Model: 58031: Brabham BT-50 BMW Turbo
Status: New built
Date: 28-Aug-2009
Comments: 17
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Here’s a project I extremely enjoyed and loved how it turned out. I bought a Brabham re-re limted event release bodyset and adapted it on a F103RM chassis. This was done by the instructions who said where to make holes and cut bodyparts. In general, the front nose was cut where the suspension enters and the bodypart suspension was cut off. The body was then filed and sanded to make it fit the chassis. There is a instruction with the bodyset but still some adjustments must be made. My modifications beside the F103 conversion: The rear spoiler was attached with some carbonplate instead of alu in the instructions. The spoiler was then bolted on with 2 custom made wingmounts in plastic. The body was primed, sprayed white and clearcoated, the wing was sprayed dark blue and stickers on top. After putting on the stickers I found some reference pictures with slidely different decals so I added them: the Goodyear logo and BMW coulours on the wing and some warningstickers on the top of the body. I also saw the the frontnose has some ducktape on them so made a replica with grey vinyl. Some detail on the chassis: wheels were sprayed gloss black, black wheel nuts, wheel weights on the rims and logo and text on the tires. I wanted to do something different on the driver so I found a 1:12th seat from a static kit that fitted perfect. The seat harnass was made with PE metal parts and fabric on the belts (all from a static kit). I made some sidewalls in the interior and some metal parts for the airduct in front (PE parts). A steering wheel was placed using a steering rod to support it. The helmet was drilled out, face and inside parts removed and the holes were filled with Putty. After spraying and decalling it I added some chin strappes made from PE and fabric. So I’m very pride of this low cost project (100$ for the chassis and 68$ for the bodyset) which turned out to be one of my favorite looking cars (I always looked out for a NIB but this is much better) Hope you like it

Comments

Kokuzu

28-Aug-2009

Subperb Job. Top class modelling!

Monty

28-Aug-2009

wow!! its beautiful mate great job!!

koenc

28-Aug-2009

Not so bad for your first build

generationx

28-Aug-2009

Absolutely SUPERB job - way to use a re-re body!

johnyboy76

28-Aug-2009

fantastic job mate

bakaguyjean

28-Aug-2009

Looks great!! Much better than the Kit.One question,will a normal stick pack battery fit?

tamiyaonebay

28-Aug-2009

This is museum quality! Very nice build and awesome pics!

Sibrk

28-Aug-2009

WOW!!! That is awesome!!!! I have just bought 3 of these bodysets to add to my ever growing collection of F1 cars and I only hope mine will look half as good as this one. Had a 'stock take' last night and I have 49 NIB Tamiya F1 bodysets (maybe I need help!!!) I certainly need help adding everything in my showroom.

relwyn

28-Aug-2009

I love it! Also the helmet. So detailed!

DerbyDan

28-Aug-2009

Superb re-creation of one of my favourite F1 cars, really well done & I love your extra little details (seat etc) - I built Tamiyas 1/24th static version of the model & really enjoyed building that.

twisty

28-Aug-2009

Very very nice,top work

highflyer

28-Aug-2009

Awesome AWESOME!!!

pininy

29-Aug-2009

beautiful!

carbonman

29-Aug-2009

thanks for the nice comments, to answer to bakaguyjean: no standard battery will fit only the new LiFe 6,6v

scollins

9-Jan-2010

WOW-perfection, respect to one of the top TC builders, cheers buddy

Jorisschulte

1-Jun-2010

Just noticed your Brabham. Very, very nice!!! You 've just inspired me

Sibrk

26-Nov-2010

I love this car, great skills. Just had to leave another comment!!!


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