Scale models of cars, trucks, motorcycles, machinery.
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.
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 [...]
Though I did manage to make this car come out decent, it was a huge pain. As I was working on this car, I had not let the paint cure all the way and I put a clear cote on it. Because of this the paint started to wrinkle and I panicked; I [...]
Well I decided to try a little something new for a while. It has been about ten years since I have done my last car so I am a little rusty when it comes to automobiles. I purposefully painted most of the car black because I like the [...]
This model started life as a 1/12th Revell "Crusader" custom chopper. Using my 1/18th Porsche 917, Steve McQueen Le Mans version (die cast) as an inspiration, I got the idea to transfer it to a chopper as a [...]
Every year the scale model club, Riverside Scale Modellers that I joined in August this year has a club group build, after some discussion a subject is chosen and providing that a kit valued at no more than $10 to $12 AU is available in [...]
According to the history of this car on the instruction sheet, this was the first L88 Corvette off the production line. It was delivered to Penske in red, having been driven straight from the factory to his shop in Pennsylvania. It [...]
It's red, it's fast, it's good looking, but it's Japanese, not Italian. This is Tamiya's 1/12 scale kit of the 2001 Yamaha works bike, it's a 500cc two stroke machine, ridden by Italian Max Biaggi. Here it is without the cowlings , and [...]
Some of you might be familiar with the term "Rat Rod". These are bare bone hot rods in various forms of construction or destruction. Mine is a Mouse Rod because it is somewhere around 1/32nd scale as opposed to the 1/25th scale [...]
This is Moebius Models' 1952 Hudson Hornet.
I never built a car kit before, and may never again, but there was something about this subject I found appealing. I detailed-up the engine - plug leads and other cabling/wiring. You can just [...]