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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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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