The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by Alfaholic » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:20 am

That's a great model, bumpers or no bumpers!
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Post by Jager » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:39 am

That looks so much more 'purposeful' without the bumpers.
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Post by Tom » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:44 pm

Fab model.

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Post by reeft1 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:29 am

51 Lancia Aurelia B20 Ser 1 Bracco Mille Miglia Partswork 2nd overall, 1st in class
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52 Lancia Auerlia B20 Ser 2 Super Charged Maglioli Carerra Panamericana Spark S2442 4th overall
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54 Jaguar C Type Ibarra Carerra Panamericana Brumm R547 DNF
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71 Porsche 908/3 Rear Fins Elford Targa Florio Best 9334 39th overall, 3rd in class
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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by Alfaholic » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:35 am

To quote some dodgy movie - you had me at Aurelia... :lol: :lol:
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Post by reeft1 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:38 am

Alfaholic wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:35 am
To quote some dodgy movie - you had me at Aurelia... :lol: :lol:
Figured i might have lol!

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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by Tom » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:16 am

All those are ace, with only lack of funds and space preventing me from starting a collection of Carrera Panamericana models...

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Post by JSB33 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:30 am

Much like Tom, I would love to be able to start a TF wing of my collection. I actually think I would rather collect cars from that race than LM.
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Post by Featherless_Biped » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:42 am

Carrera Panamericana models are so tempting. I don't have even one, but one is on its way here. :)
I would rather collect cars from that race than from LM.

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Post by Jager » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:01 am

The Best 908's are really nicely done and you can't go wrong if you get one with a Martini livery.
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Much like Tom, I would love to be able to start a TF wing of my collection. I actually think I would rather collect cars from that race than LM.
There's no doubt there were some cool cars at the Targa Florio, but for the most part many of the Le Mans cars competed at the Targa Florio as well. In addition, the race lost its international ststus in 1973 and ceased in 1977, so your collection wouldn't have any of the cars from the last 50 years.
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Carrera Panamericana models are so tempting. I don't have even one, but one is on its way here. :)
I would rather collect cars from that race than from LM.

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The Carrera Panamericana is even more limited than the Targa Florio, being run only for five consecutive years from 1950 to 1954. Again, many of the Carrera Panamericana cars also raced at Le Mans (ie both the Jaguar and Lancia above are also Le Mans cars), but personally I'd want to collect cars from a wider period of history than just 5 years in the 50's.
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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by JSB33 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:05 am

Jager wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:01 am
JSB33 wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:30 am
Much like Tom, I would love to be able to start a TF wing of my collection. I actually think I would rather collect cars from that race than LM.
There's no doubt there were some cool cars at the Targa Florio, but for the most part many of the Le Mans cars competed at the Targa Florio as well. In addition, the race lost its international ststus in 1973 and ceased in 1977, so your collection wouldn't have any of the cars from the last 50 years.

Works for me.
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Post by reeft1 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:29 am

JSB33 wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:05 am
Jager wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:01 am
JSB33 wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:30 am
Much like Tom, I would love to be able to start a TF wing of my collection. I actually think I would rather collect cars from that race than LM.
There's no doubt there were some cool cars at the Targa Florio, but for the most part many of the Le Mans cars competed at the Targa Florio as well. In addition, the race lost its international ststus in 1973 and ceased in 1977, so your collection wouldn't have any of the cars from the last 50 years.

Works for me.
x 2 - having an upper limit on a collection or even a narrow window stops (to a small degree) things getting completely out of hand like it has with my WRC collection.....

These next 2 will undoubtedly cause some forum members to opine negatively as these are scratch builds by which i mean that the "buck" from which these were cast will have been carved from wood or similar and as such they cannot be compared to the superb detail that is available on items such as Spark models. Nevertheless, i love them for their quirkiness and uniqueness.

1953 Carerra Panamericana - Fano Bush Glasspar Mercury - OTL
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1953 Carerra Panamericana - Adolf Brudes Borgward Hansa 1500 RS - DNF
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Post by JSB33 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:04 am

Very nice, especially the Glasspar.

I also have a carved wooden model that I cherish.
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Post by Alfaholic » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:03 pm

As you say, quirky and unique, and all the better for that. The Mercury’s lines are the more cohesive to me.
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Post by Jager » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:31 am

The Mercury is quite impressive give the manufacturing method.

You probably have to be German to really appreciate the Borgward Hansa :D .
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Post by oldirish33 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:18 pm

reeft1 wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:29 am

These next 2 will undoubtedly cause some forum members to opine negatively as these are scratch builds by which i mean that the "buck" from which these were cast will have been carved from wood or similar and as such they cannot be compared to the superb detail that is available on items such as Spark models. Nevertheless, i love them for their quirkiness and uniqueness.
Ah, I see you have discovered Stripped Pine. I have a couple pieces of Brian's work in my collection. I enjoy his work, the hand made look and feel and he chooses subjects that are not usually modeled. Here is an example, a Nash-Healey spider on the 1953 Mille Miglia. Dont bid on the Jaguar he currently has up for auction! :D

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Post by reeft1 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:26 pm

oldirish33 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:18 pm
reeft1 wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:29 am

These next 2 will undoubtedly cause some forum members to opine negatively as these are scratch builds by which i mean that the "buck" from which these were cast will have been carved from wood or similar and as such they cannot be compared to the superb detail that is available on items such as Spark models. Nevertheless, i love them for their quirkiness and uniqueness.
Ah, I see you have discovered Stripped Pine. I have a couple pieces of Brian's work in my collection. I enjoy his work, the hand made look and feel and he chooses subjects that are not usually modeled. Here is an example, a Nash-Healey spider on the 1953 Mille Miglia. Dont bid on the Jaguar he currently has up for auction! :D

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It's already in my watch list lol

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reeft1 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:26 pm
[It's already in my watch list lol
I won't bid then. :D
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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by reeft1 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:38 am

50 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Freccia D'oro Bonetto Carerra Panamericana Jolly Model JL090 8th overall
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Post by JSB33 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:04 am

It that made from wood?
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Post by reeft1 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:09 am

JSB33 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:04 am
It that made from wood?

Not this one - resin.

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Post by GBOAC002 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:51 am

That's one helluva forward blind spot!

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Post by reeft1 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:34 pm

I’ve been thinking i might rework the front windscreen for exactly that reason.

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Post by reeft1 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:17 pm

Jaguar XK120 Special - Bush - 1954 Carerra Panamericana - DNF - Code 3 scratch build
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