June 8, 2020
I started this build probably 25 years ago, when my ambitions far exceeded my abilities both as a builder and painter. Luckily I had the smarts back then to realise this after putting the engine together, and shelved it!
Fast forward 25 (ish) years, and a number of outstanding large scale builds in the threads at the moment has rekindled the fire, so I dragged this one out of hibernation to revisit and tinker as a distraction and relief from the Group Builds.
The engine as it was when the build was halted -
After a few minutes with a razor saw and Xacto -
And where it resides now for a day or so -
This one will be a stock build, undecided on colour but leaning towards White Pearl with Black trims. As usual for me, I have a second kit hiding away in the stash to build up as a modified street version.
Don’t expect regular updates on this one, I’m taking my time and fitting small sessions between other builds. As always, feedback, comments and constructive critique are gratefully accepted.
D, I’m really looking forward to following your adventures with this kit, especially since it’s 1/12 scale. I’ve thought about buying a few 1/12 scale F1 kits, but still haven’t gotten up the nerve. Not even sure that I can build one as they’re super detailed to the nth degree. - Joel
Bring out the big boys. The engine definitely needs to be redone. Your “25 years later” skills are way better than that. - Jesper
25 years! That’s impressive. I do like the version with the blower, which looks pretty impressive. I always wondered how people saw past them. Does the kit come with plenty of detail or are you going to have to scratch up your own? Anyways, looking forward to the restoration work on the engine. Cheers - Michael
So strange to realize a car I used to ride in the trunk with my brother when my mom and dad went to the drive-in is now a museum display. - Shell
Thanks for the encouragement guys, much appreciated.
Michael, the kit comes with ignition wiring and a couple of flexible tubes for heater hoses, but that’s it. I will be having a go at adding some cables and linkages and fuel lines etc myself.
The second build will definitely be using the blower set-up!
This image is of a '66, at the Wellborn Museum, but this is the interior I will try to replicate. Classy!