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Old 9th December 2016, 03:04 PM   #1
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1/8 scale scratch built GT40 Mk1

Hello everyone,
some time after building the 1/8 model of the Gurney Weslake engine seen elsewhere on this forum I finally completed the main car.
It's a fully scratch built curbside model, so nothing opens, the wheels can be turned or steered though. I modeled it using the 1/18 Spark model of Rodriguez' car as reference.
You can see more photos here
1/8 Ford GT40 Mk1 scratch built - Big Boyz - Model Cars Magazine Forum

If anyone who reads this has an idea where to get chassis plans of this car I'd be really, really thankful for a hint. I'd like to build a full model since I already got the engine done too, but I won't build stuff like the suspension without proper plans.

If you like the engine, you can buy a kit that used my model as prototype on Home - Fein Design Modell

Thank you for looking, comments and questions are welcome!












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Old 9th December 2016, 03:47 PM   #2
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Re: 1/8 scale scratch built GT40 Mk1

Wow! Well done!
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Old 9th December 2016, 04:20 PM   #3
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Re: 1/8 scale scratch built GT40 Mk1

Wow Just WOW that is awesome

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Old 9th December 2016, 04:34 PM   #4
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Re: 1/8 scale scratch built GT40 Mk1

Excellent detail!
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Old 9th December 2016, 04:36 PM   #5
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Beautiful work!
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Old 9th December 2016, 11:05 PM   #6
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Re: 1/8 scale scratch built GT40 Mk1

Amazing job!
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Old 10th December 2016, 09:48 AM   #7
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Re: 1/8 scale scratch built GT40 Mk1

Incredible, I thought it was the real one !

But, may I dare a question ? i thought that the MkI car with the round spotlights instead of square lights and blinkers under the lower front light cover had necessarily a amber blinker light on the side of front fenders. With such a level of details, you surely chose deliberately not to install some...Did the real car you replicate has not those blinker lights ?

See that on chassis 1076 :
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Old 10th December 2016, 04:14 PM   #8
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Re: 1/8 scale scratch built GT40 Mk1

Thank you, everyone, for all the praise! I really appreciate it.
Pierre-Louis: you're absolutely right, I left them off. Actually, there is no real car I replicated, I purely did what I liked best about the GT40 and I thought the sidemarkers wouldn't look good on the sides. But hey, you're the first who asked me about that, I'm always glad to receive well funded criticism!

Does anybody have a hint where I can get those chassis plans? Please help...
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Re: 1/8 scale scratch built GT40 Mk1

Awesome
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Old 10th December 2016, 05:18 PM   #10
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Does anybody have a hint where I can get those chassis plans? Please help...
Hum , regarding plans for an original chassis, I'm afraid those drawings are the most highly thought after jewels you can imagine , and worth gold litteraly... They are not on the open market, not to speak about free availability on the net...a top secret, jealously kept by the lucky guys who own a set and make their living using them... the Holy Graal, my friend !
(If you come across some copies, save one for me ! )

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Old 10th December 2016, 07:23 PM   #11
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Re: 1/8 scale scratch built GT40 Mk1

Wow, that is amazing. Really, really well done.
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Old 10th December 2016, 07:30 PM   #12
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Re: 1/8 scale scratch built GT40 Mk1

Outstanding !!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 18th December 2016, 08:53 PM   #13
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Re: 1/8 scale scratch built GT40 Mk1

Wow, that is great. I really want a model of my car but the GMP ones are very hard to come buy and to easy as you just buy it!

Building one would be great but I'm afraid I would use 3D printing in SLA or something as a start as I am not good enough to make it all from scratch.

Well done, that really is a great model. I wish there was a 1/8 resin kit available for these cars.
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Old 28th December 2016, 07:10 AM   #14
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I really like that style of "long spoke" Hallibrand GT40 wineglass wheel that is on the rear.

very well done.
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Old 28th December 2016, 12:50 PM   #15
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Outstanding!!
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Old 29th December 2016, 02:33 AM   #16
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Wow, absolutely beautiful. Looks more detailed and accurate than the full sized GT40 I had......
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