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  1. I got some more of my 3D parts from Fraxional over the weekend.    All parts are raw as "grown", but I have cleaned off the supports.  Here's a few.

    Flywheel with pressure plate & clutch.  Small 153 tooth flywheel.


    Front side installed in bellhousing.


    New corrected Hewland rear transaxle cover.


     Engineered to mount with magnets.  (I had the bosses for the magnets grown into the part.)


    Full engine & transaxle dry fitted together.


  2. 19 hours ago, 65slotcar said:

    Lola looks insane  Mark.  any chance of  having  a set of  aluminum   rims and inserts made  for consumer.  i have 3 of these kits i would like to build now that i have some inspiration.


    Thanks Bill,

    The wheel centers will probably be offered at a later date through Fraxional.  They fit the kit tires.  They should retrofit onto the the kit suspension too. 

    While I made aluminum outer rims for my model, I will not be offering them for sale, (too time consuming to make); only the 3D grown versions will be offered.  

  3. Thanks guys! 

    Yes, this is a great kit; I recommended it highly when I built the first one for the SA review a year ago. 

    Such a good kit in fact I just started another one yesterday and have plans (and kits) to build more.

  4. On 11/1/2019 at 6:04 AM, caterhamnut said:

    I lucked in to finding this thread, and I am very glad I did. I have seen this model on FB Mark, but obviously only a few photos - and have always admired it greatly. But this thread shows all the phenomenal engineering craftwork that has gone in to the detail...simply stunning.

    I am lucky enough to own the 'real thing' - us Caterham lot are usually rather dismissive of any body modifications, but I have to say that what you have done looks amazing in terms of 'styling' (not a word usually applied to 'caterham' lol) - I think the rear wings look waaaay better than the effort caterham made with their CSR model, and the fairing on the bonnet looks beautiful - even the nose looks fantastic!

    I have got heavily into the 3D printing side of doing this, and it revolutionizes the hobby - but what I admire hugely is the metal work and machining you achieve on this scale - staggering. 

    Off to look for more of your work!


    cheers, angus


    Thank you Angus!  Very kind words indeed!  

    I readily admit that I do things to Seven models I don't think I would do on real ones, ( and I have firsthand experience with 1:1s).  While I try to stay in a realistic realm, I also enjoy building them in "very wrong" ways to the purists. 

    I'll admit I was inspired by the S4 rear fenders, but wanted something softer and tied into a traditional Seven.  The nose was inspired by the early 60's Gurney Eagles and the fairing on the hood (bonnet) just seemed appropriate.

    I too am deep into the 3D aspect of the hobby, but still enjoy old school metal working and machining.  (As you may have noticed on my Lola T-70 project...) 

  5. Thanks Tim!  Here's some more...



    I've been working back and forth and back again with 3D designing, old school machining and basic hand building to facilitate better fitting of the soon to be grown parts to help the fit of the end results.

    I milled up caliper and rotor "blanks" out of resin to help check tolerances inside the software and to the physical parts I have.  I also had to draw up in 3D some of the kit parts I modified for spatial orientation.  Here's some screen grabs I took before sent the files off to Fraxional.






  6. I decided a more modern set of calipers would not only look cooler, but also be more appropriate for the car with some of the other upgrades it is getting.  I made the Wilwood retrofits for the C3 Corvette calipers I made earlier.  They use the same pads.



  7. The start of the aluminum rims.  Some T6-6061 stock and a wooden angle block with 22 and 27 degree angles cut into it.  The block was indexed to the tilt-table as a secondary measure to ensure the angles were uniform on all the wheels.


    First round of cutting; this will be a rear.


  8. Thanks.  No stripes for this one.  It's a replica of the car that was used to make the Tamiya kit. 

    I know the manager at the dealership it was originally delivered to and he provided me photos of when it first arrived.

    It does not look like the way the model will be now as it has had some "upgrades" done to it.

    I agree about the other paint brands.  Tamiya silver is the only one I use now for bodies.  Unless it's a dune buggy, funny car or bass boat...

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