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Tamiya 25201 1/48 Mitsubishi Ki-46 III Type 100 Command Recon Plance (Dinah)

Image shows assembled and painted kit.


It is equipped with two 1,500 horsepower Mitsubishi engines on a beautiful streamlined body that pursues reduced speed and air resistance. The Hyakushiki HQ reconnaissance aircraft, which has an altitude limit of 10,000 meters, a long range of 4,000 km (when using additional tanks), and the fastest Japanese military aircraft, 630 km / h, will be launched for reconnaissance missions throughout the Pacific War . This aircraft, which has excellent airframe performance, played a major role in strategic reconnaissance missions ahead of the world, such as stealth reconnaissance penetrating deep behind enemies. The Type III, which appeared in 1954, was upgraded to a nose shape with no steps, and was equipped with a C112 engine with increased output. This unarmed machine carried out difficult tasks using only high-speed power as its weapon.

★ Added a description of the actual machine to the kit that models the beautiful figure as it is. ★ Paste a metal sticker on the top of the package. ★ The large windshield is made up of six transparent parts, reproducing a smooth shape. ★ The interior of the cockpit and the scouts are also finished with precision. ★ Sets two types of propellers and spinners for the first and second semesters. ★ Includes two pilot and scout dolls. ★ There are four types of markings, including the 10th Squadron, the 15th Squadron, and the 55th Squadron of the Independent Squadron. ★ Length 229㎜.

Tamiya Mini 4WD Hornet Jr. Tanahashi Special, Dash X1 Primitive Emperor & Step Up Gasha various types

〇Mini 4 world new event! “Challenge from Hiroshi Tanahashi!”
Event date: Now being held-Wednesday, March 18 10:59 (planned)
〇 “Dash X1 Primitive Emperor” has arrived! “Super Speed ​​Gasha Series 4”
Event Date and Time: Now Open-Wednesday, March 18 14:59 (planned) 〇Release
Commemorative Step Up Gasha Various types will be back for a limited time!
Event date and time: Currently being held-March 18 (Wed) 10:59 (planned)
* Please check the details in the application.
* Screens and specifications are under development.
* Subject to change or termination without notice.

One racer in 100 years! New Japan Pro Wrestling Challenge from Hiroshi Tanahashi!

Hiroshi Tanahashi
Ace of New Japan Professional Wrestling who loves Mini 4WD! The wrestler who produced the ultimate machine produced by himself in 2018 and has the connection to the Mini 4WD!

“Challenge from Hiroshi Tanahashi” is an event to compete with the ace of New Japan Pro Wrestling, Hiroshi Tanahashi, who loves Mini 4WD sincerely, in the Mini 4WD race in the app!
Furthermore, if you win all races, you will get special parts such as “Hornet Jr. (Tanahashi SP)”!

Super fast gasha series 4! “Dash X1 Primitive Emperor” Appears!

“Dash X1 Primitive Emperor” appears in “Super Speed ​​Gasha Series 4”!
〇Event period: now being held-Until 3/18 (Wed.) 14:59 (planned)
〇Featured parts are here ↓
Body parts “Dash X1 Primitive Emperor”
Rarity: ★ 4 / Course aptitude: Corner / Body characteristics: Corner speed UP +
Roller “13mm ball bearing for rollers”
Rarity: ★ 4 / Course aptitude: Corner
motor “Torque Tune”
Rarity: ★ 4 / Course aptitude: Uphill
* For details, please check in the app.
* Screens and specifications are under development.
* Subject to change or termination without notice.

“Release commemorative step up” Gasha reappears!

〇Event period: now being held-3/18 (Wed.) until 10:59 (planned)
★ 4 bodies to be picked up (partly)
“Tamiya Famous Car Collection” Gasha: “Avante Jr.”, “Falcon Jr.”, “Thunder Shot Jr.”, etc.
“Dash! Shishiro” Gasha: “Dash 1 Emperor” “Dash 3 Meteor” “Crimson Glory” etc.
“Bakuso Brothers Let’s & Go !!” Gasha: “Magnum Saber”, “Sonic Saber”, “Tridagger X”, etc.
* For details, please check in the application. * Please check all pickup targets from the provided ratio.
* Screens and specifications are under development. * Subject to change or termination without notice.

