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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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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Review: The 1993 Bathurst Winner

Larry Perkins & Gregg Hansford won the Tooheys 1000 at Bathurst in 1993 aboard this Castrol sponsored, Holden V8 powered VP Commodore (well, they drove the real one; this is a review of a model version 😛 )

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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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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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Great Race Winners

Great Race winners in 1:43 scale - Ford XL Falcon by ACE and Holden ZB Commodore by Classic Carlectables

These two winners of The Great Race could not be more opposing – Ford XL Falcon (Firth/Jane) and Holden ZB Commodore (Lowndes/Richards)

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Handpainted 1:64 Diecast

It’s Christmas time and lots of toy cars will be received as gifts on the 25th. Here are some of the toy cars I ‘enhanced’ as I began my interest in scale models many years ago.

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F1 Tobacco Conversions

here were two small Marlboro logos left over (on plinth) that I could not find a reference photo to illustrate where they were positioned (and Spark does not provide a guide). Does anyone have evidence that shows where these should go?

I haven’t had time to do any serious modelling recently, but I did get to apply the tobacco decals to this trio of F1 cars.

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Classic Carlectable News

Here’s the latest updates and information from Classic Carlectables in the form of Newsletter number 72 – Johnson’s Mustang, Lowndes reverse livery, custom ute, Ford & Holden road cars plus Tripe Eight’s current season Supercars.

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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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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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