Union 1:24 Brabham F3Kit No MC13
History: Contents: Paints used: Glue used: Aftermarket: Modifications: Good Points: Bad Points: References: Comments: Questions:
Not much research was done on this model. The only information I can get from the box is the fact that it can represent a 1959-1961 Brabham BT17, 18, 21 & 21B. It appears to have raced in F3 as well as F1. The engine is a 1000cc DCOE 45deg pushing out 105hp at 9800rpm. Driver options are Chris Irwin and a Japanese driver. I don't have the decal sheet any more so I do not know the name of that driver.
Injected styrene, chrome plated styrene, clear plastic, vinyl tires, vinyl seat, decals
Body: Tamiya British Racing Green Lacquer TS-9, Tamiya Acrylic Lemon Yellow X-8 on the body
Chassis: Humbrol Metal Coat - Gun Metal, Silver
Testors Tube Glue for plastic to plactis
White glue for any clear parts
CA glue for the aluminum parts, PE parts and wires.
None available for the kit.
I used photo etched rings for the instrument panel surrounds
22 gauge wire for circuit boards was used for the instrument panel.
Instrument panel is scratch built. Some wiring added to the back of the instrument panels.
The kit mirror mounts were replaced with brass rod for strength
The front radiator was replaced with one made from aluminum sheet and cloth mesh screen.
Kit came with actual springs for the shocks.
Fit of parts very good.
Removable body panels
Problems with the steering column interfering with the frame cross piece. Frame member had to be modified.
Decals too transparent.
A simple little model that was very interesting to build. I liked the tube chassis and the pull off panels. Built mostly box stock except for the scratch instrument panel and added a little wiring detail. Very simple looking car compared to todays high tech vehicles.
Q1: Where can I get this kit?
A1: I have not seen this kit in a while and I don't think it has been reissued in a long time. I have seen it for sale on eBay recently with the price starting at U$39.99
Photos added Dec 26 2010