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Lola T-70 MkIII

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  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 4:14 PM
Key switch and water temp, tach and speedo bezels were machined out of aluminum.

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

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 5:40 PM
Left and right side dash panels.  The vents are brass and aluminum with PE screens.  Rivets are steel.  Glove box door handle and gauge bezels are aluminum; gauge housings are brass.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, July 15, 2021 1:29 PM
I made the lenses out of 0.005 sheet styrene and set them in to the bezels from behind.  Just a little tedious to fit and secure.

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

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, July 15, 2021 3:37 PM
This is the tach "movement" before installation.

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

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, July 15, 2021 4:39 PM
These are the finished Auto Meter gauges.
The water temp and oil pressure are mechanical, the tach, fuel level and volts are electrical and the speedo is an electrical GPS unit.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, July 16, 2021 12:44 PM
I made all the switches, more machined aluminum, and got them installed…
I haven't decided if I'll add the labels I made for them yet.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, July 18, 2021 2:07 PM
The painted wheels needed one last machining action to remove the paint build up where the aluminum rims mate to them. 

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

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, July 18, 2021 3:36 PM
Finished scratch-built wheels with the kit provided tires installed.
The rears have the ends of the axles installed; the front spindles will come later.

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

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, July 18, 2021 5:02 PM

Luv them Wheels;

 Question:

       Is the green button on the dash for Go Fast, or just " On"

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, July 18, 2021 5:04 PM

Do You;

 Sit and try to figgure out How to torment me, where those kind of details are concerned?

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, July 18, 2021 5:34 PM

The green button is the start button. 

The switch to the left of it is the master ignition on/off. 

I'll add labels later; each switch has a specific planned purpose.

I just try to make parts that look like real ones.  If it torments you it's just a perk.Big Smile

 

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

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, July 18, 2021 6:44 PM

This is coming along nicely.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, July 19, 2021 6:03 AM

Well;

 If them is perks, bring them on!

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8:28 PM
I reworked one of the kit knock-offs and used it as a master and cast four new ones.   Tamiya lacquers for the color, aluminum powder for the light shading to enhance the anodized effect.
The rear axle ends are blackened brass and the front spindle ends are machined aluminum.
This is the left rear and right front.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, July 22, 2021 6:13 PM
Fire extinguisher.  Turned aluminum. 
This one has a domed bottom.

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

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, July 23, 2021 12:03 AM

Nice work so far.  I could use the fire extiguisher as a CO2 tank and  make a model of my spray booth Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2021
Posted by Kingslug on Friday, July 23, 2021 7:56 AM

Amazing..Always wondered how these types of models were made. 

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, July 23, 2021 9:32 AM

Thanks guys!

 

The trigger/handles were freehand machined and then hand carved for more detail.

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

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, July 23, 2021 2:29 PM
Head, hose & horn.

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

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, July 23, 2021 4:23 PM
The band and clip for the hose are made of tin.  Red is LP-21 Italian Red.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, July 23, 2021 5:46 PM

I drew up and printed a set of decals that match the real counterpart.

Including the two different era and company certification tags.  

As well as the printing on both sides of the hose…  

Made the gauge too; yes there is a needle and an acrylic lens.

 

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, July 23, 2021 7:49 PM
The last touches were the safety pin wound out of nickel wire and the safety wire wound from .007 fine insulated wire. 
Total parts count is at least a dozen.

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

  • Member since
    March 2021
  • From: Southern California
Posted by dinglebery on Saturday, July 24, 2021 2:44 PM
Amazing craftsmanship!!! Tremendous job you do!!
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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 9:15 AM

Thank you dinglebery!

 

I went ahead and printed and added the labels for the switches.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, August 9, 2021 3:43 PM
I machined the flange to mount the steering wheel to the shaft.  I also made the crush sleeve and horn button.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 8:47 PM
I machined the collar and mounting hardware for the steering shaft guide in the dash.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, August 13, 2021 5:33 PM
The bracket to mount the fire extinguisher to the floor.   I guess I could have just glued it in place…  well, no I couldn't do that…
Sheet brass cut and shaped.
The strap is vinyl.

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, August 15, 2021 8:01 PM
I made brackets for the radiator. 
 
The hard coolant lines from the radiator to the side pods are reworked parts from the kit, the left side being relocated to the top of the modified radiator and bent up much more than the right.
The silicone connector hoses are made of brass.  The hose clamps are tin and I machined the worm drives from aluminum.
Dry fitted together.   

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 3:01 PM
The finished radiator.
The stone guard screen is 0.002 thick PE. 
The "plastic" fasteners for it are machined aluminum as are the mounting bosses.
The petcock is aluminum and steel, machined and made of 3 pieces.
 

 

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

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 8:12 PM
I made the upper hold-down bracket from five pieces of hand formed .010 sheet brass.

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

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