Thursday, November 29, 2012
Ferrari s/n: 1010 is one of the few cars that had several "suits", read bodies on the same chassis. The last one was as a 1974 Ferrari 712 that only raced in Watkins Glen Can-Am. A model of it exists in 1/43 but when it shows, it is usually over $200 US, so I decided to buy a 1972 Ferrari 712 from the "Ferrari Racing Collection" for $29.95 US and convert it. The photo sequence is: 1 - Ferrari 712 (1974) racing at Watkins Glen. 2 - 1972 Ferrari 712 by "Ferrari Racing Collection". 3 - 1st cut, remove what does not go with the 1974 model. 4 - 2nd cut, install the aluminium pieces to do the conversion. 5 - Filling with epoxy 6 - The 1974 Ferrari 712 complete and primed. 7 - After the red paint and the decals
Sunday, November 18, 2012
This Ford Mirage M3/300 was modified by me from the original Politoys with Ref.: E15 was used as the basis for building a Ford Mirage M2, but as this car was a closed version instead of a spyder (M3/300) then the roof and the windshield of a Ferrari 512 M was used.
The modifications started by cutting the roof, the windshield outline and the back cowling shape for the rear window from the Ferrari 512 M. Next cut and file the roof as required, to fit the bottom shape of the Ferrari roof to the top of the Mirage M3 and remove the imperfections of the casting.
Next was to remove the paint, fit the top to the body and remove the imperfections of the casting.
Next was to fit the top to the main body, fill with epoxy where required, install headlights and wheels.
The other modifications included, opening the sills for the headlights and add headlights. Make the side air ducts for the entry to the side radiators because the originals were simply big holes with no duct and finally replace the crude original wheels. After painting and adding the decals, the final result is the Ford Mirage M2 s/n: 02 (built by John Wyer) that raced at the 1969 Nürburgring 1000km (the only race that the M2 used a Ford engine all others were with a BRM engine) with #8 pilots being J. Ickx and Jackie Oliver dnf - retired due to a front wishbone failure; Grid=8th (8:24.100) Ford Cosworth DFV-V8 dohc 4vpc 2993cc .
Friday, November 9, 2012
This Ford Mirage M3/300 was modified by me as the original Polistil with Ref.: E15 was a very crude representation of the real car.
The modifications included, replacing the black plastic of the headlights for a proper sill with headlights. Also replace all the plastic front bottom end by similar shape with epoxy and install bigger metal side air deflectors. Make the side air ducts for the entry to the side radiators as the original were simply big holes with no duct and finally replace the crude original wheels.
After the filing, polishing, painting and adding the decals, the final result is the Ford Mirage M3/300 s/n: 002/301 (made by John Wyer) that won the 1969 Imola 500 with #4 driven by J. Ickx with an average speed of 150.5 km/h, Grid=1st .