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Old 05-17-2017, 11:06 AM
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Hi Folks, This is a bit of a progress report on a build for an upcoming (fall 2017) proxy for cars that ran in the 1967 F1 championship.......this will eventually be Jim Clarks' Lotus 33 #4.

The chassis is a much modified Beardog 3, using RSSlot 13" double flanged wheels, BWA inserts with Slot Car Corner 3 ear knockoffs. It will be powered by a stock Scaley FF050.

The inserts have been "painted" with a Molotow "Liquid Chrome" marker pen, and , if you have not used one of these. I would highly recommend you give one a try.......dead simple to use, very realistic chrome finish, with absolutely no brush/application marks.

The body is a Monogram Lotus 25, that will be modified to more closely resemble a 33.....most notable will be replacing the high exhausts with low ones. It will be finished off with decals from Indycals, and a Mr. Clark head/helmet from Immense miniatures..........still much to do as you can see!!

The chassis has been tested and runs very well!!......just a bit of final weight tuning!!

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Old 05-17-2017, 01:05 PM
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Thanx for sharing Chris. Your layout work always sets a very high bar. Most inspiring as always.

Im excited to here about the new chrome. The Molotow chrome pen has been a topic of discussion in our online chat of late. Nice to see it in macro, and applied in context. It should be killer in H0. While Alclad produces an acceptable effect, the process is multi stepped and somewhat exacting. Far from fool proof. Even the most experienced can have a bad day with Alclad.

I plan to test the Molotow on my hot rod builds, for frame rails, axle beams, radius rods and the like. After some digging on their site, apparently they make a spray bomb as well. Perhaps air brush ready, after decanting and reduction, for more intricate wheels and faux engine pieces.
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:48 PM
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One of my favorite cars ever. Can't wait to see it finished, Chris. Your work is always amazing and I imagine this will be amazing as well.

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Old 05-18-2017, 08:49 AM
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Great work Chris, as usual.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:16 PM
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Model Automotive Artwork - That's all I can say!
The subject matter is just a bonus for me, personally.
Looking forward to seeing the completed machine.
Thanks for the look -- Ernie :>)
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:04 PM
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...have you ever thought of designing 1:1 race cars? One of these days Formula E will be viable....

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love the outward mounted bearings.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:54 PM
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The bearings and rear end is great on these chassis,I wish they would produce a lasercut rear end and motor mount.
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The bearings and rear end is great on these chassis,I wish they would produce a lasercut rear end and motor mount.
Yo who's they?

That's me!

Chris


Chrisguy, ...fantastic mod's on the chassis, good luck in the race.

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Old 05-20-2017, 11:16 AM
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I know are Beardog,but I presumed you have some one do your cutting for you, not many people have a Laser cutter in the their work shop?
IMO a cut rear section should sell well, if the price could be kept down.
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Richard Mack already does the laser cut front and rear brackets in a number of sizes. They start small for cars like this.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:47 PM
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Richard Mack already does the laser cut front and rear brackets in a number of sizes. They start small for cars like this.
I looked at the web site and all I could find was complete chassis and brush hoods. Have I missed something?

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Old 05-21-2017, 08:12 AM
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What Iwould like to see is a rear section with lower control arms like Chris's chassis so the bearings can be mounted near the wheels.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:52 AM
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Thanks, Chris They looks like excellent replacements for the no longer available BWA parts. I have sent a note to Richard.

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