Category Archives: F1 models

Ebbro Team Lotus type 72C (1970)

There’s a new player in the 1/20 F1 Plastic Model field. It’s name is Ebbro and it will be a force to be reckoned with! Ebbro was founded by a former Tamiya engineer who helped develop many of Tamiya’s legendary … Continue reading

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Kit Review: Tamiya McLaren M23, 1974, 1/12 scale

While Tamiya has been relatively inactive with new F1 kit releases (Lotus 79 kits excepted), they have been consistently churning out re-issues of older kits, usually with upgrades. The re-issue of the 1974 World Championship winning Texaco McLaren comes in … Continue reading

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Kit Review – Tamiya McLaren M23 – the long awaited re-issue!

The M23 was one of the most enduring cars in racing history – winning 16 F1 races from 1973-1976, and World Championships in 1974 and 1976. It also saw activity in Indycars – Tom Sneva became the first person to … Continue reading

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Kit Review – Tamiya Wolf WR1 1977, 2010 Reissue

With the onslaught of plastic 1/20 scale F1 kit competition from Hasegawa and Fujimi, Tamiya continues to re-release – and greatly improve – many of their older F1 kits. This time it is the Wolf WR1 kit that was last … Continue reading

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The Revival of 1/20 F1

As an F1 model builder for the last 30+ years, the new millennium brought about a dark ages of 1/20 scale plastic F1 kits. Tamiya – the leader in 1/20 F1 kits – ceased producing kits after their 2002 Williams … Continue reading

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F1 Rain Tires

So many classic Formula One races were contended in wet conditions, but for the F1 modeler, replicating some of the cars that contested these races has been problematic due to lack of available rain tires. So it is with great … Continue reading

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New Kit Alert!

Fujimi is releasing a 1987 Ferrari F187

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Kit Review: Fujimi McLaren MP4/6

If you ever wanted to build the Tamiya McLaren MP4/6 but didn’t have the time/room/funding for a 1/12 scale kit, this is your chance. The Fujimi MP4/6 in 1/20 scale appears to go together in much the same way as … Continue reading

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Kit Review: Lotus 79 – Hasegawa and Tamiya, 1/20 scale

After thirty-two years of waiting, Formula One model builders were finally rewarded with not one, but TWO 1/20 scale plastic model kits of the famous Lotus 79 – aka the John Player Special Mk IV. In late 2009 Hasegawa – … Continue reading

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