Remember the 20 ‘lost’ models mentioned a few months back? (see HERE for the backstory and photos)
Well, here they are again, but this time ‘nude’, with bodywork removed.
All are from Tamiya’s 1:20 scale Grand Prix series kit range. They were built between about 1984 and 1997 and then lived in an almost dust-proof display cabinet out of direct sunlight.
On the outside, some have aged well, others not. I didn’t know what to expect underneath the engine covers – none of the bodywork panels had been removed in over 20 years, and a couple had become a little stuck.
It would be great to build some of these kits again, just to do a more professional job.
I’ve built plenty more kits beyond these first 20 – look through the Build Diaries for those.
The kits below were all built pretty much straight from the box, and most do not represent the quality of work I can now turn out. They do illustrate, however, how modelling skills take time to develop – in this case, a long time!
So, in model number order, some F1 racers from the 1970s (there will be further posts for the models of the 80s and 90s)…
Coming soon, the next installment: F1s of the 1980s…