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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
Address: 2-44 – 12 – 1 F, Futagaya, Shibuya – ku, Tokyo

Source in Japanese language: WWD Japan

Tamiya Eurocup Austria

The Tamiya Eurocup Austria is one of the oldest RC Racing series in Austria, continuously from the 80s to today.
It has 3 classes for beginners up to pros, M-chassis racing and race truck series.
The new Championship 2019 just began. The new champions are determined in 10 races.
Cups and championship prizes are waiting for the participants, you can be part of it!

More information at and

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

Source in Japanese language: Tamiya Plamodel Factory – Shimbashi

Tamiya booth videos from the Nuremberg Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair 2019

Presented items list

R/C Models
1/14 R/C Volvo FH16 Globetrotter 750 6×4 Timber Truck
1/10 R/C Audi quattro Rallye A2 (TT-02)
1/10 R/C Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) (M-06)
1/10 R/C Citroën 2CV Rally (M-05Ra)
1/10 R/C Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler 1977 Monaco GP Special Edition (Painted Body)
1/10 R/C Ford Mustang GT4 (TT-02)
1/10 R/C M-07R Chassis Kit
1/10 R/C DT-03 Chassis Black Edition w/Racing Fighter Body
1/16 R/C U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan (Tentative)
1/14 R/C Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3363 6×4 ClassicSpace (Light Gun Metal Edition)
1/8 R/C Dual Rider (Assembly Kit) (T3-01)
1/10 R/C Toyota 4×4 Pick-Up Mountain Rider
1/10 R/C HKS Nissan Skyline GT-R Gr.A (TT-01 Type-E)
1/10 R/C TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TS050 Hybrid (F103GT)
1/10 R/C Comical Hornet (WR-02CB)
1/12 R/C Lunch Box “Red Edition”
Aluminum Shift Servo Horn [TROP]
LED Light for MFC (φ3 / Red / 1,100mm) [TROP]
LED Light for MFC (φ3 / White / 1,100mm) [TROP]
LED Light for MFC (φ3 / Yellow / 1,100mm) (2pcs.) [TROP]
φ5.5×0.5mm POM Spacer (4pcs.) [OP]
T3-01 One-Piece Rear Axle Shaft Set [OP]
Rally Block Tires (Soft/2pcs.) [OP]
Aluminum Servo Step Screws (4pcs.) [OP]
Aluminum Hi-Torque Servo Saver Cap [OP]
Multipurpose Driver Figure [OP]
TT-02 Adjustable Upper Arm Set [OP]
TT-02 Oil Gear Differential Unit [OP]

Scale Models
1/24 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TS050 Hybrid
1/12 Honda Monkey 125
1/35 British Tank Destroyer M10 IIC Achilles
1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109 G-6
1/24 Ford GT
1/24 Lancia Stratos Turbo (Silver Color Plated)
1/6 Dax Honda Export 70
1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I
1/35 U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan (Vietnam War)
1/35 U.S. M551 Sheridan Photo-Etched Parts & Metal Gun Barrel Set
1/35 U.S. MCI Cartons (Vietnam War)
1/35 German Tank Destroyer Marder III M “Normandy Front”
1/35 U.S. M3 Tank Lee
1/35 British Army Medium Tank M3 Grant Mk I
1/35 German Army Tank Crew
1/35 German Army Infantry
1/35 German Schwimmwagen
1/35 WWII U.S. Tank Crew
1/35 British 6-Pounder Anti-Tank Gun
1/48 Japan Ground Self Defense Force Type 16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle
1/48 German Heavy Tractor SS-100 & 88mm Gun Flak37 Set

