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Russell Sheldon
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The Dapretto Chaparral 2F is now available in the UK. Rather steeply priced at £125 each, though.





On the subject of Chaparral's, pictured below is a 2J which Mark Gussin kindly built for me, based on one of Peter Pre's superb resin kits.



With kind regards,

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Chapparal fans rejoice!

I've just noticed on the H+T Motor Racing web-site that Top Slot will be bringing out a Chapparal 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H and 2J. They of course already make the 2D.

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Not about to sink another £100+ on a car. That windscreen/roof line looks a little odd....and I'm not sure I'd trust those wing supprts for long.
When's the MRRC version due?
I'll wait for the Top Slot kits, but in the meantime has anyone got any suggestions where to get some decent looking Chaparral magnesium wheels/wheel inserts for my Top Slot 2D and MRRC 2A?
 

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BWA ref. BW32204 1/32 resin molded Chaparral wheel inserts - 0.45" O.D. - fits BW32002/04/06, TSRF & Pro Track wheels.

 

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QUOTE suggestions where to get some decent looking Chaparral magnesium wheels/wheel inserts for my Top Slot 2D

Hi howmet tx - I remember seeing someone had adapted Fly Capri wheels somehow. Can't recall where I saw it or how they did it but it might set you thinking...
 

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Thanks, John. Yes... the Fly Capri fronts are fine with a coat of dull silver paint, if a little wide, but the rears are way to large for anything of this period. It's an expensive way to buy inserts! But thanks also for the pic of the BWA inserts, Russell. That looks like it might be the way to go, until the new Slot-it Porsche wheels are available.... I just saw pics of the 956 and they look perfect!

What do you think of the roof line on this model, though? I have no experience of this manufacturer, what their reputation is like, etc. But this don't look right to me. I know the 2F cabin was the same as that of the 2D. This doesn't look right for either. It also seems to be suffering from that annoying 'excess rear track syndrome' that all too many firms seem to fall into. Rear tyres projecting outside the bodywork is not kosher under any circumstances. Especially on a £ton+ offering. But the 2J looks fantastic! I hope Top Slot make a good job.
 

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Hi howmet - I love spot the difference


The thing that really bothers me is the radiator intakes. These had a cross bit what-cha-ma-call-it thingie about 1/3 way down. This is fairly prominent on the prototype and might be what is apparently throwing the roof line out visually.

There are a couple of other minor things like the side window opening positioning and the absence of the high cockpit mirror (Daytona car only) that may be questionable?

I think you're right about the wheels and wing struts too.
 

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John, you are right about the radiator inlets and I tend to agree with Howmet re the shape of the windscreen and the roof-line, as these plans from the February 1968 issue of Model Cars tends to indicate:-





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...note that the nose "letter-box" shown in the Model Cars picture did not appear until Nurburgring in late May '67 so the two models here are prototypically correct in not having this feature.

Of course in those days they did not have in-car radio communication like we do today so, when the car passed the pits, the mechanics would simlply post a message through the letter-box at which point a "you got mail" sign would light up on the dash
 

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not at all impressed by the level of detail in that £100+ chaparal. Racers and a lot of the other expensive ones look amazin, this doesn't seem up to scalextric/fly standards
 

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Wasn't it one of the original COX models that the areo foil moved as you powered, up/down.

For £125 i would want that! (maybe it wasn't this car?)

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You could have a good game of 'spot the difference' with my 2F. I made it from a Lancer vacform (no- don't run away). I wanted the BOAC winner of course, but the intakes and details changed from race to race, and they're not the ones depicted on the shell so it's all a bit of a moosh-up. One day I'll figure out how to post pictures, then everyone can have a laugh. But it looks the part when it's going fast enough. I did want to make the flipper work, but I remembered the ones we did back in the 60s, when all you could see was the thing shake about a bit. It didn't seem worth the effort. But now I have a mind to convert the MRRC 2A into a flipper wing 2C, with the tall inlet pipes that Maxi-models do in white metal. And those BWA wheels of course. Could look cool. And this time I'd like to see that little flipper flip up at the end of the straight.
Those old Model cars plans are great...thanks again Russell! Do you have a loft full of those, and how much would it cost to get them all reprinted? I remember a great issue which had ALL the current Can-Am colour schemes laid out diagrammatically, in black and white! But what a great resource it was, and what superb posters they would make, blown up a bit! If you want to round up some subscriptions, I'm ready and willing...after Christmas, anyway.

