Dream garage created in miniature.
W e’ve all got a vision in our heads of what our dream garage would look like, and if you’re anything like us, the chances are you’d need a lottery win to be able to achieve it. Rather than waiting for his numbers to come up, instead Chris Hughes has brought out the scalpels, UHU and Humbrol enamel paints, and created his own workshop and filled it with classic Fords — only in 1/18-scale — with the help of enthusiasts and modellers all over the world. Now it’s finished, Chris is only too happy to let others see and enjoy his handiwork.
“I’ve been collecting rally models along with other models for the past 10 years,” says Chris, who hails from Donegal in Ireland. “I went to a lot of car and model shows throughout Ireland during this time, and while I enjoyed seeing all the cars on show, I always loved the idea of someone building a scale garage to show off the models and to give something different to the scene for other enthusiasts to enjoy.”
“So two years ago I decided build my own Ford garage. I made the structure from plywood which I painted first then screwed together. Once I had the clear space of the garage I started looking around for things to fill it with! I sourced lifts, tool boxes, and tyre machines from all over the world as far as New Zealand, Canada, America and Germany, and once I had them all placed in the garage, I then set about sorting the smaller details such as the workshop posters and copies of Classic Ford — in miniature, of course!.
“It all came together over the course of a year, and I now take it to car and model shows and enjoy the feedback and interest it creates.”
Chris’ garage features a revolving roster of classic Fords — this day was clearly an Escort-based one!
The garage is clearly used to working on more exotic Fords — this mechanic knows not to push on the teatray... Chris sourced tools and machinery for his workshop from all over the world — in miniature, of course.