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  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:22 PM

Very nice build on the Honda John-great example of an early 60's era F1.  Well done indeed.

Bob

 

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 9:25 PM

Thanks, Bob and Greg.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 6:51 PM

Sorry about my late response, but that looks like it was a fun build that came out looking really nice, good job John.

So, since you got it done rather quickly, are you going to build another F1 car?

You've built a Tamiya, perhaps you should check out a Fujimi, Ebbro, or perhaps go up to a 1/12 Tamiya F1 car?

Ben / DRUMS01

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato - DONE

1/20 Revival 1936-37 Auto Union Tipo C  - WIP

1/32 Hasegawa F-16C - Staged

 

 

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10:43 PM

Ben, I have an Airfix Victor K.2, a Monogram B-24D (both for Bish's GB's here) and a Koster/Monogram XP-72 on the bench now so it won't be real soon that I get to another 4 wheeler.  Thanks for the nice comment.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Friday, June 3, 2022 7:50 PM

Those sound like some nice bild coming up John. I'll look forward to seeing them. 

As for me, still not much progress towards modeling anything. After 10 weeks I am finally able to have the hand/wrist splint off unless doing something serious with weight. Had my first physical therapy visit and was given additional home exercises to complete daily between the weekly PT. Currently I find my right hand very weak and unsteady compared to my left and the range of motion is also greatly restricted. I've also noticed that the two tendon tears and pin hole tear in one regiment takes more time to heal than a sprain or tendonitis, go figure.  :ooops: 

And now to drop the next bomb on the situation; I broke both feet.  :eeek: 

A stress fracture on the fifth metatarsal (outside long bone behind the little toe) on my right foot, and a compound fracture of the same bone on my left foot. The left foot is much worse off than the right, but at least I will heal without surgery with pins and screws... eventually.  :wtf: 

One thing I can tell you is that this combination has taken a big toll on my spring and early summer motorcycle riding this year. To say I cannot wait to be back to 100% is an understatement.  :evil: 

I hope this message finds everyone in a much better situation than mine. It's really not that bad now as I can see the finish line after nine weeks of stagnation. Take care everyone, will write more on my F1 Auto Union build when relevant.  :th: 

Ben / DRUMS01

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato - DONE

1/20 Revival 1936-37 Auto Union Tipo C  - WIP

1/32 Hasegawa F-16C - Staged

 

 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, June 3, 2022 10:37 PM

Damn brother from the frying pan to the fire.  How did that happen?  I have crazy aches and pains that come out of nowhere.. getting old I suppose but nothing like that.  Best wishes my friend.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, June 4, 2022 3:08 PM

Sorry to hear of such trouble, Ben. May you heal quickly.

-Greg

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, June 4, 2022 5:07 PM

And John takes the checkered flag!  Well done, and of a subject with historical significance.  I never realized the engine was transversely mounted - I never would have guessed.

Ben, OMG I wish you all the best and a speedy recovery!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, June 5, 2022 3:47 PM

John,

If this qualifies for the GB, it's on my shelf and I think I'd like to give it a go. If not, I'll find something else.

Thanks.

-Greg

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 1:06 AM

Excellent Greg!  You're in.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 12:36 AM

Racers take your marks.

While our GB leader is engaged in his move, let's keep on with the build.

I will post an update on my build tomorrow, and for every reply with progress from the rest of you I will post one of my own.

Bill

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:35 AM

GMorrison
While our GB leader is engaged in his move, let's keep on with the build. I will post an update on my build tomorrow, and for every reply with progress from the rest of you I will post one of my own.

Good idea and I like your challenge. I was also thinking about how to pitch in and help keep this thread going and give John a hand while he is busy with the relocation/move/build. You've figured it out for me, Bill.

Started exploring my Lotus with the intention of an OOB build using existing paints and materials. Having never built a 1/20 scale Tamiya formula car, had no idea what to expect.

Here is a partial of the aluminum monocloque chassis, dry-fitted and partially painted.

Due to the kit detailing and fit (unexpected), by OOB plan sort of blew up when I ordered the Tamiya PE set, Indy Cal decals (my first), and Zero Paints British Racing Green paint. Sigh. Confused

Being away from the bench for 18 mos, and experimenting with paints other than my usual Vallejo (trying more MRP and Vallejo), I've done quite of bit of stripping and re-doing already.

The two top pieces are now MRP silver over gloss black. The Tamiya "painted plastic look" appears more like real sheet aluminum, but the covers look cool. Big Smile

Could somebody do me a favor and let me know if clicking the images above lead to anything except a slightly larger image? (and hopefully not into my postimage account???)

Can't seem to post directly from Google Photos anymore, reinventing the wheel yet again......

-Greg

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, June 16, 2022 9:52 PM

Greg, on my machine they appear bigger but on a postimage page.  It has only the one image and does not link to any others.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, June 17, 2022 1:08 AM

Keep at it Greg!

