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Tamiya figure remodeling contest 49th prize-winning work announcement

⇒Pamphlet of works participating in the 49th Doll Remodeling Contest (PDF)
In 2020, the casual daily life changed completely. Every day there are no signs of end, but the 49th Doll Remodeling Contest was filled with masterpieces filled with all of your thoughts. Thank you for participating in the contest while dealing with the current situation.

By the way, in this gold medal, seven gods depart on a treasure ship in the hope that the peaceful daily life will return as soon as possible. We have decided on the colorful Seven Lucky Gods of Kazuki Koide . Multiple motifs are composed in a well-balanced manner, and not only the details are created, but also the harmonious color scheme as one group image work is wonderful. Also pay attention to the auspicious crane turtles and the adorable zodiac animals that boarded the treasure ship as a companion to the Seven Lucky Gods. The silver prize was won by Yuji Aoyama, who participated in the contest for the first time . Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu are three-way in RC sumo. And Mitsuhide asks for the whereabouts of the game … In addition to the fun of the idea, the RC car at the tip of the little finger is a masterpiece with each family crest drawn. In this contest, works based on the appearance of Ken Shimura, who died in the spring of 2020 while being missed, stood out. Mr. Shimura’s old character is “All-Member Assembly”, and Mr. Kunihiko Sato ‘s work won the Bronze Award. Not to mention the wonderful poses of the dolls that immediately come to mind on TV, the title logos of the programs drawn on the pedestal are all three-dimensional characters! .. Mr. Sato, who exhibited for 49 years in a row and showed a technique that seems to be 74 years old, also said, “It’s really hard work!” Along with Ken Shimura, the mysterious artist “Banksy” was the most popular subject. Akira TanikawaThe work of is highly evaluated for the idea of ​​expressing the girl drawn in the silhouette of Banksy in a three-dimensional image and the good sense of the pedestal as a work. And popular YouTuber Fuwa-chan, who made a remarkable achievement this year and entered the top ten in the buzzword award, and Takuma Sato who won the Indy 500 in August 2020 for the second time and decided the pose of delight. These two people who have brightened the mood that tends to sink in this situation can be said to be the faces of this year. Naoto Okada and Norio Mushiaki, who participated in each of the similar works, won the topic award. Ms. Minoru Nagayoshi won the Idea Award . Famous photos of nurses and sailors taken shortly after the end of the war in the United States, both wearing masks this year. It is a work that also expresses gratitude to the author’s medical staff. Kenichi Hizen of the MM Award remodeled the SDF scout into a tense pose. At the age of 13, Takumi Nakayama, who tried to remodel the doll for the first time , won the Junior Award as a German soldier with an impressive painting of camouflage uniform. Both were works that could be said to be the basis of doll remodeling.

Next time is finally 50 times. I hope that you will be able to welcome this memorable tournament in a sunny mood. We are waiting for masterpieces and masterpieces that will bring a new twist to this half-century historic contest.

Winning works * Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order)

Tamiya Mini 4WD Condele No.1 “New Era Grand Prize” has been decided! Japan Cup “Condele Online” special program

Condele No.1 “NEW ERA Grand Prize” is finally decided! !! Provided by Fujitsu Dry Batteries Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE” Special Program

“Concours d’Elegance ONLINE” was held online from August 2020 to compete for ideas for dressing up Mini 4WD. MC Guts and Mini 4WD will thoroughly introduce all 12 works that won the “NEW ERA Award” in 4 periods, including JC2020 Condele 1-3 and EX held additionally from various perspectives! The three works that won the “NEW ERA Award” at the JC2020 Condele EX will be announced, and the “NEW ERA Grand Prize”, which is the No. 1 competition delegance, will be decided from all 12 works.

“Fujitsu Dry Battery Provided Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 Concours d’Elegance ONLINE” Introduction Page

00:00 Opening
01:12 About “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE”
04:16 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE EX” New Era Award, 3 winning works announced
06:14 Introduction of all 12 works that won the New Era Award
06:55 Author: ok —————————————- Title: Hexagonite COMET
08:30 Author: TKMT ★ ☆ ————————— Title: Yaris G1 Racing
11:27 Author: makoneko ————————— Title: Harusora ~ Seiku ~
13:45 Author: kentaLOW —————————- Title: MACH- [T] -BULLET
16:15 Author: Yamamachi ——————————— Title: Koi no Beach Buggy
18:47 Author: CA @ Insai Chairman ————— Title: AR-A SHINING SCORPION “Acid”
21:54 Author: Murasaki @ Murasaki Works —– Title: DRJ concept M28 / C
24:15 Author: Sun ————————————- Title: GR Supra GT3 YS
27:22 Author: Itoken @yorusen ————– Title: MANTA RAY Mk.II yorusen special
30:25 Author: DASH-24A —————————- Title: DRJ LAND VENTURE
32:42 Author: Daichi @ Kashiramoji D @Team C.O.C ———————– Title: TT02B MS Jr. type FORMULA
35:55 ​​Author: Daiya @TRIVALS ——————– Title: DRJ typeX
42:37 Guts & Doctor Other / Introduction of Featured Works
44:46 Mini 4WD new information
46:50 Ending

Tamiya 58686 VQS 2020 official production and product videos

Happy Holidays from Tamiya, Inc.

