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The Nursery

MiniArt´s MB 170 in 1/35 populated by Tamiya´s chooks. Paint from Vallejo´s Model Air range, weathered with oils. Fiddly model, lots of small parts.

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Wolf WR1 1977 Formula One – Tamiya 1/20

by George Williams on December 5, 2016 in Automotive -- 24 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Tamiya 1/25th scale Morris Mini Cooper 1275S Mk-1

by George Tufnail on November 26, 2016 in Automotive -- 7 Comments

This was built absolutely straight from the box, and finished with Tamiya spray color TS-41 Coral Blue that I decanted and applied with my Iwata HP-CS. Everything in the engine bay was all brush painted, and the interior was very […]

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Yamaha YZR-M1 2009

by Richard Mcstay on November 22, 2016 in Automotive -- 22 Comments

Hi folks, this is my first build in the new house. I apologise for the backdrop wallpaper at the minute, I’ll rectify this in time for future photography! The bike is the 2009 Fiat Yamaha team MotoGP championship winning bike […]

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Model of a real car seen driving down Memory Lane

by Ralph Clements on October 8, 2016 in Automotive -- 9 Comments

Here is my just finished last night 1/25 scale Revell 1969 Chevy Nova SS, stock version. The very fragile exterior rear view mirror disappeared today, I must have accidentally breathed nearby or something…. A car about 95% identical to this […]

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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 […]

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A Couple Of Cool Cats

by Jack Mugan on September 30, 2016 in Automotive -- 19 Comments

Don’t know exactly why, but I just think the Jaguar XJR-9LM is a really cool looking racer and I knew I wanted to build it one day. I have had both the Tamiya and the Hasegawa kits in the stash […]

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Gang of One

by Rob Pollock on September 23, 2016 in Automotive -- 28 Comments

I came across this photo of one of my sons-in-law’s grandfather. It was taken we think late 40s or early 50s, probably in the English Midlands. Anyone recognise the ride? The photo absolutely crackles with atmosphere.