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@chinesegeorge George Williams

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60 year old Englishman living in north east China (teaching English). Lifelong plastic kit constructor, especially like F1 cars, racing motorcycles, and 1/35 military WWII models.

Year of the cat: SEPECAT Jaguar GR1 Kittyhawk 1/48

Here's my first entry into this group build, I couldn't find another subject with more than three cat references, this one has "CAT", "Jaguar" and "Kitty". It is, of course, Kittyhawk's 1/48 kit, which I managed to build with few problems other[...]

It’s a Banshee

Yes, folks, this is the Kitty Hawk 1/48 F2H-2 Banshee. I don't think I need to go into the history of the plane as you guys already know far more about it than me, suffice to say that it's a jet fighter bomber designed for the US Navy and Mari[...]

Victor – I don’t believe it!

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, formed an essential p[...]

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

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, and race an[...]

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

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 the "F-Duct" system, wh[...]

Wolf WR1 1977 Formula One – Tamiya 1/20

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 and Canadian GPs. The newly for[...]

McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 2012 Formula One

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

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. Ferrar[...]

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

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 decals I bought from Studio 2[...]

Toyota GT-One TS020, Tamiya, 1/24

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 second place a[...]