I will try and sort out the cars. You will have guessed that I am not so brilliant at the technology.
Give me a lump of milliput and a good set of files and that is another matter.
Been a bit distracted by the good weather lately ! It has allowed whittlers anonymous here at AA Bodies to get outside and do some serious mould making. Finally I will be making up the boxes to pour in the mould rubber in the next couple of days. The latest victims are the Ferrari 355 1957 Le Mans and Millie Miglia well I just had to do it as I could not afford the real one. Then next up is the Elva Courier from 1960 another one I have trying to do for ages.and finally just for it,s looks and a one off the Caballo De Hiero [ iron horse ] from A.K MILLAR which ran in the 1957 Mille Miglia it really is a stunner. Anyway I hope to have some pictures of the finished bodies soon.
Mine is the mk2 from the Millie Miglia 1957 and I can imagine the looks they got when they revved up that 6+ litre in the garages!
Well it is certainly unusual which is what I am always looking for. For my next moulds I would like to do a Sadler Mk3 if I can find the measurements. Not always easy. Anyway it should be mould very soon so I can get one painted up.
AA BODIES was established in 1986. Firstly producing a range of clear and one colour vac formed bodies in 1/32nd scale for the slot car fraternity. Moving on to glass fibre and now resin slot car bodies. All bodies are to 1/32nd scale although an odd early body or two might be a bit suspect. David likes to fill in the gap's that have been missed by the major manufactures. He likes to make the cars he likes and hopes that like minded people will too. Also individual commissions can be undertaken. David at the e-mail address below if you are interested.
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AA BRM V16 MK2 1954
AA LISTER JAGUAR [ KNOBBLY ] 1957
AA ALFA ROMEO 158 1950
AA LOTUS ELEVEN [ LE MANS ] 1956
AA CHEVRON B8 1968
AA COOPER MONACO T63 1963
AA FERRARI TESTA ROSSA 330P 1962
AA FERRARI 612P CAN-AM 1969
AA ERA B TYPE 1934
AA LOTUS 23 [ SPORTS ] 1962
AA FERRARI 312 BP [ SPORTS ] 1972
AA COOPER BOBTAIL T39 1955
AA MASERATI BIRDCAGE T61 1959
AA CHEVRON B16 1969
AA LOTUS 47 [ EUROPA ] 1967
AA LOLA MK 1 1959
AA JAGUAR C TYPE 1953
AA LOTUS 15 1959
AA ELVA BMW MK7 1964
AA LISTER COSTIN 1959
AA FERRARI TESTA ROSSA [ LE MANS ] 1957
FERRARI TESTA ROSSA [LE MANS] 1958
AA 31 TALBOT LAGO BARQUETTE T26 gs LE MANS 1952
AA MASERATI 300S 1956
AA MASERATI 450S BAZOOKA [LE MANS] 1959
AA HWM JAGUAR 1957
AA CHEVROLET CORVETTE [ LE MANS ] 1960
AA LANCIA D24 [ MILLI MIGLIA ] 1954
AA GINETTA G4 1964
AA LOTUS MK 9 [ LE MANS] 1955
AA BRABHAM BT8 [SPORTS] 1964
AA MCLAREN MK 1 OLDSMOBILE 1964
AA FERRARI 246 SP [ TARGA FLORA] 1962
AA LOTUS 19 [MONTE CARLO] 1960
AA LISTER BRISTOL [ SCOTT- BROWN] 1954
AA CHEVRON B19 1970 DECALS AVAILABLE FOR WORKS CARS NO1 AND NO2 BLUE AND REDMANDS CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING RED CAR
AA LOLA T 210 2 LITRE SPORTS 1970 DECALS AVAILABLE FOR JO BONNIER CAR NO1 OR NO 2
AA CHAPARRAL MK 1 1961
AA FRASER NASH [ TARGA FLORA] 1953
AA BRISTOL 450S [ LE MANS ] 1955
AA OSCA FS372 [ STIRLING MOSS] 1957
AA CONNAUGHT ALSR 1954
AA MASERATI T61 [ LE MANS ] 1961
AA COOPER JAGUAR [ LE MANS ] 1955
AA FERRARI 121 LM [ LE MANS ] 1955
AA FRASER NASH SEBRING [ LE MANS ] 1955
AA PORSCHE RSK
AA BMW 329
AA NISSAN DELTA WING
AA DB HBR [ LE MANS ] 1955
AA ELVA MK 6 1961
AA LOTUS MK 8
AA PANHARD VM5 [ LE MANS ] 1955
AA NARDI 750 [ LE MANS ] 1955
AA MONOPOLE X88 [ LE MANS ] 1955
AA MASERATI A6GCS 1953
AA LOTUS ELAN 26R 1964
AA MORGAN 1929 3 WHEELER £24.20
AA TALBOT TG 26 GCS E.CHABOUD RHEIMS 1951 EXHAUST MOULDED INTO BODY COMES WITH DIY WINDSCREEN BUT NO DRIVER IS SUPPLIED DECALS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CAR AND ALSO NO 48 G,MAIRESSE (EXTRA COST)
