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This enormous thing had been consigned to the bin.

 

It was made for the Williams team long ago and somehow ended up being totally demolished.

The plastic box contains most of the other parts but a complete strip-down and rebuild will be needed.

The two rear wheels are missing but I'll get those sorted.

 

Hopefully a fun project.

The trouble is, WHERE will it go when finished as it's the best part of  44"  (1120mm) long...?

 

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9 hours ago, roymattblack said:

The trouble is, WHERE will it go when finished

Somewhere in the past I saw a picture taken in the home of a Formula 1 driver. He had a car mounted on the wall.

So at 44 inches I should think this would look good in the mancave.

As for the Williams team, I saw their old transporter parked up, South of Lincoln a couple of years ago.

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This one isn't THAT big...
About 3 1/2 - 4 ft in length., still VERY big.
It will be fun to try to resurrect this heap of scrap.

 

I'll post a few more pics of what I have soon.

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2 hours ago, roymattblack said:

This one isn't THAT big...
About 3 1/2 - 4 ft in length., still VERY big.
It will be fun to try to resurrect this heap of scrap.

 

I'll post a few more pics of what I have soon.

I have a vague recollection from when I was working at Grand Prix Models that Western Models made it (or made some - perhaps 4?)

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7 hours ago, Jo NZ said:

I have a vague recollection from when I was working at Grand Prix Models that Western Models made it (or made some - perhaps 4?)

Yes, it was Western Models. There's a small decal on top stating it..

Sadly they went kaput long ago so spare parts can't be had now.

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1 hour ago, roymattblack said:

Yes, it was Western Models. There's a small decal on top stating it..

Sadly they went kaput long ago so spare parts can't be had now.

Even if they were still around, I don't think they would have spares. The 1/4 scale models were a very short term venture...

 

And very glad to know that my brain still has some recall facility!

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Well, this one is now being lifted onto the work table.
 

A dig through the box of bits that came with the body seems to show all the major parts are present but everything is in a terrible condition.
It will all need a total strip-down, repaint and rebuild, plus add some of the missing details.

 

One of the problems though is the sheer SIZE of it all. It doesn't even fit on my work desk...

 

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