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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A (Big) Tobacco Batch

Here’s another batch of tobacco decals applied to pre-built 1:43 scale models with before and after shots of each. Includes McLaren, Lotus, Alfa Romeo, Brabham and more.

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Tobacco Decal Applications

Here’s another batch of models after they’ve had their missing tobacco decals applied, enabling them to properly represent how the cars ran back in the day. Includes race cars that carried Gitanes, Marlboro, L&M and Player’s liveries and markings.

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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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Touring Car Tobacco

Another batch of aftermarket decals applied to a variety of Australian Touring Car Championship models to increase the authenticity of how they raced in the day.

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Authentic’s 2017 Bathurst Winner

Authentic Collectables scored a lucky coup in 2017, holding the contract to produce models for Erebus Motorsport which happened to win that year’s Bathurst 1000. I’ve just received my 1:43 version. But I’m not happy.

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Great Race Winners

Great Race winners in 1:43 scale - Ford XL Falcon by ACE and Holden ZB Commodore by Classic Carlectables

These two winners of The Great Race could not be more opposing – Ford XL Falcon (Firth/Jane) and Holden ZB Commodore (Lowndes/Richards)

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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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