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Heller 1/24 Matra formula race cars

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This has been a long, long time project. During 1965 through 1969 Matra Sports turned out some of the finest formula cars ever made. Heller, made the Matra MS5 F2 car...

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that was the first one I made back in the mid-80s, but then I built another into the MS9, the prototype F1...

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then I began a Matra MS10 F1 from my first Matra...

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as this one was being built I worked on the other Matra the MS11 F1...

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In between this I built a MS5 F2 again...

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I was lucky enough to get another Matra, so a favorite project was done, a Matra MS7 F2 car (yes, its's a biplane)...

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I thought that was it, but a friend gave me another one and then I saw a F3 driven by an Italian named "GEKI" and it was red!

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I think I did every car possible from that wonderful Heller kit.

Rossa156

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Those are sweet builds...love that era of F1 cars...

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Great looking builds..

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Nice work Pat B)

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Very nice!

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Very nice models Patrick, look great, bravo!

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Nice builds Patrick, where is your MS670B, with engine of course!!!

Saw them run over here at the Phillip Island Classic historics last year. When one of my mates, who is not into V12 sports cars heard it coming down the straight he said "what the f#*$!!!" Had to buy Fishers as soon as I got home!!!!

Dave

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Very very NICE, well done Patrick! :)

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Very nice builds, those Matra's were fine Grand Prix cars

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Very nice work .

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awesome detail

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Excellent.

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My thanks for all the kind words. Dave, I understand only the Honda F1 could out scream the Matra, oh and of course, the 640 is a closed wheel car. I seem to have a love affair with formula cars.

Patrick

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Great looking builds!

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Everyone send their Matra kits to Patrick so he can build more! :lol:

Cool series of builds, Patrick!

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thats impressive work!

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Great models, nicely done. What scale are those kits?

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This past weekend the SoCal NNL was held and there were some pretty awesome builds there. I was honored with an award for my Matra MS11 F1 from the Indy Car Modelers Forum. I went and showed all my Heller formula car builds designed and engineered by Phlippe de Lesplany...one Lotus, two McLarens, a brace of Brabhams and Matra family. Again my thanks for the kind words.

Patrick

aka Rossa156

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Beautiful work on these!! I used to read about these cars when I was younger. Great work!!

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Very nice builds! Excellent detail!

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Always like the Matra- kind of the underdog. Very nice collection.

Dale

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These look great. Do you have more pictures of the MS11 ?

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It's like Matra mania. It's amazing that you could build all those versions, from just one kit. Great job(s).

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Wow! Those are outstanding!!

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i love the old f1 cars so pretty keep it up

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