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    Steve Hansford

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  1. Thanks everyone for the kind words. I also have the McLaren M8A on the bench - painted but still working on the build. Will post some more of my builds soon. Cheers, Steve.
  2. Nice clean build. Well done. Love these Lancias. Have the Revell (reboxed Hasegawa) started - need to get it finished.
  3. The Lola T70 had had a successful Can-Am career, winning the inaugural Championship in 1966 with John Surtees, Mark Donohue and Dan Gurney winning five out of the six races and Surtees and Donohue finishing 1-2 in the Championship standings. Surtees began to develop the car to his own ideas in 1968, most obviously fitting a high rear wing and modifying the bodywork, in fact Surtees now called his car a Lola TS160.The CanAm was an American Canadian road racing championship that ran from 1966 to 1980 and was famous for its open rules which allowed enormous horsepower and almost unlimited chassis design. In their time they were faster than Formula 1 and absolutely spectacular to watch. Tamiya released a series of 1/18 scale cars back in the late 1960s including this Lola TS160 and the McLaren M8A which were impressive for their tooling for the time. They did suffer a little for detail and incorporated the provision for the addition of a "rectric motawh" (Japanese for electric motor - popular in kits of the time) and hence battery compartments which had to be modified in building the static model. Aside from this a distributor and wiring was added as well as turned aluminium intake trumpets, braided line and aluminium fittings and seat belts. Paints were Tamiya lacquers decanted for airbrushing along with Alclad and Testors metallizers. Although for various reasons this kit has taken a while I finally have just finished it and am pleased with the result. Hope you enjoy. Steve Hansford Melbourne, Australia. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fazmodeller
  4. An absolute masterpiece - work of art. Having built a 1/24 scale Model Factory Hiro Ferrari I appreciate the work that went into this. The realism is amazing - the paint and weathering are superb. One of the best models I have seen. Totally inspirational....so well done. Steve.
  5. Have been a member of the forum for a while and enjoyed the quality of the work and the builds. I have been building for almost 30 years.....longer than I realised. I have a passion for Ferraris hence the Profile name and also a variety of Racing categories and automotive sports car design. I have always liked the feel of this forum so I thought I would post some of my builds and have started with a McLaren GT3 in the Racing section. Look forward to being more of a participant rather than an observer and connecting with some of the members to share mutual passions. Steve Hansford, Melbourne, Australia.
  6. McLaren, famous for their incredible success in Formula 1, designed the MP4-12C which used a carbon fibre composite chassis, and is powered by a longitudinally-mounted 3.8 Litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine and produced a small number of cars in order for them to compete in the FIA Group GT3. The 1/24 scale Fujimi kit is enhanced by the use of photoetched parts and carbon fibre decals. Paint is Zero Paints McLaren colour matched with Tamiya lacquer gloss coat with Alclad metal lacquers. Hope you enjoy. Steve Hansford Melbourne, Australia.
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