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I have finished two of the Resilient Resins Scarab bodies.(email [email protected] )I did the Lance Reventlow #16 car and the Nickey Nouse #10 car.
I like the look of the 3-dimensional interior,so I was able to use the Monogram Daytona Coupe interior,driver,chassis,running gear,wheels,and tires.
The #16 car,the paint I used was Model Car World (MCW) #5622,Scarab non Mecom.(used airbrush )no foreign orders www.ourworld.cs.com/mcwautofinishes/
The Nickey Nouse paint I used was Tamiya TS-37 Lavender.( rattle can )
To install the windscreen I used Testors Clear Parts Cement & Window Maker.( good stuff !!! )
From the body,I cut out the interior tray,and the front nose grill.(installed wire mesh).I took my time at sanding the wheel wells so the tires would fit.( 400 grit sandpaper glued to different size diameter of plastic pipe. )
The resin body was soaked in Castrol Super Clean for about one hour to remove mold release-agents,and then thoroughly washed.I sprayed the car with grey primer,to show any imperfections.The bubbles were filled,and sanded.Then used white primer( Tamiya Sandable Primer )prior to painting.
The Daytona interior needed to be trimmed to fit,but the chassis was spot on for length,just needed to be trimmed for width.
I made the decals myself,using Corel Draw 12 to do the artwork,and the Alps printer to print out the decals.
The wheels from the Daytona Coupe are not correct,but they do look "period correct".
I installed a Ninco NC-1 motor,no magnet,added lead weight.Drives like a dream.
I must thank Chuck Lawrence,Doug Ashford,and especially Scott " Noisy Muse " Smith for helping me with the mock-up.

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Superb John.......and strangly enough just what I was looking for!.....

I'm sure I've seen some photographs of a dark blue Scarab, which looked rather an interesting car to model , and I'm sure it had those bonnet strips., are you also going to do any more?....

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Alan

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Alan - I think you mean this car, I photographed it last year at Goodwood. The original Scarab in 1958 was this scheme and they were raced for about three seasons in more or less this colour. There were others raced but I'm no expert on Scarab so I can't add anymore details.



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Your right David, that is the car I was thinking of, but it's not as dark a blue as I thought.

Thanks for posting the photo.

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Alan
 

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I thought I would do the #2 car,Meister Brauser II,also,I can do the #5 car driven by Chuck Daigh in 1958.

I forgot to mention,in regards to the interior,I moved the driver,and the gauge panel over to the right side.

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QUOTE I thought I would do the #2 car,Meister Brauser II,also,I can do the #5 car driven by Chuck Daigh in 1958.

I forgot to mention,in regards to the interior,I moved the driver,and the gauge panel over to the right side.

Ice,

You did do the Meister Brauser I... only you did it in it's earlier livery... "Nickey Nouse"

Here are a number of shots of the Meister Brauser car that was on display at Road America for the BRIC and running around the course with Augie Pabst

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Thanks Greenman62 for the information regarding the Nickey Nouse car.I do not know too much about the various racing cars,but that is what is so great about doing these projects,doing the research,and also getting help from fellow racing enthusiasts.
I have a good picture of the Meister Brauser cartoon master brewer, " John Funock",that I should be able to reproduce him into a decal.
Those colour pictures you posted will certainly help!!

Thank you,

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QUOTE Those colour pictures you posted will certainly help!!

No prob Sir!

When you get your decals together please let me know... I've a Scarab of my own to work on!

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That #7 car must be the one I've seen before, not the car in David's picture.What a superb colour and to make producing the model easier no headlights to make.

Great thread chaps.

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Hey Mr BWA- can you do some inserts for that car? I have the Scarab shell lined up too, and a Cunningham C4R. Hows about it?
 

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QUOTE Hey Mr BWA- can you do some inserts for that car? I have the Scarab shell lined up too, and a Cunningham C4R. Hows about it?
They are all but done already,I just have to get the knockoff on them,and will start casting them with my next batch of new inserts,which will include the P68s and the .450 two eared wire wheel,and a .450 Minilite,and a sixties Brabham and Ferrari F1,three different NASCAR/Stock car inserts,and a few more nice ones.

Got modern LMP/GT/LeMans wheels coming soon too as used on the MG Lolas/Benttly's etc.
 

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This look about right???

I think I might look for a slightly smaller knockoff though.

 

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Can't help it..... wait till you guys see....

QUOTE the P68s and the .450 two eared wire wheel

... especially the wire....
... the prototypes were absolutely mind-boggling!
 
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