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Old 05-09-2012, 05:55 AM   #4786
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is that a full McLaren setup (bodies and wings) or just the mclaren body and rear wing, or just the mclaren rear wing?
F60 body and front wing, McLaren rear wing, mirrors and aero foils. The shape of the McLaren rear wing is exact to the F2012, but it doesnt hang far enough off the back and it is a little too short height wise but still looks good though
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F60 body and front wing, McLaren rear wing, mirrors and aero foils. The shape of the McLaren rear wing is exact to the F2012, but it doesnt hang far enough off the back and it is a little too short height wise but still looks good though
Absolutely superb!

What rubber are those rims wearing?
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Absolutely superb!

What rubber are those rims wearing?
TAMIYA medium fronts and soft rears
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:12 PM   #4790
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http://youtu.be/mIh3YsVpxV4 to see my WRC F-ONE racing in the BRCA Round 1 for F1's. Car 6 green in colour and i finish 3rd.

so still a lonely drive with the wrc , none at this meeting

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Thanks for the post!
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Hey all, I don't want to spam the forums, so I'll keep it short. I just wanted to let all of the F1 enthusiasts know that a group of friends and I are starting an F1 program in the Green Bay, WI area. It's fairly close to what the UF1 crew is running, so I especially want to thank them for paving the way back into the spotlight with the F1 cars. You are truly doing a great job!

FORMULA R/C will be entering it's inaugural season, and we'd like to invite anybody in the region who is looking to run F1 outdoors to visit our sites.
Thank you for your time, and keep those F1's rollin' to the finish line!

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Old 05-10-2012, 01:30 AM   #4793
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F60 body and front wing, McLaren rear wing, mirrors and aero foils. The shape of the McLaren rear wing is exact to the F2012, but it doesnt hang far enough off the back and it is a little too short height wise but still looks good though
Great work as always!

Just curious, I noticed you sometimes use a combination of decals and paint for coloring the plastics (wing/wheels/mirrors/etc). Is there any technique for getting paint to stick better?

I've tried sanding/primer/clear and different types of paints, but nothing seems to hold up.
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Well you could paint it. But you wouldn't be able to run it painted, the paint would shatter with the first little tap. So, what I would try is vinyl, you could probably find sheets online. Also, most hobby shops sell Plasticote too, not as flexible as the vinyl but it would work. So that could be your second option. I'm sure you could find it pretty close to the color you need.

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This is a Ferrari that was done half way. LOL I did this so all the hop-ups could be seen while the body is still on. I'm thinking of doing this with the new F103R car. I just don't know what body set to use yet.







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OMG that is an EPIC collection (sorry to dig up an old post)
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Hey Vyger,

Do you still have/run these cars?

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I hope he does..what a great collection.
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Great work as always!

Just curious, I noticed you sometimes use a combination of decals and paint for coloring the plastics (wing/wheels/mirrors/etc). Is there any technique for getting paint to stick better?

I've tried sanding/primer/clear and different types of paints, but nothing seems to hold up.
A couple of things. First of all some of the stuff is show only.
I almost always paint the rear wings now for a couple of reasons
It is a much cleaner look, and it is actually faster and easier than trying to apply vinyl.
As far as prep goes, I soak the parts in hot soapy water, let them dry thoroughly and then if I remember, I will wipe them down with grease and wax remover before paint. Also I paint everything with the Tamiya PS paints, they seem to stick the best. Keep the coats as light as possible
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A couple of things. First of all some of the stuff is show only.
I almost always paint the rear wings now for a couple of reasons
It is a much cleaner look, and it is actually faster and easier than trying to apply vinyl.
As far as prep goes, I soak the parts in hot soapy water, let them dry thoroughly and then if I remember, I will wipe them down with grease and wax remover before paint. Also I paint everything with the Tamiya PS paints, they seem to stick the best. Keep the coats as light as possible
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Yeah, that's worth mentioning. I understand show cars don't have the same resilience requirements as full-blown race cars. That said, i'd be awesome if we could get the best of both worlds wouldn't it?

Thanks for the tips! I'll be sure to try some of them out. I've tried TS and PS, and oddly enough, PS does seem to stick a bit better. I know it's much more flexible.
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Yeah, that's worth mentioning. I understand show cars don't have the same resilience requirements as full-blown race cars. That said, i'd be awesome if we could get the best of both worlds wouldn't it?

Thanks for the tips! I'll be sure to try some of them out. I've tried TS and PS, and oddly enough, PS does seem to stick a bit better. I know it's much more flexible.
PS is lacquer based which is great for sprayability and drying time, but is not as durable.
The paint store that I buy non Tamiya stuff from gave me a recommendation to not only make the paint adhere better to the front wings, but make it more flexible. I havent had a chance to try it, but when I do I will let you know if it worked
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When the detailing of F1 bodies is "in the air", are there any tricks for accurate applying of decals?
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