Robin Witt’s MP4/7 1:20 Mclaren

Today my good friend from Scotland Robin posted some images of his latest 1:20 build. The MP4/7 with detail. I will be getting some more images over the next few days to add to my customer collection. I’d just like to say that Robin has done an amazing job on this car. really clean with some extra detail. Robins come a long way in this hobby and has really started to flex his muscles. Really impressed with your work buddy. So please keep an eye on my customer builds section and you’ll be able to see shots from every angle. To all my customers and viewers if you have images of your work I’d love to show case them on my website so don’t hesitate, contact me and I’ll add them for you.

Ferrari 126 C2 Revell Update

The Revell kit is going well. Above are two images of what stage I’m at. The main components are not glued down as of yet they are purely assembled for gauging whether everything is fitting correctly. There is still quite a bit to do. Rear axles, more engine detail, wheels and tyres, brakes and discs all round and the main cowling. Please keep an eye on the wip. I’m not going into mega detail on this build in terms of what I’m doing as my daughter is involved so it’s mainly just a bit of fun with some extra detailing. Hope you enjoy. After this I will get back to the mp4/6 fujimi 1/20.

Revell 1/12 126 C2 Ferrari build with daughter

So the last few days over Christmas Ella (My 9 year old daughter) and I have been building a 1/12 scale engine. Most of the work has been completed by her. Painting, reference etc. The detail however is a bit far fetched for her at the moment but that is all I have done. This is all her own work and I’m really impressed with what she has done so far. Using paints, gluing and finding reference material. Wow is all I can say. A little modeller in the making. Bellow is where she has managed to get. Updates are on the wip page.

Really proud of my little girl. Love spending time with her doing this. All her choice which makes it all the better. Can’t wait to see how this ends up. So till the next time if you fancy keeping an eye on the wip please watch. 👍🏼

Final stages of the model office

The spray booth was completed today. (Except for painting the rear). I managed to get my first piece coated earlier, really happy with the two fans. Makes a huge difference from the single one I had previously. Can’t wait to get on and finish the mp4/6 and get to other kits.

This is the filter draw. I’ll be able to remove and replace filters over time without having to unscrew everything,
The two fans and power switch on the rear. Both fans push the fumes through ducts to the rear of the office and out of the wall. I will get to painting these sections over the course of the weekend. All I have to do now is finish the front step and put the aerial on the roof for the free view.

Back on the bench. MP4/6 1/20

So after months of inactivity on the bench due to building the new office and model room at the end of the garden I’ve managed to get the mp4/6 started up again. Above are some images of how far I got before I packed it all away. Onwards and upwards from here. Hope to get this done by the beginning of the new year.

Last stages of the office build

A few bits added today. The monitor above the spray booth that will be used for reference, DVD’s and sky is connected for motorsport etc. The main desk is coming together. I’ve managed to get some of my bits from storage and put them in place. There is so much more to be added. The ceiling needs painting, the floor needs completing, lathe and milling machine needs putting in place. Add to that the finishing touches. Hopefully I should have this all done by the end of the following week. The external parts of the build, ie, steps and a few bits round the rear of the office should be completed by then too, can’t wait as it’s now really coming together and will be ready for use. I will post a video walk through for those interested. Updates to follow In the next week. Cheers guys appreciate the support and all the views. My intention now is to set up video capture so I can post on my YouTube channel so I can really get you guys in my office seeing how I work and what goes on.

Mid October Office update

Over the past few days I have been filling In sanding down and painting the surfaces in the model office area. Not sure what the wall colour will be but the shelving and surrounding areas will be black and the surfaces grey. I’m absolutely gobsmacked at these day light bulbs that are in my down lighters. So much light. Many have had opinions on me not having a window or skylight but having opted for 5 high end day light leds and the daylight lamp/magnifier I feel I have been justified in my decision therefore not losing space. There is a huge natural light source at the front which floods the office with light anyway. So tomorrow I’ll be continuing the painting and once that’s done all my other modelling gear can be brought in. I shall be ordering carpet within the next week work pending.



Mid October office update

So I’m in the final stretches of the office build. I’ve started building the or rather constructing the spray booth, here are some images of where I got up to since my previous update.

I’m currently at the stage of constructing the fan base and the exhaust system from the rear end of the booth. I have a few more ideas for this including a slide in filter system which can be removed at any stage to replace the filter sheets. It’s taking a bit of time but should be completed this week. There is so much left to do including all the electrics. The spray booth daylight strip is in place and ready for power. I will update again over the weekend and there should be more to see. Once this is done I have a 20” monitor to be added above or to the right of the booth. Then it’s time to sand down and fill in. Once this is completed it’s time for paint then the carpet fitters are in to complete the interior. Can’t wait. It’s been a long hard trek but the end is near and I can get back to my builds.

Office build update

So today has been a long day. I completed the first of the two wall mounted paint bottle shelves. The second side will wrap round to the right and meet up with the spray booth wall. The freezer is all plugged in ready to go and hidden in the corner. As I do a lot of carp fishing I need freezer space for my bait as well as more freezer space for home too. I decided to build my chest freezer into this build rather than put it in the shed across the garden. I’m quite happy with the results and look forward to filling it soon. Tomorrow I’ll be constructing the main shell of the spray booth and fitting my two compressors. As well as that I will be constructing a set of shelving for my manuals, reference books and other materials I have collected over the years. My mill and lathe will be fitted at a later date. For the time being I just need to get the basic shell of the office completed by the weekend so I can start painting and getting the carpet fitted. More updates to follow over the next few days.