Yes , The orginal AA bodys were manufactured by myself and Dave Yerbury and supplied through Pendle, I think Dave still knocks a few out now he has his own vac forming equipment At the time we made them they filed a hole in the market as cheap resin kits wernt around and most vacforms were semi scale They can look quite goodwhen built up but obviously lack some of the detail found in a resin , Make a hell of an improvement to performance though which in particular were you loking at
I have the Cooper Bristol & the Lister Jaguar. While they are not of a detailed resin standard, they are good fibreglass models. They need a little work, but a reasonable model can be made with a fair level of detail. The exhaust on the Cooper is good. My modelling skills are not that good, but even I achieved a satisfactory result. Sorry I don't have any photos. I would recommend getting one to try. There have also been articles in the NSCC magazine recently.
Whoops - forgot to mention - another NSCC member, David Sykes, also produces resin bodyshells.
His range includes: Austin 7 TT Ulster, MG Midget, Bugatti type 251 and and Delage. They are about the same standard as Dave Yerbury's bodies and can be turned into useful slot-cars with a bit of modelling savvy.
Another fiberglass 1/32 body manufacturer in England is Tony Condon. The trade name is ACME. (All Car Model Equipe)See his website at: http://uk.geocities.com/historicslot/index.html
I have several, to include the best (I have ever seen) Lotus 18. There is also a new Connaught Syracuse, and latest is a 1947 Porsche design Cisitalia GP car.
The price is very right as well. Pass on the Lotus 19, though. dan
Hi Alan, good question. I was kindly sent some clear sheet by Graham on this forum and will have a go at forming some lenses with this. I'll see how this goes before I cut the lights out of the body just in case it all goes wrong
. If I can't get the fit quite right I might use the excellent duct tape method mentioned in another thread.
If you have any advice on forming these little lenses please let me know.
I posted some pics of the process I used to make the headlight covers for my P4 some time ago- can't find 'em now- maybe someone else can track them down again if it will help. It's dead easy- soften the clear plastic with a hairdryer and push a pre-shaped mould into it. A little resin or silicone cast from the headlight area of your vac shell would be the best way to make the mould. I've made dozens like that- it's fairly foolproof. And if you mess up, nothing's spoiled- you just make a few more.
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