The Iconic McLaren MP4/4

McLaren’s Honda powered MP4/4 racer from 1988 is an iconic Formula One car that has been reproduced in model form across many scales. But this video is about the real car…

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Video: Model World Maffra

Have you been to The Maffra Shed? The one that houses a huge 3,500 piece model collection that can be viewed by the public? I went earlier this year and this is what I found.

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Models For Sale

I’ve got quite a few models for sale from my private collection, a mixture of diecast and kits, road and race cars, in various scales. This video gives a quick run through of what’s on the table.

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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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Review: A Bad Williams from Minichamps

The passing of Carlos Reutemann the other week reminded me I have a model of the Williams FW07C that he drove in 1981, the year he almost clinched the Formula One World Championship. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the worst F1 models Minichamps has produced.

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Repairs: Tameo F1s

These two professionally built F1 kits had been damaged and required a little work before they were ready again for a display cabinet.

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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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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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Collection Additions & Enhancements

Parcel turned up today with a handful of Spark 43rd scale models to add to the collection, ranging from World Champions & Le Mans winner, to a car that didn’t even get close to qualifying for a race.

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