Scale Models

Scale Model Podcast Ep. 31 Scott Hards Part Duex

Scale Model Podcast - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 22:26
Welcome to the Scale Model Podcast. In this podcast, we aim to entertain, inform, and promote the hobby of scale model kit building with interviews, reviews, and news about the hobby. The Scale Model Podcast currently is recorded biweekly and is available where your favourite podcasts are found including iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher as […]
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OTB 64: Introducing our new UK correspondent Mike Sleigh

On the Bench Podcast - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 08:30

Dave, Ian and Julian and joined by our new UK correspondent  Mike Sleigh to discuss some of the new things that he will be bringing to the show.

We also have our listener  mail segment and whats new in the modelling world.

Also welcome to our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints.

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Scale Model Podcast Ep. 30 – Scott Hards – Mecha, Not Gundam

Scale Model Podcast - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 22:00
Welcome to the Scale Model Podcast. In this podcast, we aim to entertain, inform, and promote the hobby of scale model kit building with interviews, reviews, and news about the hobby. The Scale Model Podcast currently is recorded biweekly and is available where your favourite podcasts are found including iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher as […]
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Tokyo Hobby Show 2019 - Tamiya Booth

Tamiya USA - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 15:04

The 43rd running of the Tokyo Hobby Show is live right now at the Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan.

Over 400 exhibitors are in attendance showing off their current releases and newest products including Tamiya. That being said, we've (of course) have all of our latest items on display - everything from paints to Mini 4WD, plastic kits and RC models.

Here are some pictures right from the event: 12055 Tamiya Porsche 934 Jagermeister
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/112-racing-car/porsche-934-jagermeister/

32413 Tamiya German P204(F) Armored Railway Vehicle
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/135-military-miniature/135-german-p204f/

36213 Tamiya US M551 Sheridan
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/116-tank/116-us-m551-sheridan/

35161 Tamiya U.S. Army M42 Duster
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/135-military-miniature/us-army-m42-duster/

32597 Tamiya German Tank Panther Ausf.D
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/148-military-miniature/german-tank-panther-ausfd-2/

35369 Tamiya Panzer 38(T) Ausf.E/F
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/135-military-miniature/panzer-38t-ausfef/none/

18655 Tamiya Toyota GR Supra MA Chassis Mini 4WD
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/132-pro/jr-toyota-gr-supra/

95517 Tamiya Hyundai I20 Coupe MA Chassis Mini 4WD
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/132-pro/jr-hyundai-i20-coupe/

18654 Tamiya Toyota Gazoo WRT/Yaris MA Chassis Mini 4WD
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/132-pro/jr-toyota-gazoo-wrtyaris/

18652 Tamiya Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 MA Chassis Mini 4WD
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/132-pro/jr-toyota-gazoo-racing-ts050/

Tamiya Lacquer Paints (Coming Soon)

14137 Tamiya Street Rider
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/112-motorcycle-series/street-rider/
14135 Tamiya Yamaha XV1600 Road Star Custom
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/112-motorcycle-series/yamaha-xv1600-road-star-custom/none/

24351 Tamiya Toyota GR Supra
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/124-sports-car-series/toyota-gr-supra/

42316 Tamiya TRF419XR
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-4wd-belt-drive-road-trf/rc-trf419xr-chassis-kit/

58658 Tamiya TB-05 Pro
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-4wd-shaft-drive-road-tb/rc-tb-05-pro-chassis-kit/
84433 Tamiya TA07R
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-4wd-belt-drive-road-ta/rc-ta07r-chassis-kit/

42339 Tamiya TRF Tool Bag
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/accessories/rc-tool-bag/
42335 Tamiya TRF Aluminum Tool Stand
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/accessories/rc-trf-aluminum-tool-stand/none/

42340 Tamiya Car Bag
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/accessories/rc-car-bag/

54886 Tamiya TRF419 Suspension Upgrade
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/option-parts/rc-trf419-suspension-upgrade/

54903 Tamiya TB-05 Aluminum Spur Gear Holder
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/option-parts/rc-tb-05-alum-spur-gear-holder/

54904 Tamiya TB-05 One-Piece Aluminum Motor Plate
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/option-parts/rc-tb-05-one-piece-motor-plate/

54905 Tamiya TB-05 Aluminum Rear Damper Stay Mount
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/option-parts/rc-tb-05-rr-damper-stay-mount/

54923 Tamiya TB-05 Aluminum Ackermann Set
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/option-parts/rc-tb-05-ackerman-set/

42345 Tamiya TRF420 Chassis Kit
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-4wd-belt-drive-road-trf/rc-trf420-chassis-kit/

42349 Tamiya TRF420 Carbon Upper Deck - 1.75mm
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/spare-parts/rc-trf420-carbon-upper-deck-2/ 42350 Tamiya TRF420 Aluminum Lower Deck
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/option-parts/rc-trf420-aluminum-lower-deck/

54943 Tamiya TRF420 Suspension Arm Bushings - A-C
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/option-parts/rc-trf420-sus-arm-bushing-a-c/

We'll update you with more pictures and info when it becomes available.

