (Yellow)
◇ FM-A Fluorescent-Color Chassis Set (Yellow)
◇ Lightweight Plastic Spacer Set (12/6.7/6/3/1.5mm) (Fluorescent Yellow)
◇ 19mm Aluminum Rollers (5 Spokes) w/Plastic Rings (Green)
◇ Short Mass Damper Block (6x6x14mm/2pcs.) (Silver)
◇ Short Mass Damper Block (8x8x14mm/2pcs.) (Silver)

R/C Products
◇ 1/10 R/C M-08 Concept Chassis Kit
◇ 1/24 R/C Lunch Box Mini (SW-01)
◇ 1/10 R/C HKS Nissan Skyline GT-R Gr.A (TT-01 Type-E)
◇ 1/12 R/C Lunch Box “Red Edition”
◇ 1/16 R/C U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan
◇ 1/10 R/C Audi quattro Rallye A2 (TT-02)
◇ 1/10 R/C Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) (M-06)
◇ 1/10 R/C MAZDA3 (TT-02) (Tentative)
◇ 1/8 R/C Dual Rider (Assembled) (T3-01)
◇ M-08 Concept Titanium Screw Set
◇ M-08 Concept Carbon Damper Stay (Front)
◇ M-08 Concept Carbon Damper Stay (Rear)
◇ M-08 Concept Aluminum Steering Arms (L/R)
◇ M-08 Concept Aluminum Steering Bridge
◇ M-08 Concept Aluminum Shaft Set
◇ M-08 Concept Aluminum Front Suspension Mount (0°)
◇ Tamiya Brushless Motor 02 (Sensored) 17.5T (Tentative)
◇ Tamiya Brushless Motor 02 (Sensored) 21.5T (Tentative)
◇ SW-01 Upper Arm Connectors
◇ SW-01 Spring Set (Soft/Hard)
◇ SW-01 Full Ball Bearing Set
◇ TT-02 Adjustable Upper Arm Set
◇ TT-02 Oil Gear Differential Unit
◇ T3-01 Reinforced Differential Joint & Pinion Set
◇ T3-01 Type 370 Sport-Tuned Motor
◇ T3-01 Aluminum Motor Mount
◇ Aluminum TRF Tool Stand
◇ Setting Board
◇ R/C Trolley Pit Bag

Tools & Paints
◇ Microcomputer Robot (Crawler Type)
◇ Twist Crawler (2-Channel Remote Control)
◇ Amphibious Vehicle Set (Blue & Yellow)
◇ Centipede Robot (Clear Orange)
◇ Quick Hose Joint
◇ Quick Hose Joint Plugs (2pcs.)
◇ Modeling Template (Round, 1-12.5mm)
◇ LP-64 Olive drab (JGSDF)
◇ LP-65 Rubber black
◇ LP-66 Flat flesh
◇ LP-67 Smoke
◇ LP-68 Clear Blue
◇ LP-69 Clear Yellow
◇ Figure Accent Color (Pink-Brown)

1/24 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TS050 HYBRID
The 2018-2019 TS050 HYBRID is to make an appearance as an astounding 1/24 scale static model assembly kit! ★Length: 194mm, width: 80mm, height: 58mm. ★The honed form with multiple aero parts is recreated with great accuracy. ★Metal-plated cockpit roof. ★Comprehensive decal sheet allows creation of No.7 or No.8 car. ★Metal transfers depict headlight LEDs and side mirror surfaces. ★Masking stickers included to aid with the paint job.

1/12 Honda Monkey 125
The small but perfectly formed Monkey 125 is the latest Tamiya 1/12 scale motorcycle model assembly kit. ★Length: 143mm, width: 63mm, height: 101mm. ★Detailed 4-stroke engine with cooling fins. ★Engine, swing arm, front fork and rear fender are screw-attached to the frame. ★Features metal-plated light case, fenders, muffler cover and more. ★Synthetic rubber tires have realistic tread. ★Vinyl tubing is included to recreate various lines and cables.

1/35 German Heavy Self-Propelled Howitzer Hummel (Late Production)
The next subject for the famed 1/35 Military Miniature Series is this assembly kit of the German Hummel. ★The model authentically captures the Hummel’s form with thin fighting compartment armor and late production integrated driving compartment. ★Features coordinated sight and 15cm howitzer elevation. ★Assembly type late production tracks feature one-piece straight sections. ★Includes three figures and two marking options. ★Length: 190mm.

