Niki Lauda - Ferrari

Recent completions from my painting station – (updated 16th March)

Niki Lauda - Ferrari

I’ve completed painting these figures in the last few days; the Niki Lauda figure is a fine resin casting in 1/18th (and one of my favourites from the Racing Dioramics stable). Continue reading “Recent completions from my painting station – (updated 16th March)”

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Workbench update – and some “Special” paintbrushes – (Updated; Feb 1st)

Valentina Rossi!

The days are getting longer (well, ever so slightly) as the first month of 2014 comes to a close; “where does the time go”!  From a work- output point of view, I find it helpful to break the year into “chunks” using annual key milestone events & dates to pace myself against. Continue reading “Workbench update – and some “Special” paintbrushes – (Updated; Feb 1st)”

Unfinished business!

Projects on my bench – afraid this one rambles on…& on.. (updated Oct 31st) – Oh how scary!

Unfinished business!

One of the projects on my bench at the moment is a little vignette of Denny Hulme giving his team mate (and boss) Jack Brabham a lift back to the pits after the latters car broke down – an “F1 Taxi” if you will. Continue reading “Projects on my bench – afraid this one rambles on…& on.. (updated Oct 31st) – Oh how scary!”

Valentina – another of Valentino Rossi’s team!

I assembled this figure some time ago using a combination of Superglue to attach the arms (and Epoxy to reinforce the legs together with metal pins) – so I thought there should be no problems with it all staying in one piece -alas one of the legs separated just below the knee – so this time I used a heavier grade pin and some really fresh Superglue and after 48 hours, so far so good.  I’ll attach it to the base and get started on painting – (which I probably won’t enjoy – I’ll try!).  I’ve done a little modifying … Continue reading Valentina – another of Valentino Rossi’s team!

Rossi’s secret weapon!

After breaking his leg in June last year at Mugello, Valentino Rossi surprised everyone with his remarkably quick recovery 40 days later at the German round in the  Sachsenring – so what was the secret behind his amazing recovery!  We all know how fantastically resilient and determined an individual he is – I’m sure his mindset and focus were a key part of the recovery process but I’ve no doubt the medical care (and TLC) he received from the doctors and nurses had a  lot to do with it! My own take on it is merely meant to raise a … Continue reading Rossi’s secret weapon!