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1/8 scale Lister Knobbly Jaguar total scratch build Options
roymattblack
#1 Posted : 18 January 2020 16:54:01

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A model from the past, but I thought some of you may be interested to see how I built the model Lister.

It all began after seeing some pics of these incredible cars and then discovering that the factory is only about 50 miles from where I live.

I telephoned them, spoke to the MD and when I explained that I'd like to build a high detail model of one of the cars, I was invited to the factory to have a complete 'free run' of the place including being allowed to take (over 200) photo's for reference, make sketches, take measurements and get all the info I could.
The MD even made me coffee and at the end of the day I was given a lovely large book all about the Knobbly Listers.

Of course, plans needed to be drawn up...
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#2 Posted : 18 January 2020 19:41:38

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Wow..what a great opportunity Roy. I'm very envious. Super pictures, thanks for sharing.
Malc.
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#3 Posted : 18 January 2020 20:14:54

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Looking forward to more pics roy.
Ken's the name modeling's the game.
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#4 Posted : 19 January 2020 00:39:36

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Can quite imagine you being like a child in a sweet shop Roy, what a fantastic opportunity for you and am sure you thoroughly enjoyed your visit.... Love the pics, thanks for sharing.....Drool Drool

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#5 Posted : 19 January 2020 11:34:57

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Many thanks for looking in chaps.

A few days after my factory visit I had a call from the MD asking if 3D CAD data scanned from a real car would be of any use.
My thoughts suddenly jumped from my usual 'eggbox' approach to building the body, to having one 3D printed.

The 3D data was passed to a company who print parts for Bentley and they kindly printed a shell for me at half price as they did it over Xmas when the main factory was on shut down. Mind you, it still cost me the best part of £500.

I knew from the outset that the 3D printed shell wouldn't actually be used as I wanted to keep it as a master for any further Lister builds in the future.
When the shell arrived it was cleaned up and passed to my vac forming contact who made another shell in 1.25mm styrene.

I didn't take any pics of the printed shell but you can see it in a box under my desk in the first picture. The shell is now buried in a box of gubbins in my garage for (not very likely) future use.

The styrene shell parts were cleaned up, trimmed and prepared for future work...
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Great stuff roy.
Ken's the name modeling's the game.
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#7 Posted : 21 January 2020 09:03:58

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Many thanks for peeping in Ken.Cool
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#8 Posted : 21 January 2020 11:27:36

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Lovely pictures Roy, you must have been like a big kid.LOL
So when is their visit to your factory.LOL
Mark
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#9 Posted : 22 January 2020 17:57:02

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Thanks Mark.

The next bit to attend to was to make the chassis.
This was mainly constructed from ally and brass section, all held together with Araldite. No soldering from me.

The plans were carefully drawn up using the sketches, measurements and photo's I took at the factory. I was quite chuffed with the result.
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#10 Posted : 22 January 2020 22:05:55

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Ahh I was always scared of making chassis as I cant solder or weld to save my life, that's a great tip roy.
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#11 Posted : 22 January 2020 23:24:06

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Araldite...
You can't beat it.
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#12 Posted : 31 January 2020 09:26:19

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A bit more on the Lister for those following my waffle..Laugh

The main engine parts were cast next in resin, along with the Dunlop wheel parts for (much later) use.
Rear diff was also cast, assembled and fitted in place.

The body was painted next in the correct green - Lister kindly gave me the paint codes for the colours, including the yellow.

The dash panel in the car also acts as the firewall - no extra weight wanted in this car.

The gauges are set at an angle, as in the genuine car. I can only assume it's to make them easier to read when moving at high speed.
The rear of the dash had some preliminary wiring added and then it was assembled into the body along with more chassis detailing.
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#13 Posted : 31 January 2020 21:31:59

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Superb
Ken's the name modeling's the game.
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Its great to see how you make these amazing cars Roy.

Carl

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#15 Posted : 01 February 2020 00:19:57

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A true masterclass in how to build model cars.... simply stunning work there Roy...Love Love … Envious of the skills you show.....

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Alan
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Many thanks chaps.
Great to see a few followers.Laugh
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#17 Posted : 20 February 2020 18:27:23

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A bit more on this one.

The front footwell boxes were made up as well as the transmission tunnel and a few interior pieces.
The tunnel was vac formed over some very basic wooden sections and then modified accordingly.
The tunnel and sides are trimmed in thin leather and the footwell parts are just ally painted plastic sheet. Rivet detail added using a stained glass pen.

There are a lot of electrical parts that go on here, all following plenty of reference pictures from the real car.
TONS more to go.
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Wow, that is coming along beautifully. Stunning work Roy.Love Love Drool Drool

Mark
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Excellent work there Roy. Top notch building as usual. Andy.
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#20 Posted : 20 February 2020 23:57:19

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Love everything about this, truly outstanding......Love Love Love

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