Video: Building Mansell’s Ferrari

This video is my FULL BUILD of Tameo’s 1/43 scale white metal kit of the Ferrari 640/F189 from the 1989 Brazilian Grand Prix, covering everything from initial parts clean up and test fitting, to paint, assembly & final touches.

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VIDEO: Building Tamiya’s Tyrrell 023

Tyrrell’s 023 Yamaha F1 racer from 1995 didn’t do much on track, but it wasn’t a bad looking car. This video is the first of two that shows my build of Tamiya’s 1:20 scale plastic kit.

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Build Diary: 1995 Tyrrell 023 Yamaha (Tamiya, 1:20)

Considering the disaster that happened mid-way through the build, it’s a small miracle this model made it to completion. It was initially to be an out-of-box build but I ended up adding some plumbing, wiring and carbon fibre. And just to prove I’m crazy, I used the kit’s decals for the blue livery…

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HRT’s Car of the Future Conversion

Holden’s sexy looking carbon-fibre-and-gold Car Of The Future test car hit the track in 2012. Despite the popularity of HRT, this version was never released by the model makers. So here’s how I made mine (mistakes and all!).

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Quickie Enhancement

Here’s another “how to” post, improving one of the quite basic Onyx Indycar models to enhance its appearance, in this case Michael Andretti’s Newman-Haas Lola from the 1995 Indy 500.

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1988 Coloni CF188 (Tameo, 1:43)

This Tameo kit had already been started by the previous owner. I effectively started again, trying out some new paints, a custom colour mix and modifications to fit my own plinth.

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My ‘Lost’ Models: The 1990s

Tamiya 20025 - 1990 Williams FW13B (built as Ricardo Patrese)

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.

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