Sunday, 2 May 2010

Zagato First Cast.

Well it's been a long time coming, but finally it's here. The first cast of the Zagato bodyshell. The main difference between this and the previous bodies, is that I gave it a few coats of paint and polished it to a good finish. This is obvious in the surface of the resin which really is very good. The reflections shown in the photographs show just how good it is. Lessons have been learned in the casting department in that a deeper undercut in the wheel arches results in the removal of surplus resin is very quick and easy. It just snaps off, making the task of trimming so much easier. There are a few minor bubbles on the surface, but nothing worse than i've seen on any other resin model. One area that will require a little more work is round the brake cooling ducts which have had air trapped in them in the mould. A small drill and minor finishing will sort this out no problem.
The glazing is mostly done apart from the rear window, but that will be easier to finish off in the resin. The artwork for the photo etched parts requires around an hour to finish off, with just the rear window trim and the grill needing attention to give a little bit of tolerance when fixing to the shell. All in all, i'm very pleased with the results so far. Graham.

1 comment:

  1. wow what a car. I spotted a post on slotcarillustrated and found you're site.
    Beuatiful !!! and verry impressive.

    Kind regards,