Ecurie Martini· Al Schwartz
Well, it's looking great and even if a few mm off, it's a lot loser than a bunch of commercial stuff.
Thanks. It worked out pretty well. I painted and detailed the interior, fitted the vac form with a narrow strip of carbon fiber scrim set in epoxy bridging the rear joint, masked the windows and painted. Immersion in hot water separated the parts for the rebuild..............
Charlie did make a few 'racer' shells. I guess this was one of them. You fitted the top well, I think it comes as a complete roof in vac form.
This is a concept very widely discussed in modeling circles including model railroading. Similarly, a (painted) portrait may better capture the sense of a subject vs a photograph. In modeling, a lot of it may stem from the very different perspectives in which the prototype and model are seen. As an example, standing next to a 450s Maserati, there is a sense of brutish elegance. As a model, it is clear that it is actually a relatively small car.It does sound daft but quite often I find that the small drifts from accuracy capture the feel of the full size car better than rigid adherence to fidelity. Good excuse anyway
The louvres are accurately reproduced in the body casting. The point was that "scale" louvres do not provide an effective image when seen in the context of the complete shell.EM,
If the louvres essentially disappear after casting the body, why not cast the body and then fit the strip of louvres?