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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:12 am

zimbo wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:08 pm
:o
Indeed 8-)
Tom wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:17 am
Another gem in your collection! Fan-tas-tic.
Thanks Tom :)
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Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:57 am

CMC - Jaguar C-Type - 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours - T.Rolt & D.Hamilton - 1st
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That C type is a great addition Andy....I love CMC stuff ...as good as Exoto and in lots of cases better for generally better prices too....the Ferrari 250 F they did is stunning.
Thanks Steve
I like CMC stuff. Ranks above all Exoto except for their XS range and cheaper but not by a lot these days
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Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:29 am
Oh boy! That Jaguar looks marvelous! ;)
Thanks Julio
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:31 am

Volkswagen introduced the Lupo in 1998 as it's smallest model to fill the gap left by the increasing size and weight of the Polo. The top of the range GTi arrived in 2000 powered by a 123hp 112 lb-ft 1.6 litre engine and with a weight of just over a 1000kg it could reach 60 in less than 80 seconds and 127 mph flat out, numbers remarkably close to the original MK1 GTi from 1975. The car remained in production until 2005

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Tom » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:07 am

Really rare car here in NL, Lupos aplenty, but I've only seen a handful of GTIs. Otto did their usual thing, perfect reduction by 18 times. The colour is very appealing too.

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:05 am

Tom wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:07 am
Really rare car here in NL, Lupos aplenty, but I've only seen a handful of GTIs. Otto did their usual thing, perfect reduction by 18 times. The colour is very appealing too.
Same here Tom. Sought after now as so few were made. A friend had one but it wasn't the most reliable of cars or should i say the six speed linkage was not and it left her stuck in a gear of its choice a few times with predictable consequences depending on which gear it was
Otto have as you say got it spot on and the colour was the clincher for me
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:00 am

Another 18 and i couldn't resist it. I already have Spark's rendition in 43rd so this will go nicely in the cabinet with it
Peugeot sent three 504 V6 Coupes to the 1978 Safari Rally for the crews of Jean-Pierre Nicolas & Jean-Claude Lefèbvre, Timo Makinen & Jean Todt and Simo Lampinen & Henry Liddon. They were up against the works teams of stalwarts Datsun, but also returning to the Safari Porsche and newcomers Mercedes.
What was predicted to be a dry rally didn't happen as the October rains had continued well into the new year and were still going in March leading to essentially a mud bath forcing the organisers to decide whether roads were in fact passable and whether penalties for late arrival were appropriate.
Initially a Porsche (Waldegard) led the first leg but then suspension failure moved twos Datsuns (Aaltonen & Källström) into the lead, well that is until one of them fell in a ditch (Aaltonen) and the other had rear axle failure (Källström), or more to the point the rear support member failed and the entire axle departed from the car.
Nicolas in the 504 then assumed the lead just ahead of the Datsun that was now out of the ditch which was coming up hard behind him until it rolled and broke the steering leaving the Nicolas to cruise to the win which he did despite colliding with a spectators car that decided to U-turn across his path on the stretch of road just before the finish. He limped home after some patching up by the service crew to take the win by a little over 30 minutes from the chasing Porsche of Vic Preston and ditched and rolled Datsun, still with broken steering of Rauno Aaltonen.

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Tom » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:07 am

I think I've mentioned this before but I still have the picture of the 1:1 somewhere, when it took part in the Eifel Klassik rally years ago. Fab model.

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:45 am

Tom wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:07 am
I think I've mentioned this before but I still have the picture of the 1:1 somewhere, when it took part in the Eifel Klassik rally years ago. Fab model.
Indeed a fabulous model from Otto
You had mentioned it before but no harm in doing so again 8-)
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Post by scalainj » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:12 am

Porsche introduced the four cam racing engine in 1954 specifically for the 550, initially in 1500cc and then 1600cc guise, and it was fitted into the 356 with the cars being known as Carrera after the Mexican road race in which Porsche had dominated the 2 litre class.
The engine was carried over to the 356B in 1959 and then in 1962 it was enlarged to 2 litres and a new model was born in the form of the Carrera 2
Developing 130hp and fitted with discs all round, it was at the time the fastest road car Porsche had made and also the most expensive and during it's two year production run somewhere in the region of 300 were made out of a total 356B run of over 30,000 making this car both rare and collectable.

