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Post by vx1054 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:18 am

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Zeus wrote:The Cavalier looks so much better lowered
Thanks, was pleased with how it turned out, have started to lower most of my Vanguard models.
Tom wrote:Golf is v.nice, might have to get that myself.
I was pleased with it, may have to lower it a bit too, it's not too bad but the wheels/tyres are wrong.
What's wrong with the Golf wheels?
The wheels are too small, so the tyres are the wrong profile and are road tyres.

I have a picture of the real car somewhere which I will post when I find it.
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Post by vx1054 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:32 am

A couple of projects I am working on, the first is a Cleland Cavalier I got from ebay, I know the wheels are incorrect and there are some other bits that need doing, I may keep but I may have sourced a replacement, so will wait and see.

The other is a pre-painted Jemmpy kit of the BMW M3 of Tim Harvey which I am currently working on, completed pictures to follow soon...

Image1995 BTCC Vauxhall Cavalier John Cleland by vx1054, on Flickr

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Post by Lesopc » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:32 am

vx1054 wrote:A couple of projects I am working on, the first is a Cleland Cavalier I got from ebay, I know the wheels are incorrect and there are some other bits that need doing, I may keep but I may have sourced a replacement, so will wait and see.

The other is a pre-painted Jemmpy kit of the BMW M3 of Tim Harvey which I am currently working on, completed pictures to follow soon...

Image1995 BTCC Vauxhall Cavalier John Cleland by vx1054, on Flickr

Image1991 BTCC BMW M3 Tim Harvey by vx1054, on Flickr
Very nice Cavalier. I take it this is a modification of the earlier version that was so poorly done by Corgi Vanguards?
I can think of probably 10 or so different Cavaliers/Vectra A's from all over the world that raced through 1995 in this form (Aero kitted).
Why is nobody interested in making them. I would've thought this was right up both Spark and Minichamps alley????
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Post by vx1054 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:15 am

Lesopc wrote:Very nice Cavalier. I take it this is a modification of the earlier version that was so poorly done by Corgi Vanguards?
I can think of probably 10 or so different Cavaliers/Vectra A's from all over the world that raced through 1995 in this form (Aero kitted).
Why is nobody interested in making them. I would've thought this was right up both Spark and Minichamps alley????
Thanks Les, it is a modification from the 1992 Version I think. I did not make it was one I got from ebay.

It is a shame that Neo/Minichamps/Spark can't do it as it is an iconic car for the BTCC.
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Post by Lesopc » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:26 am

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Lesopc wrote:Very nice Cavalier. I take it this is a modification of the earlier version that was so poorly done by Corgi Vanguards?
I can think of probably 10 or so different Cavaliers/Vectra A's from all over the world that raced through 1995 in this form (Aero kitted).
Why is nobody interested in making them. I would've thought this was right up both Spark and Minichamps alley????
Thanks Les, it is a modification from the 1992 Version I think. I did not make it was one I got from ebay.

It is a shame that Neo/Minichamps/Spark can't do it as it is an iconic car for the BTCC.
That's right, but also from South and North America, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, South Africa and Japan. It defies my understanding as this could rank amongst the all time best selling models, yet nobody wants to make them. The above nations/regions fielded as many as 14 or so cars between them and then there were the 4+/-[i] Touring Car World Cup[/i] cars of 1995 too. Then add the 4 BTCC contenders. That's at least 22 models from 1 casting, do they need anymore clues????
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Post by vx1054 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:32 pm

Here is my latest addition:

Image1993 BTCC Vauxhall Cavalier Ian Ashley by vx1054, on Flickr
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Post by Lesopc » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:36 pm

vx1054 wrote:Here is my latest addition:

Image1993 BTCC Vauxhall Cavalier Ian Ashley by vx1054, on Flickr
COOL.
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Post by TouringCarExclusives » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:54 am

Lesopc wrote:
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Lesopc wrote: That's right, but also from South and North America, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, South Africa and Japan. It defies my understanding as this could rank amongst the all time best selling models, yet nobody wants to make them. The above nations/regions fielded as many as 14 or so cars between them and then there were the 4+/-[i] Touring Car World Cup[/i] cars of 1995 too. Then add the 4 BTCC contenders. That's at least 22 models from 1 casting, do they need anymore clues????
Do you mean like these :)
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Post by Lesopc » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:07 pm

TouringCarExclusives wrote:
Lesopc wrote:
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Lesopc wrote: That's right, but also from South and North America, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, South Africa and Japan. It defies my understanding as this could rank amongst the all time best selling models, yet nobody wants to make them. The above nations/regions fielded as many as 14 or so cars between them and then there were the 4+/-[i] Touring Car World Cup[/i] cars of 1995 too. Then add the 4 BTCC contenders. That's at least 22 models from 1 casting, do they need anymore clues????
Do you mean like these :)
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I do indeed mean like these. Nobody ever made any of the official model cars in 1:43 die cast and the resin kits were few in number and are very rare. There are MANY collectors who would love to own these and as I have already said, a manufacturer could make around 22 different versions from just 1 mould. I cannot see any reason why Spark in particular are not interested as this would be a sell out item by my reckoning.

