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alexdj125
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posted on 3/2/08 at 12:03 PM Reply With Quote
Amazing! when its finished, I'll take one!
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Gaz 1977

posted on 3/2/08 at 01:58 PM Reply With Quote
Post me a cheque for 500,000 alex and you can have the honer of the first one, and I will have the second.....

I went into work today and did a bit more on the model. I wetted the model to try and show the curves a bit better than the last pic. Rescued attachment IMGP2192 s.jpg
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Gaz 1977

posted on 3/2/08 at 01:59 PM Reply With Quote
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Tralfaz

posted on 3/2/08 at 02:59 PM Reply With Quote
Brilliant Gaz. I am excited to see the reworked front. I must admit the 'undercut/intake/etc.' between the bonnet and fender never worked for me. New design is spot on IMO.


All the best,

Brian

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Gaz 1977

posted on 15/2/08 at 06:01 PM Reply With Quote
update

Well the model is getting there.

still a few mods but i am happy with how its going.

I still have to mod the other side so it is symetrical. you will have to use your imaginations a little. Rescued attachment P2150029 1.jpg
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Gaz 1977

posted on 15/2/08 at 06:02 PM Reply With Quote
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Gaz 1977

posted on 15/2/08 at 06:02 PM Reply With Quote
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Gaz 1977

posted on 15/2/08 at 06:03 PM Reply With Quote
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Gaz 1977

posted on 15/2/08 at 06:04 PM Reply With Quote
and finally


Thanks chaps

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Delinquent

posted on 15/2/08 at 08:58 PM Reply With Quote
A seriously fine piece of work, congrats.

If I may make one reaaaaalllly tiny comment...

What is the door glass from? could the top back corner be rounded off a smidge? (if not the actual glass, if it has a pillar could this be used to make it look a bit rounded?) Just looks a bit abrupt on such a smoothly flowing design.

[Edited on 15/2/08 by Delinquent]

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DarrenW

posted on 15/2/08 at 11:24 PM Reply With Quote
Ive just wet something. What a stunning model.

Lets hpe the accountants dont stuff it up. Deserves some power and backing.

I cant believe i said targa top would be nice a while back. Full roof is v.great.






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Gaz 1977

posted on 16/2/08 at 11:40 AM Reply With Quote
thanks chaps,

I need to have a look at the glass, i will have a play today and see what i can come up with.

Gaz

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RK

posted on 16/2/08 at 02:18 PM Reply With Quote
Are you making a car for Shetland people?

Seriously nice work!

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neilj37

posted on 16/2/08 at 09:01 PM Reply With Quote
Car looks better and better every time you post pics.

Getting some good reviews and write ups in the kit car magazines as well. Got to take my hat off to you for a great job.

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Gaz 1977

posted on 17/2/08 at 09:52 AM Reply With Quote
I just received the march issue of Complete Kit Car, and it gets a whole page

It does keep cropping up in other places (forums etc) If anyone spots it anywhere please let me know. I found it on a Dutch kit site the other day. I think they got a few facts wrong but it is hard to tell as i don't speak the lingo.

I will take some more pics when i get to work today and put them on later.

Its very handy having the Keys to a model making workshop.

I measured my mk1 Mx5 to compare the size of the Epona yesterday. The Epona will be an inch wider, 3 inches shorter and 2 inches lower. Basically imagine a front engined Elise and you wont be far out.

I checked the headroom the other day and made a basic mock-up. I sat on a piece of 70mm thick tooling board and found that i still had 9 inches of headroom. I'm 6 ft so i think that will be ample and you should have a good choice of seats
Thanks for the comments.

Gaz

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Gaz 1977

posted on 17/2/08 at 02:55 PM Reply With Quote
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Gaz 1977

posted on 17/2/08 at 02:56 PM Reply With Quote
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Gaz 1977

posted on 17/2/08 at 02:57 PM Reply With Quote
last one

Thanks

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Delinquent

posted on 17/2/08 at 05:41 PM Reply With Quote
massive improvement to the door glass IMO - spot on mate
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907

posted on 17/2/08 at 05:45 PM Reply With Quote
Dad's been busy too !

Today's job was to make the exhaust manifold, or as far as we can go at the moment.
I think the plan is for this to disappear down the sill.


Cheers
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Bob C

posted on 17/2/08 at 06:12 PM Reply With Quote
Originally the plan was for this body to sit on a standard locost chassis - I get the impression that idea no longer applies - am I correct? (and slightly sad...)
Bob

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NS Dev

posted on 17/2/08 at 09:46 PM Reply With Quote
Only just read this lot.

Suggestions:

1) No its not too expensive at that price, I think it will be more though when the concept is realised, but is a 6K kit too pricey in the market now.......possibly not.

2) Do some research on where Zolfe see their market with the Zolfe Orange. Its a similar concept but being built (it would appear) by people with no industry knowledge.

3) Lovely piece of work!





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Gaz 1977

posted on 18/2/08 at 09:32 PM Reply With Quote
epona on locost chassis

Thanks chaps for the comments, i will look up the orange thing in a min.

As for the Epona body fitting on a locost chassis, it still will.

The width of the body is based on the sierra back end, so anyone with IRS should have no problem.

However, the front of the Epona is the same width as the rear so longer wishbones would be needed.

We are lowering the side rails to allow easy access. On a locost chassis you would open the door and have a rail to climb over.

To sum up, it will still fit but a few mods are needed. so cheer up Bob.

Thanks

Gaz

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ettore bugatti

posted on 19/2/08 at 12:14 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Gaz 1977
It does keep cropping up in other places (forums etc) If anyone spots it anywhere please let me know. I found it on a Dutch kit site the other day. I think they got a few facts wrong but it is hard to tell as i don't speak the lingo.



Link?
I would be happy to translate it for you.

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DarrenW

posted on 19/2/08 at 09:37 PM Reply With Quote
You 2 (Dad and son) are just showing off now Some rare skills in that household.






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