Category Archives: Event Report

Loading the legendary Tyrrell P34 from the Tamiya Museum for the upcoming Suzuka Circuit Sound of Engine event

Sources and more: Suzuka Circuit & Tamiya INC Twitter

Tamiya Fair 2019 Special Sale Items

Special Sale Items
■ 1/35 American Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan (Vietnam War) (white box) (4,070 yen)
■ 1/35 American anti-aircraft artillery M42 Duster (with 3 dolls) (white box) (2,860 yen) )
■ 1/35 German light tank 38 (t) E / F type (white box) (2,640 yen)
■ 1/35 Deutsche Bahn armored P204 (f) (white box) (¥ 3,630)
■ 1/35 Ground Self-Defense Force light Armored motor vehicle (LAV) (white box) (3,080 yen)
■ 1/24 Countach LP500S (clear coat red body) (white box) (3,300 yen)

* What is a white box (shirobako)?
This is a prototype model kit that will be produced in a limited production prior to the product launch. The outer box and assembly drawings are printed in simple form, and the color and shape of the parts may differ from the product version.

■ Toyama’s “ Rural Manju (5 pieces) ” made by Tamiya Fan (1,026 yen)

Approach the secret of the JGSDF Type 16 Maneuver Combat Verhicle talk show

■ Appearance: Kenya Motoshima 2nd Class Rikusa (JGSDF Fuji School Armor Department), Kazuya Yoshioka (Promodeler / Monthly Armor Modeling Advisor)
May 12, 2019 (Sun.) At the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show (in front of Twin Messe Shizuoka West Building 1st floor small exhibition hall) A talk show was held inviting Mr. Kazuya Yoshioka, a modeler who is active in the field of military models, with the Ground Self-Defense Forces engaged in the 16th ceremony. Please look forward to the valuable stories unique to the Shizuoka Hobby Show, from expert commentary on actual vehicles to questions that model fans are interested in!

“Can I start radio control when I’m 40 years old?” Commemorative event for the book release by manga artist Hideshi Abe at upcoming Tamiya Fair 2019

© Shuji Abe (Akita Shoten)

Is it possible to make radio control from the age of 40? Radio control is incredibly interesting.
Book release commemoration talk show & autograph session / event stage

Experience story told by manga artist Hideshi Abe who had a RC car that he had admired as a boy. The popular essay manga published in Akita Shoten’s web magazine “Manga Cross” has finally been made into a book! In commemoration of this, a talk show by the author, Hideshi Abe, was held. We will talk about the live voice of RC fans. In addition, we will welcome a talk show with Kayama Yamazaki (pdc_designworks representative) who also designs Tamiya RC cars and mini 4WD! At the venue, a special advance sale & autograph session for the book that will be released on November 20th will be held. Don’t miss this precious opportunity!
* Books are sold all day from 11/16 to 17 during Tamiya Fair.

Sunday, 17th November ● Talk show 13:30-14:30 ● Sign session 14:30-15:30

New Guinness world record of longest Tamiya Mini 4WD track

On November 3rd, 2019 an event was held at Amagi Dome in Izu City sponsored by Kimura Foundry to break the existing Guinness record for the world longest the Mini 4WD mini course, it was achieved with 3191.58 meters total length, congratulations!

Sources: Mini 4WD @Twitter & Kimura Foundry Co. Ltd.

Tamiya Fair 2019 announcement

November 16th (Sat.) 9:00 – 17:00
November 17th (Sun.) 9:00 – 16:00

Twin Messe (Shizuoka City, Japan)

Great news for Tamiya fans, as the Tamiya Fair is back again in 2019! Last year, we welcomed some 25,000 visitors to Shizuoka. The venue will feature a variety of experiences to enjoy, including exhibitions of Tamiya products, interactive events for visitors to take part in, limited edition goods, and a Tamiya Shop corner. We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us at Tamiya’s autumn hobby extravaganza!

Product announcements (North & South Halls)
Take a closer look at Tamiya’s new and recent releases for Autumn and the New Year. The displays will feature static, R/C and Mini 4WD models. We await your visit!!

Tamiya Shops (North & South Halls)
A great line-up of products from current items to original goods and more! Don’t pass these special stores by, as it’ll be well worth your time taking a look in the Tamiya Shops.

