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Heller Ligier JS11 1/12 - update 22 March

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Re: Heller Ligier JS11 1/12 - update 22 March

Postby Chinamalc » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:20 am

Moring all,
For a change of pace I picked something simple to do….. but even simple things don’t always go to plan.
5 x 0.45mm holes drilled for front wing adjustment drilled on each side of the nose cone. First side done no problem.
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I always find that the second attempt never goes as well as the first…….
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Second hole up from the bottom is out of position, I filled the hole with stretched sprue so it’s the same density as the original
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And a day later after it had set thoroughly I re-drilled – close enough.
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The roll hoop was a bit of a saga, first one turned out well, I used boiling water to soften the 3mm rod before bending round a balsa former, but I then cut it too short……D’oh!
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It took at least 4 more goes to get another good one (it’s the one on the left), the kit part is the silver one at the top
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With rear stays and brackets in place
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Re: Heller Ligier JS11 1/12 - update 22 March

Postby Chinamalc » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:26 am

continued
Making sure it all fits under the cowl
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The filler piece to go in the gap under the rear roll bar, first I made a plug that fitted the gap, that was then used to plunge mould the shape in 25thou card and a tiny lip added to support the rear edge (needs to be small to allow the body to lift off past the rollbar).
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I picked the best one and trimmed it to shape
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The kit steering rack locates where the forward roll hoop brace attaches, the car is not like this – (see photo in post from 23 Feb) the rack is slightly lower, the mounts are hidden between the inner and outer tub skins, and the front roll bar down tube locates on a cross tube where the kit steering rack was, rather than modify the kit part it was easier to make a new one, it is purposely longer as it should protrude from each side of the tub.
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Side plates hiding rack mounts – I just noticed the steering rack is upside down, the pinion should be underneath
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Body tub sanded away to allow the new roll hoop down brace to attach to the cross bar
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Cross section view.
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