Some builds are a pleasure and enjoyable as one discovers successful ways to overcome issues and create a great looking model. Others seem a bit of a slog from begining to end with elements that do not work out as hoped. Although usually the finished article looks as good to other people as the builds that came together well; to you there are always bits that just did not quite hit the mark! This one falls into the latter category for me.
The DNQ shell was great as always and required work for the PP chassis/motor to fit. Front wheel inserts are made by me as were the rear wing and mirrors. Anyway here are a couple of photos....
Post by Chris Wright on Jul 18, 2015 19:51:23 GMT -5
Great build, but I know what you mean, below is a photo of the real thing, unfortunately the resin casting looks soft, and too thick in the details, so the car does not look quite right, no criticism of your building but it does have that "toy" feel about it.
However if the details were true to scale, the car would be so fragile, it would crumple at the first"off". I think it's a great build.
Post by Andrew Rowland on Jul 19, 2015 0:35:51 GMT -5
Another nicely finished build Philip. As Chris points out a little time squaring edges can help the finished product no end. Any resin taken off can only lighten the car and improve performance too.....
Nice work on those wing mirrors!
Which front tyre and wheel combination is that? Are the goodyear decals applied by you? Where did you get them if so?
Post by David Lawson on Jul 19, 2015 23:19:42 GMT -5
Don't be hard on yourself Philip the Brabham looks fine as it is and is a great addition to your collection of grand prix cars. I always enjoy your build threads and admire your passion for the subjects.
I'm also a fan of the DNQ bodyshells - Simon is a true enthusiast who has excellent knowledge and understanding of the cars and the racing of the 1970s era, I have bought a couple of his shells although haven't built them yet.