Tamiya R/C World Championship 2019 (North Hall)
The North Hall will play host to an epic battle of R/C driving as competitors from domestic competitions lock wheels with top-notch drivers from Asia and North America on a specially-designed circuit, to decide who will become this year’s Tamiya R/C World Champions. The racing will take place on both days, with the finale on Sunday. Come and cheer the drivers on!

Shizuoka Plastic Model Club Exhibition (North & South Halls)
Shizuoka, home of the plastic model industry, is also host to a large number of model clubs, and their work forms the main part of this enthralling exhibition of highly realistic models including airplanes, tanks, cars and much more.

48th Figure Remodelling Contest (North Hall)
Take a roughly 5cm Tamiya 1/35 scale Military Miniature Series model, and turn it into a completely different subject: that’s what the Figure Remodeling Contest is all about! Entries for the 48th running will be on display, so don’t forget to take a look.

1/16 R/C Tankers’ Meet (Nov. 16th, South Hall)
On November 16th (Sat.), the South Hall will play host to an R/C tank battle that will pit such historical giants as the Tiger I, Sherman, KV-1 and more against each other in 1/16 scale. With individual and team events, it’s the perfect stage to see these large-scale beasts in action!
Click here for more information about the 1/16 R/C Tankers’ Meet. (Information in Japanese only)

Thrilling Mini 4WD Races! (South Hall)
November 16th (Sat.) sees the showdown between top Mini 4WD racers from the network of 500+ Mini 4WD Station stores. Come and see who is crowned Mini 4WD Station Challenge champion on the 3-lane circuit! November 17th (Sun.) promises an international air as Japan’s best take on Mini 4WD enthusiasts from around the world in the Mini 4WD World Challenge 2019.
*Please note that only racers who have already qualified can participate in the above races.
A Concours d’Elegance will be held showing some of the most stunning Mini 4WD creations of the year.

Beginners’ Programming Workshop! (South Hall)
Programming is fast becoming a key element in education systems around the world. This workshop offers a great introduction to programming with IchigoJam, and all necessary materials come provided. The Cam-Program Robot will be awarded as a present upon completion of the workshop.
★We are presently readying an advance application form.

Self-Defense Force Corner (South Hall)
The ladies and gentlemen of the Japan Self Defense Force are once again planning to honor us with their presence. This is a fantastic chance for you to get up close and personal with 1/1 scale Self Defense Force vehicles and ask questions of the men and women who work with them.
★More details will be provided as and when available.

Comical Grasshopper Hands-On Event (South Hall)
Tamiya’s Comical Grasshopper (WR-02CB) is a super R/C kit. The South hall will host an area where you can experience for free the wheelie-ing fun of this charismatic buggy!

Lunch Box Mini Hands-On Event (South Hall)
Tamiya’s Lunch Box Mini (SW-01) is a little bundle of fun. The South hall will host an area where you can have a go at driving it for free. It’s easy to control, so novices and experts alike will soon get the hang of it!

Decoration Series Workshop Corner (South Hall)
The Tamiya Decoration Series is enjoying a boom among customers in Japan. Come down and take part in this workshop, which gives you a taster of the allure of the fascinating world of the Tamiya Decoration Series.
★Visit the stand on the day to find about the schedule and reserve a place. ★Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Plastic Accesory Workshop Corner (Nov. 17th, South Hall)
Plastic artist Saori Shiba will be in attendance, and running a workshop showing how to make wondrous creations in the medium of plastic.
★Visit the stand on the day to find about the schedule and reserve a place. ★Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Plus a Host of Other Fun Activities!
There is so much else to enjoy at Tamiya Fair 2019: Mini 4WD Construction Corner, R/C Truck Corner and more. You will never be short of something fun to do!

Attend the TRF R/C Tour
Enjoy a hobby-immersed experience with the TRF (Tamiya Racing Factory) team at Tamiya Fair 2019! This comprehensive tour includes a look around the Tamiya Fair, an R/C model construction workshop, driving R/C models on a circuit and more.
Click here for more information about the TRF R/C Tour. (Information in Japanese only)

79th Tamiya Pachi Contest winning work

The AFV model photo contest “Pacchi” has reached 79 times. This year’s application was received from a wide range of age groups, from the youngest 10 to 78 years old. In addition to regular customers, there are many new applicants, and in recent years there has been an increase in the number of participants in their teens and 20s. This time, the junior prize in the work category has become three winners. In addition to reliable production techniques, it is also necessary to have expressive power through photography. The finish as a photograph is particularly important, and the photograph that accurately conveys the goodness of the model work has won the top prize. In addition to the classic German tanks and Allied vehicles, there were solid entries for new products such as the M551 Sheridan and M3A1 Scout Car. The deadline for the contest is September 1 every year. Once you have completed the model, first click with the camera, regardless of the shooting equipment. Please take a photo of your masterpiece and apply.

