Elf 5 Honda 1988 #5 Haslam/Campbell 1:12 by Hiro
Elf 5 Honda 1988
The Elf motorcycle racing project was introduced in 1979 and the French petroleum giant started with a blank sheet of paper and appointed Renault F1 designer Andre de Cortanze to bring a fresh perspective. The designs were certainly innovative, with engines used as stressed members and leading link suspension on the front. The last of the series was the Elf 5, which had Honda power and a minimal chassis hidden beneath almost conventional bodywork. Ron Haslam was charged with riding the machine but enjoyed little success. The kit is a typical Hiro mix of very thin resin for the bodywork and mostly cast metal for the chassis. The kit is designed so that the chassis is built in its entirety before the fairings are fitted and it would be very tempting to display the panels separately.
|Description: ||Elf 5 Honda 1988 #5 Haslam/Campbell 1:12 |
|Catalogue#: ||HIR12390 |
|Product Type: ||Resin/Metal Kit, Rarities |
|Scale: ||1:12 |
|Event: ||Motorcycles, GT & Sports Car Racing |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||Haslam, Campbell |
|Sponsors: ||#5, Elf |
|Dates: ||1988 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||January 2019 |
|Weight: ||1300 grams |
|Comments: || |
Out of production pre-owned kit high detail kit with removable/opening panels.
NB - Resin body parts have been lightly primed.
High detail, multi-media kits for the more experienced builder. Also a selected range of excellent accessory parts for use with resin and plastic kits. Always pushing the latest technology.
In larger scales (1:12, 1:20 & 1:24) bodywork typically in extremely crisp resin with the mechanical parts usually in white metal and plenty of etch and machined metal also included. 1:43 kits made with similar level of detail and precision as the larger offerings, but here the majority of parts are white metal, although in some cases we also see 3D printed resin chassis frames! Also an excellent range of photo reference magazines for a wide range of subjects. Made in Japan.