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Tamiya Cebu Philippines Factory Visit & Photos of 58646 Konghead Prototype and Production

7 years ago we had posted some photos of the Tamiya Philippines Factory and few days ago the Bright Spot Gizmos & Toys Company posted many more photos on their Facebook page.

Interestingly, a few of them show a prototype of the Tamiya 58646 RC 1/18 Konghead 6X6 G6-01 as well the production of its Polycarbonate body and some pre-sale sample chassis:

Below there is a small compilation of more interesting photos of the visit, the source and all of them can be found at Bright Spot Gizmos & Toys Facebook photo album

Tamiya 58646 RC 1/18 KONGHEAD 6X6 – G6-01 chassis

Tamiya’s G6-01 chassis makes its debut with a Bull Head inspired polycarbonate body. The body sits on top of a 6-wheel drive chassis derived from the capable GF-01!

The Konghead 6×6 is Tamiya’s first ever six-wheeled R/C vehicle ready to pound dirt, asphalt lots and neighborhood streets across the country! This model utilizes a new gear-driven 6WD chassis which is partially derived from the capable Tamiya GF-01 machine. The excellent drive it provides will make for extreme fun while off-road driving. Furthermore, its powerful gear-driven setup allows the Konghead to take on slope inclines of up to 40 degrees!

The polycarbonate body, inspired by Tamiya’s classic Bullhead monster truck, features a brand-new sticker sheet with cool graphics. A host of metal-plated parts includes air cleaners and exhaust (both from the Bullhead monster truck), plus chrome-plated deep rim wheels.

Specifications
· R/C model assembly kit. Length: 420mm, width: 270mm, height: 280mm.
· The 6WD chassis employs 3 differential gears to transmit power from the front-center-mounted motor to all of the model’s wheels. These differentials are encased in the durable main chassis.
· 6-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension is paired with friction dampers.
· Brand-new polycarbonate body inspired by the classic Bullhead monster truck.
· The kit manual build creates a front wheel-steering model. It also includes instructions to re-assemble it into a 4WS model with steerable rear wheels. NOTE: Separately-sold 4WS function transmitter and R/C equipment are required.
· Compatible with many GF-01 chassis Hop Up Option and spare parts.
· Requires 2-channel radio with ESC, & 7.2volt battery with charger.
· Requires Tamiya Polycarbonate paint to paint the body. (sold separately)

Mooncraft CO., Ltd. / Yura Design and RCmagazine about the Tamiya BIGWIG 2017

Sources (in Japanese language): Mooncraft CO., Ltd. / Yura Design & RCmagazine

Reissue version “Big wig” released!

From Tamiya Corporation, Yura Design Electric R / C 4WD Racing Buggy Reprint version “Big Wig (2017)” will be released on Saturday March 11 this Saturday.

“Big wig” is the year 1986, 31 years ago.
The 4WD Racing Buggy RC car released as the 10th anniversary model of Tamiya Electric RC car birth.
Yura is in charge of the body design, and the body design is developed jointly by Tamiya (then: Tamiya model).
Tamiya who does not design the model outside the company was also talked about by appointing Yura as a designer.

This time it will be released, “Big wig (2017)” of the reprinted version added with improvements without changing the basic composition at the time.
The logo of the body also differs somewhat.
I think that the mark of our company “MOONCRAFT” is placed large in the rear wing, too.

As for Mooncraft, we are collecting Big wig materials etc at that time in 1986, so we will introduce it again at BLOG later.

Also, the previous magazine’s interview was done before the old and the new two big wigs.
The Big wig of 1986 was exhibited also in the reception room of Mooncraft.

 

Yura Design Electric R / C car “Big wig (2017)” was published in the magazine.

