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#1 FW11B

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 05:29

I'm trying to get back into doing some 3D cars, have an idea to do something like the Lotus 25.

Have been trying to model the Coventry Climax engine but find I'm having some difficulties with the details. Am now wondering if anyone here has any pictures that show the details of the engine.

Thanks for any help :up: :D

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#2 Lee Shells

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 20:40

Any particular Climax model you are interested in? Which one was in the 25?

The Motor Museum in Coventry have several examples plus and there may be some stuff in their extensive archive which has been located in a new fire protected zone and will be open for business after Easter. I should be there for a preview on Monday 10th april so let me know.

Also the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust at the Browns Lane site in Coventry may be able to help.

#3 FW11B

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 03:02

Originally posted by Lee Shells
Any particular Climax model you are interested in? Which one was in the 25?


THanks, It seems that it's the FWMV !.5Ltr V8. :D

#4 RTH

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 06:29

Originally posted by Lee Shells


Also the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust at the Browns Lane site in Coventry may be able to help.


News just this week in 'Autocar' that the historic Browns Lane site has been sold the last of the operations there the veneer shop and the museum are very soon to move to an expanded science park at the expanded Whitley technical centre part of an ongoing process of consolidation to save tens of millions each year.

#5 macoran

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 18:27

Interesting info here :

http://fp.gplegends..../Background.htm

I'll check my files for pics

#6 FW11B

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 17:52

Hopefully I'm working on the right lines here:

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Just not too sure what happens with the injectors. :

#7 Macca

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 19:02

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Injected FWMV in 'R10', Coys 2000.


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#8 macoran

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 22:12

Nice going !!!
Hope the stuff I sent was of use.
Found some more...in the mail to you.

#9 FW11B

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 17:16

Originally posted by macoran
Nice going !!!
Hope the stuff I sent was of use.
Found some more...in the mail to you.


Thanks macoran, the photos are excellent :up:

#10 FW11B

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 20:17

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A few added details

#11 FW11B

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 07:11

Few more details and alterations....

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Thanks again to macoran and Roger, the pictures have been very useful for the details :up:

#12 Mistron

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 09:00

There are lots of pics in John Tiplers 'Lotus 25 &33', not so many of complete engine out of car, but plenty that show injector set up etc

Great pictures of chassis being built as well.

#13 FW11B

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 18:39

Exhausts....Posted Image

work begun on the chassis... Posted Image pedals.....Posted Image

#14 FW11B

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 08:08

Front suspension.......

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#15 275 GTB-4

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 08:28

Great work....very stylish....I have one question though...on proportion.

The Disk Rotors look overly thick for the period??.....the Ignition Leads look overly thick compared to the elegant fuel lines goin to the trumpets.

#16 Wolf

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 09:37

I'ma bit late joining in with Lotus, but here's one:

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Hope it helps. :)

#17 Allen Brown

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 22:34

When I clicked on the '3D Gallery' link above, my PC acquired a virus - or a trojan horse is I believe the correct term. It tried to make my PC dial a different number. Fortunately my PC is armed to the teeth with anti-virus software and coped ok.

It may not be that site and it may be a complete coincidence - but I don't think it is.

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#18 Allen Brown

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 22:36

By the way, I hope this site does turn out to be innocent, as the imagery is incredibly impressive.

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#19 macoran

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 22:41

Originally posted by Allen Brown
When I clicked on the '3D Gallery' link above, my PC acquired a virus -


No problem here....but just curious what was the trojan named ?

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#20 FW11B

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 04:45

Originally posted by Allen Brown
When I clicked on the '3D Gallery' link above, my PC acquired a virus - or a trojan horse is I believe the correct term. It tried to make my PC dial a different number. Fortunately my PC is armed to the teeth with anti-virus software and coped ok.

It may not be that site and it may be a complete coincidence - but I don't think it is.

