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#1 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 16:41

Which models would you like in 1/43 ?

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#2 Louis Mr. F1

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 20:19

Jordon 1991 Transporter in 7up livery

Alfa Romeo 1985 Transporter in Benetton livery

#3 Louis Mr. F1

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 20:24

here is my little 1/43 F1 transporter collections

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#4 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 22:20

Hi Louis Mr. F1 , I have only sniffed to transporters of the new age , but this is a very nice picture , thanks.

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#5 Jager

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 14:26

I love transporters when they can be used to display the models they carried, so accordingly have been a bit disappointed so many of the recent transporters from Spark have been 'sealed' models. I therefore prefer 'open' transporters which can be displayed with the appropriate cars.

Spark have just released the 1965 Austin Healey Sprites :

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So, I'd like to have the BMC transporter to match :

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#6 EDWARD FITZGERALD

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 22:52

I love transporters when they can be used to display the models they carried, so accordingly have been a bit disappointed so many of the recent transporters from Spark have been 'sealed' models. I therefore prefer 'open' transporters which can be displayed with the appropriate cars.

Spark have just released the 1965 Austin Healey Sprites :

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So, I'd like to have the BMC transporter to match :

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so would I

#7 Jager

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 07:42

As I said above, I prefer models of transporters when they can be used to display the models they carried.

Here's another one I'd like, which I found on a French Forum (with credit to Claude 908). The model of the Joest team bus would be a great way to display a New Man Porsche 956 - which has been modelled by Minichamps, Spark and HPI.

Since Minichamps is starting to produce a number of 1:43 buses, perhaps they could do the race transporter and also use the same casting for some standard bus models as well.

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#8 Tonecas

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 20:48

Interesting and imaginative, to use a bus as a transporter.
About transporters I have a couple of them, see pictures at this "Windows Live" location
http://cid-0b28de878....co...s ^0 Vans
If you to see more go to "Forums > The Nostalgia Forum > Racing Collectables > 1/43 All about model collecting" my personal topic
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#9 wobblyweb

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 22:28

SPTC have just released their latest transporter available to order as Kit or built. I have some on order now for early delivery .

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In 1957 Vanwall team received a special transporter based on a Leyland Worldmaster chassis. In the same year Vanwall became the first British manufacturer ever to win the British Grand Prix, at Aintree in 1957 with drivers Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks. They followed up with victories in the Pescara and Italian Grands Prix. In 1958 Vanwall team won Dutch Gran Prix, German Gran Prix, Portuguese Gran Prix, Italian Gran Prix, Moroccan Gran Prix and Vanwall won the first-ever FIA Formula 1 Constructors’ World Championship. This beautiful transporter survived until our days.
Scale: 1:43


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#10 Tim Murray

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 22:48

In 1958 Vanwall team won Dutch Gran Prix, German Gran Prix, Portuguese Gran Prix, Italian Gran Prix, Moroccan Gran Prix and Vanwall won the first-ever FIA Formula 1 Constructors’ World Championship.

Not forgetting Tony Brooks's win at Spa. :)

#11 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 00:34

The 1994 Alesi Ferrari arrived yesterday, so here a couple of mine:

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 10:56

I love transporters when they can be used to display the models they carried, so accordingly have been a bit disappointed so many of the recent transporters from Spark have been 'sealed' models. I therefore prefer 'open' transporters which can be displayed with the appropriate cars.

Spark have just released the 1965 Austin Healey Sprites :

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So, I'd like to have the BMC transporter to match :

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Is there a colour problem here?

I would expect the transporter to be Cooper dark green, or possibly dark blue, or black in which case the Sprites should be a similar shade of grey in the B&W photo. Unless the transporter was red and the sensitivity of the B&W film or the choice of filters was one that shows red as dark and green as light.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 16:16

My own creation
VW Samba + Lotus 49 Pete Loveley
The VW van is a Cararama modified and the Lotus 49 is a RBA one ,but you can get best results as using a QUARTZO, SMTS Meri Kits or Bossica Lotus 49
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#14 EDWARD FITZGERALD

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 05:57

Nice. I did a little custom work to a 1/43 Cararama Type 1 too. :up:

Actually, it took two of them. Cut and shut.

Sitting up back is a mold of a 550 Spyder, wrapped in canvas.

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EDIT: Oh, my original reason for posting. Does anyone know of a good diecast metal 1/43 scale racecar trailer?

