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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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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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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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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Current Projects

(UPDATED: 19 January 2022) While there might not be new posts below, it’s likely there have been updates in the Current Projects area. Go there and catch the progress of what’s on my workbench – click HERE! (or use the main navigation menu).

Video updates are also posted to YouTube from time to time – see them HERE.

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1988 Coloni CF188 (Tameo, 1:43)

This Tameo kit had already been started by the previous owner. I effectively started again, trying out some new paints, a custom colour mix and modifications to fit my own plinth.

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