My Indy 500 Winners
One of the aims of my personal collection is to have a model of each Indianapolis 500 winner. At the time of writing, that’s 100 cars! With the models I own, I’m at 12% of target.
Now, despite the negativity of me pointing out a bunch of faults on the pieces below, I actually do like them!
Spark has an Indianapolis 500 winners collection underway at the moment. I’ve acquired a number of them over time and, in general, they are pretty good with excellent paint and decals and the odd PE part here and there.
However, nearly all of them suffer the same error – tyre size is not correct, particularly when it comes to the width of the rears. From a build perspective, chromed/plated parts on the real car are not being chromed on the models, and suspension arms are overly thick.
This now defunct brand had a great selection of Indy cars in 1:18, but only did these four in 1:43. I bought these in 2005 and they can be hard to come by these days.
The famous German manufacturer has a couple of Indy 500 winners in 1:43 scale, but this one the casting used does not reflect the actual race car as it ran at Indy. The biggest error is the model does not have the tail fin on the engine cover, but there are some other shape/aero issues too.
There are other manufacturers with Indy winners (MA Scale, Tameo, RepliCarz to name a few) but I don’t have any of these. Yet.
Build Diary – Lee Holdsworth VF Supercar 2017 “Code 3”
Here’s the full build diary for converting a Biante plain white donor VR Commodore to Lee Holdsworth’s 2017 V8 Supercar.
Build Diary – 1965 Honda RA272 (Tamiya, 1:20)
The RA272 was Honda’s first Formula One race winner, Richie Ginther taking victory at the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix. This is how I built Tamiya’s 1:20 scale version.