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Some more upcoming Tamiya static kits

24361 1/24 Toyota GR 86

New Toyota 86
The Toyota GR 86 is a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car announced in April 2021. It has a broad stance, low center of gravity, and employs aerodynamic components rooted in motorsports. Hood, roof and front fenders are lightweight aluminum, and this car is powered by a 2.4-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder boxer DOHC engine capable of 235hp. The suspension features front strut and rear double wishbone systems, and delivers direct, comfortable feel of driving to owners.

About the Model
This is a 1/24 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 178mm, width: 74mm, height: 55mm. ★Features a realistic depiction of the stylish and powerful form. ★The model recreates the distinctive air outlets in front fenders as separate parts. ★Details such as a 2.4-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder DOHC engine are faithfully depicted and the hood can be held open by a stay. ★The front and rear suspension is succinctly reproduced. ★Comes with metal transfers to add realism to side mirrors and rear-view mirror. ★Includes metal-plated parts to recreate taillight/reverse light cases and muffler end. ★Black 10-spoke wheels are paired with solid synthetic rubber tires for a realistic look

24362 1/24 Subaru BRZ (ZD8)

New SUBARU BRZ
The SUBARU BRZ – SUBARU’s first rear-wheel drive sports car welcomed a second model in July, 2021 in Japan. While the 2-door coupe form is basically carried over, the new SUBARU BRZ features more powerful style with aerodynamic efficiency. Hood, roof and fenders are lightweight aluminum, and this car is powered by a 2.4-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder boxer DOHC engine capable of 235hp. The SUBARU BRZ has further evolved as a pure FR sports car for everyone.

About the Model
This is a 1/24 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 178mm, width: 74mm, height: 55mm. ★Features a realistic depiction of the stylish and powerful form. ★Details such as a 2.4-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder DOHC engine are faithfully depicted and the hood can be held open by a stay. ★The front and rear suspension is succinctly reproduced. ★Side frames on the roof top are separate parts for hassle-free painting job. ★Comes with metal transfers to add realism to side mirrors and rear-view mirror. ★Includes metal-plated parts to recreate taillight/reverse light cases and muffler end.

35376 1/35 U.S. Tank Destroyer M18 Hellcat

Pioneer of Tank Destroyer
The M18 Hellcat was an American tank destroyer developed to counter the German Army tanks, and it featured an open top design turret and powerful 76mm gun, plus a main gun breech rotated 45 degrees around the gun barrel to save space in the turret interior. It had a compact, lightweight hull, automatic transmission and the first torsion bar suspension seen on U.S. armor. Its radial 9-cylinder engine at the hull rear was capable of 80km/h maximum speed which was the highest speed among tracked vehicles during WWII. The production started in July, 1943 and the Hellcat was in service for the first time at the Italian Front in 1944. After that, this tank destroyer was deployed in the North-Western European and Pacific War theaters, notably besting the German Army tanks with super performance and firepower based on hit-and-run tactics. The Hellcat contributed to U.S. victory as a pioneer of tank destroyers.

About the Model
This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 192mm, width: 80mm. ★Exhaustive studies of the actual tank enabled this precise recreation of the compact form equipped with the powerful 76mm gun. ★The main gun breech, shell rack, transceiver and turning gears add the realism to the turret interior. ★The gun shield canvas cover surface texture is faithfully reproduced. ★Clear parts are included to recreate the headlight lens. ★Features the complex suspension captured with ergonomic parts breakdown. ★Assembly type single pin tracks have one-piece straight sections. ★Includes one figure to depict a standing tank soldier. ★Comes with two marking options to recreate Italian Front vehicles.

Tamiya 58700 Land Rover Defender 90 4WD CC-02


Tamiya 58700 Land Rover Defender 90 4WD CC-02
Tamiya is pleased to announce the unveiling of another off-road car on our popular CC-02 chassis, this time the 1990 Land Rover Defender 90 (originally used under item 58657).
The Defender 90 is a legendary Rover off-roader whose roots date back to 1948. Based on the differences in wheelbases, this car has three types: the Defender 90/110/130.
This model depicts a 3-door model with a 93-inch wheelbase.
Model Information:
– This is a 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 429 mm, width: 200 mm, height: 215 mm, wheelbase (short): 242 mm (same dimensions as CC-01S chassis).
– The unmistakable shape of the Defender 90 is precisely captured by the lightweight polycarbonate body, now with additional attachment positions for chassis mounting.
– Compatible with x2 5mm diameter LEDs for the headlights and x6 5mm diameter LEDs for the rear.
– Includes separately molded parts for grille, side mirrors, light shields and indicators.
– Black ABS resin wheels are matched with all-terrain semi-pneumatic tires.
– Short drive shafts (P parts) transmit power to front and rear differential gears.
– The CC-02 chassis with frame offers superior durability and uses front/rear coil spring suspension which is a great compromise for off-road surfaces, including rocky terrain.
– A wide range of optional Hop-Up parts are available to customize the model.
The following parts are required for operation and sold separately: 2-channel radio, steering servo, ESC, 7,2V battery and battery charger.
The export version includes LED kit.

