Something I never seem to have the time to do, sorry, I should rephrase that; Something I never seem to make time for is, reviewing my diecast collection!. Over the last couple of years I have been ferreting away diecasts of my favorite cars with the intention of making a proper display case for them in fact, that’s the real problem! Many of the most beautiful model cars I have are still in their original packaging and carefully stored in a dark press, away from any preying eyes or little sticky fingers! Continue reading “Some of my 1/18 diecasts”
I eventually got finishing the figure of Akira Nakai San. I went for the orange tint in the hair department and from a photo (which I now can’t find too much stuff!!) I gave him a pair of combats. I left his sneakers well worn – from all the crawling around he does underneath the cars (making sure his creations look as good under the skin as they do outside)! Continue reading “Akira Nakai San from Rauh Welt Begriff in 1/18”
The five times world champion, an absolute legend. Continue reading “Juan Manuel Fangio 1/18”
The motor racing legend which is; Tazio Nuvolari is beautifully captured in this latest casting from Immense Miniatures in the USA. Known by fans as the “Flying Mantuan” or the “Great Little Man”, he was slight in stature and … Continue reading Tazio Nuvolari 1/18 figure – Immense!
A WIP of Magnus in a slightly smaller scale – 1/24 – More later! Continue reading Magnus- and then there were two!!
I’ve done some painting of the figure to ensure that it captures (in some way) a likeness of the character. Initially, I committed myself to just painting the face, but I got a bit carried away and before I knew it, I was detailing the tattoos on his arms – pure indulgence on my part, so not a total waste of time! Continue reading “A Magnus lookalike – Hopefully!”
Magnus is up on the bench competing for a new Hair-do!
Using plenty of fusewire to “knit” his dreddlocks, the hair is thankfully beginning to take shape. I’ve used a blob of Milliput to create a kind of large beanie for what surely must be a big mop of hair to have tucked inside. Continue reading “Making some headway with Magnus!”
Starting out on a sculpt of Magnus Walker in 1/18 scale. Just layering up some beard on a suitable head I came across and hopefully a likeness of the bould Magnus will appear. Continue reading “Looking for Magnus!!”
I came across a nice 1/24 scale figure of Magnus Walker when I was ordering some supplies from Spotmodel recently. It’s a resin casting and a great companion for a couple of Porsches I had lying in my stash. Continue reading “Magnus Walker and a brace of Porsches”
I’d forgotten how satisfying it is to make up a rubber mold of something and then pop some resin castings out – pure magic (well, sometimes). It’s quite a while since I first did it, but it has been pretty easy to get the hang of it. Continue reading “Resin Casting – reunited with a very satisfying experience!!”