At the time this model was completed, I still had a relationship with Tamiya Models. When the article appeared in print, I received a note from the company simply saying “There is nothing left of the kit!” They could not foresee that some years later an aftermarket company would produce a conversion set following my modifications ... In turn far extending the demand for the kit.

Tamiya 1/12 McLaren M23 Texaco
modified Tamiya McLaren M23
McLaren M23 James Hunt Ford DFV

This model was completed prior to the advent of digital photography and before FineScale Modeler magazine began publishing in full color. Because of that, most of the in progress images were submitted in black and white. It is presented in the original form as it appeared in the May/June 1985 issue of FineScale Modeler magazine. Also included are additional images that did not make it into print..

McLaren M23 James Hunt Magazine Article Cover