FW14B update

If you are following my wip you will know that things are going smoothly, not a great deal of issues but a lot of scratch building going on in preparation for paint. There is still a long way to go but once the hard arduous parts are out of the way the fun bit of detailing will begin. I have started doing the cockpit detail but have put it on hold till after the weekend. Monday is a new start to a new week and full steam ahead to get the bulk of the front end and monocoque done.

The FW14B rebuild has started

The other day I started the FW14B build or rather rebuild. Every single step, every single nut and bolt will be shown as I travel on this second fw14b journey. So please follow on my home page the link to the build. In-depth discussions around the build how I’m doing it what I’m using. The good the bad and the ugly. Hope you will follow as it’s going to be the most complex build I’ve done yet.

Fw14B Top a studio Side Pod & ECU set

So Top studio have released the latest 1/12 Tamiya additional detail set. The FW14B side pod and ECU kit. Cannot wait to get my hands on this. Hopefully the Engine set by Easter. Awesome kit by the looks of it. Including a much appreciated and needed fuel head system set up. As for price I have no idea. I haven’t seen it advertised on any site so far as this is hours old. So keep your eyes and ears peeled. Set ordered on pre order to be released on the 23/01/21. £48 inc carriage to the UK. Cannot wait

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.