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1/20 Ebbro Lotus 49B 1968

Available at HobbyLink Japan: 1/20 Team Lotus Type 49B 1968 The Lotus 49b is a memorable car for a number of reasons. Firstly, the classic red, cream, and gold livery is one of the most elegant that motorsport has ever seen. Secondly, this was the very car that began the aero age in motorsport. The 49B, which was equipped with a hi-wing in the rear and nose cone wings up front, was the start of a ...

1/20 Tamiya Ferrari F1-89

1/20 Ferrari F189 Portuguese G.P. – Available at HobbyLink Japan Formula One is known for its grace, beauty, wealth, and supremacy among other motorsports. One marque of car that has aligned itself perfectly with the F1 persona is Ferrari. The wide slicks, large wings, and scarlet red cars have made an imprint on race fans’ hearts for decades. The 80s’ and 90s’ eras of the ...

1/24 Tamiya Subaru Impreza WRC

It isn’t too often that one maker becomes synonymous within motorsport the whole world over. When you think of rallying, usually the first manufacturer to come to mind is Subaru, and the driver is usually Colin McRae. The Subaru World Rally Car was based off a 22b chassis and is considered by many to be the most beautiful rally car to come off the Fuji Heavy Industries production line. In 19...

1/24 Fujimi Mercedes SLS AMG GT3

Order it here at HobbyLink Japan In 2011 Mercedes released the SLS AMG GT3 upon the motorsport world, and it instantly caused a stir. The gullwing doors and 6.3l V8 naturally aspirated engine mean the SLS is still a sporting role model as much as it is a design icon. The classic lines and growling purr of the engine makes it an unforgettable car, and now if you can’t own and race the 1/1 sca...

1/20 Fujimi Ferrari 126 C2

Model: 1/20 Ferrari 126C2 1982 by Fujimi It is hard to not appreciate the aesthetics of a bright scarlet red Ferrari F1 machine. The 126 C2 was born into an era that now is held in high regards – the turbo era. The new-for-1982 Ferrari 126 C2 broke new ground by utilising a monocoque constructed from aluminium honeycomb sheets for the first time. This considerably increased the chassis’...

Tamiya 1/24 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI WRC

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 ...

Tamiya 1/24 Toyota Corolla WRC

Available at HobbyLink Japan Toyota is no stranger to the world of rallying, and after a successful bout of championships with the Celica, 1997 saw the dawn of purpose-built ‘WRC’ machines.  Toyota unveiled the Corolla WRC in 1997 and for the ’98 season, they unleashed a full assault on the championship with Didier Auriol and Carlos Sainz.  Tamiya has taken this iconic livery and...

Tamiya 1:48 De Havilland Mosquito F.B. Mk.VI/NF Mk.II

Available at HobbyLink Japan The De Havilland Mosquito, dubbed the wooden wonder, is a twin engine, 2-crew light bomber that played a significant role in the fight for air supremacy over Europe in WW2. Powered by 2 Merlin engines, not many aircraft were as quick, or sounded as good, as the Mosquito. Acting as a reconnaissance aircraft, strategic bomber, and pathfinder, the Mosquito was well known ...

Aoshima 1/24 LB Kenmary Works

Available at HobbyLink Japan It isn’t too often that my two passions manage to cross paths. As an automotive photographer, getting the opportunity to build one of my friends’ cars in model form is about as good as it gets. When I noticed Aoshima was creating Wataru Kato’s best known ‘shakotan’ classic cars in kitset form I was very keen to check them out in real life....

1/20 Ebbro Tyrrell 002 – British Grand Prix 1971

1/20 Ebbro Tyrrell 002 – British Grand Prix 1971 available from HobbyLink Japan Sporting legendary names such as Jackie Stewart and Francois Cevert, Tyrrell is a marque in Formula One that won’t be forgotten any time soon. The typical ‘Tyrrell blue’ race machines adorned with their french ELF fuel company markings are iconic for motorsport fans the world over. The Tyrrell 0...

1/24 Tamiya Ford Zakspeed Turbo Capri Gr.5 Würth

Available from HobbyLink Japan In 1981 Zakspeed unleashed a Ford Capri upon the Group 5 racing series in Europe, little did they know but they had just released a racecar that would become almost unbeatable but also a racing icon known in all corners of the globe. With the class being split into 2 groups (over 2 litres, and under 2 litres) Ford opted to run the 1.4 litre car in division 2 smothere...

Tamiya 1:48 Dambuster Avro Lancaster

Available at HobbyLink Japan In May 1943, Operation Chastise was launched from RAF Scampton and consisted of 19 Avro Lancaster bombers. Each aircraft was carrying ‘Upkeep’ also known as the bouncing bomb. The target was three dams in Germany’s Ruhr Valley. Now famously known as ‘the Dambusters’ 617 Squadron lead by Guy Gibson, it has been immortalised in both film and...

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