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Just to say that I haven't given up on my project. It gets sidelined. Here is the Brabham BT26. I have had a little time on my hands these lat few days so have started on this one.
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Now I have to buy some wheels tyres and guide. Also finish the body. I'll get there eventually.
7 completed, 3 in the process and 6 yet to be started.
It will be a while yet.
Peter
 

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I've done it again, got sidetracked into finishing my Aston Martin DBR4. I know it isn't up to the accuracy or quality of the PP version . However I have the satisfaction of having carved and cast it myself. I did use a PP chassis and wheels so not all my own work.
Peter
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The mounting hole is just behind the front axle and just in front of the hinge. The chassis is a spring fit into the body so only needs one screw to locate it.
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QUOTE (VicElfordFan @ 9 Oct 2012, 23:53) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hey Peter, Glad to hear your grid is coming along!!

If you are going to use rattle cans , Ian H , that wizard of the Tyrrells , recommends Ford Electric Blue for the Matras.

Regards,
VicElfordFan

Thanks for the info. I use an airbrush and the French Blue has been applied for the first coat. Now I must curb my impatience allow it to dry thoroughly, rub it back and continue the process. I will post the success or failure
 

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Thanks Ian.
I have done what I should have done in the first place, namely experiment with mixes. I have acheived a passable colour. Without putting it alongside the actual colour I don't think I can improve.
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I had a good honest appraisal of the Cooper T86B that I carved and have come to the conclusion "It's carp" So I have rtaken one of Charlie Fitzpatrick's BRM P126 and altered it.
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Shortened the Nose section
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Removed the Oil tank and replaced it. Opened up the cockpit.
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Filled in the front suspension openings and alter the shape of the eyebrows. lowered the rear top link and added a peice to the rear bodywork.
So have made a start.
 

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Hi Peter,

A great thread, really a golden age of racing. On 19 September you posted a photo with a Yardley P160 behind, what are the front wheels on that model please, they look the part.

Many thanks in advance, Ray.
 
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