A big up (as the young people say, m'lud) to Jim Hall, anyway. What a man!
 

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Greg Holland has published many of the Model Cars plans on the VSRN web-site.

See http://www.vsrnonline.com/Mags/MC/MC_Plans.html

If what you are looking for isn't there, drop me a line. I would be happy to send you a copy of any of the following plans:

MC 6910 A.A.R. - EAGLE F1 1968
MC 6411 A 35 ROCKET STOCK CAR
MC 6410 AC COBRA
MC 6508 ALFA ROMEO 12C/37 1937
MC 7003 ALFA ROMEO 158&159
MC 6603 ALFA ROMEO 1600 GTZ BERTONE 1965
MC 6703 ALFA ROMEO G.T.A. 1965
MC 6512 ALFA ROMEO MONZA 8C-2300 1931
MC 6806 ALFA ROMEO T33 DAYTONA COUPE
MC 7103 ALFA ROMEO T33/3
MC 6506 ALFA ROMEO TIPO 512 1942
MC 6802 ALFA ROMEO TYPE 33 70
MC 6507 ALFA ROMEO TYPE GTZ 1963-64
MC 6409 ALFA ROMEO TYPE P2 2L GP 1925
MC 6405 ALLARD DRAGSTER
MC 6612 ALLARD J2X COMP.
MC 6711 AMERICAN ¾ TON TRUCK
MC 6612 AMILCAR G6 1926
MC 6610 ANGLO AMERICAN EAGLE
MC 8511 ASTON MARTIN 1. 5L GP 1921-25
MC 6602 ASTON MARTIN TYPE 215 ZAGATO BODY
MC 6612 ASTON MARTIN ULSTER REPLICA 1936
MC 6410 AUSTIN GP 1908
MC 6612 AUSTIN ULSTER 1929-32
MC 6609 AUTO BLINDA AMB 40 4x4 ARMOURED CAR
MC 6601 AUTO UNION RENNLIMOUSIN 1935
MC 6707 B.R.M. 83
MC 6812 B.R.M. V12 1968
MC 6407 BENTLEY BIRKINS 4.5
MC 6406 BENTLEY 3L 1927
MC 6701 BENTLEY MK 6 SPECIAL
MC 7008 BMW 2002
MC 6810 BRABHAM B.T. 24 (REPCO)
MC 7106 BRABHAM BT 34 1971 262
MC 6904 BRABHAM BT26 F1 1968
MC 6702 BRABHAM REPCO 3L 1966
MC 6606 BRISTOL 450 1954
MC 7104 BRM 154
MC 7006 BRM 2.5L F1 1959
MC 6506 BRM F1 1965
MC 7010 BRM P153 YARDLEY F1 1970
MC 7209 BRM P167 3
MC 6406 BRM F1 1963 (BRITISH RACING PARTNERSHIP)
MC 6405 BUGATTI BRESCIA TYPE 13
MC 7105 BUGATTI ROYALE
MC 6612 BUGATTI TYPE 40
MC 6408 BUGATTI TYPE 57 SC
MC 6602 CANADIAN CRUISER TANKS RAM 1&2
MC 6507 CHAPARRAL 1965
MC 6706 CHAPARRAL 2E
MC 6801 CHAPARRAL 2F
MC 6909 CHAPARRAL 2G
MC 7011 CHAPARRAL 2J 1970
MC 6608 CHAPARRAL 2C&2D
MC 6412 CHEETAH GT (THOMAS)
MC 6406 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STING - RAY
MC 6708 CHEVRON GT 1966
MC 6606 COBRA COUPE (DAYTONA)
MC 6806 CONNAUGHT 1955 (SYRACUSE)
MC 6504 COOPER - CLIMAX - ZEREX
MC 6502 COOPER - CLIMAX 2.5L F1 1959
MC 6508 COOPER - MONACO TYPE N 63 1963
MC 6504 COOPER - ZEREX - OLDSMOBILE 1964
MC 6412 COOPER F1 1964
MC 6604 COOPER MASERATI F1 1966
MC 6606 COOPER MASERATI F1 1966
MC 6504 CORVAIR MONZA GT
MC 6612 DAIMLER DART SP250
MC 6406 DEAN VAN LINES SPECIAL
MC 6705 DELAGE 2L VI2 1925
MC 6703 DELAGE 5L 1922
MC 6804 DUESENBERG 1921 GP
MC 6805 ELFIN 400
MC 7012 ELFIN ME5 1970