Something a little cheaper than the GMP/ Minichamps?
Thanks :up:

in the 60s Corgi did a simple race car trailer , to be towed by the VW pickup in thier range , you will find on E-Bay or a t swapmeets

#15 Kitkent

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 17:40

in the 60s Corgi did a simple race car trailer , to be towed by the VW pickup in thier range , you will find on E-Bay or a t swapmeets


A French slant on this forum; I discovered this thread today. The 1st.post is the excellent kit made by Jean Damon who has posted on here- Jade Miniatures.

http://www.forum-aut...s/sujet8002.htm


#16 Jager

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:26

I just picked up the Redline 1:43 model of the 1971 Le Mans #58 Ferrari 365. Would love a model of the NART transporter that carried this car and others at various other race meetings in the 1970's.

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#17 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 08:22

Tron Models does this 662 Fiat !

#18 Jager

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:09

Tron Models does this 662 Fiat !


Thanks Bjorn, found it :

http://www.tronmodel...id=3257&idgrp=5

I guess I was hoping for someone like Spark to do it for Euro 100 (built) rather than the Euro 300 Tron want for the kit !

#19 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 16:43

Silly price !

http://www.1zu43.net...hp?topic=1497.0
http://www.1zu43.net...hp?topic=2169.0
Another Forum with 2 topics Renntransporter


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#20 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:39

The Book RACING CAR TRANPORTERS AT WORK by David Cross with Bjørn Kjer has gone to the printer !

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 13:08

The Book RACING CAR TRANPORTERS AT WORK by David Cross with Bjørn Kjer has gone to the printer !

Good news Bjorn,I think this is the first book dedicated to just transporters?

#22 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 16:51

It is in fact the 2nd , the first was Renntransporter in German language from 2005 .

But first in English langage and more than double the other !



#23 Rob Ryder

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 08:54

Posted on behalf of Bjørn Kjer

'Inside the Paddock'

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 14:13

Is there a colour problem here?

I would expect the transporter to be Cooper dark green, or possibly dark blue, or black in which case the Sprites should be a similar shade of grey in the B&W photo. Unless the transporter was red and the sensitivity of the B&W film or the choice of filters was one that shows red as dark and green as light.


The Sprites left Warwick painted flourescent green, hence them looking very pale on the truck. The ACO rejected them at scrutineering because they considered the bright paint to be a danger to other competitors (this of course had nothing to do with them being fast, small capacity prototypes which might threaten the home grown machinery for class and Index honours) and so Healey had to have them repainted overnight. Most local garages, having heard that the paint was 'dangerous' refused to allow them on the premises and eventually they found someone who would repaint them, at a price, using some US military surplus dark green he had lying around. Had the Healey model been photographed from the other side the original lighter colour is visible around the fuel filler and there are race photos of the cars showing some of the original paint through the new darker colour where they have been subject to insect and gravel rash on the nose.

#25 Jager

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:55

There hasn't been a post in this thread for a year, but I came across this picture over the festive season of the 1966 Daytona winning GT40's and thought it would be a great subject for Exoto to produce using their C-Type Transporter casting. IXO have already produced the #97 and #98 GT40's, so having the transporter to match would make a sensational set :

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#26 Jager

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 13:31

Here's another subject for Exoto and their C-Type transporter casting. Spark have just released the 1970 Parnelli Jones Trans Am Mustang, so having the transporter to match would make a nice set. It should be a relatively easy subject for Exoto :

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#27 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 14:49

At least they would be real , old or new ! There are umpteen of possibilities with that Ford.

#28 Jager

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:41

At least they would be real , old or new !


Yes, its a pity Exoto chose to use some artistic licence with their C-Type casting to produce a range of ficticious transporters.

I think I've found the source of Exoto's inspiration, which I posted recently on the Scale 1:43 Forum. Back in the 1980's, there was a California based toy company that imported plastic kits from a variety of Japanese manufacturers under the brand name "Entex". One of the lines Entex sold was a series of 1:32 racing transporters that were all based (ficticiously) around a common Ford C-Type cab. Notice anything familiar about the liveries of these - all are variations of Exoto's liveries ?

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Note how the Entex Tyrell transporter even has the same open roof as the Exoto version :

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It would seem to me that Exoto have taken one of these Entex kits of the Tyrell transporter and simply reverse engineered it to scale it down from 1:32 to 1:43 to form the basis oftheir model. If you weren't worried about accuracy, it then would have been logical to simply modify the liveries that featured on the other Entex transporters as a starting point, then copy a few other period liveries for good measure.

#29 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:33

Oh yes , I remember them , but never bothered to try find them again after I for real ventured into this area of motorsport. And I think you are right too , quite clearly , though very interesting to look at , it is not my cup of tea with fantasy models. But still some US teams did use outfits looking like this , and a few different ones....................thanks.

#30 D-Type

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 13:37

The price is right for this one. But I've decided it's too big to fit on the shelf alongside the Oliver/Jenkinson van.

I don't know whether it is a fantasy livery or the genuine one. New Ray don't appear to do many liveries, but they must have worked from something.



#31 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 19:29

It is real !