Scale Model Building Culture Forum
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share
 

 Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser

Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
AuthorMessage
Art Laski
New Member
New Member
Art Laski

Posts : 133
Join date : 2014-12-24
Location : Temecula, CA

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeMon 06 Jul 2015, 6:29 am

I've been dying to get to this kit for a year now, and I finally just decided to dive in, even though I still have some other projects in motion.

This is Kevin Kuzman's Silver City Models resin and white metal kit, which will be my first of this type. It's going to be fun getting this one built. Like many race cars, there were multiple liveries, but I am going to do this one of Al Unser:

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Unser5000-vi

Here's the kit:

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser IMG_2231-vi

Right now I am just in cleanup mode, and getting ready to mock it up. In doing so, I'm looking at areas that I could improve upon without creating a major project out of this. One thing that jumped out at me right away were the brakes. Since they are so visible on this kit, I figured they could use an upgrade. I had some Detail Master vented discs that are the perfect size, along with some calipers as well, but I needed to make some brake hats to be able to use the rotors. This looked like an opportunity for me to use my lathe for the first time. I have no machining skills (yet), but this is a simple enough project to learn on. The material I had was too soft, but I still managed to make something usable, ugly, but usable. Hey, I made something!

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser IMG_2244-vi
Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser IMG_2246-vi
Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser IMG_2248-vi
Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser IMG_2251-vi
Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser IMG_2253-vi
Back to top Go down
Art Laski
New Member
New Member
Art Laski

Posts : 133
Join date : 2014-12-24
Location : Temecula, CA

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeMon 06 Jul 2015, 6:30 am

Here are a few more mock up shots. Sorry for the lack of focus on these.


Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 36454024656333-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 36454024656607-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 39454024659038-vi
Back to top Go down
Art Laski
New Member
New Member
Art Laski

Posts : 133
Join date : 2014-12-24
Location : Temecula, CA

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeMon 06 Jul 2015, 6:31 am

The exhaust pipes don't have a support bracket in the kit, so I decided to make my own. I did it in brass because I thought it would be stronger, but I could have done it in styrene in a tenth of the time. I struggled with it for a couple of days, thinking about it many hours and several do-overs! All for a simple part...

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 15457838115828-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 18457838118331-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 20457838120197-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 25457838125509-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 22457838122136-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 38457838498795-vi

I also re=bent the headers so they came out more to the side rather than down to match the references I had, but I broke one of the white metal pipes, so I decided to replace the pipe with aluminum tube. It's a little rounder than the original casting and might help save weight on the model which will help save wear and tear when travelling. This sucker is going to be heavy!

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 36457848696542-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 36457848696735-vi
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeMon 06 Jul 2015, 5:50 pm

Excellent subject and a great start. I am in till the end on this one for sure. popcorn Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 1705482731
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
Skid

Posts : 7163
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 71
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeMon 06 Jul 2015, 5:56 pm

Nice work Art. Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 1705482731

_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.com
pete s
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
pete s

Posts : 799
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 69
Location : Beaverton, OR

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeTue 07 Jul 2015, 5:33 am

Looking good Art. Interesting kit of a cool subject.

I know what you mean about heavy models, as the Sterling is quite heavy. I built a fixture for my box that support the chassis at several points when traveling. Has worked well so far.
Back to top Go down
Art Laski
New Member
New Member
Art Laski

Posts : 133
Join date : 2014-12-24
Location : Temecula, CA

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeTue 07 Jul 2015, 7:09 am

Zbuckster wrote:
Excellent subject and a great start. I am in till the end on this one for sure. popcorn Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 1705482731

Thanks, Buck!

Skid wrote:
Nice work Art. Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 1705482731

Appreciate it, Al!

pete s wrote:
Looking good Art. Interesting kit of a cool subject.

I know what you mean about heavy models, as the Sterling is quite heavy. I built a fixture for my box that support the chassis at several points when traveling. Has worked well so far.

I bet it is! I never thought much about it, but last month I was talking to Clay Kemp and he mentioned the solid resin tires on one of his 1/16 pro mods moved so much travelling that it shook stuff loose. Good to hear from you...
Back to top Go down
Art Laski
New Member
New Member
Art Laski

Posts : 133
Join date : 2014-12-24
Location : Temecula, CA

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeTue 04 Aug 2015, 7:30 pm

Spent a bunch more time getting this thing mocked up and everything fitting. The kit provides some styrene rod for the rear radius rods, but I elected to use Piano wire instead.

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 39460225779284-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 41460225781674-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 33460262793342-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 38460262798572-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 44460262804663-vi

I tried to mock up the front end as is, but it just wasn't working. The parts were just moving around too much, so I pinned the A-arms with wire.

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 4746225787018-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 35460225775788-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 40460225780530-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 46460225786047-vi

I also pinned the front wings.

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 49460262809019-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 43460262803702-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 39460262799781-vi

The kit doesn't come with side plates for the rear wing, just a sheet of styrene. I printed a pic that has the correct shape for version I'm building and the pic just happened to print almost the exact same size. So I cut out the end plate and used it as a template. I glued the paper patter and two sheets of styrene together and cut them out together. Then I pinned them as well and attached them permanently.

