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Tamiya figure remodeling contest 50th prize-winning work announcement


In 2021, there were many topics such as the Tokyo Olympics and the success of Major League Baseball players that made us feel radiant even in the corona, and thanks to you, the “Pachi Remodeling Contest” has reached its 50th anniversary. I am deeply grateful to all the fans for their support over the years. This time, there were many works that expressed the excitement of the Tokyo Olympics from various perspectives, and I think many of them were worried about the conflict with the deadline.

By the way, the memorable 50th gold medal award is a collaboration between Yuji Aoyama ‘s Olympic competition and Sengoku warlords. Not only the unique idea, but also the high reproducibility of the details of the armor helmet and the production of the pedestal that tightens the work shines. The theme of the work of Norio Mushiaki of the Silver Award is the encounter between two legendary major leaguers. Being able to express ideas in 3D instead of 2D is the fun of figure remodeling. And the bronze medal is the work of Naoto Okada , who also conveys the spirit of the gold and silver medalist of the Tokyo Olympics . It is a work that looks exactly like a single body, which can be said to be the basis of figure remodeling that beautifully reproduces the skeleton and movement of the body that can not be deceived. Furthermore, this time, Kunihiko Sato of Iwate, who has been exhibiting continuously since the start of the contest in 1973, was awarded the 50th Anniversary Special Award. Produced 45 pictogram performances representing each competition, which became a hot topic at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. Take off your hat for the vitality that doesn’t make you feel the age of 75 years old in terms of conception, production speed, and craftsmanship! We are expecting more and more success to further improve the exhibition record.
For the Topic Award and Idea Award, I chose the works that greatly excited the 50th contest. Maruno Yoshiaki’s parade andHidetoshi Shuto ‘s “Human Character” is the origin of the 1 / 35MM series, a fun group of soldiers from all over the world. Mr. Kunihiko Sato, a major figure in the contest, appears in Mr. Shojiro Morio ‘s work. Did Mr. Sato expect that he would be the subject of his work? The above three works won the topic award, and Ms. Minoru Nagayoshi won the idea award for a timely collaboration in which the pictogram performers of the Olympics celebrated the 50th contest. The MM prize is Hiroyuki Kimura . At first glance, it is humorous to see US soldiers inspecting German Goliath tracks. This scene, which you can see in battlefield photos, is well-balanced in a vignette style. The rookie award is for Hidekazu Nomura , a nostalgic idea work for “camel battery” . The pose of the base figure is skillfully used and combined well with Wild Willis. Isn’t it an interesting approach to imagine the subject matter from the pose of the figure? Takakazu Miyagi (15 years old) of the Junior Award is based on a historical graphic novel set in his hometown of Okinawa. It is a heartfelt work that tells the misery of war.

A figure remodeling contest that has reached a memorable milestone. We will take a new step with our fans, hoping that the current heavy days will end. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Winning works * Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order)



■ Pamphlet for works participating in the 50th doll remodeling contest If you wish to have a pamphlet for the 50th doll remodeling work, enclose a stamp worth 140 yen in an envelope, and specify your address, name, and the pamphlet for the 50th doll remodeling work. Please apply to the following. (Please contact Customer Service for back numbers) Tamiya Co., Ltd. Customer Service “Puppet Remodeling Brochure 50” Section, 3-7 Ondabara, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka 422-8610
⇒ 50th Doll Remodeling Contest Participating Work Brochure (PDF)
⇒ Click here for details on the “Doll Remodeling Contest (in Japanese language)”

Tamiya Grand Prix Champion Finals, Tamiya RC History and Christmas Special 2021 introducing the Tamiya Off-Road Meeting and a special talk show



Introducing the Tamiya Grand Prix Champion Finals and Tamiya RC History!
・ We will deliver the pattern of the Tamiya Grand Prix Champion deciding match 2021 held on Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th! Introducing the Jr / GT / TRF Grand Prix class as the second part. ・ In Tamiya RC History << 25 >>, you can see “Toyota Celica GT FOUR”, “Super Astute 2WD” and “Ferrari F40” released in 1991.