R/C Lunch Box Mini (SW-01 Chassis) (Tentative)
This 1/24 scale version of the famed Lunch Box is a unique, supremely fun 4WD R/C model. ★The body uses magnets for easy attachment and removal. ★The SW-01 chassis features a centrally-positioned motor which uses gears to provide power to front and rear wheels. ★Enjoy super-fun wheelies! ★Length: 190mm.

1/10 R/C MAZDA3 (TT-02) (Tentative)
Unveiled to the public at the 2018 LA Auto Show, the elegant MAZDA3 form is a new addition to the Tamiya R/C model line-up. Its sleek form is captured realistically by a polycarbonate body, and mounted on the user-friendly TT-02 chassis for controllable, reliable 4-wheel drive. The kit features a special color version of the TT-02 chassis lower deck (hard).

1/10 R/C M-08 Concept Chassis Kit
This brand new RWD chassis offers an alluring mix of traction and balance, using an MR setup with midship motor. A new gear setup and motor position allow harvesting of inverse torque from motor rotation to boost rear traction. A combination of 0-degree front suspension mount and 2-degree hub carriers gives linear steering response.

1/16 R/C U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan
The Sheridan is to become a breathtaking 1/16 scale R/C model! Its distinctive form with 152mm gun/launcher is captured in style, and with actions accompanied by sounds and lights, this kit promises to be a fully immersive scale R/C experience. ★Length: 408mm.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT/Yaris WRC (MA Chassis)
This is a Mini 4WD racer model of the 2019 Yaris WRC, a car developed for rally racing by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT. ★Its aerodynamically honed body with front canards, 2-level rear wing and more is recreated in style. ★Stickers are included to depict markings and logos. ★The model runs on the aerodynamically-efficient MA Chassis.

Baron Viento (FM-A Chassis) Japan Cup 2019
The Japan Cup 2019 gets an air of nobility with this special version of the Baron Viento on the FM-A Chassis! The body is molded in black ABS resin, with red dish wheels, and striking whitewall super hard low-profile tires. Dedicated stickers are included in the kit for decoration.

Microcomputer Robot (Crawler Type)
This assembly kit creates a crawler robot that runs using a BBC micro:bit microcomputer, ultrasonic sensor and motor driver circuit. When the ultrasonic sensor identifies an obstacle ahead, it transmits that information to the BBC micro:bit, which uses a pre-installed program to give the motors commands to avoid the obstacle. Separately sold parts can be used to control the robot remotely, and BBC micro:bits can be coded with original programs via computer, too. ★Requires two R6/AA/UM3 batteries (sold separately)

Twist Crawler (2-Channel Remote Control)
★This assembly kit creates the Twist Crawler, a model with 2-channel remote control that bests tough obstacles with the use of its dual crawlers. ★At either end of the connecting twist bar, the crawlers move in opposite directions, and each features a moving roller unit at the bottom for supreme grip. ★Kit offers 2 crawler motion ranges, and 3 positions for the stabilizing rear stay. ★Length: 168mm.

Tamiya Baron Viento Japan Cup 2019 (FM-A chassis), Tamiya Official Guidebook Mini 4WD Ultra-Speed ​​Guide (2019-2020), Mini 4WD app and some hop up parts for the Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2019

Baron Viento Japan Cup 2019 (FM-A chassis)
A special limited version of the Japan Cup based on the popular car-style mini 4WD “Baronbient”. The body is made of shock-resistant black color ABS resin, and the machine is finished in a classic and elegant machine different from the racing taste of successive Japan cup models.
The FM-A chassis with a front motor layout is used, and the battery holder and gear cover are made of low-friction resin. Also, in addition to the red-colored dish wheel, 26mm super hard low height tires printed with white wall, which is a classic style of classic cars, and metal-type stickers for exclusive use.


Tamiya Official Guidebook Mini 4WD Ultra-Speed ​​Guide (2019-2020)
The 2019-2020 version of Tamiya’s Official Mini 4WD Guide will be released to introduce the latest techniques of tune-up and dress-up! A detailed explanation of the section of the official course “Miracle Ballon Circuit 2019” of the Japan Cup 2019 is also published Many of the winners of the association are also posted. The bonus appendix comes with a specially made sticker that gathers logos of people appearing in the mook.

[Tamiya Official Guidebook Mini 4WD Ultra-Speed ​​Guide (2019-2020)]  ● Issue: Gakken Plus ● Format: A4 Wide ● Number of pages: Not determined ● Release date: May 2019, the end of the schedule ● Price: Not determined


Hyper Dash 3 Motor J-CUP 2019
Hyper Dash Motor PRO J-CUP 2019

Of course, two types of the Japan Cup commemorative motor, which has become a regular, will also appear. In order to commemorate the holding of the Japan Cup 2019, the motor full of premium feeling which made special design on the motor label and mount. Even as a souvenir, it is an item that is expected to have high demand for racing.


