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Lotus 33 proxy build

Postby chrisguyw » Tue May 09, 2017 3:50 pm

Gidday folks,....this build is for a proxy that is for GP cars that ran in the 1967 season.......unfortunately, it will only get coverage on another forum, but, I know a few folks here are building for this series, so , a few pics. may give someone a few ideas/inspiration.

The body started life as a Monogram Lotus 25 (a Holy Grail car to many), and it will need a few modifications to turn it into a 33, the main one being replacing the "high" exhausts, with "low" exhausts.........this was my main reason for doing the transformation, as "high" (unprotected) exhausts, make me very nervous on a proxy car ;)

Anyway, as you can see in the pics., I have a long way to go to get the body ready. (The 3 ear knockoffs were done with one of the Molotow "Liqiud Chrome " marker pens, and if you have not tried one of these......you should!!!. There is a review of these pens in the News/Reviews section).

The chassis is a much modified Beardog 3, and initial testing has been very promising......this proxy allows any FF050 motor, and I have used a stock Scaley......on the tracks we will be running on , it will be more than enough!! The wheels are double flanged 13" from RSSLOT, shod with some old vintage tires on the front and some left over Darts' on the rear.
A few more final details to be finished, ....and a little fooling around with lead,.. but, the chassis is essentially done.

Cheers
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Re: Lotus 33 proxy build

Postby steeveew » Tue May 09, 2017 5:46 pm

Beautiful build as always.
The rear suspension detail is jaw dropping.



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Re: Lotus 33 proxy build

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue May 09, 2017 7:34 pm

Yes looks very nice as always.
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Re: Lotus 33 proxy build

Postby Radarek » Tue May 09, 2017 10:07 pm

Great build Chris
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Re: Lotus 33 proxy build

Postby glasshorsevh » Wed May 10, 2017 4:56 am

Chris,

That Beardog unit is very nice. Is it using an offset gear? ...and if you don't mind, what ratio are you going to run?

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Re: Lotus 33 proxy build

Postby chrisguyw » Wed May 10, 2017 6:29 am

glasshorsevh wrote:Chris,

Is it using an offset gear? ...and if you don't mind, what ratio are you going to run?

Val


Hi Val, Yes, it does use an offset crown, and it is geared 8 x 23........with the stock scaley motor and a final weight of approx. 60 gms., this ratio seems to work well.

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Re: Lotus 33 proxy build

Postby Audi1 » Thu May 11, 2017 5:03 am

Looks very nice!

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Re: Lotus 33 proxy build

Postby Aloha » Thu May 11, 2017 3:35 pm

Chris
A true piece of art from the master.
Very nicely done!
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Re: Lotus 33 proxy build...progress

Postby chrisguyw » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:21 pm

Hi Folks,.......Still a long way to go, but, I did manage to get the body painted with Tamiya "Racing Green", and have applied the decals that were supplied by Indycals. Michael (Indycals) has a new process..printer and or ink , that is a real improvement....the yellow on the stripes/pinstripes is very solid, and the colour is spot on. If you have not tried his decals, I for one can highly recommend them :clap:

There is still some Solvaset residue on the body which needs to be cleaned up, and a clear coat (semi gloss) applied..........as well as a ton of detail painting, transmisson, mirrors, etc. etc. to be done........but, as this proxy is a while away, I do have time.

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Re: Lotus 33 proxy build

Postby steeveew » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:06 pm

Very nice !!!




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Re: Lotus 33 proxy build

Postby SuperSlab » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:16 pm

Chris that is just beautiful! Your work is just so depressingly good... But on the other hand, your work is just so upliftingly good!

Love it!

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Re: Lotus 33 proxy build

Postby SLOTTING SINCE 1963 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:36 am

Very very pretty.......unbelievable work Chris.
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Re: Lotus 33 proxy build

Postby glasshorsevh » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:21 pm

...and then there's the GPL re-skin the Eagle thing for those also-rans entering that same nameless proxy...
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Re: Lotus 33 proxy build

Postby chrisguyw » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:43 pm

Well, progress has been slow, but, I am getting there.

I do have a few weeks left before the cars line up for the first race in this proxy, so , I should be able to finish and install the transmission/gearbox bits that must be on the car......fingers crossed!

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PS This is my first attempt at using my new image host..postimage.., so far so good.

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Re: Lotus 33 proxy build

Postby VTECFOUR » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:51 pm

Oh my! That's just gorgeous.

The proxy drivers better be good. I wouldn't want to see that damaged in the fray.

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