Indycar Enhancement, Paul Tracy (Onyx 1:43)
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 plastic driver, rear wing, suspension, rubber tyres and metal axles. The paint was usually good, but the decoration was often out of alignment.
From a distance, they looked ok and certainly very colourful. But up close was a different story. Despite their basic nature, the value wasn’t too bad for the time.
2017 VF Supercar Conversion, Holdsworth (Biante 1:43)
Here’s the full build diary for converting a Biante plain white donor VR Commodore to Lee Holdsworth’s 2017 V8 Supercar.
1965 Honda RA272, Ginther (Tamiya 1:20)
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.