Tamiya America, Inc Basic Tool Set, TAM74016

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16 Aug, 2019Price Increase10.22%high
14 Aug, 2019Price Drop-11.29%average
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31 Jul, 2019Price Drop-4.62%high
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Tamiya America, Inc Basic Tool Set, TAM74016

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  • Tamiya Brand
  • 74016 Model Number
  • Categories

    Toys & Games, Paints, Hobby Building Tools & Hardware, Hobby Tool Sets, Hobbies

Reddit Reviews and Recommendations

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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

Started kind of small for my first try. Tips are very appreciated. [R]

11 months agoBeeebebe posted submission on Gunpla.
Sept. 19, 2018
11 months agoBeeebebe posted comment on Gunpla.
Sept. 19, 2018

Keep building stuff! And don’t buy something difficult or expensive until you are comfortable with it. You can improve your techniques and make the little HG and SD kits look amazing! I jumped into MG kits too fast and now I notice everything wrong with them, but I’m too lazy to re-do them lol.

Definitely work on nub removal and panel lining. Practice makes perfect! When I first started building, my fiancé bought me this tool set and it helped tremendously. Happy building!

Picked up my first Master Grade and I'm putting it together with my mom. [R]

1 year, 3 months agoGunplaGary posted submission on Gunpla.
May 13, 2018
1 year, 3 months agoGunplaGary posted comment on Gunpla.
May 15, 2018

I see it looks like you're using a hobby knife.

I strongly suggest getting a pair of nippers, or a Tamiya Hobby Kit.

Nippers are game-changers over using knives alone, and they're very affordable.

[HELP ME] Bi-Weekly Q&A thread - Ask your questions here! [R]

1 year, 11 months agogoodguydan posted submission on Gunpla.
Sept. 17, 2017

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1 year, 11 months agogoodguydan posted on Gunpla.
Sept. 18, 2017

I mean if you're absolutely convinced you should buy everything in a set then:

https://www.amazon.com/Tamiya-TAM74016-Basic-Tool-Set/dp/B01AND0FRG/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1505772569&sr=8-1&keywords=Tamiya+set

Otherwise I lay out a pretty simple starter set here:

https://goodguydangunpla.blogspot.com/p/my-tools.html

Paints and Tools I should get [R]

2 years, 4 months agoRyluminYamata posted submission on Gunpla.
March 30, 2017

Hey Gunpla fans! I get paid tomorrow and I want to order some tools and paints to build my kits - I built a HG Gundam about two years ago but I had no tools or paints. So what should I get and where do I get it from? The kits I'm building are the HG G-Bouncer and HG Blue Frame Second L. I just want to dry brush them and apply a matte top coat. I'm in the UK so what should I buy and where from? I need the paints,brushes,top coat and pliers to cut my pieces. I've got a black marker for panel lines but should I get a grey one? I also saw someone on here spraying their grey runners with gun metal paint and I want to do that too. Sorry I'm new to this. Thanks in advance anyone!

2 years, 4 months agoRyluminYamata posted on Gunpla.
March 30, 2017

This is the tool kit I currently use: https://www.amazon.com/Tamiya-TAM74016-Basic-Tool-Set/dp/B01AND0FRG

I'm just getting back into Gunpla and that has worked well for me so far. It's decent for a starting tool kit. If you're using the Gundam Markers, I would suggest getting the grey and brown ones as well. Opinions differ, but most white pieces look better with the grey; black for the darker colored pieces and brown for reds and yellows.

I'm prepping to do my first painted kit as well and it's recommended that you remove the pieces from the runners and then spray them. If you don't, you will have nub marks from cutting them and will have to use a brush to touch up the marks. Skewers with alligator clips can hold the pieces for you to spray.

New here need some advice about my first purchase. [R]

2 years, 4 months agoTagrastic_F91 posted submission on Gunpla.
March 22, 2017

Hello!

Im looking at this Transient Gundam Glacier Gundam (link amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LEQKXIC?m=A2HNLZ9R10QF7D&ref_=v_sp_detail_page )

I really like this one and i would like to buy it but in every single one seller amazon ebay the pictures are diferent in color aspect some are green other's are grey with purple.

Can someone help here? i read a bit of the front post FAQ but advice is always the best.

Thanks!

2 years, 4 months agoTagrastic_F91 posted on Gunpla.
March 23, 2017

Oh ok. While technically you can, you shouldn't as it can cause fitting issues and look ugly. You'll also be crucified for it. You'll want something like a tool set to get you started. You don't need to get this one; but its easy to show some of the basic tools needed. The most basic 2 are the plastic cutters and the hobby knife. Then I also suggest a panel lining marker to make the details pop out a bit. If budget is an issue then arguably you can substitute the plastic cutters with something similar(I've heard people use nail clippers). That's just to cut out the part. The hobby knife is then used to shave off excess plastic from where it came off(cleaning nub marks).

So while yes you can just build it with no tools, I recommend at least the plastic cutter, hobby knife, and marker. They'll go a long way to making your first kit(s) look nice out the box.

[BEGINNER] Beginner-friendly Q&A | New here? Have a question? Post it here! [R]

2 years, 8 months agoSeiJai posted submission on Gunpla.
Dec. 11, 2016

Hello and welcome to our bi-weekly beginner-friendly Q&A thread! This is the thread to ask any and all questions, no matter how big or small.

