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Official product video of Tamiya 58347 Lunch Box (CW-01 Chassis)

Another one of Tamiya’s classic creations, the R/C Lunch Box (First released in 1987) was loved for its original appearance as much as for its R/C performance. The boxy minivan body has been raised up over monster truck wheels to ensure that this R/C van will grab the attention wherever you choose to drive it. Use the sides of the van as a canvas to paint your own original designs for the ultimate conversation piece!

Original drawings by illustrator Shigeru Komatsuzaki have been digitized and an online “museum” is now open

Original article by Itsuhiro Suzuki

The Shigeru Komatsuzaki Online Museum has opened , which digitizes the original drawings of Shigeru Komatsuzaki (1915-2001), an illustrator who lived in Kashiwa City , Chiba Prefecture , and makes them available online. Approximately 150 works are available for viewing for free, and if you become a paid support member, you can also view works that change every month.

Komatsuzaki’s works total approximately 20,000 pieces, including magazine illustrations. In addition to her representative works, such as paintings on plastic model boxes and frontispieces for boys’ magazines , she also includes landscape paintings , drawings, and oil paintings. In addition to “ Battleship Yamato ,” which was published in Weekly Shonen Sunday and became a masterpiece, “ Space Colony II” , which became a masterpiece of fantasy painting , and “ Sensoji Niomon ” , which has strong realistic elements, are available for free (some charges apply). It has been published.

After Shigeru’s death, his grandson Noriko Komatsuzaki (43) took over many of his works and later became the official copyright heir. Exhibitions were held all over the country, but opportunities to show to the public have drastically decreased due to the coronavirus pandemic. Noriko felt a sense of crisis, saying, “If we don’t do something, Komatsuzaki’s works will be forgotten along with her era,” and so she and her husband, Minoru (44), have been making preparations to open an online art museum. Ta.

Minoru said, “Based on the support we received through the online art museum, we will collect and maintain the original paintings that have been lost, and hold exhibitions, so that a wide range of people can see Shigeru Komatsuzaki’s works.”

Link of the Shigeru Komatsuzaki Online Museum

Source of the article in Japanese language: Asahi Shimbun

Tamiya Blockhead Motors RC Outdoor FES 2023

On Thursday, November 23, 2023, Tamiya and Blockhead Motors were holding a further RC event at “Inn the Park” in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, with the theme of “RC x Outdoors x Art” to enjoy in the great outdoors. We held an outdoor festival that proposes attractions and ways to enjoy it. We also held a “Special Athletic RC Circuit” where you can run RCs on a vast lawn surrounded by nature, an exhibition of actual Monster Beetles, and an RC x Camp Flea Market. Furthermore, in the art area, Ryuji Kamiyama’s works were exhibited and RC custom bodies were sold. In addition, the event was filled with a wealth of content, including popular outdoor brands, shops, and food trucks.

Full details of 64450 Tamiya Catalog 2024 Scale Model Version

Tamiya Catalog 2024 has been published, which includes a wide range of products from Tamiya’s rich lineup, including scale models, mini 4WD, fun craft series, craft tools, and makeup materials. At the beginning of the book is a layout of the new product, 1/48 Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II . We have also posted group shots of sports cars and motorcycles that give you a sense of the different sizes of each scale. Of course, we will introduce over 700 scale models of military vehicles such as tanks and armored vehicles, airplanes such as fighter jets, cars, motorcycles, ships, etc. with beautiful color photographs. Includes lively dinosaurs and 1/16 and 1/35 RC tanks. Additionally, the Tamiya color compatibility chart based on lacquer paints is also useful. Perfect for choosing your next kit and increasing your motivation for production. This is a book filled with the charm of models that makes you excited just by looking at them. Size 26 x 25.5cm, total 93 pages.

New product videos of Tamiya 58723 Fiat 131 Abarth Rally Olio Fiat (MF-01X) & 58686 VQS (2020)

The Fiat 131 Abarth Rally made its debut in 1976 global rally races and became champion three times. Based upon the well-loved Fiat family car 131 Mirafiori, the rally version was customized by Abarth and in 1976 and 1977, it mainly raced in the livery of the Fiat oil brand Olio Fiat: this assembly kit creates an R/C model of that car. The alluring shape of the car is recreated using a polycarbonate body, with separate parts for quadruple headlights, spotlights and roof spoiler.

This R/C model assembly kit is an updated re-release version of a 1988 buggy from the Tamiya back catalog, which inherited its make-up from the legendary race-oriented Avante. The forward cockpit body design – and the rear wing – are molded in lightweight polycarbonate and pre-painted black, pre-cut with body mount holes pre-made to save on some preparation work. An ABS plastic monocoque frame is employed, with responsive shaft-driven 4WD plus a triple differential setup, four-wheel double wishbone suspension and plenty more – superb off-road driving awaits!

The Baja Bug Movie

A great almost 2 hours long movie about the Baja Bug which not only Tamiya buggy fans will really enjoy.

The Baja Bug Movie is the story of the humble little car that conquered the desert. This is a love letter to the Baja Bug told through the stories that make it the legendary car it is.

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In Association with

Written, Shot, Directed, Edited by

Sound mixing, Design, mastering

Music by

Source: The Baja Bug Movie