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Introducing the Dash! Yonkuro & Bakuso Brothers Let’s & Go!! related Tamiya Mini 4WD


Introducing the machines that appear in the popular mini 4WD manga “Dash! 4WD” and “Hyper Dash! 4WD”. Dash corps machines, including the protagonist Hinomaru Yoshiro’s machine “Emperor”, are on display. It is a fun lineup to make new and old dash machines and compare them.

18651 Dancing Divine Doll (MA chassis)
18649 1/32 Canon D ball (MA chassis)
18644 1/32 God Burning Sun (MA Chassis)
18643 1/32 Rise Emperor (MA Chassis)
18641 1/32 Shooting Proud Star (MA Chassis)
18075 1/32 Great Emperor Premium (Super II Chassis)
18073 1/32 Dash 0 Horizon Premium (Super II Chassis)
18070 1/32 Super Emperor Premium (Super II Chassis)
18069 1/32 Dash 1 Emperor Premium (Super II Chassis)
18632 1/32 Dash 01 Super Emperor (MS Chassis)
18630 1/32 Dash No. 3 Shooting Star (MS Chassis)
18628 1/32 Dash 2-Burning Sun (MS Chassis)
18625 1/32 Dash 1 Emperor (MS Chassis)
17006 1/32 Wild Zaurus


Introducing the machines that appear in the popular mini 4WD manga “Bakuso Brothers Let’s & Go !!” and “Bakuso Brothers Let’s & Go !! Return Racers !!” In addition to the protagonists, the Magma and Sonic, the favourite machines of the Hoshima brothers, machines of teammates and rivals are on display. This lineup is also recommended for those who want to recreate the famous scenes while working with original fans who are starting Mini 4WD and their favourite machines!

19454 Cosmosonic (FM-A chassis)
19453 Great Magnum R (Revolver) (FM-A chassis)
19452 Brockengigant Premium (FM-A chassis)u
19451 Gun Blaster XTO Premium (FM-A Chassis)
19450 1/32 Spin Cobra Premium (Super II Chassis)
19449 1/32 Tridagger WX (AR chassis)
19448 1/32 Proto Saber Evolution Premium (AR Chassis)
19447 1/32 Beak Stinger G (AR chassis)
19446 1/32 Great Blast Sonic (AR Chassis)
19445 1/32 Buster Sonic Premium (AR chassis)
19444 1/32 Beat Magnum Premium (AR Chassis)
19443 1/32 Diospada Premium (AR chassis)
19440 1/32 Cyclone Magnum Premium (AR Chassis)
19441 1/32 Hurricane Sonic Premium (AR chassis)
19442 1/32 Z Wing Magnum (AR Chassis)
19439 1/32 Beak Spider Premium (Super II Chassis)
19438 1/32 Ray Stinger Premium (Super II Chassis)
19437 1/32 Bergkaiser Premium (Super II Chassis)
19436 1/32 Shining Scorpion Premium (Super II Chassis)
19435 1/32 Vanguard Sonic Premium (Carbon Super II Chassis)
19434 1/32 Victory Magnum Premium (Carbon Super II Chassis)
19433 1/32 Tridagger X Premium (Super II Chassis)
19432 1/32 Sonic Saber Premium (Super II Chassis)
19431 1/32 Magnum Saber Premium (Super II Chassis)
18622 1/32 Rodeo Sonic
18621 1/32 Bison Magnum

Unique Ferrari 512S Berlinetta Speciale on Tamiya RC chassis


We got a fantastic custom model from a reader of ours which we gladly would like to share with you:

I am a big fan of the wedge-shaped concept cars from the late 60s, early 70s coming from Italy. So this time i picked the Ferrari 512S Berlinetta Speciale which was penned by Pininfarina. Originally the chassis for this car came for Ferrari 312P race car.

First a virtual 3D model of the Ferrari body was created consisting of 2 pieces – main body and windshield. Also the original wheels of the car needed to be created in 1/10 scale. Then the 3D data was sent to a 3D printing specialist. The main body with about 2 mm thickness was
printed in a mix of resin and ABS material and the windshield was printed in clear resin. The wheels were also printed from resin/ABS. The special wheel nuts are special production made from aluminium.

In order to make the model look more realistic and close to the real car the rear end of the Tamiya chassis was modified and a setup installed that carries exhaust tips made from aluminium and a gearbox.

The painting of the body was quite time consuming, as when the printed parts come out the surface is not smooth. So putty, several coats of primer and sanding is needed before the body colour can be applied. Several coats of yellow followed and in the final step the surface was polished with 3000 grid sanding paper and then polished to a high shine.

For details like Logos, lights, wiper, intakes I created decals, which were applied in the final step.

This 1/10 model is a prototype from a prototype. But unlike the original car the smaller pendant is running and able to hit the track.

Contributor: Michael Leonhard from Vienna, Austria

Customised Tamiya Rough Rider inspired by the Funco Buggy


One of our readers, Hector Coronel from the Philippines, sent us some photos of his fantastic customised Tamiya Rough Rider / Buggy Champ which we would like to share with you.
He added 16 new panels, scratchbuilt the engine (no 3D print) and narrowed, lengthened and lowered the RR body shell:

Digest video of the “Can you build a radio control?” book release commemoration talk show event



Episode 1 / Manga Cross] Can you build a radio control? ⇒ https://mangacross.jp/comics/rc/1
Information for book ⇒ https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4253238092/
Akita Shoten’s web comic service “Manga Cross” ⇒ https://mangacross.jp/
Experience story told by manga artist Shuji Abe who had a radio control car that he had admired as a boy. The popular essay manga published in Akita Shoten’s web magazine “Manga Cross” has finally been made into a book! In commemoration of this, a talk show by the author, Hideshi Abe, was held. We will talk about the live voice of RC fans. In addition, Mr. Kayuki Yamazaki (pdc_designworks representative), who also designs Tamiya RC cars and mini 4WD, welcomed guests and made the talk show lively. This is a summary of the talks by Prof. Hideshi Abe from the talk show event held at the Tamiya Fair special stage on Sunday, November 17, 2019. © Shuji Abe (Akita Shoten)

“Tamiya’s Mae-chan” Tomoyuki Maeda appears in “The Man of Showa 50” magazine – see the video message

Editorial department Matsuzaki / Editorial member Boyaki

Hello, this is Matsuzaki of the editorial department! A message video from the people who appeared in the magazine of the brother magazine “Showa 50-year-old”, which was launched last month, was released on YouTube again, following Dr. Murashimbo of the other day!

The first mini 4WD boom started in 1987! The Mini 4WD, which was born as a mascot version of an RC car, began with the thought of President Tosaku Tamiya (at that time) to make a kit that could be assembled and enjoyed easily by elementary school students. To talk about the mini 4WD boom that happened around the 1975 male generation, which was about the upper grades of elementary school at that time, it is absolutely indispensable to Mr. Yasuyuki Maeda, “mamiya no mae-chan”. Talking to Mae-chan, who appeared in “Korokoro Comic” magazine and served as a moderator while working for Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix, which was broadcast on TV Tokyo. I was able to ask. There should be many people who were crazy at the time! Let’s think about that time!

It seems that it is said to be the third mini 4WD boom now, but it is probably the 1975 male generation who was an elementary school student at the time of the 80’s boom. After this interview, I received a message from Mae-chan for a man who became an adult in 1975. Please take a look!

Source in Japanese language: Showa 40 years man magazine

Loading the legendary Tyrrell P34 from the Tamiya Museum for the upcoming Suzuka Circuit Sound of Engine event



Sources and more: Suzuka Circuit & Tamiya INC Twitter