Electric RC car 4WD racing buggy “Big wig (2017)” is published in the latest issue of “RC Model Magazine” currently on sale – April 2017 issue. This “radio control magazine” is a memorial number of 500. In commemoration No. 500, the reprint version of the electric R / C car 4WD racing buggy “Big wig” released by Yura in 1986 and featured in Yuri was featured in “Big Wig (2017)”. “Big wig (2017)” will be on sale March 11th this Saturday from Tamiya Co., Ltd. In this issue, as well as introduction of “Big wig (2017)”, Tamiya adviser Mr. Fumito Taki who was involved in the development of the first model and Yura is talking about the secret story of the first big wig development. (Image: From RCmagazine Ladama’s official web site) Those who knew big wigs in the reprint version are of course, but I think that it is interesting to those who were fans of the original model. And the moon craft wind tunnel is also a little but has appeared. Currently, it is on sale now. Please have a look if you do not mind. For detailed information on ” Radio Control Magazine” April issue of 2017, please see the page of RCmagazine Rajima on official website.

Tamiya New Item List April 2017

RC Models
47329  1/24 R/C Metal Dump Truck (GF-01)
58638  1/10 R/C Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 EVO.II Team Zakspeed “Diebels Alt” (TT-01 Type-E)
58643  1/10 R/C The Grasshopper Ⅱ (2017)
42311  1/10 R/C TRF419X WS Chassis Kit
54733  TT-02 Aluminum Rear Uprights (3.0°)
54734  GF-01 FRP Battery Plate
54746  TA07 Carbon Damper Stay Set (for TRF Super Short Big Bore Dampers)
54754  TT-02B Carbon Damper Stays (Front & Rear)

Scale Models
35352  1/35 British Infantry Tank Mk.III Valentine Mk.II/IV
35355  1/35 Infantry Tank Matilda Mk.III/IV “Red Army”
37025  1/35 British Cruiser Tank Mk.VI Crusader Mk.III
25181  1/350 Bismarck 1941 Detail Up Set

Kids
95308  The Bigwig RS (Super-II Chassis)
15512  Brake Sponge Set (Mild, 1/2/3mm Blue)
95309  Duralumin Wide F/R Plate (Blue)
95307  HG Carbon Reinforcing Plate Set (1.5mm/Silver)
95314  Slimline Mass Damper Set (Black)

Tools & Paints
74556  Air Hose (2.0m/for High-Power Air Compressors)
85097  TS-97 Pearl Yellow

Living great times – the Tamiya re-re-releases


Tamiya plastic model factory Shimbashi just posted some photos of the Boomerang “reprint” of the re-release version as well as some other re-releases offered and this made us think how great actually the current times are for us classic Tamiya RC kit fans, we can just go to our hobby shop and admire and buy any of them like as if we were a teenager in the glorious 1980s again. 15 years ago that was a so far away dream, a group of us was thinking how great it would be and were even so excited about something now comparably so unspectacular like the re-release of the BMW E30 M3 Schnitzer body on the TT-01 chassis and now we can buy legendary kits like the Sand Scorcher, Bruiser and Avante New In Box anytime and anywhere! Funnily some still complain either about kit XXX not re-released yet or too many re-releases, well that’s human nature. We can only repeat, thank you so much TAMIYA for making this dream come true!

Tamiya Parts Panel Collection Series

Build-to-order manufacturing goods

Parts panel Collection Series Shop of the product until February 27, 2017, your local model dealer or Tamiya shop online please apply at.

High-quality finish is no longer region of Art

Carefully painted parts of the scale model kit, tastefully layout. It is the parts panel series that we commercialized as a fashionable 3D interior. Of course it is not “just arranged in painted parts without assembling it?” Place parts which are not necessarily flat on the sandpaper laid on a glass plate and bond them to the acrylic board of the base after creating bonded surfaces one by one. We are completing it many times over the assembly. In addition, the parts are repeatedly arranged repeatedly. So it is not too much to say that the finish is called art. Directly produce rooms and garages.


Prepare the full size layout data decided by rearranging dozens of patterns until you agree.


After painting the parts, put sandpaper on the glass plate, scrape the back side one by one to make adhesive surface.


While paying close attention, paste the parts according to the layout data.