Winners of the 78th contest

Scene photograph section winning work

Gold medal
[Author] Hiroshi Kajishima (57) Tokyo [Title] Battle of the Bulge [Scale] 1/35
The work itself is a small oval base. How do you hold the camera from a low angle, and how do you show it as a powerful and powerful work? ! That was the first point of this time. I put the background image on the board, set it on the table in the garden, and then took a picture with the camera. The joy of shooting a lot of photos from different angles and taking a confident shot is really great!

Silver Award
[Author] Naruhiro Yoshida (61) Aichi [Title] M551 in South Vietnam [Scale] 1/35
“Sheridan” with the feeling that I made when I was in elementary school. This may be a memorable kit for the 50th anniversary of MM, and this time, with this as the leading role, a Buddhist image peculiar to this region and subtropical plants made in this area are placed in the jungle of Vietnam, and the situation is broken down and reproduced. did. Also, I took a picture under natural light while paying attention to the background plants and vehicle scales taken from the net

Silver Award
[Author] Satoshi Konno (58) Saitama [Title] Frac Tower in Vienna [Scale] 1/35
Although it is a high-firing turret that actually existed in Vienna, the design is original. The crest of the tower was Vienna, so I wrote the emblem of the Habsburg family. The tower feeling is emphasized with the Aori composition, but the amount of information about the artillery and soldiers is limited, and vice versa. The photo was taken outdoors on a sunny day and a Canon compact digital camera was used.

Work photo category

Gold medal
[Author] Ling Yingming (45) China [Title] CARRO ARMATO M13 / 40 [Scale] 1/35
This work is a 13/40 tank of the Italian army Caro Almart developed in North Africa during World War II. In order to express the state of operations in the desert, a flag and raincoat were made with a two-component epoxy putty. The body is packed with various bags, sandbags and crawler belts. The painting is a desert situation, and we used weathering techniques to express the realism of tanks overworked on the battlefield.

Silver Award
[Author] Yosuke Yamada (55) Hyogo [Title] Heavy self-propelled howitzer Hummel Late type [Scale] 1/35
In addition to detailing the details with metal wires, an additional armor cover is added to the characteristic side grille. The painting was made with a disc pattern camouflage to create the final image. Weathering is performed with a sense of use and a three-dimensional feel of mud dirt. I used a digital single lens reflex camera to shoot the neutral color and natural perspective.

Silver Award
[Author] Shinya Sato (51) Fukuoka [Title] U M551 Sheridan (Vietnam War) [Scale] 1/35
Sheridan in Vietnam looks blackish, but considering the scale, the olive drab is lightened with basic paint, and highlights are added to the turret and the top of the hull to enhance the three-dimensional effect. In order to create a Vietnamese atmosphere, the red-brown mud stain is expressed with a splash paint around the legs. Regarding dolls, the commander’s helmet is a little disappointing.

TRF Suzuki Kiyokazu Suzuki and Satoshi Maezumi running M-08 chassis at MAZDA Challenge Cup at the Tamiya All Japan Championships Nagano

Paisen RC Vol.15 Tamigra Nagano Tournament TRF Paisen (M-08 vs. M-08)

This is a running video of the MAZDA Challenge Cup, an M sports championship run at the Tamiya All Japan Championships Nagano. I’m paying attention to TRF Suzuki Kiyokazu, TRF Maezumi Satoshi (Paisen) and TRF.
Source: Paisen RC channel

A very different full sized Tamiya Grasshopper at the Red Bull Box Cart Race 2019 in Japan

Team NONmotorize
This is a gravitation mountain bike team “NONmotorize” that has been in business for 16 years. 4 selected members will participate. I remembered the buggy that I loved when I was a child when I thought that it was a vehicle that raised the feelings of the audience as well as the participants themselves. This cart is made from unnecessary parts of mountain bikes collected from team members. Can you run through the course lightly and show off your brilliant jumps!?

Sources: Soapboxrace Red Bull & smp/SH@NONmotorize @ Twitter