Post by Mark Huber on Mar 10, 2019 13:30:07 GMT -5
I'll probably carve up a new IM body; I shaved this a lot closer than I needed to. After searching countless hours for my wire bending kit, I gave up and ordered a new set from Micromark. It's supposed to arrive tomorrow after which I'll tackle the rear suspension pieces.
I finished the Ferrari yesterday, 3 days after my self-imposed deadline. I blame MicroMark's shipping policies and disclosure--but that's another story.
I'm posting the 158 to the UK this afternoon. I won't see it again until August or September. Such is the life of a proxy racing car.
Body: Supershells vintage (circa 1965) a gift from Ken Wehnert by way of a swap meet (I think)
The Supershells F1 collection
Motor: 18K FF050 from PSR Chassis: PSR SM1s Weight: 56.8g WB: 73.6mm Wheels and inserts: Ranch Design (please come out of retirement Steve!) Tires: BWA/DaRT Driver: Immense Miniatures John Surtees Decals: Various, the rivets are from MicroMark Gears/Ratio: BWA/Slot it 9/23 Guide: Slot it
I'm not certain what shade of red will be displayed on various monitors. This looks 'off' to me, but the model has a glorious red finish thanks to the intervention and help of David Lawson.
John Surtees at Zandvoort, May 24,!964 Dutch Grand Prix. Qualified Fourth, Finished second.
Last Edit: Mar 29, 2019 18:55:46 GMT -5 by Mark Huber
wonderful! Seeing this car, I wish to begin my own F 158! Looks, as if the new wire bending pliers did come right in time ;-) I´m not a fan of the rivet decals, but all other things, like gearbox, exhausts, suspension, the right, deep driver´s position, cockpit interior, intake covers...oh I like it! :-) I wish you, the car might be as successful as Surtees´car.
Home from the series and cleaned up. My Ferrari was a great car on Saturdays qualifying in pole position for 2 of the 4 races and qualifying second in one of the other series' races. Unfortunately, the actual races were held on Sundays, and my Ferrari finished in the middle of the pack of 19 entries when all was said and done. Big John and his 158 have now been retired to a life on the shelf. The gearbox/tailpipes and front suspension were dinged resulting from a crash (@#$%!) in race 3 and the USPS less than gentle handling (double @$%!) respectively. Cosmetic surgery will suffice for the display stand if not further racing.