Michael Schumacher Jordan 191 Spa Belgium 1991 -1/43 scale figure

Michael Schumacher Jordan 191 Spa Belgium

I always liked the look of this particular figure from Denizen Miniatures.  Like all the figures in the Denizen range they have wonderful anatomical proportions for tiny 43rd scale, so I plucked this one from my stock of primed and based figures this morning and decided that I would paint him up as Michael Schumacher in his 7up Jordan colours when he made his F1 debut back in 1991.  Had he not been poached away by Flavio to the Benetton team, things might have worked out differently for EJ’s team…….bla bla … and if pigs could fly Continue reading “Michael Schumacher Jordan 191 Spa Belgium 1991 -1/43 scale figure”

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!

The “NO PARKING” incident – Monaco 2006

At last I’ve united “Schumi” with his completed Schuberth helmet and gloves.  I’ve posed him with a piece of armco (which I still have yet to properly paint) to take a few shots.   He’s depicted in the “Rainbow” colored driving suit he wore during the Monaco Grand Prix of 2006.  That was the time when he “parked” at the Rascasse corner during qualifying and thereby robbing Alonso (who was following behind on a “hot” lap) of a quicker time – seen here on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jcHrHUJdu0&NR=1&feature=fvwp Continue reading The “NO PARKING” incident – Monaco 2006

Schumachers Schuberth lid

Continuing on with the GF driver figure, I want to include some extra detail in the helmet/visor.  On the helmet itself, I’ll include a drink tube extending from the helmet and the visor will look a lot better if I include the lifting handle at the front together with the small lift handles on either side and the tear-off visor ends.  I’ll also attach two small inflator tubes to the shoulder pads for the Hans device.  Firstly, the drink tube is made from a length of plastic taken from a department store price tag – (the type which attaches to … Continue reading Schumachers Schuberth lid

Keep it on the “black stuff” – with the help of Armco!

A while back, I posted pictures of how I modified the Armco barrier which comes with the Tamiya pit set.  I gave it a coat of primer, so now all I have to do is paint it up (Red&White I think?) with some appropriate weathering and it should make a nice “prop” for photographing the 1/20 driver figures. I placed it on a suitable base to take some test shots and see how it looked with figures of the same scale, and I think it looks the part. Continue reading Keep it on the “black stuff” – with the help of Armco!

Michael Schumacher 1/20 Driver figure – nearly there!

I just finished putting the last of the decals on – a bit of a mixture in terms of the main sponsor (Marlboro) – I started out with the “Barcoded” livery in mind, and as I didn’t have a set of appropriate decals to hand I painted the main barcode panel on the back of the suit.  That was some weeks ago, and in the meantime I’ve been working on various other items and figures, jumping from one thing to the next, and when I restarted this figure the other day I’d forgotten about barcodes and instead went straight ahead … Continue reading Michael Schumacher 1/20 Driver figure – nearly there!