quarta-feira, 31 de março de 2010

Toleman





Postagem rápida com um Toleman, o TG184 dos treinos em Monte Carlo 1984 (não fiz a versão da corrida porque não tinha os pneus biscoito), naquele GP Ayrton Senna deu show e o mundo começou a ver o que o cara podia fazer. Kit ClubM escala 1/20. Na última foto estão o TG184 e o TG183B para comparação (o 183B já apareceu por aqui no passado).
A rushed post again, showing the 1984's Toleman TG184, kit ClubM 1/20th scale.

terça-feira, 16 de março de 2010

Surtees TS14





Hoje temos dois kits da marca brasileira Alfa, da qual já tivemos uns March aparecendo no blog. O azul foi pilotado em 1973 por José Carlos Pace e o branco por Jochen Mass, escala 1/20.
Today we have two Surtees TS14 kits from Alfa Models, the blue version was driven in 1973 by José Carlos Pace and the white by Jochen Mass. Both 1/20th scale.

Jordan 192 reformada





Consegui decais para reformar o Jordan 192 (aquela conversão feita a partir do J191 da Tamiya, já apareceu por aqui antes mas com tom de azul meio suspeito), seguem fotos do resultado, na última foto o trio "sasol" J192, 193 e 194.

terça-feira, 9 de março de 2010

Stewart SF01 e Jaguar R5





Outro tópico apressado, hoje com o Stewart SF01 pilotado por Rubens Barrichello em 1997 e o Jaguar R5 pilotado por Chrintian Klien em 2004, kits AMD e Red5 escala 1/20.
Another rushed post, showing the Stewart SF01 driven by Rubens Barrichello in 1997 and the Jaguar R5 driven by Christian Klien in 2004, kits AMD and Red5, 1/20th scale.

sábado, 6 de março de 2010

Shadow






Voltamos aos anos 70, a era dourada do automobilismo, com dois carros da equipe Shadow, o DN3 de 1974 e o DN5 de 1975, respectivamente um transkit Jorgensen e um kit Iritani, ambos escala 1/20. A equipe é daquelas que, se não teve grande sucesso em termos de performance, ficou no coração e memória dos amantes do esporte, com 104 participações em GPs teve uma vitória (Áustria 1977, com Alan Jones ao volante).
Constructed in 1970 by Don Nichols' Advanced Vehicle Systems for the Can-Am series, there was nothing conventional about the first Shadow. The ultra small car worked well on paper, but in real life was never a contender. It was followed by more conventional, but very fragile racers in which Jackie Oliver managed to record only two finishes in as many seasons. By 1973 Shadow had become a fully settled Can-Am team and set up shop in England to expand into Formula 1.
Ex-BRM designer Tony Southgate was commissioned to design a new aluminium monocoque for Shadow's first single seater. His design was very straightforward and followed the coke-bottle trend. The popular Cosworth DFV V8 was bolted directly onto the chassis' rear bulkhead and served as a fully stressed member. Dubbed DN1, the Universal Oil Products (UOP) backed Shadows debuted in the third race of the 1973 season. Although it showed potential, the DN1 proved to be very fragile and only managed to achieve one point scoring finish that season.
The following winter was used to further develop the DN1's design and make it more reliable. The resulting DN3 qualified third at its Brazil debut in the hands of Peter Revson. In the race both cars retired early after sustaining damage in a crash. Tragedy struck in the third race of the season when Revson suffered a fatal accident at Kyalami. It was a big blow to the team as the results in the remaining races of the season clearly show. A rare highlight was a third place finish for Jean Pierre Jarier in Monaco.
The DN3 was used for two more races in the 1975 season before it was replaced by the DN5. Over in the United States there was more to celebrate with Jackie Oliver winning four Can-Am races and the 1974 and last championship. With the demise of Can-Am, Shadow could fully focus on Formula 1. Eventual one Grand Prix victory was scored, but it was all over before the end of the decade. Many key personnel had already taken off and formed Arrows when Teddy Yip purchased Shadows' remains to form Theodore. The DN3 is a transkit from Bill Jorgensen and the DN5 is an Iritani kit, both 1/20th scale. Sorry for the bad pics, I'll try to make new ones soon with the new camera.

quinta-feira, 4 de março de 2010

Renault RE30






Hoje temos um kit reproduzindo o Renault RE30, modelo usado pelo time francês em 1981 e 82, kit Tamiya escala 1/20. The Renault RE30 was designed by Michel Tetu and Gerard Larrousse. Very different from its predecessor, the RE20. It incorporated carbon fiber into parts of its construction, a material which was becoming more and more commonplace in F1 at the time. The turbocharged engine was developed further and produced around 540 hp, with twin KKK turbochargers. Renault was joined by Ferrari in developing turbo engines for their cars. The RE30 had advanced ground effect technology, with concessions given to the new rules which banned sliding skirts. Renault replaced Jean-Pierre Jabouille with promising young Alain Prost to partner René Arnoux for the season. After a slow start to the year, in which Prost gained only one podium finish, he broke his duck with a win at the French GP at Dijon-Prenois in changeable weather, and followed up with wins at Zandvoort and Monza, which gave him an outside chance at the world championship. Unreliability cost him his chance, but he finished a respectable fourth in the final standings. Arnoux had a very unlucky season and bore the brunt of most of the mechanical trouble that affected the RE30's development, most of which was done by Prost. The RE30 didn't suit Arnoux's aggressive driving style, which may have caused some of the problems with his car. Tamiya kit, 1/20th scale.


quarta-feira, 3 de março de 2010

Parnelli VPJ e Penske PC1









Postagem apressada, sem comentários, mostrando dois transkits montados no passado. Parnelli VPJ de 1975 pilotado por Mario Andretti e Penske PC1 de 1974 pilotado por Mark Donohue, ambos comercializados pelo camarada Bill Jorgensen, escala 1/20.
Here are two Jorgensen's transkits assembled some years ago, 1975's Parnelli VPJ and 1974's Penske PC1, both 1/20th scale.

segunda-feira, 1 de março de 2010

F8D


Foto do Fitti F8D para comparação.

Fittipaldi F9









Após várias solicitações de amigos, procurei e finalmente achei as poucas fotos que fiz da conversão do Fittipaldi F8D da RTN Models em um Fittipaldi F9. Não tenho fotos da carroceria original, na primeira foto já aparece o kit com alguns cortes e muita massa em cima. Como em todo trabalho scratch temos várias idas e vindas, como por exemplo a foto onde aparece o buraco superior dos radiadores fechado, na versão final isto foi aberto como no carro real, apesar de ali ir uma cobertura. As fotos são poucas mas explicam razoavelmente o processo todo, o resultado final já apareceu por aqui mas seguem mais duas fotos do kit pronto (ou quase, a suspensão dianteira foi levemente modificada posteriormente, não fiz fotos desta modificação). Esta conversão foi feita há alguns anos, creio que hoje em dia sairia coisa melhor uma vez que estamos sempre evoluindo nas técnicas e materiais. Em breve teremos aqui um passo-a-passo mais completo da transformação do Ensign N177 em Fittipaldi F5. A escala é 1/20 como sempre.
Some brazilian friends ask me to show photos from the Fittipaldi F8D to F9 conversion, here are the few pics I have. 1/20th scale as always.