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Hi All,

I started this build some weeks ago and it only just occurred to me that I should do a build thread.

So here goes...

The instructions start with the floor and chassis rails. The body is then fitted on to the floor. This posed a problem as I am leaving the floor out.


I therefore started with the 2 halves of the body.

I then fitted the chassis rails and I tested the fit many times and compared it to pictures on the kit box and also of the 1:1 car as without the floor, there was no locating pins to go by.


I have now added the fill piece for the rear and the fin. This must be the first aerodynamic fixture to a LeMans car.
 

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I'm no great scratch builder but did a pretty good representation of a tonneau quite by luck with some electricians tape and card.

I'll try to find a picture.
 

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Hi,
Nice project you got going there. Like Alfetta said tissue paper is an option, but you can also use teabags. They come in all sorts of usable structures. The paint work is also very important, for the Bentley blower I used an unthinded grey mat Humbrol paint, spayed from a huge distance, so that by the time the paint reached the surface it's half dry. If you have a choice in airbrushes, use a one action cheap needelles starter airbrush their perfect do do such a job. If you use an airbrush with a needle, pull it back so it has no effect on the closing mechanism, otherwise it will jam up all the time. Keep us posted with your project.
Cheers,
Danny
 

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The reason I advocate the use of tissue paper or teabags is that they can be moulded to look like fabric in other words not flat or rigid. Also the use of the air brush is my favoured method of applying the finish colour.
Alfetta
 

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I used the finest woven material I could get - silk or suchlike and it worked well, even on a 1/43 model. The trick is to superglue it to the space (same way you'd fit the full scale version - start at the back, wait for it to set, then do the rest). That way you get realistic stretchmarks (!) and a woven pattern. Last thing, brush-paint it - you'll need to give it a few coats as it's absorbent.
 

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Hi Guys,

I need some direction here...

I am about to start on the chassis. I am using square brass tube and I will end the chassis at the front axle so most of it is hidden. This leaves the question...Where to put the guide? Can I put it behind the axle?



Advice please
 

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You can indeed put the guide behind the axle provided outright speed and handling aren't top priority which I imagine they're not with this type of model.

Put it as close to the front as posssible though!

Good luck it looks nice so far.

Andi
 

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Thanks Guys.

Some really amazing work you all do.

I am just putting together the parts for the chassis while I wait for my air brush to be returned.


I'll post some pics tonight.

Cheers
 
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