Post by Philip P on Jun 15, 2015 6:32:45 GMT -5
Next to roll off the "production line" is a Surtees TS14 as driven by Mike Hawthorn in 1973.
Other versions of this car have appeared on other forums but I feel that maybe quantity and speed of build is the focus there. I am happy slowly making one version of the car that has the focus on accuracy and looking the part rather than racing performance. (Apologies to anyone who I might offend. It was not my intention but that is the way I see it....sorry!)
Some aspects of this build did not go according to plan and there are a few little areas that are not quite what I had hoped. But overall the final result seems to me to be OK. (And in light of my comment above please feel free to criticise me...)
Main points before we get to the pictures:
Body – DNQ (excellent as always)
Chassis – Penelope Pitlane (tried, tested and quality)
Wheels/tyres/motor etc. – standard stuff from Pendles (such nice helpful people)
Decals – Reissorg and Pattos (thanks for the great service)
Detailing (wing/mirrors/inserts/suspension etc.) – yours truly (least said, soonest mended)
The shell was another great resin production from Simon and needed little preparation work apart from making space for the running gear:
The wheel inserts are plasticard that is shaped, drilled and painted with guide eyelets inserted in the middle. Aluminium tube inserted into the eyelets and the assembly is mounted onto a plastic axle bearing. This is then glued into the hub.
The tubing and cylinder air intakes are made from aluminium tubing
The mirrors are Scalextric spares cut and glued onto the three supports.
I cut a small piece of clear plastic from an A4 sleeve (meant to hold a sheet of paper in a ring binder) and “glued” this onto the helmet. This means that “Mike the bike” has a visor.
The sponsors’ graphics on the car seemed to change position from one race to the next. So I decided to go for a format that I liked and seemed well represented on the images I found.