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Issue dates of Tamyia 1/20 F1 kits

07 November 2012 - 10:54 PM

I have most of the various Tamiya 1/20 scale Formula 1 car kits unopened in the box. Are there any markings either on the box or in the paperwork inside that will tell me the issue date of that particular kit? When Tamiya "re-issues" a kit after not offering it for some time is the re-issued kit identical to the original or do they change some details?

Need advice on Tamiya 1/20 Formula1 builds

05 November 2012 - 07:42 AM

I have been absent from modeling for about 15 years and decided to take it up again. I used to build WW1 and WW2 aircraft but now my interest is in 1/20 scale Formula 1 cars from the mid 1970s to the mid 1990s. Over the last few months I have purchased hobby supplies including my first ever airbrush and built a large illuminated workbench in my home. I now have the following Tamiya 1/20 scale kits:

McLaren Honda MP4/5B

Williams Renault FW 13B

Jordan 191

Benetton Ford B192

Lotus Ford 107B

Braun Tyrrell Honda 020

Is one of these kits a better choice for me to start with for my first build than another? In other words are they all at the same level of skill required to build or is one kit any easier (less complex) than another? Or is there any of these kits I should not start with for my first build? Or perhaps I should start with another brand/scale of Formula 1 kit to get some practice and gain some skill before tackling the Tamiya kits? What do you guys suggest?
Thanks for your advice.