I'll be here on the forum so no worries there.  But I just packed up all my stuff and said goodbye to all my paints, tools, kits etc.  I will have my computer and will continue to be engaged with this group build which is near and dear to my heart but I appreciate the group stepping up to get more pics and builds and keep moving the group build forward.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, June 17, 2022 7:52 AM

jeaton01

Greg, on my machine they appear bigger but on a postimage page.  It has only the one image and does not link to any others.

 

Thank you, John....that's just what I was hoping to hear.

Much appreciated! Toast

-Greg

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, June 17, 2022 7:56 AM

keavdog

Keep at it Greg!

I'll be here on the forum so no worries there.  But I just packed up all my stuff and said goodbye to all my paints, tools, kits etc.  I will have my computer and will continue to be engaged with this group build which is near and dear to my heart but I appreciate the group stepping up to get more pics and builds and keep moving the group build forward.

 

Thanks, and good to know you'll be able to stay in touch, John. I wasn't quite sure.

Something for you to look forward to; I don't remember much about packing up my stuff on the last move, but in my case it was a couple years+ until I unpacked it, and it was like Christmas. So fun.

-Greg

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 8:04 AM

The movie 'Grand Prix' is airing this morning (Monday) on Movies! at 9:25 EDT.

I had it on during another airing the other day while I worked on my Lotus, which was fun. Looked it up, and reportedly, actual Formula I cars of the day were used for filming.

I'm recording the one this AM so I can watch it in earnest one day.

-Greg

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:33 PM

Along with the race footage, another vehicle that makes a presence is the 1966 Mustang Shelby GT350 driven by James Garner. For me, getting past the corney romance off track and some over acting of the period was the hardest part. The racing sequences were clearly wonderful and classic regardless if they were the actual cars or Formula 2 cars of the period....

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato - DONE

1/20 Revival 1936-37 Auto Union Tipo C  - WIP

1/32 Hasegawa F-16C - Staged

 

 

 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:19 PM

Great racing footage.  I love the cars of that era, though they were incredibly dangerous.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:39 AM

DRUMS01
Along with the race footage, another vehicle that makes a presence is the 1966 Mustang Shelby GT350 driven by James Garner.

Oh, cool. I'll watch for that when I check out the recording.

DRUMS01
For me, getting past the corney romance off track and some over acting of the period was the hardest part

Funny you say that. Though some of the racing sequences got my attention, while I was fiddling around my wandering mind wondered more than once if the movie would hold my attention to sit down and watch.

-Greg

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:43 AM

keavdog

Great racing footage.  I love the cars of that era, though they were incredibly dangerous.

 

I only know them from model building, but the 60's era cars are the ones I like best. Probably, as I have mentioned before, because I built Tamiya's 1/12 Lotus 49 as a kid.

 

-Greg

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 10:01 AM

This chart shows how dangerous it used to be.  They have made great progress in saftey and the crashes I've see drivers walk away from have been crazy.

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 10:11 AM

Holy Cow!!!!

-Greg

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 2:10 PM

The 1950's were wild and wooly.  I noticed how the drivers progressively sat further and further into their cars as time went on.  Now you just barely see the top of their helmets.  1950s cars had the drivers with their upper bodies exposed.  Thank goodness for crash cell technology and Nomex.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 6:24 PM

Watch footage of Grosjean at Bahrain two years ago.  Every viewer thought for certain Grosjean wasnt going to make it.  He was stuck in the car trapped under a barrier while on fire for several seconds.  Somehow he escaped with just burns to his hands.  Amazing how much more safe things are today.  Jules Bianchi did lose his life after head injuries he suffered at the Japanese GP 2014.  

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  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Thursday, June 30, 2022 3:08 PM

Yes, the early years of F1 (and other forms of motorsports) were very dangerous, to say the least-so many great drivers lost at the height of their career....and spectators killed too.

Grosjean's crash at Bahrain was very scary to watch-very fortunate to have survived (and been able to continue driving).

Last summer I read Sir Jackie Stewart's autobiography "Winning is Not Enough"-although parts of the book are his personal history of how he made it to F1, his family & passions outside of racing, he does a very good job of telling the story of the poor safety standards in the 60's & 70's and the efforts  to make the sport safer. Worth a read IMHO....and just ordered the Ebbro Tyrrell 002 from Kitlinx (on sale last week)...hopefully I can add it to this GB (if I ever cleanup my 'works in progress'..)

Bob

 

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, July 3, 2022 11:24 AM

Wow!  The British GP was freaking amazing.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, July 4, 2022 5:04 PM

Progress report on my Lotus 79...

Getting closer to wrapping up at least the front end of the monocoque chassis.I know I spent too much time on details that will not be visible once the chassis is buttoned up, especially the shocks. But I'm having fun getting back into the swing after about 18 mos off.

Also enjoying learning a little about how formula cars are put together, thanks to the Tamiya detail.

 

-Greg

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, July 4, 2022 5:25 PM

A couple more pics...

Won't admit how much time I spent getting the straps looking half-decent on these two canisters. The chrome is Molotow and looks really cool in person.

Then there's the foot pedals which Tamiya did a fine job on, for this scale.

-Greg

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, July 4, 2022 5:42 PM

Wow!  Great work Greg.  Looks sharp. 

Thanks,

John

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