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LeMans 2006

Alfa Romeo
Dodge Viper
Audi R8 Lemans LMP
BMW LMP from '98 LeMans
Ferrari 333SP LeMans LMP
Shadow DN4 Can-Am
Ferrari 712 Can-Am
Shadow DN1 Can-Am
Ferrari 250TR/59 "Testarossa"
Ferrari 275 NART Spyder
1958 Ferrari Testarossa - scratch built metal hood
Ferrari 312T4
Triumph TR-3A
Jaguar XK-120
Morgan Plus 4
Ferrari 333SP
Trevor's first models
1927 Bugatti Type 35B
Walter Wolf F1
Mercedes Benz SS
Ford GT-40
LeMans 2006
Jaguar SS-100
1947 Ford Convertible
Jaguar E Type
MG-TC 1/24th
Ferrari Tri 61
Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage"
Morgan Three Wheeler
Fiat 500
Shelby 427 Cobra
Alfa Romeo 8C2900b MM
Alfa Romeo 8C2900 LM
Jaguar 3.8S Mk II Sedan
Japanese car
LeMans '07 Porsche "Naked Lady"
LeMans '07 Ford GT-40
Misc Autos
Rolls Royce Phantom II
Ferrari 250 GTO
Le Mans Porsches
Duesenburg engine
Deuce and a Half
1937 Supercharged Cord Phaeton
Jaguar D Type
1967 Corvette
1957 Corvette
Model T Ford
Dino 246 GT
Triumph TR-3
Jaguar C Type
Shelby 289 Cobra
Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing
"Cars I have owned"
4.5 L Blower Bentley
Austin Healey 100
Porsche 356 A
Porsche 962
Aston Martin DBS
Charger & GTO
Chevrolet Lumina
Lotus Elan SE
Aston Martin DBR1
Jaguar E Type coupe
Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder
Jaguar XK-140 Fixed Head Coupe
Ferrari 250 GT
1952 Ferrari F500
Austin Healey 100-6
Morgan 3 Wheeler
Auto Union 1936 Type C
Jaguar XK-140
BMW 327
Winter Park Concours 2011
Sebring 2011
Alfa Romeo 1750


Modeler: Earl Petrikin

June 17 - 18 is the LeMans 24-hr race. Some guys in an online club I belong to (www.gpma.org) are doing a 24-hr model build of a LeMans (or at least endurance-racing) subject. I'm going to participate, wanted to pass it along, I think it's a neat idea.

Rules are simple. No prior prep except sanding. Build starts when the race starts, ends when the race ends. No limit on class of car, or the era (so you could do a GT40, Porsche 917, or something newer like a Jaguar XJR or Nissan R89).

Take pictures of your progress, and post them to the web intermittently. Hide the beer and liquor bottles. :-)

I'm doing a Panoz - the "Army" car from the Sebring 50th Anniversary race. Not specifically LeMans, but the right genre. I've been looking for an excuse to build the car, and this is just the right thing to make me set aside the super-detailing on the Ferrari 312T3 for a nice break...

Mike Hanson

Well guys I gave it a shot, but I didn't get it done. My Fisher 312P project was going well, but I made a mistake in not using a Tamiya rattle can. The combination of not letting the Veriprime cure long enough combined with the automotive lacquers and thinners resulted in a dull finish. With a week of so, could have waited until it all cured and polished it out and it would have looked great. Since I didn't have the time, I stripped it all off and tried using Tamiya white primer and Floquil gloss. Same result so I put it down to the automotive solvents attacking the un-cured primers. Proving once again that you can't change the laws of physics.

At least I recorded the whole race and I can sit back and enjoy before I go after the 312P again.

Earl Petrikin

Well, I'm a DNF for the 24-hour build, though I might be able to finish in 36.  In retrospect the Panoz was probably not the best choice for this event.  The decaling is killing me - The entire tub is carbon fiber, but LMM molded in a lot of the electronics and boxes in the cockpit, so I had to cut the CF decal to fit properly.  Yeah, I probably could have just painted it, but it's an expensive kit so I wanted to do it right.

The body came out very good, with only a slight orange-peel on the clearcoat, which I hope I can rub out.

Other than the sponsor decals on the body, I just have some assembly left, the brakes/wheels, and the rear wing.

The first pics from one of the clubs are up - this is from Atlanta's ACME club: http://tinyurl.com/hlq3u

Mike Hanson


I opened the box of my Gunze Sangyo Jaguar E-Type.

Mike Stanley

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