Jump to content




Photo

1/24 Yardley McLaren M23 1974 Mike Hailwood


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#1 Neckcheese

Neckcheese

    Race Leader

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 946 posts
  • Joined: 06-May 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denmark

Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:59 PM

At last I succeed in finishing my McLaren M23 in good time before the first race in Denmark for these cars (tomorrow) ;-)

Posted Image

Posted Image

I have struggled with some problems as all is scratchbuilt, so the result is no Concours winner, but still pleasing for the eye :-)

Posted Image

Chassis is 1,5mm brass with a JK motor bracket. Front is a German Solid part mounted on a carbon plate. Flex is provided by t-nuts and springs

Posted Image

An overview over the complexity of this project:

Body - home made grp copy of an old Marui plastic kit
Windshield and air box - vacformed copy of the kit part
Gear cover - vacformed copy of the kit part, modified to allow room for the sprocket
Rear wing - made from packing material and mounted on 1,5mm piano wire
Decals - Indycals + my own no.33 and Mike Hailwood decals

More pics: https://picasaweb.go...arenM23SlotCar#

I have been asked if I would produce a kit of this cars and I am seriously considering it, but a have to solve a few practical problems first.

I look forward to test it tomorrow :-)

Niels Elmholt

Niels Elmholt Christensen, DK
www.racecars.dk - my Picasa Photos





#2 MG Brown

MG Brown

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,564 posts
  • Joined: 16-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Land of Lincoln, where governors make the license plates.

Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:41 PM

Beauty- I can especially appreciate this as I built a similar M23 to earlier specification as Peter Revson's Canadian GP winner.

"I'm just here for the entertainment." George Carlin


#3 Steve Deiters

Steve Deiters

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,824 posts
  • Joined: 28-May 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cincinnati, OH

Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:41 AM

Great-looking stuff!!

#4 Dave Fiedler

Dave Fiedler

    a dearly-missed departed member

  • Member at Peace
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 421 posts
  • Joined: 14-October 07
  • Gender:Male

Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:28 PM

Niels,
Excellent work, as usual.
Sano Dave
Dave Fiedler
1953-2015
Requiescat in Pace

#5 spudboy

spudboy

    Race Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 767 posts
  • Joined: 14-January 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Amesbury, MA

Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:34 PM

COOL!
Nate "spudboy" Bemis

#6 Tex

Tex

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,836 posts
  • Joined: 07-July 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denton, TX

Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:50 PM

Man, you run in a rough crowd, Nils, if that car isn't a Concours winner! Beauty, eh?
Richard L. Hofer

Remember, two wrongs don't make a right... but three lefts do! Only you're a block over and a block behind.

#7 Old pink can guy

Old pink can guy

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,529 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 09

Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:35 AM

Tex what a beauty! But can it thake a wall shot? Tex you have been to BP it would not last A lap!
Ken Botts

#8 idare2bdul

idare2bdul

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,631 posts
  • Joined: 06-March 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Garner, NC

Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:18 AM

A great example of scale racing!
The light at the end of the tunnel is almost always a train.
Mike Boemker

#9 Tex

Tex

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,836 posts
  • Joined: 07-July 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denton, TX

Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:50 AM

Tex what a beauty! But can it thake a wall shot? Tex you have been to BP it would not last A lap!


???

Maybe it won't take a wall shot on a swoopy King track, but Nils has campaigned such cars quite successfully in their own series' of racing. From what I've seen, they race primarily(exclusively?) on flat tracks.
Richard L. Hofer

Remember, two wrongs don't make a right... but three lefts do! Only you're a block over and a block behind.

#10 Neckcheese

Neckcheese

    Race Leader

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 946 posts
  • Joined: 06-May 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denmark

Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:17 PM

Hi, it didn't take a wall shot but it took another car that blocket my lane at full speed, resulting in the body seperated from the foam, that was used to mount it on the body mounts. Apart from that only minor scratches :-)

The car handled well, but I could not follow the DoSlot cars with styrene bodies. Maybe due to a lame motor or maybe due to the shorter wheel base of the McLaren. But more testing will follow

But it looked GOOOOD on the track :-)

Niels, DK

PS we have banked track in Denmark too

Niels Elmholt Christensen, DK
www.racecars.dk - my Picasa Photos


#11 Cap Henry

Cap Henry

    CHR Cars

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,491 posts
  • Joined: 25-October 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bellevue, OH

Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:05 PM

That car is so cool! 70's F1 cars are the best!

Team PSC
Parma PSE
CHR Cars
JDR-Joe Dirt Racing


#12 Scale Nut

Scale Nut

    Mid-Pack Racer

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 130 posts
  • Joined: 09-September 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Phoenix, AZ

Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:17 AM

if it helps oyu to move forward with plans to make this kit, I want one, Niles another masterwork from the master.
Jim Armstrong
AZGR in Phx, AZ

#13 Neckcheese

Neckcheese

    Race Leader

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 946 posts
  • Joined: 06-May 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denmark

Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:28 PM

Posted Image

Kit is now available for €65,- or US $85,- + postage

Lightweight body made by Fola + resin and vacform parts. Paper template for making rear wing is included.

Use Indycals Yardley McLaren decals (and my supplement) to make a Mike Hailwood car (like mine) - Texaco-Marlboro decals might be availlable later.

send me a mail or PM if you are interested :-)

a kit for the 1986 championship winning Mclaren MP4/2C is also available

Niels

Niels Elmholt Christensen, DK
www.racecars.dk - my Picasa Photos


#14 Neckcheese

Neckcheese

    Race Leader

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 946 posts
  • Joined: 06-May 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denmark

Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:28 PM

Texaco-Marlboro decals for the M23 will be available shortly

Niels, DK

Niels Elmholt Christensen, DK
www.racecars.dk - my Picasa Photos


#15 Neckcheese

Neckcheese

    Race Leader

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 946 posts
  • Joined: 06-May 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denmark

Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

IMG_2984.JPG

 

The M23 with its never brother, the MP4/2C from 1986

 

both are available as lightweight grp kits from NSF-Classics:  http://racecars.dk/NSF-classics2.html

 

NSF-Classics is the mutual efforts of two hardcore scale slotracers, Fola Osu and myself ;-)


Niels Elmholt Christensen, DK
www.racecars.dk - my Picasa Photos


#16 TSR

TSR

    The Dokktor is IN

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 41,410 posts
  • Joined: 02-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mexifornia

Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

Big Mike Hailwood looks great in the car!



#17 MG Brown

MG Brown

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,564 posts
  • Joined: 16-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Land of Lincoln, where governors make the license plates.

Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:33 AM

Back in the good old days when constructors could field 3 cars...

"I'm just here for the entertainment." George Carlin






Electric Dreams Online Shop