Mark, I was thinking more along the lines of Chartreuse than mint green....
Okay, so no invented privateer BRMs then. Actually, I was more concerned about the accurate race number issue than the rest, given the limited number of bodyshells available. I know I'm not up to carving and casting an original car, and ending up with something recognizable as anything other than a cigar tube! So it's off to research the era then. All those period Road & Track mags in the cellar should provide months of entertainment.
Post by Mark Huber on Mar 22, 2013 12:46:05 GMT -5
[quote author=old23 board=upprox thread=333 post=2001 . Actually, I was more concerned about the accurate race number issue than the rest, given the limited number of bodyshells available. I know I'm not up to carving and casting an original car, and ending up with something recognizable as anything other than a cigar tube! So it's off to research the era then. All those period Road & Track mags in the cellar should provide months of entertainment.
I counted 43 different models of prototypes raced during this period of which 30 can be made from available body shells. Charlie Fitzpatrick has the largest range and the folks at Prewing have added a couple of great shells to the field.
Stewart, I guess you're not going to make a Shannon, eh?
Making advisors like you need is not so difficult, Mark: you take a small piece of clear plastic sheet, for example from a clear packaging and roll it around a small screwdriver to get it curved. Then cut it and fit it. Most difficult in my opinion is to glue it to the helmet. See my ERA-thread in "Latest builds 1945-1960" -> Bob Gerards helmet
Anybody out there able to vacuum form a small helmet visor for me?
Hi Mark, Curling up a bit of clear plastic works, but if you have one of these, the job is easy. This tube holds an HO arm, so the dia. of the tube is quite small, and fits most helmets reasonably well.
A dab of epoxy will dry clear, and not craze the clear plastic like most super glues will.
Mark, I will be happy to send you a "tube".......just need your address.
I don't do HO either, these Arms/tubes came from Wizzard, and are for a couple of mini motors I am building (Mashima M920's.....same as the ones Chris and Russell are building).
I have used several types of clear plastic material for visors, and have found that virtually any flat material has a memory, and does not hold a bend well.......Tip......cut the visor to shape......curve/bend the material the best you can.......glue only one side of the visor to the helmet....let it dry......wrap the visor around the helmet, and glue the other side....use a piece of tape to secure the visor until the glue cures.
Mark, There is another method for securing visors..........a little more involved, but, you may pick up a couple of concours points.......
I turned down the heads of some normal pins, cut the pins to 3/16, drilled a couple of holes into the helmet and visor material, and glued the pins in.......the visor moves up and down..........and no, I do not have too much time on my hands!!