1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model of the Brabham Ford BT33, 1970 Monaco Grand Prix

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model of the Brabham Ford BT33, 1970 Monaco Grand Prix

This model of Jack Brabham’s BT33 is from the 1970 Monaco Grand Prix, in which he finished second.  On lap 27, Brabham took over the lead from Jackie Stewart who had engine trouble.  He went on to hold the lead until the final corner of the last lap, when he moved to avoid a slower car and to block Jochen Rindt, who was contesting the lead and trying to pass. Unfortunately, when Brabham applied the brakes they locked due to dust on the track and the car skidded off into the barriers. He quickly reversed out of the barriers and back onto the track, but it was too late and Rindt had already passed him and taken the flag, leaving Brabham to take second place. 

This model was built from a This Way Up kit, with many new, finely detailed and scratch-built parts, particularly in brass.  The majority of new parts are concentrated in the front area of the car, such as the front suspension, the radiator and its support,  and the steering system.  These details can be seen in the photos.  The reason the radiator was built from scratch was so that the nose cone could be removed to show the details of this area of the car.  In the original kit it was not intended that the nose cone could be taken off the model.

 

The model was completed in the summer of 2016.

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