BMW E46 M3 GTR Siemens VDO 24h Spa 2004 Muller-Muller-Stuck

      scale 1:18 BMW Belgian race, team or pilot(s)

Autoart made 4 very similar model versions of this car, matching the 2004 and 2005 liveries used for the endurance races at the Nurburgring. The version I made is for the 2004 Spa Francorchamps 24h race. As the main sponsor is the same (“Siemens VDO”) the livery is also similar so I made only a partial decal set including the Spa 24h main sponsors logos: “Proximus” and “Cricket & Co”. Although not that obvious, more work went into the final model than meets the eye, including restoring the striping (= painted manually). The new Spa number panels are smaller than the old Nurburgring ones!

As an E46 driver I needed to have at least one custom built E46 racing model in my collection! :) Also interesting to build would be one of the 2003 Nurburgring cars. Again a relatively similar livery (same striping pattern) but with a different main sponsor (Hasseroeder). Despite the fact that neither car finished in that race a 1:43 model exists.

Since we’re on the subject of E46 racing cars: I hope to finish a custom project for this car that’s been on the shelf for ages now.


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