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Formula One Group Build
Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 11, 2022 10:28 AM
The Formula One series originated with the European Championship of Grand Prix motor racing of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.  What is now known as Formula One started in 1950 and has become the pinnacle of motor sports racing.  There's no lack of excitement and drama... just watch the last race in Abu Dhabi from last year where the championship came down to the last very controversial lap.  Formula One has an extremely colorful history with such great names as
  • Juan Manuel Fangio
  • Jim Clark
  • Emerson Fittipaldi
  • Michael Schumacher
  • Sir Jackie Stewart
  • Sir Stirling Moss
  • Alain Prost
  • Ayrton Senna
  • James Hunt & Nikki Lauda - portrayed in the 2013 movie Rush
And this list goes on.  The current rivalry of Lewis Hamilton (could be best of all time) vs Max Verstappen is a lot of fun to witness.
 
For the group build - 
  • Any scale/era Formula One car (must have completed at least one lap in a Grand Prix)
  • And as a nod to our history - any European Championship Grand Prix car prior to Formula One
  • Crossovers welcome
  • Starts with no more than 10%
  • Participation and many pics a must.
Runs from the start of the 2022 Formula One season in Bahrain March 20th 2022 through March 20th 2023.
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Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 11, 2022 10:28 AM

                    Roster

keavdog - 1/20 Tamiya McLaren MP4/7 Honda

Real G - 1/20 Fujimi Brabham BT46 'Fan Car'

bobbaily - 1/20 Tamiya Team Lotus J.P.S. Mk. III

DRUMS01 - 1/20 Revival Auto Union Tipo C

DRUMS01 - 1/18 Replicarz 1971 Lotus 56B diecast restoration

wpwar11 - 1/20 Tamiya Lotus 99T

GMorrison - 1/20 Tamiya Ferrari 312 T3

jeaton - 1/20 Tamiya F-1 Honda RA272

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 11, 2022 10:28 AM

Completed Builds

keavdog - 1/20 Tamiya McLaren MP4/7 Honda

Real G - 1/20 Fujimi Brabham BT46 'Fan Car'

bobbaily - 1/20 Tamiya Team Lotus J.P.S. Mk. III

DRUMS01 - 1/20 Revival Auto Union Tipo C

DRUMS01 - 1/18 Replicarz 1971 Lotus 56B diecast restoration FIRST

wpwar11 - 1/20 Tamiya Lotus 99T

GMorrison - 1/20 Tamiya Ferrari 312 T3

jeaton - 1/20 Tamiya F-1 Honda RA272

Thanks,

John

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, March 11, 2022 11:21 AM

Phil Hill and Mario Andretti.

Tough call. I've always partial to Richie Ginther and the Honda F-1 car.

Don't sign me up just yet.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 11, 2022 11:39 AM

Me too!

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 11, 2022 12:00 PM

I'll be doing Ayrton Senna's McLaren MP4/7 but with the proper Malboro markings

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Real G on Friday, March 11, 2022 12:30 PM

I am definitely "F1 Curious".  I am the slowest car around the track, but sign me up please.

The truth is I'm trying to get a car modeler buddy to build something, so nothing like a taunt to get both of us started.  But I'm warning you all, I'm going to do something weird!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 11, 2022 12:54 PM

I'd be dissapointed if it wasn't weird :)  Something like the Tyrrell 6 wheeler or the Brabham fan car? Got you on the roster.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by bobbaily on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 4:43 PM

Please add me to the roster

1/20 version

Thanks

Bob

 

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 5:43 PM

Got you on the roster Bob.  Those JPS cars are great looking.

6 days until F1 2022 (and the group build) begin!

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 7:14 PM

Now that is how to get me motivated. I'm excited about this GB and haven't even started yet. Definately count me in on this one! I will choose the car to build and let you know shortly. 

Can you tell I'm excited for this group build????

My IJN Yamato is around a week or two from completion and this will be n-e-x-t, bumping everything else on my GB list.

DRUMS01 / Ben

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

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 7:38 PM

Got you on the roster Ben.  Those are some fantastic builds!  Jawdropping stuff - that should get a few folks motivated Yes

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Greg on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 9:32 AM

John, I'm not quite committing but this sounds intriguing.

You are right, the pics Ben posted are motivational, and Ben, there's something about that #18.....I really like that one.

Let me follow along for a while and see if I get my lazy self to my bench later this spring or not, John.

