T70MkIII

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  • Location Perth, Western Australia
  • Full Name Richard O'Clery

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  1. T70MkIII added a post in a topic *8 Alan Mann racing GT40   

    Hi Steve - have you made any progress lately? Looking forward to seeing more.
  2. T70MkIII added a post in a topic *8 Alan Mann racing GT40   

    I'm looking forward to watching your buildup, Stevieboy! That detail kit looks fantastic. Please post updates when you can.
  3. T70MkIII added a post in a topic blown donavan 417   

    I managed to find a supplier about 20 mins away, which is great for Perth. Neoprene for tyres looks like a different story - I might need to order from McMaster Carr myself.
  4. T70MkIII added a post in a topic blown donavan 417   

    Thanks, Dave

    I have heard of ren-shape - I'll have to try and track some down in Australia.
  5. T70MkIII added a post in a topic blown donavan 417   

    Dave, I have been looking with great interest at your build threads, and am stunned by the quality of your work and attention to detail. I have learned an incredible amount too - thanks so much.

    Re the Donovan - did you use the wooden block as a pattern? If so, did you cast in aluminium (or another metal) or resin?

    What wood do you like to machine for patterns? I've heard MDF is good but you need to be wary of the dust.
  6. T70MkIII added a post in a topic GT40 WIP   

    Stunning work, Cato - I have really enjoyed your build and learned a lot. My kit is still in the box pending finishing a lot of other stuff, but I certainly appreciate your "heads up" on a number of issues. Looking forward to seeing your final display pics.
  7. T70MkIII added a post in a topic Tamiya Lola T-70 is being reissued   

    Are these the ones you mean?

    http://www.f1specialties.com/main/conversions/rt16-12.php
  8. T70MkIII added a post in a topic Tamiya Lola T-70 is being reissued   

    Do you mean the white Sid Taylor car with the green stripes? A clean look which I quite like. I hadn't thought much about those colours, but, having been driven by Jack Brabham and Denny Hulme there is a strong Australian connection with that car (although Denny was born in NZ - we always claim their famous as our own).

    I hadn't paid much attention to the wheels before - I always liked the aggressive deep look of the Tamiya wheels, but hadn't compared with the real cars. I totally agree with your grrr! re the tyres, of course.

    I'd forgotten I had Bamsey tucked away in a box somewhere too - time to start digging out some research material...

    I wonder how much has changed with the reissued kit, other than the canards and some photo-etched parts?
  9. T70MkIII added a post in a topic Tamiya Lola T-70 is being reissued   


    http://www.imca-slotracing.com/Lola%20T70%20Mk3B.htm shows SL73/101 as blue with Team Surtees decals at Le Mans in 1967, and says it was later painted BRG by Max Wilson (my Starkey books are in storage, so I can't confirm from that source).

    The car in the lolacars link is SL73/121 which was also a 1967 Team Surtees car. This one changed from Aston to Chevy during '67 before going to Jackie Epstein in '68. She painted it deep purple after a crash that year...

    I guess both Team Surtees cars would have been blue at some stage while they had the Aston engine for SL73/121 to have been restored to that colour.

    I actually like the blue better than BRG, and will paint my (merely contemplated at this stage) quarter scale version in blue.
  10. T70MkIII added a post in a topic Tamiya Lola T-70 is being reissued   

    Looks nice with the canards.
  11. T70MkIII added a post in a topic Tamiya Lola T-70 is being reissued   

    I can't find anything on Tamiya's website - do you have a link to anything that looks reliable?
  12. T70MkIII added a post in a topic Tamiya's Lola T 70 Mk lll 1/12 scale kit   

    Inspirational work, Mario.

    I built my first Tamiya 1/12 T70Mk III at about 12, when my father bought the kit for my birthday - must have been the first issue. I fell in love with the car as soon as I saw the box artwork, and it's been my dream car ever since. I don't know what happened to that first model. I bought another on the re-release, and it is in serious need of restoration now.

    And I have another NIB. You're setting the standard very high, and I hope that when I come to build it, I can do a worthy job.

    What are you using for reference photos? I am assuming Starkey's books and general internet searching, but it sure is hard to find good detail photos of the MkIII on the net...

    I can't wait to see more pictures as you progress. Keep up the great work.

    Regards
    Richard