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Over the years, the Tamiya Corporation has created a huge number of notable product lines. This article attempts to list them. The models were pre-assembled and supplied ready-to-run with radio gear, batteries catalkgo charger all included and featuring a two-speed gearbox.

Tamiya, as tamuya as building solar powered educational models, also built the first solar powered radio controlled car called the Solar Eagle SRC In addition, sound and lighting options are available for the trucks and semi-trailers both from Tamiya and aftermarket manufacturers.

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Tamiya’s original light- and soundkit is the “MFU”, a plug-and-play module specifically designed for their line of trucks but unfortunately this unit is very old, inaccurate and clumsy compared to those available from aftermarket manufacturers such as the Servonaut brand from German Tematik.

Aftermarket manufacturers also offer a complete range of various convension kits, including hydraulic accessories, new cabs, cab alterations, add-on details, new lights of all kinds, sound as mentioned above, and all kinds of tailored accessories from which the user can change his truck into either a truck he’s seen streetside or the truck of his dreams.

Tamiya’s radio controlled tanks have options such as sound, light and optional parts to depict different variants. The Leopard A4 and Flakpanzer Gepard are no longer produced; updated versions of the others have some technical and cosmetic innovations over the original models.

Also the non-multi function models of the Tigers and Sherman are not made any more. The latest models Full Option Kits have full sound function, fire simulation barrel moves when firedthe latest Full Option Tank Leopard 2A6 has an upgrade part available, a barrel stabiliser which keeps the cannon level even with the tank moving.

These tanks utilize standard RC modules such as receivers, transmitters and servos that are same as those used in RC cars, trucks, boats, airplanes and helicopters.

Tamiya held an arguable lead in the static plastic model market for many years and competed with other classic brands like Revell and Airfix, but recently Chinese makers such as Dragon DML and Trumpeter are offering fierce competition.

The oldest category in Tamiya’s export line has been the “Military Miniatures” series of 1: The series has focused on World War II military subjects, though a growing minority of kits in this line come from later ttamiya. The collection of German vehicles is especially strong.

The products are characterized by striking full colour paintings on the boxtops. Tamiya moulds are generally quite clean and almost no flash is found on their products. The scale was the result of the design of their first tank kit, the motorized Panther tank, being designed just large enough to contain the motor assembly and battery pack.

In addition to vehicles themselves the category includes soldiers, weapons sets and scenery items e. Dragon’s quality has improved and they have elected to compete in the high quality end of the market offering photo etched parts, aluminum barrels, individual track links, and upwards of parts.

Another Chinese maker, Trumpeter is also competing from lower end of the market. Tamiya’s kits use vinyl tracks but Tamiya’s recent inclusion of two kinds of tracks vinyl and molded plastic suggest that Tamiya is following the trend set by other manufacturers.

As Trumpeter’s quality improves, Tamiya’s static military cataloto are being pressured from both the high end and the low end.

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As the average Japanese house is smaller than those amongst other nations, smaller kits that tamiyx be neatly put into smaller kit boxes after assembly and stored away are proven to be more cata,ogo by necessity.

Early kits from this series featured metallic chassis, which served to add weight to the models of this smaller scale. However these offerings are not substantial or unique enough to give Tamiya the clear dominance it once had in the static miniature market.


Because of their visibility as a leader Tamiya can highlight obscure vehicles that no other makers are willing to build.

Although numerous and powerful the Char B was not a very glamorous tank and no other major maker was willing to invest in it. In this role of supporting more obscure models Tamiya manages a wide-ranging product line and so continues to lead the market. The s release of 20009 Spitfire, for example, had great ease of construction and attention to detail with the new molds having very fine raised details.

Originally taniya the ‘ Minijet Seriesconsisting of jet fighters plus a Bit was terminated in cataligo s but revived in and renamed the Combat Jet Series. In aircraft models Tamiya offers a tamiys clear skinned kits showing interior parts of aircraft. A few motorized kits are available also which feature spinning props. Some kits even include sound effect modules. Tamiya’s aircraft kits often include metal weights that prevent the aircraft from sitting on their tails.

Compared to other kits such as Hasegawa, where the builder has to glue in bearings 2090 fishing line weights, Tamiya’s kits are convenient. They also come in a box that can be turned into a raised box that could safely house the finished model after its completion. These gimmicks and often cleverly designed simpler construction help Tamiya stay on top of the miniature aircraft market. As with many other Japanese model makers dealing with WWII weapons Tamiya also prefers to focus on Japanese weapons first, due to the considerable size of the Japanese domestic market: InTamiya introduced its 1: These were soon accompanied by the Spitfire Mk.

Tamiya designed the models with great attention to detail, and went so far txmiya to include a complete scale models of the fighter’s Rolls-Royce Merlin tamiay engine. Innovative features of the models include the need to build and mount the scale Merlin to allow the fitment of magnet-held detachable engine cover panels; The option post-construction of displaying the model with retracted or extended undercarriage; and the inclusion of an incredibly fine and very well detailed cockpit.

