F1 winning cars of 1976

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

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

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    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!

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

    http://shpws.me/lKC6
    McLaren M23 (James Hunt: Jarama, Paul Ricard, Nürburgring, Zandvoort, Mosport, Watkins Glen)

    http://shpws.me/lDay
    Tyrrell P34 (Jody Scheckter: Anderstorp)

    http://shpws.me/nfx5
    Penske PC4 (John Watson: Zeltweg)

    http://shpws.me/nfwZ
    March 761 (Ronnie Peterson: Monza)

    http://shpws.me/nfwS
    Lotus 77 (Mario Andretti: Fuji Speedway)
     
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