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Formula 1

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Andrew Beard (cmot70) introduces us to five years worth of his Formula 1 builds.
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About the Author

About Andrew Beard (CMOT70)
FROM: VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

Matchbox model kits were the big thing for me when i was 10 years old. I made a mess of all of them i could get hold of, plus lots of Novo and Airfix kits too. When i was 13 i got a Tamiya F1 (Ferrari 312T3) car model for Christmas and i'd never seen anything like it! It was a turning point in t...


Comments

A stunning collection Andrew. I have to try one of Tamiya's big scale F1's. They can be found at bargain prices Thanks for sharing Andrew.
DEC 16, 2008 - 10:55 PM
Great work on all your cars Andrew we don't get to see as many formula 1 cars as we should.
DEC 17, 2008 - 02:00 AM
Thanks for the comments. And thanks Mike for putting the feature online. Some brief info for those that may be interested: They are all 1/20 scale excpet for the Ferrari F186 which is a Protar 1/24 scale kit. All the 1/20 kits are Tamiya except for the Brabhams BT52 and BT53 which are Model Factory Hiro and Studio 27 Resin/White Metal/etched brass kits. I initially began the 1/20 kits as practice before starting the big 1/12th scale ones. I wanted to try and get the gloss finish right. Well after much experimenting i eventually settled on a finishing system that worked well for me. But i kept on doing the 1/20 kits as a sort of F1 timeline. I'm up to 1991, but have lost interest for a while- inline with my losing interest in F1 lately. Find myself building aircraft mostly these days. Some kits use S-27 detail sets, mainly the earlier non-composite cars. But i dislpay them covers on and i've drifted towards OOB over time- i prefer the painting process more than building anyway. F1 models are a dieing breed of course. Modern F1 teams license fees pricing them well outside viability for even Tamiya now. Andrew
DEC 17, 2008 - 02:37 AM
Nice collection-thanks for sharing. Tamiya could continue to produce F1 kits and make many people happy if they started in the 50's and worked their way back now
DEC 17, 2008 - 05:22 AM
How 'bout this Aston Martin Driven by Carrol Shelby in '59? Mercedes anyone?
DEC 18, 2008 - 04:07 PM