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roymattblack

Lister 'Knobbly' Jaguar 1/8 scratch

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Thanks chaps.

 

I've just about sorted the dashboard/firewall and it's now fitted inside the body.

The gauges are supposed to be on the tilt, as they are in the genuine cars - apparently to make them easier for the driver to read at speed.

Some wiring added on the firewall side but still lots more to go in.

 

Roy.

 

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A little more today...

 

The chassis/floor is now (I think...) fitted permanently. It's still removable as it's held in place with 6 screws but hopefully it doesn't need to come off again.

Also for those who might not have noticed - it has a yellow stripe.

 

Roy.

 

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A nicely opaque yellow stripe Roy. Did you use primer under it? Looks like it completely covered the green with no bleed-through.

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I can easily understand you feeling like that, I so enjoy watching you add components, its almost a shame to hide them.

Steve.

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The king of scratch building is at it again, superb work Roy. 

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Roy, please don't tell me you used a spray can again... i ll throw my airbrushes down some industrial crusher  :crying:

 

 

ps  Who is looming behind the engine in picture 4 ?  :clown:  an orange hair guy again ?

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Hello you guys.

 

Yes - rattle cans, as always. This time it's cellulose though. Went on superbly, nice, 'thick' and flat. Lovely finish over Halfords grey primer. What you see is what I got.

Good old Wallace behind the engine.

 

Roy.

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Hi Roy,

 

Really coming to life now. How did you make the gauges ie. the bodies and the bezels?

 Hopefully you should now have those ref shots:D

gazza l

 

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Hello Gary.

 

I cast the gauge backs in resin and the bezels are made from wire wrapped around a suitable circular object.

In these cases, a biro for the small gauges and a marker pen for the large ones.

They are then glued in place and the join in the wire filled with silver from a stained glass beading pen.

 

Roy.

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Hi Roy!

Wow!

Great work on the Lister,and a classic paint scheme!

Many thanks for posting this and the tips on producing the instrument bezels.

 

Keep Sticking!

 

Cheers,  Pete

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I've made a start on some of the interior now.

The tunnel was formed over a very basic wood pattern and then covered with leather.

Inner sills sorted and a padded sill end on the driver side.

The pattern was made by making the sill top in small plastic raised pieces which was then leathered - pushing the skin down into the grooves between the plastic strips.

Rear bulkhead wall in place.

Actually it was pointless painting it as it's completely covered with the full-width seat back eventually.

 

Roy.

 

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Very impressive workmanship.

What did you use on the inside of the doors and dash to achieve the Aluminium finish? 

 

gazza l

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It's actually quite thick 3M aluminium tape.

 

2" wide, Mega sticky.

You just have to be careful putting it on as it really doesn't want to come off again.

 

Roy.

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I ran a tilted tach in my 914.  Never had to actually look down at the tach while hustling the car.  As the needle approached vertical (where I oriented the "redline") in my peripheral, it was time to shift.   

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2 hours ago, roymattblack said:

It's actually quite thick 3M aluminium tape.

 

2" wide, Mega sticky.

You just have to be careful putting it on as it really doesn't want to come off again.

 

Roy.

Simple but effective.

gazza l

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Looking great as usual Roy! Can't believe how you seem to tear through these projects!

 

I've never seen those Smiths upside down gauges before; were they used on other racers? Looks like they used their normal gauges and just printed all the numerals on the face upside down. Can't think why they did it - a needle at the top of a gauge always gets my attention!?

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Funnily enough, this build feels as if it's dragging a bit.

I usually work anywhere from 4 to as much as 10 hours a day on a model. I've been dawdling a bit recently and need to get a move on.

I want to start catching up on the C Type that I've left - yet again.

 

I'm currently head-scratching about the Lister seats...

 

I also want to get the rear wheels on and get the engine in place so I can get on with the detail stuff.

 

Roy.

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I've made the passenger footwell box and added the assorted relays, fuse box, starter and connectors.

These have also had some wires added and the box test fitted into the front of the car.

I won't fix it in place yet as there's still a good bit of wiring to go onto it first.

 

Apologies for the somewhat dodgy pics in places.

 

Roy.

 

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14 hours ago, vontrips said:

Looking great as usual Roy! Can't believe how you seem to tear through these projects!

 

I've never seen those Smiths upside down gauges before; were they used on other racers? Looks like they used their normal gauges and just printed all the numerals on the face upside down. Can't think why they did it - a needle at the top of a gauge always gets my attention!?

 

Don't think Smiths made upside down gauges, I think they were just fitted upside down in the round hole in the dash.

I could be wrong though

 

 

 

 

 

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The gauges actually are made 'upside down' to the way standard gauges look.

Usually, the large gap in the ring of numbers is at the bottom, with '0' on lower left, and 'max' on lower right.

 

These gauges are upside down in that the gap is at the top.

'0' is at top right, 'max' at top left, with all the text facing the correct way.

 

Roy.

 

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Righty ho...

 

The driver footwell box has been built and fitted.

The pedals had to be made first and added from the inside. Almost pointless ans they are literally impossible to see once installed.

The firewall centre plate was added next, then the relay box and all the wiring attached.

There's still more wiring and stuff to add...

 

Roy.

 

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Many thanks Mr C although I suspect most modellers (sadly) feel that scratch stuff is outside their remit...

A shame as it isn't as scary as people think.

 

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Great stuff, Roy.

I like the paintwork and as always, the various very detailed, astonishing real looking bits you put in

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Utterly fascinating- a real talent you are!  Looking forward to many more updates!!

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