Post by Andrew Rowland on Jun 10, 2012 15:54:17 GMT -5
So as i've completed two 1970 builds and the second of my 1971 builds is well on its way (lotus 72), I thought i'd turn my attention to 1972. Continuing my theme of Charlie Fitzpatrick shells i've chosen the Surtees TS9 and will also be doing a 1972 version of the Brabham BT34B although to stay with this forum's evolving system that will form a seperate thread.
So this build again uses a PP slimline chassis. However in an effort to begin experimenting with chassis design prior to maming my own in future i've begun modifying the chassis. For this one i've moved the motor backwards by about 4mm and am using a short axle motor rather than the standard lkng axle type required with this chassis. First days work shows chassis build and body roughed out. I'll also be inserting full length drivers.
Post by Andrew Rowland on Oct 10, 2012 0:45:19 GMT -5
As the previous shots reveal when you try to put a driver in the whole rear air box is too low and that made the roll bar I made distorted too. So I cut off and preserved the air box and inserted one of those lovely Maxi-Models V8 kits into place. The roll bar was remade taller and suddenly its coming to life.
Paint looks rubbish but seems OK in real life..... Let's say a trick of the camera!