The turbulent year 2020 is now drawing to a close, and Tamiya would like to wish a safe and happy holiday season to all around the world. To see our holiday video on our official YouTube channel, click the link below.

Tamiya wishes you happy holidays

Wishing a happy holiday season to all Tamiya fans across the globe!
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Details and photos of Tamiya Catalog 2021 scale model version 64430 Japanese / 64431 English

Among Tamiya’s abundant lineup, the catalog 2021 (scale model version), which includes a wide range of completed models, mini 4WD, fun work series, and make-up materials, especially scale models, will be published this year as well. The 9-split cover has a layout of tools in addition to the scale model and Mini 4WD’s attention items. Featured models such as 1/12 Honda CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP, 1/24 McLaren Senna, 1/35 German Panzer IV F type are introduced in large format photos. In addition, the pages of 1/16, 1/35, 1/25 RC tanks and 1/14 RC trailer trucks, which are full of scale, are also spectacular. In addition, we have posted a compatibility table of the top works of the Pachi Contest 80 and paint products. Choosing the next model while looking at the catalog is a blissful time unique to model fans. It’s a book full of charm that you can’t stop feeling excited just by looking at it. Size 26 x 25.5 cm, 97 pages in total.

Created to conquer – The Tamiya VQS (2020)

Besides the Tamiya Avante, probably the most beautiful and most famous Tamiya 4WD buggy of the 80s, there were also three other buggies in this series of cars. We all know the Egress, as it was the last “expansion stage” of the Avante before the scepter was handed over to the “Top Force Evolution”.
The two “entry-level models” in the competition, the “Vanquish” and the “Avante 2001”, were somewhat in the shadows.
Both models were technically almost identical and should be suitable for entry into the rc racing competition.
The use of a plastic tub chassis kept costs down. The “Vanquish” in particular was able to shine visually.
And this one has now been reissued as “VQS”. Naming rights have probably forced Tamiya to change the name to “VQS”.
Nonetheless, one of the most beautiful Tamiya buggies of the late 80s era. This buggy combines a beautiful classic color scheme with a very modern futuristic styled body, as well as, given the Hotshot and Thundershot series of vehicles, much more modern technology.
The “new” VQS kit comes with a pre-painted body, which allows the inexperienced model maker in particular to complete the model much faster.
We are particularly pleased about the improvements Tamiya gave the “VQS”. CVD’s front and rear, as well as the aluminum milled steering knuckles at the front were taken over from the Avante and Egress. In addition, the buggy is practically completely equipped with ball-bearings. Only 6 small ball bearings still need to be added.
Tamiya also has made a very nice bonus for the “VQS”. The “VQS Hi Cap Damper Set 47455”. We all know and love these dampers from the 80s. Also suitable for many other cars of that time. We have also equipped our “VQS” with the new Hi Caps. Visually and technically a real pleasure.
Overall, we went the classic way with our example. A Tamiya Super Stock BZ brushed motor and the Tamiya Hi Torque Servo Saver complete the car.
As with every Tamiya car, building it was a real treat. And the builder is rewarded with a beautiful model after completion.
We at TamiyaBlog are very happy about this iconic re-release. A real beauty, the new Tamiya “VQS” (2020)

Many thanks to Dickie Tamiya and Tamico for providing us with the Tamiya “VQS” kit.

Tamiya RC LIVE December 13 – Christmas Special! Tamiya RC 2021 New Product Introduction and Christmas Special Talk Show

December 2020 Introduction of new products and introduction of Tamiya Grand Prix East Japan Tournament
・ Introduction of new products in December 2020
・ We deliver the state of the Tamiya Grand Prix East Japan Tournament held in November.

Christmas Special !! 2021 New Product Introduction and Christmas Special Talk Show
・ We deliver new product information scheduled to be released in 2021 !!
・ We deliver a Christmas SP talk show that summarizes 2020 !!

Tamiya RC LIVE December 12 – Holiday Meeting Afternoon

Introduction of Tamiya Holiday MTG (morning section) live broadcast and Toyota Challenge Cup
・ JUN WATANABE will be invited as a guest to the Tamiya Holiday MTG (morning section) for a live broadcast. (Scheduled from 10:05 to 10:30)
・ We will deliver the state of the Toyota Challenge Cup held in November.

Introduction of Tamiya Holiday MTG (afternoon) live broadcast and Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix East Japan Tournament Formula E participation record
・ JUN WATANABE will be invited as a guest to the Tamiya Holiday MTG (afternoon) to broadcast live. (Scheduled from 14:05 to 14:30)
・ We will deliver the state of the Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix East Japan Tournament Formula E participation record held in November. (Scheduled from 14:30 to 15:00)