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Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:09 am

I keep all my models in purpose made cases and I'm starting this post with a view of the first of these. The first shot shows the lid on. After that I'll only post shots with the lids off. I try to keep the cases themed in some way and once I have a full case I print a floor showing the car details.

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The three 962s are all Spark, the Kremers are both from PM kits. The Gulf car I made, the other one is a GPM studio build.

I have about 200 models so this could take some time......

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:21 am

These lolas have all been seen before but were all bought at different times and are now together in one case.

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Post by JSB33 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:12 pm

Great way of displaying and its looks very professional The only downside I can see is the space it would take.
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Post by scalainj » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:26 pm

They look marvellous Tim.

Really like what you are doing there.
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Post by sheepCrusher » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:47 pm

Love the labels. Would like to do that with my cars, but they seem to always be moving.
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Post by thetrooper » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:00 pm

They look very good and I like the printed piece you've put in the display.
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Post by stewil » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:13 pm

Tim,
Your labels are very professional looking.
How do you do it?
Really nice collection BTW, looking forward to more.
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Post by reeft1 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:30 am

Bang tidy. You are a talented model maker Mr Williams - all of your self builds on this thread and others are class. I don't suppose you do freelance work? I have a drawer full of kits looking for someone who can wield the super-glue better than I can.

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Post by Jager » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:29 am

Very impressive Tim. I especially like the grouping of the Lola's which really highlight the subtle differences that Spark & Bizarre incorporate in each model.

Having spent quite a bit of time in the last month screwing my models back into their display cases for my overseas move, I can appreciate it must take a long time just to work out the positioning of the models in the case and position the screw holes so they all line up perfectly.

Where do you obtain the display cases (200 models = 40 display cases) ?
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:12 am

Jager wrote:Very impressive Tim. I especially like the grouping of the Lola's which really highlight the subtle differences that Spark & Bizarre incorporate in each model.

Having spent quite a bit of time in the last month screwing my models back into their display cases for my overseas move, I can appreciate it must take a long time just to work out the positioning of the models in the case and position the screw holes so they all line up perfectly.

Where do you obtain the display cases (200 models = 40 display cases) ?
There's a perspex fabricator in Brighton that makes them to my design and dimensions. Some of the cases hold ten models i.e. a decade of winners. I'll post some of those soon. Others hold the cars from just one year.

Thanks for the kind words.

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Post by TimWilliams » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:14 am

reeft1 wrote:Bang tidy. You are a talented model maker Mr Williams - all of your self builds on this thread and others are class. I don't suppose you do freelance work? I have a drawer full of kits looking for someone who can wield the super-glue better than I can.
Thanks for the compliments. There's enough mental and physical stress building my own and I have a backlog of about 70 or 80 kits so doing for someone else isn't on the agenda. But thanks anyway.

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Post by TimWilliams » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:50 am

Here are some more Porsche 962s, all Spark.

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and here are seven Toyotas from various sources.

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For the Past few years I have bought all the important cars from each Le Mans. The winners go in a separate case which takes ten cars for the decade. Here are the cars which featured in the 2008 race

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Post by TimWilliams » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:12 am

This case has all the winners from 2000-2009.

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Here are the best of the rest from 2007 and 2009

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Post by TimWilliams » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:38 am

Here's the case with the winners from the 50s. The Talbot from 1950 is such an oddity that I have no intention of adding it to the collection.

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Post by AdamM » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:17 pm

Fantastic collection, love the Audi R8's.
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Post by JSB33 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:14 pm

This thread gets more impressive every time I look, the decades look wonderful displayed together. Really like the 50's set.
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Post by guitardave_1 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:40 pm

Can't think of a much better collection than this Tim. Perfect theme for me, well chosen models and displayed beautifully. I find myself longing for a lot of them, but I do feel particularly compelled to bolster my '50s decade now.
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Post by 69Stang » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:57 pm

In a word...awesome.
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:36 am

Here are two more decades - 1970-79 and 1990-99. Note the ill-fitting engine cover on the HPI Mazda.
More to come later.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:19 am

Here are the winners from the 60s and the 80s. Note the gap where the 1962 car should be. The Redline models is unaffordable and the Renaissance kit is daunting - I don't have good experiences with Renaissance. - I can wait.

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Post by Jager » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:08 am

Interesting you display your cars with the years running right to left. I would have normally done it the other way around !
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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by JBRedondo » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:18 pm

This is fantastic and very inspiring!
I was about to ask same question as Jager:Interesting you display your cars with the years running right to left

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:36 pm

JBRedondo wrote:This is fantastic and very inspiring!
I was about to ask same question as Jager:Interesting you display your cars with the years running right to left

Jerry
mmmm...

I have no idea why. I'm sure I must have had a reason.

The decade boxes are on shelves in my office, behind me and to my right so the latest year in each box is closest to me.

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Re: Tim Williams' Le Mans collection

Post by TimWilliams » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:47 pm

Here's another case - This time two Mazdas and a load of Nissans.

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