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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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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