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PostSubject: Lotus 7 Sleeper...   Tue 19 Jan 2016, 1:32 pm

Hi all,

I have been working on this for a while now, I've done her as a sleeper, she is also my very first weathered non shiny and fully wired model too...



















I was going to use the full windscreen, but changed to the twin ones so didn't need the wipers...



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I made some small throttle return springs out of some thin wire...: -







I used the kitchen roll on the seats...: -



Then painted them brown and used a black wash on them...: -



Thank you for looking, please could you let me know any and all bad points you see and where I can improve...

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 7 Sleeper...   Wed 20 Jan 2016, 1:34 am

nice one

its a lovely kit, ive built it 3 times over the years and enjoyed it everytime....plan on bashing a v8 into one one day

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 7 Sleeper...   Wed 20 Jan 2016, 1:34 am

That's way cool, Andy !!!

Gotta love a hopped up beater!
Engine compartment looks great!!
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 7 Sleeper...   Wed 20 Jan 2016, 3:56 pm

That is definitely a sleeper.

Nice amount of detail, great stuff all round.

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 7 Sleeper...   Wed 20 Jan 2016, 5:32 pm

Hey Andy, very nice particularly for a first try at weathering. Also you did an excellent job of plumbing the engine.

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 7 Sleeper...   Wed 20 Jan 2016, 6:32 pm

Very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 7 Sleeper...   Wed 20 Jan 2016, 7:46 pm

Very nice!  Doing the brake lines too is going beyond the limit!
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 7 Sleeper...   Wed 20 Jan 2016, 9:08 pm

Awesome details.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 7 Sleeper...   Wed 20 Jan 2016, 10:13 pm

Nice beaten up Loti Andy. Nice detailing too.

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 7 Sleeper...   Wed 20 Jan 2016, 10:28 pm

Way cool, well done. Love those tires.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 7 Sleeper...   Thu 21 Jan 2016, 12:48 am

Many thanks everyone...

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 7 Sleeper...   Thu 21 Jan 2016, 10:17 am

Nice one. Very, used.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 7 Sleeper...   Thu 21 Jan 2016, 7:13 pm

well that turned out nice ... knew you'd have fun with it mate !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 7 Sleeper...   Thu 21 Jan 2016, 7:41 pm

Thank you both...

It was fun Colin and thanks to you for the extra bits that made it even more fun to do...

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 7 Sleeper...   Thu 21 Jan 2016, 9:35 pm

Great work Andy, very striking model.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 7 Sleeper...   Sun 24 Jan 2016, 11:42 pm

Sleeper indeed. It looks like the seats don't have much give. Get ready for a bumpy ride!
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