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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

NEW R/C Product Announcement

Fri, 04/01/2022 - 13:23

Tamiya is proud to announce the release of the Toyota GR Supra GT500 as a 1/10 R/C model assembly kit based on the TT-02 chassis. The GR Supra GT500 was developed in accordance with GT500 class regulations as a replacement for the LEXUS LC500 which flourished in three seasons from 2017 to 2019. With the streamlined car design of the roadgoing GR Supra, this racing car features a carbon monocoque frame, dedicated aerodynamic components and transmission, plus a 2,000cc inline 4-cylinder direct injection turbo-charged engine “RI4AG.”

Expect to see this new and exciting race car kit, at your favorite dealer outlet, beginning on July 29!

Categories: Scale Models

New TAMIYA product announcements are coming!

Mon, 01/31/2022 - 14:36

New TAMIYA product announcements are coming!

On February 2nd 2022 @ 5:00pm (Tokyo Time), Tamiya Inc. will be unveiling NEW products set to be released later in the year. New product release announcement include; New R/C kits, Static Models, Mini4WD, and Craft and Educational kits. There are a few surprises in store for everyone! For the complete unveiling, make sure to follow this link! New Release Website

Categories: Scale Models

2022 Tamiya Championship Series Schedule!

Mon, 01/17/2022 - 12:23

2022 is under way, and we have a new Tamiya Championship Series schedule to announce! Entries for the first race will be live soon!

We are very excited to get a complete R/C racing schedule compared to recent years. We can’t wait to see you all back at the races!

For more information about Tamiya’s radio control car racing, make sure to read all about it here. ABOUT TCS

February 20 180 Raceway 164 Carroll Island Rd. Middle River, MD 21220

March 13 180 Raceway 164 Carroll Island Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 REPLACING SCALE SPEED cancelled event!

March 27 Cal Raceway 2190 N Canal St, Orange, CA 92865

March 26-27 Hobbytown USA/Hobbyplex 10020 Scott Circle Omaha, NE 68122

April 9 Larry's Performance Hobbies 48825 Van Dyke Rd. Shelby Charter Township, MI 48317

April 16-17 702 Raceway 6875 Speedway Blvd. #U103 Las Vegas, NV 89115

May 14 Revelation Raceway 4871 E State St, Ontario, CA 91762

May TBD Access Hobbies 1365 W 1st St, Springfield, OH 45504

May 22 RC Madness 101 North St, Enfield, CT 06082

May TBD 360 Raceway

June 25 Big Dog RC 428 Stoneboro Lateral Rd. Stoneboro, PA 16153 NEW HOST TRACK!

July 31 Broadway Hobbies 7600 212th St SW, Edmonds, WA 98026

August TBD Brownies Hobbies @ Jackson RC NJ 2 Solar Ave Jackson, New Jersey 08527

September 17-18 TCS Finals Hobbytown USA/Hobbyplex 10020 Scott Circle Omaha, NE 68122

Categories: Scale Models

Tamiya 2021 New Releases Recap!

Thu, 12/16/2021 - 12:00

2021 was a great year for new Tamiya product releases! Let’s take a look back at 2021, and revisit those exciting NEW releases you may have missed back when we first announced them.

Key R/C New Items 2021

RC 2020 Ford GT Mk II

RC Landfreeder Quadtrack

RC Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406

RC Wild One Off-Roader Blockhead Motors

RC Super Avante

RC TA08 PRO Chassis Kit

Key Scale Model Releases 2021

McDonnell F-4B Phantom II

Grumman F-14A Tomcat Late Model Carrier Launch Set

McLaren Senna

1989 Sauber-Mercedes C9

Nissan Fairlady 240ZG

German Tank Panzer IV Ausf.G

Categories: Scale Models

Tamiya Championship Series Rules UPDATE for 2021/22

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 18:00

The Tamiya Championship Series rules and regulations have received a fresh update. The update applies for the remainder of the races in 2021 and for the races coming up in 2022. Here’s a quick overview of the changes.

