Category Archives: Event Report

Tamiya RC Live – Introduction of NEXT50 Challenge Cup sponsored by Toyota RC Club and Tamiya RC History

Introduction of “NEXT50 Challenge Cup” sponsored by Toyota RC Club and Tamiya RC History!
・ We will send you the pattern of the “NEXT 50 Challenge Cup” held in conjunction with the “Super Formula Opening Round” of Fuji Speedway on 4/16 (Sat) and 17 (Sun). Tamiya Maezumi, also known as Paisen, will also participate in the war with a new body that will be unveiled for the first time? ・ Introducing the “RC Car Festival in Hobby Town Shizuoka” scheduled to be held at the Shizuoka City Southern Gymnasium adjacent to the Shizuoka Hobby Show venue on Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th. Lots of challenge cups and RC schools! ・ Items released in 1994 have appeared in Tamiya RC History. Introducing “Castrol Nissan Primera JTCC”, “Rahal Hogan Motorola Roller T94 / Honda” and the origin of M chassis “Rover Mini Cooper”.
Starring Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara

Tamiya supporting the Shizuoka stamp rally to visit plastic monuments

Shizuoka supporting the stamp rally to visit plastic monuments and bridging the plastic model presentation.

The Shizuoka Branch acted as a bridge between the I Love Shizuoka Council and the Shizuoka Model and Teaching Material Cooperative in presenting 1,000 plastic models and other gifts for the stamp rally to visit plastic monuments.
Source in Japanese language: NTT West

Tamiyaclubs 20th birthday

Hard to believe we’ve been going for 20 years. What started out as a place to post pictures of your models ended up being a worldwide community which has lead to many great friendships and I consider myself lucky to have been part of it. He’s a quick thank you from me and lots of very kind words from our members. Check out the site over the next few days as we are giving away a lot of great stuff to celebrate.
Source: Tamiyaclub

Tamiya products to be displayed at the 60th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2022

■Trade Days ※Not open to the public.
May 11th (Wed.) 9:30~16:30
May 12th (Thu.) 9:30~18:00

■Student Day
※Only open to students attending school, prior application required.
May 13th (Fri.) 9:30~16:30

■Consumer Days
※Advance application required.
May 14th (Sat.) 9:00~17:00
May 15th (Sun.) 9:00~16:00

■Venue: Twin Messe Shizuoka

Click here for the official event website (Japanese language only)

Static Model Products
◇ 1/48 Lockheed® P-38®J Lightning®
◇ 1/48 British Main Battle Tank Challenger 2 (Desertised)
◇ 1/48 German Heavy Tank Tiger I Early Production (Eastern Front)
◇ 1/35 U.S. Infantry Scout Set
◇ 1/12 Renault RE-20 Turbo (w/Photo-Etched Parts
◇ 1/12 Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler (w/Photo-Etched Parts)
◇ 1/12 Tyrrell 003 1971 Monaco GP
◇ 1/20 Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler 1976 Japan GP (w/Photo-Etched Parts)
◇ 1/24 McLaren Senna (Orange) (Finished Model)
◇ 1/24 McLaren Senna (Gray) (Finished Model)
◇ 1/24 Nissan Fairlady 240ZG (Finished Model)
◇ 1/24 Nissan Fairlady 240ZG Street Custom (Finished Model)

