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This is a scale model kit to be assembled by an adult; it includes all the parts as indicated but it does not include glue or paints, which can also be purchased separately at SpotModel!.
Resin kit that will allow you to make the curious prototype presented by the AVS Shadow team for the Can-Am series, and which had the particularity of having airbraking devices. The Marsh Models kit, made of high-quality resin, also includes several photo-etched plates and white metal parts that allow the model to be assembled with a great amount of detail.

Additional details for the AVS Shadow Prototype car scale model kit:
  • Manufactured by Marsh Models in 1/43 scale with reference MM345.
  • With number 1
  • Recreation of the vehicle racing at the Can-Am Canadian-American Challenge Cup in 1969.
  • Includes photo-etched parts, resin parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions.
  • Package measures 85 mm x 150 mm x 65 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 220 g (review pending).
  • Featured in newsletter 621.

In detail, the solid black paint of the Shadow Mk1 prototype is arguably the most discreet part of the car. Designer Trevor Harris interpreted the rules of the Can-Am series in a way that hadn't been done before, and began by drastically reducing the frontal area (by a third) compared to other cars on the grid. This necessitated a number of other changes, the first and most important of which was how to get the tyres so small. Thanks to Shadow founder Don Nichols' relationship with Firestone, the manufacturer was tasked with providing the tiny tyres to be fitted: 10x11 inches wide at the front and 12x16 inches wide at the rear.

This wheel size also dictated the size of the brake discs, so to help slow the car down, an ingenious aero-brake system was designed, activated by a button mounted on the steering wheel. This system raised two panels in front of the front wheels and a larger perforated panel at the rear. Movable panels were also fitted to help divert air to the rear-mounted radiators.

Unfortunately, the relaxed regulations that had given Harris so much creative freedom were revised and greatly altered before the 1970 Can-Am season in which the Mk1 was due to compete. With the ban on movable aerodynamic devices, the Mk1 Shadow Prototype's career was over before it had even begun.

SpotModel recommends this product exclusively for experienced professional modellers and collectors. Take appropriate precautions as this product is not a toy, it can be toxic and/or dangerous. Keep away from children. Use is not allowed for children under 14 years.

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Run by John and Pam Simons, Marsh Models has a small workshop in East Sussex and has been producing 1/43 scale model cars since 1981. In the world of 1/43 scale model cars, Marsh Models has an enviable reputation for quality and accuracy in all its products and has been foremost in introducing new and unique techniques in the use of photoetched parts.

In a world of bland uniformity, where model cars flood the market from the Far East, Marsh Models offer a true alternative: model cars made for and by enthusiasts. If your interest is in CanAm, McLarens, Chaparrals, Le Mans cars or any sports racing cars of the 50s to the 90s, you will be able to find what you need in their comprehensive range. All their products are made in resin and white metal, and manufactured in the UK to the highest standards.
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