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OTB 63: Injection moulding and 3D printing: manufacturing a model kit.

On the Bench Podcast - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 20:00

Dave, Ian and Julian and joined by special guest Will Pattison to discuss how model kits are made……we do a deep dive to discuss the engineering behind injection moulding and finish up looking at 3D printing.

 

We also have our listener  mail segment and whats new in the modelling world.

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Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Pictures Part 2

Tamiya USA - Mon, 09/23/2019 - 11:15

We've got a few more pictures of the new Mercedes Benz G 500 CC-02 - this time with the complete body. Looks like it rolled right off the showroom floor!

The G Wagon will be on display at the NRHSA show in Las Vegas this week - I'm sure there will be a ton of pictures spilling out on the internet here soon.

Here's a few more shots of the new ride:

58675 Tamiya CC-01 Trail Truck: https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-trucks/rc-mercedes-benz-g-500/

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Scale Model Podcast Ep. 29 – Stirred not shaken

Scale Model Podcast - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 21:15
Welcome to the Scale Model Podcast. In this podcast, we aim to entertain, inform, and promote the hobby of scale model kit building with interviews, reviews, and news about the hobby. The Scale Model Podcast currently is recorded biweekly and is available where your favourite podcasts are found including iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher as […]
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Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Pictures

Tamiya USA - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 18:09

The Tamiya CC-02 is here and we've got pictures of the first built one in the US!

We're pretty excited about this one, so we're going to post the built pictures minus the body (we just couldn't wait). Once the body is done, we'll get some pretty shots posted of that.

In the meantime, though, enjoy the pictures:

58675 Tamiya CC-01 Trail Truck: https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-trucks/rc-mercedes-benz-g-500/

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LiPo Battery Options for the Dancing/Dual Rider and Lunchbox Mini

Tamiya USA - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:40

If you own one of our Dancing/Dual Riders or the Lunchbox Mini, you know that it requires a smaller-than-normal battery pack to power it.

We've found 2 different packs that work great; one is from GForce and the other from Venom. Let's take a quick look at both.

GForce 1400mAh 30c 7.4v LiPo Battery

This LiPo pack slips right into both the T3-01 and Lunchbox Mini battery area and includes a standard Tamiya plug, matching up perfectly to the kit-supplied TBLE-02 ESC. It measures 69x40.5x14.5mm and weighs about 74g. It even comes with a JST-XH balance plug soldered in place.

Buy it: http://www.gforce-hobby.jp/products/GFG201.html

Venom 1300mAh 30c 7.4v LiPo Battery

This LiPo pack is small in size (65.5x34.13mm) and also comes with a JST-XH balance plug installed. Bonus points for this pack - it has a UNI2.0 plug system attached, meaning you can run an XT60 connector, EC3 or Deans connector! Super versatile.

Buy it: https://www.venompower.com/venom-fly-30c-2s-1300mah-7-4v-lipo-battery-with-uni-2-0-plug-25005

Both of these are great options for your Tamiya rides!

54705 Tamiya Dancing Rider
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-fwd-road-cars-ff010203/rc-dancing-rider-trike/

57407 Tamiya Dual Rider
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-fwd-road-cars-ff010203/rc-dual-rider-trike/

57409 Tamiya Lunch Box Mini
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-trucks/rc-lunch-box-mini/

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Tamiya 2019 End of Summer Sales Event

Tamiya USA - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 17:53

We've got some killer deals on some amazing rides! Sales are final and quantities are limited, so don't hesitate! Get your gear while supplies last!

42290 - Tamiya TRF419 Lower Deck - $45.00
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/option-parts/rc-trf419-lower-deck/

42296 - Tamiya TRF419 Aluminum Lower Deck - $45
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/option-parts/rc-trf419-alum-lower-deck/

42315 - Tamiya TB EVO.7 - $325
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/option-parts/rc-trf419-alum-lower-deck/

84205 - Tamiya TB03VDS Drift Spec - $250
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-4wd-shaft-drive-road-tb/rc-tb03vds-chassis-kit/

84378 - Tamiya TA06-R - $195
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-4wd-belt-drive-road-ta/rc-ta06-r-chassis-kit/

84408 - Tamiya TB EVO.6 Black - $250
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-4wd-shaft-drive-road-tb/rc-tb-evo6-chassis-kit-2/

84412 - Tamiya TB-04R - $225
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-4wd-shaft-drive-road-tb/rc-tb-04r-chassis-kit/

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OTB 62: Rivet counters and masking your model.

