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E Type low-drag 49 FXN 1/8 scratch build Options
roymattblack
#1 Posted : 16 January 2023 15:44:20

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This has been on the back burner for a long time but I've decided to make a start on it in between my other builds.

As far as I know, there isn't a 1/8 model of this incredibly famous E Type.
I'm going to add all the bits - engine, interior, opening doors etc.

This one will use a few bits of the big Revell kit - floorpan, suspension parts, uprights, diff cage etc.

The body has been floating about for an age and it was made from a rough carved wood buck years ago, and then vac formed. It will need a lot of filler and sanding.

Anyway, fingers crossed.LOL LOL LOL
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#2 Posted : 17 January 2023 07:41:34
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Hi Roy,

Between you and Mark, I’m thoroughly envious. Where do you find the time?
That car is right up there with the 300SL/SLR it terms of looks.
Cheers,

Mark
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#3 Posted : 18 January 2023 16:35:37

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Many thanks Mark.

A bit of 'mocking up' today.

Side window templates were easy - scaled up from a side-on view of the real car.
Floor part checking for fit - all ok so far.
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#4 Posted : 20 January 2023 17:17:09

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A bit more...

I've chopped the transmission tunnel dashboard end off, and fitted in a moulding of my own that is a more accurate shape for this car.
The upper area needs to be carpeted.

Rear window now cut out but it needs a bit of tidying up.
Front screen next.
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#5 Posted : 24 January 2023 13:16:14

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More window-chopping and test fitting of parts.
Nothing exciting yet.BigGrin
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#6 Posted : 26 January 2023 16:53:31

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For those following...

I've done some more on the interior, based on pics of the real car. Carpeting the compound shapes of the tunnel top was fun.

Front firewall in and a start made on the engine frames. It will all get a coat of dark green shortly.
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#7 Posted : 31 January 2023 12:30:12

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Another update on this one.

The front end was masked using an old poly bag and tape.
After a coat of grey primer I added some green, only to discover I'd used the wrong colour - DOH!

24 hours later, the correct green was put on and the masking was removed when it was dry...
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