Since April, when the redoubtable Steve Francis had to stop casting due to health problems, Pre-Wing has staggerd on. It has been a close run thing whether or not it survived but thanks to sterling support from Martin Field, I have been able to source new suppliers for most of the bits and pieces. The search for components has involved travelling to Grimsby during a blizzard in a hired transit to fetch a battered old vac-former which Martins son has coaxed into life so that we now have screens. There are other bizarre stories I could regale you with but thanks to Martin producing masters for all the bits, his son for getting out screens and fixing the vac-former, John Warren on casting shells (mainly), Milan Tomasec for decals and last but not least Graham Poulton for manfully taking on wheel inserts and driving to my home from deepest Walsall to try and fix the vac machine we may be back in business. A new model (the Ferrari 312 from 1966) is about to be released and the existing range is available again. Even though I hate photobucket I may post pictures in a while to show you what we are up to. Thanks for your patience Mel
I just received a shipment of Prewing cars from Mel. Many of these will eventually be on the grid of My 1967 French Grand Prix project: A BRM P83, 3 Cooper T81s and 2 Brabham BT24s. (I had a classic BRM P83 and a BSB Cooper T81 in my parts bin).
The detailing on all of the cars is very nice, and the accessories--white metal bits and decals--are excellent as well.
I was somewhat at loose ends the other day after finishing the BT11, so I did a bit of "assembly line" shell trimming and primer painting. The white metal exhausts and injection trumpets on the PW Brabahm and PW BRM are held in place with blue tac at the moment.
From Left to Right:
Prewing Brabhan BT24, Classic BRM P83 (back cowling removed), Prewing BRM P83, Classic Eagle Weslake, Prewing Cooper Maserati T81 (portion of the nose removed)
Last Edit: Oct 13, 2014 12:23:12 GMT -5 by Mark Huber