Haven’t much time to work on the Le Mans diorama lately but I devoted a chunk of time to it this weekend:
Some progress on a new diorama; the curve at the end of the Mulsanne Straight during the 1968 Le Mans. So for all you Le Mans fanatics - and I know you’re out there! - forgive my ignorance of some basic facts about this classic competition.
A timely delivery of an Alpine A220 was spoiled when I opened the box to see this:
Ferrari 330 P3, driven by Vaccarella and Bandini, 1966 Targa Florio. 1/43 scale model by Brumm.
I shot this outdoors about three years ago; cant beat that natural lighting! Alpine-Renault A310 in the 1975 Rallye Monte-Carlo, driven by Therier and Vial.
Can’t go wrong with an Alpine-Renault A110 1800!
More shots of the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3. This time I was trying to replicate a shot from the 1972 Targa Florio; a Tipo 33/3 driven by Helmut Marko. Not sure if it’s the same #5 car from 1971 or not. I’ll look it up!
Here’s a quick explanation showing how I created the photo shoot of that gorgeous Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3. Here’s a wide shot of the diorama:
I was so inspired by Philip’s recent post of his Tipo 33/3 by TSM that I had to find one! Found this with a Make An Offer on the bay. You wouldn’t believe how much surgery the driver - Vaccarella himself - had to endure to fit in the cockpit.
I posted this car quite some time ago, all shiny and new, so I thought I’d dirty it up a bit as it was driven in the 1972 Spa 24 Hours. This weekend I attended the Amherst train show at the Eastern States Exposition Center in Springfield, MA. While there I purchased some weathering powders from Bragdon Enterprises and…
A couple of Fiat 500s.
My last post of the La Route BLEUE series for now: a Renault Galion in dairy farm service.
Another one of the La ROUTE BLEUE series of 1/43 vehicles by Altaya. This is a Renault Galion in service truck livery.
I was eating breakfast this morning when I heard a loud CRASH!!! Sort of a metallic sound mixed with a solid THUNK! What the hell was that? I walk into my office and instead of seeing this:
Renault produced the AHx series of light/medium trucks from 1941 to 1947 in capacities ranging from two to five tons. This particular AHN model is part of Altaya’s extensive 1/43 scale La Route Bleue collection, and came with a nice diorama base and figure. Rather than rely on screws to secure the vehicle to the…
Bought a package deal of three La ROUTE BLEUE vehicles but I couldn’t wait for French Friday! Here’s a Renault AHN plateau by Altaya. Supposed to be 1/43 but it looks HUGE next to anything else I have. More to come!
This is the follow up to my Wednesday post about a Ferrari 330 P3 that was raced in the 1966 Targa Florio. I wasn’t too familiar with this race but the images I’d seen online, exotic cars tearing across the twisty roads of Sicily, really intrigued me, so here’s a little background.
Here’s a very preliminary shot of Brumm’s Ferrari 330 P3 as raced in the 1966 Targa Florio, as driven by Bandini and Vaccarella. After this shot I painted the wheels correctly but I still have to weather the car and play with the diorama set-up a bit. I’m trying to match a couple of period photos which I’ll post later.
Minichamps 2002 ti, driven by Stuck and Schickentanz, 1970 24H Nurburgring.
Convoy pauses for a rest on their march up the Italian peninsula. Jeeps by Cararama; halftrack Quad 50s by Atlas Editions.