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Tamiya Spring Hobby World 2021

March 6th (Sat) -April 4th (Sun), 2021
Venue: Shizuoka Country Hamaoka Course & Hotel, 3rd Floor Culture Floor
Time: 10:30-18:00 (free admission) Address: 2070-2 Kadoya, Omaezaki City, Shizuoka Prefecture 437-1615
Organizer: Kawamura Cultural Promotion Foundation
Special cooperation: Tamiya Corporation

At a clubhouse reminiscent of a palace on a small hill in Enshu-nada, we will hold an “exhibition” that conveys the charm of Tamiya. Shizuoka Country Hamaoka Course & Hotel, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, is a traditional golf course that has been open for more than 50 years, but the 3rd floor of the clubhouse has a gallery where you can hold solo exhibitions and art exhibitions, and Tamiya in February 2019. We hold an event with the concept of “touching and enjoying” our products. In this exhibition in March 2021, we will introduce RC cars and Mini 4WD, including scale models that can be said to be Tamiya’s representative products. A plastic model with an eye-catching precision finish. An RC car where you can enjoy the fun of control as if you were driving a real car. It is full of “twin star charm” that has captivated many fans, such as the Mini 4WD that can be customized even if it is small. At the venue, you can enjoy a scene exhibition that gathers large scenes created by a scene artist, an original picture exhibition of a package that can be said to be the face of the product, and RC car experience maneuvering, and also Tamiya’s original goods as well as models for souvenirs. Enriched. We look forward to welcoming you with attractive content that will convey your emotions even if you leave the venue.

Tamiya Spring Hobby World Venue (when held in February 2019)

Tamiya Spring Hobby World Exhibition Contents

■ Scale model
It is a model reduced to a fraction of the actual size. The museum item (museum collection) and Tamiya’s plastic model, which has been highly acclaimed overseas, can be said to be a small replica that conveys the genuine charm, features, and structure as it is. Please see the charm of the model that allows you to know the “shape” of things in three dimensions.

■ RC car
Tamiya’s RC (radio control) car is attractive for its powerful driving. Introducing a wide variety of lineups such as on-road cars where you can enjoy full-scale racing, off-road cars that run vigorously on rough terrain, big trucks with an overwhelming presence, and RC tanks that run with a heavy sound.

■ Scene work
This is an exhibition of scene works by professional artists who have published their works in model magazines. In addition to the high level of production technology, the dramatic scenes scattered throughout the work captivate the viewer.

■ Exhibition of excellent works from the doll remodeling contest
1/35 military miniature series, 50 years after its release. We will exhibit excellent works of a unique contest where works with various ingenuity are gathered based on the doll that is the leading role.

■ Sales corner
In addition to Tamiya goods, Tamiya products such as Mini 4WD are also on sale at the venue. After seeing, touching and playing, please enjoy shopping.
The number of event products is limited. Please forgive it when it is sold out.

Tamiya figure remodeling contest 49th prize-winning work announcement

⇒Pamphlet of works participating in the 49th Doll Remodeling Contest (PDF)
In 2020, the casual daily life changed completely. Every day there are no signs of end, but the 49th Doll Remodeling Contest was filled with masterpieces filled with all of your thoughts. Thank you for participating in the contest while dealing with the current situation.

By the way, in this gold medal, seven gods depart on a treasure ship in the hope that the peaceful daily life will return as soon as possible. We have decided on the colorful Seven Lucky Gods of Kazuki Koide . Multiple motifs are composed in a well-balanced manner, and not only the details are created, but also the harmonious color scheme as one group image work is wonderful. Also pay attention to the auspicious crane turtles and the adorable zodiac animals that boarded the treasure ship as a companion to the Seven Lucky Gods. The silver prize was won by Yuji Aoyama, who participated in the contest for the first time . Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu are three-way in RC sumo. And Mitsuhide asks for the whereabouts of the game … In addition to the fun of the idea, the RC car at the tip of the little finger is a masterpiece with each family crest drawn. In this contest, works based on the appearance of Ken Shimura, who died in the spring of 2020 while being missed, stood out. Mr. Shimura’s old character is “All-Member Assembly”, and Mr. Kunihiko Sato ‘s work won the Bronze Award. Not to mention the wonderful poses of the dolls that immediately come to mind on TV, the title logos of the programs drawn on the pedestal are all three-dimensional characters! .. Mr. Sato, who exhibited for 49 years in a row and showed a technique that seems to be 74 years old, also said, “It’s really hard work!” Along with Ken Shimura, the mysterious artist “Banksy” was the most popular subject. Akira TanikawaThe work of is highly evaluated for the idea of ​​expressing the girl drawn in the silhouette of Banksy in a three-dimensional image and the good sense of the pedestal as a work. And popular YouTuber Fuwa-chan, who made a remarkable achievement this year and entered the top ten in the buzzword award, and Takuma Sato who won the Indy 500 in August 2020 for the second time and decided the pose of delight. These two people who have brightened the mood that tends to sink in this situation can be said to be the faces of this year. Naoto Okada and Norio Mushiaki, who participated in each of the similar works, won the topic award. Ms. Minoru Nagayoshi won the Idea Award . Famous photos of nurses and sailors taken shortly after the end of the war in the United States, both wearing masks this year. It is a work that also expresses gratitude to the author’s medical staff. Kenichi Hizen of the MM Award remodeled the SDF scout into a tense pose. At the age of 13, Takumi Nakayama, who tried to remodel the doll for the first time , won the Junior Award as a German soldier with an impressive painting of camouflage uniform. Both were works that could be said to be the basis of doll remodeling.

Next time is finally 50 times. I hope that you will be able to welcome this memorable tournament in a sunny mood. We are waiting for masterpieces and masterpieces that will bring a new twist to this half-century historic contest.

