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  1. Started 2 years ago for the 24hrs of Daytona build off... maybe I can get it done before this years 24, which is in two weeks. its a decal nightmare though... there are more compound curves than the Kardashians 1962 Lotus 19B 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO 1965 Ford GT40 1966 Ford GT40 mk II 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 1968 Porsche 907LH 1969 Lola T70 1970 Porsche 917K 1971 Porsche 917K 1972 Ferrari 312PB 1973 Porsche Carrera RSR 1974 Canceled due to energy crisis 1975 Porsche Carrera RSR 1976 BMW 3.0 CSL 1977 Porsche Carrera RSR 1978 Porsche 935/77 1979 Porsche 935/78 1980 Porsche 935J 1981 Porsche 935 K3 1982 Porsche 935 JLP-3 1983 Porsche 935L 1984 March 83G/Porsche 1985 Porsche 962 1986 Porsche 962 1987 Porsche 962 1988 Jaguar XJR-9 1989 Porsche 962 1990 Jaguar XJR-12D 1991 Porsche 962C 1992 Nissian R91CP 1993 Toyota Eagle mk III 1994 Nissian 300ZX 1995 Kremer K8 Spyder/Porsche 1996 Riley Scott mk III Oldsmobile 1997 Riley Scott mk III Ford 1998 Ferrari 333 SP 1999 Riley Scott mk III Ford 2000 Dodge Viper GTS-R 2001 Chevy Corvette C5-R 2002 Dallara SP1 Judd 2003 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2004 Doran JE4 Pontiac 2005 Riley mk XI Pontiac 2006 Riley mk XI Lexus 2007 Riley mk XI Lexus 2008 Riley mk XI Lexus 2009 Riley mk XI Porsche 2010 Riley mk XI Porsche 2011 Riley mk XX BMW 2012 Riley mk XX Ford 2013 TBA
  2. it turned out ok. Its a little bit of a tricky build. Its always good to get one under glass.
  3. I got an old star trek Voyager kit and had someone offer me $350 for that.
  4. at one time i did... i will have to go digging as I recall it was a privateer running the car a few years after Ferrari won at LeMans with the 250 TR Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines Enzo Ferrari
  5. Its not really off. The ROG 250 GTO or Protar 250 is based off a car what was serously wrecked in the rear and the guys the put it back together too some liberties with body to help some known problems with the car so the shape was slightly modified to make better use of aero - something they were just starting to figure out, and so it could use bigger tires in the rear. It is accurate to the car it was modeled after, just not to the way it rolled out of the factory.
  6. I got many rare and collectable kits, it was never about the status. It was about someday build it because I liked it for some reason. I always wait for a screaming deal on it though. I am not going to pay stupid money for a kit. I just wait and eventually something comes around other than a Pocher Mercedes for a fair price. I refuse to pay $60 for Monogram Jaguar... as much as I would like one
  7. CAL

    Tyrrell P34

    They idle at 7000 - 8000 rpm 1300 hp per ton Kers flywheel 80,000 rpm 0 to 60 1.7 0 to 187 8.3 and back to to zero in 13 top speed 230mph 6g of brake force 5g of cornering force 3.1mpg Average weight 970lbs before the ballist is added. min required weight 1411lbs down force at 118mph 2:1 which is the mph for an Indy car to reach 1:1 And today's F1 car is watered down compared to the 1.2 liter Turbo cars that could produce 1600hp in qualifying trim
  8. thanks, Yeah, its old 22 years old, and not perfect, but there isnt too many other cars on the road I would rather have.
  9. Interestingly, he says the prototype for the KT62 was stolen, but it appears to have been a production rights issue with Mattel. I read that none of the classic kits were produced after the fire, but agreed peicing it all together has been difficult Nevertheless it will be interesting what turns up 2013
  10. it was actually 1978. Depends on the agreement. Tamiya got in trouble with ferrari and it took them a while to get straight with them after producing more kits than allowed per their agreement, which started the whole serialization Ferrari kits. They went bankrupt supposed because of a fire at the production facility chopped their staff from 120 down to 30. Seems like they were having troubles long bofore that. Even in the Mercedes line of kits after KT91 had plastic wheels significanly reduced parts, chassis and brake details. Doesn't really matter what happened to them.... lets see what happens to them now.
  11. I got it from a Pocher guy who was a historian and collector of their kits.
  12. actually aluminum is the most abundant. Still not as stupid expensive as a 996 GT3 R engine rebuild which can virtually only be done at Porsche Motorsports for a small fee of $45K, and there is only about 100 floating around in the world. 1 valve is $350.00 and there is 24 of them.
  13. Yeah, got it in the stash. Fujimi 964 C4 so its correct even. got a C2 and turbo version too.
  14. Yeah, if it gets finished it will be the first one done since my Starliner. Yeah I been around off and on. I bought a Porsche thats been keeping my busy for the past couple years. I have had some WIPs since then. Ferrari F2003, Ferrari 250 GTO, Mazda RX7 Daytona winner, and Fujimi Porsche 3.2 Carrera
  15. Yes, it comes with a regular front bumper as well, so you can build it stock. I heard about the glass not fitting well. It was a interesting kit to build. I like how they engineered it but kind of a PITA to build. I got another one that I might take a little farther than this, which was basiclly OOB.
  16. kool model. I with they would do a 24 scale plastic kit. The only car to take down Audi in a decade.
  17. I guess its not too bad for the first model since 2008 Interesting kit but kind of a PITA to build. if i build another I know how now LOL. Not 100% sure i can get the interior tub in or not.
  18. Yes, one of my many Titanic books.
  19. not really, other than for what I gather Pocher didn't have license to do any of there car kits but it was with Mercedes they got in trouble with. Clearly they had some other troubles too, but that was kind of the beginning of the end for them.
  20. ya scratch built wipers for a 1950 3100
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