Mini 4WD Koala Racer
Dancing Divine Doll (MA Chassis)
Lord Guile (FM-A Chassis)
Razorback (FM-A Chassis)
Mach Frame (FM-A Chassis)
Copperfang (FM-A Chassis)
Hexagonite (MA Chassis)
Geo Glider (FM-A Chassis)
Black Saber Premium (Super-II Chassis)
Mach-Bullet Metallic Special (AR Chassis)
Mini 4WD Pig Racer GT
HG Lightweight 19mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless/Gun Metal)
HG Carbon Rear Roller Stay for Super X Chassis (1.5mm)
HG Carbon Wide Rear Plate (for AR Chassis) (1.5mm)
FM-A Fluorescent-Color Chassis Set (Green)
Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniv. White Tires & Black Plated Wheels
Low Friction Large Dia. Arched Tires (Maroon, 2pcs.)
Aluminum Spacer Set
(12/6.7/6/3/1.5mm, 2pcs. each) (Black)
DCR-01/02 Customizing Stickers
DCR-02 Body Parts Set (Light Smoke)
Super XX Fluorescent-Color Chassis Set (Orange/Yellow)
Reinforced Gear Cover (for MS Chassis) Pink
Mini 4WD Station

Tools & Paints
Fine Engraving Blade 0.4mm
Fine Engraving Needle 20°
Tamiya Cutting Mat a (A4 Size/Blue)
LP-61 Metallic gray
LP-62 Titanium gold
LP-63 Titanium silver
Air Control Valve II
Quick Hose Joint
Quick Hose Joint Plugs (2pcs.)
Tamiya Fine Lapping Film #8000 (3pcs.)
Chain-Program Robot
Twist Crawler (2-Channel Remote Control)
Amphibious Vehicle Set (Blue & Yellow)
Pulley (L) Set (Metallic Gray)
Ladder-Chain (Blue, Yellow) & Sprocket (White) Set

Tamiya’s scale models and RC car winning again the annual excellent model award selected by German model specialist magazine

The selection result of “Model des Jahres (model of the year)” selected by German scale model speciality magazine “Modell Fan” was announced at the “Spielwaren Messe” venue. This award is selected from among the new models released in Germany in 2018, the best models of each genre are selected by the selection committee of “Modell Fan” magazine reader vote and editorial staff. This time, “1/48 Super Marine Spitfire Mk.I” “1/35 American Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan (Vietnam War)” was awarded. In addition, 2018 excellent model award selected by miniature model speciality magazine “Modell-Fahrzeug (model vehicle)” which handles car and motorbike scale model · RC · die casting, slot car etc. widely “Model Fahrzeug des Jahres” as “1/14 electric RC Big Truck Series Mercedes · Benz Arocs 3348 6 x 4 Dump Truck “. In addition, he received “Best Brand Award” as Tamiya.

More Awards for Tamiya!
The results of the 2018 Modell des Jahres (Model of the Year) have been announced by German magazine Modell Fan has at Spielwarenmesse! Tamiya is delighted to report that our 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I and 1/35 US Airborne Tank M 551 Sheridan “Vietnam War” both both honored with the awards, chosen by the magazine Modell-Fahrzeug awarding our ground-breaking 1/14 R / C Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3348 6×4 Tipper Truck model the 2018 Modell-Fahrzeug des Jahres award, and Tamiya itself a Best Brand award.

While waiting for the Toy Fair 2019 – Retrospective of past TamiyaBlog visits to Nuremberg Toy Fairs 2008-2018

The arrival of Nuremberg Toy Fair wakes up the child in us, it’s our yearly chance to visit, admire, meet and talk to our favourite model maker, TAMIYA, INC. While looking forward to the fair next week, looking back in our archives we saw that it will be already our 12th visit in a row, so we thought we would like to revisit few of the highlights of the previous years 2008-2018, hope you will enjoy them too.












All detailed original articles can be found easily by using our site search function with the keyword Nuremberg and the corresponding year.

Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Vol. 26 video report

Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix was held at the tourist attraction “MEGA WEB Toyota City Showcase” in Odaiba.
Junior Grand Prix and Junior Buggy Grand Prix for the elementary and junior high school students.
Women’s Grand Prix for women’s driver.
Parent-Child Dancing Rider participating in a pair of junior high school students and parents and newly held one Yanris WRC One Make Race My Yaris WRC.
The players who participated enjoyed a good time.
More infos and photos can be enjoyed here.

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.

