1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model of the McLaren M7A, Winner of the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model of the McLaren M7A, Winner of the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix

This 1:43-scale model is of the winning McLaren M7A from the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix. It was a significant victory for driver & team owner, Bruce McLaren, because it was the first for the McLaren team in the F1 World Championship.

The model is based on a Tenariv kit, but there is a very high level of detail using many scratch-built parts made by Pierre and the intention was for the finished model to have an even greater level of detail than the Ferrari 312 B (click here to view this model).

It was also supposed to be a closed model but in early July 2010, about 6 months into the project, the model took a different turn and it became an opening model. This was because it became clear that the model would benefit from being opened up in order to facilitate the build. This necessity in turn meant that the finished model would have the added bonus of five removable sections of bodywork enabling a better view of the detail beneath. It also resulted in the finished model being more like the real car, although the scuttle section of the bodywork was not something that would have been easily removed on the original.

The model was finished in March 2011.

McLaren M7A 01
McLaren M7A 01

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McLaren M7A 02
McLaren M7A 02

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McLaren M7A 03
McLaren M7A 03

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McLaren M7A 04
McLaren M7A 04

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McLaren M7A 05
McLaren M7A 05

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McLaren M7A 06
McLaren M7A 06

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McLaren M7A 07
McLaren M7A 07

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McLaren M7A 08
McLaren M7A 08

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McLaren M7A 09
McLaren M7A 09

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McLaren M7A 10
McLaren M7A 10

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McLaren M7A 11
McLaren M7A 11

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McLaren M7A 12
McLaren M7A 12

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McLaren M7A 13
McLaren M7A 13

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McLaren M7A 14
McLaren M7A 14

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McLaren M7A 15
McLaren M7A 15

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McLaren M7A 16
McLaren M7A 16

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McLaren M7A 17
McLaren M7A 17

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McLaren M7A 18
McLaren M7A 18

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McLaren M7A 19
McLaren M7A 19

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McLaren M7A 20
McLaren M7A 20

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McLaren M7A 21
McLaren M7A 21

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McLaren M7A 22
McLaren M7A 22

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McLaren M7A 23
McLaren M7A 23

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McLaren M7A 24
McLaren M7A 24

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McLaren M7A 25
McLaren M7A 25

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McLaren M7A 26
McLaren M7A 26

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McLaren M7A 27
McLaren M7A 27

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McLaren M7A 28
McLaren M7A 28

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McLaren M7A 29
McLaren M7A 29

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McLaren M7A 30
McLaren M7A 30

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