Re: Project Sanity
Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:36 pm
Hey, those bonnet tubes look great. And the positioning of them - perfect - must have been absolute top-notch information you got there, from somebody or other
Thanks Rog, I had a little chat with this "guru" guy that helped me immensely with "absolute top notch information" for the dimensions I needed.Roger King wrote:Hey, those bonnet tubes look great. And the positioning of them - perfect - must have been absolute top-notch information you got there, from somebody or other
Er, no, not on this one, this one's staying fibreglassRoger King wrote:Surely you're making an aluminium skin?
Hi Peter, it's ok, you've not said anything out of place and you're absolutley correct. This is a bit of a practice run and yes, this car is a halfway house between your normal Hawk, if there is such a thing, and how the aluminium scratch built car will be. I want to try and show how, with a little time and effort, and not a lot of money, it's possible to make a Hawk look a little more individual whilst retaining the ethos of an original . Once finished this car will have loads of little "changes" going on, that hopefully will make it look a bit more like an original style race car.peterc wrote:Roger I think this is a bit of practise on the current build ready for the real deal scratch build. So the Hawk bonnet but cut back to look like All with a tubular frame. Owains car is going to be a half way house being a fibreglass Hawk but with numerous improvements. E.g. Better than the Viper.
Sorry if I have spilt the beans Nige.
I'm hoping it'll have that look and realistic feel, but at a fraction of the time, money and effort to do it all in aluminium Once its painted you shouldn't be able to tell if it's 'glass or ali anyway, and in a perverse way I find it a challenge to stretch the boundaries of what is the accepted norm and confuse peoples thoughts. , yeah, I know, I'm weird, I just like making things......Roger King wrote:I thought you were going the 'Colin' route - Colin's old Hawk had aluminium doors, bonnet and bootlid, which gave it a very realistic feel.