GT Spirit - Porsche 356B 2000 GS Carrera 2
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by David MG » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:15 am

Classic 8-)
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Tom » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:42 am

Fabulous! GT Spirit is the Otto of Porsches...

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Post by scalainj » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:53 am

David MG wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:15 am
Classic 8-)
Certainly is that 8-)
Tom wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:42 am
Fabulous! GT Spirit is the Otto of Porsches...
Yes they are. They turn out some fine models when they aren't doing endless tuner versions
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:20 am

Jaguar introduced the lightweight in 1964 as a competition variant of the E-type and used aluminium extensively in the body plus the engine block and other components to reduce weight. Built specifically as a roadster with a coupe hard top, to emulate the D-Type predecessor, the tuned 3.8 litre engine had both Lucas fuel injection and 3 Weber 45s and could develop at least 300hp and as much as 350hp and came equipped with either a 4 speed or 5 speed close ratio gearbox.
Only 12 were built of the original planned run of 18, all factory homologated and although they were never raced by the factory the cars enjoyed success at many events in the hands of their private owners particularly in the UK though on the circuits of Europe with their long straights they played second fiddle to the competition, specifically Ferraris.
In 2014 Jaguar decided to build the remaining 6 cars using unused chassis codes, by hand to the original specification and it is on one of these 'new' cars that Autoart I believe has based it's model on

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Tom » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:41 am

Wow. Epic car and model.

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Post by GBOAC002 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:23 am

Beautiful model Andy. What made me smile was the comment on the tv programme about the 'continuation' models not being allowed to ever race at Goodwood...

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Post by Serafa » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:37 pm

I'm eager to see it with numbers on it.
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Post by oldirish33 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:11 am

Love the E-Type and have been very tempted to acquire one, they are beautiful models!
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:43 am

Tom wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:41 am
Wow. Epic car and model.
This. Nothing more to add
GBOAC002 wrote:
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Beautiful model Andy. What made me smile was the comment on the tv programme about the 'continuation' models not being allowed to ever race at Goodwood...
Thanks Ian
Yes i saw that too. Though the FIA have certified them for historic racing so that could be interesting....
Serafa wrote:
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I'm eager to see it with numbers on it.
Not from me you won't unless AA produce a numbered version. Then i might
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Love the E-Type and have been very tempted to acquire one, they are beautiful models!
They certainly are that Jerry.
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by davylemans » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:27 am

Wow!! Looks simply fantastic. The detail is very crisp and clean. Almost looks like one could climb in and go racing. Of course, if it was me doing the climbing in, this Jaguar would no longer be a lightweight. Nice addition! Dave

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Post by scalainj » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:21 am

davylemans wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:27 am
Wow!! Looks simply fantastic. The detail is very crisp and clean. Almost looks like one could climb in and go racing. Of course, if it was me doing the climbing in, this Jaguar would no longer be a lightweight. Nice addition! Dave
Thanks Dave
Couldn't agree more, it's a super effort from AA
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:42 am

Nissan introduced the Fairlady Z (or Datsun 240Z if you prefer though that has a different engine) in 1969 and it's the car that arguably broke the image of Japanese cars as makers of just cheap economical family cars. Introduced in the Japanese market with a 2 litre 130hp inline six (and elsewhere a 2.4 litre inline six) with a 4 speed manual (5 speed elsewhere and later auto) and independent suspension all round, the car was a sales success and variations remained in production until 1978.
One of those variations as modelled by Autoart was the Z432 which featured the 160hp inline 6 H20 engine from the Skyline GT-R plus a standard LSD and magnesium wheels and price of nearly double the standard car, mening only 420 were made making it both rare and valuable today.

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Tom » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:51 am

AA still makes amazing models, correct in every detail. You just keep looking at them.
I love this, but I must stay strong and avoid 1:18.

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by GBOAC002 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:13 am

Great detailing well captured by AA on the 1:18. Good too that the 1:1 car was a limited edition. RHD for Japan Market. The original 240Z was a good clean design by Goertz. By the time it became 260/280Z it was totally ruined by Datsun.

Much later (1990) 300Z is one of my favourite designs.

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