-Greg

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 9:37 AM

You bet Greg.  Watch the race this Sunday and see if it inspires you!

BTW these Tamiya kits (The Honda RA272 I posted early and this one) are a joy to build.  

Tamiya 1/20 Lotus 25 Coventry Climax

And the RA272 is pretty affordable right now Cool

 

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 5:36 PM

Oh this sounds fun. I don't think I have any in the stash, just some Le Mans cars.

Phil Hills 1962 Shark Mouth does come to mind.

 

Hmm...

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, March 17, 2022 8:51 AM

keavdog

You bet Greg.  Watch the race this Sunday and see if it inspires you!

BTW these Tamiya kits (The Honda RA272 I posted early and this one) are a joy to build.  

Tamiya 1/20 Lotus 25 Coventry Climax

And the RA272 is pretty affordable right now Cool

 

 

 

Thanks for the tips and encouragement, John.

I'll be watching the thread, and will check the stash when able. I know I have a couple Tamiya kits there. Might even have that Honda. This is a great reason to start one.

 

-Greg

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 18, 2022 1:01 PM

The Formula One season starts tomorrow at 10:55 AM EDT on ESPN.  The Grand Prix of Bahrain.  Just so happens thats when this group build kicks off!

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 20, 2022 10:18 AM

The first race of the 2022 season is underway in Bahrain (ESPN) and while we are short on folks on the roster I'm hoping to pickup a few more builders that responded to the feeler along the way.  The build is open so crack open the kits!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 20, 2022 10:33 AM

Sprue shots of this beautiful Tamiya kit!

I bought the kit off of eBay and the seller included the Marlboro decal sheet.  Interesting variation in the orange/red decals

Nicely detailed engine/transmission 

The body is beautifuly molded in a shiny white plastic

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, March 20, 2022 12:08 PM

Keavdog,

That McLaren color scheme is one of my favorites, cigarrette logos and all.  It's a super sweet looking car as well. Hope to see you on the podium! Yes

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, March 20, 2022 1:13 PM

Ok Keavdog I'm in.  Just watched the start of the 22 season.  Ferrari is back!  Here's my kit.  I'll start soon and have it done by 3/2023-I hope.  Cheers, Paul.

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 20, 2022 1:50 PM

Got you on the roster Paul.  Does that kit come with the Camel sponser decals?

Ya - heck of a race to kick the season off.  Not sure what happened to the Redbull cars, but seeing Ferrari dominate was cool

Thanks,

John

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Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, March 20, 2022 2:03 PM

It has the Camel decals.  Looking forward to seeing all the F1 builds.  This will be fun.  

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, March 20, 2022 9:07 PM

I'm in with Niki Lauda's Brabham BT46B, the infamous "suction fan car".  It was banned after only one race, but it finished in style.  Hopefully so will I.  Finish that is, not get banned!  Stick out tongue  Pics to follow.

BTW Ben, that's a wonderful F1 collection you have!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 20, 2022 9:35 PM

Got you down G( I assumed it's the 1/20 Tamiya kit)

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, March 20, 2022 11:10 PM

Keavdog,

The kit is 1/20 by Fujimi.

I wonder if Mr. Tamiya's "no prototypes and weirdo stuff" rule prevented the BT46B from being kitted by the Big T.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 20, 2022 11:42 PM

Got it.  Fixed.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Real G on Monday, March 21, 2022 12:48 AM

keavdog

Got it.  Fixed.

 

Thank you Keavdog!

Pics as promised:

The naughty end:

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Greg on Monday, March 21, 2022 8:40 AM

keavdog
Sprue shots of this beautiful Tamiya kit!

If I didn't already know it is an Formula 1 kit and hadn't seen the box art, might have thought I was looking at the sprues for a fighter jet.

Smile

-Greg

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, March 21, 2022 6:56 PM

I think the Brabham cars of the 70-80's were milestone designs. The same could be said of some of the Tyrell car's too. Then there was the Ferrari 312 series, wow were those something! And nobody can argue with the design and success of the Lotus series of cars either.

Hey WPWAR11, I buil;t that Lotus a few years ago and it fell together like a dream. There is plenty enough to detail under the lift off body, you will like it a lot.

I agree that the Richie Ginther Honda is a beautiful model kit too. The mold quality and detail for that car is fantastic. In the spirit of the Honda and Richie I am sharing this photo:

 

Yes sir, this is going to be fun....

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

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 

 

 

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