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    1. Kit: Tamiya/Scale-Master, by (VIP/Sponsor) ScaleMaster is offline
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      Started: 06-02-19 Build Revisions: Never  
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      I pulled this kit from my stash on May 5, 2019; the night we got home from the GSL.

      1997 reissue of the 1970 Tamiya Lola T-70 Mk III kit. It's been patiently waiting for 22 years in my stash to be built.
      I've been researching, planning and figuring all month. (Actually I was scheming a couple days before in case I didn't find a dream deal on another Caterham kit during the show/trip.)
      It will be built as a street car T-70 replica with some modern upgrades.


      I started by cleaning up the tub and main body panels.
      Lots of filling and sanding Lola T-70 Mk III to remove the twenty ¼ inch diameter ejection pin marks in the tub alone and general parting lines. But still a nicely molded kit considering its age.


      The insides of the body also needed to be addressed for the same issues.




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    Fluoboric acid.


    Lola T-70 Mk III
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    I took a shot at growing some parts myself. Here's a valve cover. It's hard to capture the details in the clear resin Lola T-70 Mk III in photos. I plan to cast copies in opaque urethane Lola T-70 Mk III resin Lola T-70 Mk III .



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    The alternator parts were grown by Fraxional, but I neglected to send one of the part files so the clear piece is the inner/center section that I grew rather than wait.



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    I made some design changes to the wheel centers and rather than wait for Fraxional to grow new ones for me I took a shot at it by doing a front first. (My impatience; they have good turn-around times). I can't get the quality that Fraxional does (at least at this time…) and so I had to spend a couple hours fine tuning it on the mill. Not sure if this will be the final master or if I will go back to my original plan of having Fraxional grow these wheel parts. Primer Lola T-70 Mk III will help determine that path…


    Doesn't look too bad with my aluminum outer rim on it though.



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    Brake pad masters ready to have a mold made. My 3D files grown by Fraxional.



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    Thanks for the acid's name! Nice wheel, by the way, especially with the aluminum outer rim!
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    You're welcome Roger!
    And thanks!


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    I grew the masters of the Wilwood calipers I designed but was not able to get the outsides to look their best without sacrificing the details on the insides where the pads mount.


    I machined and hand finished the insides to accept the pads and to fit together.

    Fronts on top, rears on the bottom.



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    This is the inside of the valve cover master. While I designed it with mounting features they filled in when the part was grown. So I milled those features in by hand.



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    I wasn't satisfied with the last wheel I grew so I redesigned a few parts of it and made a new one. The front came out fine; it was the back side I didn't like.
    It like the previous one required a good bit of post-machine work (it was designed to have that work done) and I think it is an improvement.




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    Really better looking. That kind of wheel would be rather difficult to do with conventional method!
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    It's turning out to be a challenge even with these advanced methods!


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    Hello, and Happy New Year!

    Excuse me for just dropping in, -the parts that you are growing, are SLA? or POLYJET?

    -Don
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    Hi Don, SLA for these parts.

    The valve cover pattern is done and ready to have a mold made from it.

    Same for the calipers.



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    Once in primer Lola T-70 Mk III I still was not satisfied so I re-engineered the wheel to be three pieces instead of two.
    This is the new spoke piece as it was grown.


    And then machined.




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