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July 2017


As can be seen in the Current Project this month, the three 2.3 Alfa Romeo

miniatures are now completed and are for my own collection.  Alfa Romeo

has taken up a large part of my model making life, with the three different

2.3s - four different  2.9 8C Alfa Romeos and the P3 Monoposto, the last of

which I will be covering in a couple of months time.  They produced  many

outstanding cars, as proven by the number of races won.  However for me

it is the aesthetics of the design that is my principal interest. They are each

a perfection in economic design and almost by accident portray the character

of the country, the people and the time in which they were created.  One only

has to look at the 1938 2900 8C Touring spider to know that it could only

have been designed in Italy - not the USA or UK or Germany, only an Italian

could create such a masterpiece, yet it is hard to put one’s finger on why that

should be so, the design is so complete.


Next month as they say, I have something completely different, although 

it has appeared in a number of projects in the past, and I have been asked

several times to cover it in some detail at some time.  So next month this I

intend to do - have patients, time will tell what it is.


For now something all so completely different, but this time not of my

making.  From time to time, those following my work on this web site

are generous enough to share there own work with me by sending sets

of photos.  If  the construction has followed practices taken from my

several books, and I think my regular followers can get insperation from

their  work, then I will be pleased to provide them with a permanent 

Gallery for a set of photos on my web site in the ‘Model Makers Showcase’


However from time to time I also receive other material pertaining to

automobile miniatures, some way out, some not so good, and some, such

as this, so way out, and to me very good, and showing exceptional

imagination, that I am please to show them here.  Such is the work of a

Russian Model maker - Serghei Pakhomoff 


The miniatures are made from Italian PASTA - that as can be seen comes

in a number of different shapes and sizes.  For those wishing to make

a start in automobiles model making, here is a possibility, as you can

always eat your first attempts when you do not wish others to see them.


For further details, drop a note to < serp2000@inbox.ru he writes in perfect English and will be pleased to hear from you, he also has published a book on his techniques.






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An After Sales Service to my book readers

Should you have found inspiration, ideas, or just picked up new techniques from my books, plans, and/or web site Galleries, and have photos of your work built as a result, and would like to give me the honor of showing them to others here, please drop me a line, and I will let you know how to proceed.

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NOTE - Very poor photo copies of some of my books (among a number of others) have been sold on eBay as originals, and eBay, up to this point in time, are protecting the criminals, even though they have ample evidence of my copyright infringement. Should any one have had dealings with- Nicholas Thomas alias - phantomoftheauction09 - and/or  Michael Thomas alias plaininspain9 - or anyone else passing off fake copies of my books, I would be most pleased to hear from them.  eBay UK have now removed both of the above individuals, from their web site, but will not, as yet, provide me with the details I need to put them permanently out of business.  Until they do my advice is DO NOT SHOP FOR BOOKS ON eBAY-UK - Go to AMAZON and get satisfaction.

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I am often asked about the availability of plans.  The following web sites have been brought to my attention, and I am pleased to pass them on here. Some of my own plans are available in my books.  For details, click on the ‘Books’ button on the ‘Home Page’


<http://www.carblueprints.narod.ru>

<http://www.the-blueprints.com/>

http://www.smcars.net/

http://leander.mutsaers.us/

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