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  1. 12 hours ago, misterNNL said:

    I would like to know where that slick gas tank came from if you don't mind sharing.

    As i have written in my initial posting the gas tank is also from the 1932 Ford kit. The lower part is molded into the frame, the upper part is a seperate piece. I cutted out the lower part, glued them together and sanded it into shape. Filler cap is relocated.

  2. 7 hours ago, Jim in Falls said:

    I think Gehard Berger raced for Benetton in 1997 - a guy I know has one of these cars that he races at Road America in vintage events. It has a Judd engine instead of the original, which I think was a Renault. Under two minute laps.

    '96 and '97 to be precise. for his final 2 years of F1 racing he returned to Benetton swapping his Ferrari cockpit with a youngster called Michael Schumacher ...

  3. 17 hours ago, PatW said:

    Superb! I built a Beetle with F1 parts and built a couple of plastic seats similar to those you have. I have PE Brass Kirkey seats but don't like to use them!


    I also thought of using a VeeDub before i ran across the deuce coupe.

  4. 17 hours ago, FredRPG said:

    Yeah that does the trick, nice to see fat tires as well, they really fit the overall look.

    I did not like the tyres of the MP 4/20, but i wanted to have the rims. So, tyres and rims are from different kits, but they did not fit. Had to increase the diameter of the rims with one layer of 0.5mm sheet styrene on the outside and 1mm on the inside.

  5. 43 minutes ago, mrm said:

    I stand corrected. You are absolutely right about Berger. I am pretty sure however that the car I sat in was this B188. It was either 1990 or ‘91 when it happened. I used to have a photo somewhere, which is long gone probably. 

    n.p., Austrian petrolheads have to know such things by heart, otherwise they are expatriated ;)


  6. 9 hours ago, mrm said:

    Beautiful and famous car. Gerhard Berger used to pilot it. I was lucky enough to actually sit in it as teenager, at the Geneva Auto Salon back in the early '90s.

    Sorry to say, but you are wrong.  The B188 is the 1988 car, Gerhard Berger raced for Ferrari since 1987. In 1986 he raced for Benetton in the B186 car. He won the Mexican Grand Prix in it, his first career win.

  7. 12 hours ago, Mr. Metallic said:

    There's a lot of interesting things going on with this build so far. But the "smack my forehead" moment is the use of the interior tub as a body shell. Smart move.

    My first approach was to make the bodyshell from sheet styrene. But when i studied the assembly instructions one picture caught my attention and suddenly i knew: that is exactly what i need!



  8. 21 hours ago, mrm said:

    Really cool project. I love the idea. However, I think the rear of the car needs to be longer and lower, in order to stay in the spirit of F1. Right now the rear looks “bunched up”. Part of the issue is that it is trying to stay true to the Deuce proportions, but it impossible, because it wasn’t a rear engined car. That rear wing needs space and air flow to do anything. Just my two cents. And I am just expressing my personal opinion, trying to offer constructive criticism. Not putting down the craftsmanship or the effort invested. 


    15 hours ago, FredRPG said:

    I agree the balance seems a little off to my eye. Just a thought, it could be as simple as hanging the wing lower and further back.  Whatever you go with it's a great build, look forward to seeing it in paint. 

    thank you for your input guys, let's see if i can stretch the look a bit.

    EDIT: here's a primitive sketch of what i could do rather easily without having to re-build the whole rear of the car, just change the position of the wing on its support. I think that's better.

  9. 50 minutes ago, MeatMan said:

    I'm down with that paint scheme!

    The selection for your actual paint color will be critical. But I'm sure you already know that.

    At least i'll have to make the pictures in a way that the colors look correct ;)

  10. While working on my RB32 project (http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/143939-formula1-hot-rod/) i was thinking:
    "What to make with the remainings of the Revell 32 Ford 3window coupe hot rod kit from which i only used the body shell?"

    I decided to make a simple t-bucket hot rod, like this one built by Speedway Motors:

    Once the target was defined i started immediately to work on it.

    Frame was scratch built from 3.2 x 2 mm styrene bars. Engine and transmission mounts were used from the kit frame, front axle was moved ahead of the frame.

    Body shell is the interior tube of the 32, sectioned and channelled over the frame with a 1/8 honda motorcycle exhaust used for the new transmission tunnel. Bomber seats were scratch built from 0.5 mm sheet styrene.

    Engine is a 302 ford with - both scratch built - air scoop and lake style headers, radiator is also chopped and heavily modified. Fuel tank was molded into the frame, i cut it out and sanded into shape.

    Plenty of scratch building fun. Here is simple a masking tape mock, which is almost ready for paint.





  11. 21 minutes ago, Jantrix said:

    I like it! Very cool work!. A curbside or will you be shoehorning an engine in there somewhere?


    Thank you, Rob.
    Curbside, no engine in this revell McLaren. But i opened and hinged the doors to offer a sight on the interior, where you can spot a rollcage and a pair of very cool scratch built Kirkey lightweight racing seats. 20190530_191732.jpg.a9a82b424ce24c8c4b1419f7c297723a.jpg

  12. Time to share what I'm working on currently: a 1/25 replica of Becks Kustoms F132 from the computer game Need4Speed Payback, which is a kithbash of a '32 Ford 3window coupe and a Formula1 race car.


    Here's the boxart of the 2 kits i have chosen for my build:


    I plan to paint it like this one:

    Therefore i'll call her RB32.


    And this is how far i'm at the moment:


  13. I'd like to introduce the project i'm currently working on:



    I'm using the body parts from a Tamiya RG250 Walter Wolf and the frame from a Tamiya RG250, all off ebay.




    I thought they would match without issues, but i had to make them fit. Also the frame needed some extra support to compensate the lack of stability due to missing engine and swingarm. And some facing made from sheet styrene to prevent see through.

    The jet engine is made from 1/24 car rims and 1/8 motorcycle headlights and some styrene. I won't build the full engine, just the visible parts. So it will be sort of a curbside, or a fake if you prefer.

    This is how far i am at the moment:




  14. Many years ago i built a scale 1/12 Honda V5 RC211V MotoGP engine just for display purpose that was left over after a project.


    It was sitting on my shelf and i decided i wanted to make something else with it. After some Web research i found what i wanted to make:


    I ran through my parts boxes and found out i had what i needed, what was missing had to be built from scratch. My first attempt for the rear wheels was also to build them from scratch, but i failed to make them a perfect circle. So a buddy of mine had to fire up his 3D printer and make me some:



    The engine had to loose its rear cylinder bank in order not to grill the rider with its hot exhausts and also to make room for a fuel tank. A front and rear subframe was built from scratch to hold the fork, radiator, seat and rear axle:



    After making all the parts i was looking for a nice retro colour scheme which i found in this Honda CX500 Street Tracker by Kingston Custom:



    And here is the result, i hope you like my sense of madness:


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