Modeling by AL HOFFMAN

36 Ford II 012

1936 Ford Street Rod

by AL HOFFMAN on January 25, 2015 in Cars & Motorcycles -- 36 Comments

AMT 1936 Ford. 1/25th. Kit from the 60’s that has recently been rereleased. Latest release version has globs of molded plastic on the bottom side like a resin slush mold that needed clean up before any building could start. a […]

Vicky 003

Revell Phantom Vicky

by AL HOFFMAN on December 16, 2014 in Cars & Motorcycles -- 13 Comments

This was built 100% OOB a while ago mainly as a painting exercise. It was my first serious attempt at using acrylics. I wanted to see how well it laid down & if it stayed on when masked with tape. […]

Porsche 956 004

Another Porsche 956

by AL HOFFMAN on December 1, 2014 in Cars & Motorcycles -- 15 Comments

Tamiya released a 956 in 1/24th with this livery but this isn’t it. This is a Starter full resin kit in 1/43rd with vacu-formed glass. Little over 4 inches long. The black & yellow colors are Model Master enamel & […]

Delahaye 001

Delahaye by Heller

by AL HOFFMAN on October 24, 2014 in Cars & Motorcycles -- 35 Comments

Got one done so here it is. This is the Heller 1/24th Delahaye. Delahaye was a French car manufacturer probably the most affected by the Art Deco movement in the 30’s. This is an example of their more restrained coachwork. […]


Porsche 956 Short Tail

by AL HOFFMAN on October 3, 2014 in Cars & Motorcycles -- 15 Comments

I’m don’t remember much about the history of this car. Probably campaigned ’81-’83 time frame. It was powered by a Porsche flat six. The driver decal lists Bellof, Bell & Holbert but I don’t remember them being teamed together. The […]


’78 Season Brabham BT-46

by AL HOFFMAN on August 23, 2014 in Cars & Motorcycles -- 17 Comments

This Formula 1 Car was powered by a Alfa-Romeo 12 cylinder engine. The Brabham team was owned by Bernie Eccelstone before he bought F1, designed by Gordon Murray & the #1 car was driven by Niki Lauda . John Watson […]

Highway 002

Highway Pioneers Club Contest

by AL HOFFMAN on July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized -- 10 Comments

Didn’t see a group this fit into so I’m putting it here. One of our local Model Car Clubs recently had a meeting at my house w2hich included a contest that I sponsored. The requirements included building a Gowland & […]

P-40 011

Otaki 1/48th P-40

by AL HOFFMAN on July 10, 2014 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

You P-40 builders have no one to blame but yourselves for this dog being shown. I was feeling left out. It was pulled out of my graveyard. It was built when the kit was first released so you tell me […]


Airfix 1/72 Hawker Typhoon 1b

by AL HOFFMAN on June 6, 2014 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

It is still June 6th over here so here is my contribution. It is Mn317/ZYB of No. 247 (China British) Sqn., 124 Wing as of June 1944. Late in the build I convinced myself that it was a 3-blade prop […]


1962 Chevrolet Bel Air

This is my latest completion done as a mild custom/street machine. All the emblems have been removed. It has been lowered using blocks in the rear & modified spindles in front. Engine is a 409 from the kit with modified […]