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    Pico Elgin

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  1. That car may not be authentic - always a problem with we classics builders from the days of black & white photography.
  2. Silver has a bit more "pop".
  3. It's time to start thinking about the grille design which is unique to this car so nothing in plastic exists for it. I have fired up Sketchup , my CAD design drug of choice and taken a photo of the car from the front, which gives me the oval shape of the grill and position of the vertical and horizontal bars. A photo of the top of the model is loaded in to the software to give me the curve of the front of the car and then I measure from a photo of the side the angle, which is about 11 degrees. Now I have all 3 views - front, top, and side so I can develop the grille design. Below I am working on it. When finished, I will make a copy, Flip that copy and "weld" it to the right half, then add the cavallino rampante to the center. Then print it in my Anycubic Photon 3d printer.
  4. I've drawn the hood on the body so next is to make a template .
  5. I used what is called high density urethane. But it is high density only in relation to styrofoam, it is actually not very dense. The reason that I'm using it is I was never able to find any reasonably priced Renshape on ebay; until recently. I'm now using the Renshape on another project and it's much superior. Don't use this urethane, I've found finger nails will mar the surface.
  6. Frenzel supercharger: https://www.shapeways.com/product/LL4T3QMAD/frenzel-10-23-15-2-125?optionId=65231815&li=marketplace
  7. A light coat of gray primer to sand and refine the body.
  8. Pico

    What car is this ?

    Steve McQueen had one: https://www.velocetoday.com/steve-mcqueens-siata/
  9. Pico

    What car is this ?

    None in 1/24 -1/25 but very simple to convert using a Cobra. I've looked seriously at it. The track is identical and wheelbase is only 1/2" difference. Rework grille area and add little fins on the rear. Probably some simple body mods. Uses a Fiat 8V engine, which I've already made - see my "The Supersonic has landed" discussion in the On the Workbench section.
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