Mr. Kazuki Nakajima, Vice Chairman of “TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Europe (TGR-E)” in Germany https://www.tgr-europe.com/, said, “Why don’t you do a mini 4WD wind tunnel experiment at our facility ? “?” So we will carry out a special project!
There are Japanese & English subtitles (with Japanese & English subtitles) Legend Masami also urgently participates in the popular category “U20000 Challenge Class” of the G-Force Cup to be held on June 12th! Legend Masami heading to Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi store to buy a car for racing ✨ What does Legend Masami choose under the shackles of 20,000 yen or less! ?? Introducing the shopping process with the cooperation of Tamiya Corporation. Legend Masami also urgently participates in the popular category “U20000 Challenge Class” of the G-Force Cup to be held on June 12th! Legend Masami heading to Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi store to buy a car for racing. What does Legend Masami choose in the shackles of less than 20,000 yen! ?? Introducing the shopping process with the cooperation of TAMIYA Inc. U20000 What is an off-road class? The car body is manufactured at a list price of 20,000 yen or less (excluding tax) including the chassis kit, body / wing, optional parts, tire wheels, etc. It is a class that competes with a car body manufactured within a limited budget. What is the U20000 Off-road Class? The car body, including the chassis kit, body / wing, optional parts, tire wheels, etc., http://www.gforce-hobby.jp/event/GFCC-2022/image/regulation-GFCC2022.pdf
Source: G-FORCE Hobby
Article and photos from Takahito Nakamura
The peak of the “Shizuoka Hobby Show” is the Tamiya model. Every time, I had the biggest booth at the back of the North Building. This time, there was a must-see exhibition for fans at the Tamiya booth, “Until a plastic model is made.”
Beginning with planning interviews, we explain in order how the plastic model is completed through the processes of design, mold making, and molding, showing the process. A larger injection molding machine was installed to demonstrate how the plastic model was actually made, and at least on the trader’s day, it was distributed to those who were looking at the completed plastic model.
The latest ones are designed using 3D-CAD, but in an era when there wasn’t such a thing, it was far more handy than it is now to make details from the design drawings and make a wooden pattern from them. It is a valuable exhibition that shows that the model was completed by such work.
In addition, the Tamiya model is open to the history museum of the head office during the hobby show (until May 15th). In addition to historic Tamiya products, you can see real F1 exhibits such as Lotus and Tyrrell with 6 wheels. If you have time, I definitely want to go there.
Source in Japanese language: Response
The “60th Shizuoka Hobby Show” sponsored by the Shizuoka Model Teaching Materials Cooperative opened on May 11th at Twin Messe Shizuoka. The dates are: Contractor invitation date: May 11-12, elementary, junior high and high school students invitation date: May 13, open house date: May 14-15, free admission. In addition, “advance application” on the website is required for the entire period to take measures against the new corona, and the reception has already been closed from May 14th to 15th, which is the open day, because the capacity has been reached. The Shizuoka Hobby Show was be canceled in 2020, and will be held only on the trader invitation day in 2021. It will be held for the first time in 3 years including the public day.
On the first day of the event, Shunsaku Tamiya, the chairman of the Shizuoka Model Teaching Materials Cooperative, attended the press conference. Mr. Tamiya said that he was “happy” for the first time in three years, and said, “Last year, I did it only on the trader’s day without opening to the public, and after all the sales performance is higher than before Corona. It’s better to do it”, he emphasized the importance of real events.
Source in Japanese language: Car Watch
A lifetime collecting Of RC built and NIB kits from the likes of Tamiya, Kyosho, Team Associated and more. Unfortunately the owner, Larry Zabolotny passed away in 2020 at the age of 58, and his extensive RC collection has now come up for online auction with ZBS Auctioneers.
Source of video and more information: RCKicks
Shizuoka supporting the stamp rally to visit plastic monuments and bridging the plastic model presentation.
The Shizuoka Branch acted as a bridge between the I Love Shizuoka Council and the Shizuoka Model and Teaching Material Cooperative in presenting 1,000 plastic models and other gifts for the stamp rally to visit plastic monuments.
Source in Japanese language: NTT West
Tamiya has a factory in the Philippines particularly located in the Mactan Process Zone in Cebu. Tamiya of Japan is pouring another P1.5 billion to build a new facility inside the Cebu Light Industrial Park.
The current factory designs, manufacturers, and packages kits inside a 40,000 sq. meter facility and employ more than 1,000 people. However, some sources say that their lease for has now ended prompting the company to move to a new location.
Breaking ground in March 2022, it’s said that the new factory is projected to increase output by 5% over 3 years while expanding overall capacity by 20%.
While most Tamiya boxes say ‘Made in the Philippines’, in reality Tamiya Philippines Inc. does not and cannot sell directly to the local market. It’s production is for export markets only worth US$23 million per year. 65% of that goes to Japan, 12% to America, 10% to Germany, 7% to the UK, 2% to Thailand, 2% to Hong Kong, and the rest of the world taking up the other 4%.
Source: Time Attack Manila
Tamiya Circuit Off-Road Course Renewal Special and Tamiya RC History 36!
・ In commemoration of the renewal of the Tamiya Circuit Off-Road Course, we will introduce the driving videos and capture points of the popular RC buggy car. ・ You can see the driving scenes of “Wild One Offloader BLOCKHEAD MOTORS”, “Midnight Pumpkin Black Edition”, “Blackfoot (2016)”, “Astute 2022”, and “Super Avante” on the off-road course with the changed layout. .. ・ Tamiya RC History “36” introduces the items released in 1993 and 1994. Please see the CC-01 chassis “Mitsubishi Pajero Metal Top Wide”, “Jax Civic”, and “Newman Haas K Mart Texaco Lola T93 / 00 Ford” that modeled IndyCar, which adopted a chassis structure close to the actual vehicle. increase.
Cast: Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Takayuki Kono