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Offline ScranJ51

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Recent Builds
« on: April 02, 2018, 08:30:15 AM »
A couple more finished:

WILLIAMS FW14
The Williams FW14 was a Formula One car designed by Adrian Newey, used by the Williams team during the 1991 and 1992 Formula One seasons.  The car was born out of necessity, as the 1989 and 1990 seasons had proven competitive for Williams, but they had underachieved in their own and Renault's eyes. Newey started work on the new car soon after joining the team from March in mid-1990. He had designed a series of aerodynamically efficient and very effective cars for March on a limited budget, so with Williams's greater resources and money he was able to fully develop his ideas. The design showed enough promise to tempt Nigel Mansell to shelve his plans to retire from the sport and re-join Williams from Ferrari.

Powered by a 3.5 litre V10 Renault engine, the car was the most technically sophisticated on the grid. By 1992 the FW14B featured semi-automatic transmission, active suspension, traction control and for a brief period anti-lock brakes. Add to that the superb aerodynamics by Newey that was far ahead of the McLaren MP4/7A, Ferrari F92A or Lotus 107, and it made for a potent mix, although at the beginning the unbelievers said the car was too technical for its own good. The FW14B was so successful that its successor (the FW15), which was already available mid-season in 1992, was never used.

The FW14 made its debut at the 1991 United States Grand Prix. The car was clearly the most technically advanced on the grid, but teething troubles during the season stymied the team's early progress. Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese recorded 7 victories between them, but the Drivers' Championship was wrapped up by Ayrton Senna in the McLaren, who had better reliability.

Williams had the faster car throughout the balance of the season and it provided a run of good form in the mid-season for both Mansell and Patrese. Mansell however had several retirements due to the then new-for-Williams semi-automatic transmission, with most of these retirements occurring while in a position to win races. Patrese was impressive on several occasions, and retired while leading twice. McLaren's superior reliability told in the Constructors' Championship as well, as they narrowly took the title from Williams.


fw14-01 by David Freeman, on Flickr

fw14-02 by David Freeman, on Flickr

fw14-03 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Notice the front wing has yet to be attached - alignment issues  :o   :icon_sueno: 

You may contrast this with the recent McLaren MP4-4.  On the McLaren, all the orange (colour) is decals.  Here the car has been hand-painted (all three colours - blue, yellow and white) over blue moldings - then some decals added.

The next car (which will finish this week) is also hand-painted.
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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 04:57:23 PM »
You have some enviable talent with those colorful racing schemes!

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Offline ScranJ51

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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 08:05:24 PM »
The other - Tyrrell 021

TYRRELL 021
The Tyrrell 021 was a Formula One racing car designed by Mike Coughlan for Tyrrell Racing and raced during the 1993 season. The car was powered by a Yamaha V10 engine and was driven by Ukyo Katayama and Andrea de Cesaris. The car was unsuccessful with no points scored during the season. The 021 was replaced by the Harvey Postlethwaite designed 022 for the 1994 season.

Tyrrell-21-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Tyrrell-21-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Tyrrell-21-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr
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Offline ScranJ51

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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2018, 04:36:17 PM »
Another finished - this is a second hand kit that had been started - a few bits missing/damaged.

Got it together ok - but not my best effort.

Box says a Honda F1 - it is essentially the Williams Honda of 1985

Honda-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Honda-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Honda-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

 :smiley:
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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 02:32:55 AM »
I always enjoy your colorful racers, Scran!

You've got some enviable talent for those exacting schemes!

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Offline ScranJ51

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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2018, 09:57:43 AM »
Another finished - a Spyker MF1 in a promotional livery for Dremel

Spyker01 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Spyker02 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Spyker03 by David Freeman, on Flickr

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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2018, 10:04:54 AM »
 :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Recent Builds
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2018, 06:07:29 AM »
I really like this one. It has the added bonus of if they needed to save weight they could just dremel out some holes.

I'll get me coat.

Great model!

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