Scale Models

Lockheed F-35 A Lightning II out of the box build!

Tamiya USA - Wed, 01/04/2023 - 19:37

Our All-New Lockheed F-35 A Lightning II model kit in 1/48 scale was released just a short time ago. We are sure some of you may have been working on your kit during the holiday season. As chance would have it, former Tamiya Con winner, Jim Wechsler surprised the Tamiya America office with his recent build of this amazing kit over the holiday season! We took some detailed photos of his build and we’re sharing them with our modeling customers. Enjoy!

Build Fun Facts:

• Out of the box build. • Tamiya Extra Thin Cement used to glue the kit together. • The overall color is Tamiya Neutral Gray darkened with black then panel faded with neutral gray. • Kit decals used. • Acrylic rod used to display the model in flight with its bomb bay doors opened.

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Happy New Year 2023!

Tamiya USA - Wed, 01/04/2023 - 13:40

It’s a NEW YEAR!! We hope that everyone out in the Tamiya hobby universe had a great holiday season! We are now hard at work in preparing for the first big trade show of the year taking place February 1-5 in Nuremburg, Germany. We have some very cool ALL-NEW products that we can’t wait to share with you all. NEW R/C kits? YES. New Static Model kits? Absolutely! A few re-releases? Of course! Mini 4WD items? Most definitely yes! Stay tuned as we will reveal all the details on February 1!

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OTB 154: Airbrush basics with Dr Strange Brush a.k.a John Miller

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 12/23/2022 - 00:00

For the last show of the season Dave Ian and Julian chat with Dr Strange Brush, a.k.a.John Miller, on airbrush basics.

Thank you to all of our wonderful Patreon supporters, SMS paints and of course you, our loyal listers for helping make this show what it is.

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Shopping Cart Closed for Annual End of Year Inventory

Tamiya USA - Wed, 12/21/2022 - 18:05

The Tamiya Shopping CART will be closed from December 21, 2022, until January 13, 2023, for our annual end of year inventory. We hope that everyone has a wonderful Merry Christmas and holiday season as well as a Happy New Year! See you in 2023!

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The Scale Model Podcast – EP 107 – Dr. Strangebrush in the House

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 12/18/2022 - 16:16
Welcome to Episode 107 Sponsored by CultTVMan,  Sean’s Custom Model Tools and Return To Kit Form Hosts Stuart Clark Terry Miesle Anthnoy Goodman   Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporters:   Paul D’Orival   *************************************** LATEST NEWS   17th annual 24 hour model build   SUPER SECRET 100TH ANNIVERSARY SURPRISE GIVEAWAY! It’s here! Submit your […]
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OTB 153: A mediocre modeller (a chat with Brad Belsheim)

On the Bench Podcast - Sat, 12/10/2022 - 21:02

This episode the boys have a chat with a very mediocre modeller Brad Belsheim in a wide ranging discussion AMPS, armour modelling, visits to the US and Australia, and everything in between. 

Despite the fact that Brad is named as a "mediocre modeller", he is in fact a very accomplished award winning builder......but lets' not allow facts to get in front of a good yarn. 

The Falcon joins us for the last "Whats new"  for the year and we dive into the mail bag which has brickbats and bouquets.

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The Scale Model Podcast – EP 106 – The Return of Model Airplane Maker

Scale Model Podcast - Sat, 12/03/2022 - 21:26
Welcome to Episode 106 Sponsored by CultTVMan,  Sean’s Custom Model Tools and Return To Kit Form Hosts Stuart Clark Geoff Heyland Terry Miesle Chris Wallace Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporters: *************************************** LATEST NEWS Model Airplane Maker – Let’s Get Pacific! Group Build Maschinen Krieger Competition 2022 Gallery Winners Airfix 1/24 Spitfire Behind the […]
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OTB 152: Catching up.

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 11/25/2022 - 20:58

Dave Ian and Julian are back in the studio and take time to catch-up with all the mail and news from the Falcon that has built up since they were last all together.

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The Start of Video

Scale Model Podcast - Tue, 11/22/2022 - 21:49
I’ve started playing around more with video now that I have time (and a system) capable of editing and rendering it much quicker. One of the plans will be to release episode segments with videos to take you ‘behind the scenes.  Other ideas are in the works as well. In the first video, I introduce […]
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The Scale Model Podcast – EP 105 – These are the Voyages….

