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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Quick Build: Dale Earnhardt NASCAR by Revell

Scott McLaughlin punting around the Gold Coast track giving a demo of Joey Logano’s NASCAR this weekend reminded me I have a handful of NASCAR kits in the stash, including this “Pro Finish” Snap Tite example of Dale Earnhardt’s Goodwrench #3 Chevy from 2000.

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Twenty Lost Models

Well, they weren’t really lost as such. But now they’re home. I’ve built many of the Tamiya 1:20 scale Grand Prix series kits over the years, and these first 20 builds have…

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F1 Tobacco Conversions

here were two small Marlboro logos left over (on plinth) that I could not find a reference photo to illustrate where they were positioned (and Spark does not provide a guide). Does anyone have evidence that shows where these should go?

I haven’t had time to do any serious modelling recently, but I did get to apply the tobacco decals to this trio of F1 cars.

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Model Expo 2018

I attended the annual Model Expo at Sandown Raceway over the Queens Birthday long weekend. Here’s a small sample of some of the models on display…

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Classic Carlectable News

Here’s the latest updates and information from Classic Carlectables in the form of Newsletter number 72 – Johnson’s Mustang, Lowndes reverse livery, custom ute, Ford & Holden road cars plus Tripe Eight’s current season Supercars.

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