Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online!
Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! 
-
Latest | 0 Rplys
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Automotive Art > Car Modeling > WIP - Street
WIP - Street Post topics for any "Works In Progress" street vehicles projects in this sub-forum.
Reply Show Printable Version Show Printable Version | Email this Page Email this Page | Subscription Subscribe to this Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-02-2022, 06:17 AM   #406
Deathtrap
AF Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Kaatsheuvel
Posts: 117
Thanks: 10
Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

I'm not sure if I figured it our yet... but is that the rear view mirror? It looks cool, but alien as well
Deathtrap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2022, 12:09 PM   #407
Scale-Master
AF Enthusiast
Thread starter
 
Scale-Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: H.B., California
Posts: 3,305
Thanks: 4
Thanked 66 Times in 64 Posts
Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

Yes, it's a Wink mirror. This is a three panel, I use the five panel versions in my real cars.
Scale-Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2022, 08:46 PM   #408
Scale-Master
AF Enthusiast
Thread starter
 
Scale-Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: H.B., California
Posts: 3,305
Thanks: 4
Thanked 66 Times in 64 Posts
Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

I machined these knobs to mount the Wink mirror to the brackets.
Scale-Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2022, 06:08 PM   #409
Scale-Master
AF Enthusiast
Thread starter
 
Scale-Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: H.B., California
Posts: 3,305
Thanks: 4
Thanked 66 Times in 64 Posts
Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

FWIW, today is the three year anniversary of when I started this project.

I designed and 3D printed a license plate for it; even started painting it, but I didn't care for the way it looked mostly because it was too thick and had no back side detail.
So I made another one from scratch. I've used similar processes to this to make other plates.
I started with some 0.005 sheet brass. I cut this blank and drilled some holes.

And then I cut a plastic "rim" from .005 sheet plastic and attached it with clear gloss paint.
Scale-Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2022, 10:49 AM   #410
Scale-Master
AF Enthusiast
Thread starter
 
Scale-Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: H.B., California
Posts: 3,305
Thanks: 4
Thanked 66 Times in 64 Posts
Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

The same plastic was used to make the "raised" face with dropouts for the tags. All the tiny letters for the state and the main characters are individual pieces. There are two layers for the larger ones. They were arranged by hand with a scalpel and tweezers and held in place with clear gloss. (That's 25 pieces.)
That "assembly" was applied as a single piece to the brass. I know it looks a bit rough, but once I add the fillets to the letters and numbers it will look better.
Scale-Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2022, 10:56 AM   #411
Deathtrap
AF Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Kaatsheuvel
Posts: 117
Thanks: 10
Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

Well respect for even managing this result. Indeed it looks a bit rough, I'm curious how it will look in the end.
Deathtrap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2022, 10:58 AM   #412
Scale-Master
AF Enthusiast
Thread starter
 
Scale-Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: H.B., California
Posts: 3,305
Thanks: 4
Thanked 66 Times in 64 Posts
Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

The backside was done with 11 more "backwards" pieces and drop-outs to create the stamped effect. It will be silver so I started building the color up in light coats to help hold the pieces in place.

Now that the characters have had the fillets added to them and a coat of primer, they are starting look presentable.
Scale-Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2022, 02:31 PM   #413
Scale-Master
AF Enthusiast
Thread starter
 
Scale-Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: H.B., California
Posts: 3,305
Thanks: 4
Thanked 66 Times in 64 Posts
Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

The first color for the face was applied…
Scale-Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2022, 10:12 PM   #414
Scale-Master
AF Enthusiast
Thread starter
 
Scale-Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: H.B., California
Posts: 3,305
Thanks: 4
Thanked 66 Times in 64 Posts
Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

The license holder is made of brass too. I had to anneal it to get it to conform to the tight U-channel shape for the bottom section.
Scale-Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2022, 12:18 PM   #415
Scale-Master
AF Enthusiast
Thread starter
 
Scale-Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: H.B., California
Posts: 3,305
Thanks: 4
Thanked 66 Times in 64 Posts
Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

I made the license plate light housing and added it to the holder.


Just loosely assembled…
Scale-Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2022, 02:27 PM   #416
Scale-Master
AF Enthusiast
Thread starter
 
Scale-Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: H.B., California
Posts: 3,305
Thanks: 4
Thanked 66 Times in 64 Posts
Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

And the black is done... (I drilled the mounting holes through the plastic first.)
The top one is the one piece 3D printed plate; below it is the new, more in scale, (37 piece) one. Maybe only a subtle difference, but worth the effort to me.

A thin coat of clear and it's done. I'll add tags closer to the end of the whole project.
Scale-Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2022, 03:06 AM   #417
Deathtrap
AF Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Kaatsheuvel
Posts: 117
Thanks: 10
Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

That is stunning. I'm out of words.
Deathtrap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2022, 06:36 PM   #418
Scale-Master
AF Enthusiast
Thread starter
 
Scale-Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: H.B., California
Posts: 3,305
Thanks: 4
Thanked 66 Times in 64 Posts
Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

Thank You!

I made gaskets for the water pump and installed it for the last time.
I made the belts from sheet styrene cut into strips then beveled into the shape of a V-belt. I semi formed them before cementing them to the pulleys. (I painted the insides and edges black first.)


Careful trimming of the ends created a net fit that was filled with the cement. Then I hand painted them black. The seams are in this shot, but not visible from any angle.
Scale-Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2022, 06:54 PM   #419
Scale-Master
AF Enthusiast
Thread starter
 
Scale-Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: H.B., California
Posts: 3,305
Thanks: 4
Thanked 66 Times in 64 Posts
Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

The (brass) winglets have been painted and the fasteners added.
Now they go in the slowly but continually growing collection of ready to install subassemblies.

Scale-Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2022, 07:43 PM   #420
Scale-Master
AF Enthusiast
Thread starter
 
Scale-Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: H.B., California
Posts: 3,305
Thanks: 4
Thanked 66 Times in 64 Posts
Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

The rear spoiler has been painted too. Two pieces of sheet brass soldered together.

Yes it has a clear Lexan section in the middle.
Scale-Master is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

POST REPLY TO THIS THREAD

Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Automotive Art > Car Modeling > WIP - Street

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:02 PM.

Community Participation Guidelines | How to use your User Control Panel

Powered by: vBulletin | Copyright Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
 
 
no new posts