My latest build using my laminated styrene sheet process to replicate the Team Gunston Surtees TS7 as raced by John Love in the 1972 South African Grand Prix. This process is not as onerous as it first seems as with a reasonable 1/32 scale drawing, I draw horizontal lines at 1mm intervals across the side elevation and use this as a guide as I cut the styrene layers starting from the bottom up and following the plan view outline.
I've used the Scalextric C3442 Lotus chassis as the base, around which the styrene body has been built up, this makes for consistent performance alongside my other period F1 cars.
Initial styrene layered construction
1st Skin added from 0.25mm styrene
Trial fit of chassis and engine to body with airbox blocked in to check dimensions
Plug and mould form was used for basic shape of clear screen End product with thanks to Tamiya and Testors paint, Pattos decals and a heap of patience
What I was hoping to achieve!! - I have since changed the tyres to treadless slicks but do any forum members have suggestions for the mirrors? as they are very difficult to replicate in scale
Post by David Lawson on Apr 16, 2015 2:19:41 GMT -5
This is a very nice scratchbuild (I saw it in another place a few days ago).
You made me chuckle when you say how to do the mirrors, you have demonstrated that you can create a complete bodyshell and airbox from scratch so I am sure a mirror can't be too difficult as you have all the skills... Mirrors are actually very easy to make and rather than buy them or pinch them off other shells I always shape my own from square or round stock plastic and they only take minutes to make. Why not give it a try?
Thanks for showing us the Surtees and I look forward to seeing some of your other work in time.