Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fast and slow

Progress is progress, no matter how small it is. This weekend, only managed to do the front upper suspension arms and adjusted the fin I made last week. This Williams FW29 is the slow thing the title is referring to.

So, what is the fast thing? Across the street from the work site in Wisconsin, they have weekly classic car show throughout the summer. Even though the show officially ended 2 weeks ago, classic car owners still gathered before the weather gets really cold (that means October for Wisconsin). 

Saw this nice Dodge Challenger and when I was leaving with my colleague, a nice owner of a Pontiac GTO "The Judge" offer to give us a ride around the block, of course we did not refuse and hopped in. The orange GTO "The Judge" is one sweet ride.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Please take a look at the above picture. View from the right side of the car, there is this little fin next to the cockpit.

Hey! Where the hell is the fin?

From all the reference pictures, there should be a fin! (Photo credit: F1 Modeling Vol. 33)

Oh well, that means I have to fabricate one myself and attach it to the body.

That's all for this week.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Something old, something new

Finally I got the Tameo TG183b, now sitting side by side with the SRC one.

Comparing to the SRC, the newer Tameo kit has more detail and has photo-etched and turned metal parts, as well as an instruction booklet printed in color.

Not much progress with the FW29 since I was out of town. I went to attend a friend's wedding in Austin, TX.

Worked on a couple of pieces of photo-etched parts, that's about it.

Monday is Moon Festival and I am ready (to eat moon cake).