Tamiya

Japanese firm Tamiya pioneered 1/35 armour in the 1970s, but is also known for its car, motorcycle, maritime and aircraft kits, as well as military figures. Stellar fit of parts is its trademark.

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EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: From snow to the sea, this month's reader feature encompasses another varied selection of stunning modelling projects.

FIRST LOOK: TAMIYA’S NEW 1/48 F-35A Review Premium

FIRST LOOK: TAMIYA’S NEW 1/48 F-35A

Tamiya's recent surprise announcement of a new-tool 1/48 F-35A Lightning II stunned many modellers. We review a pre-release sample.

FORK-TAILED DEVIL: TAMIYA’S NEW P-38J Review Premium

FORK-TAILED DEVIL: TAMIYA’S NEW P-38J

Having already delighted modellers with its superb 1/48 P-38F Lightning, the firm has now reworked the tooling to provide the later P-38J.

CHARGING RHINO Feature Premium

CHARGING RHINO

Tamiya's 1/48 F-4B Phantom II was eagerly anticipated by modellers - including Mike Williams - who built it straight from the box.

TAMIYA’S ALL-NEW CHALLENGER 2 Review Premium

TAMIYA’S ALL-NEW CHALLENGER 2

Thirty years have passed since Tamiya produced its 1/35 Challenger 2 tank...but finally we now have 1/48 version from the company.

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EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: A selection of classic World War Two military vehicles and aircraft makes for another fine array of reader projects this month.

TWO-WHEELED TRACK STAR Review Premium

TWO-WHEELED TRACK STAR

Tamiya can always be relied on to 'ace' a motorcycle kit. That's certainly the case with its stunning new 1/12 Team Suzuki Ecstar GSX-RR '20 package, which can be embellished even further with a proprietary Detail-Up set.

Flaps, Slats and Cats! Feature Premium

Flaps, Slats and Cats!

Chris Jones builds Tamiya's latest boxing of its 1/48 F-14A Tomcat, which comes with carrier deck diorama items. With 'Top Gun: Maverick' proving to be a huge hit in the cinemas, it's the perfect time to get nostalgic about the star of the original movie.

ALL-NEW SOVIET KV-2 BY TAMIYA Review Premium

ALL-NEW SOVIET KV-2 BY TAMIYA

Tamiya has reworked its superb 1/35 Soviet KV-1 tank to produce the imposing KV-2sub-type with 152mm howitzer.

AFTERMARKET FOR TAMIYA’S F-4B

If you want to improve/update your Tamiya 1/48 new-tool F-4B Phantom II, these accessories from Eduard will be just the ticket. Ejection seats, exhausts and alternative vertical fin tops are all available.