Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
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HAWL: TSM McLaren F1 GTR

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This is True Scale Model’s 1/18 scale McLaren F1 GTR. I recently ordered it from Model Citizen Diecast- Patrick really has a great operation going over there!

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I don’t have a tremendous amount to say about this one, but I do have a lot of pictures of it. It’s gorgeous and incredibly detailed. It also plays 4 tricks that my other TSM can’t.

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This car won the 24 Hours of Le Mans overall in 1995. It is the only GT car to do so in the current prototype era. Quite a feat!

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There’s a lot going on under body panels that don’t open up as well, but it was tough to get a good picture.

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I should maybe find a way to do a GIF, but the brake discs rotate with the wheels while the calipers stay in place!

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The shock that holds the engine cover up is pretty sweet!

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Finally, very pleased with the low number! I wish it was stamped on the model somewhere, but you can’t have everything I guess.

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