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    This started with a 3D body Paul printed for me. He upsized a file for 1/32 to 1/25. I sanded too much and made too thin in spots. I then started laying body putty on it and sanding it more. When I finally got it so it looked like I wanted, I did a silicone mold and slush cast a body. I did 2 and finally got one pretty fair, I then used the best body in the mold to make a plug. It was just too time consuming to slush cast. After a lot of paint and some Indycals this is what I ended up with. I don't know how the real car was lettered, this was a combination of the DN4 decal sheet and the Shadow F1 decal sheet. It is one a simple LVJ chassis and runs a Cheetah 2 motor. It is a little more potent than what we race, but it is just for me to run by itself. I wanted it to be faster than the usual hot rod like we race.

    I did have trouble mounting the spoiler. I made a nice brass mount to solder to the frame for the spoiler to mount on. Trouble is you can't get the body on if you do this!!
    I ended up making a plastic mount glued to the back of the body. It works but is not as nice as it should have been.

    thanks to Paul for making the original body
    Last edited by mattb; November 9, 2019, 07:52 AM.
    Matt B
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    Matt ....
    That's fantastic! It really looks great.
    The wing is a PITA, but your solution looks pretty good to me! The gloss black is sharp, and you did a great job rounding it off.
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