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Tamiya figure remodeling contest 50th prize-winning work announcement


In 2021, there were many topics such as the Tokyo Olympics and the success of Major League Baseball players that made us feel radiant even in the corona, and thanks to you, the “Pachi Remodeling Contest” has reached its 50th anniversary. I am deeply grateful to all the fans for their support over the years. This time, there were many works that expressed the excitement of the Tokyo Olympics from various perspectives, and I think many of them were worried about the conflict with the deadline.

By the way, the memorable 50th gold medal award is a collaboration between Yuji Aoyama ‘s Olympic competition and Sengoku warlords. Not only the unique idea, but also the high reproducibility of the details of the armor helmet and the production of the pedestal that tightens the work shines. The theme of the work of Norio Mushiaki of the Silver Award is the encounter between two legendary major leaguers. Being able to express ideas in 3D instead of 2D is the fun of figure remodeling. And the bronze medal is the work of Naoto Okada , who also conveys the spirit of the gold and silver medalist of the Tokyo Olympics . It is a work that looks exactly like a single body, which can be said to be the basis of figure remodeling that beautifully reproduces the skeleton and movement of the body that can not be deceived. Furthermore, this time, Kunihiko Sato of Iwate, who has been exhibiting continuously since the start of the contest in 1973, was awarded the 50th Anniversary Special Award. Produced 45 pictogram performances representing each competition, which became a hot topic at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. Take off your hat for the vitality that doesn’t make you feel the age of 75 years old in terms of conception, production speed, and craftsmanship! We are expecting more and more success to further improve the exhibition record.
For the Topic Award and Idea Award, I chose the works that greatly excited the 50th contest. Maruno Yoshiaki’s parade andHidetoshi Shuto ‘s “Human Character” is the origin of the 1 / 35MM series, a fun group of soldiers from all over the world. Mr. Kunihiko Sato, a major figure in the contest, appears in Mr. Shojiro Morio ‘s work. Did Mr. Sato expect that he would be the subject of his work? The above three works won the topic award, and Ms. Minoru Nagayoshi won the idea award for a timely collaboration in which the pictogram performers of the Olympics celebrated the 50th contest. The MM prize is Hiroyuki Kimura . At first glance, it is humorous to see US soldiers inspecting German Goliath tracks. This scene, which you can see in battlefield photos, is well-balanced in a vignette style. The rookie award is for Hidekazu Nomura , a nostalgic idea work for “camel battery” . The pose of the base figure is skillfully used and combined well with Wild Willis. Isn’t it an interesting approach to imagine the subject matter from the pose of the figure? Takakazu Miyagi (15 years old) of the Junior Award is based on a historical graphic novel set in his hometown of Okinawa. It is a heartfelt work that tells the misery of war.

A figure remodeling contest that has reached a memorable milestone. We will take a new step with our fans, hoping that the current heavy days will end. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Winning works * Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order)



■ Pamphlet for works participating in the 50th doll remodeling contest If you wish to have a pamphlet for the 50th doll remodeling work, enclose a stamp worth 140 yen in an envelope, and specify your address, name, and the pamphlet for the 50th doll remodeling work. Please apply to the following. (Please contact Customer Service for back numbers) Tamiya Co., Ltd. Customer Service “Puppet Remodeling Brochure 50” Section, 3-7 Ondabara, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka 422-8610
⇒ 50th Doll Remodeling Contest Participating Work Brochure (PDF)
⇒ Click here for details on the “Doll Remodeling Contest (in Japanese language)”

Tamiya Grand Prix Champion Finals, Tamiya RC History and Christmas Special 2021 introducing the Tamiya Off-Road Meeting and a special talk show



Introducing the Tamiya Grand Prix Champion Finals and Tamiya RC History!
・ We will deliver the pattern of the Tamiya Grand Prix Champion deciding match 2021 held on Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th! Introducing the Jr / GT / TRF Grand Prix class as the second part. ・ In Tamiya RC History << 25 >>, you can see “Toyota Celica GT FOUR”, “Super Astute 2WD” and “Ferrari F40” released in 1991.


