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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2014 :  16:08:41  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I will be building two examples. Only one is available. Please contact Mike for more information.

As I study the parts decisions will be made on any upgrades. A few have come to mind already. The body will be removable to view the internal details.

Lots of detailed photos here:
http://www.modelfactoryhiro.com/new/en/archives/13228





















Edited by - PeterW on 10/06/2014 16:43:06

ewestra

Netherlands
28 Posts

Posted - 10/09/2014 :  12:47:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For sure I'll follow your build. I may even decide wether to build it myself. If only for the working engine. It's an absolute jewel.

Eric
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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2014 :  17:00:21  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I will be cutting into this starting mid week...will keep this posted as often as possible.
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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 10/15/2014 :  21:37:40  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The body is carefully looked over for modifications and refinements that will need to be made...













Then of course it is imperative to mate the chassis up to the body and see if any problems exist...so far things look pretty good.





And without further delay all of the parts must be inventoried and then categorized according to each assembly.

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ferrariscale

Australia
54 Posts

Posted - 10/16/2014 :  03:27:04  Show Profile  Visit ferrariscale's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanx for the update Pete. Will be following your progress.

Beginner question: Is it better to remove all parts from the sprue and then bag them up into assembly sections? ive read to only take off the parts you are using, but that could be more work especially when priming is required.
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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 10/16/2014 :  07:31:15  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Only take off the parts you are using...easy to lose small parts. What you see in the photo is how the parts came...many are loose so it's important to take an inventory and then tag and bag them to avoid any problems.
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the.x.man

New Zealand
846 Posts

Posted - 10/16/2014 :  16:56:49  Show Profile  Visit the.x.man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That last picture actually looks quite scary, Peter - almost as many parts as the real car :o)

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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 10/20/2014 :  17:29:16  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The hood is checked for fit and the resin is thinned in the hood area to represent the material thickness more accurately.





The body mods have been made and first primers applied. The chassis and roll cage are also checked for fit at this stage.





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auw12

China
5 Posts

Posted - 10/22/2014 :  12:56:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A literally massive project, must be fun to follow. The kit itself is a work of art, just cannot stand the scale.
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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 10/22/2014 :  15:51:52  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by auw12

A literally massive project, must be fun to follow. The kit itself is a work of art, just cannot stand the scale.



Yep...it's bear of a kit. If you don't like the larger scale you may not like the 1/1 :)))

And...the 917L Hippie Car I am building in 1/12 almost dwarfs this one!

Edited by - PeterW on 10/22/2014 15:54:19
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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 10/30/2014 :  16:58:31  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wheel Assembly...not an easy task and involves each individual spoke to be set in place, layer by layer. The final result is worth the effort.

















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F1tommy

USA
218 Posts

Posted - 10/31/2014 :  09:45:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks nice. Funny thing is the cast sectioned wire wheel spare looks almost as good and is 10 times easier to build. I hope you
paint them like on the real car.
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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 10/31/2014 :  15:27:01  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just so happens I did my first "sample" today ;) Used a special transparent blue.






Edited by - PeterW on 10/31/2014 15:41:57
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ferrariscale

Australia
54 Posts

Posted - 11/01/2014 :  05:25:40  Show Profile  Visit ferrariscale's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Love it Pete. Looks so REAL
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gege

France
128 Posts

Posted - 11/01/2014 :  06:30:07  Show Profile  Visit gege's Homepage  Reply with Quote
perfect.
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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2014 :  16:33:05  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dry Fitting of the Engine Block. The heads will be drilled on the mill at the correct angle to accept the valves first. I am leaning towards machining the pistons out of aluminum. I am not all that happy with the cast ones in the kit.






Edited by - PeterW on 11/10/2014 16:46:53
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