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Lotus Seven Replica - diary of a build F I N I S H E D


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2018-10-21
re-did the stance to give it a little rake
front: lowered
rear: raised and widened the track
plenty of work though: make longer damper and coils cause a spacer on the axle did not look nice. cut off and re-glue front hub. spacers on the rear wheels.
much more happy now!

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2018-11-02
In my previous post i stated: "Ready 4 paint!".
But when making the assembly instructions i again had the steering wheel i had chosen in my hands which still did not satisfy me, cause it's too big.
I had 2 Mini steering wheels, i like the white one more but the black one was a bit smaller, that's why i choose this one.
Therefore i decided to build one from scratch and now i'm happy!

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This was my template for the steering wheel:
 
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13 hours ago, da Speedinger said:

2018-11-02
In my previous post i stated: "Ready 4 paint!".
But when making the assembly instructions i again had the steering wheel i had chosen in my hands which still did not satisfy me, cause it's too big.
I had 2 Mini steering wheels, i like the white one more but the black one was a bit smaller, that's why i choose this one.
Therefore i decided to build one from scratch and now i'm happy!

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This was my template for the steering wheel:
 
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That steering wheel is on a Lotus 6 by the look of it.

steve

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17 hours ago, Earl Marischal said:

That steering wheel is on a Lotus 6 by the look of it.

steve

Steve, I cannot tell if its a Lotus 6 or 7. I only can tell: i liked it and therefore i used it as a sample. No harm is done, cause its a replica and not an original i am building ;)

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On 27/11/2018 at 2:18 PM, da Speedinger said:

Steve, I cannot tell if its a Lotus 6 or 7. I only can tell: i liked it and therefore i used it as a sample. No harm is done, cause its a replica and not an original i am building ;)

Sorry Michel. That wasn't meant to be a criticism, just an observation.

steve :(

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2018-11-14
Good progress in painting and assembling the car from the inside to the outside. Axels with suspension, engine with some of its details, radiator with hoses, brake and fuel lines are in.
Next to come: nose cone and scuttle, then complete the engine.

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2 hours ago, da Speedinger said:

Thank you Alex. Your frequent comments are very much appreciated!

I really like these cars, and you are taking a very non-traditional approach to recreating one, especially with all the kits available out there.

As a model builder, I know what it takes to make something from scratch and look like the real thing. It takes skill and good eye, and looks like you have plenty of both!

 

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3 hours ago, Italianhorses said:

I really like these cars, and you are taking a very non-traditional approach to recreating one, especially with all the kits available out there.

As a model builder, I know what it takes to make something from scratch and look like the real thing. It takes skill and good eye, and looks like you have plenty of both!

 

Well, there's not much to say after such kind words from you. Except - you perfectly nailed it! You're right, i don't want to go out, buy and build a popular kit, then add all available detail up sets. Don't get me wrong - this gives you superb results and requires plenty of skills to make it. But hundred or thousand others can do the same and then they all have more or less the same build sitting on their shelves. I prefer to create something only I have. Even if my results are far from perfect and the finish should be a lot better, especially on the paint job.

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