Category Archives: Future Releases

First images of Start with Tamiya TT-02 Chassis Radio Control Skill UP book

From the good assembling method to the know-how to set and tuning, it is approaching the charm of the popular machine of the whole book.
The fans who want to start the radio control from now on, of course, are confident in the expert as well.

Source: RCmagazine

Off-Road RC Icon Goes Trailing! Tamiya RC Monster Beetle Trail GF-01TR video review by RC Driver

Tamiya continues to develop new and fun RC variants of its existing chassis’. A new addition to their vast RC line-up is the Tamiya RC Monster Beetle Trail GF-01TR. This fun looking RC is already easily recognizable with its iconic Monster Beetle body, just now in 1/14 scale. Under the body is the GF-01 chassis, which is known for wheelies, but the drivetrain has been altered with the addition of portal axle hubs both front and rear. This gives the truck a little more ground clearance while gearing it down. Tamiya includes a Torque Tuned motor and ESC with this fill build kit too. In this video, we highlight what sets the kit apart from others in the Tamiya selection for Tamiya fans and of course show you it in action as well.
Soure: RC Driver YouTube channel

RC Magazine September 2019 issue – Everyone loves the Tamiya Lunch Box

August 3, 2019 (Saturday) Release Appendix with special price 980 yen

The introductory program will introduce various ways to play the car, custom methods, and spectacular modifications made by users under the theme of the classic Tamiya lunch box. In addition, a production guide for the lunch box MINI, which will finally be released, is also posted! Drift is packed with useful and useful information such as the introduction of machines of Japanese players who competed for the top in D1-10 (World Championships) and the lipo battery management method in hot summer.

Special appendix ● Lunch box “MINI parts tray”
The lunch box, featured at the beginning of this issue, is loved by everyone with a funny appearance. The magazine’s illustrator Atsushi Arino drew an illustration of the compact palm-sized model “Lunch Box Mini”, which will be released as a new model, and printed it on the bottom of the tray. The tray is button-assembled, so it is easy to carry around and you can definitely use it in any situation.

Source in Japanese language: RC Magazine

Tamiya New Item Release list for September 2019 & Video of 58672 Monster Beetle Trail GF-01TR

R/C Models
 58672  1/14 R/C Monster Beetle Trail (GF-01TR)
 58673  1/10 R/C Comical Frog (WR-02CB)
 47414  1/10 R/C Audi A4 Racing (TT-01 Type-E)
 47419  1/10 R/C Monster Beetle Black Edition
 42337  R/C Trolley Pit Bag
 42341  TRF419 Aluminum Rear Uprights (2°)
 42342  TRF419 Aluminum Rear Uprights (3°)
 42343  TRF Super Short Big Bore Damper Cylinder Caps (for 5.8mm Balls, 4pcs.)
 42344  5.8mm Ball Connector Nuts for TRF Dampers (8pcs.)
 51617  1/10 Scale R/C Citroën 2CV Rally Body Parts Set
 54880  Aluminum Adjustable Suspension Mount (XB)
 54881  Aluminum Adjustable Suspension Mount (A)
 54882  Aluminum Adjustable Suspension Mount (E)
 54883  Aluminum Adjustable Separate Suspension Mounts (XB)
 54884  Aluminum Adjustable Separate Suspension Mounts (A)
 54885  Aluminum Adjustable Separate Suspension Mounts (E)
 54901  TB-05 Universal Propeller Shaft Set (for Front Motor Layout)
 54902  TB-05 Universal Propeller Shaft Set (for Rear Motor Layout)
 54909  M-08 Concept Carbon Damper Stay Set (for TRF Dampers)
 54911  1/8 Scale Dual Rider Lightweight Body Parts Set
 54912  T3-01 Front Wheel (White)
 54913  T3-01 11-Spoke Wheels (Fluorescent Orange, 2pcs.)
 54914  T3-01 Front Wheel (Fluorescent Orange)
 54922  Bushing for Adjustable Suspension Mounts

Static Models
 21165  1/12 Yamaha YZF-R1M (Finished Model)

