SlotForum banner
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Gregory Petrolati
Joined
·
1,022 Posts
I've been lusting for some of George Turner's creations so when I was able to afford it I bought 2. Both are built... the McLaren M1A and the Maserati 300S. Here are photos of the Maser. I chose not to use the included resin chassis in favor of a scratch built one of my own. It's a combination HO rail and brass assembly with a modified Slotit can drive inline pod. The motor is a Carrera T200 with power sent to the track via Slotit 10/27 pinion and crown. Wheels are BWA 32004s (rear) and 32000 (front)The guide is Slotit. The chassis is similar to the one shown below.

The Turner body was exceptional... well cast and requiring very little preparation to get it ready for paint. I discarded the full interior and driver in favor of a Proto driver figure and flat plate. I disguised the plate by painting it realistically to resemble a full interior. The bodypaint is the proper period Maserati Red lacquer supplied by MCW in the US.





The McLaren is Complete I'll post shots of it once I've gotten the wheel inserts.

Greenman62
 

·
Gregory Petrolati
Joined
·
1,022 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
QUOTE Awesome Greg!!
Can you give us top/better views of your interior please? Tx...

`Sorry for the delay...


Greenman62
 

·
Gregory Petrolati
Joined
·
1,022 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
I rarely take progress shots of my builds.

The chassis was made to match the casting's wheelbase. I used an old Slotit can drive pod that I think is out of production. With the motor mounted I test fitted the body and took measurements of how much clearance I had over the endbell then cut down the dashboard and cockpit rear to slightly less than that measure. The interior was made from very thin plastic card with a cut out to allow the endbell to clear. I made a shallow box to cover the opening then adapted the Proto drive to the cockpit. Once everything was painted, I assembled the cockpit cover and drew in the detail with pencil, then painted it and glued in the driver. I touched up details to blend in the 3D driver and the flat cockpit... Finished.

I hope this helps you

Greenman62
 

·
Gregory Petrolati
Joined
·
1,022 Posts
QUOTE I need to work on my drivers .. I should come down and take some lessons!

The secret is the figure... it's easier to make a good figurine look great than it is to make an lousy figurine look vaguely passable.

Greenman62
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top