segunda-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2012
O modelo 003 foi usado pela equipe Tyrrell em 1971, projetado por Derek Gardner foi pilotado por Jackie Stewart e François Cevert. Kit Wolf na escala 1/20.When Ken Tyrrell, the team's owner, was disenchanted with the poor performance of March chassis during the 1970 season, he decided he would design and build his own car. He employed Derek Gardner to design it in secret at his own house. The project, codenamed "SP" which meant "Special Project" cost Tyrrell over £22,000 of his own money. The resulting car named Tyrrell 001 made its debut at Oulton Park at a non-championship race. After the season had finished Gardner redesigned some sections of the car, altering the airbox, remodelling the nose section, lengthening the wheelbase and slightly narrowing the monocoque. The redesigned car became known as the 002 and 003, which were chassis numbers given to each of the cars made for the 1971 season. The team also switched tyre supplier to Goodyear after Dunlop withdrew from F1. Driven by Jackie Stewart, it debuted at the 1971 Spanish Grand Prix and won at the first attempt. Tyrrell and Jackie Stewart took advantage as Lotus and Ferrari struggled during 1971; they won six races with Stewart claiming his second World Championship. Interestingly, Stewart and team mate François Cevert used different chassis throughout both 1971 and 1972, with Stewart having exclusive use of 003 and Cevert competing with 002. The 1972 season saw Lotus back on form with Emerson Fittipaldi challenging Stewart for the championship. 003 was not a match for the developed Lotus 72 and the Tyrrell team only won when the 72 failed to finish. Fittipaldi won the title that season by a comfortable margin. Despite scoring four wins with Stewart during 1972, 003 had come to the end of its racing life. Tyrrell 003 remains the Tyrrell team's most successful chassis. It is also the individual chassis that has scored the most Grand Prix wins in Formula One history. Wolf kit, 1/20th scale.
quarta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2012
sábado, 3 de novembro de 2012
Hoje temos o Lotus 25 pilotado por Jim Clark no GP de Mônaco de 1963, conversão do kit Tamiya (o original está na última foto), escala 1/20 como de costume. Throughout the history of Formula 1 Grand Prix starting from 1950, Formula 1 cars have undergone numerous innovative developments. Many of them were accomplished by the Team Lotus by a genius, Colin Chapman. Above all, invention of the monocoque construction chassis was one of his most epoch-making creations. It was in 1962 when the Team Lotus entered their Lotus 25 using the monocoque construction chassis for the first time in the Formula 1 history. The monocoque frame formed by bending thin aluminium plates made it possible to obtain more rigidity and lighter weight at the same time, compared to the ”Space Frame” construction with steel pipes which was commonly used until then. The Lotus 25 was powered by the highly reliable 1.5 liter, V8 cylinder engine developed by the Coventry Climax. The front suspension system used rocking arm inboard spring type, while the rear used lower “A” and upper “I” arms with two radius rods. With the talented driver Jim Clark at the wheel, the Lotus 25 earned three victories in its debut season of 1962. In the following 1963 season, the Lotus 25 and Jim Clark gained stunning seven victories out of ten races, bringing not only the driver’s championship to him but also the manufacturer’s title to Lotus for the first time. With its innovative features, the Lotus 25 had a profound influence in the design of the Formula 1 cars, and the glorious history of the Lotus arose from this car. Converted Tamiya kit, 1/20th scale (the original version appears at the last photo).
quarta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2012
Arrumando a prateleira das motos consegui espaço para mais um kit, então resolvi comprar o modelo que 9 em cada 10 pessoas associa diretamente à tradicional marca norte-americana Harley Davidson, a grandona Electra Glide. Kit Aoshima de boa qualidade e fácil de montar, escala 1/12.
quinta-feira, 25 de outubro de 2012
terça-feira, 16 de outubro de 2012
Hoje uma postagem muito especial para mim, uma chopper da Revell na escala 1/12 montada pelo meu filho André, que tem 13 anos de idade. O guri-modelista fez todo o trabalho de pintura/decais/polimento e na montagem auxiliei apenas instalando cabos de freio e embreagem que não vem no kit, ou seja, não fiz praticamente nada. I'm proud to show you today a bike assembled by my 13 y.o. son André, a chopper from Revell at 1/12th scale. The young modeler made a very good work and the final result is very beautiful north-american bike.
quarta-feira, 10 de outubro de 2012
quarta-feira, 26 de setembro de 2012
O Jordan 191 é um dos carros mais belos da história da Fórmula 1, projetado por Gary Anderson tinha linhas harmônicas e tons de verde bem interessantes que faziam alusão à origem irlandesa do time. Kit Tamiya na escala 1/20. One of the many Formula One Racing teams, Jordan Grand Prix, grew out of the Eddie Jordan Racing, one of the most successful international motorsport racing teams of the 1980’s. Founded by Eddie Jordan in 1980, the team quickly established itself as a major force in Formula 3 and Formula 3000 Championship. At the beginning of the 1990 racing season, Eddie announced that he planned to enter Formula One Racing starting in 1991. His entry resulted in one of the most esthetic and potent racing machines seen during the 1991 Formula One Grand Prix season. The car was designed by the very talented Gary Anderson, and designated the “Jordan 191”. The racer incorporated an anhedral type of front wing for optimum aerodynamic performance at the track. The monocoque chassis is full of carbon fiber composite construction, designed in-house using the latest Computer Assisted Design (CAD) facilities. The rear under cowling uses a very distinctive twin-tunnel shaped defuser, effective for additional downforce. A new and highly realiable Ford V-8 HB powerplant is matched to Jordan’s originally designed in-house gear box. The stopping power for this awesome racing machine utilizes the AP racing brake system with 6-piston calipers on the front and 4-piston calipers at the rear, matched to HITCO made carbon fiber discs and pads. With the driving skills of Andrea de Cesaris and Bertrand Gachot, the Jordan 191 racing machine had the right ingredients for a great firts year, and displayed brilliant performance throughout the 1991 Grand Prix season. Tamiya kit, 1/20 scale.