  1. The format of the rules has been split into articles similar to how Formula One formats theirs. The new document format helps keep track of specifics, more easily.
  2. We are sticking with the REEDY FT (Fixed Timing) motors for 2022. These low-cost motors continue to make things easier for all concerned.
  3. Participants in the Pro-Spec class may now use a polycarbonate replacement/option wing for any of the legal body sets allowed in the class. We did this as we know the stock ABS plastic wings are harder to replace. The wing allowed is the wing that most closely matches the stock look of the wings found on the Mercedes, Ford and Porsche bodies, allowed in the class. See PDF in the TCS Rules section for specifics.
  4. Sourcing the M-Chasses RIDE pre-mount tires has taken longer than expected. Until re-stock is fulfilled, we have added our two new m-chassis radial tires. Specifics on these tires are found in the rules. If you still have RIDE pre-mounts in your arsenal, you may still use them. The racers at the recent Hobbyplex event found the new Tamiya tires to be on par with the RIDE pre-mounts.

The updated rules can be found here: Tamiya Championship Series rules.

Categories: Scale Models

New Super Avante on the all-new TD4 Chassis

Fri, 06/25/2021 - 02:38

Tamiya is delighted to announce a brand new 1/10 R/C 4WD off-road buggy model. It employs the newly designed TD4 chassis and a stylish body produced by Kota Nezu, who has contributed to a number of popular Tamiya products.

About the model

  • This is a 1/10 R/C assembly kit.
  • Length: 338mm, height: 124mm, width: 246mm. Wheelbase: 283mm.
  • The eye-catching polycarbonate body (inspired by Tamiya classic, Avante) is designed by Japanese designer Kota Nezu of znug design.
  • Newly designed shaft-driven 4WD chassis based on the one-piece monocoque frame features the same ball differentials for front and rear, and features a longitudinal battery pack position in the center and a midship transverse motor for optimum balance and improved performance.
  • The TD4 chassis also employs an front inboard suspension layout which eliminates the need for a front damper stay and offers slim, low-profile form.
  • The four wheel double wishbone suspension system uses CVA oil dampers for superlative performance.
  • Features full ball bearings.
  • Two link rods and crank arm transmit movement of the left-side servo to the three-piece steering arm setup.
  • Turnbuckle shafts for use with upper arms facilitate camber angle adjustment.
  • Star dish wheels are paired with square spike tires which offer superlative grip off-road.
  • Choose between high and low type wing stays to adjust the downforce depending on the road surface.
  • Comes with a driver figure for extra realism, and high-torque servo saver.
Categories: Scale Models

TCS Race #267 Race Results – Cal Raceway – California

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 12:26

We are back to racing!!!!!

Tamiya Championship Series Race #267 just wrapped up with it being held at Cal Raceway in Orange, California. We had a whopping 15 heats with every Tamiya class being well supported! Here's what the entries looked like:

GT Novice Spec: 14 entries GT-Pro Spec: 8 entries Formula 1: 13 entries Euro Truck: 31 entries Mini: 19 entries GT-E: 7 entries GT-2: 19 entries GT-1: 9 entries

With the normal 2 rounds of qualifying and single mains, the event rolled off quickly and easily with the trophy presentation rounding out at around 5:30-ish.

Let's take a look at the winners from all the categories:

Top 3 Winners

GT Novice Spec

  1. Darren Huang
  2. Aaliyah Burnam
  3. Jack Ramsey

GT-Pro Spec

  1. Jerry Holsti
  2. Wendra Poedjorahardjo
  3. Carlos Duarte

Formula 1

  1. Mike Rydwell
  2. Carlos Duarte
  3. Brian Ruvalcaba

Euro Truck

  1. Izzy Suarez
  2. Kevin Burnam
  3. Craig Hammon (not pictured)


  1. Jason Smith
  2. Jason Huang
  3. Chris Widado


  1. Orlando Sherman
  2. Phillip Enriquez
  3. Rajan Monteiro


  1. Matt Allen
  2. Mike Rydwell
  3. Brian Ruvalcaba


  1. Edgar Fiallos
  2. Matt Allen
  3. Danny Hua

A short concensus confirmed everyone had an amazing time and wants another TCS event at Cal Raceway again this year - we'll keep everyone posted when we get the dates established!

