Jump to content




Photo

1/24 Lotus 30 for Danish WP Can-Am class


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 Neckcheese

Neckcheese

    Race Leader

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 939 posts
  • Joined: 06-May 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denmark

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

I found this superb Lotus body in my stash. I think I got it from Howmet and that it is a Russkit Lotus 30.
 
IMG_1769.JPG
 
Decals are homemade, except the Lotus script which is from Tom Anderson. Insert is my own vacformed low CanAm insert, especially made for inline cars
 
However it is low and sleek and looks great :-) and I wanted to use it on one of my 3D printed chassis for the Danish WP Can-Am Class.
 
My biggest problem was the low front and mid-section. I actually had to remove some material of the front of the chassis.  The homologated NWP2 chassis is inline and has a BIG 18D Carrera motor, which protudes far into the chassis. :-(
 
I even use my own very flat Can-Am insert, but still had problems fitting this to the car. But after some fiddling and pressing etc, I succeeded in mounting the body on the chassis. :-)
 
IMG_1782.JPG
 
The intakes are vintage from god knows where. :-)  Petrol and oil caps are my own resin parts.
 
IMG_1773.JPG
 
IMG_1771.JPG
 
IMG_1775.JPG
 
IMG_1770.JPG
 
Wheel inserts are my own 15mm resin parts.
 
IMG_1790.JPG
 
Here the Lotus is shown with another WP Can-Am car which I built for a friend. Nice-looking couple.  :-)
 
The WP Can-Am class is based on a pretty simple chassis, originally the German White Point chassis, but since the manufacturer stopped producing the chassis, a couple of similar alternatives are allowed. The NWP2 is the latest addition. A simple 3D printed chassis in tough nylon material, very similar to the original chassis, but with some built in modifications, that makes it more suitable to current components.
 
The cars are cheap to build and especially to operate, as a set of tyres last nearly a season and the motor is nearly indestructable. The bodies are also very durable and cheap to replace.
 
The motors are very similar which secures very close and exiting racing, so this class and our Retro F1 class are my favorite classes. :-)
 
My purpose with cars like this is not to make an exact scale model, but to make a scale slot car in the style of the best from the late '60s - just like I tried back then, but with fewer skills and resources. :-)
 
Niels, DK
 
More Pics: HERE.
 
My Picasa ALBUM.
 
My HOMEPAGE.
 
Niels, DK
  • endbelldrive likes this

Niels Elmholt Christensen, DK
www.racecars.dk - my Picasa Photos





#2 Tex

Tex

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,812 posts
  • Joined: 07-July 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denton, TX

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:26 PM

I never tire of seeing your cars, Niels!


Richard L. Hofer

Remember, two wrongs don't make a right... but three lefts do! Only you're a block over and a block behind.

#3 munter

munter

    Race Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 873 posts
  • Joined: 11-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Napier, New Zealand

Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:16 PM

Nice work. The 30 is an old favourite of mine.
Good to see a coming together of lexan body and resin parts.
Thank you

John Warren
Slot cars are my preferred reality


#4 TSR

TSR

    The Dokktor is IN

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 41,371 posts
  • Joined: 02-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mexifornia

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

Actually it is a Russkit Lotus 40, different is several aspects, as Richie Ginther is credited, "a 30 with 10 more mistakes"... but such a pretty car!

All you need is the Russkit exhaust bit, the "bundle of snakes". I think that Electric Dreams still has some repros of them in very strong resin.

:)

#5 Neckcheese

Neckcheese

    Race Leader

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 939 posts
  • Joined: 06-May 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denmark

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:51 PM

Thanks, Philippe,
 
I actually like the uncluttered rear end of the car, so I have decided to race it as it is.