Scale Model Podcast - Sat, 11/19/2022 - 22:41
Welcome to Episode 105 Sponsored by CultTVMan,  Sean’s Custom Model Tools and Return To Kit Form   Hosts Stuart Clark Geoff Heyland Terry Miesle Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporters: *************************************** LATEST NEWS Review of Chris Medding’s latest book he edited Models for Ukraine Vol 2. Scale Model World UK Photos Announcements Douglas A-20G Havoc […]
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OTB 151: Scale ACT 2022

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 11/11/2022 - 01:00

In this episode Dave and Ian venture into the Nation's capitol, Canberra, to enjoy the SCALE ACT 2022 model show.

Along the way we find Sam Dwyer who, between trips to various sites and museum visits, joins the boys for the intro. A veritable conga line of guests serve their time behind the mic bringing their own take on the show, the models and their passion.

For those of you missing Julian, fear not!  He will be back on the next episode along with news from the Falcon and your questions and musings from the mailbag.

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New Product Announcement! Hot Shot II Blockhead Motors

Tamiya USA - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 17:16

Exciting news Tamiya R/C fans! Today, we drop news of our second Block Head Motors collaboration in the form of the Hotshot II making its way back to fans of off-road 4WD radio control buggies!

Key NEW features:

• Polycarbonate body (0.7mm thickness) of the Hotshot II is pre-cut and pre-painted in brilliant blue. (Cutlines and marks to make holes added from the original Hotshot II (Item 58062) body.) • New roll cage positioned higher to ensure raised driver position for more realism. Following this matter, upper frame is also updated. • Uprights and wheels are matte-finish metal-plated. Includes new stickers designed by Jun Watanabe’s brand "BLOCKHEAD MOTORS.” • Number plates, light pods, side plates, window nets and dummy antenna included.

Available FEBRUARY 2023!!

Video of this exciting product coming 11/10/22 @10:00pm Pacific Standard Time! Stay Tuned! Tamiya Inc YouTube Channel

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The Scale Model Podcast – Ep 104 – Pricing and trying new things

Scale Model Podcast - Sat, 11/05/2022 - 20:35
Welcome to Episode 104 Sponsored by CultTVMan,  Sean’s Custom Model Tools and Return To Kit Form Hosts Stuart Clark Terry Miesle Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporters: *************************************** LATEST NEWS Eduard business update Page 28 <a very good read> Testors’ pricing themselves out of the Canadian (and other?) markets. The 2022 Ottawa Scale Auto Contest […]
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2023 Tamiya Championship Series Race Schedule

Tamiya USA - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 17:16

The Tamiya Championship Series race schedule is almost finalized! The schedule is listed below and the last two events will be confirmed shortly!

February 26 180 Raceway 164 Carroll Island Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 CONFIRMED

March 11 Larry's Performance Hobbies 48825 Van Dyke Rd. Shelby Charter Township, MI 48317 CONFIRMED

March 26 Cal Raceway 2190 N Canal St, Orange, CA 92865 CONFIRMED

March 25-26 Hobbytown USA/Hobbyplex 10020 Scott Circle Omaha, NE 68122 CONFIRMED

May 13 Revelation Raceway 4871 E State St, Ontario, CA 91762 CONFIRMED

May 21 RC Madness CT 101 North St, Enfield, CT 06082 TBD

June 11 Mid Souh Hobbies 4862 Summer Ave. Memphis, TN 38122 CONFIRMED

June 24 Big Dog RC 428 Stoneboro Lateral Rd. Stoneboro, PA 16153 CONFIRMED

July 30 Broadway Hobbies 2531 Broadway Suite F, Everett, WA 98201-3056 CONFIRMED

August 6 Brownies Hobbies @ Jackson RC NJ 124 Bennett St, Staten Island, NY 10302 TBD

September 23-24 TCS Finals Hobbytown USA/Hobbyplex NE CONFIRMED

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OTB 150: Looking back over the last 149 Episodes

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 21:54

The boys look back on the last 149 episodes to talk about the top ten.

The Falcon drops his latest list of what is new in the modelling world and the boys dig into yet another huge mailbag.

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LP Bottle (Lacquer Paint) Compatibility Chart

Tamiya USA - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 11:56

The downloadable PDF file below is a handy reference. It lets modelers aware of how Tamiya paints (Acrylic/Enamel Paint / Tamiya Spray / Air Model Spray) are compatible with each other as an overcoat, basecoat, and detail coat.

LP Compatibility Chart PDF

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