Christmas Special 2021 !! Introducing the Tamiya Off-Road Meeting and a special talk show!
・ We will deliver the pattern of the Tamiya Off-Road Meeting held on 12/12 (Sun)! 4 classes held (Classic Buggy, Tamtech Gear, Dragon Challenge, Super Avante) ・ As a Christmas special talk show (1) Introducing new products released in December 2021 (2) Looking back on the 2021 Tamiya RC, Maezumi , Kono, Sunahara’s Tamiya RC of the Year announced! (3) We will introduce Tamiya products that are ideal for Christmas gifts.
Cast
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Takayuki Kono

Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship Kyushu Tournament, Champion Finals and Tamiya RC History



Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship Kyushu Tournament and Tamiya RC History!
・ Introducing the Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship Kyushu Tournament held in Greenland, Arao City, Kumamoto Prefecture on Saturday, November 27th. ・ The Formula E class final video in which Tamiya Maezumi, also known as Paisen, participated is also released. See driving techniques on slightly slippery roads! ・ For Tamiya RC History << 23 >>, please see “Bullhead” and “Tyrell 190 Ford” released in 1990, “Nissan 300ZX IMSA / GTO” and “Jaguar XJR-12 (Daytona specification)” released in 1991. to introduce.


Introduction of Tamiya Grand Prix Champion Finals and Tamiya RC History!
・ We will deliver the pattern of the Tamiya Grand Prix Champion deciding match 2021 held on Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th! First of all, I would like to introduce the M Sports ST Grand Prix class as the first part. ・ In Tamiya RC History “24”, you can see “Barehawk 2WD”, “Honda NSX” and “Lotus 102B Judd” released in 1991. *

Tamiya Mini 4WD Live Vol.11 & Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2021 Concours d’Elegance online program



Tamiya Mini 4WD LIVE Vol.11 (December 2021)
Live program distribution “2021 / Year-end Mini 4WD Featured Items Special Feature!” Japan Cup 2021 information and condele’s schedule announced next year 2022 Explains books and comics that will be released at the end of the year, such as the mook book “Introduction to Mini 4WD Super Speed ​​Condele” that understands everything, and the first volume of the mini 4WD manga “Mini 4 King” that is being serialized in Korokoro Comic. In addition, we will carefully introduce the attention-grabbing Mini 4WD related items that you want to enjoy during the year-end and New Year holidays, and the new product information that was announced in a hurry.
Cast ・ MC Guts Master Ueda


Approximately 1,600 dress-up works were posted online on SNS, and “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE” competes for ideas for dress-up of Mini 4WD, which showed great excitement. MC Guts and Mini 4WD will thoroughly introduce all 16 works that won the “NEW ERA Award” from various perspectives! The four works that won the “NEW ERA Award” at JC2021 Condele 4 will be announced, and the “NEW ERA Grand Prize”, which will be the No. 1 in the Concours d’Elegance, will be finally decided from all 16 works. “Powered by FDK Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2021 Concours d’Elegance ONLINE”
Introduction page https://www.tamiya.com/japan/mini4wd/JC2021condeleonline.html
NEW ERA Award ・ 12 works / 16 works in total
・ Author: Mottsun @TIDALWAVE —- ・ Title: Mantarei Jr MSP ・ Author: ok ————– ———————— ・ Title: Backblader 2045 ・ Author: Daiya @TRIVALS ———— —– ・ Title: Poseidon X BAD SP ・ Author: Kojikoji ————————— ・ Title: Wild Zaurus REX ・ Author: Muka D ——————————– ・ Title: Road Storm Dragon ・Author: Shige-kun ☆ ———————— ・ Title: Mantarei Jr MSP ・ Author: RAVEN ——– ———————– ・ Title: ELEGLITTER Arcana ・ Author: Pen —————- ——————- ・ Title: Find the Era Glitter! ・ Author: DuN 4WD ————— ————- ・ Title: About Jio ・ Author: TKMT ★ ☆ ——————— —- ・ Title: Igni Racing GT ・ Author: JinFuji @ Team Sudden Sakigumi! — ・ Title: Great Emperor Full Aero Formation ・ Author: Koru no @ Mini 4WD — ——— ・ Title: Comical Pander Net