Niels Elmholt Christensen, DK
www.racecars.dk - my Picasa Photos


#6 Dave Fiedler

Dave Fiedler

    a dearly-missed departed member

  • Member at Peace
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 421 posts
  • Joined: 14-October 07
  • Gender:Male

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:02 PM

Very nice, Niels. A set of exhaust pipes would be the perfect topper.
Dave Fiedler
1953-2015
Requiescat in Pace

#7 Neckcheese

Neckcheese

    Race Leader

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 939 posts
  • Joined: 06-May 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denmark

Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

I just struck a deal with G.Hill to drive a CanAm car for me 2013, so here is a companion for J.Clarks Lotus (which is for sale)

 

IMG_2250.JPG

 

IMG_2257.JPG

 

IMG_2242.JPG

 

its using my 3D printed NWP2 chassis, like the Lotus

 

 

The first round in the CanAm National Champs is in Ikast January 20th and I look forward to this race :-)

 

Niels, DK


Niels Elmholt Christensen, DK
www.racecars.dk - my Picasa Photos


#8 Neckcheese

Neckcheese

    Race Leader

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 939 posts
  • Joined: 06-May 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denmark

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

IMG_2266.JPG


Niels Elmholt Christensen, DK
www.racecars.dk - my Picasa Photos


#9 SteveDee

SteveDee

    Mid-Pack Racer

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 152 posts
  • Joined: 06-January 12
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hamburg, PA

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

What color or mix of colors are you using for Lotus green. Looks pretty darn close to my eye. Thanks in advance, Steve.
Steven Dietrich

#10 Bob Emott

Bob Emott

    a dearly-missed departed member

  • Member at Peace
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 373 posts
  • Joined: 17-October 06
  • Gender:Male

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:30 PM

Hi Niels...    Maybe you will be interested in this Lola T-70 that Howmet made for me a coup;e of years ago...

 

 
It is narrow but he said he would soon make a 3 1/4 wide version...

 

Robert Emott, Jr
12/15/40-4/21/14
Requiescat in Pace

#11 Neckcheese

Neckcheese

    Race Leader

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 939 posts
  • Joined: 06-May 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denmark

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:22 AM

What color or mix of colors are you using for Lotus green. Looks pretty darn close to my eye. Thanks in advance, Steve.

 Steven ,

I use Faskolor green toned with a little black

 

Niels


Niels Elmholt Christensen, DK
www.racecars.dk - my Picasa Photos


#12 Neckcheese

Neckcheese

    Race Leader

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 939 posts
  • Joined: 06-May 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denmark

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:27 AM

Hi Niels...    Maybe you will be interested in this Lola T-70 that Howmet made for me a coup;e of years ago...

 

 
It is narrow but he said he would soon make a 3 1/4 wide version...

 

 

Hi Robert,

 

I have some of John's excellent bodies, but most are unfortunately too wide for our CanAm Class :-(  

 

Niels


Niels Elmholt Christensen, DK
www.racecars.dk - my Picasa Photos


#13 Bob Emott

Bob Emott

    a dearly-missed departed member

  • Member at Peace
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 373 posts
  • Joined: 17-October 06
  • Gender:Male

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:26 AM

Hi Again Niels...   I think the Lola T-70 is the same width as the Lotus.  Just over 3 inches wide.   It is a sligtly modified version of his original Lola body.   He just added the bundle of snakes exhaust from another of his bodys.   I use the old hot spoon method on the wheel wells to give them a bit more of an arch and flair so I can use them in our retro jail door class.   It looks like you are building Lola T70s to race over there.....   Are they Howmet bodys?   I am going to copy your Orange with a White stripe color scheme on my next body...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Robert Emott, Jr
12/15/40-4/21/14
Requiescat in Pace

#14 Neckcheese

Neckcheese

    Race Leader

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 939 posts
  • Joined: 06-May 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denmark

Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

Phil, I got many of our CanAm bodies from Tom Anderson.

 

3" wide is ok - we have a max axle width of 73mm for this class

 

Niels


Niels Elmholt Christensen, DK
www.racecars.dk - my Picasa Photos






Electric Dreams Online Shop