I modified an original Scalelink figure of Mike Hawthorn and recast it in metal to produce this figure of the 1958 World Champion. Â The modifications include substituting a new head (sporting a slightly nicer version of the flat cap) together with wire rimmed sunglasses! I also replaced the original metal visor with one cut from acetate, drilled out the helmet, added new ear-cups and chinstrap, and fixed the visor to the helmet with a strip of metal foil. Â I’m not all-together sure it was worth it!? Â As I look at the figure now, it still looks “dumpy” and my time might have been better spent improving the stance with perhaps new (and longer) legs! Â No matter, there was some learning and satisfaction in doing it – so I shouldn’t complain.
A picture (as per the Scalelink site) of the original unmodified figure is shown below: