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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2019, 05:43:13 AM »
Those are some speedy looking race cars!

I always enjoy the splash of color racers add.

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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2019, 08:00:11 AM »
As promised - two more for the Humble Motor Museum

Jordan 191

Jordan 191-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Jordan 191-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Jordan 191-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

The Jordan 191 was the first Formula One car built by Jordan Grand Prix and participated in the 1991 Formula One season. Five drivers took part in the 16 round championship for the team. Andrea de Cesaris was the only one to drive the full season, despite failing to pre-qualify for the opening round of the championship in Phoenix. It was also de Cesaris who scored the team's best finish of the season, with a fourth place at both Montreal and at Mexico City.  Bertrand Gachot secured his best finish of his shortened season, with a fifth place - just over 2 seconds behind de Cesaris at the finish. Gachot's season was curtailed by a two-month prison sentence, for spraying CS gas at a taxi driver in London.

Over the final six races, three drivers filled in for Gachot - Alessandro Zanardi, Roberto Moreno and a 22-year-old German by the name of Michael Schumacher. Schumacher was a revelation in his one and only race weekend for Jordan. At the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix, Schumacher qualified a superb seventh on the grid (Jordan's joint-best ever at that time), out qualifying de Cesaris who was eleventh. However, the high did not last, as the clutch failed within the first mile of the race. There followed a legal wrangle between Benetton and Jordan, with Schumacher signing for Benetton - a team with which he would later win two world championships - sending Moreno packing from Benetton and Jordan signed him up. He did two races before handing another debutant, Zanardi, his debut in the final three races. A pair of ninths was the best results that any of Gachot's replacements achieved.  In their first season, Jordan finished an impressive fifth in the championship, scoring 13 points along the way. The 191 is also considered by many to be one of the most beautiful Formula 1 cars of all time.


Ferrari F310B

Ferrari F310B-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Ferrari F310B-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Ferrari F310B-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

(And yes, the right rear wheel has popped out of the suspension  :()

The Ferrari F310, and its evolution, the F310B, was the Formula One racing car with which the Ferrari team competed in the 1996 and 1997 Formula One seasons. It was driven in both years by Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine.  The F310 and F310B won a total of eight Grands Prix, 22 podium’s, 7 pole positions and 172 points. The car would set the ground work for the next year car, the Ferrari_F300 which would also take the championship to the final round in 1998 before losing out the Hakkinen in the McLaren.  With the hiring of Rory Byrne and Ross Brawn to replace John Barnard, part of the dream-team that would give Ferrari six straight constructors' championships from 1999 to 2004, they used the F310 as a base for the F310B. The car was slightly more streamlined but still lacked both the engine performance and the aero-package of the ultra successful Williams Renault package of the FW19.

Regardless, double champion Michael Schumacher held truth on his 1995 promise that "in 1996 we will win three grands prix, then in 1997 we will challenge for the championship" by taking the challenge to the last round. He was however unable to hold off a storming drive by title challenger Jacques Villeneuve and a botched attempt at blocking the line ended up with Schumacher in the gravel, retired and eventually to have his second place in the championship stricken.  The car on display is that of Eddie Irvine.


One more car remains on the workbench.  When that is finished, it will be a while before the last two are prepared, as they involve major scratchbuilding - converting a Ligier JS11 to an Arrows A2 and a Lotus 107 to a Minardi!!
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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2019, 04:08:42 AM »
Most colorful and a delight to look at!

Impossible to pick a favorite but you have some enviable skill my friend!

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Offline ScranJ51

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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2019, 08:07:41 AM »
Thanks Brian.

Until now, most of the builds have been OOB, with some having minor additions.

The last two cars to go into the "Museum" will be somewhat different.

The easier of the two:

converting this:lotus 107B_0001 by David Freeman, on Flickr

into this:Minardi M193_0001 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Much more challenging will be

converting this:Ligier JS11_0001 by David Freeman, on Flickr

into this:Arrows A2_0001 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Luckily, I have plans that detail how these conversions can be done.

There will be a fair bit of scratchbuilding invovled for the Arrows.   :icon_surprised:
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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2019, 08:33:17 AM »
The last car (for the near future) to go into the Museum:

Brabham BT18 F2

Brabham BT18-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Brabham BT18-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Brabham BT18-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr


In the 1960s and early 1970s, drivers who had reached Formula One often continued to compete in Formula Two. In 1966 MRD produced the BT18 for the lower category, with a Honda engine acting as a stressed component. The car was extremely successful, winning 11 consecutive Formula Two races in the hands of the Formula One pairing of Brabham and Hulme. Cars were entered by MRD and not by the Brabham Racing Organisation, avoiding a direct conflict with Repco, their Formula One engine supplier.


