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Rich Dumas
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I did the HO version starting with a Jaguar XK-E. I would build up areas with melted plastic and carve that with a Dremel. 55 years have gone by and my hands are no longer steady enough to do that sort of work. I suspect that a cousin was the thief, maybe he still has the car.
 

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I thought I had most of it sorted out!

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The strange rear screen went in as it should and test fitted side screens are almost OK.

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The wind screen however I cannot get in place. The tension is too strong, the glue can't hold the corners.

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Here I am with an almost ready made car with a big black hole!

I'm back to post#1! Better make myself a vac-former.

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Gordon Steadman
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Snap!

If the clear stuff is too thick just to bend easily, I do that too. The only problem I have had is down to my impatience. Sometimes, i have put stress marks into the screen by bending too quickly or too far.
 

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Personally I would go with your thought of making yourself a vacformer to create your windscreen, you carve the rest of the car so you might as well make a buck for the screen to vacform. If you are going to try and bend the screen you have already cut out for the Maserati you could try the hot water method to easily and instantly put a permanent curve into the plastic.

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To make the headlamp covers on a 1/24th scale Revell Ferrari 250GTO I used a round implement (a handle) of the correct circumference,

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Wrapped the plastic sheet round the handle and held the ends in pliers. Put some water from a boiled kettle in a dish and held the plastic in it for a few seconds.

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Removed it from the dish and held it under the cold tap for a few seconds to cool it.

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Stuck the masking tape templates onto the shaped plastic and cut them out.

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The plastic covers on the Ferrari - the larger of the two cars in this picture.

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Gordon Steadman
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Superglue I find is too difficult to control and GS hypo is OK if everything is straight but even then I have had a couple of lights fall off so not that impressed.

As I said, it's epoxy for me now. It works even on fine edges and doesn't spread all over the place like superglue.
 

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I am returning to this after, let's say, a short break!
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Got the windscreen in quite long ago. Not as pretty as I had wished, so no close-ups, please!
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However, before finishing the wooden red car I took a mould and cast a resin shell.

I wanted to have the first original alu-version with the mail-box rear screen as well, I find that version even more spectacular.

Here is a reminder:

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One of the iconic parking-lot-photos.

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Rebuilding the tail and some improvements here and there.

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The headlights of these cars I could not make up of acrylic-rod as I had hoped for, the shape is somewhat irregular. I carved some pieces of perspex and glued them in, then shaped the surface together with the body shape. For painting, I masked them with bare metal foil.

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Only the windscreen to fit then... Fingers crossed!

Thanks for looking

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Gordon Steadman
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Gordon, this car is one of my all time favorites.

I remember that you started carving this model a long time ago. Did you ever finished it?

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No I never did! It was one of the early ones that I did in boxwood and I quickly moved on to using balsa as I needed to knock stuff out quickly for races at that unmentionable place in France!

It's still in the box somewhere and it's possible that I might have a play at some stage. I think it would be used as a buck for making a resin shell.
 

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Gentlemen your powers amaze me...

For interest sake here is my MMK Resin version with a 73mm wheelbase.

It just confirms what a cracking job you guys have made.

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Woodslot, I also like to watch others building precesses!

For me, it is also a way to record what I do. Once a car is finished I tend to forget what I have done! Sometimes I return to my own threads to check something up...

@Gordon, seen from my point of view and knowing your carving skills, I think you'd be better of making your own Drogo.

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