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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Video: What’s On The Workbench, October Update

Despite being at home in COVID lockdown here in Melbourne, I haven’t been able to get much modelling done since the last video update back in May. However, the last few weeks have been rather more productive, so here’s what’s been done:

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RIP Niki Lauda

Sad, but not unexpected, news that Niki Lauda has passed away. He underwent a lung transplant in 2018 and was by then on his third …

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Model Expo 2018

I attended the annual Model Expo at Sandown Raceway over the Queens Birthday long weekend. Here’s a small sample of some of the models on display…

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Spark Announce Formula E Releases

Spark S5921 is the Renault e.dams of Nicolas Prost, Hong Kong 2016 in 1/43 scale

The popularity of the Formula E series for electric open-wheel race cars continues to increase, so much so that Spark has announced a range of models from the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

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New Owners at Biante

Biante model cars has changed ownership. Founded by Trevor and Bev Young in the 90s, the Perth-based business has been owned by HGL Limited for the past 10 years. It has now been purchased by collectables company Downies.

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Two Great Race Winners Coming From Apex

Apex Replicas has announced the pending production of two famous Bathurst 1000 winners in 1/43 scale – Peter Brock’s Torana GTR XU-1 from 1972, plus the Dick Johnson/John Bowe Ford Sierra from 1989.

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New Releases Coming From Classic Carlectables

Classic Carlectables will produce the Retro Round Commodores the Tripe Eight team ran at the 2017 event at Sandown. Information on these (and much more, like the Torana A9X prototype) can be found in the latest newsletter…

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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.