Post by David Mitcham on Feb 21, 2017 4:02:11 GMT -5
Not sure I'm one who knows but I'd say they aren't 'bright' chrome. What I usually do with spinners is give them a thin coat of, say, aluminium, titanium or steel coloured paint over the chrome so they looked 'used' and dulled down.
Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Feb 21, 2017 12:32:41 GMT -5
I'd say the wheel nuts would be bright chrome (when clean). not because it looked good, but because rusty wheel nuts do not look good. Borrani nuts I believe have always been steel. The wheels would be alloy rims and cadmium of zinc plated spokes, painted.
Post by Andrew Rowland on Mar 2, 2017 2:30:55 GMT -5
With ten days left to the race i've had to move the build on rapidly, so a few corners have been cut! Anyway it is perhaps recognisable.
These cars changed race by race and Mac seems to have modelled (intentionally or not) the Monza car with its extended rear end containing an enlarged fuel tank that prevented the need to pit during the race.
The 555 was simply incapable to race the Mercedes of the time (history works in cycles), but a third at Monza was testament to a strong drive and strategic decisions...
Decals, windscreen and finishing the exhausts are the main jobs left.
Post by Andrew Rowland on Mar 5, 2017 10:45:49 GMT -5
Well the build is complete and the sun came out just long enough to get a photo or two in the garden....
The areas that I've particularly changed from the original kit are: Returning the front of the side pods so they slope backwards more. Moved the position of the side air inlet grille, opened it up and added a grille. Scratch built the exhaust using brass sheet, brass tube and plastic tube.
Great looking car Andi. Good luck at EB! Looks like Spring is well advanced in the UK compared to Montreal. Minus 10 Celsius plus wind chill today. Wouldn't think about photographing a car outside, let alone painting one.