July 2017

Kit is probably a 1980s issue as there was no motor but all the gears and battery connectors were still sealed in their packets

Car is Porsche 936/77-001, Le Mans winner from 1977 as driven by Jacky Ickx, Hurley Haywood and J├╝rgen Barth

Built from the box, body was sprayed with Tamiya TS Gloss White, details brushed with Citadel, Lifecolor, Vallejo and Humbrol acrylics

Had a bit of trouble with decals cracking (should have clear coated first perhaps) and a gloss coat of Humbrol 35 Acrylic rattle can went cloudy but was saved by polishing with Novus plastic polish

Work in Progress pictures of my trials and tribulations here: https://twitter.com/search?q=cjhm%20%23Tamiya%20936&src=typd


June 2017

Calling this one done, it’s the Revell 1/24 Porsche 986 Boxster kit, few parts but reasonably well detailed; lack of brake calipers, all red rear light clusters and 2 big screws underneath are only downsides really

Wheels were Humbrol Acrylic Spray 11 Silver, interior is Humbrol Acrylic Spray in Ocean Grey, chassis Tamiya TS Satin Black – all with Lifecolor\citadel brushed on for details.

Body is Halfords VW Blue over their grey plastic primer and finished with same brand clear Lacquer

Windscreen surround and other trim is Staedtler permanent marker pen, indicators clear Tamiya acrylic.

Work in progress here:


March 2017 – Finished this quick build of the recent new tool version of the Red Arrows Gnat

I built the original crude Airfix version back in the 1970s a few times as a kid;modern kit is nicely done but fiddly around the intakes and panel lines are a little deep

Paint is Tamiya Gloss Red acrylic airbrushed on then sealed with Tamiya Gloss after the decals had been applied

Stand is a coffee lid with a piece of acrylic rod (bent over a candle) hot glued in a hole drilled in the top. Some coins were hot glued inside to add weight to the stand.

Bit scrappy in places but had fun building it

Work in progress pictures here: https://twitter.com/search?q=Airfix%20Gnat%20CJHM


April 2017, calling this one done

It’s the 1/24 Revell 1966 Revell GT350 Shelby Mustang which has appeared in various guises within both Revell and Monogram boxes over the years as regular and Shelby versions

I drilled out the distributor and cylinder heads to add thin wire ignition leads with a small piece of plastic rod as a coil

Engine block is Tamiya X14 Blue, Chassis and Interior X18 Black, Body is X13 Metallic Blue – All applied by Airbrush

Painted body was clear coated with Tamiya X22 which was polished with a Novus set once dry

Chrome is Bare Metal Foil for window frames and door handles; badges, scripts and other details all hand painted

Work in progress pictures here: https://twitter.com/search?q=Revell%20Mustang%20CJHM