Peter Brock Dead

Any motor racing modellers out there might be familiar with Australian
racing legend Peter Brock... The equivalent version of the late Dale
Ernhart, 9 times winner of the Bathurst 1000 and 3 time Australian Touring
Car Champion... He died about an hour ago in a special tarmac stage of a
rally in Western Australia... age 61.
RIP Brockie
Mtch
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mitch
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One week to the day IIRC since Steve Irwin's death.
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Wayne
Is this the same Pete Brock who built racing Datsun 240-Zs and 510s in the early '70s?
I remember Revell produced a red, white, and blue racing 240-Z and a similarly marked racing 510 around 1973. I thought the 240-Z was a really advanced kit because it included tubing to represent the engine ignition wires. Revell also produced a yellow custom Datsun 510 named "Brockbuster" around 1974. I thought these were really outstanding kits back then and represented some of the very few car kits in my collection consisting mostly of aircraft subjects.
Thanks for the memories Pete
Martin
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The Collector
No, he was Australian - raced mainly Holden (that's GM) vehicles, and was *never* known as "Pete", always as "Peter", frequently as "Peter Perfect".
Cheers, Gary B-)
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Gary R. Schmidt
Thanks for clarifying that point Gary.
Martin
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The Collector
Story in today's Seattle Times on the Kirkland Concourse d'Elegance this weekend mentions that Peter Brock, Australian race car driver and TV personality was to be one of the honorary judges. Condolences to his family, friends, and fans.
Jack G.
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Jack G
Wow, so young. Sorry to hear that.
Bill Banaszak
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Mad-Modeller
As long as we're talking about tragic deaths and condolences to families, here's a small sampling of some others for whom condolences might also be appropriate. Most of them probably had no fans but they certainly did have family and friends.
Sgt. David W. Gordon, 23, of Williamsfield, Ohio who died on Sept. 8, in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.
Pfc. Vincent M. Frassetto, 21, of Toms River, N.J. who died Sept. 7 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.
Pfc. Jeremy R. Shank, 18, of Jackson, Mo. who died on Sept. 6 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in Hawijah, Iraq, when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire during a dismounted security patrol.
Lance Cpl. Eric P. Valdepenas, 21, of Seekonk, Mass. who died Sept. 4 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Cpl. Jared M. Shoemaker, 29, of Tulsa, Okla. who died Sept. 4 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.
Sgt. Germaine L. Debro, 33, of Omaha, Neb. who died on Sept. 4 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.
Pfc. Nicholas A. Madaras, 19, of Wilton, Conn. who died on Sept. 3, in Baqubah, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations.
Lance Cpl. Shane P. Harris, 23, of Las Vegas, N.M. who died Sep. 3 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.
Lance Cpl. Philip A. Johnson, 19, of Hartford, Conn. who died Sept. 3 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.
Pvt. Ryan E. Miller, 21, of Gahanna, Ohio who died Sept. 3 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.
Sgt. 1st Class Richard J. Henkes II, 32, of Portland Ore. who died on Sept. 3 of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.
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Bill Woodier
Saw a headline on The Onion yesterday: "Australia's 'Stingray Hunter' says, 'It Should Have Been Me'"
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z
I think they've been rereleased lately. I built the 240z kit. really nice looking, and as you say, detailed.
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z
New to using acrylics. What can be used to thin these paints and still retain a good gloss shine? I've read these should be thinned to a milk-like thickness for airbrush use, I'm using a badger 350/co2 bottle set-up.
What pressure is reccommended for a gloss finish?
Thanks......Stan
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