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As the shell and chassis are now complete I thought I'd post a few work in progress pictures:



The trickiest parts to do were the headlamps. I had a go at using the clear vacuum moulding supplied by Russell but the parts were just too small and fiddly for ol' sausage fingers yours truly to cut and shape well. Instead I filled the holes up with green stuff, painted them silver and the dropped a blob of superglue on top to form the lenses. Not too bad considering it was a real moosh up!

The inserts for the side and tail lights were made from FIMO clay and the exhaust plastic tube with piano wire inside to hold it to shape.

As with Alan's car the decals were homemade this time to resemble Russell's picture of number 86.

Sheesh, this car is small. Did anyone mention that?
 

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Nice work, JP!
... well, it seems to be anyway.... from what I can make out through these dark glasses...


QUOTE My goodness it is Tiny!.

Yes.... won't deslot but may disappear into it!
 

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If it wasn't a Xylon I would say that looks very nice John.

David
 

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Alan and JP -- most impressive!

As a result of your committment, Bath and Stockport have been spared from invasion.... I can't say the same for Twickenham....


In fact, the advance force - suitably disguised as rugby fans - are entering the stadium as we speak....




Size does not matter....
 

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Yowzer, those are scary! Hope it doesn't rain - wouldn't want to be in howmet's shoes just now


Still, the pit crew are a nice bunch of lads once you get to know them:



And, now the epoxy has set on the body mounting posts here is a chassis shot to round off:



Not a bad little runner all in all. Quite pleased


So, thank you again Russell
I just wish you'd made it more clear how tiny this car really is!
 

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Russell.....Are you sure they are part of the invasion fleet?.......I seem to remember they had one red eye which moved from side to side and I don't recall they had a shape like that!, but perhaps they are heavily disguised?

John is that Howmet in the pit with that chainsaw?....Perhaps he thinks the Xzylon was manufactured by Vanquish and is looking to reduce it in scale.

What I don't think he realises is just how tiny that car is!.

Regards

Alan
 
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