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Re: Scalainj's additions in 1/18

Postby scalainj » Mon May 01, 2017 4:48 am

Tom wrote:Beautiful model, fantastic colour!


Cheers Tom :D
I waited specifically for this orange to be released as I think it's the best colour that they have released.

Simon wrote:Thanks a cracker Andy.....think I'm going to have to add one to my collection.

Think your photo's may have swayed me towards the same colour.


Thanks Simon. surprised you hadn't jumped already
Personally i think it's the best colour that AA have released though the black looks good too

GBOAC002 wrote:Fabulous! So so tempting....


Indeed it is Ian and as you can see i was tempted 8-)

LUW wrote:Not the car for me but the model nevertheless is fabulous.


I'm undecided as to whether my lottery win would go on one or not but I thought i'd save myself that dilemma by buying the model instead ;)

Serafa wrote:Fabulous model, I like the amount of details in it.


Cheers Bruno. It's a good effort from AA i think and good detail as you say

zimbo wrote:I've wanted an AutoArt 1:18 P1 for SO LONG now but prices are just unbelievable nowadays :( I'd love a yellow one.
This colour looks pretty good as well, but not as nice as yellow ;) :lol:


They are not cheap unfortunately - i've read that another batch of the yellow are due in the summer which may push the prices down. Black as well apparently. Neither are as good as the orange ;)

Makalu wrote:My first reaction to the D-Type was 'wow that is stunning'. A similar reaction followed once I saw the price tag. Very impressive.


Thank you. Stunning models however I do purchase these when Exoto are offering 50% off which mitigates the cost a little

dcast wrote:Fantastic model and McLaren P1 is really great looking supercar :)


It is and it is. Cheers Dcast
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Re: Scalainj's additions in 1/18

Postby thetrooper » Wed May 03, 2017 9:23 am

I love the P1 and would take it in pretty much any colour.
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Re: Scalainj's additions in 1/18

Postby scalainj » Tue May 16, 2017 1:27 am

thetrooper wrote:I love the P1 and would take it in pretty much any colour.


It's a great looking car Steve that's for sure
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Re: Scalainj's additions in 1/18

Postby scalainj » Tue May 16, 2017 1:45 am

Famously built to beat Ferrari after the old man's rejection of the Ford takeover, the Mk1 Ford GT40 was a collaboration between Eric Broadley of Lola, Ford designer Roy Lunn and John Wyer all overseen by Harley Copp another Ford designer. The first chassis was built in 1963 with a fibreglass body and has the 4.2 litre V8 from the Fairlane with a Colotti transaxle though production engines used the 4.9 litre V8 from the Mustang. 87 Mk1 GT40s were made of which 30 were delivered in road trim though they differed little from the competition having less power (335 hp vs 380 hp) and the added additions of some creature comforts being interior trim, pockets, sound deadening, a heater, a radio and glass windscreens.

GT Spirit - Ford GT40 Mk1
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Re: Scalainj's additions in 1/18

Postby Tom » Tue May 16, 2017 1:57 am

Imagine driving one on the road in those days... fantastic iconic car, fab model.

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Re: Scalainj's additions in 1/18

Postby GBOAC002 » Tue May 16, 2017 4:56 am

At Bromley Pageant of Motoring last year there was a very convincing white replica (checked out the reg...) right down to those 'ally' grills and complete with period registration. I've also seen another white Mk1 with blue stripe from nose over roof to tail pootling along a country road near here. A middle aged couple enjoying 40mph canter. Not sure if it was original or copy but again it looked the part. GT40 of any hue does tend to catch the attention.

Way back in the late 1960s at Prescott Hill Climb I recall seeing and photographing on 35mm transparency film a green original road car with chrome 'bullet' wing/door mirrors. That was definitely real!

Otto always do a fine job. Nice add in 1:18 Andy.

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Re: Scalainj's additions in 1/18

Postby JSB33 » Tue May 16, 2017 5:14 am

So nice to see the early car done so well.
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Re: Scalainj's additions in 1/18

Postby LUW » Tue May 16, 2017 6:32 am

We should have that in 1:43.
Cheers!
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Re: Scalainj's additions in 1/18

Postby zimbo » Tue May 16, 2017 7:08 am

Very nice 8-)
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Re: Scalainj's additions in 1/18

Postby Simon » Wed May 17, 2017 4:13 am

Glad it's turned out so well and look forward to finally adding an original GT40 to my collection.

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Re: Scalainj's additions in 1/18

Postby scalainj » Thu May 18, 2017 2:34 am

Tom wrote:Imagine driving one on the road in those days... fantastic iconic car, fab model.


Truly a race car for the road and what a sight and experience it must have been

GBOAC002 wrote:At Bromley Pageant of Motoring last year there was a very convincing white replica (checked out the reg...) right down to those 'ally' grills and complete with period registration. I've also seen another white Mk1 with blue stripe from nose over roof to tail pootling along a country road near here. A middle aged couple enjoying 40mph canter. Not sure if it was original or copy but again it looked the part. GT40 of any hue does tend to catch the attention.

Way back in the late 1960s at Prescott Hill Climb I recall seeing and photographing on 35mm transparency film a green original road car with chrome 'bullet' wing/door mirrors. That was definitely real!

Otto always do a fine job. Nice add in 1:18 Andy.


They certainly do Ian as sightings are none to common that's for sure.
I can count on the fingers of one hand how many times i've seen a GT40. I think i've seen more F40s in the wild

JSB33 wrote:So nice to see the early car done so well.


Agreed, GT Spirit have done well with this model

LUW wrote:We should have that in 1:43.


We should

zimbo wrote:Very nice 8-)


Cheers mate

Simon wrote:Glad it's turned out so well and look forward to finally adding an original GT40 to my collection.


Not long to wait now my friend. I'll be round with yours later 8-)
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