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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by scalainj » Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:36 am

All Spark

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908 1971

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C-Type 1950

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R18 2012

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by LUW » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:56 am

The Cats are to die for. Outstanding!
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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Jager » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:39 pm

The No. 8 E-Type is one Spark didn't get right. The car started the race with an unusual mis-match of wheels, with chrome wires on the fronts, and red wires on the back which is how it appears in most photos :

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I was able to find a cheap Art Model 1956 Ferrari with a similar mis-matched set of wheels :

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So after a bit of messing around, I now have something closer to the original:

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Aside from the wheels, there has also been suggestions the car was actually dark blue rather than dark green (Provence Moulage modelled their version in blue rather than green). Changing the colour might be a bit harder to fix than the wheels !
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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Tom » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:27 pm

Looks as if the E in the second picture has a blue front wheel.

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by LUW » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:57 pm

I think it looks better with the green wheels. Can't you say it's a pre-race version?
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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Jager » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:41 pm

LUW wrote:I think it looks better with the green wheels. Can't you say it's a pre-race version?
You could, but even pre-race it had mis-matched wheels with chrome wires on the front :

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Serafa » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:12 pm

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Tom » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:42 pm

Fantastic HPIs Bruno!

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Jager » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:09 am

Great HPI selection Bruno. I think its also worth thinking about adding the 1985 Canon 956 which finished in 2nd place :

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Serafa » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:45 pm

Thanks, guys.

Ian, you are a bad influence... :lol:

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Jager » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:05 pm

That's unfair Bruno, I didn't even mention the '87 - '88 Saubers and the other '91 Mazda :D .
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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by scalainj » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:46 am

Spark - LM2012

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Jager » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:55 am

Nice set Andy, though I thought you might have had a Corvette and/or Ferrari 458 to complete the GT lineup.
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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by scalainj » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:04 am

Jager wrote:
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Nice set Andy, though I thought you might have had a Corvette and/or Ferrari 458 to complete the GT lineup.
Thanks Ian. I have quite a few more to add to this picture in time.
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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Serafa » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:05 pm

Ferrari F40 LM 1995

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Jager » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:58 pm

Bruno, nice back to back comparison of the #40 IXO and the #41Redline. You could put these in the "Comparison" thread.

While the Redline is clearly better (proper ducting, blackwashed vents, separate fuel filler casting, finer rear wing etc), I'm still impressed at how good the IXO looks next to its more expensive brother.
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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Serafa » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:59 pm

Jager wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:58 pm
Bruno, nice back to back comparison of the #40 IXO and the #41Redline. You could put these in the "Comparison" thread.

While the Redline is clearly better (proper ducting, blackwashed vents, separate fuel filler casting, finer rear wing etc), I'm still impressed at how good the IXO looks next to its more expensive brother.
I was planning to post them on the comparison thread, but I need to find some time this week to do so.

Even though those models reproduce the same car, they are completely different in terms of shape. That is normal and perfectly understandable since those manufacturers still rely on very manual process of moulding in order to get as accurate as possible. Unless they had access to more recent technologies like laser scanning and 3D printing, we shall continue to see such distortions among different manufacturers.

One detail we cannot capture on those photos is the the engine. The Redline has a much detailed engine and the car is also a lot heavier, probably due to the amount of different parts in the engine. And the MakeUp is even heavier! I will try to capture the engine details in my next photos when I have the chance.

The size of the decals on the Ixo is larger than on the Redline. On the other side, the wheels are smaller on the Ixo.

Despite the differences, the Ixo version looks great and I would recomend anyone to buy it if looking for a budget model.

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by scalainj » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:34 am

Spark - 1975

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by LUW » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:26 am

NICE! :astonished:
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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Alfaholic » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:56 am

Magnificent.

No more words can convey my envy :D
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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Jager » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:52 pm

LUW wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:26 am
NICE! :astonished:
Thought you would have used the "drooling" emoji Luc !

Seeing it all together is a a pretty impressive set. I bought 2 of the 3 Ligiers, but decided I really didn't need a 3rd.

I think this picture should go in the 'transporters' thread as well.
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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by LUW » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:19 pm

Jager wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:52 pm
Thought you would have used the "drooling" emoji Luc !
I'm trying (hard) to cut down on trucks :roll:
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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by Tom » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:03 am

Great set, looks fantastic together.

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Re: Le Mans racers

Post by scalainj » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:26 am

LUW wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:26 am
NICE! :astonished:
Cheers 8-)
Alfaholic wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:56 am
Magnificent.

No more words can convey my envy :D
:lol:
Thanks Martin
Jager wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:52 pm
LUW wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:26 am
NICE! :astonished:
Thought you would have used the "drooling" emoji Luc !

Seeing it all together is a a pretty impressive set. I bought 2 of the 3 Ligiers, but decided I really didn't need a 3rd.

I think this picture should go in the 'transporters' thread as well.
That's the first time i've managed to get them all together. Now they are all in the cabinet along with some Preiser mechanic figures and they look good (even if i do say so myself). Noted on the Transporters thread. Shall be rectified
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Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:03 am
Great set, looks fantastic together.
Thanks Tom

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