Source in Japanese language: ファミ通App

Tamiya Upcoming Releases April 2020


R/C Models
 58676  1/24 R/C Volvo A60H 6×6 Dump Truck (G6-01)
 58677  1/10 R/C Volkswagen Karmann Ghia (M-06)
 47439  1/10 R/C TT-02 Type-SR Chassis Kit
 47443  1/10 R/C 1996 Porsche 911 GT1 Street (TA03R-S)
 54897  Buggy Champ Ball Differential Set 2
 54932  T3-01 Aluminum Bearing Holders (Rear)
 54933  T3-01 Rear Axle Weight Set
 54944  CC-02 Aluminum Arm Pivots (A, B)
 54945  CC-02 Low-Friction 6mm Ball Collars (18pcs.)
 54949  TA07 Adjustable Ackerman Set
 42352  Clamp Type Aluminum Wheel Hubs (Narrow Tread, 4pcs.)
 47434  1/10 Scale R/C Eunos Roadster Lightweight Body Parts Set
 56554  Reinforced Axle Shaft Set
 56555  Metal Display Antenna Set

Static Models
 60328  1/32 North American F-51D Mustang Korean War
 32598  1/48 Russian Medium Tank T-55
 25196  1/35 U.S. M8 Light Armored Car “Greyhound” Combat Patrol Set
 25200  1/48 Swiss Messerschmitt Bf109 E-3
 21098  1/48 Mitsubishi A6M3a Zero Fighter 188, 582nd Air Group (Finished Model)
 24033  1/24 Toyota Celica Supra Long Beach GP Marshal Car
 35049  1/35 Russian Tank T34/76 1942 Production Model
 35138  1/35 Russian T34/85 Medium Tank

Kids
 95549  Lightweight 13mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless/Red)
 95554  Mini 4WD Multipurpose Tape (20mm Width/Red)
 95555  2mm Aluminum Lock Nut (Purple, 5pcs.)

Tools & Paints
 69934  Box Wrench Bit (7mm)
 69935  Hex Wrench Screwdriver Bit (Ball End, 2.5mm)
 81792  Acrylic Mini XF-92 Yellow-Brown (DAK 1941)
 81793  Acrylic Mini XF-93 Light Brown (DAK 1942)
 82176  LP-76 Yellow-Brown (DAK 1941)
 82177  LP-77 Light Brown (DAK 1941)

Postponed
18094 Neo VQS (VZ Chassis) The release has been postponed from planned release on March 7, 2020, will update information when it is decided.
15524 VZ chassis FRP front wide stay The release has been postponed from planned release on March 7, 2020, will update information when it is decided.

Off-Roadin’ & Haulin’! Tamiya 58676 Volvo A60H Hauler G6-01 6×6 RC Off-Road Truck Review by RC Driver



Get ready heavy equipment enthusiasts! The G6-01 platform from Tamiya gets a new body style and a new look to the chassis with the release of the Volvo A60H Hauler kit. The G6-01 is a full build up 6×6 truck kit that comes with the motor, you get to add your choice of electronics. The big features on this G6-01 are the pre-painted Volvo A60H cab body and abs molded dump bed. The chassis and other supported parts are now molded in a bright yellow to match the body. We assembled our kit and took this hauler out bashing. The G6-01 is a fun all around kit and delivers a lot of action whether you’re speeding around your backyard or a dirt lot. Love the look of heavy equipment, but still want the fun of running an RC at full throttle? Then you need to check out the Tamiya Volvo A60H Hauler G6-01 6×6 Truck!
Source: RC Driver YouTube channel

Limited Tamiya Mini 4WD Festa Jaune with Kakegawa version sticker with logo of Tsumakoi

Tamiya Mini 4WD Grand Prix 2020 Spring will be held on March 29, 2020 (Sunday) at the green resort “Tsumakoi Resort Sai no Sato” in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture! To commemorate this tournament, a Mini 4WD Kakegawa city limited version will be in advance and limited sale!

Limited 4WD PRO series Festa Jaune with limited Kakegawa version sticker with Tsuma Koi logo

Limited quantity advance sales
Price: 1,380 yen (tax included)
Sale period: Ends as soon as it is sold
Sales location: Tsumagoi Resort Sai no Sato

On the day of the “Mini 4WD Grand Prix 2020 SPRING” tournament, there are also fun lotteries, Tamiya original sales corners, and food and drink sales corners! Call for races will be announced at a later date.

Tamiya Mini 4WD “High Speed ​​Colors – A new sense circuit created with Sony”


“New sensation circuit” for mini 4WD with sound, light and image will appear in Shibuya on February 13

Author: Toshiya Koketsu @DAYS
Sony, with the cooperation of Tamiya, will start a new sense of racing activity “High Speed ​​Colors-A new sense circuit created with Sony-” at the Sony Square Shibuya project from February 13th.

The New Sensation Circuit is a new entertainment experience that colors the mini 4WD running at high speed with Sony’s high-speed vision sensing technology and sound, light, and video. First, the participants select the main color, sub-color, and circuit effects to be mapped to the body of the mini 4WD. The colors and images that are projected will change depending on the design and direction selected, so that the participants themselves can be creators and create the direction.