Tamiya RC Live – Introduction of optional parts for Super Avante and Tamiya RC Film Festival (2), Tamiya RC History (17)



We will introduce the optional parts that can be used for the new shaft drive 4WD buggy “Super Avante” which will be released in November. Tamiya Maezumi (a.k.a. “Paicen”) explains about the new optional parts which will be released at the same time as the kit, as well as the recommended parts which are now on sale to improve the driving performance!
The announcement of the excellent work of RC movie contest “#Tamiya RC movie festival (Twitter)” on Twitter (2) will be delivered. Tamiya Sunahara (a.k.a. “Rikkun”), who is also in charge of Tamiya RC driving movies, will introduce the points of RC movies!
In Tamiya RC History (17), we take a close look at the machine released in 1987! “In Tamiya R/C History (17), we will take a close look at the machines released in 1987, including the Lotus Honda 99T, the Williams FW-11B Honda F1, and the Midnight Pumpkin.

Cast
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Akihiro Ohata

Tamiya Mini 4WD Live Vol.8 – New Mini 4WD products to be released in the second half of the year 2021 & Japan Cup Course Introduction Mini 4WD Academy



Tamiya Mini 4WD LIVE is a live webcast of Tamiya’s Mini 4WD Academy, which introduces new products to be released in the second half of 2021, new Mini 4WD products to be released in the near future, the Japan Cup course, and other Mini 4WD information.

Tamiya RC Live – Introduction of new RC products for autumn/winter 2021, announcement of Tamiya RC film festival excellent work (1) & Tamiya RC history (16)



We will introduce the details of new Tamiya RC products which will be released in autumn and winter of 2021.
Products to be introduced
Super Avante, Wild One Offroader BHM, Mighty Frog Mini, Toyota GR86, Subaru BRZ, 1992 Audi V8 Touring, Saint Dragon
The announcement of the excellent work of the RC movie contest “#Tamiya RC movie festival (Twitter)” on Twitter (1) will be delivered. Don’t miss the rich variation of RC movies!
Tamiya RC History (16) features the off-road models “Clodbuster”, “Super Sabre” and “Thunder Shot” which were released in 1987.

Tamiya 56714 TamTech-Gear The Grasshopper Mini GB-01S Chassis official product video



This is a compact R/C model featuring high-performance equipment for a great drive, as well as a lightweight single-seater buggy-inspired body molded in polycarbonate. Four separately sold R6/AA batteries give an hour of driving in normal mode or 25 minutes in power mode, and a trigger type transmitter is included.
GB-01S chassis
Based around a sturdy box frame, the GB-01S buggy chassis also features 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension and punchy rear-wheel drive, with the power source along the chassis centerline for great balance and a low center of gravity. Its efficient gearbox uses full ball bearings and a planetary differential, plus a slipper clutch and reliable universal drive shafts.

First photo of the upcoming R/C Tamiya 58698 Lotus Europa Special


This R/C kit recreates the classic Lotus Europa Special. The polycarbonate body is paired with the RWD M-06 chassis.
The Lotus Europa debuted in 1966, showcasing what was then a revolutionary midship engine layout, with a lightweight FRP body. In 1972 perhaps the finest model – Lotus Europa Special – in the series was released with 1.6-liter inline-4 engine (big valve twin-cam engine) capable of 126hp which was the largest maximum output among the Lotus Europa series. The Tamiya R/C kit faithfully captures this classic car down to rear wing as seen in the SPECIAL variant of the Europa.

Great RR Performance from the M-06
The M-06 chassis features a rear-mounted motor, rear-drive setup and has a longitudinally-mounted battery pack, with R/C equipment positioned on either side for optimum balance and a low center of gravity. 4-wheel double wishbone suspension uses metal-plated wheels, equipped with 60D radial tires at the front and 60D super grip tires at the rear. In addition, a 3-piece steering linkage offers nimble handling response.

• 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 390mm, width: 176mm, height: 114mm.
• Polycarbonate body. Separate parts depict side mirrors, light cases, and rear wing.
• The M-06 chassis features a rear-mounted motor, and a longitudinally-mounted battery pack with R/C units positioned on either side for optimum balance and a low center of gravity.
• This model utilizes the 225mm wheelbase M-06M chassis.
• Dedicated stickers are included to recreate gold body pinstripes inspired by the Lotus car which flourished in Formula One.
• Includes marking stickers, and window masking stickers for use during the paint process.
• A variety of Hop-Up Option parts are available to customize the chassis.
• Includes 540-type brushed motor.
• Requires: 2-channel radio, steering servo, ESC-electronic speed control, 7.2-7.4volt battery with compatible charger, and Tamiya PS paint.

Upcoming Tamiya products – Autumn 2021

12691 1/12 Suzuki GSX-RR`20 Front Fork Set
14139 1/12 Team Suzuki ECSTAR GSX-RR `20
21170 Honda CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP (RED) (FINISHED MODEL)
21171 Honda CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP (BLACK) (FINISHED MODEL)
24042 Nissan Fairlady 300ZX 2 Seater

58696 Super Avante TD4
58695 Wild One Off-Roader Blockhead Motors
58699 1992 Audi V8 Touring (TT-02)
58702 Subaru BRZ (ZD8) (TT-02)
47459 Saint Dragon 4WD (2021)
22031 TD4 Slipper Clutch Set
The Frog Mini (GB-01S)

Track Unit Sets (2pcs.)