Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby TimWilliams » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:42 am

Here are the 1996 McLarens. Only one retirement - the others filled 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 11th places

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These are all Minichamps except the #39 which is HPI. The two Gulf cars have very different decals and the #34 had a wing mirror missing which I didn't notice until much later. I have a spare which I can use when I get around to it. The decals on the #33 are starting to disintegrate which I'm not pleased about. As a general rule I don't like Minichamps models - I certainly intend to replace the radio aerials with some thing less resembling a broomstick.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby Stu935 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:16 am

really nice collection of cars, and I love the way you have presented them

With the McLarens, which is the better model manufacturer? I was looking at these and noticed HPI, Minichamp and True Scale sell versions. I'm just not sure who to go for with regard to detail and accuracy

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby TimWilliams » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:24 am

Stu935 wrote:really nice collection of cars, and I love the way you have presented them

With the McLarens, which is the better model manufacturer? I was looking at these and noticed HPI, Minichamp and True Scale sell versions. I'm just not sure who to go for with regard to detail and accuracy


HPI have upped their game with recent models - they're the one's I'd choose. I don't have any experience of True Scale but the one's I've seen seem pretty good.

I have all the Le Mans cars except the Jacadi car from 1995 which I'm currently building in the Renaissance version although I do have the option of using an Ixo model as a body donor and using the Renaissance parts for detailing.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby Stu935 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:33 am

TimWilliams wrote:
Stu935 wrote:really nice collection of cars, and I love the way you have presented them

With the McLarens, which is the better model manufacturer? I was looking at these and noticed HPI, Minichamp and True Scale sell versions. I'm just not sure who to go for with regard to detail and accuracy


HPI have upped their game with recent models - they're the one's I'd choose. I don't have any experience of True Scale but the one's I've seen seem pretty good.

I have all the Le Mans cars except the Jacadi car from 1995 which I'm currently building in the Renaissance version although I do have the option of using an Ixo model as a body donor and using the Renaissance parts for detailing.


thanks Tim, I'll look at a couple of the HPI McLarens. I'm thinking of the Gulf and Harrods cars

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby Jager » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:27 pm

Stu935 wrote:thanks Tim, I'll look at a couple of the HPI McLarens. I'm thinking of the Gulf and Harrods cars


As nice as their HPI cars are, their arrival 15 years after the original Minichamps releases have meant Minichamps prices have dropped like a stone. You can pick up 2 - 3 Minichamps cars for the price of one HPI, so if your just starting out collecting your $$$ will go further with the Minichamps models - which present really well considering their age.
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby scOOmer » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:02 pm

Get display! May I suggest one thing. If you use some 3M Super77 spray adhesive on the label/base it will hold the edges down permanently. Otherwise, Wish I had a few pieces of your collection. Very Nice.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby PLAYLIFE » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:58 am

TimWilliams wrote:Here's another case - This time two Mazdas and a load of Nissans.

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Who produced the Nissans? I'm looking at getting some for myself. Is it Spark?

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby rickspeed » Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:52 am

Hi

Great collection, and the models look excellent in their very beautiful cases.
You say you have them custom made. How much is a case like that for (example) 10 cars? (just ball-park figure).

Unusual to display cars front on like that - usually see them displayed side on or 45° angle, but you obviously fit more in like this.

You say you theme the boxes according to various criteria. How do you deal with duplications - ie model is in the winners of 1980 - 1989 but also in a Jaguar collection or a collection of the best cars of 1988?

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby TimWilliams » Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:10 am

rickspeed wrote:Hi

Great collection, and the models look excellent in their very beautiful cases.
You say you have them custom made. How much is a case like that for (example) 10 cars? (just ball-park figure).

I pay between £25 and £35 per case depending on size. Once they get over 10 models wide they start to bend. Perspex suffers badly from thermal expansion and contraction.

Unusual to display cars front on like that - usually see them displayed side on or 45° angle, but you obviously fit more in like this.

You say you theme the boxes according to various criteria. How do you deal with duplications - ie model is in the winners of 1980 - 1989 but also in a Jaguar collection or a collection of the best cars of 1988?

I don't. If its in a winners case it stays there. I now have enough in the collection to group most models sensibly - or I wait until I can. At some point I usually have to restructure the display so for example my 1970 Ferrari 512 collection is now 6 strong and spread among three cases. eventually they will find themselves together.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby TimWilliams » Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:26 am

I also have two books on the blurb site where you can look at the entire collection - although it has grown a bit since publication.

http://www.blurb.co.uk/books/4617819-fe ... 43rd-scale

http://www.blurb.co.uk/books/5505068-le ... 43rd-scale

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby jj2728 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:49 am

Impressive and very nicely done. We share many of the same cars.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby David C. » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:21 am

I really like how you have grouped your collections, well done! how was the labeling done-was it white printed onto the black base materials?

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby TimWilliams » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:29 am

David C. wrote:I really like how you have grouped your collections, well done! how was the labeling done-was it white printed onto the black base materials?

Thanks. The bases are printed using a fine mottled texture created in Adobe Illustrator with white text printed on SRA3 sized 300gsm paper on an industrial strength laser printer which sits in the corner of my office. Not available to everyone I admit.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby TimWilliams » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:25 am

I am looking for two spark models to add to my Le Mans history. These are S0775 and S0798. The first is the Jaguar XJR14 which practiced at Le Mans in 1991 but didn't compete and the other is the Maxda MX01 from the following year which was more or less derived from the Southgate design for the Jaguar.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby URQRR20V » Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:10 am

V nice and coincidentally this just came onto my FB page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXQ0vDVZ-ts&sns=fb

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby reeft1 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:51 am

Do love looking at your collections Tim - very smartly displayed.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby danny » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:13 am

URQRR20V wrote:V nice and coincidentally this just came onto my FB page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXQ0vDVZ-ts&sns=fb


I made a similar video 2 years ago at le mans. The sound of that car is amasing.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby TimWilliams » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:13 am

The Mazda MX-R01 had a Judd engine so didn't sound anything like those screaming Wankels.

We sat in the Cafe des hunadieres at midnight listening to three of them circulating in convoy in 1988. Deafening!

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby Tom » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:24 pm

Both very distinctive liveries, I recall seeing those Silk Cut Jags race on TV...

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby Sanchez » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:52 pm

Wow! Haven't seen this thread before. Love the way you arrange your collection.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby PLAYLIFE » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:25 pm

TimWilliams wrote:Here are some more Porsche 962s, all Spark.

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I took me some time, but :D :D :D

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Oh and, I BLAME YOU, TimWilliams :lol:

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby TimWilliams » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:34 am

Only a few more to go....

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby Tom » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:54 am

:o :o

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Postby JSB33 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:24 am

Extremely impressive.
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