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Tamiya RC Holiday Meeting Live Video Report

Live broadcast of Tamiya RC Holiday Meeting (morning section) will be delivered. Please take a look at the venue.
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara

We will deliver the Tamiya RC Holiday Meeting date (afternoon). As of now, Shizuoka City is planning to deliver a talk show, a machine introduction of Blockhead Motors, etc. due to rain.
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara

Tamiya 80th Pachi Contest Winning Works Announcement

It started with the special issue of Tamiya News in June 1970, and this is the 80th time. This year, there were many applications for the 1/35 Soviet KV-1 1941, which was just released in June. In addition to its powerful style, it is also popular for its latest modeling and ease of making, but the barrel, which is not too long, fits well on the screen, resulting in a well-balanced photo. I was also happy to see that there were many applications for new products such as the French light tank R35, the German light tank 38 (t), and the German infantry set (mid-war). Mr. Shiba’s work in the gold medal in the scene photography category is a photograph that conveys the atmosphere of the battlefield with a novel composition that has never been seen before, but this also uses a new product. We stepped up every year from the Junior Award three years ago, and this time we won the Gold Award. There are 150 applicants from 8 to 79 years old. There were also participants from parents and children, as well as from overseas such as Hong Kong, China, and Australia. The deadline for applications for the click contest is September 1st every year. When the new product is completed, first click with the camera. Please take a picture of your masterpiece and apply.
⇒ How to apply for the click contest

Scene photography category prize-winning works

Gold medal
[Author] Hinata Shiba (18) Chiba [Title] Senior Soldier [Scale] 1/35
In this work, I made a diorama of the KV-1 that fell from the bridge and the German soldiers investigating it. The bridge is made of balsa wood, and the base with height difference is made of wood powder clay with styrofoam as the core, and pebbles and flowers are placed and painted. Soldiers add gun slings and helmet straps. I shaded it with an airbrush and then painted it with a brush. The shooting was done outdoors, taking advantage of natural light.

Silver Award
[Author] Shigehiro Yoshida (62) Aichi [Title] Assault KV-1 (1941) [Scale] 1/35
The work is an image of the assault scene during Operation Barbarossa in early autumn. I chose a figure with movement and tension and placed it under the line of sight of the tank soldier. For painting, prepare paints of the same color but different tones, and paint with the consciousness of fading on the side and top of the car body. The shooting was done under natural light with a diorama base set near the brown leaves.

Silver Award
[Author] Tomoya Kawada (22) Yamanashi [Title] Tank transport training [Scale] 1/35
I made it by adding the setting that several tank soldiers are checking and observing the work procedure while referring to the material photos during the tank loading work. In the image of late autumn, the vehicle was painted in a single color of dark yellow, and the surrounding area was made of dead grass. The dead grass is ready-made or deer hair, and the ground is reproduced by sprinkling it with a sieve of real soil. I used a single-lens reflex camera and a macro lens for shooting.

Work Photograph category Winning work

Gold medal
[Author] Yosuke Yamada (56) Hyogo [Title] RUSSIAN HEAVY TANK KV-1 [Scale] 1/35
Assembly is straight except for minor modifications (wire material change, fender damage processing, etc.). The painting is a two-color camouflage of green and brown, and the state where the white of the winter camouflage remains slightly is reproduced. At this time, we finished it while paying attention to the texture expression of the kit (armor surface, casting surface, welding marks, etc.) as much as possible. Also, as a color accent, I looked into the red cloth from the tool box at the rear of the car body.

Silver Award
[Author] Koichi Hoshino (53) Gunma [Title] German Heavy Tow Vehicle SS-100 [Scale] 1/48
I wanted to express the worn-out appearance, so I filed only the ground contact surface of the tire to express the feeling that the rubber was worn out. As for painting, use an airbrush and brush to clear orange for rust that has emerged or flowed out. Clear blue is mixed with German gray that I made to give a three-dimensional effect to the car body, and it is sprayed on the shadows, and XF-57 is used for dirt around the suspension.

Silver Award
[Author] Kenichi Sanada (49) Fukuoka [Title] JS-2 1944 ChKZ [Scale] 1/35
I chose the JS-2 this time because I wanted to make a rugged Russian tank with a more vicious image. Even if you remove the fenders to expose the tracks or arrange the equipment outside the car in a cluttered manner, the effect is great, and I am satisfied that the work was as intended. In shooting, I tried to keep the overall balance by turning the barrel backwards.

More awards (in Japanese language)

Tamiya RC Live – Introduction of Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship East Japan Tournament & new RC products scheduled to be released in the fall and winter of 2020

Introduction of “Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship East Japan Tournament” held from 10:00 to September

Talk about future strategies while showing videos of the race results of each class.

Introduction of new Tamiya RC autumn / winter products

Introducing new RC products scheduled to be released in the fall and winter of 2020 !!

Tamiya RC Live – Introducing new products and holiday meetings in October & Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix East Japan Tournament “Formula E Class”

Introduction of new products and holiday meetings

・ Introducing new products for RC October.
・ Introducing the holiday meeting held in September

Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix East Japan Tournament “Formula E Class”

・ I will talk about the Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix East Japan Tournament “Formula E Class”.
・ Introducing Rikkun and Paisen’s entry into “Formula E Class” !!

Notice of cancellation of Tamiya Fair 2020

Regarding the “Tamiya Fair” that we hold every autumn, we will cancel this year from the viewpoint of preventing the spread of new coronavirus infections.
Along with this, the following events scheduled to be held at Tamiya Fair will also be canceled this year.

Expansion scheduled events (all discontinued)
· Tamiya Grand Prix world championship
· RC tank Owners meeting
· Mini 4WD station championship
· four wheel drive mini World Challenge
· Shizuoka Plastic Model Club, such as joint exhibition

To everyone that we apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

September 25, 2020 Tamiya, Ltd

Tamiya RC Live – Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship Strategy Story & Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix capture story

Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship Strategy Story
・ Talk about how to capture each class (JJ class, M sports, ST class, etc.).

Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix capture story
・ I will talk about how to capture each class (Formula E, comical, rider, etc.)
We will also broadcast the race in which Maezumi participated.

Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara