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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...

1/20 Team Lotus Type 49 1967 by Ebbro – Review

1/20 Team Lotus Type 49 1967 by Ebbro (Available From HobbyLink Japan – HLJ.com) It’s an iconic combination of colour – British racing green and lemon yellow.  Built by Colin Chapman and Maurice Philipe the Lotus 49 was the first real F1 car that included the engine as a stressed component of the race car.  Initially it was considered a handful with the 408 horsepower output, aft...

Tamiya 1/24 Calsonic R34 Skyline

From HobbyLink Japan The iconic blue and white Calsonic livery is almost as Japanese as sushi if you are a motorsport fan. Typically adorning Nissan Skylines, the Calsonic team has been dominant since the early days of JGTC (Japan Grand Touring Championship) or SuperGT as it is known today. Tamiya has released a range of the Calsonic Skylines, and one of them is the 1999 R34 as I will feature here...

Aoshima Gurachan 1/24 Nissan Skyline ‘Kenmeri’

The old traditional ‘shakotan’ scene in Japan has been kept alive and very well supported with the classic Skylines, Cressidas, and other bosozoku-inspired rides.  They are famous for bright paint jobs, wild flared fenders, stretched tyres, and being incredibly low hence the nickname ‘shakotan’. Aoshima has lovingly reproduced a range of these kits known as ‘Gurachan&...

Aoshima 1/24 Kenmeri ‘Shakotan police’ – Liberty Walk

Gurachan series available here Patrol car parts set B LibertyWalk is currently producing some of the world’s wildest Lamborghini’s, however it’s founder Wataru Kato has one real passion – ‘kyusha’.  More commonly known as classic cars by most Kato-san’s love of the classic ‘shakotan’ or boso style tuning has gained the attention of tuning crowd...

Tamiya 1/24 Toyota Celica GT-Four – ’93 Monte Carlo

In 1993 the World Rally Championship took the fight to Ford and Lancia with their GT-Four stickered up with the famous Castrol Oils livery.  Rally Monte Carlo was the first round of the championship and Juha Kankkunen & Didier Auriol were dominant in their approach.  This car was somewhat of a giant killer proving excellent on tarmac, snow and gravel.

Tamiya 1/24 Peugeot 206WRC – Winner Edition

The little Peugeot 206 first arrived on the scene in 1n 1998 after approval from Peugeot to re-enter the WRC.  After a number of years away from top level rallying in which the French marque dominanted with the 205 and 205T16 Group B cars, the manufacturer had a lot to live up to.  The 206 was not to disappoint either. This particular edition from the 2002 Propecia Rally New Zealand was piloted by...

Hasegawa 1/20 Ferrari 312T 1976 Brazilian Grand Prix Winner

The Ferrari 312T was considered one of the more beautiful F1 cars to come out of the Italian team’s workshops. You can purchase the Hasegawa 1/20 Ferrari 312T 1976 Brazilian Grand Prix Winner HERE Netting an impressive 27 races with it’s flat 12 engine which produced roughly 510 horsepower.  The T in the name stood for ‘transverse’ as this was the way it was mounted.  Drive...

Tamiya 1/20 Tyrrell P34 ’77 Monaco GP – F1

The Tyrrell P34 (Project 34) otherwise known as the “six-wheeler” was an innovative Formula One machine designed with 4 wheels in the front to reduce ‘drag’ on the front end of the car.  The car was powered by a Ford DFV, common in many F1 cars throughout the 1970’s. Tamiya has released this stunning machine in 1/20th scale with a fully detailed engine, suspension and...

Tamiya 1/18 McLaren M8A – CanAm

The sport of Can-Am racing was in the ’60s one of the most fierce motorsports anywhere in the world.  Faster than F1 machines of the time, one particular team was making shockwaves through the sport – McLaren.  Known for their bright ‘canary orange’ liveries and oddly shaped ‘engine trumpets’ these orange cars are now the most iconic machines of the Can-Am serie...