Christmas Special 2021 !! Introducing the Tamiya Off-Road Meeting and a special talk show!
・ We will deliver the pattern of the Tamiya Off-Road Meeting held on 12/12 (Sun)! 4 classes held (Classic Buggy, Tamtech Gear, Dragon Challenge, Super Avante) ・ As a Christmas special talk show (1) Introducing new products released in December 2021 (2) Looking back on the 2021 Tamiya RC, Maezumi , Kono, Sunahara’s Tamiya RC of the Year announced! (3) We will introduce Tamiya products that are ideal for Christmas gifts.
Cast
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Takayuki Kono

Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship Kyushu Tournament, Champion Finals and Tamiya RC History



Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship Kyushu Tournament and Tamiya RC History!
・ Introducing the Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship Kyushu Tournament held in Greenland, Arao City, Kumamoto Prefecture on Saturday, November 27th. ・ The Formula E class final video in which Tamiya Maezumi, also known as Paisen, participated is also released. See driving techniques on slightly slippery roads! ・ For Tamiya RC History << 23 >>, please see “Bullhead” and “Tyrell 190 Ford” released in 1990, “Nissan 300ZX IMSA / GTO” and “Jaguar XJR-12 (Daytona specification)” released in 1991. to introduce.


Introduction of Tamiya Grand Prix Champion Finals and Tamiya RC History!
・ We will deliver the pattern of the Tamiya Grand Prix Champion deciding match 2021 held on Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th! First of all, I would like to introduce the M Sports ST Grand Prix class as the first part. ・ In Tamiya RC History “24”, you can see “Barehawk 2WD”, “Honda NSX” and “Lotus 102B Judd” released in 1991. *

Tamiya RC Live – Tamiya GP All Japan Championship & Tamiya RC History 20, 21 & 22



The final A-main of each class (Jr, M-Sport, ST, GT, TRF Grand Prix) of Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship West Japan held on Saturday 9th October. We will also explain the setting of each class winning car.
We will broadcast the Tamiya Grand Prix Hokkaido held in Sapporo on Saturday 30 October.
In Tamiya RC History (20), off-road models “Iglesse”, “Astute”, “Nissan King Cab” and “Madcap 2WD” released in 1989 will be shown!


The final A-main of each class (Jr, M-Sport, ST, GT, TRF Grand Prix) of Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship East Japan held on 10/10(Sun). We will also explain the setting of each class winning car.
We will broadcast the Tamiya Grand Prix Hokkaido held in Sapporo on Saturday 30 October.
In Tamiya RC History (21), we will introduce “Saint Dragon”, “Ferrari F189 Late Type” and “Avante 2001” which were released in 1989 and 1990.


Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship Okayama held on Oct.16(Sat). We will also explain the setting of each class winning car.
We will broadcast the Tamiya Grand Prix Hokkaido held in Sapporo on Sunday 31 October.
In Tamiya RC History (22), “Toyota Hilux Monster Racer”, “Manta Ray 4WD” and “Mercedes-Benz C11” which were released in 1990 will appear!

1980s Tamiya style video of Tamiya 58695 Wild One Blockhead Motors




Grown up gazing at the legendary Tamiya VHS videos in our local hobby shops, we just love such.

Creative Director : Jun Watanabe
Director : Naruhiro Imaizumi
Director of photography : Masashi Sasaki
Producer : Kenji Yamamoto
Production manager : Ken Endo
Production : Rooftop
Account executive : Toshiya Aoki
Editor : Kohei Hashimoto
Music : BAKU (KAIKOO)
Guitar : Jun Watanabe
Mixer : Kota Jibiki
Assistant Mixer : Yutaka Futakawa
Post-production : Qtec
Narrator : Bill Sullivan
Manager : Ayako Sugisaki (MT Globe)

Tamiya RC Live – High-tech lecture special “How to build the main parts of Super Avante!” and Tamiya RC History (19)



