Post by 1961redlegs on Jan 19, 2020 17:08:53 GMT -5
I just finished my latest build this afternoon-the Porsche 935-77 Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass drove to victory in the 1977 Silverstone Six-Hours.
The Martini Rossi Distillery has sponsored a wide array of cars, including Formula One, rallying, and sports car racing. Their liveries are ubiquitous and perhaps the most revered and respected in the sport. In addition, some of the best all time drove for them, including Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass, who saw tremendous success in their tenure with Martini, including the 1977 Silverstone Six Hours. The duo won the day after a determined pursuit by Bob Wollek snd John Fitzpatrick, completing three more laps than the second place pairing.
This is the Bandai/AMT/Italeri kit and it was a straightforward build. It isn’t a Tamiya or Beemax kit, but it is a decent, solid kit that went together well and looks the part when completed. I used Indycals decals (which were great as usual), Tamiya pure white on the body, Tamiya Fluorescent red on the valence, and Tamiya semigloss black on the rear of the car. Now to celebrate, a glass of Martini-Rossi sparkling wine with my salmon for dinner.
"This is Indy. There's a certain way things are done, we don't try to produce results out of green-white-checkereds. It can be a bit gimmicky…”-Ryan Hunter-Reay, 2012 IndyCar Series Champion
Post by 1961redlegs on Jan 20, 2020 22:08:32 GMT -5
The good news is Spotmodel has this car listed as being reissued by Italeri in the next few months!
I’m glad this build brought back some great memories for you! I knew a guy on the Randy Ayers’ NASCAR modeling forum who said he didn’t build models, he built memories. I can look at some of my builds and recall races long past, and others I can remember watching. Models can be nice mementos and milestones along our lives.
By the way, the apertif did go down well. A nice conclusion to the citrus herb salmon and broccoli dinner I had.
Post by alwaysindy on Jan 21, 2020 10:48:59 GMT -5
Jerry “The Machine” is at it again! He spits these beauties out like it is no big deal...great paint? Check. Great decaling? Check. Done in no time? Check. There must be at least 1,000 cars in the Sudduth Museum by now... Great job! Tim
Great job as always Jerry. This is definitely an underrated kit. Note that AMT released it twice - once labeled as 1/24 and once as 1/25. Rest assured, the 1/25 kit IS 1/24 - it even says so on the sprue