Post by Andrew Rowland on Mar 13, 2014 3:12:29 GMT -5
So as my son is 20 months and my life has settled down since moving back to the UK I find myself with a few small windows of time to pursue my scratchbuilding. First thing to do is finish off this March then....
Added front and rear suspension detail and roll over bar which was uncharacteristically strong and triangulated for the period!
At the rear the jumble of bars used to avoid radius rods looks messy but should look fine when all assembled and painted.
The rear wing is about 25% over size so that got cut up and reformed, now I need to work out how i'm going to attach it.
With a good coat of Tamiya base its looking like this:
I'm happy with the shape although there have been a few details not addrd like the tear drop fairings on the front wing top.... Oh well compromises have to be made right?
Post by Andrew Rowland on Mar 24, 2014 3:07:53 GMT -5
So, Ronnie is in the car and I took some photos of the chassis as someone asked for more detail. Its a pod and chassis arrangement which will allow movement between all of the elements as well as the body.
Lovely finish and detail on the body Andy. The chassis is another interesting designs that seem to be evolving lately. Have you raced it or similar before or is it a first for this chassis/car combination? Thanks Nigel
Post by Andrew Rowland on Mar 24, 2014 8:53:13 GMT -5
No Nigel I haven't tried it yet. Of course its a bit of a stab in the dark but corresponds more or less to a slot.it / NSR type set up or indeed to the forthcoming Policar idea that I have evolved.
The fact is that with these really chunky tyres if you have too much grip on the track you just go straight on so you need something to create the ability to get the car sliding in the corners. That is, in my opinion, what is happening with that sort of body / chassis / pod 'rock' arrangement and I think it will work well here.
Having said all that this body is really quite heavy. I could and should have spent more time lightening it but didn't.
We shall see how it runs and perhaps in due course the chassis might migrate to other more 'racy' bodies....
Post by Andrew Rowland on Mar 27, 2014 3:05:10 GMT -5
The engine detail is coming on.
Its interesting that when I try to research good photos of cars of this era the detail around the rear is all in shadow often making working it out tricky. Then, when I come to photograph the end result of course the same thing happens....
Post by Andrew Rowland on Apr 10, 2014 2:03:46 GMT -5
Well its complete at last.... Errr well yes you spoted no front tyres yt they're still being made!
Not everything came out quite as well as I would have liked but this was quite complicated what with strange sponsor logos (try searching Vick sometime) and gurney flaps..... But all in all I can't wait to thrash it round a track!
Post by Mark Huber on Apr 14, 2014 20:47:09 GMT -5
Somewhere in some box, is a can or bottle of translucent or candy green paint that I used to tint a McLaren M7A windscreen. I believe it was Model Master brand, (it might have been Tamiya). What I do know is: 1) it worked and 2) I can't find the paint any longer. Heck I can't find the McLaren shell!
Did you use something similar in yellow?
Remind me again what shade of red you used to get that brilliant STP color.