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Event Calendar

Tue, 03/07/2023 - 13:43

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Categories: Scale Models

Ford Bronco Option Project by RC Driver Online!

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 12:32

RC Driver Online has dived into the Hop-Up Option world with their latest build of the Ford Bronco CC-02 kit. In June of 2022, RC Driver put out a review of our newly released Ford Bronco on the CC-02 chassis. This time, they take our limited-edition Ford Bronco with a pre-painted body while also installing many of the option parts available for the kit. The best part of this option build is the addition of our newly released Track Unit Set! Check out the Bronco build and the mud/snow running here! RC DRIVER ONLY YouTube Channel

Categories: Scale Models

Tamiya New Product Announcements Nuremberg Toy Fair 2023

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 09:45

The annual Nuremburg Toy Fair will be taking place February 1-5. After a three-year hiatus due to the planet dealing with the world-wide pandemic, Tamiya will once again be present at the show to unveil NEW and re-release items to the attendees!

Tamiya has a few exciting all-new items that are going to be shown at the fair alongside some re-releases. Without further delay…the list below is everything that we have announced today! For detailed images of our booth and product announcements, make sure to follow us on our official social media channels: Facebook-Tamiya USA and Instagram @Tamiyausa

Radio Control Kits

  • 47326 1/10 R/C TT-02R Chassis Kit
  • 47348-A 1/10 R/C The Grasshopper Candy Green Edition
  • 47390 1/10 R/C Avante (2011) Black Special
  • 47484 1/10 R/C 1990 Mercedes-Benz C 11
  • 58418-A 1/10 R/C The Boomerang (2008)
  • 58577-A 1/10 R/C Novafox
  • 58606-A 1/10 R/C Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI Martini (TT-02)
  • 56371 1/14 R/C Scania 770 S 8x4/4
  • 58712-A 1/10 R/C Porsche 911 GT3 (992) (TT-02)
  • 58714-A 1/10 R/C Volkswagen Golf MK2 GTI 16V Rally (MF-01X)
  • 58715-A 1/10 R/C Toyota Land Cruiser 40 (CC-02)
  • 58716-A 1/10 R/C Toyota GAZOO Racing WRT/GR Yaris Rally1 Hybrid (TT-02)
  • 58718-A 1/10 R/C Toyota Celica GT-Four (ST165) (TT-02)
  • 58719 1/10 R/C BBX (BB-01)
  • 58721-A 1/10 R/C Fiat Abarth 1000 TCR Berlina Corse (MB-01)
  • 58722-A 1/10 R/C 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK AMG Racing Version (TT-02)

R/C Hop-Up Options

  • 22026 MB-01 Full Ball Bearing Set
  • 22068 BB-01 Dog bone Shafts (2pcs.)
  • 22069 BB-01 Aluminum Front Uprights
  • 22070 BB-01 Aluminum Servo Stays
  • 22071 BB-01 Slipper Clutch Set
  • 51708 1/10 Scale R/C Toyota Celica GT-Four (ST165) Body Parts Set

Plastic Model Kits

  • 20070 1/20 Porsche 935 Martini
  • 24364 1/24 GMA T.50
  • 35381 1/35 German Panzer IV/70(A)
  • 35382 1/35 German Infantry Set (Late WWII)

Mini 4WD Kits

  • 18659 Estoura (MA)
  • 18720 K4Tasche (FM-A)

Educational Construction Kits

  • 70254 Monorail Train
  • 70255 Rail Set (for Monorail Train)
Categories: Scale Models

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

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.

Categories: Scale Models

Happy New Year 2023!

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!

Categories: Scale Models

Shopping Cart Closed for Annual End of Year Inventory

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!

Categories: Scale Models

New Product Announcement! Hot Shot II Blockhead Motors

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

Categories: Scale Models

2023 Tamiya Championship Series Race Schedule

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

Categories: Scale Models

LP Bottle (Lacquer Paint) Compatibility Chart

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

Categories: Scale Models

OC JAPAN FAIR 2022 October 21-23

Wed, 10/19/2022 - 19:54

OC JAPAN FAIR 2022 October 21-23

Live in Southern California!? Grab your friends and celebrate one of the largest Japanese cultural festivals in Southern California, taking place Friday-Sunday, October 21-23 at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Enjoy the experience of shopping, tasting, and learning about Japanese culture. There will also be live performances, games, Kimono models and more!! Furthermore, if you are into hobbies, Brookhurst Hobbies will have their booth with various hobby products from world-famous Japanese modeling companies, including TAMIYA! For more information about the event visit here: OC Japan Fair 2022

Categories: Scale Models

New Images of the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II model kit!

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 22:02

The Tamiya 1/48 scale Lockheed Martin F-35 A Lightning II model kit was officially unveiled, just a short week ago! Today, we present more images of this exciting upcoming release. These images show the model assembled but unpainted. Instead, we’ve used our Black Panel Line Accent Color on the assembled model to show you the fine intricacies and high-level detail you can expect from the kit!

The F-35 A Lightning II model kit is scheduled to be released in time for the holiday season with a MSRP of $98.00

61124 Tamiya Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II

Categories: Scale Models

Lockheed F-35 A Lightning II

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 17:44

A Singular Concept!

