Post by David Lawson on Jul 3, 2012 8:21:08 GMT -5
After a few days away from the model-making room, this morning I finished off the shell and fitted it to an original 1960s Airfix slimline chassis as I felt the balsa shell was in keeping with "the old days". At the risk of labouring the point the shell has the look I wanted rather than attempting a highly detailed and slavishly accurate model.
For the record the engine intakes are cut down cotton buds and the mirrors are sanded down cocktail sticks.
Thanks for the correction on the wheel inserts, I did know which were correct so I'm not quite sure why I was going to fit the wrong ones, it must be a bit of senility creeping in...
I will race the car in the Southend Slot Racing Club's vintage meetings for slot cars with original pre-1972 components.
Boy, they just don't make cars like that anymore.. except that you did. Lovely.
I think the cotton buds are perfect for this car.. I found a picture of the Ford engine in the 1966 R&T issue that I recently purchased. That was a large motor and the exhausts were particularly massive.
Post by emerson1959 on Sept 13, 2018 13:10:52 GMT -5
Hello David, amazing your work congratulations. I am making a replica of this model in the scale 1/20 would like to know if you would have the drawing with the dimensions of this car? thanks in advance. hug