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Ford GT40 vs Mirage Ford M1


eyckles
11-16-2013, 03:07 PM
Hi guys,

I have a question. Is it posibble to convert a Ford GT40 into a Mirage Ford M1? I'm truying to build all Jacky Ickx's Le Mans entry cars from 1966 until 1985. Mostly can be build from Tamiya and Fujimi kits, but the other are hard to find like the Mirage GR.8 and the Mirage Ford M1. Others are available from MFH. Does anybody know if its possible to make both Mirage cars from existing models? Any advice would be welcome. Thanks in advance.

Best regards,
Lesley

lmracer
11-16-2013, 06:21 PM
Hi Lesley.
I have build this car a long time ago , the kit was K-Joker from Japan.
But I Think that LeMans Miniatures do have it in stock


Link here
:http://www.lemansminiatures.com/uk/softline.php?sessionid=13932672395287fd3976483

Good luck!!
Regards lmracer

lmracer
11-16-2013, 06:28 PM
Hi again Lesley.

try to mail :twocatsmodelos@gmail.com (twocatsmodelos@gmail.com).
If I dont remember totally wrong , I Think they had a resincopy of the Mirage M1 -67

lmracer

eyckles
11-17-2013, 02:35 PM
Thanks. I will send him a mail. Is it actually possible to convert a Ford GT40 into a Mirage Ford M1?

Best regards,
Lesley

drunken monkey
11-17-2013, 02:48 PM
how do you mean?
I have it my head that the original M1 car was essentially the Ford GT with a slightly different body (mainly the roof).
There are other little differences too like plainer, flatter sides and straighter back but as I see it, most work would be around the roof.

Looking at photos, I can't see an easy way to do it.

edit:
a couple of useful illustrations

Mirage M1
http://www.reissorg.com/profiles/mirage_m1/files/mirage_m1.png

Ford GT MK2 (bear in mind that the Ford GT cars had different variations in their bodywork too)
http://www.reissorg.com/profiles/fordgt40/files/fordgt40reims.png

eyckles
11-18-2013, 02:27 PM
Thanks drunken monkey. I'm going to sent two cats modelos a mail or wait until somebody sells the LMM kit.

Best regards,
Lesley

drunken monkey
11-18-2013, 05:12 PM
for clarity, I posted that image of the MKII-B because that was what that company has online for ease of comparison.

I think the MK1 (i.e GT40P-1076) body is a closer match to the M1.
http://www.mgussin.freeuk.com/plans/FordGT40-6.jpg

lmracer
11-19-2013, 03:38 PM
Dear Drunken Monkey.
Just a little correction :nono:

It is c/n 1075.....:):):):)
lmracer.:):)

andy-i
11-20-2013, 09:59 AM
Not sure about the Mirages but Renaissance do his Porsche 936-76
http://www.renaissance-models.com/ter/index.php/autos-toutes-echelles/echelle-1-24/kits/produits/1082-porsche-936-1er-le-mans-1976

It's different from the 77(80) and 78(79,81) cars which you can do with Tamiya (and after market decals for 79,80,81)

rgriffs
11-21-2013, 12:45 PM
i can help you out with a mirage gr8, i have got an incomplete kit you can buy from me, it is missing decals and some suspension bits, but it will build up ok.

eyckles
11-22-2013, 04:24 PM
i can help you out with a mirage gr8, i have got an incomplete kit you can buy from me, it is missing decals and some suspension bits, but it will build up ok.

Sorry rgiffs, but i don't buy incomplete kits. I have done this before and got screwed every time. So thanks for the offer, but i'm going to pass on it.

Best regards,
Lesley

lmracer
12-19-2013, 01:46 PM
Here is a Picture of the differents for M1/GT40

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