Article Directory: Automotive

Cars, motorcycles, construction machines and anything else which fits on the road.

The M972F w/ excavator

This is my latest build I have been working on for some time now. It's a heavy modification of the M915 kit from Trumpeter. As always I decided to spice things up a bit as usual. I wanted to do something different. So, I kitbashed the trailer an[...]

Boom Haul

The tractor was a normal 6x4 Scania flatbed when I bought it. I modified it by removing the flatbed an adding a fifth wheel and some other details to make a tractor version. The trailer started as a container trailer or semi- trailer which I con[...]

Ferrari 250GT California, 1/24 Academy (Italeri reboxed)

It's the first Car model I built. (and maybe it's last one for a while...) This 250 GT is true design masterpiece of Ferrari in 60's. You can find everywhere the most elegant curves and volumes of all time in every angle you look at it Kit is I[...]

Yamaha YZR 500 GP racer

Tamiya occasionally decide to re-issue some of their older kits and I was especially pleased when they did a this with this one. Kit no 14001 was the first release in their successful range of 1/12 motorcycles back in 1980. this re-release see[...]

Getting Skyraiders right

One of the big problems for modelers building A-1 Skyraiders is that most of the time the model is under-weathered. A friend of mine who flew Skyraiders in Vietnam once told me that the major problem he had with most of the Skyraider models he s[...]

Junior’s ‘Rookie Season’ Chevy

Another NASCAR build finished today.  This one is dedicated to a bloke who is one of the hobby's 'good guys'. Couple of years back I posted three NASCAR builds in quick succession over at Britmodeller - Keefr22 was very complimentary and we cha[...]

Tamiya 1/24 Scale Subaru Impreza WRC 99

My first 1/24 scale car! Quite a nice size model when finished and good fun to boot. Rather than try and spray the mica finish I left the main body unpainted,

LIGHTING TUTORIAL

This is a simple and quick lighting tutorial for those that have been thinking about doing this. I'll be using the 1/6 scale Tamiya Harley FLH Classic main headlight here. Assembly is covered in step 30 of the instructions. First, get all of[...]

Turn of the Century NASCAR

Finished this morning: The 'gold' one is Revells' 1999 (slab-side) Chevy Monte Carlo built almost straight from the box, I lowered the ride-height about 1.5mm as I do with all my NASCAR builds. The decals are from Powerslide, printed by Cartogra[...]

Year of the Cat: Ducati 916 1/12 Tamiya, Part1

The release of the 916 was a big bang. At the beginning of the 90ies motorbike design was little innovative and gridlocked to a small number of design patterns. After the 916 all was different and over the following years the "art of motorbike" [...]