Holden EH S4, David Price Conversion (Trax 1:43)
Above: This model starts out as the Scuderia-Veloce Dealer team EH Holden S4 of Spencer Martin/Brian Muir that raced in the 1963 Armstrong 500 (Bathurst) as modelled by Trax TR5E. The Task? Convert it into a representation of the car driven by Victorian David Price in the mid to late 1960s. Ironically, Price purchased the very car that Spencer/Muir raced at Bathurst, so converting this model is replicating what happened in real life!
Above: After purchasing the relevant decals for the job (these ones are self-adhesive vinyl from White Fang Enterprises), the next task was to prepare the car by removing a number of existing markings. I use an automotive scratch-removing cutting compound with cutton tips to carefully polish off the existing tampo printing. And let me tell you, this takes friggin’ ages…
Above: The decals stuck well and were opaque enough for the colour and markings underneath not to show through. For example, the #9 sticker went straight over the #17 and totally hides evidence of the 17.
“Syndal Motors” and “D. Price” are printed on clear film – in 1:43 scale we are talking mere millimetres in height here. At this small size the clarity of the print has suffered a little.
The white side panels were cut from vinyl and applied. The door handles were exposed by cutting the vinyl afterwards.
My ‘Lost’ Models: The 1990s
Here’s the third and final installment of my ‘lost’ models. It startles me that the most recent build on this page (the McLaren at the bottom), was over 20 years ago.
My ‘Lost’ Models: The 1980s
Here’s the second installment of the 20 ‘lost’ models mentioned a couple of months back – Tamiya F1s from the 1980s.