Inspired by Andi´s very nice Tyrrell 005 I started to build the Tyrrell 006 driven by Jackie Stewart in the 1973 Monaco race (btw., Andi, anything new about your Tyrrell?).
First I had to prepare the PP-chassis, that is used in our little racing series:
I added a brass tube for the front axle and I used ball bearings at the rear.
Then I made the body fit to the chassis and I made a first attempt in building the rear wing by thin, clear plastic sheet – it was too big…
Then I soldered the „rear suspension“ and the support for the rear wing and I also begun the body works.
Painted and detailed...
Rear wing added (it´s still a little bit too big, but I´m satisfied with it):
For the rear air ducts, I used a Polystyrene-square rod, bent over a flame. The same rod is used for the "overflow can":
The car is finished by Decal-sets from Indycals and Patto´s (thank you Andi, for your suggestion), and, as usual, I added a coat of flooring sealant (similar to "Pledge") instead of clearcoat.
The Tyrrell has won its first race yet, it is fast and has a smooth handling. I like to drive it!
The car differs a little bit from the original. So the rear mirrors are black instead of chrome, like they should. The manifolds are painted white instead of black, so they are seen better. The small flap under the front wing is sanded away and I have put thin aluminum into the front airducts. But it is built like I want it.
I´m not sure about the „elf“-sponsor-decal on the top of the rear wing. There are pictures from the race with it and pictures without it. Maybe, anyone of you can help me?
Post by David Mitcham on Mar 16, 2019 15:36:02 GMT -5
Welcome back Taffy. The 006 looks wonderful. The wing support looks a work of art and has given me some ideas for a car I'm building for the Poilcar scratch build race at the UK Slotcar Festival. I'll be posting something about it in due course. What make is the body (DNQ?) and what are front and rear tyres and wheels, please?
Thank you for your kind words, David! I´m not sure about the body, because my friend Peter Hartmann ordered it, but it might be DNQ. Wheels and tyres are Penelope Pitlane, wheels cat. no. was SRWS (front) and SRWL (rear). Pendleslot has these wheels and tyres in stock, as far as I know! Kind regards, Taffy
Lovely work Taffy, I went to Monaco in 73 and it was a wonderful experience watching Stewart win, a friend and I chatted to him on the evening before the race, as you could in those days. Thanks for showing. Regards Nigel
Indeed, Mark, it is a winner! The last Vintage 32 Day it has won its class (with not yet finished livery)and it is the first car in my slotracing-career, that I could drive to the win without any deslot!
Nigel, what a wonderful story! This must have been very good times. Racing was dangerous, but the drivers were near to their fans. You are a lucky man, that you were part of that. Monaco is a great place. I was there in 2012 to the historic Grand Prix. Will never forget it...