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Wikipedia: Tamiya Corporation

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Manufacturer of model kits and radio control cars.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Tamiya Corporation page on 29 September 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Tamiya Incorporated (株式会社タミヤ Kabushiki gaisha Tamiya) is a Japanese manufacturer of plastic model kits, radio controlled cars, battery and solar powered educational models, sailboat models, acrylic and enamel model paints and various modeling tools and supplies. The company was founded by Yoshio Tamiya (ja) in Shizuoka, Japan, in 1946.

The metal molds were produced from plans which had the concept of being "easy to understand and build, even for beginners". Even the box art was consistent with this throughout the company.

The company has gained a reputation among hobbyists of producing models of outstanding quality and accurate scale detail, a philosophy reflected directly on the company's motto, "First in Quality Around the World". Tamiya Inc. has also been awarded on a regular basis each year, the Modell des Jahres (Model of the Year) award, hosted by the German magazine ModellFan.


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit - 24217Ford Focus WRC1:24 scale, Valvoline #7
Model Kit - 41020-600Nissan Skyline 2000RSSports Car Series, 1:24 scale, 1981, 1/24 Suzuki Gemma 50cc Scooter Included
Model Kit - 24268Xanavi NISMO GT-R (R-34)1/24 Sports Car Series, 1:24 scale, Car #23 (Xanavi) driven by Satoshi Motoyama & Michael Krumm
Car #22 (Motul/Pitwork) driven by Masami Kageyama & Richard Lyons JGTC Race Car


Model Kits

Item #Series#NameScaleNotes
200131/20 Grand Prix CollectionFiat 131 Abarth Rally1:20Driven by M. Alen, I. Kivimaki
200291/20 Grand Prix CollectionBraun Tyrell Honda 0201:20
241081/24 Sports Car Series108Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo1:24
241911/24 Sports Car Series191Isuzu VehiCROSS1:24
2442ANissan 300ZX300ZX 2 Seater1:24
2459A1/24 Sports Car Series59Ferrari Testarossa1:24


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