OIR on a larger scale

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Re: OIR on a larger scale

Post by Serafa » Tue May 14, 2019 6:14 am

Amazing detail!
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Re: OIR on a larger scale

Post by Jager » Wed May 15, 2019 8:05 pm

Love the detail. I’d pack the body away and display it with just the bare chassis.
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Re: OIR on a larger scale

Post by oldirish33 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:54 pm

Just over a month ago, I posted the Cult Jaguar 3.8S that I added to my collection. In my opinion, these cars always look better with wire wheels. I bought a set of BBR Borani wire wheels and have just added them. I think getting rid of the 'old man' wheels was the right choice. Sir William Lyons seems to approve.

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Re: OIR on a larger scale

Post by Tom » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:19 pm

Very nice wires, but I prefer disc wheels myself.

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Re: OIR on a larger scale

Post by Jager » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:56 pm

Definitely looks less like a chauffeur ride and more like it belongs to a b-grade criminal :D .
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Re: OIR on a larger scale

Post by oldirish33 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:05 am

Jager wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:56 pm
Definitely looks less like a chauffeur ride and more like it belongs to a b-grade criminal :D .
Thats why I drive one. :D
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Re: OIR on a larger scale

Post by oldirish33 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:41 am

I recently acquired a couple of new large scale models, which while straining the pocket book have been on my wishlist since they were announced.

McLaren M20, 1972 Can-Am - Tecnomodel: I have built up a collection of McLaren cars and this model will be the bookend to an earlier McLaren M8A I have in 1/18. The two cars bracket the Gulf-McLaren cars in the Can-Am, with the M20 being the final Can-Am car from McLaren.

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While the McLaren's handled better in the corners, it could not match the grunt on the straights of the Porsches. Denny Hulme made a wry quote (that) "Trying to beat the 950 hp turbo charged L&M Porsche with our 750 hp McLarens has been like trying to shoot down a 747 with a bow and arrow." Try they did however, and the M8F was redesigned into the M20 for 1972. The 8.3L Chevy V8 did not gain power, but the radiators were relocated to the rear, allowing the front end to be redesigned. It incorporated a adjustable airfoil between the front fenders, which gave the car greater downforce. The season started out well with Hulme winning two of the first four races, but after that persistent engine problems only allowed two more podiums and no wins the rest of the season. Hulme set pole at Road America in this car, but retired due to engine and electrical problems. While Hulme took second place in the Can-Am Drivers Championship in 1972, George Follmer in his Porsche 917/10 won the title by a large margin however. McLaren left Can-Am after 1972, selling its three M20's to private teams for campaigning during the final two Can-Am seasons.

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The model is typical Tecnomodel quality and appears to be a accurate representation of the real car. Tecnomodel seems to have found a niche in producing models of interesting cars in short runs. Unfortunately, I couldn't justify buying a large number of their models both for space and budget considerations but they are making some I would sure love to have. :D

Jaguar C-Type, 1954 BARC Goodwood winner - CMC: As much as I love Jaguar, I sat on the fence for sometime about whether or not to buy one of these CMC models. I have the AutoArt model of the 1953 Le Mans winner in 1/18 and wasn't sure I needed another C-Type in this scale. However, my recent visit to Replicarz and seeing one up close, coupled with a sale convinced me to pull the trigger. I opted for the Ecurie Ecosse version being a huge EE fan.

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Purchased from the Jaguar works by Ecurie Ecosse to campaign in the 1954 season, this car (XKC 502) was one of the most successful for the Scottish team. Driven by Jimmy Stewart (older brother to Sir Jackie Stewart) to several wins, including two wins at the BARC Goodwood races in May of 1954. Repainted flag blue by Ecurie Ecosse when acquired in late 1953, it was the Jaguar works car which finished 4th at Le Mans in 1953 driven by Peter Whitehead and Ian Stewart. It was driven by Ian Stewart along with Jimmy Stewart in its first race for EE in Argentina, where it crashed. While after it was repaired it was driven primarily by Jimmy Stewart, it was also driven by a list of notable drivers for Ecurie Ecosse including Duncan Hamilton, Tony Rolt, Roy Salvadori, Ninian Sanderson, & Peter Walker. It was subsequently sold to Peter Blond, who campaigned the car with further success until 1956.

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High quality you expect from CMC and as with most CMC subjects, great opening/operating features with exquisite detail. I'm very happy I decided to acquire it!

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Re: OIR on a larger scale

Post by scalainj » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:48 am

Fine additions sir. I would have gone for the EE if it had been the LM version (perhaps still to come) as it looks superb in the blue.
A very fine model.
Like you i've just bought a Tecnomodel and like you mines a snow shovel as well in a very similar colour. Fine and accurate looking models
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Re: OIR on a larger scale

Post by Tom » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:11 am

I agree that both are fantastic models but the C-type gets my vote easily. What an amazing quality replica.

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Post by JSB33 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:31 am

2 of my all time favorite in just the right liveries. Have to say the big Mac gets my vote though for subject mater alone.
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Re: OIR on a larger scale

Post by Jager » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:09 am

Two great models as the centerpieces of your new garage Jerry. Different cars and different eras, but as much as I like them both the C-Type is the standout.
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Re: OIR on a larger scale

Post by Alfaholic » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:29 pm

I'll throw my vote on for the M20, even though both are fantastic.
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