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Victor – I don’t believe it!

by George Williams on June 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

Fans of a certain BBC TV sitcom will recognise the headline! It is, of course, the Handley Page Victor B. Mk 2 (BS). The Victor was a jet powered strategic bomber, which, alongside the Avro Vulcan and the Vickers Valiant, […]

It’s the year of the Porsche – Tamiya 1/24 Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick Martini

by George Williams on January 5, 2017 in Automotive -- 29 Comments

Having recently watched, and enjoyed, Jeremy Clarkson’s test of the latest Porsche 911, I decided that in 2017 I would concentrate on models of Porsche cars, in 1/24 scale there are dozens on offer, both old and more recent examples, […]

Red Bull Racing Renault RB6 Formula One car, Tamiya, 1/20th

by George Williams on December 28, 2016 in Automotive -- 20 Comments

Here’s my latest build, and the last one for 2016. The RB6 was introduced for the 2010 season and was an evolution of the RB4 and RB5 that came before it. These cars featured a revolutionary aerodynamic feature known as […]

Wolf WR1 1977 Formula One – Tamiya 1/20

by George Williams on December 5, 2016 in Automotive -- 28 Comments

Continuing my previously unplanned theme of F1 cars that won on their debut. Here we have the 1977 Wolf WR1 driven by South African Jody Scheckter to victory at the 1977 Argentine GP, it went on to win the Monaco […]

McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 2012 Formula One

by George Williams on November 26, 2016 in Automotive -- 17 Comments

Something a little more up-to-date than the Ferrari posted earlier, this is the 2012 McLaren Mercedes MP4-27, and, like the Ferrari, it won the first reason, the Australian GP, driven by another Englishman, Jenson Button. I thought I had better […]

Ferrari 1989 F1 Type 640 Tamiya 1/20

by George Williams on November 26, 2016 in Automotive -- 8 Comments

In 1989 Ferrari introduced the Type 640 Formula One car, the first F1 car to feature semi-automatic transmission,and, much to everyone’s surprise, it won the first race of the seawon, the Brazilian GP, driven by Englishman Nigel Mansell. Ferrari didn’t […]

McLaren MP4/8 F1 car, Tamiya, 1/20

by George Williams on October 4, 2016 in Automotive -- 15 Comments

A couple of years ago I set myself a project of building a series of 1/20 scake McLaren Formula One cars. The first one, the MP4/4 Tamiya kit ground to a halt due my disappointment with the aftermarket carbon fibre […]

Toyota GT-One TS020, Tamiya, 1/24

by George Williams on August 21, 2016 in Automotive -- 26 Comments

Most major manufacturers have tried to win the famous Le Mans 24 hour sports car race held annually in France. Porsche have been the most successful, but the Japanese have tried their best. Toyota so nearly won in 1998, managing […]

Stunning photographs from RAF competition

by George Williams on August 16, 2016 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

You aircraft fans may like some of these pictures entered into the recent RAF photograph competition: http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/latest/photo-news/striking-action-photos-showcase-raf-photography-talent-92265

Lancia 037 Rally, 1/24, Hasegawa

by George Williams on July 22, 2016 in Automotive -- 25 Comments

If Jaguars are my favourite sports cars then Lancias are my favourite rally cars. In fact the BBC Top Gear presenters once voted Lancia as their all time favourite manufacturer. I have particularly fond memories of a Lancia Beta Coupe […]