Post by quattro on Nov 4, 2019 4:22:29 GMT -5
The film is out soon. Looking forward to that and hope they do not go too far from the truth on it.
The cool thing about this forum is the ideas it sparks off.
Look at the Hobbietime 330 P4 Spyder conversion. Love Spyder/roadser versions.
Look at the Indycals Ford GT40 and the thread on Ken Miles and 1966.
Look at the thread about trying to do curved windscreens from flat plastic.
I resolved to have a go at the Sebring Roadster after the family got me a couple of Fujimi MKII kits for me birthday.
Got so far but I ain't entirely happy.
Nightmare taking flat clear plastic and making it curved at one end and strait at the other.
And the frame is way too thick. And not curved enough at the side/top. And about 3mm too tall.
Like an idiot I looked at the Exoto and Spark models for ref instead of ref of the real car which I found later. Rookie error.
Went through all kinds of permutations on how to do it.
Get a monogram roadster kit. But it would be criminal to transpose the screen onto this and destroy a rare model.
Use a clear slot body and just chop out the screen and side windows as one and paint on the frame. Nah. Too wide.
And no one does GT40 bodies in 25th or 28th. Slot cars too small.
Just went and did it as best I could meself.
Guess there is only one way to do it right and I do not have the first clue.
Do the side windows, frame, windscreen and maybe even the bodywork lip that joins up to the bonnet in one piece in clear plastic.
Maybe one day someone will do it. By then the Fujimi kits might be hard to find.
This will have to do til then. Too chicken to tear it all off and start again after the fight I had to get it all on.
Lots of extras to fashion before I finish it.
Oddly pleased given that was not an easy thing to put together but just wish I had looked up correct reference material
and made it more accurate.