April, 2012

 

1983 Tyrrell Ford 011, Alboreto (FDS, 1/43)

The finished rebuild. Alboreto's car had the red-tipped nose early in the year before it was changed over to fluro yellow, along with some other changes to the car's markings. I made the roll hoop out of a piece of thin wire.

This is the Tyrrell 011 that was used for most of the 1983 season. It arrived as a “gift” with another model I purchased off ebay a couple of years ago. I couldn’t do much with it until some replacement decals were sourced, after which I was able to rebuild it, pretty much from scratch. Build Diary The registration of the replacement decals is not as good as the old yellowed ones on the model, but hopefully the car as a whole will look better once rebuilt and repainted. Above: Read More


Tobacco Conversions on 3 x ATCC Cars

Some tobacco conversions on ATCC race cars: Above & Below: Gricey’s Craven Mild LH Torana from 1975 (Biante 1/43, aftermarket decals) Above & Below: Bathurst winning Benson & Hedges Ford Sierra 1988 (Apex 1/43, aftermarket decals) Above & Below: Jim Richards’ JPS BMW M3 (Apex 1/43, aftermarket decals). Some of the JPS logos are really really small and a total pain to apply, such as the ones that go inside the emblem on the C-pillar.