One of the cars I have always wanted to build was a DBR1 but the resin bodies until recently are hard to come by. I bought this pre-painted DBR1 on eBay for a small fortune and it has been collecting dust as I have tried to pluck up courage to start the build. I think it is ProSlot kit (?) but not sure.
I opted for a wood chassis with motor vertical on it's side so that I could get a full driver figure in the model. Some improvements over two previous builds allowed easier driver space (the aluminium bracket faces backwards). Although I liked most of the photo-etched parts there were certain things I wanted to build myself - like the front grille and the dashboard. The etched grille was very thin and did not replicate the grille on the photos I see which are rounded profiles so I built my own. Not perfect but I think closer to the real thing. The metal dashboard and instruments dials supplied were neat but again never seen any pictures of stainless dashboard. So I made my own and figured out how small to make the marks on the dials so that my printer would still show something and I think these turned out quite well.
Not sure about the green but thats the way it came.
I cut the windscreen where the doors would open - still need to get them to line up...
The headlamps are custom made from a scrap of silver card with dents inserted to try to make it look light headlamps. I did not have any available of the right size!
The driver sits on a slab of lead to balance the off-set motor weight
John - thanks for the point that this is most likely a Proto slot body. The resin casting is quite heavy and the wheel arches needed cleaning out at the top of where the tires would rub if the body was set to a reasonably correct height.
Peter, Thank you for your comments. I cannot take any credit for the paintwork or body lines as I purchased this pre-painted.
I'm not sure how you guys get the joints out a little darker - that will be a task for a new proper build from the start which I am going to be doing so shortly with a George Turner DBR1 and some nice 1950's era Ferraris from John Warren's excellent castings. I will search through the forum to pick up tips on body panel lines - I think I saw something about this at some stage.