Since parts are three-dimensional shapes, further modifications are made from various angles, such as arrangement balance and color tone of each, to determine final specifications.


Dual structure wood frame is designed exclusively.


Use familiar embossed mats in paintings and posters framing. It is an important item that makes product spread and depth.


Embossed mat embossed Tamiya mark under the center. A mark with a three-dimensional feeling exudes a high-class feeling.


Also fix the backing board with exclusive tacker with the same method as paintings and framing of posters, and seal with green tape.


I attached a hanging metal fitting and a hang string convenient for hanging. Product weight is about 5 kg.


On the side of the wooden frame, we carve grooves by NC machining, embed Tamiya metal sticker, and produce a high quality mood.


Characters on the name plate were etched. Metal texture tightens the finish of the whole panel.


Attach a sticker stating the serial number on the back of the frame. Increase premium feeling.

Product Overview
● handmade goods is dressed with careful work.
● Lay out the parts of the scale model with beautiful paint on acrylic board.
● Framed items with the same structure as artworks using high quality wood for the frame. – Tamiya metal sticker was embedded in the frame side after NC processing.
● Etched aluminum with name plate included.
● Embossed mat embossing “Tamiya logo” in the lower center part.
● “Serial number” was pasted on the back side.
● Hanging strings for wall hanging are installed.
● Product Size: Motorcycle Model Parts Panel 570 × 570 × 70 mm, Sports Car Model Parts Panel 570 × 570 × 120 mm Product Weight: Approx. 5 kg

“1/12 Repsol Honda RC 213 V” “1/24 Ferrari FXX K # 10” has appeared!

21239 / 1/24 Ferrari FXX K # 10 73,440 yen (main unit price 68,000 yen)
21238 / 1/12 Repsol Honda RC213V 54,000 yen (main unit price 50,000 yen)
21237 / 1/12 Ducati Panigale S (Red) 54,000 yen (main unit price 50,000 yen)
21236 / 1/12 Ducati Panigale S (flat black) 54,000 yen (main unit price 50,000 yen)
21235 / 1/24 La Ferrari (Red) 73,440 yen (main unit price 68,000 yen)
21234 / 1/24 La Ferrari (Black) 73,440 yen (main unit price 68,000 yen)
21233 / 1/24 La Ferrari (White) 73,440 yen (main unit price 68,000 yen)
21232 / 1/24 Lexus LFA (Pearl Blue) 64,800 yen (main unit price 60,000 yen)
21231 / 1/24 Lexus LFA (matte black) 64,800 yen (main unit price 60,000 yen)
21230 / 1/24 Lexus LFA (Pearl yellow) 64,800 yen (main unit price 60,000 yen)
21229 / 1/24 Lexus LFA (Red) 64,800 yen (main unit price 60,000 yen)
21228 / 1/24 Lexus LFA (metallic silver) 64,800 yen (main unit price 60,000 yen)
21227 / 1/24 Lexus LFA (white test white) 64,800 yen (main unit price 60,000 yen)
21226 / 1/12 Fiat Yamaha YZR-M1’09 # 99 54,000 yen (main unit price 50,000 yen)
21219 / 1/24 Ferrari FXX (black version) 73,440 yen (main unit price 68,000 yen)
21218 / 1/24 Ferrari FXX (yellow version) 73,440 yen (main unit price 68,000 yen)
21217 / 1/24 Ferrari FXX (red version) 73,440 yen (main unit price 68,000 yen)
21216 / 1/24 Enzo Ferrari (black version) 73,440 yen (main unit price 68,000 yen)
21215 / 1/24 Enzo Ferrari (yellow version) 73,440 yen (main unit price 68,000 yen)
21214 / 1/24 Enzo Ferrari (Red version) 73,440 yen (main unit price 68,000 yen)
21213 / 1/24 NISSAN GT-R White Pearl 62,640 yen (main unit price 58,000 yen)
21212 / 1/24 NISSAN GT-R Vibe run tread 62,640 yen (main unit price 58,000 yen)
21211 / 1/24 NISSAN GT-R dark metal gray 62,640 yen (main unit price 58,000 yen)
21210 / 1/24 NISSAN GT-R Ultimate Metal Silver 62,640 yen (main unit price 58,000 yen)
21207 / 1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1 ’05 solid specification 45,360 yen (main unit price 42,000 yen)
21206 / 1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1 50th Anniversary Valencia edition 54,000 yen (main unit price 50,000 yen)
21203 / 1/12 Honda RC211V ’06 solid specification 45,360 yen (main unit price 42,000 yen)

