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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.

A Tale of Two Toyotas – Part 2

Some of you kind iModellers commented on the previous part of this story Following Toyota's disqualification from the World Rally Championship for a technical infringement, they returned in mid 1997 with a totally new car, the more compact Coro[...]

A tale of two Toyotas – Part 1

First, let me say a big thank you to my friend Craig for posting this for me, the Chinese gremlins have struck again.......... This is a Tamiya 1/24 scale kit of the Toyota Celica GT-Four World Rally Championship car, winner of the 1993 Mon[...]

1/35 British Chieftain Mk 5 by Tamiya

The Chieftain main battle tank was the successor to the Centurion, with the Mk 1 entering service in 1963 after a protracted development period. The Mk 5 was introduced in 1970 and was the main type in service during the mid 70s, the biggest im[...]

Tamiya 1/12th Yamaha YZR-M1 50th Anniversary U.S. Inter-colouring Edition

For some reason when I logged on this morning I discovered that I could post pictures and articles again, so here goes! 2005 was Yamaha's 50th anniversary, and they were determined to win as many world championships as they could. 2005 was als[...]

Tamiya 1/48 Gloster Meteor F.3

First, I'd like to say a big thank you to my good friend Craig for posting this for me. For some reason, despite Martin's determined efforts to solve the problem, I'm currently unable to post new articles. Anyway, as you can see, it's a pla[...]

Tamiya 1/35 Russian T-62A Tank

The T-62 made its official appearance in the victory parade in 1965. It was introduced as a replacement for the successful T54/55 designs, and is similar in external shape and mechanisms. It is different by the use of a 115mm smooth bore gun a[...]

Honda RA272 Formula One Racer

This is another Tamiya kit, this time their 1/20 scale Honda RA272 F1 racing car from 1965. If you'd like to see something of the build please have a look at this link to the Automotive Group - The jeading picture shows the model in front of [...]

A little German truck

This is Tamiya's 1/35 German 3 ton 4x2 cargo truck, otherwise known as an Opel Blitz, but I think Tamiya weren't allowed to use that name for various reasons.The truck was originally built in 1931, and mass production followed in 1935. It had a[...]

Big aircraft carrier

I've just got back from a 10 day break in south west China (close to the Vietnam border)I I live in north east China. While in the seaside city of Beihai we went to the maritime museum and found this model. My apologies for the photos, but it w[...]

Tamiya 1/35 8 ton semi track 20mm flakvierling Sd.kfz 7/1

We had our first real snow of the winter last night, so I thought I would venture out into the sub zero temperature to take some pictures of this old, but venerable, Tamiya kit. I completed this about 18 months ago, just before joining iModeler[...]