The main parts of the new shaft drive 4WD buggy “Super Avante” to be released in November will be explained, such as “Ball Diff” and “Aeration Big Bore Damper”.
Tamiya Maezumi (a.k.a. “Paicen”) shows you the fully optioned Super Avante in action! Also explains how to adjust the optional parts “TD4 Slipper Clutch Set” which is released at the same time!
In Tamiya RC History (19), we take a close look at the machines released in 1988 and 1989! “In Tamiya RC History (19), we take a close look at the machines released in 1988 and 1989, including the Scorcher, Vanquish, Mad Blaster and Fire Dragon.
Cast
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Takayuki Kono

Tamiya RC Live – Fall Winter 2021 RC New Products, Tamiya Dragon 4 Brothers Showdown, Tamiya RC History (18)



The new Tamiya RC products to be released in autumn/winter 2021 will be shown live.
Super Avante, Wild One Off-roader BHM, Mighty Frog Mini, Saint Dragon, Toyota GR86, Subaru BRZ, 1992 Audi V8 Touring, Track Unit Conversion
Tamiya RC Dragon 4 brothers “Super Storm Dragon”, “Fire Dragon”, “Thunder Dragon” and “Saint Dragon” will be running against each other. Tamiya Maezumi, Kono and Sunahara will show you the best of their performance!
In Tamiya RC History (18), the off-road models released in 1988, Sonic Fighter, Thunder Dragon 4WD, Grasshopper II and Avante, will be featured.
Cast
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Takayuki Kono

Tamiya RC Live – Introduction of optional parts for Super Avante and Tamiya RC Film Festival (2), Tamiya RC History (17)



We will introduce the optional parts that can be used for the new shaft drive 4WD buggy “Super Avante” which will be released in November. Tamiya Maezumi (a.k.a. “Paicen”) explains about the new optional parts which will be released at the same time as the kit, as well as the recommended parts which are now on sale to improve the driving performance!
The announcement of the excellent work of RC movie contest “#Tamiya RC movie festival (Twitter)” on Twitter (2) will be delivered. Tamiya Sunahara (a.k.a. “Rikkun”), who is also in charge of Tamiya RC driving movies, will introduce the points of RC movies!
In Tamiya RC History (17), we take a close look at the machine released in 1987! “In Tamiya R/C History (17), we will take a close look at the machines released in 1987, including the Lotus Honda 99T, the Williams FW-11B Honda F1, and the Midnight Pumpkin.

Cast
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Akihiro Ohata

Tamiya RC Live – Introduction of new RC products for autumn/winter 2021, announcement of Tamiya RC film festival excellent work (1) & Tamiya RC history (16)



We will introduce the details of new Tamiya RC products which will be released in autumn and winter of 2021.
Products to be introduced
Super Avante, Wild One Offroader BHM, Mighty Frog Mini, Toyota GR86, Subaru BRZ, 1992 Audi V8 Touring, Saint Dragon
The announcement of the excellent work of the RC movie contest “#Tamiya RC movie festival (Twitter)” on Twitter (1) will be delivered. Don’t miss the rich variation of RC movies!
Tamiya RC History (16) features the off-road models “Clodbuster”, “Super Sabre” and “Thunder Shot” which were released in 1987.

Tamiya RC Live – Live broadcast of Tamiya’s new RC car, TA08PRO high-tech course and Tamiya RC History (15)



The world’s first live broadcast of Tamiya’s new RC cars will be held. “The world’s first live coverage of Tamiya’s new RC cars, including the Super Avante and Wild One Off-roader Block Head Motors (Youtube)! The Super Avante MS (Paisen spec) may also make an appearance?
TA08PRO high-tech lecture will be delivered by Takayuki Kono, who was involved in the development and test driver of TA08PRO, together with the driving scene of TA08PRO Kono specification.
The Tamiya RC History features a close-up of the off-road models introduced in 1987. Stryker, Hot Shot II 4WD and Lunch Box will be featured!
Cast
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Takayuki Kono