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In Topic: Building a 1/4 Lamborghini

09 October 2007 - 11:18 PM

Hi everyone. It's been awhile since I posted. The server that hosted my site disappeared, but I've found a better one. Here's my new link: lamboscales.110mb.com I added a few more pictures to "Stage 7"

I also tried to get some material for my rubber tyres and windhield/lights. I've sent two emails to Michael Ortmann, I've got no reply, and I contacted http://www.gcip.co.uk/ for lexan, and they didn't respond neither. I'm very disappointed. I understand that a Lambrghini owner refuses to help me by giving me some measurements, but I'm ignored eaven if I want to buy stuff from someone? :angry:

In Topic: Building a 1/4 Lamborghini

20 June 2007 - 10:39 PM

[quote name='gasman']I can't help you but wow, thats an amazing project. it must be huge[/quote]

Thanks :D

[quote name='SoCalCarCulture']Wow, amazing project!

I'm sure you have tons of reference material, but if you need more all the Lamborghini Media images are in this album on my site...


Nice collection of pictures you have! Yes, I have a huge source of images, but there are rare pics in your album.

[quote name='Jairus']That is quite a project and I hope you are going to keep us updated with the progress. I happen to know that I DO NOT have the room for storage of a project of that size but I wish you the very best.

Lexan is my choice for window glass.... and what Modelmartin says is correct. PLEASE put your name on your post. Forum rules require you to post your name when you register with a handle. Best way to do this is click on the Profile section above and look for the "Signature Text Box". Put your name in there and click "Update" or "Save".

As for tires, make your masters and then contact this guy Michael Ortmann at the link I provided. He casts rubber tires for slot cars. He could either make your tires or can help you aquire the materials to cast your own.

Thank you and good luck![/quote]

It is quite big (~ 48x20x9.2 in), and I have problems with space often. I was thinking if I had enough space, I would make all the Lambos I like, and some other cars in this size. I will think about this ONLY when my current project is finished AND I have enough room :D

Thanks for all the great help you guys gave me. I will look around where these materials can be found. Michael Ortmann seems a good deal to me, I hope the material he uses is easy to work with. Both acetate and Lexan sound promising, I have to try out both.

Here's a pic from yesterday. I'm correcting lines that are wrong. There are much more than it seems. I realized, if you want to make it accurate as possible, you have to spend more time just watching it than working on it.

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In Topic: Building a 1/4 Lamborghini

17 June 2007 - 05:17 AM

Thanks for the replys guys...

The major problem is, I live in Europe, and most of the materials used in the US are not available here, or have a different name, or different characteristics. I-ve never heard of these materials: acetate, clear plastic sheets from evergreen and vacu-forming. Maybe acetate can be found here, but it would be hard to find. The second problem is, there are no model-shops in the area. not eaven in a range of 200 miles. In fact there are a few shops, but they sell only models. I will search for the materials mentioned above.

As for the tyres... I don't want to use RC car tyres (eaven if they would be available), because I want to make it as accurate as possible. They mst be a the right size and need to have the original Pirelli profile.
What is the rubber-like resin? Is it a material similar to epoxy/polyesther resin (2 composites, no special technique required)? Just how hard is it? Is it only an alternative for not using hard plastics, or is it smooth like a real tyre? Which stores should have this resin?

The taillights are simple to make as far as I find the perfect material for the windhield. I plan to make it 100% transparent and use some semi-transparent red-yellow films/vinyls/whatever. The only hard part is the bottom of the tail-lights, because they are bent at a sharp angle.

Thanks again, I already found some great help here. I will update my site as I go further with my project.