Model Kart in 1:12 Scale

I run a karting website (KartSportNews.com – check it out) so this announcement from Italy has double interest – a 1/12 scale resin kit of Max Verstappen’s 2013 World Championship winning kart.

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How To Apply Decals

A lot of people have trouble applying waterslide decals to a model. This video shows how I do it, plus the tools and products I use.

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I Bought a New Kit!

I have an interest in “old” NASCAR stock cars and have just purchased my first Salvinos JR kit of the 1979 Daytona 500 winning Oldsmobile of The King, Richard Petty.

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RIP Frank Williams

Frank Williams, eponymous team owner and F1 wheeler and dealer before that, passed away yesterday in the UK. He was 79.

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HRT’s Car of the Future Conversion

Holden’s sexy looking carbon-fibre-and-gold Car Of The Future test car hit the track in 2012. Despite the popularity of HRT, this version was never released by the model makers. So here’s how I made mine (mistakes and all!).

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Workbench Update: September 2021

What’s been on the workbench this month? Well, the Toyota 88C-V from Tamiya is complete; a 43rd scale metal Ferrari by Tameo is lined to start; there’s some progress on Mika Salo’s Tyrrell, plus dramas and mistakes with a diecast Holden Racing Team Supercars conversion…

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Video Review: The Shell Mustangs

These DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT Supercars from Authentic Collectables are high quality diecast models in 1:43 scale. They have the same features and flaws as the previous Mustangs in the 2019 range – but the decoration has been done very differently.

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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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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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Repairs: Tameo F1s

These two professionally built F1 kits had been damaged and required a little work before they were ready again for a display cabinet.

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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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Small Town Sculptures; Big Town Prices

No model race cars, but there is some great work here utilising skills I admire. The Gippsland Sculpture Expo is currently running in the little country town of Yinnar, the place I grew up.

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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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