Friday, August 29, 2014

New Raybrig NSX Concept-GT race car in 1/10 scale!

Tamiya is pleased to announce this latest release Radio Control model on the high performance shaft-driven TB-04 chassis. The model depicts the RAYBRIG NSX CONCEPT-GT, a car developed by Honda to race in the 2014 Japanese Super GT Series. The hi-tech race car features a 1.6-liter turbocharged direct injection engine with anti-lag, plus a mid-ship layout that optimizes distribution of the car's weight, particularly taking into account its unique hybrid system.

The TB-04 is a 1/10 scale 4WD machine that incorporates a drive-shaft down the center of the chassis to engage the front and rear gearboxes. The differentials inside the gearboxes are newly designed as they utilize a sealed gear differential system whereby the internal gears movement is controlled by different viscosity differential fluids. The double-wishbone suspension system utilizes the same "short reversible" type that has been used on the TB-03, TA-05 Version II, TA-06 and the TRF (Tamiya Racing Factory) 416 and 417 World Championship machines. The TB-04 also incorporates "IFS" (inboard front suspension) whereby the front shocks are positioned horizontally and low to the chassis, so that low profile sports car body shapes can be accurately reproduced without losing any realistic scale appearance.

Tamiya 1/10 RC car replica Raybrig NSX Concept-GT

Full-Size Raybrig NSX Concept GT car image

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tamiya Championship Series Finals! August 23-24, 2014

The Tamiya Championship Series radio control Finale will be taking place on August 23-24, 2014. In conjunction with the 20th Anniversary event Tamiya America will be having a Factory Outlet sale in conjunction with the event. Special radio control items will be on sale and it is open to the public. Tamiya Championship Series

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The "Super Champ" is back!!!

The Fighting Buggy was originally exported as the Super Champ in 1982 across the globe. For a limited time only, it is back as a special re-release celebrating 30-plus years after it originally made its debut in hobby stores.
The re-release kit begins with a new name, which is the same as that used by the original Japanese release of the R/C model. While it features a variety of tweaks and upgrades, Tamiya’s designers made sure to retain the drivability, appearance and characteristics of the original.

More details to follow! Product page

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

1/6 Harley Davidson model kit review by Alex Wencho De Leon

Check out the in depth kit review of the Tamiya 1/6 Harley Davidson Fat Boy Lo here: Auto Modeler

Tamiya FJ Cruiser review posted on RC Groups!

The Tamiya 1/10 scale FJ Cruiser has been reviewed by RC Groups. Be sure to check out their article here: RC GROUPS

Friday, May 2, 2014

Building the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution

The Cascadia Evolution, an advanced on-highway truck, is equipped with the latest in aerodynamic technology, enabling fleets to increase fuel economy and save money.

Tamiya and Freightliner have worked together to bring you the most detailed radio control truck to date. All of the aerodynamic lines are packed into a 1/14 scale replica of the original.

I will take you through the build of this kit and point out some tips, upgrades and modifications to assist you on your build.

Build Article

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Nuremberg show floor new product images!

Hello from the Nuremberg Toy Fair! Yesterday we posted a list of all the new items coming in the next few months. Today we are posting images taken on the show floor.

After the images are posted we will post expanded information on those products that reveal more details not previously known.