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Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:07 am
by reeft1
Always good to see these pics again Chris.

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:58 am
by Jager
CDM wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:51 am
Fantastic…exactly what this or any forum is about…you never stop learning!!
Thanks Chris.....you'll find we're all pretty good at helping other people spend their money !

Here's another two pictures of the Nurburgring car to help with your conversion. Looking forward to seeing this when you've finished.

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Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:29 pm
by CDM
Thanks for the extra photos...errrmmm do I do one for each race....I will get back to you on that one!!

I am on another forum decicated to rally models and its the same there, we can always spend each others money!!

As a well known dealer in the UK says....Collecting models can seriously damage you wealth....quite so

Chris

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:08 pm
by LM24HRS
CD, only me. Just catching up with your posts.

All, I'm fortunate enough to have witnessed Chris's work and his excellent displays first hand and yes it's as good if not better than the pics.

Thanks for the inspiration CD, and thanks to members of this forum for your passion and sharing your experiences.

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:28 am
by CDM
As the weather here in the UK is still rubbish time to put up some more photos from the McRae Collection and still no Impreza or Focus models!!!

1992 pre RAC Rally test - The Mk1 Ford Cortina is one of my favorites. This is based on a Minichamps model. The story behind this one is that in 1992 Autosport got two of Britain’s greatest rally drivers together for a car test swapping into each other’s cars for a pre RAC Rally preview issue. Roger had his Sutton prepared Mk1 Cortina up against the Prodrive Legacy. Judging by their smiles in the test report I think they enjoyed the test and each other’s company?

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2000 McRae Stages - The white Escort is a Trofeu model with decals added. This car ran as course opening car with Murray Grierson on the notes

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2006 BRC Test Day – This is based on an IXO model with decals removed and corrected and as per the real car changed from LHD to RHD. Judging by the photo I think Colin enjoyed this one too?

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Two race cars

1992 BTCC Knockhill – This is based on a BMW 318iS from Minichamps stripped and resprayed with decals from DMC in Holland. There are a few photos of this car around and the wheels are different in everyone. So which wheels to choose, remember a photo is just 1/125th of a second of any race/rally, replicate one photo!! As a Prodrive employee Colin was asked to drive one of their cars at the BTCC Knockhill Race meeting. He finished 8th in the first race and was disqualified in the second for a bit too much aggressive driving, knocking Matt Neal out of the race (wonder what happened to him!!??)

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Watch the race from 2 mins on with Muddly Talker and Steve Rider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6miXvlcbp0

2006 Porsche Supercup – [/b]This is based on a stripped and resprayed Minichamps. The decals came from DMC in Holland. The two races were at Knockhill in Scotland where Colin retired from both races.

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Chris

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:35 am
by Tom
Fantastic lineup of custom-built models. Great builds.

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:39 am
by LUW
Awesome! Hard to say which one is the coolest.

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:26 am
by reeft1
All are excellent

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:59 am
by shelby427
amazing collection! congrats!

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:12 am
by Alfaholic
Fantastic!!! No need for Legacy’s, Imprezas, etc. when you have these delights.

The Escorts win for me.

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:16 pm
by Jager
I was wondering if you had the Vertu Porsche. It’s a pity Colin was taken so soon and we didn’t get to see how his 2nd career in Sportscars fully developed.

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:24 am
by CDM
At last I have found some time to finish the 1993 Safari Rally Subaru Vivio of Colin McRae & Derek Ringer. Why anyone thought that taking such a small car onto the Safari Rally was a good idea, I have no idea. Any car with small wheels has very little suspension travel, so unsurprisingly the front n/s wheel came off when the suspension failed when they tripped over yet another pothole

Strangely this model has never appeared in 1:43 (1:64th in the Colin McRae Collection yes). Trofeu make a nice yellow Safari Rally version (generally available at around £20) which comes apart easy enough to respray in the correct Subaru Blue. The decals are recent additions to Carlo Rovatti’s superb range of over 300 decals in Italy. Nice decals you have to cut out but are nice clear quality decals.


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Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:27 am
by Tom
That is indeed a very unlikely rally car. Nice conversion.

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:39 am
by reeft1
Excellent conversion. When Ixo first produced the cast and demo’d the grey mould at a show, I can’t have been alone in thinking “that must be the Mcrae car”. Amazed they never did this version. Great work Chris.

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:11 am
by Jager
Looks good Chris. I'm surprised you didn't do a second one for a before and after set minus the front wheels :D .

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:07 pm
by CDM
Mmmm there is an idea!!!

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:39 am
by CDM
Thanks to Ian/Jager for the heads up on this one to convert into a McRae spec car, I have finally got around to completing it!!

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Chris

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:34 pm
by reeft1
Very cool

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:05 pm
by CDM
Paul

Its not one I knew much about until Jaeger pointed it out

Chris

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:19 pm
by Tom
reeft1 wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:34 pm
Very cool
Indeed!

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:33 am
by Jager
Glad to be of assistance :D .

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:40 pm
by Zeus
Not seen that one before CD. Very nice 8-)

Re: CDM Collection Colin McRae

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:23 pm
by CDM
Dave

I hadn't either until Ian posted some photos

Chris