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Ayrton's home run - 1991 Brazilian GP

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Finished off the recent Scalextric individual release of the McLaren MP4/7 in its MP4/6 colours.

Originally I was going to finish the 'plain' model as Senna's British GP car from 1991 with the 'barcode' finish replacing the sponsor name, as I was there at that race and remember very clearly the tension of qualifying in particular, when no matter how devastating Mansell's provisional pole was in the mighty Williams-Renault, everyone held their breath for another late run from the red and white car with the yellow helmet.

However, having watched the Senna documentary recently, I decided to go 'fully leaded' on the livery and make it as close as possible to the Brazilian GP car... Ayrton's first win in his home city, achieved despite being stuck in one gear for the last chunk of the race and against increasing cramp in his upper body.

I painted on the badges on Ayrton's race suit, painted the stripes on his helmet, used some spare Patto's Ferrari decals for the rear wing and made the rest of the decals myself on Crafty Computer Paper.

Tomorrow I'll see how she runs...

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Very nice indeed.
Are these things getting hard to find? I notice Jadlam is asking £80 for these at the moment.
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