Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mini 4WD events in Southern California!

Tamiya's Mini 4WD race cars have been around for 30 years. They are a great way to learn how to build a simple car and race it with friends. If you live in the Southern California area and want to race come check out Ultimate Hobbies in Orange, California. They have Mini 4WD races for all skill levels, so come out and check out the fun!

Ultimate Hobbies

1536 E Katella Ave Orange, CA 92867
(714) 538-3111
Call store for race time schedule

Mini 4WD race date schedule:

For more information on upcoming Mini 4WD events go to our Mini 4WD site.

Orange Con 2013!

On Saturday October 5, 2013 Tamiya America will be displaying new product and fielding questions at the annual "OrangeCon" Model Contest and Vendor Fair. 

Saturday October 5th 2013

Location: Pavilion at the University
Conference Center
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA92834

Schedule: Open to the Public 9:00AM to 5:00 PM
Vendor Setup 8:00AM to 9:00AM
Model Registration 9:00AM to 11:30AM
Contest Room Closed 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Awards Presentation 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Admission: SpectatorAdmission $5.00
ContestantAdmission (includes first three models) $10.00
Contestants under 12 Free
Model Entry fee after first three models
Adults $1.00 each
Junior & YoungAdult Free

Friday, September 20, 2013

New Tamiya HG Revo compressor and HG airbrush combo package

The most important thing in model building is painting once you have mastered building your plastic model kit. For many starting out, using Tamiya spray paints and bottled paint is a great way to get the job done. For those modelers who want to take their painting skills to the next level airbrushing is the next logical step. Tamiya makes the job easier with this new packaged set designed to make your airbrushing tool needs compact and efficient. The set comes with the Tamiya dual action HG Airbrush III and the compact HG Air Compressor Revo II. Item 89972

New Tamiya 1/10 LaFerrari on the new TB-04 chassis platform!

The Tamiya TB-04 Pro has just landed and will be arriving in store shelves soon! TB-04 Pro

The first kit to feature the base TB-04 platform is the new LaFerrari. LaFerrari TB-04
Tamiya's body design engineers have gone the extra mile to bring one of Tamiya's most detailed polycarbonate body's to the market. Tamiya's polycarbonate body's are produced using metal 3-piece slide mold technology, which result in unrivaled detail and accuracy not found from any other manufacture. The LaFerrari has so many sharp lines and details, it's not possible to faithfully reproduce it for RC enthusiasts without using 3-piece mold technology.

New 1/6 scale Harley Davidson FLSTFB Fat Boy Lo!!

It's been decades since Tamiya has produced a large scale Harley Davidson model kit. This soon to be released latest kit is using all the tricks known to give you the most detailed motorcycle to be ever produced.
Set to be released in December, the kit features many advanced features and details.

New 1/24 LaFerrari model kit preview!

Set to be released in December, Tamiya proudly presents its latest 1/24 scale automotive kit of the LaFerrari. The images shown here were taken at the recent Tokyo Hobby Show, which took place on September 16-17.
For more information on the new kit

Friday, September 6, 2013

1/48 Scale Russian Armored Car BA-64B

Coming in October 2013! Tamiya will be releasing its latest 1/48 scale Model Miniature assembly kit replica of the Russian Armored Car BA-64B.
The BA-64 was a 4×4 light armored car, employed by the Soviet Army from 1942 into the early 1960's for reconnaissance and liaison tasks.
Below you will see a test shot pre-production kit assembled. The production kit will use a darker grey colored plastic. Item number 32576 MSRP $20.50

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tamiya RC Volkswagen Golf Mk.1 Grp.2 set for another production run!

Due to customer demand the Tamiya R/C Volkswagen Golf Mk.1 Grp.2 kit will be available again soon before the 2013 holiday season.

The Volkswagen Golf Mk.1 was a well-known machine of European touring car racing. The Kamei-sponsored car with its distinctive livery ran in the low-modification Group 2 class of its day. 

The Tamiya R/C model faithfully captures the fun and maneuverability of the real life subject as it comes on the proven M-05 M-chassis platform. The M-05 is a simple to build FWD (front wheel drive) machine, which allows for plenty of after-market parts to be outfitted as you grow with your skill.

To learn more about the M0-5