1983 Tyrrell Ford 011, Alboreto (FDS, 1/43)

The finished rebuild. Alboreto's car had the red-tipped nose early in the year before it was changed over to fluro yellow, along with some other changes to the car's markings. I made the roll hoop out of a piece of thin wire.

This is the Tyrrell 011 that was used for most of the 1983 season. It arrived as a “gift” with another model I purchased off ebay a couple of years ago. I couldn’t do much with it until some replacement decals were sourced, after which I was able to rebuild it, pretty much from scratch. … Read more1983 Tyrrell Ford 011, Alboreto (FDS, 1/43)

1992 Benetton B192 Ford, Brundle (Tamiya, 1:20)

1992 was the last year of big, wide tyres in F1 (well, not as wide as in the 70s...).

I built this from the box. Tamiya’s 1:20 scale Grand Prix range is excellent and they build into outstanding models with little effort – however this one has taken me several years to actually finish! The kit can be built up as either Michael Schumacher or Martin Brundle’s ride from the 1992 F1 season. I … Read more1992 Benetton B192 Ford, Brundle (Tamiya, 1:20)

OXO Ford Sierra Enhancement (Trax 1:43)

Trax made four racing versions of the Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth – two DJR Shell cars (Johnson #17 & Bowe #18, sold separately), a black Texaco #6 version (Bathurst ’87), plus this 1987 OXO Supercube version raced by Andrew Miedecke that was released in 1990. Above: The Trax Sierra’s came in a cardboard window box … Read moreOXO Ford Sierra Enhancement (Trax 1:43)

Paul Weel’s 2000 AU Falcon Conversion

Paul Weel’s KJ Thermal AU Falcon from the 2000 season was the subject for this conversion Here’s a tip – whenever you receive your decals, check them against the actual model! I bought these ones from Patto’s Place well over a year ago. When it was time to decal the model, I cut the first … Read morePaul Weel’s 2000 AU Falcon Conversion

Holden EH S4, David Price Conversion (Trax 1:43)

Above: This model starts out as the Scuderia-Veloce Dealer team EH Holden S4 of Spencer Martin/Brian Muir that raced in the 1963 Armstrong 500 (Bathurst) as modelled by Trax TR5E. The Task? Convert it into a representation of the car driven by Victorian David Price in the mid to late 1960s. Ironically, Price purchased the … Read moreHolden EH S4, David Price Conversion (Trax 1:43)