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Russell Sheldon
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Traffic Model Cars will soon have this resin RS Rover-BRM kit available:-





The car raced in the 1965 Le Mans 24 Hours, driven by Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart. In the race, the car suffered engine damage but ran the full 24 hours, placing 10th overall.

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That looks like a nice casting - is it a copy of the old Aurora kit I wonder?

Has anyone any experience of these shells at all - the price is a bit offputting!

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I've bought the Vauxhall estate car, the Jaguar, the Spitfire and the Riley Elf shells and the quality is superb. As you say Paul they are a bit pricey but they make excellent models with careful painting and bare metal foiling of the trim.

Sorry to be a party pooper but that Rover-BRM looks wrong to me, the roof is incorrect and it hasn't got the large intakes along the top of the rear wings that the 1965 car had.

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David and JohnP, you are both absolutely correct. The car is in fact the version that was entered in the 1964 Le Mans 24 Hours. It was damaged in transit to LeMans, and did not compete that year. It practised in the 1965 Le Mans trials in this guise as well, the air-scoops being added for the 1965 race:-



It does appear to be a copy of the Aurora kit:-



I have one of their resin Mini kits and agree that the casting is superb. It comes complete with chromed white metal detail parts, including the door handles!

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When I posted yesterday I was away from home so I couldn't check my "sources" but today I've looked through the excellent book, Turbine Grand Prix by Gerard Crombac which has a detailed history of the Rover-BRM in all it's guises. I recommend it to any model-maker as it also has superb chapters on the Howmet Turbine, Paxton, Lotus 56 with good close ups of the cars under the bonnet as well.

On reflection I think the roof appears wrong because the car's ride height is too high which makes it look a bit dumpy, but the shape compared to photos of the real car is right. I still think it odd that they didn't modify the shell to create the actual race car.

Here's one of my many half finished projects that's been gathering dust for months.



This is a resin copy of the Aurora with the rear air scoops added by a very clever model-maker, Mike Sells, who kindly let me have one of his shells.

I've fitted a scratchbuilt plastic sidewinder chassis and made a full interior, the wheels are temporary, one day I'll get around to finishing it.

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Russell Sheldon
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I've just had word from Traffic Model Cars that the Rover-BRM is now in stock.

They also have this superb looking Broadspeed Escort Mk.I:-



The latest project at the mastering stage is in the bmc32 series, the Triumph Stag in both open cabriolet and hard top versions.

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If you come across any LSIntegra94, let me know won't you? I had a 3000M many years ago and would love another even if it was only 1/32.. Perhaps Traffic Models will have a go?

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