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roymattblack

Lister 'Knobbly' Jaguar 1/8 scratch

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Thanks chaps.

A tiny bit more. I've been an idle geezer this weekend where plastic bashing is concerned.

 

Hand brake made, linkages fitted then all put in the car.

Wheels cast, painted and fitted with tyres.

The camera flash makes the tyres look a bit glossy but actually, they aren't.

 

The wheels aren't fitted yet - just tested.

 

Roy.

 

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Wheels going on is always an exciting time.

A thought about tire tread; maybe it's the flash but the tread looks very aggressive and deep. A race car would have very reduced tread depth from street tires even on new ones...

 

Or is it my wonky eyes?? :blink:

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5 minutes ago, Codger said:

Wheels going on is always an exciting time.

A thought about tire tread; maybe it's the flash but the tread looks very aggressive and deep. A race car would have very reduced tread depth from street tires even on new ones...

 

Or is it my wonky eyes?? :blink:

 

Seeing same things than you, Chas :huh:

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5 minutes ago, Codger said:

 

A thought about tire tread; maybe it's the flash but the tread looks very aggressive and deep. A race car would have very reduced tread depth from street tires even on new ones...

 

 

Wets :P :D

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As you guys all notice - it really is camera flash doing that.

The tread isn't massive and actually - it's the same tyres I've used on my C and D type models previously.

For some odd reason, they look shiny - which they aren't - and that highlights (or worsen's) the detail.

I'll try to take some daylight pics and post them.

All else failing - I'll give the tyres a serious 'matting' down.

 

Roy.

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33 minutes ago, roymattblack said:

As you guys all notice - it really is camera flash doing that.

The tread isn't massive and actually - it's the same tyres I've used on my C and D type models previously.

For some odd reason, they look shiny - which they aren't - and that highlights (or worsen's) the detail.

I'll try to take some daylight pics and post them.

All else failing - I'll give the tyres a serious 'matting' down.

 

Roy.

No need to go through more picky's Roy. Was sure you got the tires right when you cast them.

Every pic we takes shows every dust, flash and hair to exaggeration.

Wish flash would show some hair on my cranium....:angry:

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Hi Roy,

I've been following this particular thread with interest and I have to say I'm very much in awe of your talents. You've cast these wheels and tyres, what did you use as a master, did you make them up or cast from a ready made one? I presume you've cast them in resin.

 

Regards Roly

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Hello there - yes I cast the parts in resin.

 

I have two tyre moulds I use - one is mastered from a modified Revell E Type tyre and the other from a modded Citroen Traction tyre.

The Dunlop rims were turned in Ally by a friend a few years back. I still have the originals but won't use them as the rubber moulds only survive about 4-5 sets of rims before a new mould is needed.

 

Many thanks for your interest.

 

Roy.

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am a bit late to the snow tyres party sorry :cheers:

 

Roy, the upholstery is so realistic. Fabtastic !

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Bloody fantastic as always.

 

These builds have me edging closer to attempting something bigger than 1/24 in the not so distant future.  Doubt it'll be an 1/8th...need to establish my skills on something a bit cheaper first like an 1/18th or 1/12th.

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Moving forwards at a bit of a snail pace at present.

 

I've fitted the front outer chassis/firewall stays and now have the bonnet sorted so it clips neatly in place.

The wheels are only positioned to get an overall look of the beastie

LOTS more still to do..

On the top of the car - last pic - is a 1/43 model...

 

Roy.

 

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A wee bit more today.

 

I've made up the rad header tank, supports and brackets but it still needs the filler cap.

Hopefully make one of those today.

 

The thin double 'weld' lines on the tank were made using the 'stained glass' pen I mentioned previously.

Once dry, it was just all sprayed ally colour.

 

Main water and oil rads next...

 

Roy.

 

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Still chugging along...

 

I've built up the main radiator (water) and it's now in place.

Basically a box made from thick sheet plastic with a face and rear using the mesh from a 'fryer anti-spit cover'. £3.50 from a local hardware.

Enough mesh for 2-3 rads.

Top and bottom were cast in resin.

 

In place now with hoses fitted.

Oil rad next...

 

PLEASE - Any questions, just ask - I don't bite...

 

Roy.

 

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OK - Yet ANOTHER update....

I'm posting for those of you peeking in - I just wish a few would ask questions.

I'd love to see someone jump in and have a go at scratching a car. I'm only too happy to help wherever I can.

 

Anyway - the oil cooler has been built up, feed pipes connected and front frame stays added.

All fairly straightforward stuff using sheet plastic, metal mesh and brass tube.

 

The carb linkages and fuel lines are now in place so I could then add the inlet stacks.

I always leave them until the engine is virtually complete as 9 times out of 10, I knock them off when fiddling with other bits.

 

At this stage, I'll be able to fix the front wheels permanently soon, which will then give the correct geometry to add the coil over shocks and connect up the torsion bar that was also recently added.

Still need to make the cooling fan.

 

Then, flip the beastie over and get on with the back end...

 

(Sorry - lots of pics.)

 

Roy.

 

 

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Stop apologizing for lots of pix! They're beauts. I had asked a bit ago about the coilovers and now know you're almost ready for 'em. Very much like the Konis in my Cobra with the top X-member attachment to lower control arm.

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Yet more stunning work Roy, love radiator and oil cooler. It's all starting to look rather busy in the engine bay.

I quite fancy having a go at building one of these (I've got no excuse regarding reference material), you make it look rather easy, which I'm sure it's not.

Cheers, gazza l

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I think the reason more questions aren't asked is cos most of us are sitting 'jaw dropped' and can't speak  :o

 When I joined this Forum recently I thought I might show the progress of my work but to be honest the complexity and standard of modelling on here is far in excess of anything I could produce so I feel I'd  be lowering the tone so to speak. I've been experimenting with modelling in cardboard lately but by virtue of the characteristics of the material the results are rough in comparison

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Don't ever think anything you build will 'lower the tone'.

We'd all love to see what you're up to - especially if it's in card!

I've built a few card cars in the past and I know how demanding the material is.

Please - post your build for us all to learn something different.

 

Roy.

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OK chaps...

You win...

 

Actually, I mean that in the nicest way.

It's comments from others here that make you LOOK at your work.

 

After a few gentle comments and jibes about the tyres (which TBH, I wasn't overly happy with) I thought 'S-d it!'.

 

New mould, new castings, new paint - new tyres.

They are '60's period Dunlops.

Hopefully better...

At least, I'm happier with them.

 

Roy.

 

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These tyres are prettier than previous....they look fantastic...cannot believe that they're resin made !

 

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Aquajets, I'd recognise that tread anywhere. :) As others have said Roy, jaw dropping work on this, I'm enjoying watching it come together almost as much as I'd enjoy restoring a period racer (full size) myself but without the frustration, plus its way cheaper watching you. ;)

Steve.

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Many thanks chaps.

It goes to show that other peoples observations are worthwhile.

 

3 more new tyres made.

Two front wheels sorted again but I need to clean the dust off the inside walls...

 

Roy.

 

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Thanks for the support chaps.

 

Yes Mr C - shocks are in.

Made from different sizes of ally and brass tube section and the 'springs' are from solder wire.

They should be all black but I left the springs silver for a bit of 'bling'.

 

The front end is now virtually done - just a breather pipe between the cam covers to add.

 

Head rest now in - I only noticed it was missing after looking at some pics of a factory car...

 

I've posted a few 'daft' pics of some of my reference shots and the model.

If anything, it shows how the real car is FAR more complex...

Also, the black car isn't the same engine layout as the the ally-bodied car I'm really working from.

 

Roy.

 

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