Happy new year to you all. I hope this year will be the start of something new and positive. the world we live in is a crazy one but sometimes we need a break. Be positive, be strong and make everything count. Loads of love from myself and my family and thank you for the inspiration and following me. All the best guys. Let’s have some fun this weekend.
What a sad day for f1 and the world. Another loss of a legendary figure in F1. I had personal contact with a few of the team from 1992 when I photographed the fw14b and his direct family. I will hold that moment in my heart forever because in f1 there has never been in my eyes a greater team of people. So down to earth loving and dedicated to their fans and people. They all touched the hearts of millions and will never be forgotten. Frank, you created history and you left a legacy that may be bettered but no one will ever give me what you did in those early 2000’s. Thank you and god rest your soul,
I have an request for all of you out there if possible. I need a set of Fw14b Tamiya 1-12 side pods, the original plastic kit parts. More than happy to pay for them. If anyone has any laying about in perfect condition that I could have I’d really appreciate it. Please DM or email me at email@example.com
As winter draws in and the nights get colder and darker earlier it’s time to get back to the FW14B. The office is a mess, stuff all over so today is day one to get it all sorted and ready for the build. I’ve spent quite a few months looking at reference and studying the release of the engine sets by Top studio. Where to start, I ask myself? Well it’s been quite a long time since I was at the bench building this car so this weekend is a period of thought and getting my mind set right. I will update the build link accordingly and hopefully get quite a few things done over the next month or so.
There are two versions of this engine, the late and the early with an updated more detailed drive shaft set. Below are the images Top studio have released on their FB page to illustrate what you get in the sets. Pretty amazing if you ask me. I’m really happy with what they have produced and cannot wait to get them both.
If you are wanting to know the differences the main ones are the injectors. One set being the side injectors which I’m doing for the Portuguese GP and the overhead injectors favoured more by Patrese. If you have the CD or downloads I sell then you will see exactly what I mean. The reference from the other manuals you can purchase on the market show you both engines too.
March has been a mixed bag. I haven’t had much time in the workshop doing the Williams build due to work and weather. Things are slowly getting there. I’ve had a few dramas but on the whole things are looking good going forwards. This next week I’m hoping to get the side pods and the under carriage of the monocoque completed ready for detail and Clear coating. Keep an eye on the wip. It’s the main objective to get this done before anything else then back to the 1/20 fujimi MP4-6 then a MotoGP bike.