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BMW M1 - Map of France

Hi guys! I thought I’d share a recent score, a Sapphire Models 1980 M1 LeMans 24 hour Map of France model. It is 1:43 and I cannot find any info about Sapphire models, except the fact that it was made in England. Precise kits like this aren’t mass produced, so I’m assuming around 2o or more were produced. This has some race damage, and has lost the wing, but it is interesting to see the car without the massive rear wing. This is my favourite livery of any BMW race car bar none, it is absolutely amazing, highlighting the BMW dealers in France. The decal sheet alone cost £30, and I paid £12 for the model. On the German eBay, there are some other liveries available, but this one has a detail up kit, with aluminium wheels and clips on the wind screen.

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Here you can see the aluminium wheels, with the individual spokes cut out, if you look closely, you can see the brake rotors and callipers behind. It’s an insane level of detail. Below you can see the metal clips above the BMW France banner, and the metal windscreen wiper

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The only modification I’ve done to this car is tidying up the paint on the bottom

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A lot more detail than its Solido counterpart!

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Surprisingly the car came with a nice crystal box, that I levelled out using some styrofoam, due to some weird mounting posts on the bottom meaning the car did not sit flat. Check out the original price tag of £65! I hope you enjoyed guys!

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