Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Tom » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:45 am

Utterly fantastic car and model. Almost makes me want to start collecting 1:18 again.

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Alfaholic » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:11 am

Nice as the Audi is (and it does have numbers) I would still take the Alfa ;)
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by thetrooper » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:13 am

Liking the Quattro. 8-)
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:26 pm

Tom wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:45 am
Utterly fantastic car and model. Almost makes me want to start collecting 1:18 again.
It is Tom. Nothing wrong with a handful of 1/18 Quattros Tom. Though i believe Martin considers it an issue if you have say, 20 or so ;)
Alfaholic wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:11 am
Nice as the Audi is (and it does have numbers) I would still take the Alfa ;)
Well I was thinking. If i had the Audi and then sold it how many of the 80 odd thousand GTs they made that i don't own could i buy?
thetrooper wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:13 am
Liking the Quattro. 8-)
Good man :D
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:36 am

The Jaguar E-Type was based on the companies successful D-Type competition car and used ideas developed in competition to the road. It featured monocoque construction, all wheel disc brakes, independent front and rear suspension, rack and pinion steering and also rather than ladder frame chassis it featured a front subframe which carried the engine, front suspension and the front bodywork which was bolted directly to the tub.

The series 1 entered production in 1961 and had a 3.8 litre straight six fed by triple SU carburettors and remained in production albeit with constant changes until 1967 when it was replaced by the series 2 after a little over 38,000 had been built

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Tom » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:44 am

:o Drool!

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Post by GBOAC002 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:06 am

Takes me right back to March 1961! AA model is a beautiful rendering of an iconic and beautiful design. I recall being able to buy and build a 1:25 plastic kit of the E-Type Convertible by Revell a very short time after the 1:1 car was launched. Naturally I painted it red. Like the AA one it had opening features and was a great lesson about the engineering which went into the car. Alas like all my plastic models it was eventually binned. Superb add Andy. A definite keeper!

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by David MG » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:25 am

Superb model, Andy. Only caveat is, IMHO the wheels could do with a few more spokes.
I am envious.
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by LUW » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:44 am

Sometimes I miss all that detail.
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Serafa » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:11 pm

This model is amazing, Andy. I wish AutoArt also made racing versions of this car.

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:21 am

Tom wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:44 am
:o Drool!
It certainly has that effect Tom 8-)
GBOAC002 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:06 am
Takes me right back to March 1961! AA model is a beautiful rendering of an iconic and beautiful design. I recall being able to buy and build a 1:25 plastic kit of the E-Type Convertible by Revell a very short time after the 1:1 car was launched. Naturally I painted it red. Like the AA one it had opening features and was a great lesson about the engineering which went into the car. Alas like all my plastic models it was eventually binned. Superb add Andy. A definite keeper!
Thanks Ian.
A keeper indeed and something to put with my AutoArt MK1 Coupe. They make a lovely pair
David MG wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:25 am
Superb model, Andy. Only caveat is, IMHO the wheels could do with a few more spokes.
I am envious.
Thanks David. Agreed they are touch light on the spokes but in the display you really don't notice this (fortunately)
LUW wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:44 am
Sometimes I miss all that detail.
Which is why i am still in the 18 game
Serafa wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:11 pm
This model is amazing, Andy. I wish AutoArt also made racing versions of this car.
Not bad is it Bruno.
They are - the lightweight E-Type is due for future release and samples have already been seen
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by GarageOnAWall » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:59 am

Incredible execution of this icon. AA really does opening features better (and detail) better than just about anyone else don't they? Love the color too, adds some interest versus all the greens and silver. WOW and congrats Andy 8-)
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:13 am

GarageOnAWall wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:59 am
Incredible execution of this icon. AA really does opening features better (and detail) better than just about anyone else don't they? Love the color too, adds some interest versus all the greens and silver. WOW and congrats Andy 8-)
Thanks BB
It is a great model and AA are certainly up there when it comes to good models. This being a prime example
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:05 am

The 1984 Portuguese Rally was the third round of the championship and Audi arrived with a 4 car line up fresh off of two victories in the opening two rounds. The rather formidable line up consisted of British Rally champion and multiple WRC event winner Stig Blomqvist & Bjorn Cederberg, reigning world champion Hannu Mikkola & Arne Hertz, multiple South African rally champion Sarel van der Merwe & Franz Boshoff and lastly 2 times world rally champion Walter Rohrl & Christian Geistdorfer who had joined Audi at the beginning of the 1984 season.
In short, Sarel van der Merwe lasted 4 stages before crashing, Stig Blomqvist lasted 33 stages before rolling the car, Hannu Mikkola drove superbly hanging onto the back of the dominant Lancia 037s in the early tarmac stages before capitalising when they either crashed or had problems leading to a fight to the finish which Mikkola won by 27 seconds over Alen.
And Walter Rohrl. Well after his dominant win in his first rally for Audi in Monte Carlo, he wasn't so lucky. He left the road, rolled the car and the car caught fire as a result. Didn't stop him getting it back on the road and carrying on to take 6th place in a much more rounded Quattro than usual.

Try that in a Lancia

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Tom » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:09 am

There you go again tempting me with fab 1:18s...

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by GarageOnAWall » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:38 am

Tom wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:09 am
There you go again tempting me with fab 1:18s...
Tom, he's never going to stop tempting us with Audi's or anything else with 4 wheels :P BB
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by The Maltings » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:29 am

Bought the Rohrl Portugal car as well mainly because there's an image online of the car mid flight that's one of my favourite ever rally shots. Rear nearside HB decal is slightly off centre on mine but doesnt detract from a great model and a good price as dont need to go to the opening doors level of an Autoart.

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