SUPER-DETAILED AND HAND-BUILT MODELS (Archives)

Various 1:43-scale, super-detailed and hand-built models

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Alfa Romeo
 
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 ’Monza’ Limited Edition, 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Fully-opening, Hand-built Model

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Fully-opening, Hand-built Model of the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 ’Monza’, Winner of the 1932 Monaco Grand Prix

This version of the 8C 2300 'Monza' is the winner of the 1932 Monaco Grand Prix, driven by the legendary Tazio Nuvolari.

Whilst the model was based on an MCM Top Queens kit, like many of my other models it was virtually rebuilt, either from scratch or using specially-commissioned photo-etched parts. Only the seats, body, front radiator cover and dashboard remained from the original kit, and although these were modified and improved upon. The engine from the Top Queens kit was used but was greatly modified using scratch-built parts. Everything else was scratch-built.

Initial work on the model began in July 2011. The scratch-built parts that were made included the brass chassis; the turned aluminium brake drums; front and rear suspensions in brass, including the leaf springs and shock absorbers; the transmission in turned aluminium; the pedal and braking systems; the steering system and steering box; and a new brass bonnet.  All the brass tube for the scratch-built parts is from by Albion Alloys.

 

The finished model was presented for the first time at Retromobile 2012 in Paris.  This model is no longer available.

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 'Monza' 01
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 'Monza' 01

Limited Edition, 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Fully-opening, Hand-built Model

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 'Monza' 02
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 'Monza' 02

Limited Edition, 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Fully-opening, Hand-built Model

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 'Monza' 03
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 'Monza' 03

Limited Edition, 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Fully-opening, Hand-built Model

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 'Monza' 04
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 'Monza' 04

Limited Edition, 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Fully-opening, Hand-built Model

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Ferrari
 
1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models of the Ferrari Dino 166 F2 by Pierre Laugier, LP Creation

1:43-Scale, Hand-built Model of the Ferrari Dino 166 F2, 1967

A Tenariv kit was used as the base for this model, but it has been completely rebuilt to make the presentation version from the 1967 Turin Salone dell’Automobile exhibition in February 1967 presentation version.  Almost nothing from the original kit remains, so it has been virtually scratch-built.  The model was completed in 2015 and is no longer available.

Ferrari Dino 166 F2 01
Ferrari Dino 166 F2 01

1:43-Scale, Super-Detailed, Hand-built Model

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Ferrari Dino 166 F2 02
Ferrari Dino 166 F2 02

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Ferrari Dino 166 F2 03
Ferrari Dino 166 F2 03

1:43-Scale, Super-Detailed, Hand-built Model

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Ferrari Dino 166 F2 04
Ferrari Dino 166 F2 04

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1:43-Scale, Super-Detailed, Hand-built Model of the Ferrari 126 C2, Winner of the 1982 Dutch Grand Prix

This model is of Didier Pironi's Ferrari 126 C2 and was based on a Merikits kit. It is the version from the 1982 Dutch Grand Prix. The model was completed in 2012 and is no longer available.

Ferrari 126 C2 01
Ferrari 126 C2 01

1:43-Scale, Super-Detailed, Hand-built Model

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Ferrari 126 C2 02
Ferrari 126 C2 02

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Ferrari 126 C2 03
Ferrari 126 C2 03

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Ferrari 126 C2 04
Ferrari 126 C2 04

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1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model of the Ferrari 126 C4, Winner 1984 Belgian Grand Prix

This model from a Model Factory Hiro kit is a Ferrari 126 C4, winner of the 1984 Belgian Grand Prix driven by Michele Alboreto.  It was completed in 2016 and is no longer available.

Ferrari 126 C4 01
Ferrari 126 C4 01

1:43-Scale, Super-Detailed, Hand-built Model

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Ferrari 126 C4 02
Ferrari 126 C4 02

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Ferrari 126 C4 03
Ferrari 126 C4 03

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Ferrari 126 C4 04
Ferrari 126 C4 04

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1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model of the Ferrari 126 CK, 1981 USA West Grand Prix, Long Beach

This model is of the Ferrari 126 CK and was based on a Merikits kit. It is the version from the 1981 USA West Grand Prix driven by Gilles Villeneuve.  The model was completed in 2016 and is no longer available.

