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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.

Tamiya 61115 1/48 Kawasaki Ki-61-Id HIEN aircraft camouflage painting technique video


http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/61115/index.htm
1/48 Puromodera a distinctive paint know-how of “mottled camouflage” of the masterpiece machine series No.115, “Kawasaki Type 3 fighter Hien type I Ding” Mr. Shinji Hasegawa of Mr. Hasegawa introduces it with the demonstration. This time we will show you two ways of using airbrush and finishing with brush painting.

One week till the Nuremberg Toy Fair Spielwarenmesse 2017 – Tamiyablog Online Poll

Exactly one week left from the biggest toy fair in the world, the Nuremberg Toy Fair Spielwarenmesse 2017, from which we will report live like every year on the news from our beloved model company, Tamiya.

To match even better your needs in getting information as quickly as possible we have prepared just a single question poll which would kindly ask you to follow, its just a couple of seconds and does not need any registration. The question is only about where the live news will be posted first, our website or our facebook site, as a bit later anyway both will be “synchronized”.

Tamiyablog Online Poll

By the way our reports are not just the usual new official item lists and catalogue photos which anyway mostly leak already before the show. We try to encapture and share you the feeling of this great celebration and excitement of our hobby.

Thank you for your support and hope you enjoy our efforts.
The team of tamiyablog.com

New Year Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Video (2017.01.15)


0:00:00 comical 4WD (final)
0:07:52 Jr. Buggy Grand Prix (Final A main)
0:14:38 Junior Grand Prix (final B~A main)
0:28:21 touring Grand Prix (final E~A main)
http://www.tamiya.com/japan/cms/tamiyagpdelegance/4575-20170115.html
1 May 15, 2017 (Sun): New year Tamiya RC car Grand Prix
■ venue: Tamiya circuit
New year Tamiya RC car Grand Prix was held . While severe chill followed, four classes such as [comical 4WD] and [touring Grand Prix] have been made. It was the race in cold but had enjoyed the race in how adults and children as well as full of energy.