Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

The Shizuoka Hobby Show is one of the most anticipated dates on the hobby calendar.  Many of the major manufacturers use Shizuoka to present upcoming releases for the year.

This is what has popped up on the first day of the show. The first two days are for trade and press and then the public can see all the goodies on day three and four.


Tamiya always has great things they announce and this year is no exception. Here is the list from the Tamiya site.

【 Scale Models 】
1/700 Aircraft Carrier DDV192 Ibuki
1/35 Japan Ground Self Defense Force MCV Type 16
1/35 U.S. Light Tank M3 Stuart Late Production
1/35 German Self-Propelled Howitzer Wespe “Italian Front”
1/48 British Tank Churchill Mk.VII Crocodile
1/48 U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman “Easy Eight”
1/48 Grumman F-14D Tomcat
1/48 German Luftwaffe Crew (Winter) w/Kettenkraftrad
1/12 Yamaha YZF-R1M
1/12 Ducati 1199 Panigale S Tricolore (Finished Model)
1/24 LaFerrari Yellow Version
1/18 Honda N III 360

Several of these have been announced already but I know the F-14D has been anticipated after the success of the F-14A and several of the kits in 1/48 fill some gaps in that scale as well. Here are some pics.

Also some new tools and additions to the new Lacquer Paint Line.

Tamiya Color Lacquer Paints (LP-31 to LP-45)
Tamiya Lacquer Thinner (Retarder Type) (250ml)
Decal Adhesive (Softener Type)
Polishing Compound Sponges
Modeling Blade (Flat Chisel 2mm)


Hasagawa’s Japanese site has some information about what is being announced. Here is some items I noticed.

1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw190A-8/R8
1/35 Hitachi Construction Machinery Wheel Loader ZW100-61/72 VF-31F from “Macross Delta the Movie,”
1/72 H8K1 Flying Boat

Hong Kong Models

HKM are showing some built up sections of there long awaited 1/32 Avro Lancaster. Large Scale Modeller’s Facebook page has some great shots of this iconic aircraft.  It looks really nice. (If I only had the room to display a built one!)

I’ll post some more in the next few days as more info comes out.  Hobbylink Japan has a great page covering the releases. Some of this information came from there and more is on the site.  Worth keeping an eye on through the weekend.

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