Colin Chapman s Seven

  • August 30, 2012
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: descent
  • License: CC-BY
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This is my first model: a free interpretation of a Colin Chapman's Seven!

It is not very accurate but I like it!

Wheels are by Danilius and demonstrate an interesting technique, thanks for the lesson, seats are derived from that of Neubi, only slightly modified by me and gauges are by kuhn0362. Thanks guys for sharing.

Textures are original works i made on gimp. Materials are quite inaccurate, as well as the lights, but this project is intended as a starting point to allow all of you to make your own custom Seven. Enjoy it, and happy blending!


  • RikSavage profile picture

    Not sure what it is but whenever I load this model Blender freezes.

    Written August 30, 2012
  • descent profile picture

    The model is heavy, you can try to lighten it a bit by removing some details, such as the air intake on the hood, which I mistakenly applied the subsurf, the perforated cover on the exhaust. Even the texture of the flames is unnecessarily heavy (4096x4096), so you can try to remove it. Alternatively update your hardware, other users tell me that it works, although a bit heavy.

    Written August 31, 2012
  • descent profile picture

    Another way to speed up the viewport is to set the subsurf subdivisions on view to 1, for every mesh that have it set to 2. That's my bad. I should leave it that way before upload. Anyway, thanks for download!

    Written August 31, 2012
  • blenderpsycho profile picture

    This model rocks- love the numberplate!

    Edited September 01, 2012
  • descent profile picture

    thanks psycho!

    Written September 04, 2012
  • ChrisKuhn profile picture

    Just saw this... nice use of the gauges, and good model all around.

    Written September 18, 2012
  • romanbruni profile picture

    very beautiful model ! is it possible to ask you to model a retractable roof cover for the cabin ? also I'd like to ask your opinion about how to increase the tires size... tks ! cheers from rio de janeiro !!

    Written February 20, 2013
  • descent profile picture

    Thank you! I'm glad you like it, Roman! I'm still improving it, I modeled some new accessory, and I also scheduled the roof and doors, but are not yet ready. At the moment I'm pretty focused on studying other aspects, such as the rigging and make it playable in BGE, as you can see if you visit my blog.

    I am open to new opinions and ideas, so feel all allowed to leave a comment or, if someone of you have the skills and the time, to donate a few lines of python code so that the Seven 2.0 can become even better. :-D A note on increasing the size of the tires, you should not edit the ones that come with the model, but to download the original .blend swapped from Danilius and change that, which should be quite simple, or replace them directly with other wheels already made you can find here on blendswap, because I seem to remember that I had mistakenly applied the modifiers of the wheels. I do not have the file on hand now, and in any case the new Seven will come in two versions: race and street, with two different new wheels, so if you want you can simply wait. Saluti dall'Italia! :-)

    Written March 07, 2013
  • sprocket1597 profile picture

    Hi, just wondering where you got your dimensions from? Ive modeled a spaceframe in blender from the plans in the book "Build your own Sports Car", but your body does not fit on it.

    Written May 08, 2013
  • ooe3oo profile picture

    Very nice.

    Written November 08, 2013