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Vector W2 scratch build

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Thanks Tommy & James!

Sorry, won't be any updates for little while, have been awake for last couple of days, there have been evacuations here, this flooding is going on in my city right now!

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And look at that, the doors even fit the body! (that's an inside joke with myself)

Seriously, this is an incredible piece of work. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading this thread, it put a smile on my face.

I remember the adds in automotive magazines in the 80's and early 90's. There was one with a head-on shot with a dark car and the interior glowing yellow/orange. I personally like the swirly wheels like the red W8 car in that video has. When I think Vector, those are the wheels that come to my mind. If you made a set of those and do decide to sell copies of the car, I would buy one. I wouldn't care if the wheels aren't "era correct" for the rest of this versions details.

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Thanks Dennis, yes the wheels you refer to are the ones used on the eventual production W8 cars, this W2 Vector was the original, and the production cars pattered from it :)

Okay, so back at the work bench!

The pre-assembly check looks good, and some other refinements being added, including the oddly shaped interior panels the W2 employed

The Vector W2 was undoubtedly inspired in parts by the Countach of that same time period, most notably the scissor style doors

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AWESOME !

Jeremy, standing on the wheels...buddie, that looks a w e s o m e ...i would sign up once again, if you cast it. Wow.

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Whhhhaaaatttt?! You sir, have some madddddddd skills! I'm definitely jealous of ur mad skills!

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This is going great, Lets see some more. Don't leave us waiting now.

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This is just absolutely incredible!!

The close up shots of this....the detail is better than some of the largest model companies.

You are a true artist my friend!

The vision, the execution, attention to detail.....top notch 100% :wub:

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Hi Jeremy, What a cool project !! You have wonderful skills my friend :)

Randy

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Thanks Dominik, Clayton, Bill, Mike, Ray, Kenny & Randy!

It's the real life stuff keeps getting in the way of my build time! LOL ;)

More to come shortly, as I work to button this master pattern up, then show some of the casting process too

:)

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Been so busy with summer and work, but now some further progress nearing the completion of this build, and then ready for casting! :)

Rear bumper constructed and completed, Fuel post added to body, Photo comparison of the 1/24 Vector body beside it's 1980's contemporary the Countach, and all the different wheels being readied for the Vector! :D

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Amazing! Looks better than a kit! With different choices of wheels too......just WOW!

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Excellent work, it looks amazing, the amount of detail going into this is wild. Keep it up!

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Love your work,

I,m a great fan of schratchbuilding and this is just amazing you got some skills.

It's Always nice to see and i can learn a lot from this one.

Thanks for sharing.

Gr

Dirk

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Wowser!

That's a great piece of scratch building.

Very inspired

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Thanks Ken, yup different wheels for which ever version you'd want to build!

Thanks Jonathan & Frank! :)

Thanks Mike, yes send me word if you find one! :)

Thanks Dirk, thanks iBorg!

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Thanks Pat!

Been off due to hand injury, but starting to resume some further work on my projects now

This first casting of Vector wheels, I gave shot of gloss black paint to see detailing on inspection ....mastered off of 3D printed sets, they came out not to bad, and I'm quite pleased!

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It's coming on sooo well, congratulations so far & like everyone else, can't wiat to see the final product, I had this car up on my wall in the 80s, preffered it's design to the coutach (but likes that too).. thanks again for sharing!

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Thanks Atin! I'll have more updates on this kit build very shortly!

Here's brief vid from the recent Top Gear America show, pity this is all they aired of the Vector on their episode

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxwfLkqx2dg&list=PL01DAB8841968B830&feature=player_detailpage

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More progress photos! :)

With rear W2 bumper complete, chassis rear section completed, and frame rails made to align snug against bumper part

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Front inner wheel wells needed more space for turning wheels / tires clearance, so before closing up center tunnel portion, front portion of wheel wells expanded forward to back edge of air dam spoiler skirt

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W2 rear wind built, from styrene stock

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Test fitment with W2 rear wing in position & stance

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Nearly there!! :)

Test fit with W2 rear wing in position & stance, Fuel filler post opened and cylinder placed for cap insert part to be crafted

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:o ...its a car!

looks like you're on the finish line - or the last corner before. Hot ride.

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