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Caterham Super Seven Tamiya 1/12

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#46 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 11:15 PM

I finally decided on a color for the headlight buckets. I thought about chrome but was concerned it w ukdnt match the trim rings. Next up was purple like the fenders. I finally went with black as per the instructions. I used the new Tamiya lacquer paint for this. I'm really liking it. Thins and sprays really well, dries fast with a nice gloss too.

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Assembled and attached to the fender stalks.

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They were then attached to the chassis and then the front nose cone.

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Next up was the front fenders.

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The front wheels bolted on,

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 11:16 PM

Here's where I am for now. I'm finally closing in on the finish line after starting this nearly 24 years ago.

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The windshield, taillights and marker lights are all that's left so hopefully it'll be done by the weekend.

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 01:42 PM

Great work Carl! Both your skill and bringing this build back to the finish.

Cheers, Tom
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 09:15 PM

Great work Carl! Both your skill and bringing this build back to the finish.

Cheers, Tom


Thanks Tom!

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 09:16 PM

After carting it around for the last 24 years in a box, it's finally finished. I'll try to get some better pics shortly.

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 02:20 AM

Holy cow, that’s beautiful!

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:55 AM

Wow, that is really awesome looking.  Well done Carl. 



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 06:52 AM

Nice colour combo! As a Lotus driver, I love Caterhams as well of course - crazy little machines!



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:21 PM

congrats on the completion!


I dont suffer from AMS, I revell in it..get it...Revell


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:52 PM

Here's a couple racing in the Northwest that I photographed during a SCCA event a couple years ago... just for inspiration. Keep up the great work on your build!

 

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#56 Shaka HI

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:58 PM

Nice Carl...didn't know you started this build at birth...but that explains a lot.

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:11 PM

Carl.....
A touch of perspiration, a dash of hard work, pinch of astute research, a sprinkling of admirers has you turning out a GORGEOUS, Superb looking Caterham Super Seven BDR which I think is absolutely FABULOUS.

:wow: :clap2: :yahoo:

Thank you for a lovely build... and dontcha forget those glamor photos please. Thank you.

KUDOS :bow: :bow: :bow:

Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.






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