Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by rjg1973

  1. Great resto, and a really nice back story about your Dad. 👍 What’s the 1:1 in the background? French hot hatch?
  2. Assembled this old thing. Love the simplicity.
  3. Cool, thanks for posting. Good to see the “example” of an early F1 car. That’s where I found it.
  4. Hi guys, Anyone seen one of these before or know anything about them? Came out of a Williams FW07 that I’m restoring. Cheers.
  5. If you buy it I’ll design and 3D print some for you! 🙂
  6. Sorry for the shameless promotion..... Used FW07 Body Set I’d like to find a new home for. https://www.tamiyaclub.com/trades_model.asp?cid=122754&id=29570
  7. Just checked my FW07 parts. I have the equivalent B tree for the Williams, brand new, if anyone wants to swap this for the JPS Lotus 79 version. Cheers.
  8. Cool, thanks. Inspired by your work on this I reckon I’ll build an XV01 chassis for my Subie and go find some gravel. https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=132869&id=29570
  9. Very nice build, love the carbon. This may be a dumb question, but what bodies can you fit to an XV01? Would a TT01 spec Subaru WRX fit for example?
  10. Hi folks, I’m looking for the driver parts (body and helmet) for a JPS Lotus 79, as per the parts diagram below. Any condition is ok. Happy to buy or swap for other vintage parts. I have lots of Williams FW07 spares for example. Cheers, Rob
  11. You may have already considered this, but have you tried sanding out the scratches and then polishing with fine grit wet sandpaper? With patience and elbow grease you can achieve pretty good results.
  12. Found a place for it on the shelf with some other oldies. And updated my showroom on the main site. https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=130631&id=29570
  13. Thanks mate. Yes, it's amazing what you can do with tinkercad and a 3D printer. Especially with the crazy NOS prices at the moment.
  14. I reckon I can call this done! Finished off the 3D printed rear wing, mirrors and roll hoop. Cleaned up Jacques and re-stickered his helmet.
  15. Don’t be afraid to clean, sand and polish the old parts rather than just replacing them. https://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?/topic/92710-ligier-js9-resto-project/
  16. I could be wrong, but I don’t reckon the FW07 had the rear bulkhead (upright panel)? Neither of mine have this. Also a minor point but I think the CS Ligier had the old style motor mount, maybe because it sits on an aluminium chassis? Great car, worthy of a resto!!
  17. A few weeks ago I might have been tempted, but I’ve made my own now! 😁 Ready for paint then stickers.
  18. Yep, that’s right. I used these disposable sanding bands, very cheap. I needed a couple for each side. I used the decals to trace the outline, cut it close with the snips and then ground to the line with the dremel. Finished of the edges with wet 1200 grit sandpaper.
  19. Thanks! The Ali is 1mm. I just took it slow with the snips, small cuts deep in the jaws. Only cut down to a couple of mm and then ground the rest with a dremel. There’s a body set for GBP 300 on eBay at the moment. I’ve spent $25 on MCI decals, Ali sheet and paint!!
  20. Resprayed the front wing, added MCI decals and fitted the rear wing end plates that I made. Now to design and 3D print a rear wing.
  21. I had no idea such hideous things existed!
  22. Chipping away slowly, made some rear wing end plates from Aluminium sheet.
  23. Great thread, some very helpful tips also. I totally agree with your restoration philosophy of saving as many original parts as possible. JB weld, sandpaper, time and effort can save most old parts I’ve found.
  24. Nice one! I've cheated and bought some MCI decals, but everything else on my resto is either refurbished, scratch built or 3D printed.
  • Create New...