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Tony's Lamborghini Countach LP 500S Build Options
Gandale
#41 Posted : 27 July 2019 22:42:50

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Lovely progress Tony, she's coming along beautifully....Drool Drool

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Alan
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#42 Posted : 27 July 2019 23:01:31

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Alan

Many thanks.

It certainly is a lovely model. The detail is incredible even down to be able to read the switch labels on the console.

Like many models i was so up for this one first time it came out but funds were not available at that time so really pleased when they relaunched it.

So far its all going together so well i would highly recommend this kit to anyone thinking of building a large scale car kit.

I will have to start thinking about how i will end up dispjaying all of these as i have 3 more editions before the porsche is complete, a fair way to go on the jaguar and same with the harley fat boy. As to the EAGLEMOSS Aston i won't even mention that (whoops i just did).

I saw some cases on ebay but they are ok for a single kit at around £120 but not ideal for a range of models (ie will cost a fortune).

Never been to an ikea store but they do a glass display cabinet for around the same price as one ebay car case but not sure about the shelf weights.

Tony
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#43 Posted : 27 July 2019 23:58:59

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I'm sure you have the necessary skills to make your own display cases, should be able to find a number of vids on the tube to help you along. Local carpenter would also be able to knock something up and probably at a good rate too....

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Alan
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#44 Posted : 28 July 2019 00:11:28

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A great build so far. I bet you're having fun.
I'm now on my 3rd build of this one as custom builds.
There's just SOOOO much you can do with it.

A really great kit.
Keep it coming.
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#45 Posted : 28 July 2019 13:05:11

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Nice work so far Tony and coming together beautifully, well done. Cool ThumpUp

Kev Smile
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#46 Posted : 28 July 2019 13:14:10

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Hi Tony coming along well,I agree it's a great looking car .cheers mick.BigGrin
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#47 Posted : 28 July 2019 20:33:29

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Its coming along nicely TonyCool For me this car kit has to be the best I have built to date.

Al
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#48 Posted : 08 September 2019 18:29:31

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PACK 8 - LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH LP 500S – 08th SEPTEMBER 2019

My Pack 8 arrived yesterday. This time it’s a 3-section set of parts.

CATCH UP FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS

Still outstanding is the “varnishing” of the car seats.

Need to get these sorted as it is soon, we fit the seat belts to these. I am still in 2 minds as looking at both seats they look fine to me and not sure spraying a load of satin varnish over them will make very much difference.

Need to decide fairly soon as we het the first set of seat belts in this pack although they are not used at this stage.

STAGE 25 – THE FRONT COMPARTMENT 2

PICTURE 1

The parts included this time are

Upper Cage
Brake Servo
Brake Master Cylinder
Spare Wheel Belts x 2
A/C Dehumidifier hose
A/C Condenser Hose
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Screws

PICTURES 2 & 3

We take the front compartment assemble from an earlier stage and lift out the spare wheel.

Also needed are the 2 x Belt Stopper Brackets that came in the last section.

PICTURES 4, 5, 6 & 7

We feed the metal tab from the spare wheel straps through the slots in the front compartment base.

You need to angle these in the get them through.

The hole in each metal tab is placed over the pin as can be seen in
Picture 4.

These metal tabs are then retained in place using the Belt stopper brackets (Picture 5 & 6)

Picture 7 shows how the straps look once in place.

PICTURES 8 & 9

We now take the supplied A/C Condenser hose and the A/C Dehumidifier hose and using tweezers press fit these into place in the front compartment.

PICTURE 10

And this is how things look once the 2 hoses are in place.
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#49 Posted : 08 September 2019 18:36:12

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STAGE 26 – THE FRONT COMPARTMENT 3

PICTURE 11

The parts included this time are:

Windscreen Washer Tank
Battery
Clutch Fluid Reservoir
Battery Cable +
Battery Cable –
Heater Blower
Heater Hose
Horn
Screws

PICTURES 12 & 13

We take the brake servo from the previous stage and ensuring it’s the correct way around (a large and a small pin ensure this cannot be confused) and then press fit this into the bulkhead in the from compartment.

We can see this part in place in Picture 13 indicated by the arrow.

PICTURES 14 & 15

The next part to fit in place is the Brake Master Cylinder. This again press fits into place in the rear bulk head and the lead is fed through a hole in the bulk head.

PICTURES 16 & 17

We “say goodbye” to the lovely detail on the spare wheel as this will now be screwed into the front compartment

PICTURE 18

We now take the Brake Fluid Reservoir onto the top of the Brake Master Cylinder. This again is just a press fit and does not require glue.

PICTURE 19

The last part to fit is the Cage over the spare wheel. This is screwed in place and then the 2 straps fitted earlier are clipped in place.
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#50 Posted : 08 September 2019 18:42:17

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STAGE 27 – THE FRONT COMPARTMENT 4

PICTURE 20

In this stage we get the following parts:

Battery Box and Cover
Seat Belt
Seat Belt Decals (2 are spare)
Ashtray
Gearstick
Gearstick Base

As none of these parts are required at this stage, I have not opened them to ensure nothing gets lost while in storage.

PICTURE 21 & 22

From the previous stage we take the battery and fit this to the rear bulkhead securing it from behind using 2 x M2.3 x 5mm washer screws.

PICTURE 23 & 24

We now take the Windscreen Washer Tank and while the instructions ask you to shape the hose on mine it never retained the shape it is supposed to take on so need to do that again and apply some gentle hairdryer heat to set in to the required shape.

You could also remove the hose an insert a small diameter piece of wire into the hose as this would allow the shape to be retained.

Picture 24 shows this part in place with its hose running out through a hold in the rear bulk head.

PICTURES 25 & 26

We now press fit together the Heater Blower and Heater Hose.
This is put into place and secured in position with a M2.3 x 5mm washer screw.

Picture 26 shows the Front Compartment with the battery leads, Horn (Red part) and hear parts in place.

Its all looking very busy and very nicely detailed.

All that remains to do is put the front compartment back in its bag and store it away until its called for in some future stage.

So, until the next shipment that completes Pack 8.
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#51 Posted : 08 September 2019 19:06:51

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Looking really great so far.
There are a good few options and ways to upgrade this model.

I built it for a contact last year and really enjoyed it.
I'd love to build one for myself at some point.

Keep it coming. lovely work.

Roy.
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#52 Posted : 08 September 2019 23:19:18

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Making lovely progress Tony, all looking good....Cool Cool

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Alan
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#53 Posted : 10 November 2019 19:11:35

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Normal service will resume shortly.LOL

The last 2 packs are similar in the build tasks required.

As those tasks involve gloss coating suspension parks and working on 2 sets of seat belts I decided to hold off until both packs arrived so that I could work on these as a one off.

Hopefully may get some more of this completed in the next week.

Tony
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