The thoughts of Chris Gurton on motorsport, his photography, his work and his life in general. The thoughts, views and opinion's expressed in this blog are those of Chris Gurton and not necessarily those of any publication that he contributes to.

Knives, Paint and Superglue

After thinking about it for a few weeks now, a bought myself a model kit last week. I was surprised however at the lack of choice of model car kits in my local, but very good model shop. The bloke said there seemed to be less and less coming onto the market which to me was disappointing. I searched online to see what I could find a eventually decided to plump for a Porsche 956C raced by Stefan Bellof in the iconic orange Jagermeister livery.

My completed model

It’s been a long time since I last made a model kit and this, surprisingly was the first kit of a car I have attempted to put together. I used to make a lot of model kits a few years ago, but they were all First and Second World War aircraft, so it was to be a slightly new challenge for me. After starting on it I wondered why I hadn’t made a model for so long as I really enjoyed it. It’s great to see it gradually take shape whilst putting together details like the cockpit and painting the dashboard. I became somewhat addictive and it was difficult to put it down.

The Cockpit

After a few days it was complete. The transfers were on and it was looking pretty good. I was feeling pleased with myself, but disappointed I had finished it. But fear not, after searching around online, I bought my self car number two. A 1966 Ford GT40 MKII, the car raced by Denny Hulme and Ken Miles to second place in that year’s Le Mans 24 hour race. This time the kit is a bit more complex than the previous so may well take me a little longer.

One thing is for certain though, I’m hooked on making models now and there will be plenty more to come and I will keep you updated on my progress.

My next challenge


2 responses

  1. Cool! Word of advice, get a nice (or simple!) case to put them in. I used to make lots when I was younger and dust etc ruins them.

    Keep it up though mate – sounds like you need to make a Ferrari soon though 😉

    February 13, 2011 at 11:53 am

  2. Amy

    Its great to find blogs like this … I really enjoy reading about car kits ….Keep up the good work

    Amy C.A

    February 22, 2011 at 6:47 am

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