Akira Nakai-San is a rare genius – he’s renowned for his extreme customizations of Porsches (real ones!) All anyone has to do to observe his creativity in action, is look at one of his You Tube videos and watch him at work – absolutely amazing and I never tire of looking at him in action again and again. More on him further along.
Anyway after a long time absence here, I’m back in harness doing some modelling. During my layoff, I developed a insatiable appetite for all things Porsche, especially the 911. Since building that Playmobil 911 Gt3 last year, I just got a huge “bee in my bonnett” to build and modify Porsche models. I quickly realised that proposition wasn’t a runner!. Continue reading “RWB Akira Nakai – figures and Porsche models”
This is a resin figure of Tazio Nuvolari I had in my stash which I painted up to represent a bronze statue of the great man. It’s a 1/32 scale figure, and I thought a novel way of completing it … Continue reading Tribute to Tazio!
A beautiful casting by Poste Militaire which I’ve painted up in oils & acrylics. It’s 90mm in height and it really captures the character perfectly. I’ve made up a resin base to represent a wooden billet floor and a wood … Continue reading WWII RAF Ace Sailor Malan DSO DFC
I really enjoyed converting this Playmobil model – essentially a toy car, but as I said in an earlier posting, the scale proportions are excellent and it really looks more than it is! The decals went on very well and … Continue reading Playmobil Porsche GT3 -Jagermeister Decal conversion
Sir Jackie and wife Lady Helen probably the most famous and glamorous couple on the grid in the 60’s & 70’s – those definitely were the days!. Limited Edition 1/43, figures are cast separately and then combined onto a single … Continue reading Sir Jackie Stewart & Helen -“The Best of Times”!
Another “fun” project and this time, its a real hark back in time to a really great toy; Playmobil, but with a twist! My kids, (who are all mature “thirty somethings”) now all loved playing with a variety of play-sets … Continue reading Playmobil Porsche GT3 – Jagermeister!!
A fun piece from Scibor miniatures – originally scheduled to pop up and Spring out of his egg round Easter – but these days, with the crazy weather we are having, who knows what season its supposed to be, so … Continue reading A late hatchling from Scibor Miniatures!!
I am always drawn to the Jordan B&H livery – yellow cars with those wonderful nosecones – such iconic images and overall one of the most attractive and striking liveries on the F1 grid. Continue reading Mini Canvasses WIP Jordan Noses!
One of the most (if not THE most) famous “Lids” in the history of F1 – Ayrton Senna’s iconic yellow helmet with the blue and green bands combining to make up the Brazilian notional colours. Continue reading “Ayrton Senna Helmet Mini -Canvas”
Left over from an old Otaki (or perhaps Tamiya) plastic kit I came across an incomplete engine in my spares stash. Never one to pass up a bit of inventive (fantasy!) plumbing, I set to work by adding some additional wires, cables and tubes! Continue reading “BMW engine 1/24 scale”