Author Topic: Le Man's Preparation  (Read 718 times)

Offline ScranJ51

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Le Man's Preparation
« on: May 20, 2016, 03:54:46 PM »
I've always been fascinated by Le Man's and Porsches racing there.

So, armed with these:

porsche pair 001 by David Freeman, on Flickr

I set out to build something like this:

research 01 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Well, part of it anyway!

First up, I needed the pit area.  So, with some framers foamcore:

base 01 by David Freeman, on Flickr

a bit of paint:

base 02 by David Freeman, on Flickr

scratchbuild some doors and benches:

base 03 by David Freeman, on Flickr

add some signs/rosters:

signs 01 by David Freeman, on Flickr

signs 02 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Hmmm - ok, the lower pit is done, so lets build the upper part:  More foamcore and paint, plus signage from the printer and mount it on top:

tier 2-02 by David Freeman, on Flickr

tier 2-01 by David Freeman, on Flickr

tier 2-03 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Make windows from some clear acetate sheets:

tier 3-02 by David Freeman, on Flickr

tier 3-03 by David Freeman, on Flickr

OK - not too bad: add some tools:

bench 02 by David Freeman, on Flickr

and the boys can get to work!

cars 01 by David Freeman, on Flickr

cars 03 by David Freeman, on Flickr

cars 04 by David Freeman, on Flickr

cars 05 by David Freeman, on Flickr

cars 06 by David Freeman, on Flickr

final 01 by David Freeman, on Flickr

final 03 by David Freeman, on Flickr

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Offline ScranJ51

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Re: Le Man's Preparation
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2016, 03:59:10 PM »
Now, there are some issues.   :o

I doubt if they EVER used stands like that for the cars, but they work for the 962's I built.

The difference in paint schemes for the cars  I am comfortable with.  Team often used different colours, such as the windshield sun shades, so teams could identify which team car was which at a glance.


Like the Wolf garge I did earlier, this one was a lot of fun.

Hope you enjoy!     :D
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Re: Le Man's Preparation
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 05:13:53 AM »
 :)
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Le Man's Preparation
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2016, 09:36:43 AM »
Beautiful indeed

Offline ScranJ51

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Re: Le Man's Preparation
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 08:39:29 AM »
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