F1 winning cars of 1976

Discussion in 'Feature this!' started by aegidian, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. aegidian
    aegidian New Member
    F1 winners 1976 by aegidian, on Flickr

    F1 winners 1976 by aegidian, on Flickr

    I've always been a fan of these cars from my youth, I remember playing with the Corgi models of the Lotus and Ferrari as a kid. With the film Rush focussing attention on the 1976 season, I really wanted to make these cars (so I could play with them again!)

    I'd previously modelled these at 1:200 scale as gaming pieces, but at 1:100 I could add a whole new level of detail and accuracy. In a couple of cases I had to revise the thickness of an element for it to print reliably - the roll-over protection hoop was a particular challenge, but I found I could push the limits of the material guidelines because the details were well supported by other material. After several months work, this week I received the last of my designs in my material of choice: glossy antique bronze plated stainless steel.

    The 1:100 scale is just right to make each car an elegant keyring ornament so I added a discreet loop under the rear wing of each car to allow them to be used that way, or as a pendant.

    Thanks Shapeways!

    Ferrari 312T (Niki Lauda: Interlagos, Kyalami, Zolder, Monaco, Brands Hatch. Clay Regazzoni: Long Beach)

    McLaren M23 (James Hunt: Jarama, Paul Ricard, Nürburgring, Zandvoort, Mosport, Watkins Glen)

    Tyrrell P34 (Jody Scheckter: Anderstorp)

    Penske PC4 (John Watson: Zeltweg)

    March 761 (Ronnie Peterson: Monza)

    Lotus 77 (Mario Andretti: Fuji Speedway)
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