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Re-engineering Monograms Lotus Esprit...new update!

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Car is coming along great. Hope you are feeling better. Flu is not fun.

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On ‎1‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 12:00 PM, cobraman said:

Car is coming along great. Hope you are feeling better. Flu is not fun.

Thanks, Ray....its still raging on. I'm glad you're liking the Lotus!

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You have a lot of irons in the fire mate...I can't keep up more than two builds at once

This Lotus is looking better and better with your detailing

NiceB)

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17 hours ago, Twokidsnosleep said:

You have a lot of irons in the fire mate...I can't keep up more than two builds at once

This Lotus is looking better and better with your detailing

NiceB)

Thanks, bud!!, I always built just one at a time, then recently started 8, now I've decided 4 is a good number. Its not that I couldn't handle 8, it was the fact that it took a whole year just to get ONE of them done, and i'm not getting anywhere that way. I don't really feel like I'm in a hurry, but the future is uncertain, and i'll be buggered if my kits/builds go to people who don't care, and there are certain cars that I HAVE TO BUILD before I check-out!!

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1 hour ago, Dann Tier said:

Thanks, bud!!, I always built just one at a time, then recently started 8, now I've decided 4 is a good number. Its not that I couldn't handle 8, it was the fact that it took a whole year just to get ONE of them done, and i'm not getting anywhere that way. I don't really feel like I'm in a hurry, but the future is uncertain, and i'll be buggered if my kits/builds go to people who don't care, and there are certain cars that I HAVE TO BUILD before I check-out!!

"the future is uncertain, and i'll be buggered if my kits/builds go to people who don't care, and there are certain cars that I HAVE TO BUILD before I check-out!!"

I have to agree with you Dann.

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Hey, everyone!, this interior is almost done too!  Just need to add the gauges, seatbelts, and SB floormats. Should be done in a day or so!

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This has been fun (and educational!) to watch!  Keep up the good work. :)

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10 hours ago, Jonathan said:

This has been fun (and educational!) to watch!  Keep up the good work. :)

Thanks a lot, Jonathan!!, i'm glad you are liking it!!…..I only have two more things to do to finish the interior now...painting/installing the floormats, and adding an interior over-the-head light.

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Does anybody know why the photos change order after I arrange them in proper order, and then hit "Submit Reply"?.....its getting pretty annoying

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6 hours ago, Scalper said:

WOW interior looks great... wood parts look spot on  

Thanks ,Andre!!

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Keeps looking very nice, Dann. The Lotus logo will be a nice touch on the floormats!

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Dan......have followed your posts on this kit. I have two of these in progress and a lot of your mod are impressive. One of my pet peeves on models is the wheels never steer. Here is my modification to the front suspension of the kit you are working on. The rubber boots are silicone tubing turned in a moto-tool. The rest is pretty straight forward. Mine are already painted and awaiting final assembly but I may add a lot of the mods to the interiors you have. Yours is looking very good.....Regards Rich

PS..took some digging to find these...it was done 10/21/2009

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5 hours ago, Tommy124 said:

Keeps looking very nice, Dann. The Lotus logo will be a nice touch on the floormats!

Thanks, bud!!, i'm pretty happy with it sofar!

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15 minutes ago, Rich Chernosky said:

Dan......have followed your posts on this kit. I have two of these in progress and a lot of your mod are impressive. One of my pet peeves on models is the wheels never steer. Here is my modification to the front suspension of the kit you are working on. The rubber boots are silicone tubing turned in a moto-tool. The rest is pretty straight forward. Mine are already painted and awaiting final assembly but I may add a lot of the mods to the interiors you have. Yours is looking very good.....Regards Rich

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Thanks for following, Rich, i'm glad you're liking it! I too wish all models had posable steering. Its not really that annoying to me if they don't....surprisingly, i'd just prefer it. What DOES get under my wick though, is when a kit DOES have posable steering, but the design of the wheel wells is too tight to let them turn!!…..especially when you spend $95 on the kit, and its a curbside!!! As much as I love Fujimi kits, the Lamborghini Reventon kits steering?....gets on my wick!!  Depending on the kit, my motivation, and my mood at the time, dictates whether or not I fix the issues of kits, and in the case of my current build....the Reventon, I will just leave it alone. For my Lotus, I didn't really care too much about posable steering, probably due to the fact that I just got done with a year-long, insane build of the Pagani Huayra. What I DID decide to do to its suspension however, was to lower it a bit. I don't necessarily think the right height is that bad, but I just wanted a lower look. I think what you have done there is VERY cleaver, and looks great!!…..maybe you will post more photos of them?!….these don't get seen much often, due to the horrible fit issues.