 95510  DCR-02 Fluorescent Green Special (MA Chassis)
 95512  Brocken Gigant Black Premium (FM-A)
 15521  Mini 4WD Battery Case 2
 15522  HG 17mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless)
 95117  Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniv. Super Hard Tires & Matte Plated Wheels
 95124  HG Carbon Front Stay (1.5mm/Silver) Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniv.
 95125  HG Carbon Rear Brake Stay (1.5mm/Silver) Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniv.
 95511  DCR-02 Body Parts Set (Fluorescent Orange)
 70234  Slide Adapter (for Universal Plate)

Tools & Paints
 69930  Modeler’s Knife (White)

The time has finally come for a new cross country chassis! Tamiya 58675 1/10 Mercedes-Benz G 500 on CC-02 chassis

Tamiya 58675 1/10 Mercedes-Benz G 500 CC-02 chassis

Source and copyright of photo: Daimler AG

(more details and photos as soon we get them)

Also some parts for the new CC-02 chassis
Tamiya 51634 CC-02 J Parts Body Mounts (2pcs)
Tamiya 54910 CC-02 Full Ball Bearing Set

a new truck release
Tamiya 56361 1/14 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3348 6×4 Tipper Red/Silver Edition

and some TB-05 parts
Tamiya 54905 TB-05 Aluminum Rear R Damper Stay Mount
Tamiya 54923 TB-05 Adjustable Ackerman Set

New star revealed – Tamiya 61120 1/48 Lockheed P-38 F/G Lightning

Tamiya Proudly Presents: The Lockheed® P-38®F/G Lightning® in 1/48 scale! It is without question that the P-38 is a unique fighter from World War II and it’s been one of our most requested subjects to be made. Thanks to our extensive research and ever-evolving mold making techniques, Tamiya’s designers have gone to great lengths to achieve the best fitting and most accurate P-38 Lightning F/G model assembly kit to date. We are sure this kit will adorn modelers collections and be the topic of discussion in the various model contests across the globe for the foreseeable future!

About the Lockheed P-38 Lightning
This WWII fighter was a daring design with twin booms and a piston engine in each, plus a central nacelle which housed the cockpit and armament (machine guns and cannon in the nose). Introduced in June 1941, the aircraft went on to be used extensively in the Pacific through WWII. The F variant was manufactured from April 1942 onward, and featured pylons for 150-gallon drop tanks to make it capable of longer bombing missions. Later P-38Gs had more powerful engines and could carry bigger 300-gallon drop tanks. The P-38 was used for interception, dive bombing, level bombing, ground attack, night fighting, photo reconnaissance, radar and visual pathfinding for bombers and evacuation missions, and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks under its wings.

• 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit. Fuselage length: 240mm, wingspan: 330mm.
• P-38F and P-38G variants can be built.
• The model creates a parked aircraft when assembled and complete.
• Features accurate depictions of early P-38 features such as slimline engine cowlings, intercoolers in leading edges, plus the curved canopy front.
• Weights are included in the kit to ensure correct balance of the model when displayed.
• The canopy can be assembled open or closed. When closed, it is a 1-part slide-molded piece with dedicated F and G variant parts. The hatch is shown open sideways on the P-38F, and vertically on the P-38G.
• A detailed cockpit features the wheel-type controls, radio, throttle box and more.
• Comes with parts to recreate two each of 150- and 300-gallon drop tanks.
• Includes two marking options: “White 147” P-38G which took part in the interception of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto in April 1943 and “White 33” P-38F.
• Mirror stickers are included to recreate cockpit mirror and engine cowling interior surface sections.
• Comes with canopy masking stickers and a full-color painting guide.

A new star is on the way!

Tamiya has some exciting news indeed for fans of aircraft models! The latest product in the popular 1/48 scale Aircraft Series is scheduled for release this Autumn, and will be announced at two events here in Japan from July 25. What’s more, visitors to those events will be able to purchase a special preview version of the kit in a white box, containing prototype parts and materials. We are also hoping to be able to share the model with U.S. modelers at the 2019 IPMS USA Nationals in Tennessee from August 7! See below for some sneak preview pictures – that’s all we have for you… for now!

Tamiya Modeler’s Gallery 2019
July 25 – July 30, Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro, Tokyo, 8th Floor Exhibition Area

3rd Shizuoka Expo in Hokkaido
July 25 – July 30, Sapporo Tokyu Department Store, 9th Floor Exhibition Area

*Parts in the preview kit are prototypes and may differ from final product.
*Limited numbers of the preview kit will go on sale, on a first-come, first-served basis.
*Purchases of the preview kit are limited to one per person.