Some of the projects I’m currently working on appear below. More photos will be added as each progresses. Completed projects get moved off this page and into the BUILT KITS, the CODE 3s and/or ENHANCEMENTSs pages.
- updated 15 April 2018
1988 Coloni CF188 (Tameo, 1/43 scale)
I bought this Tameo kit from a shop in Adelaide in the late 1990s. The previous owner had made a start, painting the body and floor, plus assembling the front and rear wings.
They’ve done a decent job of the body, but there are numerous other parts that should be the same colour. I’m going to have to try and find the right yellow to match, or perhaps strip the existing work and re-spray to get a uniform look.
1977 Tyrrell P34, Monaco GP (Tamiya, 1:20)
I was very tempted to do a “modern day” F1 kit next, such as Tamiya’s Red Bull, but decided to do this Tyrrell instead. Many (many!) years ago I already built Tamiya’s first issue of this 1:20 scale 6-wheeler, the navy blue P34 from 1976.
For 1977, Team Tyrrell used the P34/2, a modified version of the original P34 that featured a wider front track and very different bodywork. However, for the Monaco and Belgian Grands Prix the team reverted to the 1976-spec bodywork. And that’s what this kit depicts.
No 53 in the 1/20 Grand Prix Collection, this later version appears to have all the same components as the original, plus several extra parts specific for this race.
To be continued…