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 41460262801683-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 42460262802603-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 37460262797464-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 45460262805899-vi


Back to top Go down
Geezerman
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
Geezerman

Posts : 3647
Join date : 2013-02-24
Age : 84
Location : Gulf coast of central Florids

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeTue 04 Aug 2015, 7:41 pm

WOW, That's lookin' SWEET !!!
Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 2776978727
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeTue 04 Aug 2015, 8:28 pm

Outstanding.
Back to top Go down
pete s
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
pete s

Posts : 799
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 69
Location : Beaverton, OR

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeThu 06 Aug 2015, 3:34 pm

Looks awesome Art. Great workmanship and attention to detail. Adding in all those pins will make it stronger! Love this build.
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
Skid

Posts : 7163
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 71
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeThu 06 Aug 2015, 6:58 pm

Ditto from me.

_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.com
stevegt738
Rookie Member
Rookie Member
stevegt738

Posts : 303
Join date : 2013-05-13
Age : 56
Location : Garfield, Vic, Australia.

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeFri 07 Aug 2015, 1:16 am

popcorn
Back to top Go down
harron68
Advanced Member
Advanced Member


Posts : 3565
Join date : 2013-02-28
Age : 69
Location : MIDWEST

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeFri 07 Aug 2015, 3:51 pm

I can't add much except to be in awe of your many skills.  Luv the open wheelers!
Back to top Go down
Art Laski
New Member
New Member
Art Laski

Posts : 133
Join date : 2014-12-24
Location : Temecula, CA

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeThu 13 Aug 2015, 8:45 am

Thanks for the comments, guys. It's no Tamiya kit, that's for sure, but that's the challenge, I guess.

Finally, I'm starting to get some color on this thing. Because the motor, trans, and manifold are all molded as one piece, I'm using Bob Downie's silly putty trick to do the masking after I hit the block with Chevy Engine Red.

Here's one of my reference images.

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Andretti75-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 25460916305342-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 56461140796236-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 42461140782692-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 43461140783702-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 45461140785448-vi


Back to top Go down
harron68
Advanced Member
Advanced Member


Posts : 3565
Join date : 2013-02-28
Age : 69
Location : MIDWEST

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeThu 13 Aug 2015, 1:50 pm

Beautiful work, just beautiful!
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeThu 13 Aug 2015, 6:50 pm

Art, that Silly Putty trick works slick. Super job on this one. Well written and interesting to follow.
Back to top Go down
pete s
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
pete s

Posts : 799
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 69
Location : Beaverton, OR

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeFri 14 Aug 2015, 12:10 am

I also have never tried the silly putty trick. I have some, so I now will have to put it to use.

Looking good Art!
Back to top Go down
Art Laski
New Member
New Member
Art Laski

Posts : 133
Join date : 2014-12-24
Location : Temecula, CA

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeTue 29 Sep 2015, 6:32 am

I'm still making progress on this one, a little at a time. Actually, I have a lot of time in the body prep, but not a lot to show there yet. But here are some random photos of some work.

Drilled out some openings for seat belts.

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 33460916313242-vi


I also drilled a hole on the body in an inconspicuous place and inserted a wooden dowel to hold it for painting.

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 29462130769212-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 24462130764147-vi

The only calipers I had that might work for the rear are not quite the right shape, so I reshaped them a little. This one is still a little rough in this shot.

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 31462130771915-vi
Back to top Go down
Art Laski
New Member
New Member
Art Laski

Posts : 133
Join date : 2014-12-24
Location : Temecula, CA

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeTue 29 Sep 2015, 6:32 am

And finally, starting some assembly!

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 59462130859857-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 48462130848617-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 56462130856635-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 51462130851177-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 45462130845736-vi
Back to top Go down
Art Laski
New Member
New Member
Art Laski

Posts : 133
Join date : 2014-12-24
Location : Temecula, CA

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeTue 29 Sep 2015, 6:34 am

I also got the paint on it, and then the decals. Clear is up next.

The Indycals decals came with some stripes that are actually quite nice, but I decided to see how gold BMF would work.
Not perfect, but I'm satisfied with it.

Of course, the tape lines were all fairly sharp, except where there was no stripe between the two colors. I masked it off and repainted a sharper line.

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 55465030475931-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 11465030491246-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 59465030479934-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 05465030485269-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 02465030482699-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 03465030483828-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 57465030477278-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 09465030489137-vi

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 53465030473988-vi




Back to top Go down
Geezerman
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
Geezerman

Posts : 3647
Join date : 2013-02-24
Age : 84
Location : Gulf coast of central Florids

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeTue 29 Sep 2015, 11:38 am

Nice work !!! That's looking GOOD !!
Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser 2776978727
Back to top Go down
Speed Racer 65
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
Speed Racer 65

Posts : 868
Join date : 2015-08-06
Location : Louisville KY

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeTue 29 Sep 2015, 12:50 pm

Great work. I bet that little car was fast. Basically an injected small block Chevy with a seat and wheels.
Back to top Go down
pete s
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
pete s

Posts : 799
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 69
Location : Beaverton, OR

Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeTue 29 Sep 2015, 3:52 pm

Good to see the progress on this one Art. This is looking fantastic. The paint, especially with the gold bmf, is very good looking. I love the contrast between the white, red and gold. Very striking. Also great work on the whole powertrain.

Is the clear going over all that is on the bodywork now? Paint, decals and bmf?

I agree with Mitch's comment on how fast it must have been!
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitimeTue 29 Sep 2015, 4:19 pm

I agree, the colour combo is perfect ... red white and gold do look good.

Good start on the motor, will look brilliant when its wired and plumbed ...
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Empty
PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser
Back to top 
Page 1 of 4Go to page : 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Skid's  :: Works In Progress :: Race cars-
Jump to: