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1/24 LeMans Miniatures Resin GT40


gavlaar84
07-06-2014, 05:31 PM
I've not long got back from my model clubs annual show in which I picked up a LeMans Miniatures resin 1/24 GT40 for the bargain price of 40!

My question is the 1967 decals in the kit are a bit shabby and old. So I'm looking into alternate decals and I've seen some Speedline decals to do the Gulf Team Wyer 1968 ADAC 1000km racer. Were there any major differences in the 1967 and 1968 gt40 which could cause the decals not to fit?

freakray
07-06-2014, 07:04 PM
There could well be. Which LeMans Miniatures kit did you pick up?

gavlaar84
07-06-2014, 07:31 PM
It's the Mirage Ford M1 #14/15

gavlaar84
07-06-2014, 07:40 PM
Ah, upon a bit of research the M1 was a prototype version of the gt40 and the body varied quite a bit. I'll have to try to find someone who does decals for the M1. Any ideas?

freakray
07-06-2014, 08:33 PM
Actually, the GT40 was the predecessor of the Mirage M1, it's an interesting story if you enjoy that era of motor racing.

The Mirage was raced in Gulf colors so you could conceivably, with little creativity, use the Gulf GT40 decals on the Mirage. The key difference is the roof line - both Gulf GT40's and the Mirage M1's were prepared by John Wyer with the Mirage following when he lost the deal to prep the GT40..

If memory serves me correctly, the only surviving M1 can be found in this collection:
http://www.rofgocollection.com/
Interestingly, the collection is also home of a JW prepared GT40 which gives you can great single site for a point of comparison.

gavlaar84
07-06-2014, 08:49 PM
Oh right, thanks for the correction ;-)
I'll carry on with my research and in the meantime i'll pop the kits decals in the window for a couple of weeks.

griffin-gt40
07-06-2014, 10:32 PM
check Ebay and search for JimHeller he sells a lot of period decals for many different types of race cars, he could very well have a set for the Mirage.

David

rgriffs
07-08-2014, 10:55 AM
well done on capturing this rare beast, by the looks of it, your decal problem is quite small, it used very little decals, apart from the stripes, numbers etc, the only real difficulty may be the horseshoes, try modelworks.co.uk, dmc decals, i should think all will be easily found

F1-Fan
07-13-2014, 07:36 PM
This site here have decals for the Ford GT40 MK1. Very good decals and service.

http://www.v-r-m.com/decals.htm

Cheers

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