The most technologically advanced modern fighter on the planet is finally available in our legendary 1/48 Aircraft Series. Thanks to extensive research, the A variant of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II comes to modelers workbenches. The F-35 - variant A for the Air Force, B for the Marines and C for the Navy –developed under the Joint Strike Fighter Program (JSF) and is-seen as one of the fifth-generation fighters. These aircraft possess highly advanced stealth characteristics and network connectivity, plus superior situational awareness provided by numerous integrated sensors. The F-35 Lightning II was-first-delivered in 2015, and deployment of over 3,000 F-35s is-planned around the world. Inheriting the Lightning appellation from the famed P-38, the F-35 will lead worldwide air arms for years to come.

  • 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit. Wingspan: 222mm, fuselage length: 326mm.
  • Realistically depicted Radar absorbent material (RAM) sections.
  • This kit can be-assembled with one choice of the three ordnance patterns – stealth mode, air-to-air mode, and beast mode. Ordnance parts can be-attached under wing.
  • Features realistic renderings of the following sections:
  • Weapons bay inside details including depictions of wiring
  • Engine nozzle, cockpit, and landing gear bays
  • Martin-Baker US16E ejection seat (multiple-piece design)
  • Ladder which extends from nose left side
  • Nose undersurface side details
  • Y- shaped air intakes
  • Engine nozzle (5-piece design)
  • RCS (radar cross section) enhancers affixed to top and bottom sections (two for each, four in total) during basic training exercises
  • Boxes stored in nose landing gear bay
  • Choose from open or closed weapons bay covers and canopy (the latter is interchangeable), up or down flaps, and extended or retracted boarding ladder.
  • Includes a realistically recreated seated pilot figure with Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD) and various kinds of ordnance: AIM-9X Sidewinder x2, AIM-120C AMRAAM x2, GBU-12 Paveway II x4, and GBU-31 JDAM x2.
  • Transparent parts capture sensor windows.
  • Comes with nine marking options - U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Norwegian Air Force, Royal Danish Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Israeli Air Force, Italian Air Force, Republic of Korea Air Force, and Royal Netherlands Air Force. (Also, drag chute fairing component is-included only for the Royal Norwegian Air Force.)
  • Includes canopy masking stickers and a full-color painting guide.


MSRP: $98.00

Categories: Scale Models

New Product Announcement

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 13:51

Today at 6:30pm PST, we will be making a brand-new product announcement. Follow us on our social media channels for up to the minute details! @Tamiyausa

Categories: Scale Models

All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2022

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 15:35

The 60th All Japan Model Show, after a two-year hiatus, is coming back!

From September 30-October 2, the event will be taking place at Tokyo Big Sight South Exhibition Halls 1 and 2.

So, what All-New items will TAMIYA announce? We cannot tell you quite yet! However, we can say two of the subjects are completely new with brand new tooling!

Furthermore, one of the announced items will be on display at the upcoming Orange County IPMS Orange Con model contest in Southern, California, taking place on October 2, which Tamiya America will be a part of. We will have this exciting new product on display for all local attendees to peek at.

Stay tuned! We are 9 days away from something cool!

Categories: Scale Models

The All-New Nissan Z model kit

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 13:52

Today we have an ALL-NEW 1/24 scale plastic model car kit announcement! Say hello to the all-new Nissan Z! This is Nissan’s 7th generation model, and Nissan, which was announced in New York in August 2021 and its Japanese version in Tokyo in January 2022. Headlights and taillights are designed inheriting the first S30 model and the fourth generation Z32 model designs respectively – the Z features a car design theme which is a combination of tradition and cutting-edge technology – the silver color side roof frames from A pillars to C pillars are inspired by Japanese swords. Also, this car employs a 3-liter V6 twin turbo engine capable of 405hp inside of the S30 model-inspired hood, and has a choice of six-speed MT or nine-speed AT transmissions. The Tamiya model kit is expected to be available world-wide on November 20th!!

Categories: Scale Models

Shopping CART Closed for Maintenance

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 19:44

Dear Valued Tamiya customer,

We greatly appreciate your support and business.

To provide better services, we will close the shopping cart on our website for a maintenance period starting June 28th, 2022, at 5 PM PST, through July 6th, 2022.

We hope everyone has a great and restful July 4th weekend!

Categories: Scale Models

New Tamiya Products at the 60th Shizuoka Hobby Show

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 13:27

The 60th Shizuoka Hobby Show is going on right now in Shizuoka, Japan. As with every year, we have all of our new releases on display in our booth - everything from scale models, RC products Mini 4WD and Educational products!

Below is a video from the event (in Japanese) as well as a large gallery of photos. Enjoy!

Categories: Scale Models

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2022

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 17:46

The 2022 Shizuoka Hobby Show is taking place on May 11-15, 2022. We all can’t be there, but our associates in Japan have put together this cool booth video tour! Take a look at what we’re showing! Shizuoka Hobby Show Tamiya Booth Video Tour

Categories: Scale Models

SprueFest 2022 Model Contest - Gallery

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 12:41

SprueFest 2022 was over the April 23/24 weekend and was a huge success. There were quite a few different classes to judge with a ton of entrants in each.

Tamiya was once again a sponsor of the event with us judging 3 of the Best of classes - Best Tamiya Automotive Model Kit, Best Tamiya Military Model Kit and Best Tamiya Out of the Box Model Kit

We've put together a collage of images from the show - planes, cars and dioramas. Enjoy!

Categories: Scale Models