Lightning McQueen (Cars 2 version) /

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, Figurines & Paperdolls' started by Wojtee, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Wojtee

    Wojtee Member

    A just-for-fun project, made for my son (so for his fun, especially). It was hard with the posters for the new Cars movie everywhere to resist :)

    So, I downloaded this model from Paper-Replika, printed it a bit smaller (2 pages on 1, so about 70% of original size), and built it (in about 5 evenings). Modified the undercarriage, so that the wheels turn (pretty simple modification, I used the original parts, just made holes through, reinforced with cardboard and made the "bearings" from a thin plastic tube). The wheels are filled with rolled paper strip, which makes them pretty well round and also rather heavy, which is good for the momentum (goes like greased lightning :mrgreen:)

    All the flaps were cut off and glued under the parts, so the edges do not show so much. Important for the tyres, but it makes the body look better, too.

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    This is why I do it ;)

    And yes, it MOVES!

  2. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Your son is adorable. That a wonderful age, It flies by too. My son seemed like he was 2 a week ago and now he's 11. Nice job on the car too!
  3. web2

    web2 Guest

    I hope my son isn't looking over my shoulder!
  4. mato_kolo

    mato_kolo New Member

    yeah! it looks like realy good model! - nice job!
  5. giande

    giande New Member

    look nice, is it difficult?
  6. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    It's one of those models that may be difficult for a new builder, but will teach you much. The 2nd one will come out much better. :)

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