Friday, September 5, 2014

New Tamiya masking tape with clear sheeting!

Tamiya introduces its highly popular masking tape in a new and handy way to mask off larger areas in the painting process, for example R/C car bodies. The masking tape comes pre-attached to plastic sheeting, and when folded out it has a width of 550mm.

Specifications and Features:
·         Tamiya masking tape attaches securely to the surface to be covered, protecting it from unwanted paint and giving sharply defined edges. It peels off easily once the object has been painted.

·         Length: 10m.




Thursday, September 4, 2014

New Fighting Buggy images and details!

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 For a limited time only, it is back as a special re-release celebrating 30-plus years after it originally made its debut in hobby stores.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.

Specs and Features
·         1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit.
·         The classic body of the original is reproduced in durable ABS resin with an aluminum roof panel with wing.
·         Newly-designed stickers retain many of the themes of the classic model while also adding some new motifs.
·         New lightweight and durable 2.5mm thick FRP chassis plate.
·         Newly-designed parts recreate original transverse damper rear suspension setup with progressive spring and separate oil reserve tank.
·         Front suspension is double trailing arm type. Front/rear suspension arms are die-cast.
·         Employs durable die-cast sealed gear case with direct drive setup, which also houses the motor.
·         Ribbed front and rear spike tires. They are fitted securely to 3-piece wheels.
·         Type 540 motor included.
·         Comes in nostalgic blister pack style packaging.
·         Requires: Two-channel radio, 1 servo, ESC and a short-style square shaped battery.

·         Tamiya Plastic Model Paint.






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