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Another GT40 : 1041 P

 

 

This was intended to be a quick curbside build of GT 1041 P as originally bought in 1966 by Jean “Beurlys” Blaton, and won at Zolder at its first appearance, against admittedly meager opposition of Léon “Eldé” Dernier’s Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 365 P2. Not a very important race, no, but .. I was there (sadly without camera, couldn’t afford one at the time)

 

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I had to either mask and paint (not really my cup of tea) the yellow striping on the car, or find suitable striping on the web (so much for the “quick build” ..), and then choose between 2 options available. Or buy both, of course … Turned out Renaissance/Interdecal was the best option.

 

 

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The wire wheels are period correct for the race, but the ones Fujimi supplies in the kit were not to my liking, so I used a set that I once got in a big box from California (thanks again Chollie). And no, they were not outside laced like early GT 40’s used to be fitted with.

 

 

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Only other additions were fuel filler caps from Scale Production in Germany.

 

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Oh my my!  You really did well with this and the backstory commentary is a very nice addition.  The attention to detail and the period correct features and paint (not an easy color to get right) are note worthy.

 

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Ya gotta love a GT 40 and this one is very nice !

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Wm...very nice job.  All the trouble you went to with the details really shows. The back story and period photos were a nice added touch. Thanks for posting.

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Very nice to see an unusual livery and very nicely done.  One could broke trying to do every version in every race but time would be a more limiting factor.  I got another 1/43 GT40 from Spark via Ebay (also one way to spend money quickly) this week and won an auction for a Starter 1/43 kit of a 67 MKIIB.  The IMC/MPC/Testorscollection may actually have to thinned out some as I have a lot of duplicates but there are almost endless variations that can be done with the Fujumi MKII and MKI's.  Once again great work and I hope to see more of your builds soon.

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Great build William, can't have too many GT40's.

Dave B

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nice build   and great to see a gt40 that is almost never done .

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Very nice.

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