Handpainted 1:64 Diecast
(edit: on reflection, I think theses are mostly 1:55 scale)
It’s Christmas and lots of toy cars will be received as gifts on the 25th.
These are some of the toy cars I ‘enhanced’ as I began my interest in scale models many years ago.
They are toy replicas of real race cars, not fabricated fictional liveries. Some even have the correct tobacco markings of the era.
They all follow the same construction – one piece diecast upper body with plastic base plate, wheels and other components. They were decorated from the factories with tampo printing and/or stickers, but that did not include full detail, just the basics of the livery.
I handpainted lots of the detail and parts of the livery on most of the cars; the tyres matt black to simulate rubber, the suspension, wheels, engine and underside detail. It all made a big difference in my opinion, though as a result, some of the cars ended up looking a bit messy. Nearly all of this was done before I got more heavily into kits.
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.