Tamiya Honored in the 2021 Modell Fahrzeug Awards

Tamiya is delighted to announce that it has been honored multiple times in the 2021 awards given by the readers of the prestigious German modeling magazine “Modell Fahrzeug.” Tamiya was bestowed with the “Premium Brand” prize for R/C model makers, and two of our models were also singled out for awards:

Electric R/C Model Awards – 1st Place

Item 58682 1/10 R/C 1991 Audi V8 Touring (TT-02)
This classic took part in the 1991 German Touring Car Championship, and would eventually be driven to the drivers’ title by racing legend Frank Biela. This radio control model assembly kit depicts the car in 1/10 scale, with light cases and separate parts for side mirrors.

Static Model (Various Scales) Awards – 1st Place

Item 12057 1/12 Porsche 935 Martini
This static model assembly kit recreates the powerful Porsche 935, which eventually took a championship in the 1976 World Championship for Makes. It is a highly detailed kit with detailed engine, opening doors and hoods, plus photo-etched parts for a super-realistic finish.

Tamiya is proud to have received these recognitions and is constantly striving to produce models at the highest level of quality. We would like to thank our fans in Germany and across the world for their continued and valued support.

Tamiya RC Live with details of the new Tamiya Astute TD2 chassis



Introduction of Tamiya GP All Japan Championship Iwate, live broadcast of Hokkaido, and detail announcement of NEW 2WD Offroad machine!
The final A-main of each class (Jr, M-Sport, ST, GT, TRF Grand Prix) of Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship Iwate held on Saturday 23 October. We will also explain the setting of each class winning car.
Tamiya Grand Prix Hokkaido held in Sapporo on Sunday 31 October.
We will show the details of the new 2WD off-road machine for the first time in the world. This is a must-see for those who are interested in the chassis structure and body style.
Cast
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Takayuki Kono

Tamiya Mini 4WD Live Vol.9 – Japan Cup 2021



The Japan Cup 2021 will be resumed at last!
We will send you the live report of the Osaka event held on the day, and the interview of the participants of the pre-Shizuoka event held at Tamiya head office.
The popular corner “Mini 4WD Academy” will feature “Japan Cup History” from 2012 when it was held again.
In addition, the full story of the Laser Mini 4WD body parts set announced on the Tamiya website is also revealed!
Other mini 4WD information will be delivered via YouTube Live as soon as possible.
During the live broadcast, you can post comments and ask questions, so please join us and all the Mini 4WD racers.

Tamiya RC Live – Tamiya GP All Japan Championship & Tamiya RC History 20, 21 & 22



The final A-main of each class (Jr, M-Sport, ST, GT, TRF Grand Prix) of Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship West Japan held on Saturday 9th October. We will also explain the setting of each class winning car.
We will broadcast the Tamiya Grand Prix Hokkaido held in Sapporo on Saturday 30 October.
In Tamiya RC History (20), off-road models “Iglesse”, “Astute”, “Nissan King Cab” and “Madcap 2WD” released in 1989 will be shown!


The final A-main of each class (Jr, M-Sport, ST, GT, TRF Grand Prix) of Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship East Japan held on 10/10(Sun). We will also explain the setting of each class winning car.
We will broadcast the Tamiya Grand Prix Hokkaido held in Sapporo on Saturday 30 October.
In Tamiya RC History (21), we will introduce “Saint Dragon”, “Ferrari F189 Late Type” and “Avante 2001” which were released in 1989 and 1990.


Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship Okayama held on Oct.16(Sat). We will also explain the setting of each class winning car.
We will broadcast the Tamiya Grand Prix Hokkaido held in Sapporo on Sunday 31 October.
In Tamiya RC History (22), “Toyota Hilux Monster Racer”, “Manta Ray 4WD” and “Mercedes-Benz C11” which were released in 1990 will appear!