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  • Lotus 11

    The 60 Corvette build is in limbo while waiting for a chassis part so onto a by chance project. A fellow club member has been collecting the old Merit models and he kindly offered the Lotus 11 kit as the master for a resin slosh cast.

    Put together the two-piece body with a clamshell lower part and was able to get a mold with an adequate amount of sill and valence curvatures intact.

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    Copies have come out between 17 - 19 grams. Not too heavy.

    Got all the chassis materials and components in hand so moving forward.

    Dan


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    Wow, that’s going to look real nice!
    Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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    • #3
      very, very cool! i had a ride in a Lotus 19 back in the day (or a 23, can't remember which) for a while on track, but i've never even seen one of those. one can see the evolution.

      ("... then add lightness." -C. Chapman)

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      • #4
        Very nice! Wrong scale for me, but very nice!

        Val

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        • #5
          Putting together one o my adjust-o-wheel base chassis. Not very sophisticated but seems to work.

          Parts assembled, cut and shaped.

          Main rails - 3/32" brass square tube
          Guide tongue and cross members - .064" brass sheet
          Front axle supports - 3/32" brass square tube
          Front axle tube - 1/8" brass round tube
          Guide tube - 5/32" brass tube
          Guide tongue slides - 1/16" piano wire
          Rear rims/tires - CB Design 15 x 10 insert/home made urethanes
          Front rims/tires - Slot I 15 x 8 plastic/Ninco rubber
          FF050 motor pod - 3D designed and printed
          Motor - Scalextric Sport FF050 25K
          Pinion/crown gears - Slot It 9t/Slot It 27t
          Axle oilites - Parma 3/32" x 3/16"
          Guide - Sloting Plus Universal, 7mm deep

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          Trying to keep it lightweight so will see how it runs without side pans at first.

          Dan
          Last edited by vtecfour; February 14, 2020, 03:35 AM.

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          • #6
            Chassis's rolling.

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            Mocked the body on.

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            Final stance won't be as low but close.

            Weighs in at 70 grams right now so would like to keep it under 75 after paint and driver figure. Fingers crossed that it handles well and has good speed on the big Tanex Raceway, GVSCC's club track.

            Dan

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            • #7
              Body's mounted with single posts, front and rear.

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              Body stance is good.

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              @ glasshorsevh - it's a small 1/24 body so about the same dimensions as a Scalextric Mercury Cougar.

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              Giving it a run on the big club track this Sunday and then will make a decision on adding weight with side pans.

              Dan

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              • #8
                Hi Dan, Looking good...............while mounting the body low is great for handling,......the real 11's had a touch more ground clearance

                I would not be surprised if, after testing, you swap the 9T pinion for an 8T.

                Cheers
                Chris Walker

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                • #9
                  Prepping the body with Tamiya fine white primer and filling some of the voids with putty.

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                  Most progress was assembling, painting and positioning the driver figure , a Fujimi torso with an Immense Miniatures Graham Hill head. I've always been impressed with builds that have driver figure detail. A real nice crowning touch for me.

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                  Looking at a a final finish of dark blue metallic with red wheel inserts and head rest.

                  Dan

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                  • #10
                    Trimmed driver figure firmly secured to motor with JB Weld quick cure epoxy and wheel inserts painted red and mounted.

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                    Body's got last primer coat on. Screwed down to the chassis for the final look before final finish.

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                    Going to work out.

                    Dan



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                    • #11
                      Sprayed Tamiya TS-15 Blue followed by TS-51 Racing Blue.

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                      Finish is actually much darker than the flashed pics.

                      That's lots of blue so some red, aluminum and white details should mute it a bit.

                      Working out well.

                      Dan

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                      • #12
                        Final paint detail and decals on after a few coats of Tamiya semi-gloss clear.

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                        Final weight's 78 grams, pretty light for a 1/24 car.

                        Gonna try some Pacer canopy glue instead of white glue to secure the wind screen and we're done.

                        Pleased with the performance and modelling results.

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                        • #13
                          That's very well done!

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