Tamiya

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SPORTY TWO-SEATER

After an absence of more than three decades, Tamiya’s lovely Super 7 is back, adding a revised photo-etched (PE) metal fret plus self-adhesive vinyl seat harnesses to the existing four styrene runners.

BEST EVER BRAVO?

Tamiya has been full of surprises this year, first with the announcement of a newly tooled 1/48 naval F-4B Phantom and then providing the modelling media a ‘white box’ pre-production test-shot sample with little fanfare.

FRANCO-GERMAN COMBO

Tamiya's newly tooled 1/35 offering depicts the Sd.Kfz. 135 ‘Marder’ tank destroyer –a combination of France’s Lorraine 37L and Germany’s PaK 40 anti-tank gun.

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TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE

Björn Kågner is delighted with the simple construction of Tamiya’s recent 1/35 Valentine infantry tank, finishing the model to represent one of the thousands supplied to the Soviet Union.

2021 RELEASES

EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: With the postponement of this year’s Nuremberg Toy Fair until July, the usual AMW round-up of announcements is being replaced by a series of separate articles, the first covering product lines from Revell, ICM and Tamiya.

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STUDENTS AND MOPED

This five-figure set, which also features a moped, can be used either on its own or as part of a scene with the firm’s same-scale cars.

SEVENTH GEN FIREBLADE

Tamiya has been quick off the mark with its newly tooled Honda CBR1000RR-R, as it replicates the 2020 version.

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BOMBER IN DISGUISE

Junior modeller Adam Haven adds scratch-built detail to Tamiya’s 1/48 Mosquito FB.VI.

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RUSSIAN COLOSSUS

When it comes to anticipating market requirements, Tamiya inevitably hits the nail on the head by combining ease of assembly and low parts count with the maximum of detail, as evidenced by its newly tooled KV-1.

THOROUGHBRED RACER

WHEN IT comes to combining ease of build with high levels of detail there are few manufacturers to rival Tamiya, and its 1/24 Ford Mustang GT is no exception.