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GB 1:20th - 1:25th Racing Car - Chat Thread

GB 1:20th - 1:25th Racing Car - Chat Thread

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DieselGriff

Original Poster:

5,160 posts

156 months

Monday 16th May 2011
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This is the GB chat thread to share general discussion about the GB and the posting of any queries.

a boardman

1,284 posts

97 months

Monday 16th May 2011
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Would be interested in the gb. Can anyone recommend a good online shop who could supply the model and paints as a package. I could try ebay and then wait for model and then order paints.

Eric Mc

82,299 posts

162 months

Monday 16th May 2011
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Lots of online model shops. All of them I've used seem fine.

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NismoGT

1,634 posts

87 months

Tuesday 17th May 2011
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Would test versions of Race cars count?


Eric Mc

82,299 posts

162 months

Tuesday 17th May 2011
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Can't see why not.

Sounds intrigueing.

NismoGT

1,634 posts

87 months

Tuesday 17th May 2011
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Eric Mc said:
Can't see why not.

Sounds intrigueing.
I have two Tamiya JTCC 90's kits here. Intended on producing test cars out of them anyway. Before this GB was announced.

DieselGriff

Original Poster:

5,160 posts

156 months

Tuesday 17th May 2011
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Without wanting to come across as the be all and end all of this or any group build - hey I'm not even participating!- I would say that such vehicles would be okay as long as their projected use would have been that of race car and not (only) road car.

The_Jackal

3,241 posts

94 months

Tuesday 17th May 2011
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Maybe a racing car could be classed as one with a racing livery or at least a number?

Eric Mc

82,299 posts

162 months

Wednesday 18th May 2011
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If you try to get too prescriptive it all gets a bit anoraky and tedious. A racing car is a car designed or modified for racing. That could be a dedicated pure racing car (like an F1 car) or something like a MkII Jag or a Ciroen 2CV with numbers on the door.

The main thing is that the model does not look like a common or garden road car with no racing modifications.

perdu

4,303 posts

96 months

Wednesday 18th May 2011
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Eric Mc said:
If you try to get too prescriptive it all gets a bit anoraky and tedious. A racing car is a car designed or modified for racing. That could be a dedicated pure racing car (like an F1 car) or something like a MkII Jag or a Citroen 2CV with numbers on the door.

The main thing is that the model does not look like a common or garden road car with no racing modifications.
This^^^^

should be the basic "descriptor" for the GB in my opinion

Shar2

1,977 posts

110 months

Thursday 19th May 2011
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I was going to give this GB a miss, but somehow a 1/20 racing car has arrived from a well known auction site. But it seems I'm too late as Tangerine_sedge has already started building his Tyrrell P34 and I wouldn't want to do the same kit. So bear with me, as I have an eye on a 1/20 or even 1/12 JPS Lotus.

dr_gn

9,802 posts

81 months

Thursday 19th May 2011
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Shar2 said:
I was going to give this GB a miss, but somehow a 1/20 racing car has arrived from a well known auction site. But it seems I'm too late as Tangerine_sedge has already started building his Tyrrell P34 and I wouldn't want to do the same kit. So bear with me, as I have an eye on a 1/20 or even 1/12 JPS Lotus.
1:12 is not eligible for this group build.

NismoGT

1,634 posts

87 months

Thursday 19th May 2011
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Settled then. Be building a Tamiya 1997 Honda Accord JTCC Test car.

perdu

4,303 posts

96 months

Thursday 19th May 2011
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I suppose I ought to make a start but I have been quite busy "insiding" my modified Matchbox Wessex these lazy nights...

I will get the thread set up now, might take a few days to fire up the Sauber though. smile

Shar2

1,977 posts

110 months

Friday 20th May 2011
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dr_gn said:
1:12 is not eligible for this group build.
Oh well, that settles that then. Must read rules first before posting. boxedin

Eric Mc

82,299 posts

162 months

Friday 20th May 2011
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I'm still looking for my Lotus 7 kit. I know it's in the loft somewhere but I haven't tracked it down yet.

dr_gn

9,802 posts

81 months

Friday 20th May 2011
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perdu said:
I suppose I ought to make a start but I have been quite busy "insiding" my modified Matchbox Wessex these lazy nights...

I will get the thread set up now, might take a few days to fire up the Sauber though. smile
Perdu - what Sauber is it again? I'd like to build a Group C car from my Silverstone 1000kms days!

Thinking a Revell Kouros Sauber/ Porsche 956/962, or what I'd really like is the Tamiya (or even Hasegawa) Jaguar XJR-9, but I can't find any in the UK.

perdu

4,303 posts

96 months

Friday 20th May 2011
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dr_gn said:
perdu said:
I suppose I ought to make a start but I have been quite busy "insiding" my modified Matchbox Wessex these lazy nights...

I will get the thread set up now, might take a few days to fire up the Sauber though. smile
Perdu - what Sauber is it again? I'd like to build a Group C car from my Silverstone 1000kms days!

Thinking a Revell Kouros Sauber/ Porsche 956/962, or what I'd really like is the Tamiya (or even Hasegawa) Jaguar XJR-9, but I can't find any in the UK.
2003 Sauber Petronas C22

Not sure I like it but I have it so I will have a go smile

(got a lovely Airfik DB5 too, but...)

dr_gn

9,802 posts

81 months

Friday 20th May 2011
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perdu said:
dr_gn said:
perdu said:
I suppose I ought to make a start but I have been quite busy "insiding" my modified Matchbox Wessex these lazy nights...

I will get the thread set up now, might take a few days to fire up the Sauber though. smile
Perdu - what Sauber is it again? I'd like to build a Group C car from my Silverstone 1000kms days!

Thinking a Revell Kouros Sauber/ Porsche 956/962, or what I'd really like is the Tamiya (or even Hasegawa) Jaguar XJR-9, but I can't find any in the UK.
2003 Sauber Petronas C22

Not sure I like it but I have it so I will have a go smile

(got a lovely Airfik DB5 too, but...)
Great - I might go fot the Sauber C9 then.

dr_gn

9,802 posts

81 months

Saturday 21st May 2011
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So I decided to build a series of endurance racing cars based on machines I've actually seen racing at the Silversone 6 hours/1000kms races in the past. In all, I'm hoping to build a Tamiya Martini Porsche 935, a Jaguar XJR-8 or 9, a Lancia LC-1 or 2 - if I can find one - and of course a Porsche 956/962. All 1:24.

Less tha 24 hours (ha ha) after assuring the missus that I wouldn't be buying *any more kits* until I'd built the three aircraft I've got in the stash (plus the 1:32 Sea Venom that's on it's way)...I have two more kits. A pal of mine found a now rare Tamiya Jaguar XJR-9LM in his local model shop this morning and asked if I wanted it for £20. Of course. Then this afternoon I was in my local model shop (just passing - rude not to call in), and they had a discontinued Revell Kouros Sauber C-9, so I thought it would be wise to buy that too:



To add insult to injury, I recently discovered a newly released Top Studio super detail kit for the 1:20 Tamiya McLaren MP4/4. It looks...sublime, never seen such a complete detail kit. This is another car I saw race (Senna winning in the wet at Silverstone 1988). So I'll be having one of those as well for my birthday thanks very much:








I guess one of these cars will be my entry into the group build. Carbon fibre decal sheet ahoy!