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Member Since 06 Jan 2012
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In Topic: Move over, Gerald Wingrove

17 March 2014 - 11:12 AM

The Misko models are indeed superb, as are similarly the Amalgam Models range.

But to put it into perspective, they are produced by groups of highly skilled specialists in a small industrial envirinment, where various skills are pulled together to make the components for a finished model, and they both work in large scales as well.

Wingrove's models are to a much smaller scale and he did everyting from the initial research and drawings to making everyting himself in the early days, and later when he re married, his second wife Phyllis took an active part in the model making process. They have now retired to Spain.

There are other well known solo professional builders of model cars worth looking at who are on a par with Gerald Wingrove. Look at the models of Manuel Olive Sans, Rex Hays, Henri Baigent, Michele Conti, Guiseppe da Corte and Carlo Brianza who's models have become highly valuable over the years. More recently hobbyist and retired Kodak USA Engineer Tom Kirn has taken the Wingrove route and made some superb 1/15th scale models, and also Francisco Pulido in Spain. There is also a superb professional car modeller in the UK named David Hayward who works mainly in wood. All of whom are individual model makers.

If you have not heard of any of these artisans, a trawl on the internet should pull up some info and pictures of their work.

In Topic: Bugatti Type 59 Scratchbuilt in 1/16th Scale

20 January 2014 - 05:00 AM

Thanks for the encouragement Ira. Skip, I hope you received your magazine by the time you read this.

If any of you guys out there have any ideas about how my Bugatti article could have been improved, by all means please let me have your suggestions. I hope that I did not skimp on anything too much.

In Topic: ITC 1911 MERCER RACEABOUT 1/8 scale?

20 January 2014 - 04:49 AM

Didn't know that a Raceabout kit existed in either 1/12th or 1/8th. The most similar car that Pocher did in 1/8th was their Fiat.

There was a superb Bandai kit in 1/16th scale produced in the 80's and I think that there was also one by Aurora? in 1/16th scale along with a Stutz Bearcat.

In Topic: Bugatti Type 59 Scratchbuilt in 1/16th Scale

07 January 2014 - 09:13 AM

Now that the November magazine has been in circulation for a while , I hope that many readers have enjoyed my Bugatti T59 scratch building article.

In Topic: What's considered the 'Honus Wagner' (rarest) of model kits

23 November 2013 - 07:13 AM

Being a Bugatti Fan I would love to get a hold of one of the old Renwal Revival Exner Bugatti Kits.
Has any body got one that has been badly built years ago and gathering dust or knocked about that I could restore even? The Bugatti Trust has a lovely little museum next to their hill climb course over here in the UK. It would be nice to build up a model of the Exner Bugatti to put on permanent display there.