R/C Products
◇ 1/10 R/C XV-02 PRO Chassis Kit
◇ 1/10 R/C Ford Bronco 2021 (CC-02)
◇ 1/12 R/C Toyota Land Cruiser 40 Pick-Up Quadtrack (GF-01FT)
◇ 1/14 R/C Scania 770 S 6×4
◇ 1/10 R/C TRF420X Chassis Kit
◇ 1/10 R/C Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler 1977 Argentine GP
◇ 1/10 R/C 1990 Mercedes-Benz C 11
◇ 1/10 R/C Alpine A110 Jägermeister 1973 (M-06)
◇ 1/10 R/C Astute 2022 (Painted Body) (TD2)
◇ 1/10 R/C 1990 Land Rover Defender 90 (Light Blue Painted Body) (CC-02)
◇ 1/10 R/C Avante (2011) Black Special
◇ 1/10 R/C Thunder Shot (2022)
◇ XV-02 Titanium Screw Set
◇ XV-02/TT-02 Ball Differential Set (39T)
◇ XV-02/TT-02 Front Direct Coupling Set (39T)
◇ XV-02 Slipper Clutch Set
◇ XV-02/TT-02 Oil Gear Differential Unit
◇ 06 Module Spur Gear (70T) for XV-02 Gear Differential
◇ TD4 Ball Differential Set
◇ The Hornet Clamp Type Aluminum Wheel Hubs (2pcs.)
◇ 1/10 Scale R/C Ford Mustang GT4 Body Parts Set )Corsa Gray/Painted)

Mini 4WD & For Kids
◇ Super Avante Jr. (VZ)
◇ Lord Knight (VZ)
◇ Hyper-Dash 3 Motor J-Cup 2022
◇ Hyper-Dash Motor PRO J-Cup 2022
◇ Super Hard Low-Profile Tire & Wheel Set (Spiral) J-Cup 2022
◇ HG Carbon Front Stay for Fully Cowled Mini 4WD (1.5mm) J-Cup 2022
◇ HG Carbon Rear Multi Roller Setting Stay (1.5mm) J-Cup 2022
◇ HG Carbon Rear Brake Stay (1.5mm) J-Cup 2022
◇ Super Hard Small Dia. Narrow Tires (24mm) & Reinforced 3-Spoke Wheels

Tools & Paints
◇ Swimming Sea Otter
◇ One-Way Clutch (2pcs.)
◇ Tamiya Modeling Brush HG II Flat Brush (Extra Small)
◇ Tamiya Modeling Brush HG II Flat Brush (Small)
◇ Tamiya Modeling Brush HG II Flat Brush (Medium)
◇ Conical File

Tamiya RC Live – Tamiya RC Condele 2 announcement of winning works part 2 and Tamiya RC History 39

Announcement of excellent works of Tamiya RC Condele 2 << 2 >> and Tamiya RC History 39!
・ Continuing from the morning session, we will introduce the excellent works of the Twitter posting project “Tamiya RC Condele 2”. Please see the many masterpieces posted while explaining the evaluation points. And the announcement of the excellence award! ・ Tamiya RC History << 39 >> introduces the RC car released in 1994. “Jeep Wrangler”, “Ferrari 412T1”, “Ford Mondeo BTCC” will be released.
Cast: Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Akihiro Ohata

Original drawings by Shigeru Komatsuzaki, the illustrator who created Tamiya’s box art, are on art exhibition display

Special Exhibition
Sci-fi / Adventure / Retrofuturism x Remake – The World of Katsuichi Kabashima and Shigeru Komatsuzaki –

Purpose of the event
A special exhibition reconstructed from the special exhibition “SF / Adventure / Retrofuturism-Our Dreams and Longing-“, which was canceled in March 2nd year of Reiwa due to the prevention of the spread of the new coronavirus infection will be held now. In this special exhibition, Katsuichi Kabashima, an illustrator who was active mainly in the magazine “Shonen Club” and was called “God of Pen Painting”. Shigeru Komatsuzaki aspired to be an illustrator, admiring the beautiful illustrations drawn by Kabashima, and later became a illustrator of science fiction (SF). Focusing on these two illustrators, we will introduce the culture of boys during and after the war and their transitions through their painting work.

Topic Exhibition Box art
The presence of Shigeru Komatsuzaki is indispensable as a spark for the plastic model boom that occurred in the early 1955’s.
Shunsaku Tamiya of Tamiya Model (currently Tamiya Co., Ltd.) writes a long letter to Komatsuzaki, relying on the reader column of “Ships of the World”, and asks him to produce box art. His first work was the wooden model “Aircraft Carrier Taiho” in 1961, followed by the famous “German Medium Tank Panther” as a box art of a plastic model. By adopting Komatsuzaki, which was popular with children, and by inspiring the imagination and purchasing motivation when assembling, many hit products were born from the Tamiya model.

