This project is for an 1/24 slot car (and static) model of a Danish Lotus 11 that was raced in the late '50s. Apart from looking good that car was a bit special as it was sponsored by a Danish tobacco company and sported stickers for the (still existing) Long cigarette.
Even if a project like this is politically not correct I like the car and the decor.
Danish cigarette ad from ca. 1959.
Profil 24 makes a nice resin model in 1/24, but the rear deck is wrong for my model, so I had to remove a lot of material to get it right.
Next step was to make a GRP copy for the slot car version. I know Profil 24 makes a slot car version, but I have bad experience with resin bodies for 1/24 slot cars. They are generally too heavy and if you Dremel them down in thickness they get too fragile and break when receiving a hard impact. For "shelf queens" they are OK, but not for racing cars. :-)
I think this picture speaks for itself - my GRP copy right - 75 grams versus 9.3 grams.
The chassis will be completely scratchbuilt as I plan to mount the engine in the front with rear wheel drive and adding a full 3D interior - but lets see what comes up. :-)
Decals are made on the ALPS.
This is the static kit with a period driver from Profil 24 - great looking - I want to make a similar insert in the slot car. :-)
So far for now...