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Dave B

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    David Bantoft

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  1. About a month ago I was given two well used Cox GT40 slot car bodies. One had the front of the front wheel arches opened up the other had the front of the rear wheel arches opened out. Luckily the sills on the first mentioned were untouched so I was able to remove them and graft them onto the the second mentioned body.. Not all the glass was there, and what was had to be carefully removed by scribing the edges, there was a lot of glue holding some them on!! Between the two I had enough glass. After sanding and polishing the glass it has come up respectable. This model will be built as the #140 car at Nurburgring and will not be fine detailing, instead staying true to it's slot car roots. I have removed the dashpanel so I could deepen it and make it more realistic. Just have to decide which set of wheels to use, the realistic silver painted Dunlop racing shod set or the flashy wider Goodyear shod set!! Decisions, decisions. Tks for looking Dave B
  2. Nice build Steve, I really must get mine out of it's box!! Dave B
  3. Great build Josh, it looks really good, my only other comment would be it should probably be posted under ' other racing, road racing etc.' Dave B
  4. This is my take on the Ford France entered GT40 roadster raced at Le Mans in 1965. It retired on lap 11 with a broken gearbox. The model is based on an old slot car body, possibly Monogram, fitted onto a Fujimi GT40 chassis and using Monogram 427 Cobra Halibrand wheels and tyres. I haven't done any of the fine detailing required for an accurate conversion, instead paying homage to it's slot car roots. Painted in auto acrylic with decals by Patto's. Regarding the interior colour, Ronnie Spain's tome, 'GT40 an individual history and race and record', states the interior trim was black however a small publication by John S Allen shows GT/108 with a well worn blue interior suggesting that most of it was original. I have used poetic license and have opted to go with a blue interior!! Tks for looking Dave B
  5. Spectacular build Tomasz, could be the real deal!! Dave B
  6. That's a nice looking Porsche Rich, not really into the modern racers but that looks cool!! Dave B PS still waiting to see the Shadow.
  7. Looks the part Bernard, nice to see it finished. Dave B
  8. Very nice build Ray. Dave B
  9. Great build Miroslav, I prefer the look of the 'C' type to the 'D'. Dave B
  10. Great build Rich! I have never heard of that brand, maybe I should have a search and see what else they do. Dave B
  11. Another unique build Pico, absolutely stunning. Dave B PS, probably should be posted under 'other racing' ?
  12. Great restoration Matt, love the old Merit, and similar, kits. Dave B
  13. That's a nice build of an unusual kit Pierre, thanks for sharing. Dave B
  14. Nice build Steve, I have a couple of these and a Mclaren to restore one day!! Dave B
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