First in a new series of hardback books on scratch building model racing cars .
Mark Oakley takes you through the process of researching and creating a 1/12th scale model of James Hunt's 1975 F1 Hesketh the old-school way (pre 3D printing) using plastic sheet, metal tubes and miliput.
In the Author's words
It is intended that this is one of several volumes to present my on-going work in the production of one-off 1/12 scale models
of Formula One Grand Prix cars, mainly from the late 1960s and 1970s. These models are unusual in that they are either super-detailed conversions of commercially available kits (e.g. Tamiya),
or they represent models of cars never seen before in 1/12 scale. In this way they are unique and may involve
scratch-building the entire monocoque. An engine block from a kit is relied upon, and also the wheels and tyres along with some small parts such as a steering wheel, mirrors and brake calipers. However, in many cases nearly everything else is made from raw materials and in that sense, multiple parts are also scratch-built. This is not to confuse these models with wholly scratch-built models made by a professional modeller, who will often sell short-numbered runs of models
at a premium. I am not a professional model-maker, but I do greatly admire their work and aspire to their level of
supreme skill and artistry.
72 large pages, printed coverboards. A new book that will be mailed to you direct from the publishers' stock.