HG carbon multi wide stay (1.5 mm) J-CUP 2019
HG carbon multi wide rear stay (1.5 mm) J-CUP 2019 HG
13 · 19 mm roller carbon multi reinforcement plate (1.5 mm) J-CUP 2019

Three popular 1.5mm thick carbon plates (multi wide stay multi wide rear stay multi reinforcement plate) with special colors and gold prints of the Japan cup specification are available as Japan cup specifications.


Japan Cup Champion Cap 2019 is presented to the tournament winner
Continuing from last year, it is decided that New Era’s special “Japan Cup Champion Cap” will be presented to junior class, open class and champions winners in each venue and winners of the Competition De Reganz New Era Award! New Era items will be presented to the winners of the Trial Class.


App Store, Mini 4WD app for Google PlayTM (provisionally)
Tamiya x Bandai Namco Entertainment x Koro Koro Aniki’s
powerful tags are under intense development

“Mini 4WD” App Store, a new game application for Google Play under development at Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.! Full-scale races easily with a machine that is realistically reproduced with all the parts and sounds in mind. I can experience it. Please keep an eye on future trends!

● Title: Mini 4WD App (provisional)
● Genre: Mini 4WD Racing
● Delivery Platform: App Store, Google Play
● Copyright: © Shogakukan © ShoPro © TAMIYA © BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc .
● broadcasting: NAMCO BANDAI Entertainment


This year’s circuit is “Miracle Ballon Circuit 2019”
A total length of 225m “Miracle Ballon Circuit 2019” with a number of sections placed in 14 venues across the country. The official course of 2019 has three course layouts: North (North), East (East), West (West) and the division of the tournament area. The course image above is “Miracle Ballon Circuit 2019 North”. We will make timely announcements about other layout images and divisions. Look forward to the follow-up!


All three layout patterns! Check the circuit section of “North”
-“Digital Zone 2” (new section)
Mini 4WD Grand Prix 2019 Spring “Step Circuit 2019” appeared in the “Digital Zone” is a combined section that was further increased in power and more digital. Two consecutive digital dragonbacks where the machine jumps up and down after two consecutive digital corners where the machine is vigorously shaken to the left to the right are waiting for two more consecutive digital corners. It is important to prevent the deceleration here to put the machine on top speed immediately after the start. Be careful with the second and third laps as you rush into the section with speed.
● “kicker flap” (new section)
Install a flap-type device in the part where the straight with height jumps discontinuously. A light machine jumps upward without flaps falling, a heavy machine jumps parallel to the track surface with flaps falling. The weight of the machine changes the movement of the flap, and the lightweight machine has the risk of jumping off the course. The weight and angle at which the flap responds may vary from venue to venue.
● “Rising Phantom Changer” (New Section)
Rare Section “Phantom Changer” is further evolved. The caution section where speed and power are required that the machine on the speed climbs a gentle slope and lands on a wide landing, and then runs up a steep slope with an angle of 60 degrees.
● “Balancing straight” (new section)
The width of both sides of the straight course spreads, the road surface on both sides of the straight of the machine width becomes low, and if it does not run straight, the chassis contacts the road surface and significant speed loss Could lead to Only those sections that have a major impact on the running stability of the machine need careful setting.
● A 90-degree curve named “Fujitsu Pop” with the name of Fujitsu dry battery offering “Fujitsu Pop” Japan Cup. A sharp curve section that looks easy, but doesn’t look like it looks as the machine passes at high speed.
● “New Era Turn”
A corner bearing the name of the cap brand New Era that supports Champion Cap. The point is to pass the corners smoothly to accelerate the machine towards the second half of the course.
● “Flap Straight”
An area that uses special materials for the track surface that stands by straight after the up slope. What kind of material is it? Let’s wait for the appearance of the actual course!


“Trial class” new establishment! ~ New class to support your “Mini 4 wheel tried”!
A new class “trial class” for mini 4WD beginners starts!
Among those targeted for the open class, we will establish a “trial class” for those who want to participate in the tournament for the first time and want to enjoy and run “Mini 4WD” and who are not yet competitive.
In the trial class, you can enjoy the first qualifying round, the second round qualifying round, and the finals using the same circuit as the open class.
The winners of the trial class will not be represented in the Japan Cup Champions match held in October. In addition, Champions certification will not be performed.

You may practice warriors while having fun in the trial class, or you may try strong players in the open class. Japan Cup 2019 aims to be a summer festival for racers to enjoy widely!