Ferrari 126 CK 01
Ferrari 126 CK 01

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Ferrari 126 CK 02
Ferrari 126 CK 02

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Ferrari 126 CK 03
Ferrari 126 CK 03

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Ferrari 126 CK 04
Ferrari 126 CK 04

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Opening, Hand-built Model of the Ferrari 250 MM, Carrera Panamericana 1953

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Opening, Hand-built Model of the Ferrari 250 MM, Carrera Panamericana 1953

This model of the Ferrari 250 MM Pininfarina was built using an AMR kit of a 250 MM road car as a base for this model with various changes to transform it into the version from the 1953 Carrera Panamericana.  The most notable modifications are the addition of scratch-built doors and bonnet in brass, a scratch-built radiator, and new windscreen surrounds made from silver wire.  This model was finished in late 2019 and is no longer available. 

Ferrari 250 MM Pininfarina 01
Ferrari 250 MM Pininfarina 01

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Ferrari 250 MM Pininfarina 02
Ferrari 250 MM Pininfarina 02

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Ferrari 250 MM Pininfarina 03
Ferrari 250 MM Pininfarina 03

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Ferrari 250 MM Pininfarina 04
Ferrari 250 MM Pininfarina 04

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lancia
 
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Two 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models of the Lancia D50

I used a Model Factory Hiro kit of the Lancia D50 to make two versions, one from Monaco 1955 driven by Ascari, and the other the Test version from 1954, driver unknown.  Both models were completed in 2014 and are no longer available.

Lancia D50 Monaco 01
Lancia D50 Monaco 01

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lancia D50 Monaco 02
Lancia D50 Monaco 02

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lancia D50 Test 01
Lancia D50 Test 01

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lancia D50 Test 02
Lancia D50 Test 02

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lotus
 
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Two 1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Models of the Lotus Ford 49

I have made two versions from Model Factory Hiro kits of the Lotus 49, both driven by Jim Clark.  The first was the late version of the Lotus 49 driven to victory at the 1968 South African Grand Prix, the first race of the season.  Clark was tragically killed before the next race of the season, so this was the last F1 race he ever competed in.  The model was completed in November 2014.

 

The second model was from the 1967 Dutch Grand Prix, which Jim Clark also won. This model was completed in the summer of 2016. Both models were commissions for a customer and are no longer available.

Lotus Ford 49 01
Lotus Ford 49 01

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lotus Ford 49 02
Lotus Ford 49 02

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Lotus Ford 49 03
Lotus Ford 49 03

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Lotus Ford 49 04
Lotus Ford 49 04

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1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model of the Lotus Ford 79, Winner of the 1978 French Grand Prix

This Model Factory Hiro model of Andretti’s Lotus Ford 79 was different from previous kit builds because I remade more parts and spent more time on improving the existing parts of the kit.  These include a new cockpit in aluminium and a greater number of new turned parts in brass and aluminium.  I also opened up the side pods of the bodywork so that they were more like the real car.   This model was completed in 2015 and is no longer available.

Lotus Ford 79 01
Lotus Ford 79 01

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lotus Ford 79 02
Lotus Ford 79 02

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Lotus Ford 79 03
Lotus Ford 79 03

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Lotus Ford 79 04
Lotus Ford 79 04

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1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model of the Lotus Renault 98T, 1986 Detroit (USA East) Grand Prix

This model from a Model Factory Hiro kit and was built “from-the-box”, and did not require the addition of many new parts as the existing MFH parts were very good.  Nevertheless I did add a number of small parts to improve the appearance of the model, such as the various cables, and I also spent a long time working on the carbon parts to create as realistic a finish as possible.  The model was completed in November 2015 and was is no longer available. 

Lotus Ford 98T 01
Lotus Ford 98T 01

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lotus Ford 98T 02
Lotus Ford 98T 02

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Lotus Ford 98T 03
Lotus Ford 98T 03

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lotus Ford 98T 04
Lotus Ford 98T 04

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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