SUPER-DETAILED AND HAND-BUILT MODELS (Archives)

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

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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

Lancia D50 Monaco 02
Lancia D50 Monaco 02

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

Lancia D50 Test 01
Lancia D50 Test 01

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

Lancia D50 Test 02
Lancia D50 Test 02

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

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.

 

These models are no longer available.

Lotus Ford 49 01
Lotus Ford 49 01

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

Lotus Ford 49 02
Lotus Ford 49 02

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

Lotus Ford 49 03
Lotus Ford 49 03

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

Lotus Ford 49 04
Lotus Ford 49 04

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

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

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

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

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

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