★ Trial class Recommended for people like this!
If you just started mini 4 wheelers / If you graduated from junior class / If you are studying a tune-up on a machine / If you want to race with your favorite body or chassis /

※ Trial class, open class is one per competition Only apply and participate. We are also planning to carry out the official competitions after the Japan Cup.

Tamiya Plamodel Factory 20th Modeler’s & Sweets Decoration Contest Winning Works

Source in Japanese language: Tamiya plastic model factory Tressa Yokohama store

Tamiya Mini 4WD is hot in the Philippines


Mini 4WD is very popular now in the Philippines. The Mini 4WD specialty shop “Brick Yard”, which opened in Manila last year, is actively developing a Mini 4WD competition event locally, and more than 600 athletes take part each time the event is held. It is a big event with over 2,000 visitors, including family members and friends who come together with cheers and attendants.
In addition, the final tournament of TMAC (Tamiya Mini 4WD Asia Challenge) will be held on June 22nd and 23rd of this year, and representative players from Asian countries will gather in Manila and hot races by top racers will be unfolded It will be.

You can see Facebook of “Brick Yard” at the following link.
https://www.facebook.com/brickyardlhc/

Tamiya’s announcement of the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show



The 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show
It’s nearly that time of year again, when the world descends upon Shizuoka, Japan for the annual festival of hobby and model related products that is the Shizuoka Hobby Show! Click on the links for some advance information…

■Student Day
※Only open to students attending school, prior application required.
May 8th (Wed.) 9:30~18:00

■Trade Days ※Not open to the public.
May 9th (Thu.) 9:30~16:30
May 10th (Fri.) 9:30~16:30

■Consumer Days
May 11th (Sat.) 9:00~17:00
May 12th (Sun.) 9:00~16:00
■Venue: Twin Messe Shizuoka

Click here for the official event website (Japanese language only)

The 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show promises to be a massive festival of hobby-related fun, and Tamiya’s booth will once again be the focus of attention with the display of new and recent releases in each genre. Get down to the Twin Messe venue and take a look at the new products, taking the chance to speak to Tamiya staff, as well as doing some shopping in the sales corner. The popular Tamiya Open House event will be held on the Saturday and Sunday at the Tamiya HQ, making it a packed 2 days of hobby-related fun!

Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi 10th RC Modelers Contest Winning Works

Was selected from among 39 works.

Prize is listed in the order of entry.
Source in Japanese language: Tamiya Plamodel Factory – Shimbashi

Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi 10th RC Modelers Contest Work

As always fantastic modelling and creativity.


Source in Japanese language: Tamiya Plamodel Factory – Shimbashi

Photos of Tamiya exhibition at 46th Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2019



The 46th Tokyo Motorcycle Show, one of Japan’s largest motorcycle big events, will be held at Tokyo Big Sight. Tamiya also exhibited at this event. We will exhibit the latest models such as “1/12 Honda Monkey 125”, sell plastic models of various bikes and original goods, and experience the craftsmanship, dancing rider and dual rider maneuvering experiences. Please come by all means.

■ Date
March 22 (Fri) 13:00-18:00
March 23 (Saturday) 10:00-18:00
March 24 (Sun) 10:00-17:00

■ Venue Venue
Atoake 3-11-1 Ariake Koto-ku,
Tokyo 1st, 2nd and 3rd halls of the Tokyo Big Sight, and the Atrium / West Rooftop Exhibition Hall
* The Tamiya booth is located in the West 2 Hall and Kids Corner

The 46th Tokyo Motorcycle Show Official Site

Exhibited works at Auto modeller gathering in Yokohama 2019 including several Tamiya models


Text and photos Toru Numata
On March 2, 2019, the “Auto Modeler’s Gathering in Yokohama 2019” was held at the Yokohama Plant Guest Hall in Nissan Motor in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. This event began in 2012 with the aim of deepening interaction between model car enthusiasts, “Nissan Automotive Technology Modeler’s Club (NATMC)”, an in-house club of Nissan Group’s vehicle development company Nissan Automotive Technology . If it is a model of peaceful use car (regardless of the number of wheels), it is OK for participation regardless of scale or material, no participation reservation or cost is required. We brought the work of the day and exhibited it, and modelers talked to each other for a model consultation. It is a unique event where the low level of threshold that anyone can easily participate and the height of the level where the participants also have a promeller are living together. Let’s introduce about the model of the road car in the first part, among about 1000 works exhibited by participants who counted about 300 people.
Source in Japanese language: webCG Car Grahpic