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46 minutes ago, Dann Tier said:

Thanks for following, Rich, i'm glad you're liking it! I too wish all models had posable steering. Its not really that annoying to me if they don't....surprisingly, i'd just prefer it. What DOES get under my wick though, is when a kit DOES have posable steering, but the design of the wheel wells is too tight to let them turn!!…..especially when you spend $95 on the kit, and its a curbside!!! As much as I love Fujimi kits, the Lamborghini Reventon kits steering?....gets on my wick!!  Depending on the kit, my motivation, and my mood at the time, dictates whether or not I fix the issues of kits, and in the case of my current build....the Reventon, I will just leave it alone. For my Lotus, I didn't really care too much about posable steering, probably due to the fact that I just got done with a year-long, insane build of the Pagani Huayra. What I DID decide to do to its suspension however, was to lower it a bit. I don't necessarily think the right height is that bad, but I just wanted a lower look. I think what you have done there is VERY cleaver, and looks great!!…..maybe you will post more photos of them?!….these don't get seen much often, due to the horrible fit issues.

Thanks for the reply and the compliments. I am with you on the wheel wells. I have carved many a body (especially resin) in order to get the wheels to steer properly. I have that Pagani Huayra and plan to put this little beauty in the seat. I have done some preliminary fitting of the body and chassis but the kit is very daunting. I am not easily intimidated by a kit but this is one of them. I have moods too and maybe I can get the incentive to dive into.  I have plenty of kits that will require a lot of engineering. A real modeler will dig into it and can turn a sow's ear ear into a decent model. I applaud your efforts on that Monogram Lotus. Its coming along quite nicely.

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25 minutes ago, Rich Chernosky said:

Thanks for the reply and the compliments. I am with you on the wheel wells. I have carved many a body (especially resin) in order to get the wheels to steer properly. I have that Pagani Huayra and plan to put this little beauty in the seat. I have done some preliminary fitting of the body and chassis but the kit is very daunting. I am not easily intimidated by a kit but this is one of them. I have moods too and maybe I can get the incentive to dive into.  I have plenty of kits that will require a lot of engineering. A real modeler will dig into it and can turn a sow's ear ear into a decent model. I applaud your efforts on that Monogram Lotus. Its coming along quite nicely.

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Nice!!, i'm gonna get the figure of the guy with his dog pissing on a tyre!...lol  -same company. I have just recently finished my Pagani, and I show how to fix the problems, plus add a TON of SB, and extras!  Its not really that bad, if you already know what needs to be done. I am an Admin on Youtubes Scale Models and Figurines, I have 3-4 videos on how I built my Pagani, in case you wanted to know. If you go back a few pages here, you will see around 28 pages of step-by-step photos of my Uber-detailed Huayra.

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I have seen this model before. Soooooo...you are the builder.  Very impressive.  I will check it out. And thanks for the encouragement...Regards Rich

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9 hours ago, Rich Chernosky said:

I have seen this model before. Soooooo...you are the builder.  Very impressive.  I will check it out. And thanks for the encouragement...Regards Rich

Yup, its me, lol!....happy to help!!

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Had a bit of a set back, one of the decals was slightly off, so I redid it. heres where they are now...only flocking left to do!

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On 30.1.2019 at 6:01 PM, Dann Tier said:

i'm gonna get the figure of the guy with his dog pissing on a tyre!

Careful, Dann, as that means you'll still have to build a Bugatti to complete the scenery... LOL! Btw, I have that dog kit too! :rolleyes:

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5 minutes ago, Tommy124 said:

Careful, Dann, as that means you'll still have to build a Bugatti to complete the scenery... LOL! Btw, I have that dog kit too! :rolleyes:

LOL!!…..I thought of that, but I cant find myself wasting supplies, or time on that mess!!, if I do do it, I will just get a dicast one.....even then, i'm struggling with having one in the house!!...lol

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