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pressman

Balsa wood 1/12th BRM and Ferrari F1 cars

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Nice job! You'll get the wheels sorted I'm sure! That balsa body would also make a really good base for a metal plated version. Might be worth trying your hand at something like that at some point? 

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Those are very impressive, very hard to believe that they are hand crafter from balsa wood given the level of detail, and even more particularly given the quality of the finish.

 

I do think they justify a few more photos though... :)

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They are a bit rough   and quite  quick  to make    as I get bored easily ! , But I will take more photos ,  its taken me  a few hours to figure out how to post photos !!

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Absolutely love them!  Wonderful subjects and lovingly executed. More please! Eagle and Lotus 33 would be lovely.

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The paper models are stunning pressman, love them! Are you mainly into formula/race cars? 

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Impressive effort Pressman. I generally stear clear of balsa but this illustrates what can be achieved with it. 👍

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These are fabulous pressman! Love the detail and finish. What do you use to finish the balsa? Dope and talc, sanding sealer or something entirely different?

Did you produce the patterns for those paper models? I note you mentioned them being scaled up.

So many question!

ATB
Rick

 

 

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And a big WOW! from me. Very impressive. Please keep them coming.

Pre 1980's? Proper racing cars. I think I lost interest when they stopped putting numbers on them.

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These beautiful models remind me that I made a series of 1:16th racing cars of mainly balsa in the early 60's, I remember some, an Alfa P3, Bresica Bugatti, and Jim Clarke's Lotus . The wire wheels were celluloid discs and button thread spokes. I too stopped following GP at the the end of the 60's.

 

John

 

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Lovely, both the balsa and paper models

 

Thanks for sharing

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Wonderful models sir!   I too would like to know more about your finishing process if you wouldn't mind sharing.

 

 

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Brilliant modelling, the Ferarri exhaust pipes must have left you, well, exhausted!!! (sorry)

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