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Hello all

I have been working on some 1/24 scale Grand Prix and Indy cars.

The Kurtis Kraft is a Monogram kit. Two of the D50s are resin bodies the 3rd is a Merit kit. The Talbot and Alfa are Merit/SMER kits. SMER is a reproduction of the Merit kits.
I am using a Penelope Pitlane chassis from Pendleslot with their vintage wheels and inserts. I have cast my own tyres. I am not sure of the original source.
The motor is an SRP 16k motor - I wanted something mild that gave NC1 like performance. I am happy with how the motor runs.
The drivers are the excellent Immense Miniatures figures. I had to cut and drill and sand and glue the arms to get them to fit the narrow cockpits.

The Talbot and Alfa kits came with an engine which I added for extra detail. Decals either came with the kit are homemade or came from my stash of left over decals.

Lots of fun building them though they were a long time in the incubation stage. I have a Maserati 250F a Mercedes W196 and another two Talbots to build (not all for me). Now that I have finally completed these I also have several 1/24 Indy resin bodies I am planning on picking up a Vanwall GP car as well.

cheers
David

Alfa-1.jpg Alfa-24.jpg Alfa-engine.jpg

blue-and-red.jpg D502.jpg D50s.jpg

driver1.jpg driver2.jpg driver3.jpg

driver4.jpg F501.jpg INdy2.jpg

Indy3.jpg Kurtis.jpg Talbot-engine.jpg

Talbot-Y.jpg Talbot-Y1.jpg

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I am using a Penelope Pitlane chassis from Pendleslot with their vintage wheels and inserts.

 

Nice lot of front engine open wheelers.

 

Any chance of sharing part numbers for the wheels and inserts?

I've got the same SMER kits to do.

 

TIA.


Steve K.

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I mainly buy this kit it has chassis, wheels, guide, motor etc. The motor is 20k you could ask for a lower RPM if you wanted.

Penelope Pitlane PPF1RL Chassis Kit - Vintage


If you only want the chassis then PP-F1RL and the wheels are

PP-VR01 Penelope Pitlane Vintage 23'' Alloy Wheels 19x6mm
inserts are PP-PEW03

Send me a PM with your email and I am happy to send chassis photos etc

I make my own tyres for the ones in the kit are a bit small for the 1/24 cars

cheers
David

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Thanks David, I'm right for the chassis, as I'll cobble something together for that, but the wheels and inserts will save some heartache plus look good too.

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Steve K.

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Some more done
Vanwall is a resin body from The Parts Box - looks like a copy of the Merit.

The D50 and Maserati are Merit originals that I did up for some friends.
The BRM will be one of my next projects. A Merit original.


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Maserati 250F Caroll Shelby car finally finished.

BRM and Mercedes W196 are next on the build list.

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Pre-F1 GP cars are so interesting, we had a double race at the club on Thurs, mostly 30's-50's cars and 1/32.

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If you have everything under control you're not trying hard enough

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