‘Tamiya’ Category

  1. A visit to the Tamiya factory

    September 4, 2017 by Jaap Dienaar

    Pictures from original Tamiya models made by Mr. Wilfredo Sevilla Jr. during his visit to the Tamiya factory in Japan.

  2. Tamiya Black Porsche 934 Turbo RSR – #58001 (1977)

    January 28, 2017 by Jaap Dienaar

    The Black version of the Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 was made by Tamiya to celebrate 100.000 units sold of the regular Porsche 934 (model number 58001).

  3. Tamiya Blazing Blazer 4×4 (1982)

    June 8, 2014 by Jaap Dienaar

    Tamiya model #58029 – The Tamiya Blazing Blazer 4×4 is the second model from in the famous “three-speed series” from Tamiya, it was an unusual vehicle, modeled after an off-road racing truck. The vintage Tamiya Blazing Blazer 4×4 is one of the most sought after and memorable models by collectors along with the Tamiya Hilux, Mountaineer and Bruiser that were also part of series ‘3-speed Bruisers” from Tamiya.

  4. Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally – TA03R-S chassis – Limited Edition – Item # 58278

    July 14, 2013 by Jaap Dienaar

    This article is about the model #58278 from Tamiya, the Lancia 037 Rally released in 2001.
    Tamiya released this car as a limited edition due to the Limited Edition ABS body.

    Tamiya used the TA03RS chassis for this model, R being rear or mid motor, S being the short wheelbase variant. The chassis is high-grade and sophisticated. The bodyshell is very detailed and is quite similar to the first Lancia Rally (#58040) but is not quite the same as the wheelarches are smaller, body mounts are re-located and the glass is different on this re-release of the Lancia 037 body. The here used re-release body has a much better likeness to the real car. (more…)

  5. Tamiya Volkswagen New Beetle – FF01 Chassis – Item #58217 – with rare Milka Edition body

    July 13, 2013 by Jaap Dienaar

    Featured here is the extreme rare ‘Milka edition’ of the Tamiya Volkswagen New Beetle on the front wheel driven FF01 Chassis, the Tamiya item number is 58217.
    This car originates from 1998. The Tamiya New Beetle with the FF01 chassis is already a rare find nowadays, but this special ‘Milka Edition’ makes it even more desirable, because only 10 cars in this Milka edition were made, ever! (more…)

  6. Tamiya Lancia Delta HF Integrale kit 58117

    December 15, 2011 by Jaap Dienaar

    Tamiya kit #58117: Lancia Delta HF Integrale ’92 WRC Winner (12-92) – Tamiya TA01 chassis
    Tamiya TA01 chassis (1990 – 1993)
    Kit #58177 year: 1993

  7. Tamiya Box Art of early models

    June 11, 2010 by Jaap Dienaar

    Here are some pictures of several old Tamiya boxes.

  8. Tamiya decals of early models

    June 11, 2010 by Jaap Dienaar

    Here are some decals of some early Tamiya Models.

    This gallery covers the JPG files of the decals.
    We have included two links to Docs.Google.com where we have uploaded the high quality printable PDF files of these JPG-files.
    You can find all showed decals as a high-resolution PDF file which you can use to print your own decals!

  9. Some old Tamiya cars from 2001 and the first serie of 100

    January 29, 2010 by Jaap Dienaar

    The pictures below are from the first serie of 100 RC Cars


  10. Tamiya: the models of the 58000-series (58001 – 584xx)

    January 2, 2010 by Jaap Dienaar

    The beginning: the first 100 models: the golden era. Tamiya Models 58000 to 58099

    Even though hobbyists do not all agree on the number (50 or 100), most consider Tamiya 100 first RC kits to be highly desirables in any collection. Prices found on auction sites for complete kit or spare parts do confirm this interest. (more…)

  11. Tamiya Ford F-150 Ranger XLT – 1982

    February 25, 2009 by Jaap Dienaar

    Track test of the Tamiya Ford F-150 Ranger XLT written in 1982 by Dickie Dickson for Model Cars, UK. (more…)

  12. Tamiya Toyota 4×4 Pick-Up – 1982

    February 25, 2009 by Jaap Dienaar

    The Tamiya Toyota 4×4 Pick-Up of 1982 reviewed by Radio Control Model Cars. It featured a realistic 3 speed transmission and a solid axle leaf spring suspension. Introduced in november 1981, this fantastic scale Toyota was the first of Tamiya’s 3-speed trucks with a detailed bodyshell and predominantly metal chassis. Nowadays perhaps one of Tamiya’s most expensive vintage models for collectors.


  13. Tamiya Cars of the ’80’s

    February 24, 2009 by Jaap Dienaar

    Here are some adverts from some Tamiya Cars.

    The Blazing Blazer, Sand Rover, Super Champ and more…..