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    1. Kit: Tamiya/Scale-Master, by (VIP/Sponsor) ScaleMaster is offline
      Builder Last Online: Sep 2021 Show Printable Version Email this Page
      Model Scale: 1/12 Rating:  (1 votes - 5.00 average) Thanks: 2
      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 シ 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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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaleMaster View Post
    The U.V. resin Lola T-70 Mk III I'm using captures detail well, but it is very hard and brittle.
    I make copies with a more user friendly urethane Lola T-70 Mk III resin Lola T-70 Mk III .
    One crack or chip from working the parts in this case would mean 8 hours of printing, post processing and curing Lola T-70 Mk III .
    And since I'm drilling into the parts to accept machined metal parts the likelihood of that happening is moderately high.
    Even though I grow extras, the casting Lola T-70 Mk III is worth the effort in the long run. Plus I can always make more for other projects.
    Interesting. I use Elegoo gray ABS like resin Lola T-70 Mk III , which is well, ABS like! I drill it all the time and it's pretty good, and no-more brittle than casting Lola T-70 Mk III resin Lola T-70 Mk III IMHO, might be worth a go if you haven't tried it?

    Great job anyway, looking fantastic.

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    Nick
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    I made the brackets for the fuel pump and regulator out of brass.



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    Quote Originally Posted by nickedw View Post
    Interesting. I use Elegoo gray ABS like resin Lola T-70 Mk III , which is well, ABS like! I drill it all the time and it's pretty good, and no-more brittle than casting Lola T-70 Mk III resin Lola T-70 Mk III IMHO, might be worth a go if you haven't tried it?

    Great job anyway, looking fantastic.

    Regards,

    Nick
    I must admit I like the way it prints, but in the cleaning tank (isopropyl alcohol Lola T-70 Mk III ) the excess resin Lola T-70 Mk III coagulates into curtains which are really messy to clean out. For prototyping at the moment I'm using standard black, which is a bit less viscous.
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    Looks like my resin Lola T-70 Mk III has aged out, so I used the 3D printed master. I still have the mold for these parts, in case I want to make some for other projects.
    I machined the fittings and mounting hardware for the regulator.
    The adjusting knob on the regulator is knurled. A small Holley decal Lola T-70 Mk III was made too, and then it was all lightly dirtied up.




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    I also machined the fittings and mounting hardware for the fuel pump.
    The pump is a mix of cast and grown parts; the motor is machined brass.
    The bolt on the clamp for the pump is threaded.
    I made the decals for it too.





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    I machined the fuel filters. The primary is like what I run on my real cars and all aluminum. (It even has the three spot welds on one end.)
    The secondary is one of those glass types (that I don't use on my cars…), but I thought it would look cool on this one. I machined the glass tube from some slightly tinted acrylic Lola T-70 Mk III rod to give the look of it being filled with fuel. The ends and filter element are aluminum and it has gaskets between the glass and metal.



    Lola T-70 Mk III
    Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... - Mark D. Jones
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    Once again, amazing details. Cannot wait to see the finished body too.
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    Thanks Larry! I too would like to see the finished body...


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    Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... - Mark D. Jones
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