Article Directory: Automotive

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

Aston Martin Ulster

Finally finished something. This is the type of build I will work on while building more involved kits. It is a 1/32nd scale Matchbox kit circa 1975. The Ulster was developed by Augustus Bertilli . It had a 2 year racing history as a factory en[...]

Work Truck

I showed the boxes for the original kits which are considered collectors items and priced accordingly. I did not use these kits but combined a later release of the roadster with a resin repop of the panel delivery body from a company called "Rep[...]

2009 Yamahas

In 2009 Yamaha fielded four motor bikes in the Moto GP championship. Two were works bikes, sponsored by Fiat, and two were entered by the satellite team Tech 3, sponsored by the Monster energy drinks company. Tamiya have produced three kits en[...]

Just out of interest

Following on from Al's recent posting about NASCAR, and the queries on the 1/43 scale, I thought I would show you my collection of 1950's Formula One cars. These are diecast toys made by Dinky Toys, roughly to 1/43 scale. I've pictured them on[...]

Love It or Hate It

Whatever you attitude Nascar season is back over here. This is one of my two ever Nascar builds. I tried to get some shots of the interior & as a result the images did not come out too well. Seems harder to photograph small stuff than build [...]

Model Police

This was a jab at some of my fellow IPMS members and it worked. The kit is a Revell Tom Daniels show car in 1/24 scale which is currently available. The figures are all pre-painted & the two on the truck came with the kit. All decals came wi[...]

Tamiya 1/20 Jordan 191

A different sort of challenge for a guy that builds airplanes, Jordan Grand Prix's first entry into the Formula One wars. Powered by a 3.5 liter naturally aspirated 670 bhp Ford V8 linked to a 6-speed Hewland/Jordan manual gearbox, the car was f[...]

First for 2014

This is Mirror Models little Indian 741B Motorcycle in 1/35, and it is little, only about 60mm long! There are two complete kits in the box but so far I've only built one, lots of very small parts that require a lot of care removing from the sp[...]

Yoshimura Hayabusa X-1

Merry Christmas everyone! Got my Megabusa ready just in time before the festivities commence! This is the Tamiya 1:12 kit, and it goes without saying that it was a kit of their usual standard, nicely detailed and fit together perfect. The X-1 w[...]

Hasegawa 1/12 Honda RS250RW

This is a model of the 2009 250cc World Championship winning bike. It's the works Honda machine entered by the Scott racing team, their rider was Hiroshi Aoyama from Japan who went on to enter the top Moto GP championship. I believe it was Has[...]