Reviews of the Spitfire and Mustang found little to fault with the kits. Model building reviewers have praised the kit of the Spitfires in particular for ctalogo fidelity of form, and near-completeness of execution. InTamiya followed the single engined fighters with the 1: It met with similar critical acclaim to that of the Spitfire and PD models, and also gave rise to book publication specific to its completion by modellers.

They produce many model car kits including road cars, sports racing cars, World Rally Championship cars, and Formula One racing cars. Tamiya has a history of making educational kits, made especially a few solar powered models, but they have made a rare foray into licensed anime merchandising with the Solaemon-Go. The solar powered car was based on the real World Solar Car competitor which is based on the popular Doraemon mangapublished by Tamiya’s publishing partner, Shogakukan.

The car that resulted was the TRFX built in very small numberswhich evolved into the TRFM, and then to the more popular TRFM2 and the budget-oriented TA04 seriesall employing the then-novel twin-belt drivetrain layout, with the center layshaft mounted above the motor.

The car he used was eventually released to the public as the TRFM-World Championship Replica, of which only were built making it one of the more desirable Tamiya kits from the last 5 years.

Since the TRF division has continuously been growing with an expanded team in Japan and worldwide. The Evo4 addressed the Evo3 owner’s complaints about their car’s bevel gear durability by incorporating a three-piece center shaft design, doing away with the Evo3’s single-piece center shaft. The Evo4 was also equipped with Tamiya’s lightweight reversible suspension set, incorporating smaller wheel bearings, stiffer material and reversible longer suspension arms which allows more cornering speed and more precise adjustment of the car’s suspension characteristics.

The same year Tamiya discovered a new young star, a boy named Marc Rheinard from Germany. He and Steen Graversen finished 2nd and 3rd, proving the capability of this newly designed chassis. Few believed that Rheinard would actually win the world championships at the age of 17, but he did.

The new car had improved handling characteristics on asphalt through the adoption of a thinner chassis and the Evo4’s lightweight reversible suspension. Rheinard took pole position and won two of the three A-mains. The other Tamiya driver in the top ten was former world champion Surikarn, driving the TB Evo4, who finished 9th.


After the World Championship Tamiya released the upgrade kit for the containing the direct center pulley as opposed to the center one-way included in the standard and MS kits and narrowed suspension mounts, further improving the handling and acceleration. The Evo4MS was equipped with one-piece aluminium bulkheads as opposed to the Evo4’s 4-piece bulkheadaluminium center brace and one-piece center shaft input cups as opposed to plastic ones in the Evo4.

They released both as a conversion kit for older s and as a complete kit. The design featured a three-piece bulkhead for easy maintenance, a lowered and shortened upper deck that runs under the belt, and the removal of the middle decks — all of which contributed to a lower center of gravity and an increased “tweak” resistance. Marc won the World’s Warm-Up in April with a revised version of the MSX sporting a new set of lowered rear bulkheads, shock towers, and steering mechanism.

It incorporated new alternated having more widely spaced teeth pulleys, a new lightweight delrin solid front axle, new internal drive ratios through the adoption of the new pulleysand the new steering mechanism. The Evo5 did away with the Evo4’s front main shaft input cup, using a CV joint instead but retaining a rear input cupand also incorporates the new short arms for the lightweight suspension, which further increased the cornering speed and helped sharpen the car’s turn-in.

This car returned to the standard front one-way differential unlike the solid axle included in the MRE and came with new thinner upper and lower decks altering the chassis flex characteristicsand a new aluminum air scoop to help cool the motor.

Tamiya manufactures acrylic and enamel-based modelling paints, sprays and painting pens. Tamiya manufactures supplies such as putty, solvent, and modelling tools.

They also provide upkeep equipment for their RC models, such as grease for the working gear boxes, work tables, airbrush stands and turn tables. Tamiya’s paints, like all their products, are recognised as superior quality.

Tamiya released a line of “weathering” kits which allow the user to easily and quickly give their models the impression they have been damaged, have rusted or fatalogo been through a long service life. Tamiya also offers an extensive line of “sturdy plastic” basic construction sets as one division of the GeniuSeries for building very simple battery-powered “working” models, such as a mobile claw-lifter, bulldozer, catzlogo lift, crawler-type vehicles with multiple tank-treads, and toy “robots” — all usually operated by an equally simple wired remote-control.

There is at least one high-end model with radio-control however. Though the appearance of most of the parts themselves is somewhat similar to Lego Technicthe build process and end result is much more like Erector Set since parts are actually fastened together with bolts through an array of available mounting holes or in some cases with preassigned screws or glue rather than merely snap-fit; and finished models remain very skeletal, having no outer shell or hull.

Overall, Tamiya models should be somewhat sturdier than equivalent Erector Set models due to their thicker parts, and both should be sturdier than Lego Technic due to their physical fastenings rather than simple snap-fit, but both Erector Set and Lego Technic are much more flexible thanks to their complete lack of single-purpose part-joining points, self-tapping 2090and the need to glue parts.

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