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.
Quick Build: Dale Earnhardt NASCAR by Revell
Scott McLaughlin punting around the Gold Coast track giving a demo of Joey Logano’s NASCAR this weekend reminded me I have a handful of NASCAR kits in the stash, including this “Pro Finish” Snap Tite example of Dale Earnhardt’s Goodwrench #3 Chevy from 2000.
Twenty Lost Models
Well, they weren’t really lost as such. But now they’re home. I’ve built many of the Tamiya 1:20 scale Grand Prix series kits over the years, and these first 20 builds have…