My latest project is John Watson's Penske of 1976.
I decided to try a different technique with this car. The shell was given a base coat of white paint and then the blue, red and silver are decals. Whilst not perfect (by a long way) it did work well enough for me to be happy with the overall results.
I mounted the shell on a lengthened March 761 chassis. This provided wheels that are close to the originals and nice engine details. There was plenty of modification required (shell and chassis).
Shell: DNQ Decals: Pattos and C&C
Anyone know where I could buy ATS 1977 decals? Producing that version of the car as well is tempting!
Here are some photos (and apologies to anyone who has already seen these on another forum!).
Last Edit: Jul 13, 2016 14:58:33 GMT -5 by Philip P
Post by David Mitcham on Jul 14, 2016 15:13:13 GMT -5
Great work Philip! A very attractive car and an excellent build. Have you tried building anything with the Policar motor pod and gears? It really helps in reducing the size of the gearbox area of the car.
Hi David, Thanks for the kind comments. I have it in mind to use the Policar pod in a future build. One of the things that puts me off at this stage is ordering all the different elements and being sure that I have all the necessary parts. At the UKSF I spoke to Andi and Maurizio about producing a kit pack which includes the motor, gears, pod, axle, pinion etc. under one part number. This would then allow scratch builders to buy with confidence that they will have all that they need to get the car running. (I often buy the PP chassis kits from PSR that includes all the chassis/motor/guide/wheels/tyres parts. It is so convenient!) All the best, Philip
Post by Andrew Rowland on Jul 20, 2016 7:36:02 GMT -5
On this I've had a number of people tell me it is cheaper to buy the lotus complete car rather than the parts.... Not what you want to hear probably. At least the gearbox comes assembled and you gets lots of birds for the parts bin and future builds..... Best I can promise for now! Andi
It is a thought Andi. Especially if the "birds" for the parts bin are thrown in for free!!!! It could bring a whole new dimension to our hobby!
I have bought new a Fly March 761 and Scalextric Tyrrell 001 for my builds. The rule I try and follow is that the cost for each complete car should be cheaper than the PP kits I mentioned above (i.e. about £30.00).