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!!”
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. This was mainly due to a wonderful visit to the famous Nordschleife (Nurgburgring) in Germany, where I experienced the track at full speed courtesy of the talented Porsche,McLaren and BMW drivers!! Also, 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