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Yamaha YZR 500 GP racer

by George Williams on November 3, 2017 in Automotive -- 13 Comments

Tamiya occasionally decide to re-issue some of their older kits and I was especially pleased when they did a this with this one. Kit no 14001 was the first release in their successful range of 1/12 motorcycles back in 1980. […]

Getting Skyraiders right

by Tom Cleaver on November 3, 2017 in Automotive -- 25 Comments

One of the big problems for modelers building A-1 Skyraiders is that most of the time the model is under-weathered. A friend of mine who flew Skyraiders in Vietnam once told me that the major problem he had with most […]

Junior’s ‘Rookie Season’ Chevy

by IAN JACKSON on November 1, 2017 in Automotive -- 15 Comments

Another NASCAR build finished today.  This one is dedicated to a bloke who is one of the hobby’s ‘good guys’. Couple of years back I posted three NASCAR builds in quick succession over at Britmodeller – Keefr22 was very complimentary […]

Tamiya 1/24 Scale Subaru Impreza WRC 99

by Derek Austin on November 1, 2017 in Automotive -- 7 Comments

My first 1/24 scale car! Quite a nice size model when finished and good fun to boot. Rather than try and spray the mica finish I left the main body unpainted,


by Harry Brogan on October 21, 2017 in Automotive -- 13 Comments

This is a simple and quick lighting tutorial for those that have been thinking about doing this. I’ll be using the 1/6 scale Tamiya Harley FLH Classic main headlight here. Assembly is covered in step 30 of the instructions. First, […]

Turn of the Century NASCAR

by IAN JACKSON on October 15, 2017 in Automotive -- 7 Comments

Finished this morning: The ‘gold’ one is Revells’ 1999 (slab-side) Chevy Monte Carlo built almost straight from the box, I lowered the ride-height about 1.5mm as I do with all my NASCAR builds. The decals are from Powerslide, printed by […]

Year of the Cat: Ducati 916 1/12 Tamiya, Part1

by Johannes Gerl on October 15, 2017 in Automotive -- 8 Comments

The release of the 916 was a big bang. At the beginning of the 90ies motorbike design was little innovative and gridlocked to a small number of design patterns. After the 916 all was different and over the following years […]

Holy Grail?

by Harry Brogan on October 14, 2017 in Automotive -- 8 Comments

George Williams hit the nail on the head with the 1/6 Tamiya kit. So here’s what I’ll be building soon. Yes, it’s a 1/6 Tamiya Harley with the sidecar. Personally, I consider this to be the “Holy Grail” of the […]


by Harry Brogan on October 13, 2017 in Automotive -- 9 Comments

Well, some folks were looking forward to the build of a snap kit from me. So here it is. First it’s necessary to let you know that the deal I made was for an incomplete kit. Which I knew going […]


by Harry Brogan on October 8, 2017 in Automotive -- 8 Comments

Well, this one is now complete. Although an older kit from Tamiya it was a good build. With the exception of just a couple of very minor issues. Starting off was the usual engine build. Seems that almost all of […]