A small mock up of the bonnet scoop-hump-bulge thing was made to get an idea of the general shape.
Undercoat plaster was used because it's easy to work and dead cheap.
See, I said it was small!
Here's the spare steel bonnet with a protective 'release layer' of cling film;-)
Then the first tentative splat of plaster is applied and left overnight to dry.
After that comes the fun bit of trying to sculpt something that resembles a bit of car.
Hmm, from humble beginnings and all that...
After a few more thin layers it's looking a bit more presentable.
And lots less like a nasty garden ornament!
The other bit of styling that needs looking at is wheels.. 10"?
or maybe 13".. Too many choices !
And then there's colour.
Wrap up yer Superlite with clingfilm, then spray with flourescent paint to get an idea how it looks.. Bright !
Hmm, much nicer than the smelly black steel Wellers.
And nicer than the 12" Minilight.
The 13" Superlites are still a bit boring in plain old shiny finish.
The track is probably wider than the LandRover too ;-)
Looks like I will need Gp7 arches as the 5's are a bit too thin.
Having decided that flouro orange may be the way to go a 10" GB alloy gets the low bake treatment.
Smells better than cakes :-)
Hmmm, shiny orange, but do I brave the 13"s...?
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