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2 years, 8 months agoSeiJai posted on Gunpla.
Dec. 16, 2016

I use [this] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AND0FRG/ref=crtewcimgdp1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3TCNCNGLOHBSA)

Clear nail polish can be used to stiffen polycaps so they are more snug.

[BEGINNER] Beginner-friendly Q&A | New here? Have a question? Post it here! [R]

3 years agoApolloBound posted submission on Gunpla.
July 24, 2016

Hello and welcome to our bi-weekly beginner-friendly Q&A thread! This is the thread to ask any and all questions, no matter how big or small.

  • If you're just starting with gunpla chances are our wiki page might be of use to you, but if you'd prefer to ask other builders, this is the right place.
  • This is also a place to ask any of those small questions you never thought warrant a separate full thread.
  • Don't worry if your question seems silly, we'll do our best to answer it.
  • No question should remain unanswered - if you know the answer to someone's question, speak up!
  • As always, be respectful and kind to people in this thread. Snark and sarcasm will not be tolerated.

Huge thanks on behalf of the modteam to all of the people answering questions in this thread!

3 years agoApolloBound posted on Gunpla.
Aug. 3, 2016

I'm a fan of this kit, since it comes with a little bit of everything that you'll need.

https://www.amazon.com/Tamiya-TAM74016-Basic-Tool-Set/dp/B01AND0FRG/ref=dpobtitle_toy

[BEGINNER] Beginner-friendly Q&A | New here? Have a question? Post it here! [R]

3 years, 1 month agopenguin055 posted submission on Gunpla.
July 10, 2016

Hello and welcome to our bi-weekly beginner-friendly Q&A thread! This is the thread to ask any and all questions, no matter how big or small.

  • If you're just starting with gunpla chances are our wiki page might be of use to you, but if you'd prefer to ask other builders, this is the right place.
  • This is also a place to ask any of those small questions you never thought warrant a separate full thread.
  • Don't worry if your question seems silly, we'll do our best to answer it.
  • No question should remain unanswered - if you know the answer to someone's question, speak up!
  • As always, be respectful and kind to people in this thread. Snark and sarcasm will not be tolerated.

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3 years, 1 month agopenguin055 posted on Gunpla.
July 14, 2016

Any Revive kit is a good choice for beginners, so the Gouf should be just fine. As for the tool kit, I've never heard of that brand before, and the nippers especially don't look like they're really high quality, but for your first tool kit it shouldn't be too bad. If you want an alternative, I'd suggest this one, since it's made by one of the best modeling tool brands (Tamiya) and I can say from experience that it comes with pretty good nippers.

Planning on buying a Gunpla, any advice? [R]

3 years, 1 month agodaftphonics14 posted submission on Gunpla.
July 9, 2016

So, I just found out that Gunpla is a thing, and I need to get one xD I'm planning on getting Barbatos, but I'm not sure yet.

Also, I'd like to ask few things:

1 Is it hard to construct a Gunpla?

2 What kind of equipment do I need?

3 Do you have any Gunpla to recommend?

3 years, 1 month agodaftphonics14 posted on Gunpla.
July 9, 2016
  1. It's not hard, it just requires some patience. Taking your time is key assembling these kits. Also have fun doing it because it's for leisure anyway right?

  2. I would recommend getting a lot. [This is the one I got] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AND0FRG/ref=cmswrcpapi_.KvGxbG9TFHRC) but if you have a pair of wire cutters and tweezers handy those should suffice

  3. I have no recommendations because to be honest I just started too. I got my first model for Christmas two years ago and my reason as to why I bought it was solely based on the fact that it looked cool. And my choices on models are still determined by that sole factor to this day.

What are some inexpensive and easy to get into hobbies? [R]

3 years, 4 months agoSaitamago posted submission on CasualConversation.
April 3, 2016

Battling depression and on a sick leave I need to do something to get my mind somewhere else. What are some hobbies that are fun, easy to get into and not too expensive?

3 years, 4 months agoSaitamago posted on CasualConversation.
April 3, 2016

Gunpla. Seriously. http://www.amazon.com/Tamiya-74016-000-Basic-Tool-Set/dp/B01AND0FRG/ref=sr16?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1459740654&sr=1-6&keywords=Tamiya+toolshttp://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Hobby-RX-78-2-Gundam-Revive/dp/B00WW4F8YA/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1459740699&sr=8-1&keywords=revive+gundam

[Beginner] Finishes my first two model kits last night. How can I improve in the future? [R]

3 years, 4 months agoDrakonLitshed posted submission on Gunpla.
March 28, 2016
3 years, 4 months agoDrakonLitshed posted on Gunpla.
March 28, 2016

If you don't already have a proper tool kit like This you'll want to get one, when i first started i just used household tools like scissors and my kit's came out horrible with nub marks all over the place. The file or some sandpaper will work wonders to remove those. You'll also want a panel line marker like This they come in different colors so look around to get the one that matches the model your working on, adding panel lines alone greatly improves the look of the model. After you have the nub mark removal and panel lining down the sky is the limit you can dabble in custom painting or try your hand at kitbashing custom models. Research each thoroughly before trying them and expect a lot of errors at first if you try those.