Have been rummaging in my loft, and there just might be someone out there who is entertained by the results. Some brilliant model making has been shown on the forum, but this isn’t part of it. Hand tools only, on the kitchen table, by someone who distinguished himself at school by being bottom in woodworking class.
But hey, I love historic racing cars and the only way I was ever going to own any was to make my own. They're all 1/32nd scale.
Here’s Mike Hawthorn in a 1958 Ferrari Dino, made in the nineties. Car body and driver are hand carved and sanded from balsa wood (to my own drawing). Frequent stops to blow dust from inside of glasses. (Mine, not Hawthorn’s). Model engineering this is not; no precision involved. Scale is 1/32nd. Bought the wheels, and added hand-knitted spokes from 5 amp fuse wire.
Is there anything dafter than spending ages making such a fragile beast? Yes, I fitted it with motor and chassis and raced it on a home slot track, along with all the others, plus models made by a like-minded group of friends. We raced regularly from the early seventies to mid nineties. Not a good way to keep models in good condition, hence being slightly battered. (The Dino, not me).