Serafa's 1:18 Collection

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Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by Serafa » Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:29 pm

Hi guys,

Came from NYC this week and brought this:

March 84C 1984 - Gordon Johncock - Replicarz - Scale 1:18

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Post by JSB33 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:08 am

Looks great!
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Re: Serafa's Indy 500 Collection

Post by Serafa » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:44 pm

A few pictures of my Indy cars:

AAR Eagle - Pancho Carter - 1974 - Carousel
March 84C - Gordon Johncock - 1984 - Replicarz
Menards G-Force - Tony Stewart - 1998 - Maisto

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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by Serafa » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:41 pm

It's been a while since I don't post anything in this thread, so I think I will restart this thread with some style with my first Tecnomodel car.

This is a Ferrari 250 GT "Sperimentale" that ran at Le Mans in 1961 and had 2 drivers at the wheel: Fernand Tavano and Giancarlo Baghetti (ex-F1). It was very unstable at Mulsanne straight so they had to add the rear spoiler and the front winglets. The result in the race was not even close to be as spectacular as the car, since this is a DNF which experienced an engine failure during the 13th hour of the race, even though they managed to be in 8th place by middle of the race. However, the same chassis was 1st in its class during the 1962 Daytona 3 Hours with Stirling Moss at the wheel.

That car was one of 5 in total modified "SWB" chassis with Testarosa engine ever built and it can also be considered as the predecessor of the legendary 250 GTO.

Ferrari 250 GT Sperimentale F. Tavano & G. Baghetti - Tecnomodel - 1/18 (nº74 out of 80)

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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by LUW » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:44 pm

Damn that looks hot!
:checkered_flag: Luciano :checkered_flag:

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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by Tom » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:42 pm

That looks fantastic!

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Post by scalainj » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:52 pm

Very nice indeed Bruno
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Post by Alfaholic » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:14 pm

Truly magnificent Bruno. I have the No. 21 in 1:43 but need to add this one.
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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by Serafa » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:16 pm

LUW wrote:Damn that looks hot!
Isn't it?! It would fit your previous 1/18 Le Mans collection, Luciano.
Tom wrote:That looks fantastic!
Thanks, Tom!
scalaijn wrote:Very nice indeed Bruno
Thanks, Andy!
Alfaholic wrote:Truly magnificent Bruno. I have the No. 21 in 1:43 but need to add this one.
Thanks, Martin! I knew you would like it.
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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by Serafa » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:18 pm

From the CMC folder that comes with the model:

"A highlight of the 30th 24 Hours of Le Mans that took place from June 23rd to 24th, 1962 was the debut of the newly-developed Ferrari 250 GTO, which went into the race with high expectations and optimism. The race was the 8th series run of the World Sportscar Championship of the year. What was new was the classification of participating vehicles into 18 different racing classes. In the experimental class, the driver-duo Olivier Gendebien/Phil Hill raced a highly powerful Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Testa Rossa Spyder to the first place in overall standing.

For the GT class, Ferrari had a new trump card - the Belgian/French driver-duo Pierre Noblet/Jean Guichet in 250 GTO chassis #3705 with the license plate MO-77914. This was a team with seasoned experience in endurance racing as well as prudent and outstanding driving skills. Fifty-five teams started off on the course. The Olivier Gendebien/Phil Hill team finished first in overall standing after completing 331 laps that totaled 4,451.255 km in 24 hours. Their average speed was 185.469 km/h, with Phil Hill driving the Spyder to establish the fastest lap time at 3.57.700 minutes, = 204.202 km/h.

Also remarkable was the result achieved by Pierre Noblet/Jean Gichet, the GT-class winner team in its Ferrari 250 GTO with starting #19 on a blue, white, and red tricolor-striped body. They covered a distance of 4,384.136 km in 24 hours, completing 326 laps at an average speed of 182.67 km/h. In addition to their first-place finish in the GT class, the remarkable performance led them to a 2nd position in overall standing. Three of the participant GTO's finished in the top six places, thus making Le Mans 1962 one of the most successsful racing events for Ferrari to this day."


Ferrari 250 GTO - P. Noblet & J. Guichet - CMC - 1/18 (nº235 out of 1,500)

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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by Tom » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:46 pm

DROOL!

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Post by Alfaholic » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:06 pm

I am speechless.

I now need to go and have a lie down - too much excitement.
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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by scalainj » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:25 am

Very very very nice indeed Bruno. A superb addition
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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by JSB33 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:44 am

Fantastic!
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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by Serafa » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:24 pm

Tom wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:46 pm
DROOL!
:lol:
Alfaholic wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:06 pm
I am speechless.

I now need to go and have a lie down - too much excitement.
Go easy, Martin. You should appreciate it with small portions. :D
scalainj wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:25 am
Very very very nice indeed Bruno. A superb addition
Thanks, Andy!
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:44 am
Fantastic!
Indeed it is, Jeff. I am sure that it is the best model I have in my collection, the crown jewel.
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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by LUW » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:38 am

CMC are out of this world.
:checkered_flag: Luciano :checkered_flag:

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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by Serafa » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:07 am

LUW wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:38 am
CMC are out of this world.
Indeed, Luc. CMC is nowadays probably on the vanguard of what can be done in terms of car models.

It gets even more impressive when you realize that the hood straps are made of real leather and the wheel is made of real wood just like the real thing.
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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by Tom » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:34 pm

I'm happy to have a CMC model, if I can help it it's not going anywhere.

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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by Serafa » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:46 pm

In 1957, the Equipe Nationale Belge entered the #16 Jaguar D-Type with an all-Belgian driver line-up, Paul Frére and Freddy Rousselle. The race ended with the Belgian Team in 4th position, behind 3 other D-Types. The D-Type was very dominant at Le Mans since 1955 with the invention of disc brakes, which obviously dramatically reduced the braking distance at each corner. Even more important, it's fair to say that this brilliant invention helped to save many lives for the last 64 years.

The model below is a very detailed replica made by Exoto in 1/18 scale. Enjoy the pictures! Any questions are welcome.

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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by scalainj » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:14 am

A simply epic model Bruno
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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by Tom » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:23 am

The model to end all models. I could get rid of my entire collection and still be happy with one of these.

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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by JSB33 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:10 am

Truly a 1:1 shrunk down.
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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by Serafa » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:45 pm

scalainj wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:14 am
A simply epic model Bruno
It certainly is, Andy, just like yours.
Tom wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:23 am
The model to end all models. I could get rid of my entire collection and still be happy with one of these.
I still think the CMC is slightly more detailed, but this is an outlier indeed.
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Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:10 am
Truly a 1:1 shrunk down.
You summarized very well. The engine compartment is so well detailed that it looks like I can turn on the ignition and it would work.
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Re: Serafa's 1:18 Collection

Post by oldirish33 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:37 pm

Just catching up with your thread Bruno. The Jaguar and the Ferrari's are simply fantastic!
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