Bantoft

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  1. Bantoft added a post in a topic Englisch Roadster MGA Very British !   

    Karsten the Kraftsman!!!

    What more can I say

    Dave
  2. Bantoft added a post in a topic Ford GT 40 repost   

    Great build Steve, hope mine comes out as well!!!

    Dave
  3. Bantoft added a post in a topic Ferrari 350 CanAm (conversion from P4 Coupe)   

    Tks guys, your kind words are appreciated

    Dave
  4. Bantoft added a post in a topic Ferrari 350 CanAm (conversion from P4 Coupe)   

    Couple of more pics



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    My thanks to my lifetime mate Phil for the hours he spent drawing the Scuderia Veloce shield and producing the decals for me

    Ciao

    Dave
  5. Bantoft added a topic in Under Glass   

    Ferrari 350 CanAm (conversion from P4 Coupe)
    I've finally finished my conversion of an old, pre-built, Heller P4 coupe into the 350 CanAm as run by David McKay's Scuderia Veloce down here in Aus. It's a fair representation of the car as I saw it raced at Longford back in March '68, not perfect as I haven't included the spare wheel vertically attached to the tail!! and a few other minor errors, but aesthetically I like it.

    The real car started life as a P4 spyder, chassis #058 67 but was converted for the CAn Am series into the 350. It was procured by Scuderia veloce and raced with some success down here before racing in South Africa by Paul Hawkins, as Team Gunston. It has just this year been converted back to a P4 spyder, no prizes for guessing what the unbuilt Union P4 is going to be converted into!!!













    Couple of more pics to follow, thanks for looking

    Dave


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  6. Bantoft added a post in a topic Alfa Romeo 159 Alfetta   

    That was a good pick up Randy, it looks great

    Dave B
  7. Bantoft added a post in a topic Ferrari 350 Can Am   

    Have done a little more work on this one. It's not dead accurate but is a reasonable likeness of the 350 as raced by Scuderia Veloce in Australia, complete with headlights but minus the spare wheel which was attached vertically to the rear above the exhaust pipes. I have yet to complete under the 'bonnet' and the interior. It's painted white to allow me to see the faults.









    Tks for looking.

    Dave B
  8. Bantoft added a post in a topic Bartoletti Transporter and the Daytona Coupe...   

    This is looking really interesting, have built the Gunze coupe but shirked at the thought of attempting the transporter!!

    Dave
  9. Bantoft added a post in a topic Ferrari 350 Can Am   

    Tks guys, will update as works progresses

    Dave
  10. Bantoft added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Ferrari 350 Can Am
    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.










    Tks for looking

    Dave
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  11. Bantoft added a post in a topic Trumpeter Ford GT40- 1/12 scale!   

    Nice build Jason, congrats!!

    Dave
  12. Bantoft added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra Sunoco   

    That's a different livery Karsten, I like it

    Dave
  13. Bantoft added a post in a topic Englisch Roadster MGA Very British !   

    That is spectacular, nicely done. Do agree about the screen however

    Dave
  14. Bantoft added a post in a topic Elfin Traco Oldsmobile   

    Converting a Heller P4 to the Scuderia Veloce 350 spyder!!

    I will get the plans off you however and thanks for the Elfin decals!!!

    Dave