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I've popped this bit of tomfoolery into 1/32 scale cars because its by no means a scratch build.

I'm just reliverying a Scaley Tyrrell 008 and and making a few simple alterations to make the car look a bit better.

I spotted this video (Japanese commentary) and it has inspired me to dig out the dremel and do a quick jobby on the 008.


I picked up a scrap 008 body, chassis and rear wing at Milton Keynes a couple of weeks ago for tuppence and I'll be posting some build pics in the next day or so.

Hopefully I'll have it near finished by Sunday.
 

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Looking forward to it!

I just watched the video, I don't know but, F1 from 70's was so much fun to watch than nowadays, the cars moving all over the place, each one with a different design style..I don't know maybe is the opinion of one that grew up watching this races dreaming with those cars. Great video thanks mate
 

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I've brought the width of the rear wing back into the realms of reality. Compare below.



I've machined back the cockpit, roll over bar and filled it to get the charcteristic round shape.



I'll be fitting a garden wire roll over bar and building up the drivers body using the arms that are already in place.

I'm going to retain the original FNCTC wording but all the other blue is going to be resprayed in Vauxhall Regatta blue and all the elf livery will be new decals.



I've sprayed the rear wing blue and the cockpit section white and the paint is drying as we speak.

This is the kind of look I'm trying to get, albeit this is Pironis car.



More to come later.
 

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As a Gilles fan, I must plead with you not to do pironis car! But seriously, I am looking forward to see the finished car...nice work.
 

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QUOTE (vanzuuk1 @ 3 Mar 2012, 13:43) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>As a Gilles fan, I must plead with you not to do pironis car! But seriously, I am looking forward to see the finished car...nice work.

Panic not!

The clue is in the title. . . . . .
 

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Lots of progress, the blue paint is on, the driver figure is modelled, helmet repainted . . . . . .

Unfortunately it looks as though the clear coat of acrylic varnish has reacted with the original white paint that I wanted to preserve!

Pity because it was looking good!

Bum!

So I've left it alone and we'll see what it looks like in the morning.

Looks like it might be a complete paint strip and respray with INDYCALS from America to the rescue!

Oh well, they can't all go perfectly can they?

Does anyone know how to strip paint from a scaley car without it melting????

Mind you the rear wing looks fab!
 

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So folks is no better this morning but not as bad as I actually imagined.

As you can see the right hand side seems ok.



But you can see where the white has reacted slightly on the left hand side.



So what to do?

I've thought about stripping back the white sections and repainting with white but the problem with that is that I can't find a decent decal set for the 008.

So I've made an executive decision to leave it as it is and finish the car as it is.

I doesn't look awful and its never intended to be a shelf queen anyway.

It will look fine on the track and thats all that matters.

It will serve as a lesson that you can't win them all!
 

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Pattos Place doesn't have decals for 008?

One day I will start my 007 refurbishment project, and if I find a 1/32 kit I will love to do the P34
 

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QUOTE (Sez @ 4 Mar 2012, 19:42) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Pattos Place doesn't have decals for 008?

One day I will start my 007 refurbishment project, and if I find a 1/32 kit I will love to do the P34

No, i've checked.

007, P34 but on 008.

Its going to be fine.

I've nearly finished it now anyhow.
 

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Well as predicted its now finished.



Its not 100% perfect but then neither am I!

Fellow Bearwood racer Dave Parish will be driving this car in the Heart Of England F1 Championship this year. He's already won the Bearwood F1 round in January with it and followed that up with the winning the racing at the Heart of England F1 launch using the same car.



I did want to replace the hubs for black ones but the car is so nicely set up that I didn't want to change them for fear of upsetting the handling.

In this pic you can see how I've built the driver out of a little bit of milliput and then machined back before painting to take all the weight out of it.



Plus points are:

1, Its the right shade of blue now.
2, The rear wing looks realistic now.
3, The driver and his position are correct now.



Its ready for testing this week. I need to see if any of the work I've done has upset the car set up.
 

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