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For Fans Of The 55 Mod ... My Last One ... The W196 Mercedes


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#1 albergman

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Posted Aug 14 2019 - 04:03 PM

Hello again

Well, this is the last in my planned trilogy of scratch built F1 cars from the 50's.   Earlier I posted my Lancia D50 and the '57 Maserati 250F and got a nice round of approval so here's my W196.

Again, the body is carved from Renshape and all other parts are made from found materials but it is 100% hand made.

In researching the car I quickly learned that it went through many changes from race to race over its 2 year life span and I couldn't find any "official" plans of any version.   In the end I drew my own plans and just arbitrarily chose which features I'd include or leave out ... at my age you can do that!   There were different exhaust lengths, a multitude of different holes appeared over the body, different shapes of scoops and even that iconic "nostril" wasn't on the earliest cars.   Those early cars had inboard brake drums too which lasted until they went on a weight saving campaign and moved them to the wheels.   So the bottom line is that my car is a smorgasborg of shapes and parts all of which did appear on the car but just maybe not at the same time! So, if you're really anal about how the car should look feel free to drop a comment but I'm not going to change it!   LOL.

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Hail to the 50's!!

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Thanks for looking

Frank

Edited by albergman, Aug 14 2019 - 04:09 PM.


#2 paul_v

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Posted Aug 14 2019 - 05:12 PM

WOW....

Absolutely stunning. Incredible workmanship.

Hats off to you Sir!

Paul.

#3 ginetto

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Posted Aug 15 2019 - 01:33 AM

Amazing work :wow:
Super cool :wshI:
Thanks for sharing :camera:

#4 Royale

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Posted Aug 15 2019 - 03:02 AM

:clap2:

#5 Manfred Cubenoggin

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Posted Aug 15 2019 - 04:56 AM

ar·ti·san
noun
a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.
synonyms: craftsman, craftswoman, craftsperson, skilled worker...

Artisan
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An artisan (from French: artisan, Italian: artigiano) is a skilled craft worker who makes or creates material objects partly or entirely by hand.

albergman...  You are certainly all of the above and more.  Thank you for your dedication, effort and skill.

#6 north

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Posted Aug 15 2019 - 05:14 AM

Truly awesome. Thanks for making and sharing those beautiful cars.

#7 PHI52

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Posted Aug 15 2019 - 06:12 AM

Whaou โ€ฆ wonderfull job :up: :bowdown2: :bravo:

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Posted Aug 15 2019 - 12:20 PM

Bravo !

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Posted Aug 15 2019 - 12:59 PM

Thats a amazing " smorgasborg" Frank :)

Indeed, wish I could do that!

#10 Lord

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Posted Aug 15 2019 - 01:18 PM

That's really some well made cars, mate! You could honestly make a living out of this :D

#11 Robert Fleurke

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Posted Aug 15 2019 - 01:43 PM

Well done!  Respect for your passion and craftsmanship! :)

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Posted Aug 15 2019 - 05:07 PM

they make you dream... Awesome work ! And what a passion ! :up:
Thanks for sharing  :)

#13 gliebzeit

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Posted Aug 15 2019 - 05:55 PM

Frank, those are some exquisitely beautiful scale models.  The Mercedes W196 is out of this world !!!
Super work and attention to detail.

Thank you for sharing with us.

#14 Ramoats

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Posted Aug 15 2019 - 06:01 PM

As a modeler myself ..... I stand in awe !!! :drool2:

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Posted Aug 16 2019 - 05:02 AM

Very nice work! :thumbup:

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Posted Aug 16 2019 - 02:57 PM

Brilliant!! Thanks for sharing!

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Posted Aug 16 2019 - 08:15 PM

Fantรกstico!!!!! :wubit:

#18 Saiph

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Posted Aug 18 2019 - 02:43 AM

That's a really nice model. I particularly like the shots from behind. I always was a sucker for a nice, sexy, curvy arse! :jaw-dropping: :drool2: :saythat:  ;) :biglaugh:

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Posted Aug 18 2019 - 04:03 AM

I can only agree Saiph. Especially with the third sentence. B)  Seriously though. Really nice models and modeling. Good stuff. :thumbup:

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Posted Aug 18 2019 - 05:24 AM

Its the front end bumps that do it for me Saiph ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคญ

No seriously fantastic models ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

TP: ๐Ÿ

Edited by twinpotter, Aug 18 2019 - 05:25 AM.





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