A (long) while ago I promised Andi that I would post a few pictures of the cars that I have made. He caught site of them on display in a photo of my layout and ask to see some more pictures. So, better late than never.....
All these cars are made by me from kits/body shells from various manufacturers.
Some of the cars on the lower shelves (Tyrrells, Williams and Fittipaldi) are modified Scalextric cars. (The Williams and Ferrari 312T (No.2) are modified to six wheeler versions.)
The top cars here are re-liveries (done by me) and the second row are Nonno Slot and Claudio Slot. (I have a couple of "Slot Real Car" cars but they are not in shot.)
The bottom two shelves are kit/resin builds by me.
If there are any questions please ask and if you would like to see closer photos of any car in particular then let me know. I will be happy to share more photos (eventually!!!!).
Post by Chris Wright on Jun 16, 2015 9:46:41 GMT -5
Very impressive, but you must not know the forum rules, and Andy didn't fill you in? so...if you want to remain a member we need close up photo's of every car. Preferably left side, right side, top, front and back....and chassis. and a full description of how you made it.
But I'd personally like to see a little more detail on some of the 60's cars, it you could please.
Post by Andrew Rowland on Jun 22, 2015 2:27:10 GMT -5
Wow Philip Extremelly impressive stuff, just lovely to see them all together like that. You should be extremelly proud. I only build one car a year so am amazed at such huge output.
Guys Stop fussing about the '60's cars!! Phil is one of the few working in the '70's...... You already have SO many '60's cars to look at on this forum we're trying to redress the balance a bit! Ha ha ha!
Philip i'm interested in the Ferrari and Brabham either side of the Ligier Teapot. What are they built from? Can I see closer? You have probably posted them before but I forget.....
Hi all, Thanks for your kind words. I did not think that I made a lot of cars but when you put them all in one place it does seem that there are quite a few. I started building in 2001 (the MGB) but really hit my stride with F1 builds in 2008. They are all resin shells or modifications of existing cars so they are not really "scratch" builds. That is probably why I can complete several in one year. (I also have a wonderfully understanding and supportive wife!)
The three 1960's cars are Penelope Pitlane (Ferrari 158, Honda RA273 and Matra MS10)and I am sure there are finer examples that have been shown on the various forums. However, I will take a couple of photos and post them soon(ish).
The Ferrari 312T is my modified version of the Scalextric 312. I was given an old Ferrari and Brabham BT44 in fantasy liveries and decided to try and make them look a bit more like the real cars. It was just a fun exercise and as I did not increase the wheelbase of either car, they are still a bit short. (The sliming of the Ferrari nose was the biggest challenge.)
The Brabham that you asked about Andi is my version of the BSB resin body shell BT45. Anyway, photos speak louder than words, so here are a couple (or so)....
Thanks again for looking.
Last Edit: Jun 24, 2015 7:52:32 GMT -5 by Philip P
The FAB 1 build took me over seven years to complete. To be fair that was from initial idea to final completion. (Once I had bought the kit it took about three weeks to make.)
The basis for the bash is a 1/32 kit from Japan. It is huge and because it did not have any Lady P or Parker figures I modified some "Beannie" figures I had. I wanted the front wheels to turn with the guide blade so I linked them together and it does the job.
Here are some pictures:
And one with the Batmobile....
(Please forgive me Mods that this is not F1!!!!)
Last Edit: Jun 24, 2015 9:56:07 GMT -5 by Philip P
Phillip, Thanks for all the pictures and information! I've lusted after FAB 1 for years and loved the show as a child (and still do). Brilliant work and your F1 cars ain't too shabby either. Thanks again.
What a wonderful collection - they look so impressive. That is great work Philip.
Andi exhorts us to stop fussing with the 60's cars and build more 70's. Every few months I tell myself that I will build a 70's car and go searching online for a suitable subject. But when all the photos pop up on my computer screen - well, I lose that lovin' feeling! Sorry Andi. Call it a poor upbringing.
But then I see work like this and I fall in love all over again.
Post by Transmission on Jul 18, 2015 6:29:55 GMT -5
Wow, this is a great collection Philip! I never realised you had done so many builds. Really great work and I see quite a few cars that are still in my 'project box' but can't seem to find the time for. Are those 126 C2's the George Turner kits? I have Gilles' car waiting to be build.... A close up would be nice. Anyhow, nice work!