Projects I’m currently working on appear below. More photos are added as each progresses. Completed projects get moved off this page and into the Build Diaries.
updated 6 July 2019
1988 Taka-Q Toyota 88C-V (Tamiya, 1:24)
The Toyota 88C-V is a Group C sports prototype entered by Toyota in the 1988 All Japan Sports Prototype Championship. It was designed and built by Dome and utilises a 3.2 litre turbocharged V8 engine.
While the box, instruction booklet and decals have yellowed a little (it is, after all, a 30-year-old kit), I’m hoping the decals will still be ok when it’s time to apply them.
This will be a standard out-of-box build.
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Dale Earnhardt (Revell/Monogram, 1:24)
I’ve had this model jammed up the back of the kit stash for years, and after doing the recent ‘Quick Build’ of a Revell ‘Pro Finish’ NASCAR kit (see the Build diary HERE), thought it would be a good time to build a proper NASCAR stock car model.
This Revell-Monogram kit depicts Dale Earnhardt’s Richard Childress Racing Goodwrench Chev Monte Carlo from the early season races of 1998, which includes that year’s Daytona 500 that Earnhardt famously won.
1988 Coloni CF188 (Tameo, 1/43 scale)
I bought this Tameo kit from a shop in Adelaide in the late 1990s. The previous owner had made a start, painting the body and floor, plus assembling the front and rear wings.
They’ve done a decent job of the body, but there are numerous other parts that should be the same colour. I’m going to have to try and find the right yellow to match, or perhaps strip the existing work and re-spray to get a uniform look.