F1 Tobacco Conversions
Spark’s classic F1 models generally have better fine detail than their Minichamps counterparts. They also usually include the tobacco decals for the collector to apply to complete the decoration of the model and make it historically correct. This saves having to source aftermarket decals.
Here are a few before and after shots of some Spark F1 models I purchased a while back (and only recently got to do the tobacco conversion!).
As usual with Spark, the waterslide decals are excellent quality and apply well.
I hope to show off more of these conversions in the following weeks/months.
- WARNING: Viewing of the following images might cause you to uncontrollably and against your will smoke a cigarette!
Above & Below: Renault RE40 (Alain Prost, 1983 left) and RE50 (Patrick Tambay, 1984 right). These drivers were personally sponsored by Marlboro, so Spark provided the miniature decals for on their helmets.
Above & Below: As per the Renaults, Spark provide the relevant missing bits for the driver helmet, and in the case of this Ligier, ALSO the race suit where parts of the logo were visible from under the seat belts.
My ‘Lost’ Models: The 1990s
Here’s the third and final installment of my ‘lost’ models. It startles me that the most recent build on this page (the McLaren at the bottom), was over 20 years ago.
My ‘Lost’ Models: The 1980s
Here’s the second installment of the 20 ‘lost’ models mentioned a couple of months back – Tamiya F1s from the 1980s.