■ All of this product will be made to order, purchase requires customer’s application. Shop of the commodity your local model dealer or Tamiya shop online please apply at.
■ Order reception will be until February 27, 2017.
■ Delivery of your order item is scheduled for June 2017 or later.

Official product videos of new TAMIYA THE BIGWIG 2017, Arocs 3363 6×4 Truck, TEAM REINERT RACING MAN & Water Scooter


The Tamiya one of a kind classic is back! The BIGWIG 4WD off-road buggy was released back in 1986 to commemorate 10 years of Tamiya R/C models and was the first Tamiya car with a body designed by an outside designer: Japanese full size race car designer and team owner Takuya Yura. This re-release version is based closely upon the original, with some tweaks to bring it up to date.


This 1/14 scale tractor truck recreates the Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3363 3-axle truck, which is the first narrow bodied European tractor model in the Tamiya Tractor Truck Series. The full-size subject is the German company’s heavy duty tractor head that debuted in 2013. Powered by a 630hp 15.6-liter inline-6, the actual Arocs is capable of hauling massive loads of up to 250 tons.
The Tamiya rendition faithfully captures the truck’s modern form with the use of ABS plastic body parts and a number of metal chassis components. One look at the detailed interior and auxiliary equipment, such as air tanks, will confirm that the body features replica-quality realism, which is further enhanced with metal transfers depicting emblems and numerous metal-plated parts. The chassis is built for durability as it uses aluminum side channels with resin cross members. Drivability is accomplished by power from the front-mounted motor and is transmitted via a propeller shaft to the rear axle; built-in differential gears guarantee smooth cornering. Gear changes can be made via a separately-sold Tamiya 4-channel transmitter.


Weighing in at a colossal 5,400kg, the trucks in the European Truck Racing Championship are truly the heavyweights of motorsport. But size isn’t the only thing that’s extreme about these incredible machines. The Team Reinert Racing MAN TGS truck is powered by a huge 1,100hp turbocharged diesel engine. To get that phenomenal power from the engine to the tarmac is no easy task, which is why the truck takes advantage of a Mechanical 16-speed ZF gearbox to get it up to speed. This Tamiya radio control replica faithfully captures the giant race truck of the Team Reinert Racing Team. It competed in the 2016 running of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship. The polycarbonate body sits atop the TT-01 E chassis, which is designed for easy assembly and maintenance.


This is an Educational Construction Series assembly kit. It is the first Tamiya kit in the series to use a centrifugal pump with impeller. it sucks in water and shoots it out to move the model forwards, rather than pushing it with a propeller. The kit recreates a water scooter with rider figure, and offers a fascinating insight into the mechanics of motion, perfect for inquisitive minds both young and not-so-young!
This is an assembly kit which creates a centrifugal pump-powered water scooter.
Length: 130mm, width: 52mm, height: 100mm.
The body is molded in a single piece, with a 1- piece mount for the motor, a 2-piece figure, and a separate handlebar part. A foam float is included, and the submarine motor is attached to it.
The pump features separate case, impeller blade, rudder and nozzle parts.
Includes a rudder which allows you to change the course which the model takes.
Change the angle of the pump to alter speed and direction of expelled water.
Pump is attached via suction cup. this allows you to use it in other models, too!
Features a sticker sheet to decorate the model.
The impeller is powered by the tried and trusted Submarine Motor Mini.