Senna 2541

Last Private moments – (For Roland) – Imola 1994

Senna 2541

The photo above is just one shot of the finished piece which I entitled “For Roland” – click here for a full Gallery.   “Senna the Movie” has generated an unprecedented amount of discussion and interest into Ayrton Sennas life and indeed, his untimely and tragic death.  And while the movie has unleashed many new insights into different aspects of his racing career, it has also raised many more questions.  Ever since Senna burst onto the F1 scene back in the early ’80’s, I have always been a fan and I often found myself watching somewhat boring races just to see him perform.  I always felt once he was on track his mere presence held promise of something “different” happening, even when the race had established a definite pattern or more often than not, when he was struggling to wrestle with an under-performing car. Continue reading “Last Private moments – (For Roland) – Imola 1994”

Ayrton Senna driver figure – Imola ’94

I’ve finished all the “Miliputting” now! – his head has now been properly attached, I gave him a pair of thumbs and added more detail to the suit and hat and generally refined the pose – so he looks pretty good now.  I’ve just undercoated him with a couple of primer coats, so while that dries I’ll get to work on adding detail to the flight-case (table) on which his helmet, gloves and (Rolands) flag are resting – I’ll also probably add a water bottle (which I’m carving from clear sprue) to include a balancing vertical.  All the levels and … Continue reading Ayrton Senna driver figure – Imola ’94

Ayrton Senna – Imola 1994

“Senna the Movie” has generated an unprecedented amount of discussion and interest into Ayrton Sennas life and indeed, his untimely and tragic death.  And while the movie has unleashed many new insights into different aspects of his racing career, it has also raised many more questions.  Ever since Senna burst onto the F1 scene back in the early ’80’s, I have always been a fan and I often found myself watching somewhat boring races just to see him perform.  I always felt once he was on track his mere presence held promise of something “different” happening, even when the race … Continue reading Ayrton Senna – Imola 1994

Fernando Alonso – more 1/20 driver figures!

I’m still progressing through my stock of GF figures – this time I’m concentrating on Alonso in his Renault colors – I’m doing two versions – one wearing the helmet and the other carrying it and having a drink at the same time!  With the exception of the drink bottle tube, (the fingers on the hand which carries it) and some other bits and pieces the figures are more or less complete.  I spent some time getting the detail on the unworn helmet right (I still have to add comm’s wires, hans straps and visor) but so far it looks … Continue reading Fernando Alonso – more 1/20 driver figures!

Another 1/20 Schumacher driver figure!

Some shots of the final product – once again a GF-models fgure sporting the 2007-ish ferrari garbe – Schuberth helmet, Hans device Puma suit – branding is a mixture of Marlboro and Barcode (which I referred to in an earlier post) – To get the best from the figure I made some additions / amendments in the area of boots, gloves and drink tube / comms wiring in the helmet.  The hinges for the helmet visor are domestic pins and 3d paint was used to represent the small lifting handles in the centre of the tear-offs (which are thin strips … Continue reading Another 1/20 Schumacher driver figure!