MC 6506 ERA TYPES A&B 1934
MC 6607 FELDAY 4
MC 6510 FERRARI FI 1965
MC 6501 FERRARI - BERLINETTA TYPE 250 LMB 1963
MC 7108 FERRARI 312B/2 F1 1971
MC 7202 FERRARI 312BP SPORTS CAR
MC 6508 FERRARI 330 LMB/63 1963
MC 6611 FERRARI 330 P3 1966
MC 6709 FERRARI 330 P4
MC 6908 FERRARI 330P LE MANS 1962
MC 65710 FERRARI 3L 1967
MC 7107 FERRARI 512M (ROGER PENSKE)
MC 7006 FERRARI 512S 1970
MC 6903 FERRARI 612 CAN AM 1968
MC 6906 FERRARI DINO 1959
MC 6910 FERRARI FI DINO 166 F2 1969
MC 6604 FERRARI DINO 166/P&206/SP
MC 6712 FERRARI DINO 245 1958
MC 6701 FERRARI FI 1966
MC 6812 FERRARI FI 1968
MC 6807 FERRARI F2 1953
MC 7012 FERRARI FI 1953
MC 7203 FERRARI Modulo
MC 6503 FERRARI V6 F1 1962
MC 6410 FERRARI V8 F1 1964
MC 6507 FIAT 8001 TURBINE 1954
MC 7008 FIAT ABARTH 1000 TCR
MC 6712 FIAT GP 1907
MC 6712 FORD ANGLIA
MC 7206 FORD CAPRI 2600 RS
MC 6509 FORD CORTINA
MC 6907 FORD ESCORT 1968 (ALAN MANN)
MC 6805 FORD FALCON (ALAN MANN)
MC 6501 FORD FALCON GALAXIE
MC 6411 FORD FALCON (ALAN MANN)
MC 6408 FORD GT RACING COUPE
MC 6609 FORD GT40 1965
MC 6705 FORD FALCON GT40 MK2
MC 6807 FORD 3L PROTO
MC 6802 FORD MIRAGE
MC 6711 FORD MK4 (LE MANS WINNER 1967)
MC 6411 FORD MUSTANG
MC 6803 FORD MUSTANG (D.R.FORD MUSTANG)
MC 6509 FORD MUSTANG FAST BACK
MC 6612 FRAZER NASH
MC 6511 GERMAN HALF TRACK SD KCZ 251 1940
MC 6606 GERMAN SD KCZ 222 ARMOURED CAR 1942
MC 6608 GERMAN SD KCZ 222 & 250 HALF TRACKS
MC 7207 GULF - MIRAGE M6
MC 6612 H.R.G. 2 SEATER SPORTS 1948
MC 6702 HEALEY SILVERSTONE 1949
MC 6612 HONDA 3L V12 1966
MC 6504 HONDA F1 1964
MC 6809 HONDA RA 301
MC 6603 HONDA V12 1965
MC 6811 HONDA V8 RA 302
MC 6809 HOWMET TX
MC 6611 HUMBER ARMOURED CAR MK2
MC 6607 HUMBER HEAVY UTILLTY 4x4
MC 6703 HUMBER LIGHT RECONNAISSANCE CAR PART 1
MC 6704 HUMBER LIGHT RECONNAISSANCE CAR PART 2
MC 6605 HUSSEIN 1 220
MC 6801 IMP (FRASER RACING IMPS)
MC 6407 INDY - NOVI - FERGUSON
MC 6507 ISO GRIFO A3C 1964
MC 6711 ISO GRIFO LUSSO GL
MC 6502 ITALA GP 1907
MC 6612 JAGUAR SS100 3.5L
MC 6612 JAGUAR XK120
MC 6701 JEEP 1940 PART 1
MC 6702 JEEP 1940 PART 2
MC 6605 JEEP WILLYS 1941-5
MC 6611 LAMBORGHINI 350 GT
MC 6710 LAMBORGHINI NUIRA P400
MC 6408 LANCIA - FERRARI
MC 6610 LANCIA D24 SPORTS
MC 6408 LANCIA D50 1955
MC 6802 LE ZEBRE
MC 6502 LISTER - JAGUAR 1958
MC 6502 LISTER - JAGUAR 1959
MC 6901 LOLA T160
MC 7110 LOLA T160 (CAN - AM)
MC 7204 LOLA T280
MC 7250 LOLA T300 F5000
MC 6512 LOLA T70 1965
MC 6704 LOLA T70 MK3 GT
MC 6509 LOTUS 19 MONTE CARLO
MC 6505 LOTUS 24
MC 6407 LOTUS 30
MC 6608 LOTUS 33 1. 5L 1965
MC 6409 LOTUS 33 1964
MC 6601 LOTUS 38 1965
MC 6707 LOTUS 43
MC 6807 LOTUS 49
