Ayrton Senna

Workbench update – (29th Sept’) plus “EJ” (& Jordan) – Villeneuve & Star Wars RB1!

Ayrton Senna

A batch of new sculpts/ conversions in 43rd scale include, Senna, Hill, Clark, Hunt and Siffert. Continue reading “Workbench update – (29th Sept’) plus “EJ” (& Jordan) – Villeneuve & Star Wars RB1!”

Lotus 38 #82 Jim Clark Indy 500 Winner 1965

Lotus 38 Car #82 – Indy’ 500 Winner 1965 – Jim Clark

Lotus 38 #82 Jim Clark Indy 500 Winner 1965

In my humble opinion this is one of the most iconic race cars from the 1960’s.  Driven by Jim Clark to victory in the Indianapolis 500 it was a total “Game Changer” in terms of race car design as it was the first rear engined car to win at the Brickyard and thereby sealing the doom of the front engined roadsters – no front engined car would ever win the 500 Indy again. Continue reading “Lotus 38 Car #82 – Indy’ 500 Winner 1965 – Jim Clark”

Lotus 38 STP Special Indy 500 1966

Running out of space in my “Modelling Farm” – so it’s time for a change!

Lotus 38 STP Special Indy 500 1966

 

I’m in the process of trying to reorganise my studio at the moment as I need more bench space to accommodate all of the different projects which I have in various stages of partial completion. Continue reading “Running out of space in my “Modelling Farm” – so it’s time for a change!”

Jim Clark – Indy 500 – Acrylic on canvas

Still on the “Jim Clark” theme, I’m using a Sepia technique for this image from the 1967 Indy 500 of Clark driving his “STP Oil Treatment Special” (which was essentially a Lotus 38).   He won there in 1965 and was second in ’66, however, in ’67 he retired with 35 laps left and was ranked 31st overall.  I’m using acrylics on a canvas panel – so far so good – hope to finish it tomorrow – that’s if I can resist the temptation to introduce “color” into it, (it always goes a little pear shaped when I start going … Continue reading Jim Clark – Indy 500 – Acrylic on canvas

Jim Clark Lotus 49 – Acrylic on canvas (completed)

I think I’ll leave it at that – (see my previous post) I’m pretty happy with how it turned out so I’ll stop now before I start fiddling!  Todays out-put was this completed painting and I also started painting a miniature resin figure of Gilles Villeneuve – so I’ll post up progress pictures of that next – cheers for now. Continue reading Jim Clark Lotus 49 – Acrylic on canvas (completed)

Jim Clark Lotus 49 – Acrylic on canvas

I started putting this famous image of the late great jim Clark driving his Lotus 49 onto canvas with acrylics.  I initially “warmed” up the canvas with a wash of cad yellow orange and then blocked in the main shapes and values.  I’m pretty happy with it so far, so I’m going to take a break and get back to painting the rest of those miniature driver figures.  More on this later. Continue reading Jim Clark Lotus 49 – Acrylic on canvas

JIM CLARK – F1 DENIZEN MINIATURE

Once again I just used some Miliput to add the nomex scarf/face mask and I painted hime up in his “White” suit (as opposed to his earlier “Blue” version.  “Wiki”  links below for more details. James “Jim” (or “Jimmy”) Clark, Jr. OBE (4 March 1936 – 7 April 1968) was a British Formula One racing driver from Scotland. Clark was considered the dominant driver of his era, winning two World Championships, in 1963 and 1965. He was killed in a motor racing accident in Hockenheim, Germany in 1968. At the time of his death, he had won more Grand Prix races … Continue reading JIM CLARK – F1 DENIZEN MINIATURE