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Post  brian on Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:39 pm

As most of you will know, I am building a collection of the Irish history of the BMW M3 featuring the number plate GXI 9427. Its drivers over the years are a whos who of Irish Rallying and I hope it will be the center piece of my Irish Collection.

Over the course of its ownership, it has had many different liverys, some of which have been carried across for a few events under new ownership but I plan on building the most iconic livery for each driver. I will be updating this thread with any questions I have regarding the various cars/drivers etc just to keep them all in one place.

So far, I have 2 of the 6 models complete, Billy Connollys and Denis Cronins. Next model on the list is Billy Colemans. From what I can see, he mainly drove ADZ in 87, so what events did he drive GXI on? I had thought it was the Cork 20, but any other events where he might have finished etc

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Post  turn the wheel on Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:07 am

Well Brian....i did not know......but it will be a super collection i guess.........good luck with it

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Post  JOB on Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:26 am

He did the Circuit with those plates ( for a short time).

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Post  reeft1 on Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:34 am

He did indeed drive the COI

http://rallyretro.com/photo/search/driver/146/year/1987/
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Post  modele-sklep on Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:03 am

We build such model,

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Post  sbuckley on Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:14 am

Billy drove the BMW on three events in 1987 - Circuit GXI 9427, Donegal ADZ 9596 and Cork 20 ADZ 9667

GXI 9427 was later driven (RHD) in Ireland by Bertie Fisher, Billy Connelly, Andrew Nesbitt and Denis Cronin (this is where GXI is now)
Don't know any more than that.

modele-sklep has done the Circuit version and is currently building the Cork 20 version as stated on the forum.

ADZ 9667 was later drived by Austin MacHale (RHD)
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Post  brian on Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:17 pm

Thanks guys, COI it is then. He had no luck in that car at all so it seems his few stages in the car on the COI is the best result he had. Theres very few decals on the car so should be a quick build

modele-sklep wrote:We build such model

These will be all 1/18s, should have mentioned that in the top post. Do you have a RAL code for the blue you have used? The blue used on the Otto car is far too dark for my liking

sbuckley wrote:Billy drove the BMW on three events in 1987 - Circuit GXI 9427, Donegal ADZ 9596 and Cork 20 ADZ 9667

GXI 9427 was later driven (RHD) in Ireland by Bertie Fisher, Billy Connelly, Andrew Nesbitt and Denis Cronin (this is where GXI is now)
Don't know any more than that.

Eugene Meeghan had the car between Nesbitt and Cronin but only did a few events in the car.

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Post  sbuckley on Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:29 pm

I agree with you Brian - The OTTO blue looks way too dark. I would say the same about the SunStar McRae Metro.

Just looking at a RAL swatch here - I would say colour RAL 5002 would be very close (but I'm open to correction!!)
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Post  newt5550 on Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:10 pm

That will be one hell of a collection when done Brian. Good luck.
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Post  Ted Creedon on Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:00 am

Yeah - that'll be some set, Brian.
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Post  turn the wheel on Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:24 pm

To keep you even busier Brian when you have all these variations done you can start on the "Want to bes"

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Post  brian on Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:00 pm

So many models Donie, so little time. What worse is I dont get to keep them! Hoping to catch up now that the nights are getting longer

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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:03 pm

Duez Manx! Irish connection!
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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  brian on Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:38 pm

RORY O CONNOR wrote:Duez Manx! Irish connection!

Ah here Rory, let me get the Irish cars done first. Once these are done Ill see how I feel. Could be sick of looking at M3s by then.


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Post  brian on Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:34 pm

Think im going to go with this colour. Dont think its a bad match. Its the colour I have in my head when i think of a rothmans car.


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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:37 pm

The M3s were darker than that. Its too light
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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:40 pm

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Post  sbuckley on Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:29 pm

I agree with Rory. You've gone too light
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Post  brian on Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:35 pm

Cheers lads. Ill see what else I can get my hands on. Its tough to get a good match as you cant really go by the paint can. This colour was look a lot darker on the can but on the spoons where you can see the curves, it does look much too warm a blue

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Post  reeft1 on Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:21 pm

Brian - do you think the 1/43 scale colour used by modele-sklep looks right? If yes, he will probably tell you what colour he used.
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Post  brian on Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:07 pm

reeft1 wrote:Brian - do you think the 1/43 scale colour used by modele-sklep looks right? If yes, he will probably tell you what colour he used.

Hopefully he will let me know the colour he used.

What are your opinions on Tamiya TS 15. Seems to be darker than my original test

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Post  reeft1 on Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:58 pm

Looks better to me but im no expert in M3 shades of blue
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Post  brian on Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:45 pm

Bought a can of TS 15 from an Irish online shop yesterday morning (IDModels for those looking for Tamiya Paint in Ireland) and it arrived today. Very quick service so will be buying from them again.

Unfortunatley TS15 is further away than my last test. Ive raided my stash of spray paint cans for blues and found a couple. So hopefully one will be close. Ive had a look at piotrs colour and I dont think it will work on the 1/18.

Ive got most of the artwork ready for this car now. Its such a pity Ottos model is too dark as nearly all the logos are the same from the Beguin car.

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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:12 pm

Try royal blue
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Post  143models.com on Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:37 pm

Brian Hiroboy do a rothmans blue
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http://www.hiroboy.com/Williams_FW16_Rothmans_Blue_Paint_60ml--product--1471.html

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http://www.hiroboy.com/Rothmans_Racing_Dark_Blue_PorscheHonda_60ml--product--2319.html


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