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Allways thought these were cool looking little cars,
and what you did to this model is great, I'd make room for it on MY shelf!!!!
 

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AAaaaaaaawwwwwwww! Made me smile. :thumbsup: Any history behind any of these?

1/18 Scale is great for detail. Just ain't got room for many.
 

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Knowing Clearhooter and his interest in vintage race cars, I'm sure he's refering to the real car. :thumbsup:
Yup....:cool: The reason I ask is I've seen some of your replicas and I've seen some of yours that look like replicas. Hard to tell the difference....That's a good thing. :thumbsup:

Specifically, if they are replicas, did any of them finish? :p Unless they were racing Simca's I wouldn't give 'em much chance for a win. :rolleyes: :jest:
 

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No they are not from actual race cars, I mostly do these from my own ideas by looking at pictures on the net to see if there are any racing version of them
 

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Its hard to say what was raced back then. I know quite a bit about that era. But only a drop in the bucket of what there is to know. There must have been classes for just about everything, sanctioned by some group, back then. You understand that when you see A FIAT 600 in racing dress. The SCCA legitimized much of that.

I really like what your doing with these. I enjoy looking at them. :thumbsup: The wheel swaps and such have to be much more difficult to scavenge parts than 1/64.

I've built a couple of fantasy racers in 1/64. I usually try and replicate classic racers if I come across something that lends itself to that end. I got my hands on an Austin Healey LeMans Sprite, from a fellow from Downunder. I'm itchin' to get to working on it. (Or maybe its this poison ivy I got into the other day while cuttin' wood. Gave it to my wife...Merry Christmas honey! :hat:) Over the last several months I've been working on replicating Group 44 cars. Looking forward to doing something in other than white.
 

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You sure know more about this racing classifications, I should start reading more about this stuff.
I can imagine it would be hard to do much detail on 1/64 scale but on the other hand they dont take up much room to display and cost less than 1/18s
I have the same itch time to time and there is no cure except working on these models, I recently made my display bigger hopefully this would be enough for a while
 

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Wow is right!
Love that little white Alfa 4dr. Odd, interesting and unusual to find in ANY scale. Did that come stock? I'd love to find that.
And speaking of odd and even more unusual, is that a D.K.W. on the bottom left - #101 gray w/ black roof???
 

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Yes the white Alfa Guilia super comes stock not racing, it is from Minichamps I think they have the smaller scale too, mine was a hard find they mostly sell the ones with single front head lights
you can check most of my model pictures at link below:

www.touchdesign1.com/118/index.html
 

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Thanks
Yes most of them I converted to racing,
Escort, Ferrari 365, Mustang, Lancia Stratos, Fiat 131, Renault Alpine, Porsche 330 spider and white BMW 2002 are not touched.
 
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