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Well, they weren’t really lost as such. But now they’re home. I’ve built many of the Tamiya 1:20 scale Grand Prix series kits over the years, and these first 20 builds have…
The RA272 was Honda’s first Formula One race winner, Richie Ginther taking victory at the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix. This is how I built Tamiya’s 1:20 scale version.
Having done a couple of Tamiya kits in a row, it was time to do something different. I’m led to believe this is a fairly rare item from the JapaneseRead More
I attended day 1 of the 2017 Model Expo at Sandown Raceway across the long weekend. Took some photos too.
The next kit to build was selected from the stash simply because it was sitting on top of all the others! Tamiya’s 1:20 scale Lola Indycar in road course configuration. ThisRead More
I attended the 2015 Model Expo (the Australian Plastic and Scale Model Championships) at Sandown last month. Here’s a bunch of photos from my visit!
I like the shape of the Lotus 107B and the colour scheme of this 1993 version is pretty stunning, if somewhat busy. It just had to be built as theRead More
You might already be familiar with Tamiya’s excellent 1:12 scale F1 kits. Well, Carl Greatrix of bricktrix has built his own Ferrari, Brabham and Renault Grand Prix cars based offRead More
In the summer of 1971, 15-year old Steve Mirabelli and his friend combined their collections of scratch built NASCAR models – and made a movie. “I built a 1/2 mileRead More
Spark will produce Alan Jones’ World Championship winning Williams FW07B from 1980 in 1:18 scale.
Some model kits at various stages of construction: 1976 Copersucar FD04 (Emerson Fittipaldi – FDS 1:43) 1977 Copersucar FD04 (Ringo Hoffman – FDS 1:43) 1977 Wolf WR1 (Jody Scheckter –Read More
I won this old, and now very rare, FDS model on eBay a few years back. It is Emerson Fittipaldi’s Copersucar FD04 Formula One car from the first half ofRead More
A friend needed this Audi to be built quickly so it could be given as a gift. It turned into a very quick New Years Day build! She’d purchased theRead More
This is the first white metal kit I’ve built from scratch. The kit is FDS #61 “Copersucar FD04 – 1977”, but it also builds the silver 1976 version. AboveRead More
About time I got back to building Tamiya 1:20 F1s! I’ve owned this kit (#20006) for some time and planned a standard out-of-the-box build. This model has been re-released underRead More