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Otomoto Supercar Project part 6

 by otomoto on 13 Mar 2015 |
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Otomoto Supercar Project - part 6
 









 
As expected, a few months have passed since our last update. We are in the tedious phase now of getting things perfectly smooth. Now we have progressed from plaster to skim coat, which is more expensive but eaier to work with for finer details.




 
The rear end shape is close to being finished now. There will be some vertical and horizontal diffuser fins added later, but these will be separate to the body mould. Note the cut-out for the number plate, which will hold the original 300ZX number plate lights


 
Thinking (dreaming) long term, I decided to create the brand BME cars, just in case this project is successful enough that people want to buy the kits. Our friends at MRC Performance in Bayswater North laser-cut some badges using our design. Look at it long enough and you should see the letters BME. What does it stand for? Just my initials. BMEcars.com will be online later this year.


 
Getting the front and rear to be symmetrical is essential, so a lot of time is going into measuring and reshaping now. Here the black line shows where the edge should be to match the other side. Skim coat is used to build up the vertical surface to this height.


 
The built-up filler is then filed down to a smooth, sharp line




 
Next more filler is added to make the upper surface meet the edge. More sanding and probably another fine coat will follow. We need to do this sort of adjustment on every panel, so there is still a way to go before the final shape is ready to have a mould made of it. I have given myself only one more month to do it, however, as the car will soon need to be moved to a different warehouse.
 

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baz15 Mar 2015Reply
A work of art.
Keep it up!
jeremy - Comment
jeremy16 Mar 2015Reply
Good stuff; cant wait for the next instalment!
Jim - Comment
Jim04 Jun 2015Reply
The project is a challenging one great ongoing effort the logo is very stylish and clever

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