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Almost finished this AA bodies lotus eleven. Really like the AA body and didn't have to do too much to it to get it looking right. Just need to fix the windscreen in place properly (without gaps) and make some rear lights and fuel cap. Cheated on the front lights by making it a Sebring car
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The green I used was Tamiya TS43 'Racing Green' and seems like a good match for these lotus's which is a bit lighter the the 'BRG' used on the Lister.

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Very nice - a car that I have been planning to do for some time (I have a half-carved block of balsa foam that has been sitting untouched since last summer's holiday but, if a body is avialable ready done......)

What did you use for wheels and tires? As I recall, the originals were very small - 5:00 X 15 or thereabouts - When I did this car in 1/24 using a Merit kit, I used SMEC (1/32) rear wheels/tires - they were a perfect fit. (I still have it but. of course, the tires are fossilized!)

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Very Nice Marlon.

One day I'll get round to building this car, hope it turns out as well as yours.

The Decals look excellent, are they yours?.

Hope to start my Lister soon, now my BWA wheels are on their way.

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Thanks, wheels and tires were from A2M (Spain) and are slightly smaller than the Ninco Classics and measure just under 20mm (inc tyre) which enabled me to tuck them that little bit further into the body.

Decals were from Patto's and on the one sheet there's plenty of options to choose from including Le mans versions.

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Very nice work Marlon as always, it looks good with the Lister. Where do you get the AA bodies from?

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Thanks for your comments. Great Car Derek and nice drivers head, I used a Ninco head for mine.

David, the bodies are from here.. A great service the bodies I ordered were with me next day.

Howmet, the chassis is a PCS32 from Pendle, and fits quite snugly underneath.

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Marlon

Thanks for the link, I've ordered a Lotus and the Ferrari 330P Le Mans winner.

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Al Schwartz
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I have several of their bodies. These were purchased 3 years ago so the comments may not apply to the current offering. They are very thick resin and quite heavy. the surface finish is no better than average. The W-196 streamliner that I have is almost certainly a minor modification of the Fitzpatrick body of the same car*. The D-jag is a repop Strombecker (about 1/28 scale) and the Porsche 550 (source?) is bigger than the D type!

I bought those 3 sight unseen and have not purchased any since.

EM

* I don't approve of commercial copying of currently available body designs, particulary those from small shops that offer the range that no mass production oriented company would begin to consider
 

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QUOTE (Ecurie Martini @ 15 Dec 2004, 14:51)I followed the link and noted that the bodies are called "Nostalgia" bodies, the same term that John Bacon uses for his line Bacon bodies but a Lotus 11 is not listed - is this a different maker?

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These are different EM, I was surprised they used the same name. I haven't received mine yet so can't comment on their quality.

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Love the Lotus 11 Models they look the business. You dont have to stick with wire wheels as they were raced with the wobbly wheels.
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