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Post by Serafa » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:22 pm

That's a hell of an ace model! :o
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Post by Tom » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:44 am

That is enormous. :o

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:23 am

What a huge model! :o

Quite impressive, indeed!
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Post by oldirish33 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:32 pm

TSM Model - Tyrrell 006, 1973 Belgian GP winner - from Jackie Stewart's Championship year.

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Post by Alfaholic » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:27 pm

Cracker of a model Jerry - I only have two questions:

1. Is it just the angle of the photo, or is the ride-height a tad high?, and

2. Are Jackie's sideburns to scale :lol:
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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:52 pm

Its hard not to like anything Sir Jackie drove........such a nice guy .

TSM quality too , nice ;)
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Post by oldirish33 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:57 pm

Thanks Martin. I think the ride height is about right based on period photos. It was the days before ground effects and with much bumper tracks than the billiard table smooth surfaces of today, there needed to be much more suspension travel. Sir Jackie had a good set of burns back then (many of us did!) :D

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Post by Jager » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:07 pm

Great stuff Jerry. I really the idea of the driverless car and the separate detailed driver figure than what we typically see in 1:43 F1 cars.
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Post by oldirish33 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:02 am

Jager wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:07 pm
Great stuff Jerry. I really the idea of the driverless car and the separate detailed driver figure than what we typically see in 1:43 F1 cars.
Thanks Ian. I also have the Matra MS80 (Spark) from his 1969 Championship season.

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Post by Jager » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:20 am

i think I like that Matra even better Jerry. It's hard to go past those 60's F1 cars with their exposed engines. The detail is incredible. I wonder if JYS has these in his collection.
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Post by scalainj » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:58 am

Good man. I have both of those too, but i don't have the Jackie figure
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Post by oldirish33 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:31 am

Jager wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:20 am
i think I like that Matra even better Jerry. It's hard to go past those 60's F1 cars with their exposed engines. The detail is incredible. I wonder if JYS has these in his collection.
It's my favorite of the pair. My bet is he has a nice 1/12 scale model of his car or two.
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Good man. I have both of those too, but i don't have the Jackie figure
Thanks Andy, he's out there.
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Post by LUW » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:14 am

Could he use a regular helmet with those sideburns?
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Post by oldirish33 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:08 am

LUW wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:14 am
Could he use a regular helmet with those sideburns?
He was one mod dude back then!
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Post by oldirish33 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:18 pm

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I have been a fan of McLaren and McLaren Can Am cars in particular for over fifty years now. While I never got to see them run in anger when new, reading about them in Sports Car Graphic and Road & Track magazines had to do until the early 70's when I became involved in sports car racing and a M8A ran periodically in our SCCA region. Since then, I have been fortunate to see McLaren's running in vintage racing events many times. The sight and sound of three or four of these cars running close together never gets old! I always have to be up against the fence like a young kid, eagerly anticipating the noise and the ground shaking as they go by.

In anticipation of re-doing my collection displays, I wanted a large scale McLaren as a back drop to my 1/43 cars. I saved up my allowance and successfully bid at auction on this GMP version of the M8A driven by Bruce McLaren in 1968. I had a Tecnomodel of the M6A on order, but even though I would love to have one, but cancelled the order once I got the M8A (for considerably less $). I prefer the GMP M8A model over the M6A model because of the opening features and engine which I plan to do some detailing on with aftermarket parts. I do have a Tecnomodel M20 on order to bookend the M8A.

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Post by Tom » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:25 pm

All these are very hard to resist, even if -like me- you're not a true collector of racers. Enough detail to keep you looking for hours.

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Post by JSB33 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:21 pm

I had a few of these and bought them well below market value. I loved having them.
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Post by Jager » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:12 am

Very impressive Jerry. I’ve so far managed to avoid the temptation of these larger models, but understand the desire to use one or two as a backdrop.
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Post by oldirish33 » Wed May 01, 2019 5:43 pm

1963-68 Jaguar 3.8S - Cult Models: Being an owner of a 3.8S, or S-Type, I couldn't pass up this new offering from Cult. The shape of the model compared to the original car is perfect and the details are also well executed, like the gauges and toggle switches on the dash. These cars have a lot of wood and the decals used to simulate the wood in the model are the only thing that lets it down, being doe in too light a shade of walnut. The paint color is opalescent golden sand, which is an interesting choice, it being only offered in 1966. The red leather is correct and Cult has the number of pleats in the front and back seats correct.

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These small saloons were introduced as an upgrade to the Mk2, which had been around since 1959 and a basic design that dated back to 1955. Jaguar also wanted to use the independent rear suspension introduced in the E-Type and used in the larger Mk X in a smaller sedan. This provided both a better ride and better handling than the Mk2. Being slightly bigger, it also offered more interior and head room and plusher appointments than the Mk2, as well as more boot (trunk) space. To accomplish this, the rear end of a Mk X was grafted onto the revised front section of a Mk2. While this resulted in a car that isn't as proportionally pleasing as the Mk2, it outsold its sibling from its introduction. Like the Mk2, it was offered in 3.4 and 3.8L DOHC straight-six engines.

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Jaguar consolidated all of its saloon range into one model in 1968, with the introduction of the XJ6. There were just 15,000 3.8S' produced, with almost twice that many 3.8 Mk2's. Today, the Mk2 remains more popular than its rarer sister, but having owned both, the 3.8S is a much nicer car to drive. I have a set of after-market wire wheels coming. Wire wheels change the looks of these cars, making them appear less stodgy and more sporting.

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Re: OIR on a larger scale

Post by Tom » Thu May 02, 2019 1:47 am

That is superb, though I prefer the colour on your 1:1.

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Post by oldirish33 » Tue May 14, 2019 1:03 am

Alfa Romeo 159 Alfetta - Revival (1/20): I built this Revival kit a few years ago.

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Re: OIR on a larger scale

Post by Tom » Tue May 14, 2019 2:15 am

That looks fantastic!

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Post by Alfaholic » Tue May 14, 2019 3:21 am

That's it! The best model on the Forum by far :D
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Post by JSB33 » Tue May 14, 2019 5:10 am

A chassis and an engine, all that is needed!
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