Hello, to all readers!
The 1/32 slotcar world is getting a brand new model really soon!!!
And it will be a young LMP car, being the Oreca07 as mentioned in the topics title.
We are building this pre-production model, to become the WEC LMP2 car from Team Signature (better known as Alpine A470) as raced at SPA 2019.
"We" being Steven Verelst (3D designer), Tamar Nelwan (Decal Designer and more) and myself (Just the guy that hopefully gets it all together at the end, to have a beautiful car to show and fast enough to win).
We hope to have this car ready to participate at Rockingham for the next 6hrs DiSCA WEC event.
I will allready show you a few pictures into this project, as this all started a few weeks ("months") ago.
First things first - 3D model
The first step of this project is to design a 3D model, which would be printable.
Steven doing an axcellent job and still learning and perfecting his 3D modelling skills, gave us our first "test car".
This "test body" is actually designed to become something else then the Oreca07 that we are talking about at the moment.
But that will be for another time i'm afraid, can't tell to much about it now.
Just that this body is a bit wider then the Oreca07 we are designing (DiSCA WEC regulations).
I had the privilege of building this test car, we decided to make our own little version of the Dragonspeed Oreca07 testing at Daytona, so it would represent our smaller scaled world a bit better.
Why this test car you may wonder!?
Well you can only tell so much from a picture, and this time the picture was a 3D model.
You actually need to have something in your hands, to feel and see the model and her curves!
(This sounds like it came straight out of a romantic novell, sorry).
And our own designed chassis needs to be tested, just to see if our ideas will actually work.
Phase 2 - Tweaking the 3D model and more ...
After we've build and tested the test car on the beautifull Ninco Suzuka track at SRC Eindhoven (Best, NL), we noticed a few details that could use a bit more attention.
The things that will make it a lot easier for future costumers, to build this model into a stunning race car.
So for Steven it was back to the drawingboard and start tweaking his model.
At this point it was time for Tamar to start creating the decalset we would need to replicate the Team Signature Oreca07.
Just a "rough sketch" to start with was more then enough, but we received something a lot more then just a rough sketch!
At this point Steven tweaked the body a whole lot, it was nearly a complete redesign!
Tamar and myself encouraged Steven day after day, to tweak this thing and redesign another. But I'm proud to say, it all payed off.
The next picture shows how the Oreca07 body, probably will be as a model kit.
I could write a lot more on were we actually stand at the moment with this build.
But what better way then to just let pictures do the talking!
* Prefitting the livery design on the car (Tamar)
* Vacformed and painted interior, driver P. Thiriet
* Primers and colors (Tamiya spray can)
* Basic color scheme done