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  • K&B lola T70 "Finished"

    I previously posted the chassis build for this car (K&B Lola t70) but had some issues updating it to add the finished car pics (no doubt user error), so,...I will post them here.

    I did have to add/make a few bits as the body was not 100% complete, and I always struggle on whether to leave it completely stock, or whether to add more details.........I have gone halfway here

    The body was airbrushed with Tamiya light blue Pearl, and airbrush clear coated with Tamiya Semi Gloss...to my mind it looks so much more accurate than hi Gloss, particularly for the mid 60's cars.
    I did get some decal "silvering", but, I am not overly concerned as the decals are 50 + years old, and I did want to use vintage ones.
    I have also made a small aluminum rear spoiler, and am contemplating whether to attach it or not.

    The light (bright sunlight) plays some tricks with the photos, but the finish is very smooth and even.

    Anyway,...she be done

    Cheers
    Chris Walker

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    The bloody Macro lens shows all my mistakes........I will have to touch up his gloves with a bit more flat clear, and try to make his driving suit stripe a bit more even,....although

    in person, with the car being less than half the size of this picture, you really can't notice it


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    Last edited by chrisguyw; April 2, 2020, 03:11 PM.

  • #2
    Fantastic looking car as usual Chris!

    Zack

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    • #3
      Very nice!

      Allan

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      • #4
        Excellent!!!!!
        Rusty

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        • #5
          "Shows all my mistakes"... Are you kidding??? Another great build.
          Matt B
          So. In
          Crashers

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          • Brumos RSR
            Brumos RSR commented
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            Sir Chris we need you to point out the "flaws" on this one. As it looks Eligible for Monterey

        • #6
          Wow. Beauty

          Rob

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          • #7
            Wow, that's gorgeous! I'd be pretty careful on the track with that.

            Dan

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            • #8
              Nice car Chris! Is the chassis build posted on HRW? I have a chassis fetish.

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              • chrisguyw
                chrisguyw commented
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                It is.........look under "Lola T70 build"..(at this point it is just a few threads behind this one). It uses a modified K&B chassis

            • #9
              ...what "MattB" said...

              I mean...just look at those exhaust pipes; they look like the real thing...are they?

              Mark in Oregon

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              • #10
                Originally posted by strummer57 View Post
                ...what "MattB" said...

                I mean...just look at those exhaust pipes; they look like the real thing...are they?

                Mark in Oregon
                Hi Mark, I started a thread in the HRW body shop a couple of weeks ago, entitled "realistic exhaust pipes"............it is dead easy to make them.

                Cheers
                Chris Walker

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                • #11
                  Thinking that as this streaks around the track, the only thing on anyone's mind will be WOW!!

                  You have picked one of my favorite colors too!

                  Dundee Denny

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                  • #12
                    Chris, I found the chassis on SlotForum, thanks.

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                    • #13
                      Just wow. The Camera tells no lies and this car looks great.

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                      • #14
                        That is a great looking car. I got my first win with a K&B Chaparral. Painting thin stripes on an uneven surface is difficult, in the case of a 1:1 driver the stripes on his sleeves would look a little uneven in any case. The cheating thing to do is to Photoshop the picture!

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                        • #15
                          That looks great!

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