Figures on the “Bay” this week….. (updated – March 3rd)


JYS - The "Flying Scot"!

One of my Jackie Stewart 1/43 scale metal figures which I initially modified with Miliput and then recast by hand in a limited run.  As usual, he’s painted up in acrylics and fully varnished.  For more “WIP” shots and postings of this figure, visit the Jackie Stewart category.  More figures on the way, Cheers,

That wonderful Denizen casting of the walking 60’s driver fastening his helmet strap is always a joy to paint, and this time I’ve finished him as Dan Gurney wearing the iconic Goodyear livery – lettering on the back is a decal and the figure is finished in Vallejo acrylics coated in matt varnish (helmet is coated in Klear).

Winston Churchill – a nicely proportioned casting of the man himself from Stadden which I painted over the week-end for a bit of fun!

This is another limited recast run of mine, based on a modified Denizen figure depicting Steve McQueen delivering that famous two fingered salute in the final scene of the film Le Mans.  I modified the the face, hair, hand and replaced the full face helmet with one more suitable to the time and finished him in the iconic Gulf team livery.



Another driver “up there” in the “Uber-cool” stakes alongside the former character  (McQueen) is the legendary Swiss driver; Jo Siffert (Seppi to close friends).  He drove for Brabham, BRM, March and Lotuses entered by privateer Rob Walker and notched up two wins in the premier formula, however, he will best be remembered as probably the finest sports car driver of his time winning both Daytona and Sebring together with the European classic; the Targa Florio.  Sadly he perished in a non championship race at Brands Hatch in October 1971 aged only 35.   Once again this is a Denizen casting which I’ve painted up in Gulf colours and I’ve added another of Jo’s trademarks – the Marlboro cigarette in his right hand (which is represented by a short piece of painted copper wire!

Alberto Ascaris’ driving career was a  brief affair (spanning 1950 – ’55), however, despite his short tenure in the sport, he managed to notch up two World Championships “back to back” in ’52 and ’53 and notably, both were achieved while driving for Ferrari.   This is a nice little metal figure of the man from Scalelink which I’ve just painted up.  I’ve partnered him with a nicely detailed (limited Elite edition) diecast from Hotwheels of the Ferrari F500 and both are currently up for sale on the “Bay” – cheers for now.


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