Review: Ertl G-Force IRL Indycar
At the opposite end of the Fine Detail and High Expense scale is this – a $10 diecast picked up at the local market.
These Ertl ‘American Muscle’ items are basically toys constructed in much the same way as the old Onyx Indycars of the early 90s – diecast body, plastic chassis, solid axles and generic suspension. At least the old Onyx items had reasonably accurate markings…
Anyway, for ten bucks, it’s a welcome addition to my Indycar stash, particularly as the range of models of the era in this scale is rather sparse. Also, it’s colourful 🙂
The model would require some major surgery to create an accurate replica, but it’s appearance could quickly be improved with some detail painting, addition of missing decals and suspension tweaking. Maybe one day…
Build Diary – Lee Holdsworth VF Supercar 2017 “Code 3”
Here’s the full build diary for converting a Biante plain white donor VR Commodore to Lee Holdsworth’s 2017 V8 Supercar.
Build Diary – 1965 Honda RA272 (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.