Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:45 AM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:27 PM
Some more progress pics..
Ive smoothed the firewall to allow better detailing later,
Ive added a filler panel between the firewall and body to reduce an obvious gap
then I've built inner door panels as race cars don't have interiors..
Since I don't have any other pics to work from, Im taking a bit of artistic licence with the interior. :-)
thanks for looking.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:42 PM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:53 PM
Gave the door panels a bit of depth by adding some styrene to replica the real ones.
I had to trim the screen down quite a bit to allow the dash to fit up snugly. I then added some small strips to hold the windscreen in place whilst i test fitted the dash and interior.
I then wanted to replicate the hanging front bumpaer as per my reference pic, but the grill and bumper were moulded as one piece. Nothing to do but split them
Ive smoothed the quages and opened up where a radio would have been, then fabricated a cover panel that will get painted Aluminium later.
Edited by Talbot90, 09 August 2012 - 10:54 PM.
Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:19 AM
Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:05 PM
Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:18 PM
I made some more progress today.
Added edges to the engine bay as per a 1:1 car.
Then added some detail to the firewall..
Not sure about the brake cylinder yet. The wire looks a little outa scale. Probably redo it.
Thanks for all the positive comments so far
Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:09 PM
I think its much better.
Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:59 PM
Replaced the brake cyclinder..Much happier with this one.
Since my reference pic looks like and abandoned car I wanted it to look like the headlights were missings so..
I went to the parts box for a radiator and shroud. I didnt like what I found
so made my own,
thanks for looking..
Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:06 PM
Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:30 PM
Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:44 PM
Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:09 PM
I couldn't make out the sign-writing on the side of my reference pic, so went searching for whatever I could find on 61 Starliners to hopefully stumble across something..... well..after about 4 hours I lucked out..!! :-)
I found the car and the Facebook restoration page for it. !!
Hopefully I hear back and can get some more pics.. It'll make my model so much more accurate.