SS100 Roadster 1939 – scale 1/16

  • Manufactured by: minicraft
  • Scale: 1/16
  • build time 70 hours

The SS Jaguar 100 is a British 2-seat sports car built between 1936 and 1940 by SS Cars Ltd of Coventry, England.

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The ‘100’ was so named to reflect the theoretical 100 mph maximum speed of the vehicle In common with many products of the thirties, the adoption of an animal name was deemed appropriate, and once approved by Sir William Lyons the name “Jaguar” was given to a new saloon car in 1936, and from that point to all the cars.

Following the Second World War, the company was renamed Jaguar

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Entex 1:16 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Van

Ford Model A Deluxe Van

  • Brand: Entex Industries
  • Title: 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Van
  • Number: 9016
  • Scale: 1:16
  • Released: 1970’s

The Kit: Part started vintage Entex, a number of parts were scratch built, some repair to structural parts before assembly, build time 50 hours.

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The Model A

Was the first Ford to use the standard set of driver controls with conventional clutch and brake pedals, throttle, and gearshift. Previous Fords used controls that had become uncommon to drivers of other makes. The Model A’s fuel tank was situated in the cowl, between the engine compartment’s fire wall and the dash panel. It had a visual fuel gauge, and the fuel flowed to the carburetor by gravity.

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Safety Glass

A rear-view mirror was optional. In cooler climates, owners could purchase an aftermarket cast iron unit to place over the exhaust manifold to provide heat to the cab. A small door provided adjustment of the amount of hot air entering the cab. The Model A was the first car to have safety glass in the windshield.

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Mercedes 300 SL cabriolet – 1/16 Italeri

Vintage Kit, beautifully cast, and a fine addition to anyones collection

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W198) was the first iteration of the SL-Class grand tourer and fastest production car of its day. Introduced in 1954 as a two-seat coupé with distinctive gull-wing doors, it was later offered as an open roadster.

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Daimler

Built by Daimler-Benz AG, the direct fuel injected production model was based on the company’s highly successful yet somewhat less powerful carbureted overhead cam straight 6 1952 racer, the W194.

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3.0 litre engine displacement

The idea of a toned-down Grand Prix car tailored to affluent performance enthusiasts in the booming post-war American market was suggested by Max Hoffman. Mercedes accepted the gamble and the new 300 SL – 300 for its 3.0 litre engine displacement and SL for Sport Leicht (Sport Light) – was introduced at the 1954 New York Auto Show rather than the Frankfurt or Geneva gatherings company models made their usual debuts.

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A modern Icon

Immediately successful and today iconic, the 300 SL stood alone with its distinctive doors, first-ever production fuel injection, and world’s fastest top speed. The original coupé was available from March 1955 to 1957, the roadster from 1957 to 1963.

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Roadster

A smaller, slightly heavier, less luxurious and much cheaper 1.9 liter roadster using the Ponton class 4-cylinder engine was introduced in 1955 as the 190 SL. Both the 300 SL and the 190 SL were followed in the Mercedes line by the 230 SL. The more modern 426 kW; 579 PS (571 hp), nearly 320 km/h (200 mph), gull-winged Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is regarded as the 300 SL’s spiritual successor

Lindberg Stutz Racer – 1/16

Lindberg Stutz Racer 1914 – Mud and Glory

  • scale: 1/16
  • manufactured by: Lindberg USA
  • Year of release: 1977
  • parts: approx 50
  • build time: 50+ hours

The Stutz Motor Company was an American producer of luxury cars based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Production began in 1911 and continued until 1935. The brand reappeared in 1968 under the aegis of Stutz Motor Car of America, Inc., and with a newly defined modern retro-look. Although the company is still active today, actual sales of factory produced vehicles ceased in 1995. Throughout its history, Stutz was known as a producer of fast cars (America’s first sports car) The Stutz Racer – 1914

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The Build

I built this model some years ago, and as you may have seen if you follow the site, I’ve recently been photographing some older car kits I’ve done way back when. I remember opening the box to find very few parts, no chromed and no clear parts, sparse detailing, but it doesn’t really detract from the kit, it actually builds into a fairly decent base model, which requires some careful painting to bring it to life, and i went for a  mud track racing legend in all its dirty glory….

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The Stutz Racer

1957 Corvette 1/16 – MPC

Mpc 1957 Corvette 1/16 Kit – Trophy Series

  • Scale: 1/16
  • Issued in: 1979
  • Manufactured by: MPC

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In 1956, there was no doubt Chevrolet was in the sports car business. The Corvette offered a convertible top with power assist optional, real glass roll up window (also with optional power assist), and an optional hardtop. The 3-speed manual transmission was standard. The Powerglide automatic was optional. The six-cylinder engine was gone. The V8 remained at 265 cubic inches but power ranged from 210 to 240 hp (160 to 180 kW).

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57′ Corvette

Visually the 1957 model was a near-twin to 1956. Engine displacement
increased to 283 cu in (4.6 L), fuel injection became optional, and a
4-speed manual transmission was available after April 9, 1957

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Revell 1/16 Model T Ford

Model T Ford

  • Manufactured by: Revell
  • Length: 226mm
  • Part Count: 126
  • Scale: 1/16
  • Build Time: 90+ hours

Revolution

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The car which revolutionsied the notion of not only how efficiently a
factory could be run; in turn driving down the cost of a car and making
it accessable to a whole new audience. Despite reliability issues, the
Model T Ford is set in the annals of history as a game-changer.

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Assembly Line

The assembly line system allowed Ford to sell his cars at a price lower than his competitors due to the efficiency of the system. As he continued to fine-tune the system, he was able to keep reducing his costs. As his volume increased, he was able to also lower the prices due to fixed costs being spread over a larger number of vehicles. Other factors affected the price such as material costs and design changes.