Current Projects

(UPDATED: 3 February 2024) See what’s on the workbench – step by step updates on current builds and conversions HERE. Check back regularly!

Videos are posted to YouTube from time to time – see them HERE.

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Video: Honda F1 Build, Part 3

Body colour, decals and clear have been applied to all the panels to represent Richie Ginther’s #12 version from 1966. Also, the wheels have been done and parts are starting to be assembled into the monocoque.

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Unboxing SVG’s Chicago Camaro

I feel like a traitor – months after Salvinos JR Models released the Shane van Gisbergen Chicago race winner, there were still none in my local hobby stores – so I spent my money overseas.

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Build Blog: Buddy’s Gray Ghost

Here’s the FULL Build Diary for Buddy Baker’s Daytona 500 winning “Gray Ghost”, a 1/25 scale kit from Salvinos JR Models to which I’ve made a number of changes to improve the reality.

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Re-Take: Kimi’s F60

Several years ago, I posted the build of this model across two videos. The videos were terrible, but the model wasn’t too bad, so I’ve done this re-take!

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Huge Ferrari

Ever wondered what’s inside the elusive 1:8 scale Ferrari 643 kit by Rosso Corporation?

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Video: Building A Dirty ’89 Le Mans Winner

This is how I built Tamiya’s 1:24 scale plastic kit of the 1989 Sauber Mercedes C9. I built it as the Le Mans winner and used various techniques to dirty the car up, plus add damage, to represent its condition at the end of the 24-hour race.

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Salvinos Confirm Indycars

Salvinos JR will soon be producing kits of modern Indycars! The American company confirmed its first two models will be from the 2023 Indy 500 – the winner Josef Newgarden plus 7th placed Takuma Sato.

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Big Models, Big Price

Amalgam Collection produce some of the best scale replicas on the planet. The company specialises in beautiful large scale models of mostly exotic or racing cars. They are typically commission builds in small numbers or bespoke one-offs. But they do come at a cost…

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Gibson Commodore Heads CC News

The Gibson Motorsport VP Commodore that placed second at Bathurst in 1993 is the highlight of Classic Carlectables’ latest newsletter, issue 93, July-September 2023.

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VIDEO: Old Models Barn Find

Found! These old plastic models had been packed away for 40 years. Built by someone I’ve never met, most have missing parts and all have broken components.

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Model Expo 2023

Take a video tour of the Australian Model Expo – I walk through the ENTIRE expo site to witness the trade stalls, club displays and competition models on the tables.

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Setup Day at Model Expo

Here’s a quick video tour of the pavilion with traders, competitors and clubs setting up their displays, plus a few photos of some of the first items to hit the tables.

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