Step-by-step build diaries
Here’s the full build diary for converting a Biante plain white donor VR Commodore to Lee Holdsworth’s 2017 V8 Supercar.
The RA272 was Honda’s first Formula One race winner, Richie Ginther taking victory at the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix. This is how I built Tamiya’s 1:20 scale version.
Having done a couple of Tamiya kits in a row, it was time to do something different. I’m led to believe this is a fairly rare item from the JapaneseRead More
The next kit to build was selected from the stash simply because it was sitting on top of all the others! Tamiya’s 1:20 scale Lola Indycar in road course configuration. ThisRead More
I like the shape of the Lotus 107B and the colour scheme of this 1993 version is pretty stunning, if somewhat busy. It just had to be built as theRead More
This project for a mate was on the back burner for far too long – converting a Dinky Mini Cooper S to resemble the car that David Price raced inRead More
I won this old, and now very rare, FDS model on eBay a few years back. It is Emerson Fittipaldi’s Copersucar FD04 Formula One car from the first half ofRead More
A friend needed this Audi to be built quickly so it could be given as a gift. It turned into a very quick New Years Day build! She’d purchased theRead More
Portuguese manufacturer Onyx marketed a range of 1:43 scale Indycars in the early to mid 1990s. The models were very basic – plastic base plate, 1-piece diecast body, plus plasticRead More
This is the first white metal kit I’ve built from scratch. The kit is FDS #61 “Copersucar FD04 – 1977”, but it also builds the silver 1976 version. AboveRead More
About time I got back to building Tamiya 1:20 F1s! I’ve owned this kit (#20006) for some time and planned a standard out-of-the-box build. This model has been re-released underRead More
Today I finished Russell Ingall’s Castrol VT Commodore that raced in this one-off “Magnatec” livery at Canberra’s GMC 400 in 2000. Build Diary below.
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 yearsRead More
I built this from the box. Tamiya’s 1:20 scale Grand Prix range is excellent and they build into outstanding models with little effort – however this one has taken meRead More
Trax made four racing versions of the Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth – two DJR Shell cars (Johnson #17 & Bowe #18, sold separately), a black Texaco #6 version (Bathurst ’87),Read More