By Maz Woolley with contributions from Hans-Georg Schmitt
Whilst the number of Formula One models from mainstream manufacturers seems to have slowed down Looksmart and BBR are both making detailed resin models available.
This model is in BBRs Project 18 range and is made in resin to 1:18 scale. Designed by Harvey Postlethwaite and based on a new chassis this car eventually won 1982 Constructors championship. The car show is as driven by Jacques Villleneuve. The model is to be released shortly.
BBR also continue to produce detailed models of contemporary Ferrari cars. Two new models are shown below.
P18122 Ferrari 488 GTE press version
This model is to 1:18 scale from BBR’s Project 18 range.
P18123 Ferrari 488 GT3 2015
Another model in 1:18 scale from the Project 18 range.
There are no pictures of these models available yet as the models are not expected until September 2016. The car is to be modelled to 1:43 and 1:18 scale.
LSF103 – Ferrari SF15-T Sebastian Vettel Belgium 2015 900th GP Scale 1:43
LS18F103 – Ferrari SF15-T Sebastian Vettel Belgium 2015 900th GP Scale 1:18
Another Looksmart model announced recently is the special edition of the current Aventador coupe that pays tribute to the Miura. Created by Lamborghini’s Ad Personam department, the Aventador Miura Homage reflects the colors and specifications of original Miura models. The upper body in one color is complemented by the lower body and sill in a contrasting tone.
The models to be produced to 1:43 scale are:
LS384MHA – Rosso Arancio Miura / Gold – Black Interior
LS384MHB – Verde Scandal / Gold – Black Interior
LS384MHC – Blu Tahiti / Gold – Terra Emilia Interior
LS384MHD – Giallo Fly / Silver – Black Interior
LS384MHE – Giallo Miura / Silver – Terra Emilia Interior
And the same prototypes are also modelled to 1:18 scale
LAMBO06MHA – Rosso Arancio Miura / Gold – Black Interior
LAMBO06MHB – Verde Scandal / Gold – Black Interior
LAMBO06MHC – Blu Tahiti / Gold – Terra Emilia Interior
LAMBO06MHD – Giallo Fly / Silver – Black Interior
LAMBO06MHE – Giallo Miura / Silver – Terra Emilia Interior
Finally from Looksmart to 1:43 scale is a model of the famous Bentley Speed Six “Blue Train”. This model looks to be a fine model of this well known Bentley. In this car Bentley Boy Woolf Barnato raced and beat the famous “Train Bleu” northwards from the Côte d’Azur to Calais.