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roymattblack
#1 Posted : 07 September 2021 14:00:42

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Well, we're just heading into Autumn once more. (Lovely warm day today though - might fire up the Barbie later on...)

Anyway, time to start sticking plastic together again although at present I'm deep into re-filming a hand drawn and painted cell animated cartoon short I made around 40 years ago.
I lost the original film many years ago but still have most of my art.
I've built a new animation camera stand (Rostrum) and have the lighting sorted. Some art to re-draw and re-paint. Then time to start.
I might post bits in the 'What else do we do' section.

That aside, I've pulled out another wreck from my stash of junk kits to see what I can do with it.
It was part built when I got it. Not too shabby either but I'm still going to strip it down as much as possible and start again.

Currently Googling race colour schemes that are a bit different.

On we go...
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#2 Posted : 08 September 2021 10:55:52

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Ok, off we go.

Any guesses?
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#3 Posted : 08 September 2021 13:41:41

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Rear inner bulkhead cut down and temporarily screwed to tail section to give shape and support...
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#4 Posted : 08 September 2021 13:41:41

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Rear inner bulkhead cut down and temporarily screwed to tail section to give shape and support.
Tail end cut down and re-shaped. Still lots to do.
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#5 Posted : 08 September 2021 20:59:58

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Nice to see you bring another model back it its rightful glory
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#6 Posted : 09 September 2021 16:24:25

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Nice start Roy, though interested to know why you've dissected the engine cover? I'm sure this will be a fab model when finished and will definitely be following your restoration build, should be fun!!

The Lola T70 is one of the few Tamiya 1:12 kits that I didn't get to build when it was first released back in the '70s. Always wanted to build one but never got round to it, which I think is because I was busy buying and building all of the Tamiya F1 kits as they were released. Sad to say, none of them survived the years that followed! Sad

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#7 Posted : 10 September 2021 08:19:19

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Many thanks for looking in chaps.

So as to stop anyone wondering what on earth I'm doing chopping up the rear and re-shaping the back end - Here's what I'm aiming to make.
John Surtees Lola T70 Spyder.
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#8 Posted : 10 September 2021 13:11:42

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I’m sure you will do a great job. Watching with interest to see this come together. Andy.
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#9 Posted : 10 September 2021 15:11:54

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Doh! Of course it is! Why didn't I think of that? Blink Huh

I have to say Roy I like the look of the full bodied T70, but actually I find this version much more pleasing to the eye, very sleek, and with the roof taken off the engine cover that engine will be fully on display to make a nice model even more interesting?!

Great choice Roy, I'm sure you'll make a fantastic job of this build and I will definitely be following this diary. Will you be 'plunge moulding' a new flatter windscreen for this maybe?

Well done! Drool ThumpUp

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#10 Posted : 10 September 2021 15:20:34

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I haven't thought about the screen yet... lol...LOL LOL LOL
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#11 Posted : 10 September 2021 15:32:58

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roymattblack wrote:
I haven't thought about the screen yet... lol...LOL LOL LOL


I haven't looked but there must be loads of tutorial videos on Youtube to show you how to do 'plunge moulding' if you haven't already tried it? Looking forward to seeing how you tackle the screen when you get to it Roy! Cool ThumpUp

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#12 Posted : 11 September 2021 09:02:58

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Nice kit Roy, count me as one of your followers, should be a very interesting build.Cool

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#13 Posted : 12 September 2021 09:54:49

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Thanks for peeping in chaps.

The rear deck has been made from sheet plastic and added, and then (umpteen) card templates were made to create the modified air intakes.
These were finally made in sheet plastic and glued in place.

Ok, I now have a rough tail end.
Lots of filler and sanding next...
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Thats looking great Roy
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#15 Posted : 14 September 2021 09:50:54

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Many thanks Ken.

The rear end has had a first load of filler, sanding and a light grey coat to show up where it needs filling next, so still more filling and sanding to do.

The front end on the T70 Spyder opens in a different place to the standard cars so I glued the parts together and then cut them apart in the correct place.
On we go...
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Nice
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#17 Posted : 17 September 2021 13:48:14

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You're making great progress with this already Roy, and though I'm sure it is a lot of laborious chopping, filling and sanding at this stage as it always is with any conversion, the rewards for taking your time at this stage will be a fabulous model when you get to the finish!

Really looking forward to seeing how this develops Roy, keep it coming! Cool ThumpUp

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#18 Posted : 19 September 2021 18:26:09

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Many thanks for peeping in chaps.

After a LOT of filling, sanding, filling, sanding, the rear has a coat of primer to show imperfections.
Still more filling and sanding needed and I've got to make a new rear panel as yet.
On we go...
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#19 Posted : 22 September 2021 10:39:35

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A little more for those following along.

The rear end of the engine cover is completely different to a normal T70.
I've had to cut away the old rear and make a new one in sheet plastic.
Still lots of shaping and filling etc to do but the coats of grey primer give me a good idea of imperfections.
Slowly getting there...
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