MC 6810 LOTUS 49B
MC 6808 LOTUS 56
MC 7107 LOTUS 56B (4WD TURBINE F1)
MC 7005 LOTUS 70 F5000 1969
MC 7009 LOTUS 72 F1 1970
MC 6510 LOTUS ELAN
MC 6612 LOTUS SEVEN
MC 6612 LOTUS SUPER SEVEN
MC 7005 MARCH 701 F1 1970
MC 6503 MARCOS 1800
MC 6812 MARCOS MANTIS 1968
MC 6511 MASERATI 152 GT 1964
MC 6801 MASERATI 1957 V12 GP
MC 6803 MASERATI 450C
MC 6803 MASERATI 450S 1957 (BAZOOKA)
MC 6510 MASERATI 4CLT 1949
MC 6708 MASERATI 61 1961
MC 6707 MASERATI A6 GCS 1947
MC 7112 MASERATI T61 (BIRDCAGE)
MC 6708 MASERATI TIPO 151 1963
MC 6708 MASERATI TIPO 65 1965
MC 6905 MATRA 630 1968
MC 7210 MATRA 670
MC 6706 MATRA F2/3
MC 7007 MATRA MS 120 F1 1970
MC 6902 MATRA MS 10 F1 1968
MC 6810 MATRA V12 F1
MC 6504 MCLAREN- OLDSMOBILE 1964
MC 7004 MCLAREN M12 CAN AM 1969
MC 7111 MCLAREN M19 F1 1971
MC 6807 MCLAREN M6A
MC 6806 MCLAREN M7A
MC 6901 MCLAREN M8A
MC 7101 MCLAREN M8D, M14A, M15
MC 6502 MERCEDES-BENZ 230 SL
MC 6509 MERCEDES-BENZ TYPE 540K ROADSTER 1938
MC 6605 MERCEDES-BENZ AVUS 1937
MC 7002 MERCEDES-BENZ C11 1969
MC 6404 MERCEDES-BENZ TYPE W196 1954-55
MC 6505 MERCEDES W165 1.5L 1939
MC 6605 MESSERSHMITT F.M.R.T.C. 500
MC 6404 MG M TYPE
MC 6410 MG MAGNETTE K3 1933-34
MC 6404 MG NO.1 (KIMBER SPECIAL)
MC 6608 MINI MOKE
MC 6612 MORGAN SPORTS 1929 (3 WHEELER)
MC 6601 NAPIER RALLTON (JOHN COBB)
MC 7104 NORRIS INDUSTRIES TI22 (CAN-AM)
MC 6603 PANHARD AND LEVASSOR 1904
MC 6803 PANHARDS 1926 (LA LAME DE RASOIR)
MC 6412 PEUGEOT 4.5L GP 1914
MC 6711 PEUGEOT 404 DIESEL 1965
MC 6404 PORSCHE 904 GT
MC 6806 PORSCHE 907 (LANGHECK)
MC 7109 PORSCHE 908/3 (CAN-AM)
MC 6805 PORSCHE 910
MC 7209 PORSCHE 917
MC 7001 PORSCHE 917&918
MC 7010 PORSCHE 917 1970
MC 7212 PORSCHE 917/10 CAN-AM
MC 6805 PORSCHE BERGSPYDER
MC 6609 PORSCHE CARRERA 6 1966
MC 6704 REKIN
MC 6612 RENAULT 1956 (SHOOTING STAR)
MC 6704 RENAULT 40HP 1926
MC 6811 RENAULT ALPINE
MC 6707 RENAULT FT17 (WW1 TANK)
MC 6501 PENULT GP 1906
MC 6501 REPCO - BRABHAM BT8 1964
MC 6612 RILEY BROOKLANDS 1929
MC 6406 RILEY IMP 1935
MC 6603 ROLLS ROYCE (E.W. HIVES) 1912
MC 6705 ROLLS ROYCE ARMOURED CAR
MC 6602 ROVER - BRM TURBINE 1965
MC 6604 RUSSIAN KV1&KV2 TANK
MC 6709 S.T.P. PAXTON TURBINE CAR (INDY 67)
MC 6407 SAAB FORMULA J 1963
MC 6706 SILVER CRESCENT 1922 - 1923
MC 6511 SIMCA ABARTH
MC 6605 STAR 66. 6 WHEELER LORRY 1965
MC 6602 STOCK CAR (CADILLAC - MINI)
MC 6811 SUNBEAM GP 1923
MC 6912 SURTEES TS5 F500 1969
MC 6612 T.T.REPLICA 1932
MC 6704 TAIFUN
MC 6704 TORNADO
MC 7102 TYRREL F1 1970
MC 6612 VAUKHALL 30-98 E-TYPE 1924
MC 6508 VAUKHALL 30-98 WENSUM 1926
MC 6607 VOISIN GP 1923
MC 6409 VOLLSTEDT - OFFENHAUSER ETC SPECIAL 1964
 

