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About our first book

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. Being
a veterinary surgeon, I am not a professional model-maker,
but I do greatly admire their work and aspire to their level of
supreme skill and artistry.


This is hoped to be the first of several volumes to present on-going
work in the production of one-off 1/12 scale models of
Formula One Grand Prix cars.

Future plans

You can read more about MRO F1 Enginering here.
This is Mark Oatley's own website where he details his work.


With your help in making the 1975 Hesketh 308 book a success, the intention will be to publish further works from Mark Oakley.

The next book will be MRO F1 Engineering - The First Twenty Years which tells the story of Mark's journey
in establishing himself as the superb modelller he has become.
This will be available in the New Year, or possibly earlier.


In due course, this will be followed by these 1/12 scale car builds, given the professional treatment we all hope to aim for:

1972 McLaren M19C

1974 and 1976 McLaren M23

1968 Matra MS10 and MS11