Modified Tamiya Dash No. 1 Concours de Elegance winning award

Mikey’s masterpiece “Emperor Resurrection” (on the picture) based on “Emperor” which was given “transcendence remodeling”

“Mini 4WD” boasts two boom in the 1980s and 1990s, boasting a cumulative sales volume of over 180 million units. In 2012, due to the revival of the official race “Japan Cup”, the popularity is rekindling involving adults who were once children. Meanwhile, the competition “Concours de Elegance” (hereinafter referred to as Condale) competing for the appearance of the machine as well as the race is showing great excitement. This time, Mikey, who was awarded the “NEW ERA Award” (Best Award) selected by the popular vote of the participants at the “JC2018 Tokyo Convention” Condale, attention to the creation of the winning work “Emperor Resurrection” I heard what I thought was driving.

■ The remodeling point of commitment is “low car height and light and dark paint color”

– Please tell me the history of “Mini 4WD”.

“It’s been 2 years since I was an elementary school student and when I became an adult.It was about half a year ago when I began a Condale in earnest”

– What machine was the source of “Emperor Resurrection”?

“Dash No. 1 · Emperor (Emperor)”

– Please tell us about the remodeling points you stick to when making it.

“The most sticking point is the whole detail balance.Originally, the car height is high, but how to lower the overall balance is rebuilt several times at various places and the dark color of paint color With light and dark shades of bright colors, we devise ways to embellish the silhouette of Emperor. ”

■ Won the Best Award, “This was the first time I made it for Condale in earnest”

– “Designed not to lose the” soul “of” Shijyōrou (the main character of the manga “Dash! Shikaro” which became the fire of the first Mini 4WD boom, Emperor is the main machine) ” As a matter of fact, where is it expressed?

“First of all, as a premise, to make sure that it is an emperor is conveyed firmly, although it is set to be a contemporary design, decals of the first emperor such as” 496 “and” DASH! “Are also redesigned Then I’m getting into it. In addition, we also put the letters “4wD” of Hachimuro of Shiichiro. ”

– What was the hardest part of the production process?

“At first, I was worried that I could make the first emperor potato stylish, (laugh) I also started with a no plan at all, so I made it with my own feeling only, so I explored it It was a pleasant time and a fun point. ”

– How many machines have you made for Condée so far?

“I had something for the race twice about Condale, but this time for the first time I made it for condi in earnest.”

– I think that it depends on the machine, but on average, how long will it take to produce one?

“Since I only have time to find the time after my child goes to bed, it will take about 2 months or so,” Emperor Resurrection “took about 2 months.”

■ I noticed that “making itself is more fun than winning the race”

– As a condole producer, what do you think is the most important technology?

“Because I am a beginner model beginner, I do not know what is important technology, but if I dare to say it, is not that I do not give up? (Laugh)”

– How do you decide the concept of the work?

“Because Condié of Mini 4WD has a high degree of freedom, it is very difficult to decide the concept, but since it is free on the contrary, I started making it anyway, and I made the concept visible from the way.”

– What triggered the creation of Condale work?

“I had been making a racing machine all the time since I originally returned, but when I was aware, I noticed that at some point” making things itself is more fun than winning the race. “In retrospect, mini 4WD is grown up as an adult The reason I began to become a chance, it was because I was surprised to see the condylé machine and say “This is the mini 4WD Like this !?” Why not there is no reason to do it (laugh) ”

– Is it also included in regular races? Have you entered on a machine different from Condée if it is entered?

“For racing it is made for racing, and in my case the way of making it is different, each making it separately because I am making different ways to make it separately”

– What kind of work do you want to challenge in the future?

“I’d love to challenge” shooting star “I liked when I was a child!”

– What is “Mini 4WD” for yourself?

“What I thought most of all about mini 4WD is a connection with people, I think that it is a wonderful communication tool that can make friends with various people beyond the difference of years.One machine was able to meet a lot of people I think that it is a completed machine, so Tamiya who has been working for many years, thanks to all the people who play mini 4WD! ”

Source in Japanese language: Oricon News