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#1 Neckcheese

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:52 PM

Some years ago I made a GRP Ti22 body based on a Japanese resin kit. I was not satisfied with the shape of the body and after some considerations I started reworking the shape and ended up with something I found satisfying. I made a couple of bodies then, but my laminating skills were not so good then and the bodies were a bit heavy.
 
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The car looked good with many details and the original car with the second and lighter body is now owned an old friend.
 
I have thought for some time to make a new mould and I therefore stripped and modified the first produced body (painted and decalled) for a master for the mould. The result was fine and I have now made some light and nice bodies.
 
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The file for my first decal sheet were lost and I had to retrace the decals again. This time I also included the sponsor decals (shown below)
 
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The lines and sponsor decals are printed on clear decal paper and the white print shown above is made on my new and troublesome ALPS printer. I used Bare Metal foil for the lower body.
 
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The decals look great on the body.
 
Unfortunately something went wrong when I gave the body the final clear coat and the white paint was dissolved at the edges of the decals so the primer below shone through. :-(

Due to an upcoming race, I did not have time to repaint the body, so I decided to patch it as good as possible and skip the fully 3D interior and other details.
 
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I wanted to use the German Werks chassis we used on the 917LH in the Neumünster race last year, and therefore new tires with correct inserts had to be made. The inserts are my own resin "Eagle" 15mm insert, which looks correct on the Ti22 as well. Brake discs are home made and printed on cardboard.
 
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The resulting car looks great in the picture, but the finish is not superb when seen on close range. The driver was recycled from another project and may be replaced later.
 
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The Werks chassis - it turned out that the front end carrier plate was damaged, so I had to make a new one in carbon.
 
I tested the car tonight on my old home track in Skalbjerg, Funen (Denmark), and It ran superb. :-)
 
If you want to build a similar car, I can supply a lightweight body kit with vacform windscreen and laser+ALPS printed decals on request - send me a PM.
 
More pics of both Ti22 projects HERE.
 
Yours,
 
Niels, DK
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:11 PM

Niels... you are a true craftsman. :good:  :good:
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:50 PM

Absolutely stunning, Niels. :good:
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 09:12 PM

Yes, you are quite the craftsman, Niels... looks great!


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 09:14 PM

Beautiful as always!
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Posted 08 March 2014 - 03:29 PM

Great work Niels. Love looking at your stuff!


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:38 PM

Thank you for sharing Niels!


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Posted 26 February 2016 - 01:38 AM

TI22 body....can you supply the body still....very nice! Would love to have one....thanks Paul Painter ....Paul's Slots......paulstuberadio@gmail.com
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Posted 26 February 2016 - 05:51 AM

TI22 body....can you supply the body still....very nice! Would love to have one....thanks Paul Painter ....Paul's Slots......paulstuberadio@gmail.com

 

Yes, its still available - together with some GT's etc:

 

https://picasaweb.go...cF1EtcKitsParts

 

 

sent you an email

 

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 11:49 AM

Fantastic...!!!

 

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