The 1/18 model is by Kyosho of the Ferrari 365GTB/4 as driven by Paul NewmanÂ (P.L.N.) back in 1977 .Â He competed in the Dayton 24 Hour race and finished 5th overall. Continue reading “P.L.N. and the 1/18 Kyosho Ferrari 365 GTB /4”
Still in catch-up mode after Nuremberg with this lot in the smaller scale nearing completion. It includes the following: Continue reading “Bench update – (’43rd scale)”
Although I found the “trudge” through “Yuletide” somewhat easier this year, and as the arrival of New Year was equally pleasant (I’m not a big fan!) I still felt that mid-winter “low” was inclined to linger a little longer. Continue reading “Just the thing for an incurable (motor-sport) romantic…!”
Another version of the Steve McQueen (AKA Michale Delaney figure) from the film Le Mans, this time in 1/24 scale – a metal casting from E.jan which I’ve just completed modifying to facilitate that famous shall we say; “Hand gesture”!Â … Continue reading The same “hand-signal” in a larger scale!
In an earlier post I started modifying two figures to reprise the famous McQueen “two fingered salute” from the film “LeMans” – so far I’ve finished the modifications to the 43rd scale version for his arms and hair-line – once … Continue reading The Le Mans “Two finger” salute – the message is clear!
Forty years on and the iconic imagery generated by the Film “Le Mans” is as strong as it ever was and continues to live on in all sorts of ways; from posters to mugs and T shirts and of course Steve McQueen is in my opinion what gives the whole le mans thing it’sÂ special ingredient.Â McQueen, apart from being one of those grity actors, he was also a pretty good race driver and he actually partnered Peter Revson in a Porsche in the Sebring 12 hours back in 1970 – so a pretty handy man behind the wheel. Continue reading “Steve McQueen – aka Michael Delaney – Le Mans 24 hours”
He has to be one of the “coolest” of F1 drivers – always slightly ruddy and dishevelled withÂ a “devil may care” look sporting stylish aviator sunglasses and the regulation Marlboro hanging from the side of his mouth – a mixture of Steve McQueen and James Dean! :Wikipedia I’ve been enjoying doodling for the last two days using just pencil and paper (something I haven’t done for many years) so it’s nice to be re-united with my base skills -very relaxing.Â An original pencil sketch 18×12 inches approx (12 x 8 when mounted).Â The photo shows the full uncropped sketch. Continue reading Jo Siffert “Seppi” – original pencil sketch
I’m working on a number of new figures at the moment – this one of Steve McQueen (aka, Mike Delaney in the film Le Mans), is based on a Trackpass figure which I have carried out some basic modifications to -Â still a “Work in Progress” so more on this later. Continue reading STEVE MC QUEEN 1/43 – on the Workbench
The late Phil Hill (who sadly passed away in 2008 at the age of 81) was the first American to become F1 World Champion in 1961 is captured nicely in this miniature by Denizen – again based, undercoated and blocked in – so on with the detail painting! Continue reading Phil Hill – F1 43rd scale miniature
A reflective pose captured nicely in this Denizen Miniature of Ayrton Senna – one of him wearing his most famous Marlboro garb (while at McLaren) and the other, his Rothmans outfit (in which he sadly perished at Imola) when at Williams GP – They are WIP, so on with the detail painting! Continue reading Ayrton Senna at Williams & McLaren – 43rd scale