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#81 Scale-Master

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 02:05 PM

Seven parts for the can and mount, note the knurled edges of the cap. I think I can finally start it up now...
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Posted 06 October 2006 - 07:51 PM

Those look real.
I would love to do a 1/16 baja with that set up.
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 01:52 PM

Finally have something more to share.
The interior is pretty close to being finished as is the engine compartment.
The nose is done and has the cloisonne Lotus emblem bolted on. (It is still a Caterham...)
Also made a velcro fastened hide-a-key for the fender...
The wheels are done and accessorized with Lotus center caps, (7 sided) and Super 7 valve caps...
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 03:08 PM

Absolutely stunning work!!

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 03:43 PM

Well Mark, I ran out of words about this project long ago... :wink:
What paint did you use for the body? I absolutely love that color.

Thanks,

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 04:26 PM

Well Mark, I ran out of words about this project long ago...



That pretty well sums it up for me too!

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 04:35 PM

Stunning!!!

I've enjoyed catching up with your project. How long have you been working on it? Do you own a 1:1 Seven?

Good Luck
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 05:06 AM

Thanks all. It figures that you would like the color Ismael, it's '96 Corvette Grand Sport Admiral Blue, it's touch up paint from my real car.
I've been building this one for about 30 months. I have friends with real ones, they are a blast, but I'm not sure I want a real one in my stable, at least not right now.
But it would a lot quicker just to build a real one from the kit than building models this way...

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 01:06 PM

Great job

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 04:01 PM

If it were real, I could finally test drive it. Dirtied up the real wheel wells just a bit, keeps it in line with the rest of the build, clean but driven. Also made the hex head bolts for the fenders, had Phillips head screws holding together before.
The nose fits correctly, the hood is just loosely placed on it for the photos. It fits, but takes more time than I wanted to put into it at this time, so that's why it looks a bit askew. (Didn't want to loose the sun...) More to come...
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 04:44 PM

Nice! I've run out of things to say about this project...

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 09:32 AM

I have been following this build silently but it's time to express my sheer amazement with your skill and talent. You have created a miniture car so close to real it is truly one of a kind. Kudo's on your work and look forward to seeing more.

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 06:46 AM

Absolutely amazing......

I have looked through your recent threads and am amazed at the detail....Looking for ideas and inspiration for my Pocher Testarossa....

Is there anywhere I can see all the build of this Super Seven....and maybe more inspirational work...

Thanks....

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 11:12 AM

Thanks everyone.
Almost the whole build is in here, lots of pictures and explanations:

http://www.automotiv...ad.php?t=566092

Check the threads at the bottom of the first post for all the information...

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 10:13 AM

I remember seeing the red one in person at the IPMS nats, when they were held in OKC a couple of years ago. This one make that one seem like a toy. Which is saying a lot, cause the red one just blew my mind when I saw it. This is just incredible!! Especially, watching it come together!!!