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#1 MonoPed

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 08:07 AM

Ok, it's small progress, but at least I got the cobwebs blown off for a bit... The Ferrari kit came with both resin and PE winglets and spoilers. Some time back, I had made a one piece rear spoiler from .020" sheet. This morning, I tackled the front winglets. The resin parts were too thick to look right, and the PE parts are so thin, that they would easily be knocked off. To add strength, I cut slots in the body with a razor saw blade, using the moulded in alignment bosses as a guide. Because the nose of the car is a tad assymmetrical, I used the PE parts as a guide to make new winglets from some .010" sheet. Still need to refine the shapes just a bit, but it'll look good once painted. Is it perfect? no, but niether is the kit, and I can live with it.

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 08:16 AM

Looking good so far! I was wondering about this project a few days ago. I'm very interested in following it up. Keep the updates coming!

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#3 crispy

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 09:19 AM

Brian, they look great to me. I look forward to seeing this completed as well.
Sometimes doing just a little bit each night or day is enough to really get you going.
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Posted 21 October 2006 - 02:04 PM

Thanx guys!

Had a little time this evening, so I worked on the final shape of the winglets. Now that I see it up on it's wheels, I think I got em right where they need to be. Hoping to really find my muse again and get motivated to get back at the bench more often...

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 03:29 PM

i really look forward to seeing this done..it is just a cool looking car...

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 07:52 PM

Looks good man! I'm glad those cobwebs were permanent.

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:08 PM

Looking good old buddy

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 04:25 AM

I really like the way that is shaping up Brian. Great work so far, and I really hope you get inspired to make more progress with it. :D

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 12:29 PM

Alert the media! Brian Fowler is back at the bench! :shock: Exotic sports cars aren't exactly my thing but that is gonna be an awesome car. Glad to see you're back at it!

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 03:21 PM

Alert the media! Brian Fowler is back at the bench! :shock: ...



Easy there, Andy. Still trying to get my muse back, don't want all the fuss to scare it away again 8)

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:35 AM

The winglets look great from here, Brian.

Man, that is such a beautiful racer! Be patient, your muse knows best. Just follow...

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 05:39 AM

Great work on the Porsche 917K's enemy!!!

A question, who makes this kit?

Simón


Thanx guys!

Had a little time this evening, so I worked on the final shape of the winglets. Now that I see it up on it's wheels, I think I got em right where they need to be. Hoping to really find my muse again and get motivated to get back at the bench more often...

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 09:34 AM

Thanx!
It's a Fisher Model & Pattern kit, and comes with a photo-etched fret and a set of vac-formed clear parts.
http://fishermodels.com/

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 07:42 PM

OK,...Thanks a lot!

Simón


Thanx!
It's a Fisher Model & Pattern kit, and comes with a photo-etched fret and a set of vac-formed clear parts.
http://fishermodels.com/