On the Bench Podcast - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 09:05

Dave, Ian and Julian and joined by Robert to discuss rivet counters. Are they simply white noise to the modelling community or do they infect have an important role to play?  

We will also look at masking you model, the do's and don'ts as well as some tips for a good outcome and of course we have our mail and whats new in the modelling world.

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Scale Model Podcast Ep. 28

Scale Model Podcast - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 17:22
Welcome to the Scale Model Podcast. In this podcast, we aim to entertain, inform, and promote the hobby of scale model kit building with interviews, reviews, and news about the hobby. The Scale Model Podcast currently is recorded biweekly and is available where your favorite podcasts are found including iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher as […]
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TCS Finals 2019 - Look Who's Going to Japan!

Tamiya USA - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 14:38

This year's TCS Finals was held at the HobbyTown HobbyPlex in Omaha, Nebraska. We had close to 100 entries, all vying for not only a top spot on the podium, but also a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Japan to represent the US at the TCS Worlds!

We had 7 classes this year at the Finals:

GT1 (Trip-winning class)
GT2 (Trip-winning class)
M-Chassis (Trip-winning class)
GT Pro Spec
GT Spec Novice
Euro Truck
Formula 1

Each class had 4 rounds of qualifying (three on Saturday, one on Sunday) with the standard classes having a single A-Main. Since there was a ticket to Japan on the line, the Trip-winning classes had a little extra work - they had triple A-Mains!

Before we announce the winners of each class, let's take a quick look at the Concours winners crowned before qualifying started!

Formula 1: Jim Hungate
GT: Dane Gengler
Euro Truck: Kevin Lesac
M-Chassis: Kevin Lesac

These guys did a great job on all their rides and took home some hardware (and prizes) as a result of it!

Ok - on to the winners!

GT Spec Novice

1st Place: Charlie Lydon Jr (TQ)
2nd Place: Dane Gengler
3rd Place: Bob Hamilton

GT Pro Spec

1st Place: Johan Gallant (TQ)
2nd Place: Natt Pheomthawee
3rd Place: Charlie Lydon

Euro Truck

1st Place: Kevin Lesac (TQ)
2nd Place: Bruce Lohaus
3rd Place: Jeffery Stevens

Formula 1

1st Place: Daniel Ho
2nd Place: Vue Vang
3rd Place: Manny Flores (TQ)

M-Chassis

1st Place: Manny Flores (TQ and US M-Chassis Representative in Japan)
2nd Place: John Balatico
3rd Place: Daniel Ho

GT2

1st Place: Vue Vang (TQ and US GT2 Representative in Japan)
2nd Place: Jonah Gallant
3rd Place: David Weir

GT1

1st Place: Nathan Weir (TQ and US GT1 Representative in Japan)
2nd Place: Rutt Sririmit
3rd Place: Jimmy Steegen

We'd also like to thank Courtney Day, the HobbyPlex and the Tamiya crew for putting on a fantastic program!
Courtney Day

(from left to right)
George Canare
Tom Q
Kenny McKinney
Courtney Day
Dustin Gochanour
Tim Ski
Alex Sturgeon
Bill McEuen
Tony Phalen
Fred Medel
Gary Demory

We've got a lot more pictures and video coming your way, so stay tuned!

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OTB 61: Uschi Van Der Rosten

On the Bench Podcast - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 07:58

In this episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by special guest Alex from Uschi Van Der Rosten.

We have  listener mail bag and of course and look at what’s new in the modelling world.

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Scale Model Podcast Ep. 27 – TONY TONI TONE

Scale Model Podcast - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 21:04
Welcome to the Scale Model Podcast. In this podcast, we aim to entertain, inform, and promote the hobby of scale model kit building with interviews, reviews, and news about the hobby. The Scale Model Podcast currently is recorded biweekly and is available where your favorite podcasts are found including iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher as […]
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Tamiya Panel Line, Extra-Thin Cement and Airbrush Cleaner - BACK IN STOCK!

Tamiya USA - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 18:06

That's right - we've finally got these 3 hot items back in stock!

87038 Tamiya Extra-Thin Cement
Tamiya EXTRA THIN model cement is used to glue together plastic model kits that use polystyrene plastic. The extra thin formula allows the modeler to glue together small pieces that require pin point accuracy and finesse.

87089 Tamiya Airbrush Cleaner
This powerful cleaner is indispensable for airbrush maintenance. Easily removes any tarnishes in the intricate airbrush system and it can also be used to clean weathering sticks and paintbrushes.

87131 Tamiya Panel Line Accent Color
Tamiya Panel Line enamel paints are ideal for highlighting panel lines and other details to give your model a more realistic depth. The paint has been pre-diluted into the ideal viscosity and can be easily applied into crevasses such as panel lines with the brush on the bottle cap.

