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Ferrari 350 Can Am

31 August 2014 - 08:42 PM

Many years ago, when a young tacker, I built a Heller P4 Ferrari.  It was sprayed in a dark red (maroon) and I even cut the bottom off the front tyres to get it to sit right.  Luckily I matured, found a Union re-release, yet to be built, and confined the old Heller to the dark cupboard.  As I have started a collection of Ozzie Group 7 style sports cars I decided to rebuild the old P4 into the 350 Can-Am as raced by Scuderia Veloce here in Australia.  I was lucky enough to see this car race at Longford in, if I recall correctly, 1967, so armed with the Motor Racing Replica News article and web photo's I have started. 


First task was to copy the Union tyres and cast them in resin.  Next I cut the rear, shortened it and using plenty of styrene formed the rear engine cover.  I used a Patto's vacform as a basis for the snorkels and also cast a mould for the windscreen.  I have started on the nose area and this is where I am at the moment.  I have yet to instal the headlights and then need to consider the interior.  The finished item is probably still a few months off as I am also building a pair of Elfin 400's.











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Elfin Traco Oldsmobile

04 August 2014 - 04:29 PM

I have always been a fan of the 'big banger' sports cars and decided to have a go at scratch building some Aussie icon cars.  I previously built the Matich SR3R and have just finished the Elfin Traco Olds, as raced by Neil Allen prior to installation of a Chev V8.  It is based on a slush cast of an Elfin 400 mould I have.




It's a curbside only and all parts are resin or scratchbuilt. 










Just a pic of the Matich & Elfin together.  Time now to start Bob Jane's Elfin 400 Repco.




Thanks for looking


Dave B

Bathurst winning Sierra RS500 (Johnson/Bowe)

26 February 2014 - 06:55 PM

I built this one years ago but have not seen any Aussie Sierra's of late.  RHD conversion & the correct resin wheels.  Decals are courtesy of Roo Decal, not sure if they are still available or the resin conversion pieces for that matter.














Thanks for looking


Dave B



Cunningham C4R

22 February 2014 - 11:12 PM

Have just finished this one off.  It's from Paul at Fisher Pattern & Model.  Have yet to work out the most effective way of putting the race # on the mesh/grille.  Only problem I had was not placing the oil cooler far enough over on the passenger side thus not allowing me to fit scratch made leather bonnet straps














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Dave B

A pair of Lotus XI's

10 January 2014 - 07:26 PM

A friend of mine managed to get 3 Merit's and a pair of Chinese friction toy Lotus XI's a little while back.  The Lotus were bought on the understanding that I would probably get 1 out of the 2 available.






I have been working on them for a while.  I used resin seats, and wheel/tyre combination that I made up using the Tamiya Lotus 7 tyre and a 60's Lotus wobbly slot car insert.  Headlight buckets are aluminium tube and I vacformed the headlight covers & screens after making a mould from DF for the full screen conversion












Tks for looking


Dave B