Ford Capri RS3100

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Ford Capri RS3100

Post by guitardave_1 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:13 am

I need some help on this one. I wanted an RS3100, and picked one relatively at random at a reasonable price. However, on doing some research, I am struggling to make the model tally up with a real car. Minichamps describe it as the 1974 Zandvoort ETC winner, driven by Stommelen and Mass. It has the correct driver names, but the race number and livery appear to replicate the 6th placed car of Glemser and Hezemans.

I don't have much info or literature to go on, but I would be really grateful if anyone can shed some light or offer an explanation. Otherwise, I fear that Minichamps have made a bit of a mess of things with this one :(

On a happier note, I am quite satisfied with the model itself, which seems a very decent effort. The shape is captured well I think, and the finish is generally excellent. As I have come to expect, the smaller details such as wiper, door handles, bonnet catches etc are more crude than those seen on a Spark (or even some IXOs), but the overall effect is that of a solid replica and a nice looking model.

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Re: Ford Capri RS3100

Post by scalainj » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:54 am

First and foremost - nice photos Dave

According to the bible i use it should be number 4 and have a yellow windscreen band and you are most likely correct that this is the 5th placed car with changed names

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Re: Ford Capri RS3100

Post by splonker » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:30 am

Agree with Andy - nice photos. Great car with those arches.
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Post by JSB33 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:56 am

I had a flashback on this, Dave. Didn't you have this in 1:18 some years ago?
Seems like I have seen pictures very close to this a long time past.
Very nice by the way.
I must be on the lookout for one of these.
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Re: Ford Capri RS3100

Post by guitardave_1 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:50 am

Thanks guys. Partially white car equals excuse to dig out the blue background! I like it, but it can be a bit too much. I could do with a new backdrop as my white is very tatty, and might look for a grey one. Everything seems to stand out against that, and it's nice and neutral too. I always think it looks great in Jeff's pictures.
scalainj wrote:According to the bible i use it should be number 4 and have a yellow windscreen band and you are most likely correct that this is the 5th placed car with changed names
I fear you are correct Andy. Bloody annoying, as I like to at least be able to trace the history of the model, even if it doesn't mean a lot to me. Almost irritates me enough that I might be tempted to flog it on and replace at some point.
JSB33 wrote:I had a flashback on this, Dave. Didn't you have this in 1:18 some years ago?
Seems like I have seen pictures very close to this a long time past.
Very nice by the way.
I must be on the lookout for one of these.
Correct Jeff. The 1/18 was from a different race, but essentially identical apart from a few stickers. It was one of several 1/18 models that I have been wanting to replace in 1/43. I think I have now 'duplicated' eight models. Still on the list to replace are the XJR9, BMW V12 LMR and a GT2 Viper. Of course, I also have a heap of models in 1/43 that I could never have dreamed of in the bigger scale :mrgreen:
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Re: Ford Capri RS3100

Post by PDS » Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:53 pm

Great spot guitardave_1.

Put that on my list of Models to change..

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Post by reeft1 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:22 pm

I agree and that is very very annoying as I specifically bought that car as i wanted an ETCC winner variation rather than a DRM one. My faith in Minichamps ability to build an accurately decaled car has now fallen off a cliff having previously been badly caught out with a Toyota rally car they produced. They are off my xmas card list for next year!

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Re: Ford Capri RS3100

Post by JBRedondo » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:26 pm

According to the bible i use it should be number 4 and have a yellow windscreen band and you are most likely correct that this is the 5th placed car with changed names

Andy


Yes, Andy is right one hundred percent. Car #5 was leading the race, Unfortunately it was rearended by Schnitzer Bmw driven by Zondler with 1/2 an hour before the end of the race and finished fifth. So Minichamps totaly goofed on this one. Drivers names are correct, the livery& start number is wrong.
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Post by guitardave_1 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:19 pm

Pretty conclusive then :( Ah well, it looks good on the shelf for now.
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Re: Ford Capri RS3100

Post by PDS » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:40 pm

Quick question..

Anyone interested if I can get the correct colour Sunstrip and Race numbers???

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Post by reeft1 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:31 pm

Only massively.

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Post by guitardave_1 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:40 pm

Would certainly be interested. I've never tried removing decals/livery before though. Is it likely to be tricky, especially from the clear screen? I wouldn't want to make MC's mess worse!
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Re: Ford Capri RS3100

Post by PDS » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:55 pm

Not a problem removing decals from glazing.

Hopefully have something to tell you in a week or so.

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Re: Ford Capri RS3100

Post by PDS » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:53 pm

This any better?

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Correct colour sunstrip. Correct Race number. Also missing Bosch decal missing from the rear quarters...

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Re: Ford Capri RS3100

Post by reeft1 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:30 pm

Tip top transfers! Where do I sign on the dotted line? In all seriousness, if it would be possible to purchase a set of conversion decals, please let me know either via this thread or via PM how much and where to send payment to and how.

Excellent correction job - Minichamps should sign you up to their quality control team - its a full time job mind you.....

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Re: Ford Capri RS3100

Post by PDS » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:47 pm

Anyone interested should send me a PM and I will give you the details you want.

I should have some sets available in a week or two.

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Re: Ford Capri RS3100

Post by guitardave_1 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:30 am

That is superb. I quite liked the red sunstrip, but I like accuracy more! Will be replying to your PM shortly Peter. Thank you!
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Re: Ford Capri RS3100

Post by PDS » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:31 am

Well, if you like the red sunstrip so much, I could get a decal to change the drivers names to read Glemser and Hezemans and you get to keep it?

Just means you need to get another model for the #4 car??

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Post by guitardave_1 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:33 pm

PDS wrote:Well, if you like the red sunstrip so much, I could get a decal to change the drivers names to read Glemser and Hezemans and you get to keep it?

Just means you need to get another model for the #4 car??
I would sooner have the winner than the red strip, so I will stick to converting as per your model I think Peter. One version is sufficient for me!
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Post by Zeus » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:27 pm

Nice pics Dave, I had no idea mine was wrong. PM sent
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Re: Ford Capri RS3100

Post by guitardave_1 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:23 am

Zeus wrote:Nice pics Dave, I had no idea mine was wrong. PM sent
Thanks Dave. I didn't set out to discover that the model was wrong! I was just looking for pictures of the real thing, and couldn't find any in this particular combination.

Sounds like forum members are on the way to having a set of correct versions anyway :)
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Re: Ford Capri RS3100

Post by PDS » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:50 pm

Should have the conversion decals by the end of this week.

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Re: Ford Capri RS3100

Post by PDS » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:06 pm

I now have decals and instructions available if anyone is interested.

I will post some more images tomorrow.

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Post by guitardave_1 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:16 am

PDS wrote:I now have decals and instructions available if anyone is interested.

I will post some more images tomorrow.
I will be in touch Peter. Thanks for this :)
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