Tamiya model “Aircraft carrier Taiho” original picture (wooden ship model small million series) Picture: Shigeru  Komatsuzaki Komatsuzaki’s first drawing of Tamiya model ship box art. Wooden models are called solid models and were the mainstream of models until the spread of plastic models. Taiho was Japan’s first heavily armored aircraft carrier completed in March 1945, but only three months after her completion, she sank in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. 1961 Tamiya Kura Co. , Ltd.

Topic Exhibition Kodansha “Complete Work of Boys and Girls World Science Adventures
In the 30’s of the Showa era, when the mainstay of boys’ magazines changed from picture stories to manga, Shigeru Komatsuzaki began to work on many cover paintings and frontispieces for science fiction, which he is good at. One of the masterpieces is Kodansha’s “Complete Works of Boys and Girls World Science Adventures”. Komatsuzaki was in charge of the cover and frontispieces for 34 volumes, except for one of the 35 volumes, and many children were fascinated by the beautiful works. This complete collection was popular with children as a science fiction book that can be read in school libraries.

Source and more information in Japanese language: Showa-Kan National Showa Memorial Museum

Mr. Takahashi Kunimitsu

Kunimitsu Takahashi, who shone in the world of Japanese motorsport as a 2- and 4-wheel racer and manager of Team Kunimitsu, has passed away. The Team Kunimitsu machines are one of the most popular models among the many models available. Many of you may have picked up the kits because you admired the dynamic “Kunimitsu logo”. Tamiya would like to express their sincere condolences.

Special sale of Japan Cup 2021 event sale limited items at Tamiya Mini 4WD stations in Japan

“Fujitsu Dry Battery Provided Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2021” Event Sales Limited Items Sold at Mini 4WD Stations Nationwide
Due to the situation where Japan Cup 2021 cannot be held in various places, special event sales limited items will be sold nationwide. I decided to sell it at the station.
* Items that are not available for sale and the quantity is limited, so please forgive us if they are out of stock.

⇒ Click here for information on Mini 4WD stations nationwide.

Release: Around March 31, 2022 (Thursday) * Varies depending on the store.

Mini 4WD kit
◇ 95588 Mini 4WD Dog Kuroshiba Special (VS Chassis)
◇ 95604 1/32 DCR-02 (Decross-02) Clear Black Special (MA Chassis)
◇ 95633 1/32 Neo VQS Polycarbonate Body Special (VS Chassis)

Upgraded parts, etc.
◇ 95147 Mini 4WD Catcher (J-CUP2021 / Light Blue)
◇ 95631 Super Hard Low Height Tire & Reinforced Dish Wheel (Dual Ridge Jr.)
◇ 95632 Jeepney Body Parts Set (Clear Orange)

Tamiya Grand Prix Strategy Special Part 2 and Tamiya RC History 33

Tamiya Grand Prix Strategy Special Part 2 and Tamiya RC History 33
・ As Tamiya Grand Prix capture special << Part 2 >>, we will introduce the capture of popular categories “M Sports”, “Formula E”, “Touring”, “Rally” class, using the machine of Tamiya Maezumi, Paisen as an example. to go.
・ In Tamiya RC History “33”, we will continue to introduce “Dyna Blaster 2WD”, “Super Hornet”, and “Michelin Pilot Ford Escort RS Cosworth” that appeared in 1993!

Tamiya Grand Prix Strategy Special Part 1 and Tamiya RC History 32

Tamiya Grand Prix Strategy Special “Part 1” and Tamiya RC History 32!
・ The largest race event in Japan using Tamiya RC, ” Tamiya Grand Prix “. The Tamiya Grand Prix staff will introduce in detail the participation method, reception method, vehicle regulations, and points of vehicle inspection even for those who are trying to participate for the first time as a capture special << Part 1 >>.
・ Tamiya RC History 32 picks up the RC car released in 1993. Please see “Axia Skyline GT-R Gr.A”, “Idemitsu MOTION Mugen Civic”, and “Blitzer Beetle”.