If you’ve ever heard about or seen Tamiya’s models, kits and learning products you’re in for a treat! MAKE visited the 9th annual Tamiya fair in Japan!
From the Wikipedia:
Tamiya Incorporated (æ ªå¼ä¼šç¤¾ã‚¿ãƒŸãƒ¤, 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 in Shizuoka, Japan in 1946 . 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 logo “First in Quality Around the World” as well as winning on a regular basis each year, the prestigious Modell des Jahres (Model of the Year) award, hosted by the German magazine Model Fan.
Here are just some of the photos from the event, check out the complete set here – Link.
I was also able to meet with Mr. Tamiya and will see if it’s possible to sell some of their kits in the Maker Store as well as having them at Maker Faire 2008!