As this is my first post I thought I would keep it simple and cover a “modification” rather than a true scratchbuild. The first Lucky Strike Lotus 72D was raced by Dave Charlton in the 1973 South African Grand Prix, while the Team Gunston 72E was driven by Ian Scheckter in the 1974 SA GP.
These both started out as the Scalextric Jochen Rindt 72c and had custom built airboxes and rear aerofoils built and finished with Tamiya/Testors paint and Pattos decals. Over the past 18 months I have tried building custom parts and body shells from laminated styrene sheet, as I have a stock of offcuts from years of building Styrene Vac form kits.
Below is an example of the laminating process used for both the Lotus 72s and my modified McLaren as raced by Dave Charlton in 1975.
Layers of styrene to build up basic Lotus 72 airbox profiles