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#1 GT40Racer

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Posted 05 November 2020 - 06:27 AM

Hello all

I have been working on some 1/24 scale Grand Prix and Indy cars.

The Kurtis Kraft is a Monogram kit. Two of the D50s are resin bodies the 3rd is a Merit kit. The Talbot and Alfa are Merit/SMER kits. SMER is a reproduction of the Merit kits.
I am using a Penelope Pitlane chassis from Pendleslot with their vintage wheels and inserts. I have cast my own tyres. I am not sure of the original source.
The motor is an SRP 16k motor - I wanted something mild that gave NC1 like performance. I am happy with how the motor runs.
The drivers are the excellent Immense Miniatures figures. I had to cut and drill and sand and glue the arms to get them to fit the narrow cockpits.

The Talbot and Alfa kits came with an engine which I added for extra detail. Decals either came with the kit are homemade or came from my stash of left over decals.

Lots of fun building them though they were a long time in the incubation stage. I have a Maserati 250F a Mercedes W196 and another two Talbots and an Alfa to build (not all for me). Now that I have finally completed these I also have several 1/24 Indy resin bodies and just picked up a Connaught Merit kit as well.

cheers
David

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Posted 05 November 2020 - 06:28 AM

Some more

Vanwall is a resin body from The Parts Box

The D50 and Maserati are Merit originals that I did up for some friends.
The BRM will be one of my next projects. A Merit original.

 

Maserati 250F Caroll Shelby car

 

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Posted 05 November 2020 - 07:25 AM

Beautiful work - especially on the drivers!

 

One caveat (we'll omit the basis for this comment) You will find that the now 60-year-old plastic in the Merit bodies does not take well to contact with the wall of the bank on a Blue King 

 

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Posted 05 November 2020 - 08:20 AM

Beautiful work especially the drivers.

 

Did you use Humbrol paints on them?

 

Outstanding.

 

Those Merit/Smer kits never looked so good :)


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Posted 05 November 2020 - 10:36 AM

I love the engine work, very detailed. Great job. 


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Posted 05 November 2020 - 04:00 PM

Beautiful work especially the drivers.

 

Did you use Humbrol paints on them?

 

Outstanding.

 

Those Merit/Smer kits never looked so good :)

Hi 

Paint is a mixture of Vallejo air colours and Tamiya spray cans. I have Zero Paint BRM green for the BRM :)

Drivers are painted with Vallejo model colours 

Thanks all for the kind comments...

 

I have started doing some resin re-pops I have done the Maserati and BRM and plan to re-pop the Mercedes W196 next.

 

cheers

David


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Posted 16 November 2020 - 12:30 AM

Sweet!


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Posted 16 November 2020 - 05:59 AM

Great cars :-)

 

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