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Postby thetrooper » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:43 am

Your pictures say it all for the Aston and nothing I say will do it justice. Like the Huracan but not the colour, a nice blue or white for me.
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Postby Batman » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:37 pm

Very smart looking Beemer Wagon and Aston racers!!! :D

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Postby carcollector » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:23 pm

Simon wrote:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:Great looking model, wonderful colour! :)


My thoughts exactly.


x2 :D

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Postby scalainj » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:03 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:Great looking model, wonderful colour! :)


Simon wrote:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:Great looking model, wonderful colour! :)


My thoughts exactly.


carcollector wrote:
Simon wrote:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:Great looking model, wonderful colour! :)


My thoughts exactly.


x2 :D


Mine too :) Cheers chaps

Tom wrote:AA did a superb job, and it's quite the colour indeed! I guess a collection of Lambos won't be a dull sight...


They did Tom and I do love a green Lambo. It isn't though have been careful to make sure they are not all green

thetrooper wrote:Your pictures say it all for the Aston and nothing I say will do it justice. Like the Huracan but not the colour, a nice blue or white for me.


Thanks Steve. The Aston is superb particularly in the flesh. Wonderful model from Spark
I probably wouldn't have a 1/1 Huracan in the green to be fair.

Batman wrote:Very smart looking Beemer Wagon and Aston racers!!! :D


Cheers. Appreciated
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Postby scalainj » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:35 am

For the 1981 season Zakspeed built a Group 5 version of the Capri Mk III to compete in the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft series. The car retained very little of the Capri being the roof, the pillars and some parts of the rear end with the body mainly consisteing of aluminium and 80 metres of aluminium tubing. The turbo Cosworth engine put out approximately 520hp and with extra turbo boost for short periods 565hp.
Klaus Ludwig won the 1981 title in one. For 1982 the main sponsor was Jagermeister and the team had a new car the C100 however after two disappointing results the Capri was back for the next four rounds notching up a 2nd, two 3rds and a DNF before switching back to the C100 for the remainder of the season, scoring two victories in the final 4 races to give Ludwig 4th in the championship

Minichamps - Ford Capri Zakspeed Turbo - 1982 DRM - K.Ludwig - 4th
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Postby Tom » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:39 am

Wow. Just wow.

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Postby Alfaholic » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:32 am

Brilliant.

I looked at the 1:43 last weekend and stupidly didn't pick it up.
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Postby JSB33 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:12 am

Hubba Hubba!
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Postby Simon » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:08 am

Seen this at the Museum, and it looks even better in the hand........Minichamps getting it right and proving that they can still make some decent models!

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Postby thetrooper » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:05 am

Now that's a rear diffuser. Subtle is not a word you can use for this car as it's just wild looking and probably wild to drive as well 8-)
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Postby Serafa » Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:38 pm

Fantastic! Those Gr.5 cars are awesome. And the Capri is a must have.
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Postby KJ143NZ » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:28 am

that's pretty wild and cool. Its amazing how small the engine is compared to the car body!
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Postby scalainj » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:01 am

Tom wrote:Wow. Just wow.


Indeed, Minichamps back on fine form

Alfaholic wrote:Brilliant.

I looked at the 1:43 last weekend and stupidly didn't pick it up.


Cheers Martin
You may not be surprised that I have the 43rd as well. It's a super little model

JSB33 wrote:Hubba Hubba!


Indeed! 8-)

Simon wrote:Seen this at the Museum, and it looks even better in the hand........Minichamps getting it right and proving that they can still make some decent models!


Very much So Simon on both counts. A return to form for MC

thetrooper wrote:Now that's a rear diffuser. Subtle is not a word you can use for this car as it's just wild looking and probably wild to drive as well 8-)


I thought the same Steve. Nothing subtle about it at all. A proper wild ride

Serafa wrote:Fantastic! Those Gr.5 cars are awesome. And the Capri is a must have.


Yes that they are Bruno. This one had to come home

KJ143NZ wrote:that's pretty wild and cool. Its amazing how small the engine is compared to the car body!