Now, there are still two vehicles to go, but as both are major conversions (see above) it will be some time before they are done.

So, the Museum has been placed on full "display" (with perspex cover to stop dust):

Humble 1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

and here is the Museum with the lights on:

Humble 2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2019, 01:10:26 PM »
Brilliant; I love the looks of the completed (almost!) museum.

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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2019, 01:55:57 AM »
Nice display
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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2020, 05:50:46 PM »
A few more for the Annex (all 1/24th)

Sauber C22

Sauber-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Sauber-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Sauber-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr


SAUBER C22
The Sauber C22 was the Formula One car that Sauber Petronas used to compete in the 2003 Formula One season and was the third car that Willy Rampf designed for Sauber. Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen drove this car with Neel Jani as the test driver. The engine was the Petronas 03A V10. The car's major sponsor was Credit Suisse.

The car's most successful race came in the shape of the United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis where they scored 10 points with Heidfeld finishing in 5th place and Frentzen achieving a podium finish of 3rd. The team finished sixth in the 2003 Constructors' Championship, scoring nineteen points from the sixteen races. This was one place down on the 5th position which the team achieved, when they used the Sauber C21s in the 2002 season.


Toyota TF-102

TF102-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Tf102-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Tf102-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

TOYOTA TF102
The Toyota TF102 was the car with which the Toyota team competed in the 2002 Formula One season, the team's inaugural Championship campaign. The car reflected the results of a year's testing in 2001 with theTF101, and was designed primarily by Gustav Brunner and Dago Rohrer. As with the TF101, it was piloted during the season by Mika Salo and Allan McNish. The car had a much more conventional look in the aerodynamic sense than the test car did, something that was commented on by Brunner at its launch in November 2001: "The car tested during 2001 showed the results we wanted. This new model reflects the latest technology, and has a much more conventional setup than the test car."  The car sported a different paint livery than the one seen on the test car, with a more abstract red and white design taking over from the contoured lines of the previous model.

At the opening race of the 2002 season in Melbourne, Salo came home sixth to give the team a point on its Formula One début. The Finn added a second point two races later, in Brazil.  McNish, meanwhile, was on course for a point of his own in Malaysia, but a pit-lane mistake by the team meant he finished seventh. During qualifying for the final race of the season, at Suzuka, he wrote off a chassis completely when he crashed at the super-quick 130R corner, also tearing a hole in the Armco barrier. However, he sustained no serious injury, which paid testament to the safety of the TF102.

The two points put Toyota tenth in the Constructors' Championship, behind Minardi on count-back (Mark Webber had finished fifth in Australia) but ahead of the financially troubled Arrows.

Team principal Ove Andersson had warned at the beginning of the season that it would be very much a "learning year" and overall the car's performance was received with optimism due to its sturdy reliability.


Lotus 49B

49b-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

49b-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

49b-4 by David Freeman, on Flickr

LOTUS 49B
The Lotus 49 was a Formula One racing car designed by Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe for the 1967 F1 season. It was designed around the Cosworth DFV engine that would power most of the Formula One grid through the 1970s and was the first successful Formula One car to feature the engine as a stressed member.
The 49 was an advanced design in Formula 1 because of its chassis configuration. The specially-designed engine became a stress-bearing structural member (seen earlier with the H16 engine in the Lotus 43 and BRM P83, but prior to that in the front-engined Lancia D50 of 1954), bolted to the monocoque at one end and the suspension and gearbox at the other. Since then virtually all Formula 1 cars have been built this way.
The 49 was a testbed for several new pieces of race car technology and presentation. Lotus was the first team to use aerofoil wings, which appeared partway through 1968. Originally these wings were bolted directly to the suspension and were supported by slender struts. The wings were mounted several feet above the chassis of the car for effective use in clean air, however after several breakages which led to near fatal accidents, the high wings were banned and Lotus was forced to mount the wings directly to the bodywork.
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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2020, 05:54:59 PM »
And another

Ferrari P330-P4

330-2-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

330-2-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

330-2-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr


SCUDERIA FERRARI SEFAC 330 P4
1967 was a banner year for the Enzo Ferrari motor company, as it saw the production the mid-engined 330 P4, a renowned V12 endurance car meant to replace the previous year's P3.  Only four Ferrari P4 engined cars were ever made: one P 3/4 and three 330 P4's. Their 3-valve cylinder head was modelled after those of Italian Grand Prix-winning Formula One cars. To this was added the same fuel injection system from the P3 for an output of up to 450 hp (335 kW). In comparison with its rivals, the 330 P4 had poor aerodynamics, but its sexy looks continue to grab attention.

