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#1 John-w

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 16:14

Hi all,

today I got my BRM P153 from Classic Model Museum in scale 1/12th, winner Spa 1970
with Pedro Rodriguez on the wheel. After a first look I have found some mistakes which I will
show during the WIP.

Here is a photo with all parts.

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#2 mfd

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 21:10

Hi all,
today I got my BRM P153 from Classic Model Museum in scale 1/12th, winner Spa 1970
with Pedro Rodriguez on the wheel. After a first look I have found some mistakes which I will
show during the WIP.

I shall look forward to it. All of your models are beautiful :up:

#3 John-w

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:53

Hello,

here is the next update, the end plates are replaced the originals are to buckled
and a mounting for the wing suspension is attached.

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The rear wing is airbrushed and the decals are placed now. The decals are printed on a white
decal film and so you must cut out the decals very careful to get no white border.

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#4 mfd

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:16

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Sorry to point out, but the flag is printed wrong - the diagonal reds are in the wrong place on the white space

#5 John-w

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 19:41

Sorry to point out, but the flag is printed wrong - the diagonal reds are in the wrong place on the white space


Thanks for this information you are right :up: , but I have seen on the original BRM's are no diagonal reds!!!!, does anybody know why?,
so I think it is to late to replace the the decals on the rear wing.

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#6 mfd

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 21:45

Thanks for this information you are right :up: , but I have seen on the original BRM's are no diagonal reds!!!!, does anybody know why?,


I have a few photos of the Spa #1 that show the complete flag but I'm not posting them here. Message me your e-mail John

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 23:00

IIRC the diagonal reds on the union flag were only added around 1804 when Ireland became part of the union. Now I don't recall any P.153's at Waterloo, but feel free to correct me! :lol:

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 13:58

Perhaps Lord Stanley was expressing his opinion on the Irish question? (Just kidding)

Probably just a graphics error by whomever printed the Union Flag decal back in 1970.

As for the upside down Union Flag display, I've read that even in the UK that's a fairly common mistake.

#9 mfd

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 14:23

Perhaps Lord Stanley was expressing his opinion on the Irish question? (Just kidding)
Probably just a graphics error by whomever printed the Union Flag decal back in 1970.
As for the upside down Union Flag display, I've read that even in the UK that's a fairly common mistake.

We've ascertained the red is there, but it is very thin & also close to the edge of the white, next to blue, so on some poor quality photos they appear to have disappeared.
As for wrongly printed decals by BRM - that's British Racing Motors - come on, you're joking. It's always correct on both sides of the cockpit!

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 15:45

Perhaps Lord Stanley was expressing his opinion on the Irish question? (Just kidding)

Probably just a graphics error by whomever printed the Union Flag decal back in 1970.

As for the upside down Union Flag display, I've read that even in the UK that's a fairly common mistake.


It's supposedly a distress signal, so it might have been a comment on BRM's state of affairs...

Edited by Glengavel, 24 May 2013 - 15:45.


#11 D-Type

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 16:29

"Broad white band at the top next to the flagpole" is what I learned as a wolf cub in the [genuine] colonies. The key point is next to the flagpole. And conventionally flags are drawn assuming the pole is on the left, eg the Fench tricoleur is always "blue, white, red". Could BRM's flag painter have been left handed and painted the flag as if the flagpole was on the right?  ;)



#12 mfd

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 17:59

"Broad white band at the top next to the flagpole" is what I learned as a wolf cub in the [genuine] colonies. The key point is next to the flagpole. And conventionally flags are drawn assuming the pole is on the left, eg the Fench tricoleur is always "blue, white, red". Could BRM's flag painter have been left handed and painted the flag as if the flagpole was on the right?  ;)

:D Actually D, it's the model decal that's wrong - on the car it was right


#13 John-w

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 16:06

mfd,
thanks a lot for your help and the photos.

Here is the next update.

I have built the front suspension with 2 and 1,5mm brass rods
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The front upright I have "loan" from the Tyrrell, it look a little bit better than the resin lump.
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#14 Barry Boor

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:41

This is all superb, John, but I'm waiting with baited breath to see what colour you are going to paint the actual car.

#15 John-w

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 11:18

Hello,

next step will be the rear suspension. The kit includes some wrong parts
like the drive shafts and brake disks and the quality of the other parts is
not the best, so I must build some parts with brass rods.

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#16 John-w

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 18:22

Hello,

here are 2 photos from the rear suspension made with 1,5mm brass rod.

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#17 John-w

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 19:58

Hello,

today I have built the subframe (brass) fore the engine.

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Decals are replaced on the wing now.
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#18 John-w

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 16:09

Hello,

some more progress, the subframes for the engine are finished

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All soldering work during the last week
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#19 John-w

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 19:58

Hello,

the exhaustsystem is replaced by copper wire and brass tube
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Some parts (battery, distributor and transistorbox) are copied from the Ferrari 312B.
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The air funnels are replaced by cable end sleeves.
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#20 John-w

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 13:23

Hello,

here is a little progress.

Front suspension is airbrushed with Alclad chrome now.

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Painted subframes and exhaustsystem.
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#21 John-w

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:45

Hello,

here is the next update, the front suspension is mounted (steering is moveable)
and a service cover is engraved in to cockpit.

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Frame for the engine is mounted.
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If this model will be ready someday, so it is really a big one.
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#22 mfd

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:39

It should be a brown stripe John :confused:

#23 Barry Boor

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 12:49

I'd have described it as tan. That looks about right on my monitor.

#24 JacnGille

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 12:55

:up:

#25 mfd

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 14:03

That looks about right on my monitor.

Not thought about that. Better if I shut up ;)

#26 John-w

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 14:10

It should be a brown stripe John :confused:


Yes, the stripe is not in the correct color, but I have found these photos

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#27 Barry Boor

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 14:43

I have some Tamiya 12th scale Yardley McLaren decals. The brown is a very reddish brown - as I said, tan.

#28 mfd

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 17:27

Yes, the stripe is not in the correct color, but I have found these photos
John-w


John, it's like Pantone 175. I can send you an original Yardley sticker if you want it?


#29 John-w

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 19:46

Hello,

the BRM P153 is nearly finished, I know the model is not correct but it is the best what I could do with the basic kit.

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Thanks a lot for all your help and interest.

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#30 Tony Kingston

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 20:23

Hello,

the BRM P153 is nearly finished, I know the model is not correct but it is the best what I could do with the basic kit.


Thanks a lot for all your help and interest.

John-w


Excellent work John. You need Amon's March to go with it?

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#31 John-w

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 14:14

Hello,

here are some photos from the finished BRM P153

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My "YARDLEY TEAM BRM"
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#32 Frank S

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 23:26

Nice.

Thank you for the opportunity.


#33 JacnGille

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 00:17

:up:

#34 John-w

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:38

More photos on my homepage now, thanks for watching this topic

http://www.john-w.de...2/yard_p153.htm


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:03

More photos on my homepage now, thanks for watching this topic
http://www.john-w.de...2/yard_p153.htm
John-w


Amazing how many parts you changed from what was supplied (on your website photo) Well done :up:

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