You know the feeling. You either get a new car, or you’re thinking about getting a new car (of the 1:1 variety) and it seems that you only see those makes/models on the road. The same can be said for R/C vehicles, I suppose. You buy a specific model and you begin to see a slew of articles, photos, and other content around your latest purchase.
I guess that’s what I’ll chalk my recent Tamiya-focused find up to. While browsing my newsfeed last week, I came across a throwback article focused on an art exhibition that took place in 2015. Tamiya X featured creations which had been dreamt up by 16 individual artists, each with various backgrounds. The exhibit was organized by designer Jun Watanabe.
A Selection of Work from Tamiya X
As you can see, some of these vehicles are easy to recognize. Others, however, take on a dramatic life of their own. While I love the artistic medium used in these pieces, what I enjoy even more are the lengths at which each piece is different.
If anything, this exhibit serves as a shining example of how the R/C hobby can serve as a playground for the imagination as well as a platform for unique creations.
Image credit: Jun Watanabe