Jul 20

Available From HobbyLink Japan – HLJ.com


The “High School Fleet” Wilhelmina figure by Kotobukiya is sculpted in a 1/8 scale and was released by the company last month.

Wilhelmina comes in a lovely window box with the figure’s prototype photos printed on it. The figure is carefully packaged and a lot of plastic has been used to prevent the detachable parts from staining one another. Wilhelmina actually is castoffable, though this is not an official specification or something Kotobukiya would mention – a practice this company is using a lot lately.

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Jul 11

Available at HobbyLink Japan

In the world of rallying, there aren’t too many combinations that go together as well as Tommi Mäkinen and Mitsubishi. The iconic Japanese marque headed into the 1999 season with their #1 Finnish driver and Belgian, Freddy Loix, looking to secure the championship ahead of the Subaru Prodrive team. Tommi came out fighting in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in its bright red Marlboro livery and went on to secure the championship by 7 points. The famous howl of the Lancer’s exhaust note coupled up with the anti-lag makes for a memorable combination.

Tamiya has recreated the S2TMR, which competed in the 1999 Rally of New Zealand and ultimately went on to win the event outright. Inside the kit are the decals to replicate either Tommi’s winning car or the #2 car driven by Freddy Loix coupled up to gravel suspension and wheels. There aren’t too many gravel kitsets out there so this one is a must build.

The kitset

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