SLS GT3 – PART 10 – Air Intakes

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Main Intake

The big intake at the front has a rather complex shape. It needs to fit around the radiator and beneath the hood.

I melted together some flexible parts of drinking straws to make an initial shape. This construction was fixed using epoxy glue on the outside. This also smoothened the shape. Some filling and sanding later I glued on parts of styrene (and smoothened the transition with Milliput) to get the shape at the front. After that, the part needed to be cut to insert the two narrow parts in the middle of each tube. Then carbon decals were applied and the clear coat rounds it off.

Smaller Intakes

The smaller intakes are made of styrene, isolated wire for the rims and black painted coarse-meshed fabric. And again…carbon.

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