Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online!
Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online!
Become a fan of Igor Sushko - Racecar Driver
-
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 05-16-2006, 09:49 AM   #1
Scale-Master
AF Enthusiast
 
Scale-Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: H.B., California
Posts: 1,988
Thanks: 1
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Blue Super Seven W.I.P.

Officially a WIP. It is actually more than just parts! Finally!
I got a lot done on it yesterday, at least assembly wise, it finally looks like a potential car. After over two years of building, it's not just a shelf of parts and sub-assemblies.
The suspension is bolted on for alignment so I can take measurements and make some more parts, but I am now in the process of replacing the phillips heads with hex heads. I need to make about 50 just to change over what I have assembled here... - Mark




Previous threads for those interested in the history of this build:
Blue Seven (Parts):
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbul...d.php?t=312338
Blue Seven (Parts 2):
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbul...d.php?t=488279
Blue Seven (Parts 3):
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbul...d.php?t=537010
Scale-Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2006, 10:07 AM   #2
white97ex
AF Enthusiast
 
white97ex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: wolfe city, Texas
Posts: 3,462
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Send a message via AIM to white97ex Send a message via Yahoo to white97ex
Re: Blue Super Seven W.I.P.

WOW. I have a question. Are those calipers cast or are they machined?
__________________
My name is Russell, feel free to use it.

I'd rather be hated for Who I Am than be loved for Who I Am Not
white97ex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2006, 10:08 AM   #3
Zlaja_
AF Enthusiast
 
Zlaja_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Írebro
Posts: 500
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Zlaja_
Re: Blue Super Seven W.I.P.

this is not only a model, this is a piece of art. great work, and keep it coming!
__________________

Zlaja_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2006, 10:16 AM   #4
nugundam93
Blarg! Wort Wort Wort!
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Quezon City
Posts: 1,740
Thanks: 30
Thanked 59 Times in 59 Posts
Re: Blue Super Seven W.I.P.

whoa, amazing!
__________________
Mitsubishi now has 12 Dakar wins, 7 of them straight. All Your Dakar Are Belong To Pajero.
Luc Alphand's 2006 Telefonica Dakar-winning Pajero Evolution:
http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/5263/image423tn.jpg
nugundam93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2006, 10:29 AM   #5
Scale-Master
AF Enthusiast
Thread starter
 
Scale-Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: H.B., California
Posts: 1,988
Thanks: 1
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Re: Blue Super Seven W.I.P.

Are those calipers cast or are they machined?

The fronts and rear red ones (parking brakes) are plastic, but I textured them to make them look cast and coated. (There's a company up in Washington that does the process in real life.) The rear main calipers are resin items I cast and treated the same as the others.
Each of the black main calipers has at least 20 metal parts in addition to the caliper bodies...
The rotors are machined, but notice the vent holes are different styles. Square for the fronts, round for the rears...
The hubs are machined, (aluminum, like the rotors), but treated similarly as the calipers to make them appear raw cast metal... - Mark
Scale-Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2006, 11:26 AM   #6
dag65
AF Enthusiast
 
dag65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,175
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via Yahoo to dag65
Re: Blue Super Seven W.I.P.

FANTASTIC, I have been looking forward to seeing this one come together
__________________
Freakin' Groovin"
dag65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2006, 11:36 AM   #7
white97ex
AF Enthusiast
 
white97ex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: wolfe city, Texas
Posts: 3,462
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Send a message via AIM to white97ex Send a message via Yahoo to white97ex
Re: Blue Super Seven W.I.P.

wow. Makes me want to give up on my 1/12th Camaro. I dont know that my parts will ever be that superb!
__________________
My name is Russell, feel free to use it.

I'd rather be hated for Who I Am than be loved for Who I Am Not
white97ex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2006, 01:31 PM   #8
Klitmen
AF Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Zabkowice Śląskie Poland
Posts: 102
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Blue Super Seven W.I.P.

HOLY SH!T I don't have any questions
Klitmen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2006, 03:01 PM   #9
mike@af
Captain Over Engineer
 
mike@af's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 6,680
Thanks: 22
Thanked 24 Times in 19 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to mike@af Send a message via AIM to mike@af Send a message via Yahoo to mike@af
Re: Blue Super Seven W.I.P.

Wonderful work Mark.

Seeing what you've done is going to make me try that much harder to try and top myself. Thanks for the inspiration.
__________________
-Mike
AF Director of Media / Photographer

mike.lawrence@automotiveforums.com | AutomotiveForums.com | Flickr Gallery
mike@af is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2006, 04:14 PM   #10
D_LaMz
AF Enthusiast
 
D_LaMz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 1,885
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to D_LaMz
Re: Blue Super Seven W.I.P.

its wonderful!
__________________

D_LaMz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2006, 04:55 PM   #11
mickbench
AF Fanatic
 
mickbench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Anywhere but here
Posts: 1,676
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Blue Super Seven W.I.P.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTmike400
Wonderful work Mark.

Seeing what you've done is going to make me try that much harder to try and top myself. Thanks for the inspiration.
In the UK this means you want to end your life.. I'm sure this isn't true.. I hope.

Anyhow, Mark very funny thats the pictures of the 1:1 car you are building, can I now please see the model...

Very nice work. Very clean, crisp and just all out stunning.
mickbench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2006, 05:28 PM   #12
winstona
AF Regular
 
winstona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 400
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Blue Super Seven W.I.P.

A true masterpiece in the making...I have nothing more to say...

Winston
winstona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2006, 05:33 PM   #13
Bossolani
AF Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Sorocaba
Posts: 453
Thanks: 14
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Re: Blue Super Seven W.I.P.

MASTERPIECE!!!!

Cesar Bossolani
www.scaleimportracer.com
Bossolani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2006, 06:05 PM   #14
robrex
AF Enthusiast
 
robrex's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Sunshine Coast, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 2,203
Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to robrex
Re: Blue Super Seven W.I.P.

Here we go!
I can't wait to see this build progress!
__________________
Rob

robrex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2006, 07:11 PM   #15
AstroRide44
AF Enthusiast
 
AstroRide44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 811
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Blue Super Seven W.I.P.

is it gonna run when its finished?
__________________
"You can go far with a smile, but you can go farther with a smile and a flamethrower"

Keep it Wingless.....
AstroRide44 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

POST REPLY TO THIS THREAD


Bookmarks
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 10:52 AM.

Community Participation Guidelines | How to use your User Control Panel
Automotive Forums .com - Car Forums - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by: vBulletin | Copyright Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
 
no new posts