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’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!”
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 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
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!!
I’ve had this nice little Brumm diecast Porsche for some time now. When I saw the actual car run at the Goodwood FOS this year it inspired me to dig it out and see if I could improve the model somewhat. Continue reading “Porsche 550 RS High Wing (WIP)”
Posed beside a “sorry looking” Porsche 917 is Pedro Rodriguez wearing his trademark Deerstalker hat, figure and car in 1/43 rd scale. Continue reading “Pedro and his Deerstalker!”
Another version of the Steve McQueen (AKA Michale Delaney figure) from the film Le Mans, this time in 1/24 scale – a metal casting from E.jan which I’ve just completed modifying to facilitate that famous shall we say; “Hand gesture”! … Continue reading The same “hand-signal” in a larger scale!
He has to be one of the “coolest” of F1 drivers – always slightly ruddy and dishevelled with a “devil may care” look sporting stylish aviator sunglasses and the regulation Marlboro hanging from the side of his mouth – a mixture of Steve McQueen and James Dean! :Wikipedia I’ve been enjoying doodling for the last two days using just pencil and paper (something I haven’t done for many years) so it’s nice to be re-united with my base skills -very relaxing. An original pencil sketch 18×12 inches approx (12 x 8 when mounted). The photo shows the full uncropped sketch. Continue reading Jo Siffert “Seppi” – original pencil sketch