AA TALBOT MONOPOLE CENTRALE L.CHIRON RHEIMS 51 EXHAUSTS ARE MOULDED INTO BODY COMES WITH DIY WINDSCREEN BUT NO DRIVER FIGURE FIGURE IS SUPPLIED DECALS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS CAR ALSO NO 22 E.CHABOUD (EXTRA COST)
AA TALBOT OFFSET R.LE-BEGUE 1939 RHEIMS EXHAUST MOULDED INTO BODY COMES WITH DIY WINDSCREEN BUT NO DRIVE FIGURE IS SUPPLIED DECALS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CAR AND NO 38 R.MAYS AND 36 P.ETANCELIN (EXTRA COST)
AA TOJERIO CLIMAX 1958 [LE MANS] IT COMES WITH MOULDED IN DRIVER FIGURE [ NO HEAD SUPPLIED] AND WINSCREEN
AA 1929 MORGAN [BARREL BACK] COMES WITH EXHAUSTS,ENGINE DETAIL,MUDGUARDS [NO DRIVER FIGURE IS INCLUDED] AND WINDSCREEN. £22.70
AA OLD YELLAR 2 1958 COMES WITH MOULDED IN DRIVER,WINDSCREENS AND FRONT MUGUARDS £22.70
Well it seems a long time since I posted this but time has slipped by at a vast speed of knots and due to unforeseen circumstances the body business took a back seat but hey ho teddy bear happens in the great scheme of things and trouble is you just don,t see the banana skin till you have stepped on it. Hopefully Chris will be kind enough to put up my photos of the three cars I have just completed. The three cars are Caballo de hierro mk 2 which ran in the Targa Floria in 1957 followed by that expensive piece of red metal the Ferrari 335 from Le Mans 1957 then just for a bit of fun the Elva Courier from 1958.
1957 FERRARI 335, only 4 of these were made, one was written off in the tragic accident in the 1957 De Portago accident in the Millie Miglia. Two were entered in the 57 Le Mans race unfortunately neither finished.
1955 SALMSON SPYDER 2300, 1955 Le mans driven by Jean Paul Colas and Franc-Jaques Dewez did not finish the race.
1957 CABELLO DE HIERRO MK 2, [ the iron horse ] built and entered in the 1957 Mille Miglia by AK MILLAR built on a modified Kurtis Kraft chassis and packing a V8 Chrysler Hemi. On the rough roads it ran out of brakes just after Ravenna.
1958 ELVA COURIER, was a successful club racer in the UK and The USA and as over 600 were made there are still a lot of the around.
1955 PEUGEOT CONSTANTIN, Le Mans 1955 driven by Jaques Savoye and Jaques Poch did not finish the race.
The wheels are obviously not perfect they came off a scalextric Mercedes and the best I had to hand. Overall I am fairly happy with it. One of the best sports cars to come out of Canada. It races a lot at Goodwood and gives the similar Chevrolet powered Listers a run for their money. As know one else had done it I decided to have a go. And so the quest goes on for the next victim which might turn out to be the Willment Climax once driven by non other than Graham Hill. Time is ticking and I will hope to get it done soon.
I have the Willment Climax which appears to be spot-on, a lovely little car. I also have the Elva which was a wee bit long so I shortened it midships. Easy job. David also sent me a Lola Mk 1 as a thankyou for making brass masters for his new Lotus 6 mudguards, to be cast in white metal. I found it to be overwide and David agreed the mould needed remaking, so I sent him the model with all the reworking done, back to him as a master for the new mould which is ready to go.
He also told me he does a march 707 which I've just made some brass master parts for and they are away being cast in w/m currently and, best of all, he sent me a Chevron B19 and a Lola T210 "pigeon pair" and both are lovely models. Forget Fly's efforts, David's B19 is great and will go so well with the Lola, but he doesn't have them in his listings. He should as they're great little models for a Group 6 2 litre fan like me!
He also sent me the rear engined Birdcage model for my son who restored the real car at Hart Racing and actually drove it briefly at the Le Mans classic. But, David, it's a Tipo 64, not a 61. BTW, the Lotus 6 is gorgeous! I always preferred it to the 7.