Current Projects

(UPDATED: 25 July 2021) 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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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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RIP Niki Lauda

Sad, but not unexpected, news that Niki Lauda has passed away. He underwent a lung transplant in 2018 and was by then on his third …

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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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My ‘Lost’ Models: The 1990s

Tamiya 20025 - 1990 Williams FW13B (built as Ricardo Patrese)

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.

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My ‘Lost’ Models: The 1970s

Tamiya 20014 - 1979 Williams FW07 (built as Alan Jones)

Remember the 20 ‘lost’ models mentioned a few months back? Well, here they are again, but this time ‘nude’, with bodywork removed and some comments about each build.

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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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