After adding these items, check out our newest Tamiya products under our 'What's New' section at the top of the page!

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OTB 60: Lincoln Wright and modelling in Japan

On the Bench Podcast - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 09:00

In this episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by special guest Lincoln Wright talking about working for a model workshop in Japan.

 

We have a huge listener mail bag and of course,  look at what’s new in the modelling world.

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Tamiya TRF419X, TRF419XR and TRF419XR Conversion Kit Sale!

Tamiya USA - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 14:25

If you've been thinking about getting one of our top-of-the-line TRF Touring Car kits, now is the time!

While supplies last, we will be selling our TRF419X, TRF419XR and TRF419XR Conversion Kits at amazing prices!

Tamiya 42301 TRF419X Chassis Kit
Sale Price: $325.00

Tamiya 42316 TRF419XR Chassis Kit
Sale Price: $375.00

Tamiya 42317 TRF419XR Conversion Set
Sale Price: $125.00

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Tamiya 61120 1/48 Lockheed P-38 F/G Lightning Pre-Production Shots

Tamiya USA - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 13:29

The pre-production samples of the 1/48 scale Lockeed P-38 F/G Lightnings are in! This is one of our most exciting plastic kits this year - definitely a buzz going around about it!

it will be on display at the IPMS Nationals in Chattanooga, TN from today through the 10th. The best part about this reveal is not only a chance to see this aircraft up close, but also a chance to purchase a preview kit almost 3 months before its official release on November 20th!!

Yup, you heard that right - the IPMS show will be raffling off 300 'White Box' kits in their sample, pre-production boxes! Before we delve deeper into that, let's take a look at what you get in the box!

Now for some completed, pre-production built pictures:

Here is the info straight from the IPMS about the White Box giveaway kits: "In late breaking news, Tamiya has made 300 of their new 1/48 scale P-38 F/G available to us to sell at the 2019 IPMS USA National Convention. ALL proceeds from the sales of these kits will go to offset the costs of the National Convention.

First off, we want to thank Tamiya for their Generosity. They easily could have sold these kits from their tables in the vendor hall and kept the proceeds. Instead, their generosity will have a direct impact on this convention. So, a huge thank you to Tamiya!

Now for the particulars about how we will go about selling these kits. We will raffle off the opportunity to buy the kits to Convention Registrants. There are several reasons we want to do it this way.

By drawing numbers throughout the show we'll be able to avoid overwhelming our volunteers with a rush of folks who want to buy the kit.

By doing a raffle we'll be able to make sure that all the convention registrants get equal odds to buy a kit. The guy who has to work and can just barely make it to the convention in time to get his models in the contest on Friday evening has the same chance that the guy who took the whole week off has.

We HOPE that this will encourage some of the fence sitters who might otherwise buy General Admission wrist bands to go ahead and register for the convention.

In addition to this letter, your registration package also has a bright green claim ticket. It has a matched stub in the Tamiya P-38 raffle box.

Whatever you do, DO NOT LOSE THIS TICKET! If you lose your complimentary raffle ticket, you can buy a replacement. If you lose your Dessert ticket, you can buy a replacement. If you lose your pin or decal sheet, you can most likely buy another. But if you lose your Tamiya P-38 claim ticket... it's gone. WE WILL NOT BE SELLING THEM! We will not be giving any sobbing modelers whose wives tore them up replacements. The one in your bag is THE ONLY ONE you will get from us!

We will pick 75 tickets a day, starting on Wednesday and post the numbers. If your ticket is posted, take your claim ticket to the T-shirt sales table and the fine folks there will take your ticket and sell you a brand-spanking-bright-shiny-so-new-they-don't-even-have-real-boxes-yet 1/48 scale Tamiya P-38 F/G! You do NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT immediately to win. The numbers will stay up until Noon on Saturday. Then at noon, we'll scratch all the unclaimed numbers off the 'boards' and start pulling new numbers for the unclaimed kits. At that point, you'll have no more than ONE MINUTE after we announce the number to claim your chance to buy a kit. If you don't speak up then, we'll move on to the next number. But we really don't expect there will be too many kits left for the speed draw!"

So there you have it - good luck to the IPMS participants on getting a brand-spanking-bright-shiny-so-new-they-don't-even-have-real-boxes-yet 1/48 scale Tamiya P-38 F/G Lightning kit!

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Tamiya 61120 Lockheed P-38 F/G Lightning Unboxing

Tamiya USA - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 12:26

Our friend Brett Green at Squadron ScaleWorkshop unboxes the new 1/48 scale Lockheed P-38 F/G Lighting kit. He does a great job of outlining everything in the kit with tons of close ups!

Check out the video below:

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