It does look tiny nestled in the bay. Lot of power though
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Postby scalainj » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:40 am

I'm not really into the modified scene, and certainly not model wise, but every now and again a company comes along that adds something. Singer have been resto-modding air-cooled 911s since 2009 by rebuilding them from the ground up and adding modern technology under the skin whilst taking off the years on the outside so that the final product looks like a classic 911 but goes like a modern one.
GT Spirit have modelled I believe the Connecticut edition which was originally a 964

GT Spirit - Porsche 911 by Singer
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Postby Jager » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:52 am

Two beautiful recent additions Andy. Sometimes when I see models like this I'm tempted to throw my 1:43 on eBay and invest in a smaller 1:18 collection. A 1:18 Jagermeister collection in particular sounds very appealing - perhaps one day when I eventually need to downsize my collection.
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Postby Tom » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:45 am

I've read the magazine articles and drooled over the pictures. Like you I'm not into modified cars and mucking about with good Porsches is a sin, but this just looks sooo good... model's amazing too.

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Postby thetrooper » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:45 am

Was it Top Gear that did a feature on that company? If not I remember seeing it on TV at some point.
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Postby GBOAC002 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:52 am

There was a Singer 911 at Goodwood FoS this year. First time I've seen one in the metal. Model looks good.

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Postby zimbo » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:03 am

Terrific addition mate, looks brilliant 8-)
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Postby ghosthunter » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:49 pm

10/10 from me.

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Postby scalainj » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:55 am

Jager wrote:Two beautiful recent additions Andy. Sometimes when I see models like this I'm tempted to throw my 1:43 on eBay and invest in a smaller 1:18 collection. A 1:18 Jagermeister collection in particular sounds very appealing - perhaps one day when I eventually need to downsize my collection.


Thanks Ian.
It models like this and the last one that make it very difficult to stop collecting 1/18s

Tom wrote:I've read the magazine articles and drooled over the pictures. Like you I'm not into modified cars and mucking about with good Porsches is a sin, but this just looks sooo good... model's amazing too.


Exactly this Tom. Singer take a great product (albeit a tired older car) and with careful thought and design turn out a finished product that adds to the original. Very few modifiers have the necessary skill and sympathy

thetrooper wrote:Was it Top Gear that did a feature on that company? If not I remember seeing it on TV at some point.


I 'think' it was TG Steve

GBOAC002 wrote:There was a Singer 911 at Goodwood FoS this year. First time I've seen one in the metal. Model looks good.


Wouldn't mind having a look over one of these in the flesh. An extremely rare catch though here in the UK

zimbo wrote:Terrific addition mate, looks brilliant 8-)


Thanks Alistair

ghosthunter wrote:10/10 from me.

Ghosthunter.


Top marks all round 8-)
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Postby scalainj » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:36 am

The 1965 Mexican Grand Prix was the final round of the season, and coming into the race all 9 previous rounds had been won by a British driver driving a British powered car. Honda who were in their second season of F1 as a manufacturer had competed in 7 races with the RA272 prior to Mexico with a two car team consisting of American drivers Ronnie Bucknum & Richie Ginther and had had two 6th placed finishes, a 7th, a 13th and 8 retirements.
The Honda RA272 was a development of the previous seasons RA271 and had a technically advanced (albeit wide and heavy) 48-valve 1,495cc V12 engine which was water-cooled and transversely mounted unit which gave 230hp at 13,000 rpm.
The high altitude of the Mexican circuit (7300ft) proved to the engines liking and the Hondas qualified 3rd and 10th and at the start Ginther got away from the line first to lead the race from start to finish making it the first Japanese car to win a Formula One Grand Prix.

Autoart - Honda RA272 - 1965 Mexican Grand Prix - R.Ginther - 1st
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Postby Tom » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:55 am

Fantastic amount of detail! What a superb model, offers hours of enjoyment inspecting every part.

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Postby Batman » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:15 pm

Fantastic looking Honda! Love the details!


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