Tamiya all started in 1946, when Mr. Yoshio Tamiya, the founder, opened a saw mill and lumber business in Shizuoka.
Tamiya ventured into modeling in 1948, with a scale wooden ship model kit. Since then, Tamiya has continued to grow, producing models known as "First in Quality Around the World". - Tamiya
Tamiya Incorporated 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. Tamiya builds high quality RC cars and it is now the leading company of RC cars. It has been considered to be the best RC manufacture.