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howmet tx, posting pictures is fairly easy. First open an account with Photobucket.com, its free. You can then upload pictures to their site. Once you get your pictures uploaded you need to link them here. Only the text of your post is on the server that hosts this board, the pictures come from proxy servers. On the Photobucket site under each picture there is a box that is labeled URL. The URL is the address of your picture on the Photobucket server. Just copy down what is in the box for each picture, you will notice that most of it is the same for all of the pictures, except for the file name. When you want to put a picture in your post hit the IMG button and type the URL in the dialog box. Those old Lancer bodies still look great, even after all these years.
 

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Model Car & Track went through a period in or around '67 where they published plans in 3 scales. Oddly, they were ALL sized incorrectly: 1/24 too small, 1/32 too small and HO which were too big too small - as they were printed in twice actual wrong scale!

Presumably something went slightly awry at the printing stage - I don't know.

I have never seen anyone comment on this before but I wonder if anyone else here noticed at the time or ever saw an explanation?

The articles and plans were often prepared by Walkden Fisher and were beautifully illustrated. They included cars both ancient and (then) modern like the Mercedes Benz W125 and Repco Brabham BT-19 for example.

I recently restored one of my old wrecks, an Airfix Vanwall using one of these plans for dimension reference after having rescaled them on my PC. Funny how technology came to the rescue three'ish decades down the line!
 
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I am a big fan of Walkden Fisher's articles and plans. I am looking for one of his paintings so if anyone has an imformation please Email me.

I am sorry to say I find this Chaparral very disappointing, for that sort of money it should be magnificent and it not even very good. It just does not look right.

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Hi RR - a Walkden Fisher painting? Do I dream at night?

Again, I don't know if you are already aware but Model Car and Track ran a series "Famous Cars in Restrospect". These articles usually had an article and a full page b&w drawing of the car in question. I don't know if they were all penned by WF but some certainly were.

Any of these in your attic too Russell?

 
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