Winning works * Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order)

Tamiya Mini 4WD Condele No.1 “New Era Grand Prize” has been decided! Japan Cup “Condele Online” special program

Condele No.1 “NEW ERA Grand Prize” is finally decided! !! Provided by Fujitsu Dry Batteries Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE” Special Program

“Concours d’Elegance ONLINE” was held online from August 2020 to compete for ideas for dressing up Mini 4WD. MC Guts and Mini 4WD will thoroughly introduce all 12 works that won the “NEW ERA Award” in 4 periods, including JC2020 Condele 1-3 and EX held additionally from various perspectives! The three works that won the “NEW ERA Award” at the JC2020 Condele EX will be announced, and the “NEW ERA Grand Prize”, which is the No. 1 competition delegance, will be decided from all 12 works.

“Fujitsu Dry Battery Provided Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 Concours d’Elegance ONLINE” Introduction Page

00:00 Opening
01:12 About “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE”
04:16 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE EX” New Era Award, 3 winning works announced
06:14 Introduction of all 12 works that won the New Era Award
06:55 Author: ok —————————————- Title: Hexagonite COMET
08:30 Author: TKMT ★ ☆ ————————— Title: Yaris G1 Racing
11:27 Author: makoneko ————————— Title: Harusora ~ Seiku ~
13:45 Author: kentaLOW —————————- Title: MACH- [T] -BULLET
16:15 Author: Yamamachi ——————————— Title: Koi no Beach Buggy
18:47 Author: CA @ Insai Chairman ————— Title: AR-A SHINING SCORPION “Acid”
21:54 Author: Murasaki @ Murasaki Works —– Title: DRJ concept M28 / C
24:15 Author: Sun ————————————- Title: GR Supra GT3 YS
27:22 Author: Itoken @yorusen ————– Title: MANTA RAY Mk.II yorusen special
30:25 Author: DASH-24A —————————- Title: DRJ LAND VENTURE
32:42 Author: Daichi @ Kashiramoji D @Team C.O.C ———————– Title: TT02B MS Jr. type FORMULA
35:55 ​​Author: Daiya @TRIVALS ——————– Title: DRJ typeX
42:37 Guts & Doctor Other / Introduction of Featured Works
44:46 Mini 4WD new information
46:50 Ending

Winning works of the Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 Concours d’Elegance ONLINE

Introducing the award-winning works of the Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE”!
“Concours d’Elegance ONLINE”, which was held online from August 2020 to compete for ideas for dressing up Mini 4WD. Introducing all 12 works that won the “NEW ERA Award” in 4 periods, JC2020 Condele 1-3, additional EX, and other award-winning works at once. From real-life live-action machines to machines full of interesting ideas, please have a look at the many powerful works that involuntarily groan “So Kita!”!
* Click here for Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE”

Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE” special program delivery!
MC Guts and Mini 4WD will talk about the points and highlights of all 12 works that won the “NEW ERA Award” in the four periods of JC2020 Condele 1-3 EX introduced above from various perspectives (JC2020 Condele). EX’s “NEW ERA Award” 3 works will be announced in the distribution program).
In addition, the “NEW ERA Grand Prize” will be selected from all 12 works. Please look forward to it!

* The Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE” special program will be distributed on the Tamiya YouTube channel in mid-December .
* Details will be announced later.

Tamiya RC LIVE December 13 – Christmas Special! Tamiya RC 2021 New Product Introduction and Christmas Special Talk Show

December 2020 Introduction of new products and introduction of Tamiya Grand Prix East Japan Tournament
・ Introduction of new products in December 2020
・ We deliver the state of the Tamiya Grand Prix East Japan Tournament held in November.

Christmas Special !! 2021 New Product Introduction and Christmas Special Talk Show
・ We deliver new product information scheduled to be released in 2021 !!
・ We deliver a Christmas SP talk show that summarizes 2020 !!

Tamiya RC LIVE December 12 – Holiday Meeting Afternoon

Introduction of Tamiya Holiday MTG (morning section) live broadcast and Toyota Challenge Cup
・ JUN WATANABE will be invited as a guest to the Tamiya Holiday MTG (morning section) for a live broadcast. (Scheduled from 10:05 to 10:30)
・ We will deliver the state of the Toyota Challenge Cup held in November.

Introduction of Tamiya Holiday MTG (afternoon) live broadcast and Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix East Japan Tournament Formula E participation record
・ JUN WATANABE will be invited as a guest to the Tamiya Holiday MTG (afternoon) to broadcast live. (Scheduled from 14:05 to 14:30)
・ We will deliver the state of the Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix East Japan Tournament Formula E participation record held in November. (Scheduled from 14:30 to 15:00)

Tamiya wins several reader awards of the magazine MODELL FAHRZEUG for 2020

The magazine MODELL FAHRZEUG – Germany’s leading magazine for car miniatures – has awarded the prestigious “Model Vehicle of the Year” prize for the 30th time. This year, the “Model Car Oscars” were chosen virtually for the first time, at the agricultural machinery specialist CLAAS in Harsewinkel.

The initiators of this year’s “Model Car Oscars” awards again had to break new ground with the trade magazine MODELL FAHRZEUG. Other times require different formats and that is why the 30th reader’s choice was made virtually. Together with the host CLAAS, the editorial staff of MODELL FAHRZEUG had decided on a digital format this year and recorded the ceremony at the agricultural machinery specialist’s headquarters in Harsewinkel. The stream with the award ceremony is now available on YouTube:

Winner category Q model making: Various scales, Porsche 934 “Jägermeister”, Tamiya in 1/12

Winner Category S RC: Electro Business, VW Karmann Ghia, Tamiya in 1/10

Top brand 2020 RC: Tamiya

Source and more in German language: MODELL FAHRZEUG