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#1 albergman

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Posted May 11 2017 - 04:15 PM

As the Monty Pythons used to say "And now for something completely different".

I've had GPL on my computers since I got a free CD in a magazine back in the late nineties.  To this day I still hot lap and
occasionally race with the Lopen guys but, to be honest, I've never been any good at GPL!

I'm of "a certain age" and was in high school when Vincenzo Lancia brought out his iconic D50 Grand Prix car and I've
loved it ever since!  

One of my hobbies in my waning years is scratch building models (i.e. every part is hand made ... No kits) and I just had
to do the D50.   So, as a GPL'er and a huge fan of the wonderful new 55 Mod here's a couple of shots of my latest model ... The 1955 Lancia D50.

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Hope these pictures open ... never done this before.

Frank

#2 Pete Gaimari

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Posted May 11 2017 - 04:23 PM

Wow!!! What a great job you did. I'm impressed.

#3 Schumi-slot

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Posted May 11 2017 - 04:31 PM

Lovely car and lovely hobby! I make something close to it, slot cars. Cheers!

#4 Lee200

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Posted May 11 2017 - 04:51 PM

That model is fantastic.  :)

Just an educated guess, but that looks like the version that Ascari raced at the 1955 Monaco.  :think:

#5 Brocky05

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Posted May 11 2017 - 06:51 PM

holly ::crap:: batman

you made that from scratch

tell us more

what scale is it plastic/metal how long did it take are there build photos

#6 Iestyn16

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Posted May 11 2017 - 07:16 PM

Looks amazing! :thumbup:

From scratch.. wow

#7 albergman

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Posted May 11 2017 - 07:43 PM

Thanks for the replies guys.   I started it about 6 months ago and I only work at it when the mood strikes me.   It's about 9 inches long as I don't build to any known scale ... but it IS to scale (if you know what I mean).    There is a build log here.

I carved it in Renshape which is a synthetic material produced for pattern making and very nice to work with.

Frank

#8 chris skepis

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Posted May 11 2017 - 08:26 PM

That´s perfect !!!..Amazing job !!!

#9 John Woods

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Posted May 11 2017 - 08:30 PM

Verry nice. Wow and wow.
Thanks for posting the link to the build notes.
Interesting site there also.

#10 Pete Gaimari

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Posted May 11 2017 - 08:39 PM

Even more amazing watching you build it.

#11 albergman

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Posted May 11 2017 - 08:58 PM

View PostLee200, on May 11 2017 - 04:51 PM, said:

That model is fantastic.  :)

Just an educated guess, but that looks like the version that Ascari raced at the 1955 Monaco.  :think:

HA!!   Very educated guess Lee!!   The plans I used were identified as that very car.

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#12 Andy Clegg

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Posted May 12 2017 - 01:31 AM

I wish I was able to work with my hands like this. Fantastic!!!

#13 Gartner

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Posted May 12 2017 - 04:29 AM

Great work. I think the Lancia is the most beautiful racing car of the 55ers. Italians always knew how to connect speed with stunning looks, not only concerning cars, motorbikes as well. :bike:

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Posted May 12 2017 - 04:32 AM

View Postalbergman, on May 11 2017 - 07:43 PM, said:

Thanks for the replies guys.   I started it about 6 months ago and I only work at it when the mood strikes me.   It's about 9 inches long as I don't build to any known scale ... but it IS to scale (if you know what I mean). There is a build log here.

I carved it in Renshape which is a synthetic material produced for pattern making and very nice to work with.

Frank

Fantastic work Frank!
And thanks for the link to the build log. Everyone should check those images too :)

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Posted May 12 2017 - 04:35 AM

BRILLIANT! :applause:




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