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    1. Kit: Tamiya/Scale-Master, by (VIP/Sponsor) ScaleMaster is offline
      Builder Last Online: May 2022 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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  1. nickedw's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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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.



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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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    I milled the 7/16 bolts and washers for the headers.





    And wrapped them with heat insulation…










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    What are you using for the heat insulation? Looks great. I am guessing it will be painted - yes? I haven't built anything with headers, but wanted to do some of this kind of wrap on some side pipes near where they exit the body.
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    Some years ago, I did the same but on a 1:1 Lola T-70 Mk III scale car! Not especially easy when all is assembled. I can imagine that at this scale, it was not easy either!
    Anyway, they are looking good!
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    Thanks guys!
    It's a cloth bandage tape that I should have bought a second roll of when I found it years ago.
    The same product is now paper and useless for this. But I'm still looking...

    It took me a whole day to wrap these, much longer than to do a real car.
    The valve covers will be painted later, but the wrapping will not be painted.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaleMaster View Post
    Thanks guys!
    It's a cloth bandage tape that I should have bought a second roll of when I found it years ago.
    The same product is now paper and useless for this. But I'm still looking...

    It took me a whole day to wrap these, much longer than to do a real car.
    The valve covers will be painted later, but the wrapping will not be painted.
    I might try experimenting with some with hockey tape but I am guessing your gauze bandage material is thinner Lola T-70 Mk III . I can imagine it was very difficult to do, but it came out great!
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    Hi I am new here and I hope I found the right place to be. I would like to build MK3 but Aston Martin version. I found on this forum an old thread regarding conversion to AM http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/...ya-1-12-a.html . I wonder is it stil possible to get in touch with the builder or will somebody will tell me where to look for such conversion. thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andsla View Post
    Hi I am new here and I hope I found the right place to be. I would like to build MK3 but Aston Martin version. I found on this forum an old thread regarding conversion to AM http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/...ya-1-12-a.html . I wonder is it stil possible to get in touch with the builder or will somebody will tell me where to look for such conversion. thanks
    Best Balsa Kits used to sell a resin Lola T-70 Mk III engine and rear body for the Aston Martin engined car - that would be a good place to start.
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