Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Before Famous - Adrian Newey's last car at March/Leyton House CG901

Even though the McLaren is far from finished, I couldn't help but started working on another car.

This past Sunday in India, we saw the 10th Adrian Newey design that won the F1 Constructors' Championship, the Red Bull RB9. But once upon a time, before the Williams FW14B, there was a time when his cars were not that successful.

Before joining Williams, Newey was at March/Leyton House. This is his last car there, the CG901 at French Grand Prix, which is the better B spec version with updated aero.

I got all the holes opened up, removed flashings from casting, trimmed the air box inlet walls down and made it deeper.

This is a pretty simple kit with very few parts, will see how long will it take me to finish.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Inlet trumpets

I have not touched the McLaren for quite some time. It's almost November already, so it probably will not finish this year.

Did a little bit of work today, really just a little bit. Chopped off the cast inlet trumpet, replaced with turned pieces.

Original piece in the vise, getting ready to saw off the inlet funnels. 

Machine turned pieces installed.

Now I need to do the other side of the V8.

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Work brought me to North Carolina. North Carolina has an important spot in human history. Kitty Hawk North Carolina is near where the Wright brother flew their first powered flight. So, when I came across this kit, I picked it up. And this Sunday afternoon with nothing going on, I put this thing together.

It's been a while since my last model build that is not a car. Kind of fun.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Porsche By Design

Need to be in Raleigh, NC for a meeting on Monday morning, so I flew in on Sunday. When I was checking out places to visit, I came across North Carolina Museum of Art and they have a special exhibit titled "Porsche By Design". What a perfect way to spend some time on a Sunday afternoon.

Type 64



356 Speedster



804 F1

917 Spyder 16 cylinder prototype



935 "Baby"

Art Sports 962C

Remember Roland Ratzenberger? The other F1 driver killed at Imola in 1994?

911 GT3 RSR Hybrid

959 and Carrera GT