First, when the Mini 4WD starts running, the body design selected by the participants is mapped to the body. After that, a retro game style stage appeared on the circuit. When a coin appears on the course and the mini 4WD gets through it, a sound is heard, and when a DJ turntable appears on the course and the mini 4WD passes, a sound like scratching sounds. Furthermore, as the mini 4WD progresses, the sound and production are linked together, such as the body turning into an insect in the middle and a huge “eye” appearing. Then, the stage changes to a stage like the near future of science fiction movies, and a light beam comes out from the body of the mini 4WD and appears as a trajectory on the course. Finally, the stage changes to a stage like a different space with various elements. The Mini 4WD cuts the finish line of the race and finishes.

The productions inside and outside these courses were co-created with the creative group “PERIMETRON” led by King Gnu leader Yuki Tsuneda. Producer of PERIMETRON, Shotaro Nishioka, produced the project, two-person creative unit Margt was in charge of direction and design, and Yuhei Kobe was in charge of CG production. The music is made by 20-year-old artist Dr. Pay.

The new sensation circuit allows two people to experience each race. Since there are 180 patterns, you can enjoy it as many times as you want. Participants will also be presented with a mini 4WD with a custom-designed design and an original video of the powerful race.

Source in Japanese language: Response.20th

Official English description of Tamiya 56362 Volvo 1/14 R/C FH16 Globetrotter 750 8×4 Tow Truck & 56553 Electric Actuator Set


Tamiya 56362 Volvo 1/14 RC FH16 Globetrotter 750 8×4 Tow Truck
Tamiya’s series of ultra-realistic 1/14 scale R/C trucks has offered fun and realistic driving for the past several decades! This new kit takes that driving fun to the next level with this tow truck, which makes its living towing heavy duty vehicles such as semi-tractor trucks. It promises a completely different element of enjoyment to predecessors in the series.

The kit seen here recreates the FH16 that is marketed by Volvo, a renowned manufacture in the global commercial vehicle market. The FH Series includes a 750hp 16.1-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine FH16 Globetrotter 750 8×4 tow truck.

• 1/14 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 750mm, width: 195mm, height: 300mm.
• Features a detailed molded plastic depiction of the cab, with photo-etched front grille and interior detail features.
• This model’s front axles feature the first twin steering system seen in the Tamiya 1/14 Truck series.
• Includes metal components for excellent durability.
• Install the new separately available Actuator Set (Item 56553) to control its actions via your R/C transmitter.
• Ladder frame has aluminum side channels and resin cross members. Power from the front motor is delivered to the two rear axles via a propeller shaft.
• A built-in differential gear on each axle enables smooth cornering.
• Highly realistic suspension utilizes metal leaf springs and friction dampers.
• The model enjoys easy driving thanks to the float-mounted die-cast front and reinforced resin rear axles.
• Three-speed transmission allows shifting via the R/C transmitter (Note: only one gear is usable when towing).
• Headlights and taillights can be lit up with separately sold LEDs, and the model is compatible with Item 56523 Tractor Truck Multi-Function Control Unit “Euro-Style” (MFC-03).
• Compatible TROP truck option parts: 56523, 56531, 56538, 56548, 56549, 56550, 56551, 56553.
• Requires: Tamiya 4-Channel R/C system, ESC, 7.2volt battery and compatible charger, and Tamiya TS and acrylic paints.

Tamiya 56553 Electric Actuator Set for 1/14 RC Tow Truck
This set allows control of the winch boom/underlift on the Tamiya Volvo Globetrotter 750 8×4 Tow Truck model (Item 56362). Install it to your truck and use your transmitter to raise and lower the boom smoothly and steadily.

Set Contents/Information
• ACU-01 Actuator Control Unit x1
• 7.2V Geared Motor (ratio: 64:1)
• The geared motor moves the spindle shaft and links, which raises the boom at a slow and steady speed. The attached underlift moves in conjunction, too!
• A toggle switch also allows manual operation.
• When fitted, this system allows your truck to tow loads such as other tractor truck cabs (without trailer).
• Clutch system is installed to mitigate potential damage from overloads.

Video of Tamiya 70236 Curved Universal Arm Set – Construction Idea



★ This handy set includes two types of curved universal arms – use them to add another dimension to your creations!
★ Parts are molded in 10mm-width, 3.5mm-thickness plastic with 3mm holes at intervals of 5mm making them compatible with separately sold universal plates and arms.
★ Arms can be cut using standard modeling tools such as a knife or side cutters.
★ Contains four each of both types of curved arm, plus screws, spacers, nuts and other components used in construction.

Some new Tamiya RC assembly manuals


47430 1/10 RC Mustang SVT Cobra R ’95 (TT-01E) Chassis Body
47431 1/10 RC Eunos Roadster (M-06) Chassis Body
47432 1/10 RC Super Clod Buster Black Edition Super Clod Buster Black Edition add-on
47433 1/10 RC Toyota Supra Racing (A80)(TT-02) Chassis Body
47439 1/10 RC TT-02 Type-SR Chassis Kit
47443 1/10 RC Porsche 911 GT1 Street (TA03R-S)
58677 1/10 RC VW Karmann Ghia (M-06L) Chassis Body