Projects on my bench – afraid this one rambles on…& on.. (updated Oct 31st) – Oh how scary!

Unfinished business!

One of the projects on my bench at the moment is a little vignette of Denny Hulme giving his team mate (and boss) Jack Brabham a lift back to the pits after the latters car broke down – an “F1 Taxi” if you will. Continue reading “Projects on my bench – afraid this one rambles on…& on.. (updated Oct 31st) – Oh how scary!”

Maserati 4 CLT – second version – Ink on paper

Spent the week-end in bed with a heavy cold – once a cold gets up and running there’s nothing much one can do, except lie down and take the medicine!  Even when I’m losing the will to live I find it really difficult to “Play the patient” – it’s just so boring and a complete waste of time!  Anyway being the bad patient that I am, I’ll always look to keep going (even though I’m lying down) – so I spent a couple of hours with the ink and paper again and I did another view of the Maserati engine- … Continue reading Maserati 4 CLT – second version – Ink on paper

Maserati 4 CLT – Ink on paper

It’s ages since I did some “plain old” sketching, so I passed a coupe of hours over the week-end working on this picture of a Maserati 4CLT power-plant using ink on heavy watercolor paper.  I have to say it’s very satisfying to capture the essence of the subject using just line and some cross-hatching.  I was going to introduce some washes for color, but I think I’ll leave the lines and the white of the paper speak for themselves.  The Maserati 4CLT was the car Fangio (then an unknown quantity from Argentina) used in 1949 to burst onto the world … Continue reading Maserati 4 CLT – Ink on paper


A really superb figure of Fangio from Denizen – painted in Acrylics and Oils, I’ve tried to represent him “engaged in Battle” as it were, with the oil, dirt and grime of the race track in evidence on his face and clothing. “Wiki” links below providing more details: Juan Manuel Fangio (June 24, 1911 – July 17, 1995), nicknamed El Chueco (“knock-kneed”) or El Maestro (“The Master”), was a racing car driver from Argentina, who dominated the first decade of Formula One racing. He won five Formula One World Driver’s Championships — a record which stood for 46 years until eventually … Continue reading FANGIO – F1 DENIZEN MINIATURES