I mean, do they even look at forums like this one????
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Post by TouringCarExclusives » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:09 pm

I can source as many as anyone needs... full and complete kits. Decals at extra cost.

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Post by Lesopc » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:15 pm

TouringCarExclusives wrote:I can source as many as anyone needs... full and complete kits. Decals at extra cost.
How much are the kits each????
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Post by thetrooper » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:08 am

Hmmm I wonder if it'll be a price I can manage as I'd love Cleland's 1995 car. It is my ultimate holy grail for sure.
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Post by Lesopc » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:53 am

thetrooper wrote:Hmmm I wonder if it'll be a price I can manage as I'd love Cleland's 1995 car. It is my ultimate holy grail for sure.
Me too, and others thetrooper. This is my point, why oh why is this model STILL not on any makers radar even though SO many of us want it. The best year ever for the Cavalier and not marked with a 1:43 model en masse.
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Post by TouringCarExclusives » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:12 am

Around the £50 mark per kit. Maybe less if bought in bulk.

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Post by vx1054 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:33 am

A couple of new additions:

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Post by Lesopc » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:14 am

Loving the Chilton 2007 Vectra conversion. Oxford really should've made both the Chilton and Menu 2007 Vectra's not to mention the 2009 Trio of Giovanardi, Neal and Jordan. To me that is a complete lack of vision. Hey-ho. :shock:
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Post by thetrooper » Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:23 am

I like the Nissan a lot. I'm not keen on Chilton, but can see the conversion looks good.
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Post by vx1054 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:35 am

thetrooper wrote:I like the Nissan a lot. I'm not keen on Chilton, but can see the conversion looks good.
Lesopc wrote:Loving the Chilton 2007 Vectra conversion. Oxford really should've made both the Chilton and Menu 2007 Vectra's not to mention the 2009 Trio of Giovanardi, Neal and Jordan. To me that is a complete lack of vision. Hey-ho. :shock:
Cheers guys, the Chilton Vectra was one of Matt's conversions, still don't like the Oxford Vectra's then Steve?

I think Vauxhall comissioned Oxford to do the 2007 and 2008 Vectra's, shame they didn't do the 2009 one's.
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Post by Lesopc » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:23 am

vx1054 wrote:
thetrooper wrote:I like the Nissan a lot. I'm not keen on Chilton, but can see the conversion looks good.
Lesopc wrote:Loving the Chilton 2007 Vectra conversion. Oxford really should've made both the Chilton and Menu 2007 Vectra's not to mention the 2009 Trio of Giovanardi, Neal and Jordan. To me that is a complete lack of vision. Hey-ho. :shock:
Cheers guys, the Chilton Vectra was one of Matt's conversions, still don't like the Oxford Vectra's then Steve?

I think Vauxhall comissioned Oxford to do the 2007 and 2008 Vectra's, shame they didn't do the 2009 one's.
Agreed, especially as it was "The Griffin's" last year as a Works team. Maybe Vauxhall didn't like the detail and quality of Oxford's efforts also. These models could've been so much more, if only the effort were put in.
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Post by thetrooper » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:25 am

I have the Vectra's now and I bought spares to do conversions, well that was the plan :lol:
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Post by vx1054 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:22 am

thetrooper wrote:I have the Vectra's now and I bought spares to do conversions, well that was the plan :lol:
Good work, what conversions do you want to do Steve?
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Post by thetrooper » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:28 am

I want to do Andy Jordan's Pirtek Vectra's. It's just on the back burner at the moment.
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Re: vx1054 Touring Car Collection BTCC

Post by Lesopc » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:26 am

vx1054 wrote:A couple more new additions:

Image1995 BTCC Vauxhall Cavalier John Cleland by vx1054, on Flickr

Image1998 BTCC Vauxhall Vectra Flavio Figueiredo by vx1054, on Flickr
WOW. What a super pair, especially the Cavalier. I see that the Vectra is a ONYX conversion but can you tell me how the Cavalier came to be? :D
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