Working on the body again. Here is what I am trying for:
Body is in primer. I cut panel lines--the AMT body didn't have any. I added two air scoops in front of the cockpit, one to the lower side panel. I put a little bump on the hood and added large air scoops to the nose and hood. The nose and nose scoop are thanks to Calvin. He sent me a prototype of his 1964 Willard Battery nose. I cut back the scoop on that nose and with a fair amount of drilling, filing, sanding, and vacuum forming arrived with what you see. Many thanks also to Bob Clidinst for his wonderful drawing of this car. Showed where all the scoops and bumps needed to go and the shape of the tail and nose. (Gotta love the zebra striped duct tape holding this together.)
Next to the fluorescent red.
Last Edit: Jul 30, 2014 10:02:22 GMT -5 by kippy13
As usual I couldn't build them out of the box. I had to modify them.
The #5 car of Mario Andretti is how it appeared in its first race in Argentina 1977. I had to modify the side pods and air scoop and the #6 car of Ronnie Peterson is the victorious car from South Africa 1978. I used a Transkit with a Getrag gearbox and new endplates for the wings on this.
I brought my Tamiya, 1/20 Scale, Lola T93-00 kit from local Model Shop on 1994, and I has had reads my two books about Indy cars 1993, and Nigel Mansell Indy car 1993 with reference and details and I checked existence Motorsport technical magazine 1994 with details. It was very important but I have n't my computer until 2000.
I 've made my conversion Lola T93-00 with driver and I took it on three months.
Accessories = existence market from Carbon fibres effect decals, bolts and nuts, and photo etches.
Conversion = Driver, Left mechanical oil tank catch, added exhaust pipes with turbo, CCTV Aero fins with rollover and other side shark fins
I cut off rear cowling work with separate side pods, it was easily sprayed without masking
I used sprayed Humbrol aerosols on 1990's
I brought existence carbon fibres decals, When First carbon fibres effect decals on since 1994, When This is Scale Formula Club trade was ceased the trade on 2000. Now Fantasy decals in United Kingdom. Good carbon fibres decals with gloss black pieces with mirco sol treatment, and best results
Carbon Fibres effects = Cockpit sides, inside side pods sidewall, and windscreen covered.
I'm not remember about it on since 1994
I made conversion with driver, conversion pieces and wiring set and used Ferrari helmet decals from Tamiya Ferrari F189's
I has checked and fit it and I've confidential it
I enter to IPMS Nationals championship 1994 competition on before with my Lola T93-00. I won my first Class Winners with my Lola T93-00 at competition
I won my second class winners, IPMS Nationals Competition 1994, Scottish Nationals Scale Models 1998.
I received my second place with silver plague at North East Model Show Open 1998 in Durham UK
I received my annual competition 1995 with my third place at IPMS Lanc/Cheshire branch and Now Manchester Branch
My images with Lola T93-00 on here, last image with engine lay out show on here
My hero is Nigel Mansell
I will bring my next thread on here on further
Last Edit: Jul 26, 2014 5:43:38 GMT -5 by hazmod16
Post by illeagle10 on Jul 25, 2014 16:59:18 GMT -5
One of the best racing movies ever, "Grand Prix!" Always liked Garner as an actor. Loved his westerns, besides Maverick, Support Your Local Gunfighter and Support Your Local Sheriff are all favorites of mine. RIP Jim
Post by illeagle10 on Jul 25, 2014 16:47:40 GMT -5
Welcome aboard! That's some great modeling that you have posted! You should pick up and try an Indycar some time, you'd enjoy it, you certainly have the skills. Most of us here also model other topics and not just cars! I used to do a lot of 1/72 scale myself. I found many techniques I used on my planes came in handy on my Indy cars.
I know terrible French model cars. I never heard Matra MS 7 from Heller in United Kingdom,
I have build my new brand Tamiya, 1/12 Scale, Matra MS 11 from re released on 1997, and more conversion parts with mechanic devices. And Tamiya was better than Heller, and Model Factory Hiro Muitl Media Matra MS 11 was better than Heller
I still finished my Matra MS 11, SIGH! and lacks of pictures with Matra MS 11 but not enough details, because It was update engine and mechanic materials changes. I have frustrated this
I have never see this Heller, Matra , WOW!
Last Edit: Jul 26, 2014 2:58:48 GMT -5 by hazmod16
Body needs some work. Going from torsion bars to coil springs requires filling some of the holes in the body. Also, the Tombstone ran without a side engine panel. The open area around the rear axle on the Tombstone was considerably smaller than on the Willard Battery car. The slope of the tail ridge was also different on the Tombstone. It wasn't as round as the Willard and had a little pointy edge toward the bottom. Perhaps a subdued version of the Demler 99 Cadillac fin???????
Frustration has set in on my 1959 Racing Associates build so for a break from that I started Herk's 1964 Tombstone Life Spl. I am using the AMT Watson as the base with Classic Racing Resins'1964 tires. I wanted to use the American Racing Miniatures/Etzel Offy but I was afraid it would sit to high and the hood would not clear--so I used the kit's Offy.
The chassis was built pretty much stock. Removed some of the suspension mounting points--and will remove some more as I go along.
Other than the suspension mounts the only other modifications I made were to the Offy. According to Pete Hurtubise, the magneto was mounted in the driver's cockpit to reduce vibration. I assume that means the plug wiring must have run from the cockpit so I reversed the direction of the wiring and left the magneto off the engine. Pete Hurtubise described the magneto drive as quite complicated and I have no idea what it looked like--so I left it off for now. If anyone has any knowledge of the magneto drive. it would be appreciated. I also used my own velocity stacks.
According to Pete Hurtubise. the chassis was not all that different from the Watson, but the suspension was. Apparently, they developed some coil overs but didn't have time to develop them so they went with coil springs. I made my own using some Dan Gurney Eagle springs as a base. And yes, those are real springs.
For the body, I am waiting to see what Lance's 64 Foyt tail piece looks like. Otherwise I will putty up the AMT.