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#1 Barry Boor

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:16

I have two 43rd scale models of the 1960 rear-engined F.1 Ferrari. One is a Tron kit that I built myself - the other a Chinese-produced diecast that I bought last year.

I have just embarked on the planning for making a 32nd slot car of this machine, as I have just begun a series of races from 1960.

What I do if I have a suitable diecast is scale it up to suit 1/32nd. Size-wise, these two models match pretty well but there the similarities end. Yes, they've both got four wheels and are red..... however, the nose on the diecast is absolutely nothing like the real car. Most of the photos that exist of the car at Monaco show the front very clearly. But, the tail of the kit is totally wrong. I rises to virtually a T.51 Cooper-type fin where as all the pictures I can find (there aren't many) show quite a rounded engine cover; and the kit is far too pointed at the end and doesn't have two little black shapes (presumably air exits) which can be seen on one photo of the car.

So I suppose it's a case of amalgamating the two to try to get something that's reasonable. It doesn't matter really as I'm not trying to sell the things, it's just me being fussy as usual.

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#2 JacnGille

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:33

So I suppose it's a case of amalgamating the two to try to get something that's reasonable. It doesn't matter really as I'm not trying to sell the things, it's just me being fussy as usual.

As you have ever right to be. If you don't make the model as accurate as humanly possible you might as well just use a round, red cylinder for the body.