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Ligier JS11

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This is the kit I am currently working on. Itís an early Tamiya 1/20 kit and basically a curbside kit with removable cockpit cover. Due to the fact that I am also interested in the technical side of F1 the kit will be converted into a detailed version with several modifications planned:

- removable sidepod covers,
- detailed sidepod interior
- movable skirts
- detailed front suspension

The photos show the modified monocoque, scratch built radiators, sidepod end plates and monocoque front top part.

Last weekend I finished the gearbox + rear suspension assembly. Wiring was added and the coil/dampers were replaced by scratch built ones.

During summer time I didn't work a lot on the model. I spent my time with other activities but now I am getting back to this kit. I made some progress on the chassis and nearly finished the tubing.

Some pictures of the recent progress: I finished the front suspension assembly and installed the dashboard, driver seat and harness.

Since last update I finished the assembly of the chassis and started to paint the body parts and apply the decals. The movable skirts are prepared for assembly as well as the wheel rims.

Never spent so long time to get a model finished but now it is close to ready. During christmas holiday I found some time to finish the chassis assembly and am now pinting the remaining cover parts.

Finally finished the paint job and the final assembly steps. Added some pictures of the finished model.

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by: Mario Covalski (marioc) on 2007-10-30 - 15:45

Hi martin, to apply metal foil in a chassis is a hard move, the surface must be perfect. I'm surprissed you used a 3M tape, I didn't now.
Take care!

by: Martin Klein (Mklein) on 2007-10-29 - 14:20

Hi Mario, thanks for the feedback. I used "self adhesive bare aluminium foil" of approximately 0.15mm. It is thick enough to allow following even sharp contours and pretty soft. The downside is, that it is easy to scratch. I added a picture off the product and an example for the ability to adapt to shapes.

by: Mario Covalski (marioc) on 2007-10-28 - 08:57

Hi Martin, very good as usual. Did you use bare metal on the chassis?