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#1 Rossa156

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 06:26 PM

This has been a long, long time project. During 1965 through 1969 Matra Sports turned out some of the finest formula cars ever made. Heller, made the Matra MS5 F2 car...

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that was the first one I made back in the mid-80s, but then I built another into the MS9, the prototype F1...

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then I began a Matra MS10 F1 from my first Matra...

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as this one was being built I worked on the other Matra the MS11 F1...

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In between this I built a MS5 F2 again...

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I was lucky enough to get another Matra, so a favorite project was done, a Matra MS7 F2 car (yes, its's a biplane)...

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I thought that was it, but a friend gave me another one and then I saw a  F3 driven by an Italian named "GEKI" and it was red!

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I think I did every car possible from that wonderful Heller kit.

 

Rossa156


Edited by Rossa156, 02 March 2014 - 06:31 PM.


#2 Rob Hall

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 06:29 PM

Those are sweet builds...love that era of F1 cars...



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:10 PM

Great looking builds..



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:42 PM

Nice work Pat B)



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:20 AM

Very nice!



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:21 AM

Very nice models Patrick, look great, bravo!



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:29 AM

Nice builds Patrick, where is your MS670B, with engine of course!!!

 

Saw them run over here at the Phillip Island Classic historics last year.  When one of my mates, who is not into V12 sports cars heard it coming down the straight he said "what the f#*$!!!"  Had to buy Fishers as soon as I got home!!!!

 

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:42 AM

Very very NICE, well done Patrick!  :) 



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:36 AM

Very nice builds, those Matra's were fine Grand Prix cars

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:56 AM

Very nice work .



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:06 AM

awesome detail



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:11 AM

Excellent.



#13 Rossa156

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:25 AM

My thanks for all the kind words. Dave, I understand only the Honda F1 could out scream the Matra, oh and of course, the 640 is a closed wheel car. I seem to have a love affair with formula cars.

 

Patrick


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 06:49 AM

Great looking builds!



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:56 AM

Everyone send their Matra kits to Patrick so he can build more! :lol:

 

Cool series of builds, Patrick!


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:15 PM

thats impressive work!



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:11 AM

Great models, nicely done.  What scale are those kits?



#18 Rossa156

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:55 AM

This past weekend the SoCal NNL was held and there were some pretty awesome builds there. I was honored with an award for my Matra MS11 F1 from the Indy Car Modelers Forum. I went and showed all my Heller formula car builds designed and engineered by Phlippe de Lesplany...one Lotus, two McLarens, a brace of Brabhams and Matra family. Again my thanks for the kind words.

 

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 05:17 AM

Beautiful work on these!! I used to read about these cars when I was younger. Great work!!



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 05:34 AM

Very nice builds! Excellent detail!