Allen


Thanks for bringing that to my attention, I've not been happy with that site for a while, I've been working on an alternative and have now changed the link. Unfortunately I'm having to put up with pop-up adverts for the moment :( but pop-up blockers do seem to stop them.

#21 Allen Brown

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 08:45

Originally posted by macoran


No problem here....but just curious what was the trojan named ?

It was Dialer.Trafficadvance.

#22 Ray Bell

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 11:16

I have to agree that the discs are way too bulky... sorry, FW11B...

And I hope you resolve the trojan and pop-up issues.

#23 FW11B

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 13:44

Originally posted by 275 GTB-4
Great work....very stylish....I have one question though...on proportion.

The Disk Rotors look overly thick for the period??.....the Ignition Leads look overly thick compared to the elegant fuel lines goin to the trumpets.


Originally posted by Ray Bell
I have to agree that the discs are way too bulky...


Have worked on the discs, hope they are more in line with what hey should be.

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 14:17

Excellent work, FW. But I should raise the point about the stripe- I think only Lotus 33 was ran with yellow stripe, whereas 25 was solid green...

And I would like to ask for a 'small' favour- could You pls. make a 3D model of the contemporary helmet (and share it with me); I'd dearly like to lay my hands on one to try out different paint-schemes. Pretty pleeeeaaaase. :D

Or maybe a model from few years lateer:

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 17:21

Originally posted by Wolf
Excellent work, FW. But I should raise the point about the stripe- I think only Lotus 33 was ran with yellow stripe, whereas 25 was solid green...

The 25 ran with a yellow stripe from the 1963 British Grand Prix

#26 D-Type

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 17:44

FW11B,
What scale are you modelling at?

#27 FW11B

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 19:23

Originally posted by Wolf
Excellent work, FW. But I should raise the point about the stripe- I think only Lotus 33 was ran with yellow stripe, whereas 25 was solid green...

And I would like to ask for a 'small' favour- could You pls. make a 3D model of the contemporary helmet (and share it with me); I'd dearly like to lay my hands on one to try out different paint-schemes. Pretty pleeeeaaaase. :D

Or maybe a model from few years lateer:

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I'll see what I can do, I need to do something as an accessory.

Originally posted by D-Type
FW11B,
What scale are you modelling at?


Not modeling at any particular scale, just modelling each part relative to each other.

#28 FW11B

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 21:05

Test fitting engine and tyres....

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#29 macoran

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 21:55

Bad pit stop !!! the tyres won't stay on long .... :stoned:

#30 FW11B

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 08:17

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#31 macoran

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 09:34

MMMMM
Nice wobblies !!

#32 FW11B

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 10:23

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Further progress

#33 275 GTB-4

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 13:18

Very very nice.....the reflection piece on the nose is unnecessary and the wheels could use some more black edge highlighting/definition ;)

#34 Arturo Pereira

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 14:19

Excellent job !! :up:

#35 macoran

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 23:10

Absolutely beautiful FW11B !!

Have you ever tried a model with see through bodywork colouring ?....
a lot of your chassis detailing effort is lost in the final rendering.

#36 FW11B

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 07:01

Originally posted by macoran
Absolutely beautiful FW11B !!

Have you ever tried a model with see through bodywork colouring ?....
a lot of your chassis detailing effort is lost in the final rendering.


I've done this one....

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But the transparency wasn't too high so there was a lot hidden, I may give it another go later :up:

#37 cedricselzer

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 22:12

FW11B if you want to see a FWMV in a Lotus 25 you only have to pop down to Wembley. I have one.

#38 macoran

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 22:18

Where are you in Wembley cedric,I'll send my camera

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 06:56

200 meters from Wembley stadium. If you are serious you can send me a sd card.

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#40 macoran

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 22:07

Originally posted by FW11B


I've done this one....

But the transparency wasn't too high so there was a lot hidden, I may give it another go later :up:


Hmm yes it does get a bit too complicated doesn't it