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    Rebuilding some earlier cars to pass some time. This is a Lotus 23 that was carved from wood to make a master and then I used that for a silicone mold, so I could pop resin shells.

    Rebuilt the chassis using a brass plate and repowered the car in a sidewinder layout with twin cans. Two Mineabea BARC motors. This allows lots of room for a full interior even in a small car like this

    Wheels are Cox Mag wheels

    Driver is made out of white scenic foam sheet cut to shape and I added a resin head.

    Seats are also built out of scenic foam. Painted and then had pleat lines cut into them

    Seat belts are made by painting a thin coat of acrylic craft paint on parchment paper and allowing it to dry. This paint can then be removed from the parchment paper in a sheet. I then cut it into strips and position the belts where required. A thin wash of decal setting solution is used like glue to position the belts.

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  • #2
    wow that's nice. many years ago i got to race one a few times. but it didn't look That good!
    speedy

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    • #3
      Beautifully done. A work of art.
      Bob G. ..... Boston, North Shore

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      • #4
        That's great work Dan.
        Chris aka CJR RACING Denver, Colorado and Nagasaki, Japan

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        • #5
          Really nice!

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