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'49 Talbot Lago GP Race Car, 1:24 scale model by Smer

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  • Member since
    January, 2018
'49 Talbot Lago GP Race Car, 1:24 scale model by Smer
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:25 AM

I completed the build on the 1949 Talbot Largo GP Race Car, pretty happy with the result, also my first attempt at weathering. I was going for the "post race"look.... thinking it's come up pretty decent actually. 

Some comments on the model - Smer is not a brand I was familiar with, and not one I would rush to buy again. The whole model consists of around 30 parts (so super simple) though mostly it worked pretty well (Engine, body and interior all had decent detail). 

The model was MASSIVELY let down by the wheels - the tires were molded plastic (not rubber) and the spokes were basically indents on clear plastic. Yes, I could have / should have made my own spokes, but... well I didn't My bad. 

Here's the result, and some pics down below comparings this to the car that inspired it. 

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...and compared with the (cleaner!) original that inspired it...

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Tags: car , cars , Classics , GP , grand prix , lago , race , Smer , talbot
  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, February 22, 2018 8:14 AM

No photos visible unfortunately !

I have an Alfa 159 Fangio / Farina from the same company ... thats basically as 'awfully made' :- The blower looks nothing like the 1:1 , the wheels are s....ooo  bad , So I popped in a 392 Hemi from a '68 Funnycar & some blueline slicks . Might call it " Sacriledge!" Mischief

  • Member since
    June, 2007
Posted by Eagle36 on Thursday, February 22, 2018 7:42 PM

Nice job with it.  I hear you on the wheels and tires, but the Smer kit is a re-pop of the mid-1950's Merit kit, so you're being a bit hard on the old girl.

  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Friday, February 23, 2018 11:25 AM

Your weathering on the car really brought it to life. If you hadn't mentioned the castingmethod of the wheels I doubt many would have noticed. Its an excellent job you've done

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