A big thank you to Mike Rywell of Cal Raceway & Exotek for being an amazing host, and to Edgar Fiallos, Calvin Simmons, and Christian Lopez for running an efficient tech are!

Most of all, we'd like to thank all the particants, especially to all the young kids, and young adults who are new to our fun hobby!

A full picture gallery can be found here: TCS Race #267 Photo Gallery

Full race results, including every qualifying round may be found here: RC SCORING PRO

Categories: Scale Models

Dxn Sakura Cup Mini 4WD 2021 Points Series - Sponsored by Tamiya

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 11:49

The Dxn Sakura Cup is a Tamiya Mini 4WD point series of races that consists of a total of 5 races held between March through May, 2021. Of the 5 races, 3 will be scored in the Series, allowing competitive drivers to miss 2 races and still be in contention for the win.

To comply with current Pandemic restrictions, Dxn is also using a AM/PM Session system. This helps reduce the number or racers in the shop at one time while still allowing everyone a chance to run.

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned racer, we welcome Mini 4WD enthusiasts of all skill levels and ages. Let’s have fun racing Tamiya Mini 4WD!

All 5 races will be held at Dxn Provisions in Arcadia Ca using the following schedule:
Round 1 - March 27th
Round 2 - April 10th
Round 3 - April 24th
Round 4 - May 8th
Round 5 - May 22nd

Please see the extended rules as well as more info on points, AM/PM Sessions, Proxy Racing and Scheduling on the Dxn Provisions site: https://dxnprovisions.com/dxn-sakura-cup-rules-and-regulations/

Dxn Provisions
215 S. 1st Ave
Arcadia, California 91006
P: (626) 538-7350
W: www.dxnprovisions.com/

Categories: Scale Models

New TA08 PRO Introduction Video

Mon, 03/15/2021 - 17:11

We have a new product introdcution video featuring the all-new TA08 PRO 4WD racing chassis!

Categories: Scale Models

New TA08 Pro!

Fri, 03/12/2021 - 01:46

Tamiya is delighted to announce an even further hopped-up chassis in the ever-evolving TA series: the TA08 PRO! This 2 belt-driven 4WD chassis features a Stepped V design and plenty of high-performance parts, that ensure this is a seriously quick chassis that you will love to drive!

TA-08 Details Live Streaming Now!! Tamiya Inc. YouTube Channel


  • This is a 1/10 scale R/C touring car chassis kit.

  • Features Stepped-V shaped chassis which balances weight and rigidity.

  • The battery pack and servo are positioned on a slight angle (about 10 degrees) to reduce surface contact and facilitate optimum weight distribution.

  • Positioning spur gear in front of motor produces stable drivability.

  • 2 belt-driven 4WD uses TRF420 gear differentials and steel TA07 differential joint cups.

  • A-arm suspension arm gives your model a low center of gravity, enhanced with laid down dampers.

  • Camber and caster angles are adjustable by turnbuckle shafts and lower arm spacers respectively.

  • Comes with Super Short Big Bore size shock dampers.

  • Universal shafts and full bearings give efficient drive.

  • Rotating body mounts by 180 degrees switches between standard and 2mm advanced body positions.

Detailed information will be released on the Tamiya Inc. Youtube channel "Tamiya RC Live'' on Sunday March 14 (Japan Time-Saturday evening US time), with additional information on our Tamiya USA homepage on Sunday evening March 14. Please stay tuned!

Categories: Scale Models

1/48 McDonnell Douglas™ F-4B Phantom II™

Tue, 03/09/2021 - 02:42

★Take a quick look at our upcoming model of the legendary Phantom II in 1/48 scale! ★Based upon extensive study of physical examples of the aircraft, it captures the F-4B in style. ★Choose open or closed canopy, plus extended or stowed fuel probe. ★Left and right sides of the one-piece horizontal stabilizer move in tandem. ★Features parts recreating missiles and drop tank, plus three marking options and two figures. ★See below for more images, including some of the parts sprues in the kit.

Categories: Scale Models