Without wishing to monopolise the 1960s F1 theme (I would love to see some others work), here's another car currently under construction which I mentioned I was planning in another thread.
Once again it's one of the excellent Classic shells. This BRM raced during a dip in the team's fortunes after Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart left the team at the end of 1966 & 67 and the team struggled with the H16 engine before admitting defeat and switching to the V12 for 1968 that would eventually have some success in the 153 and 160 chassis in the early 1970s.
BRM's were always very well engineered and this car looked superbly packaged as well as being a good looking design, it was always one of my favourites. I always remember a high spot being Richard Attwood's great race at Monaco in 68 when he came close to winning.
The standard Scalex motor that I prefer to use for home track use just fits this slim bodyshell - here's a couple of work in progress pictures. You'll see that I've just broken through the shell with the Dremel around the engine exhaust and intake area as space is at a premium but I'll clean that up when I prepare the shell for painting.
By the time the Proxy comes around David's cars will account for half the field the way the rest of us are going! That's another pretty car, David.
It seems the proxy race should have a very good variety of subjects, everyone seems to have their own favorite car. I just wonder what Russell has in mind for his entry - I bet it's going to be something esoteric.
I trimmed the MRRC guide down a little to fit, fitted the body mounting post and the BRM has taken to the track for it's first run at Earls Hall Park and the motor popped out on the third lap...that's good old BRM for you. It's the first of my 60s F1's to have a mechanical glitch and it is the first of my chassis to rely on the motor being attached to the chassis rails, I reverted to my "belt and braces" approach and added the small mounts at either end of the motor and it seems ok now.
You will see in the photo that the car has tyre wear to front and rears just to prove I avoided the accidental tripod as patented by John and me. The car goes very well and is definitely my quickest F1 to date. The photo also shows it is now finished with the small windscreen deflector fitted.
The last shameless self promotion photo of the track in this thread showing the pits with the BRM.
I spent some time last night cleaning up the Classic Brabham BT26 and Matra MS11 V12 bodies as I continue in my quest to build an example of each car on the 1968 F1 grid, now Mr Fitzpatrick didn't make a Cooper-BRM so that will be a bit more complicated....
Ah, that Scaley motor - denied the line about David's Johnson popping out
But that grid is looking very tasty now David and personally I think the BRM is your best yet.
It'll be interesting to see how you go about making that Cooper-BRM (I can guess where the back half will come from). I'm currently sanding away at a lump of plaster to make a '66 Maserati engined T81 - bit of a labour of love I must say. It may not have been the most successful of racers but it was a great looking car that just seemed to ooze power.
I've at last given in and had a go at making some mirrors for Pedro's BRM. Once again it's thanks to this forum as I read about various methods others were using and decided to use corn on the cob sticks from KFC sanded them to shape in a Dremel, cut plastic card discs with my leather punch, drilled them and mounted them to the body with brass rod.
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