Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Searched through my boxes of stuffs tucked away in Mom's garage and found these 2 books that I bought years ago.

Alan Henry's book about the turbo era is especially interesting read.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My continuing effort to help the Italian economy

Building the SRC kits made me appreciate the thoughts that Tameo Kits put in when designing their products.

Even though I have way too many kits on the shelf that I couldn't possibly finish in a year, I bought 2 more in the recent weeks.

Both are the backmarkers of the 1995 season. Tyrell 023 and Simtek S951. Simtek folded in the middle of the season, but who can forget the purple car with the MTV logo on? I like Tyrell 023 may be because of all the Tamiya marketing of its 1/20 kit back in the days.

I know I'll build the Simtek to Jos Verstappen's #12. But for the Tyrell, I cannot decide whether it should be Mika Salo or Ukyo Katayama.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Williams FW07/FW07B 12

Have been very busy at work even though I didn't need to travel. Very very slow progress. Will be spending the entire Thanksgiving week out of town, so won't be able to work on the model at all. I hope I'll be able to finish at least the FW07B before year end.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bailing out Italy

They arrive! 2 old kits from FDS. A Ferrari 312T and a Ferrari 312T3. They are pretty simple kit with not much detail. It'll be fun to build, probably won't take too much time. Can't wait to build them. But I'll have to finish the Williams FW07 and FW07B first.

For the 312T, I'm planning to build it into the Niki Lauda version. For the 312T3, I have no choice but to make it the Carlos Reutemann version. The body is molded with the air inlets that are on Reutemann's car but not Villeneuve's car.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Adding a couple more pieces to my collection

I know I should not. But I can't help it...

Bought 3 kits on the bay.

1. Provence Moulage kit Senna's Ralt Toyota F3
2. FDS Ferrari 312T
3. FDS Ferrari 312T3

The hobby store just got a shipment from Tameo Kits! Not sure what new stuff do they have, can't wait to check them out this Saturday.

(Even though right now, I have way more kits than I can finish)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Williams FW07/FW07B 11

Making progress, though not a lot. Here we have FW07 on the left and FW07B on the right. Both are number 27 - Alan Jones, my F1 hero when I was in 2nd grade.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Williams FW07/FW07B 10

Decal time! A couple of decals make a big difference. Too much stuff going on, didn't have a lot of time to build. Luckily, no need to travel this week, will have more time to work on the car.