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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The Histories of Model Kit Manufacturers

There have been a lot of companies come and go in the model kit manufacturing business. Max’s Models has published a stack of history videos that give a fascinating insight into the industry and cover a wide range of brands, many of which no longer exist.

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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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My ‘Lost’ Models: The 1970s

Tamiya 20014 - 1979 Williams FW07 (built as Alan Jones)

Remember the 20 ‘lost’ models mentioned a few months back? Well, here they are again, but this time ‘nude’, with bodywork removed and some comments about each build.

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Quick Build: Dale Earnhardt NASCAR by Revell

Scott McLaughlin punting around the Gold Coast track giving a demo of Joey Logano’s NASCAR this weekend reminded me I have a handful of NASCAR kits in the stash, including this “Pro Finish” Snap Tite example of Dale Earnhardt’s Goodwrench #3 Chevy from 2000.

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Twenty Lost Models

Well, they weren’t really lost as such. But now they’re home. I’ve built many of the Tamiya 1:20 scale Grand Prix series kits over the years, and these first 20 builds have…

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Model Expo 2017

I attended day 1 of the 2017 Model Expo at Sandown Raceway across the long weekend. Took some photos too.