1993 Lola T93/00 Ford Indycar, Mansell (Tamiya 1:20)

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. This was (mostly) built straight from the box to be Nigel Mansell’s Championship winner. I was almost going to do Mario Andretti’s car (simply because he’s … Read more 1993 Lola T93/00 Ford Indycar, Mansell (Tamiya 1:20)

1993 Lotus 107B Ford, Zanardi (Tamiya 1:20)

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 the Alex Zanardi version 🙂 The kit was a nightmare to decal but came together easily just like other kits in the GP series. It was … Read more 1993 Lotus 107B Ford, Zanardi (Tamiya 1:20)

Stunning 1:12 Lego F1s

Formula One cars built from Lego

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 off those kits – but he used LEGO! Many more photos of these models (build diaries), plus a stack of other items Carl has built from … Read more Stunning 1:12 Lego F1s

1977 Wolf WR-1, Scheckter (Tamiya 1:20)

Wolf WR1 1977 Tamiya

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 under number 20064 and from what I hear the newer one is better with improved tyres and numerous photo-etched parts. Having said that, my kit is … Read more 1977 Wolf WR-1, Scheckter (Tamiya 1:20)

1983 Tyrrell Ford 011, Alboreto (FDS, 1/43)

The finished rebuild. Alboreto's car had the red-tipped nose early in the year before it was changed over to fluro yellow, along with some other changes to the car's markings. I made the roll hoop out of a piece of thin wire.

This is the Tyrrell 011 that was used for most of the 1983 season. It arrived as a “gift” with another model I purchased off ebay a couple of years ago. I couldn’t do much with it until some replacement decals were sourced, after which I was able to rebuild it, pretty much from scratch. … Read more 1983 Tyrrell Ford 011, Alboreto (FDS, 1/43)

1992 Benetton B192 Ford, Brundle (Tamiya, 1:20)

1992 was the last year of big, wide tyres in F1 (well, not as wide as in the 70s...).

I built this from the box. Tamiya’s 1:20 scale Grand Prix range is excellent and they build into outstanding models with little effort – however this one has taken me several years to actually finish! The kit can be built up as either Michael Schumacher or Martin Brundle’s ride from the 1992 F1 season. I … Read more 1992 Benetton B192 Ford, Brundle (Tamiya, 1:20)