The P 3/4, one of the P4's, and one 412P electrified the racing world when they crossed the finish line together (in first 0846, second 0856, and third place 0844) in the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, for a photo finish to counter Ford's photo of the Ford GT 40 MK II's crossing the finish line together First, Second, and Third at Le Mans in 1966.  Chassis 0856 was also driven to second in the 1967 Le Mans 24 hour race, piloted by factory drivers Ludovicio Scarfiotti and Mike Parkes.

Since then, the fate of these four nearly legendary cars has been the subject of much attention. All of the P4's built are accounted for, although P 3/4 0846 is surrounded in controversy.


This is the second 330P4 secured by the Museum

 ;)
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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2020, 07:06:54 AM »
Two more for the Annex:

Porsche 917K

917k-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

917k-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

917k-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Capri Sports Sedan

capri 2-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

capri 2-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

capri 2-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Had a spare resin body shell.  Flared the guards and built a floor on which to attach the axles and bigger tyres.  Fun paint scheme - not representative on any particular car.


And a "new" project - converting a B737-800 to an Aussie Wedgetail....

raaf e7a-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

 8)

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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2020, 07:37:43 AM »
Couple more for the Annex - both 1/24th:

Toyota TS020 GT-1

TS020-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Ts020-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Ts020-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Ts020-4 by David Freeman, on Flickr

The 1999 Le Mans race boasted 6 major contenders.  The Toyota GT-One TS020 led the gruelling 24-hour event right up until an hour before the finish, when it was struck with an untimely tire blowout, but still managed to finish second.  Determined to repeat the impressive performance of the previous year (minus the trouble), the Toyota team concentrated on fine tuning their machine.  Subtle refinements to the sleek carbon fibre composite body were conducted in the pursuit of optimal aerodynamics, while the 3600cc V8 twin turbo R36V engine also underwent various modifications, improving power, torque and fuel efficiency.

Alfa 155 V6 TI

alfa 155-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

alfa 155-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

alfa 155-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

The Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI was a FIA Class 1 touring car that Alfa Corse raced from 1993 to 1996 in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft and the subsequent International Touring Car Championship.

A high-revving 2.5 L 60° V6 engine was coupled to a four wheel drive system, producing 490 PS (360 kW; 480 hp) at 11500 rpm.  Alfa Corse entered two 155 V6 TIs for works drivers Alessandro Nannini and Nicola Larini; the 1993 season was dominated by Larini winning 11 of 22 races.
 
In 1994 the rivals from Mercedes seemed to have the advantage but Alfa did manage to win a further 11 races. A more consistent performance from the Germans gave them the title.  Since the 1995 season the team got new sponsorship livery from Martini Racing.  The 1996 version had a 2.5 L 90° V6 engine based loosely on the PRV engine delivering 490 PS (360 kW; 480 hp) at 11,900 rpm, had a top speed of around 300 kilometres per hour (190 mph) and weighed 1,060 kilograms (2,340 lb).
 
The Alfa 155 V6 TI did a record of 38 wins (plus 3 other non-championship races). The victories were obtained by seven different drivers: 17 (+1) Nicola Larini, 13 (+1) Alessandro Nannini, 2 Stefano Modena, 2 (+1) Christian Danner, 2 Michael Bartels, 1 Kris Nissen and 1 Gabriele Tarquini.
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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2020, 08:23:52 AM »
Mercedes DTM Car

MERCEDES CLK-GTR
The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR is a sports car and race car that was built by Mercedes-AMG, performance and motorsports arm of Mercedes-Benz. Intended for racing in the new FIA GT Championship series in 1997, the CLK GTR was designed primarily as a race car, with the road cars necessary in order to meet homologation standards being secondary in the car's design. Thus the limited production road-going cars are considered racing cars for the road.

Upon completion of the first two prototypes a mere 128 days after the initial drawings had been made, the CLK GTRs were entered into the 1997 FIA GT Championship season, debuting at the season-opener at one of Mercedes-Benz's home tracks, the Hockenheimring. Unfortunately the new cars were not able to shine, as brake problems eliminated one car after five laps, and the other finished over 20 laps behind the winning McLaren. However, by the next round at Silverstone, the CLK GTR began to show its pace, finishing less than a second behind the winning McLaren. By the fourth round, returning to Germany for the Nürburgring, a third CLK GTR was added to the team. In this race, Mercedes-Benz successfully outperformed the fleet of McLarens, taking first and second places. The team would finish out the season with five more wins, at A1-Ring, Suzuka, Donington, Sebring, and Laguna Seca, allowing them to secure the team championship as well as the drivers championship for Bernd Schneider.


merc1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

merc2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

merc3 by David Freeman, on Flickr
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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2020, 08:47:51 PM »
Colorful in a wonderfully under-stated way and looks fast just sitting there!

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