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Tamiya is one of the world's leading hobby brands. With a huge range of plastic model kits, radio control vehicles, hobby tools and hobby supplies they have options for all hobbyists.
Come in to one of our stores Metro Hobbies Melbourne CBD & Metro Hobbies Box Hill or shop online. Buy Now Pay Later options are available for Tamiya and all of our products with Zippay.
Metro Hobbies furnishes popular Tamiya Remote Control (RC) cars, plastic model kits and hobby tools & paint.
Tamiya model kits include incredible replicas of WWII and post-WWII aircraft, armour, figures and battleships. In the civilian range of model kits we have an extensive range of cars and motorbikes both racing and popular models eg Nissan Skyline, Porsche 911 or a Honda Fireblade. We also stock Tamiya Science and Dinosaurs model kits. Tamiya often produce limited-edition models, which are a must for the collector and serious modeller, which we are proud to stock but we suggest subscribing to our model kit newsletter if you don't want to miss out on these editions.
For Plasic Model Kit Assembly we stock the complete Range of Hobby Supplies and Paint Tamiya have to offer in Australia. Including flat and gloss acrylics, lacquer paints and aircraft spray. A range of tools, glues, sandpaper and putties essential to help you build the model are also available.
Tamiya RC cars are ready to run, but some Tamiya models need assembling. These include chassis kits that enable enthusiasts to select a separate body. To-scale replicas are available of popular car brands, as well as old and classic Tamiya models from the 1980s and 1990s.
Tamiya RC models come in the form of off-road, on-road, buggies, monster trucks, drifters and two-wheel and four-wheel drives, to name just a few of the styles available.
Tamiya RC models that require assembly can utilise Metro-stocked Tamiya brushed and brushless motors, cement and metal primer, as well as polycarbonate spray for Tamiya RC kits.
Metro supplies many replica models, including Rolls-Royce, Mercedes, Citröen and many more renowned car brands with detailed depictions of classic features, in addition to Tamiya original and new remote control cars.
Every year Tamiya produces a new RC Car to build and race. They also reproduce and re-release limited edition runs of fan favourites like the Hornet or Aventi
Metro supplies both military and civilian model kits. Including Aircraft, Armour, Helicopters, Cars, Motorbikes, Science Machines and even Dinosaurs.
It is always exciting to know what new kits Tamiya are releasing and what the highlights are, Check out the latest highlights.
Most RC models are scaled around 1/10 of the cars' size, although, some are as small as 1/18 of the original.
Model Kit WWII and post-WWII model aircraft are 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72 of Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing and other vintage jets. Battleships are scaled either 1/350 (which is rather large for a ship) or as small as 1/700 of their original size. Armour kits are mostly scaled 1/35 along with the figures that can be used to build up a diorama or scene. There is a small range of Armour kits scaled 1/48 the original size. Most of the car model kits are 1/24 and the motorbikes are scaled 1/12 there are some Japanese motorcycle bikes and engines that are 1/6 of the originals.
For plastic model kits we stock Acrylic, Acrylic Lacquer, Enamel and spray paint. Along with the corresponding thinners, mediums and top coats so that you can recreate an accurate replica or the desired effect for those who build dioramas. For finishing touches and weathering effects we stock Tamiya Paneline and washes. Of course to help with the application we stock Tamiya paint brushes and other accessories including masking tape, pipettes and painting clips.
For RC models we stock Tamiya's polycarbonte spray which is designed specifically to bite into the clear RC Car bodies and remain flexible so that it can withstand the pressure of Racing around the track.
Tamiya produce excellent instructions with their model kits that makes it very easy to choose your paint. It is a good rule of thumb to read through the instructions before choosing your paint. Tamiya lists all the paint numbers you require at the beginning of the manual and through out the instructions they diagram where the paint is to be applied and if it is to be mixed before application. Once you have decided what details you want to paint on your model you can use the list and the diagram to get a complete list of which paints you need which might be the complete list depending how detailed you want your model to be. Both enamel and acrylic paints use the same number system so you can choose to use either acrylic or enamel easily. But remember you cannot mix acrylic and enamel paint they are different emulsions and the paint will split. If you use both enamel and acrylic on the same model, make sure not to paint enamel over the top of acrylic as enamel paint can eat into the acrylic paint.
At Metro Hobbies we understand that if you are painting your first model that choosing paint can be daunting, we invite you to come and visit us and speak with an expert that can help you or contact our support team over the phone or by email.
After you order your Tamiya models, Australia delivery times apply. If you live in Melbourne or Metropolitan Areas in Victoria and buy Tamaya online, you can expect your product within two working days. Otherwise, delivery times vary from three to six days across Australia. You can get in-stock products immediately at the Tamaya Melbourne store and the one located in Box Hill — both are open seven days a week.
Many of the Tamiya RC on-road products are very affordable. Prices start at $123.99 for the sought-after Dancing Rider kit. There's free shipping on all orders, and many Tamiya models go on sale at greatly reduced prices. Metro gift cards can also be used in our Tamiya shop.
All Tamiya for sale on our site is developed with performance and style in mind. Model kits in our Tamiya shop are polystyrene plastic. Tamiya remote control products are made, in part, with metal or metal-plated components, mock rubber, moulded plastic and aluminium.
Our Tamiya shop online allows for a range of payment methods, including Visa, Mastercard, AfterPay, ZipPay, PayPal and LayPay. You can call our team at (+61) 03 9890 1144 for more information.
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