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  • Bristol 450 LeMans [FINISHED 11/10]

    Here is a real odd one! I had great fun cutting out the windows, not! I was able to trim out the windshield and back glass with my knife. I used them to vacuform some windows. I'll have to cut up some clear plastic for the side glass, as the resin was so thick on the inside I could not cut it out with my knife to use them as patterns. More to come!
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    Last edited by dge467; October 28, 2020, 11:05 PM.

  • #2
    Cool, I like this odd ball.

    Good work on saving the front and back windows for vac form masters.

    Will be following your progress.

    Dan

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    • #3
      I painted the body British Racing Green. I also cobbled up a interior and driver.

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      • #4
        Wow.. really looks nice with the paint on it.
        Randy

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        • #5
          Oh man, that's going to be a nice looking car.

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          • #6
            That is crazy cool.

            Really unique toy - and when it is built, unlikely you will see another one.

            What kind of wheels will go under that?


            NYMODIFIEDS.COM

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            • #7
              The Bristol 450 LM was a very successful Le Mans Race car. Winning both it's class and the Team Prize in 54 and 55. The Le Mans cars had white roofs.
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              Possibly not the prettiest car but an important one in the history of British motoring from a great Marque.
              Many die cast versions are available including an iconic Dinky version, much sought after by collectors.
              Patto in Aus produces an excellent scale Vac form version. and several Resin versions have been produced through out the years.
              Wheels and Inserts from the vintage Supershells range are a good match for this car.
              British Racing Green is a good colour choice but you can choose almost any variation of that colour as there were so many.

              Alan

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              • #8
                Very Cool...

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                • #9
                  Thanks all. I will be using a Ninco Porsche 356 chassis with some modification to the wheelbase. I will be modifying some existing wheels I have.

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                  • #10
                    That is one funky monkey

                    If you need some decals for it - drop me a note!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CG Slotcars View Post
                      That is one funky monkey

                      If you need some decals for it - drop me a note!
                      Thanks Matt, I will let you know.

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ID:	62392 As follow on just found this shell on AA bodies website. The open 450 version.

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                        • #13
                          What a cool and unique car.....very interesting.
                          Come Race at The Trace!
                          Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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                            It is finished. I used MRRC Porsche Fuchs wheels and modified them a bit, I popped out the inserts on the front and filed down the spokes to make them look a little slimmer. Once that was done I sanded the outside edge of the insert so they sat a little deeper in the wheel. On the rear wheels I used a 1/87 scale truck wheel to replicate the hub. I had to sand some material from the back of it. It is powered by a Slot Car Corner "Tuna" motor. I made some side windows from clear packaging, front and rear were vacuum formed. A windshield wiper came from the spares pile. After I took most of the photos I noticed I forgot to add hood straps! So the first pic has them plus dust. I put some weight in the chassis and added some better tires. Yes, the filler caps are body color on the real deal. Runs really well!

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                            • Audi1
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                              Now that is one snazzy looking racer! Looks great in BRG, too.

                          • #15
                            What a fantastic classic. That looks fabulous!
                            Come Race at The Trace!
                            Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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