VIDEO: Building Petty’s Oldsmobile

This is the first part (of two) on how to build the Salvinos JR kit of Richard Petty’s 1979 Daytona 500 winning Oldsmobile. It’s basically the Build Diary that was posted last month, but in video format.

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Video: Building Mansell’s Ferrari

This video is my FULL BUILD of Tameo’s 1/43 scale white metal kit of the Ferrari 640/F189 from the 1989 Brazilian Grand Prix, covering everything from initial parts clean up and test fitting, to paint, assembly & final touches.

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VIDEO: Building Tamiya’s Tyrrell 023

Tyrrell’s 023 Yamaha F1 racer from 1995 didn’t do much on track, but it wasn’t a bad looking car. This video is the first of two that shows my build of Tamiya’s 1:20 scale plastic kit.

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Unboxing Hasegawa’s New Lotus

Hasegawa has released a new Limited Edition run of its Lotus 79, but as a “Detail Up Version” with photo etch and lots of extra parts. Here’s a video of what’s in the box!

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Castlemaine Model Auto Show

I ventured up towards Bendigo on the long weekend to have a look at the Castlemaine Model Auto Show at Autopia. Here’s what I found – it’s not just models!

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Build Diary: 1995 Tyrrell 023 Yamaha (Tamiya, 1:20)

Considering the disaster that happened mid-way through the build, it’s a small miracle this model made it to completion. It was initially to be an out-of-box build but I ended up adding some plumbing, wiring and carbon fibre. And just to prove I’m crazy, I used the kit’s decals for the blue livery…

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Model Kart in 1:12 Scale

I run a karting website (KartSportNews.com – check it out) so this announcement from Italy has double interest – a 1/12 scale resin kit of Max Verstappen’s 2013 World Championship winning kart.

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I Bought a New Kit!

I have an interest in “old” NASCAR stock cars and have just purchased my first Salvinos JR kit of the 1979 Daytona 500 winning Oldsmobile of The King, Richard Petty.

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Workbench Update: September 2021

What’s been on the workbench this month? Well, the Toyota 88C-V from Tamiya is complete; a 43rd scale metal Ferrari by Tameo is lined to start; there’s some progress on Mika Salo’s Tyrrell, plus dramas and mistakes with a diecast Holden Racing Team Supercars conversion…

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Video: Workbench Update, August

This workbench update video includes a semi-review of a new spray booth (the HSeng E550BLK with dual fans and LED lighting) plus some progress on the Toyota 88C-V Tamiya build.

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