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Old 04-17-2010, 07:12 PM   #1096
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That is the ugliest looking redbull body!!! You should sell it to me and try again...lol
Actually the owner of the body took the photos, but if you want one PM me
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:18 PM   #1097
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Here is the first of the studio shots of the Jordan, the rest will be on the website at f1paintlab.com when I get them. As usual another A+ job from Dish
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:22 PM   #1098
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I really like the Toro Rosso. Mean looking paint scheme. I just hope your model does not eject the front wheels like the original in the free practice in China on Thursday.

I finished my P34. I just did not like the GP Japan look and so I used some styrene to change the covered cylinder area to an open one. I kept the unique windows seethrough which makes more sense than the black stickers provided by Tamiya.

I also changed the rollover bar area as much as I could and cut down the rear wing side panels.







Does anybody have a great idea for a really thin seethrough plastic piece for the visor?
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:43 PM   #1099
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Maybe the stuff they put over a new cell phone screen? It's clear, really thin, and it also seems like it would be pretty malleable.
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BP... you are so good at it!!
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I finished my P34. I just did not like the GP Japan look and so I used some styrene to change the covered cylinder area to an open one. I kept the unique windows seethrough which makes more sense than the black stickers provided by Tamiya.

I also changed the rollover bar area as much as I could and cut down the rear wing side panels.

Does anybody have a great idea for a really thin seethrough plastic piece for the visor?
nice work on the Tyrrell bro. as for the helmet visor, there are a couple of materials you can try:

for clear visors: try sheets of acetate used for overhead projector slides

for tinted visors: try camera film negatives
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:15 AM   #1102
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Sauber F1, that P34 is beautiful! Does the body come pre-painted from Tamiya? If not, what paint did you use to replicate the Tyrrell blue?

Last question: How is it to drive?
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i really wanted one of those 6-wheelers until I saw one in person. I am puzzled about the height of the cockpit, it looks so out of scale/prespective to the rest of the body, car looks so high-centered, that is hard to see in photos.

nice job on the tyrrell either way.

for the visor, try getting a small bottled water. they are clear plastic, already curved so easier to fit, and you can often pick them up in different colors if are so inclined.
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sweet!
hope it has the updated suspension

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Old 04-18-2010, 09:45 AM   #1105
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The car is not out of scale, that's they way those cars looked back then
Nice job on the build , one of these days I will get around to building some of mine


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i really wanted one of those 6-wheelers until I saw one in person. I am puzzled about the height of the cockpit, it looks so out of scale/prespective to the rest of the body, car looks so high-centered, that is hard to see in photos.

nice job on the tyrrell either way.

for the visor, try getting a small bottled water. they are clear plastic, already curved so easier to fit, and you can often pick them up in different colors if are so inclined.
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The car is not out of scale, that's they way those cars looked back then
sorry, not true.
i have seen these cars in person, and the rc version makes it look as if the driver is sitting atop the fuel cell. much too high in my opinion


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Old 04-18-2010, 11:39 AM   #1107
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sorry, not true.
i have seen these cars in person, and the rc version makes it look as if the driver is sitting atop the fuel cell. much too high in my opinion


You are showing pix of a different car, there were two versions
here is a pic of the actual one that the new six wheeler is modeled after


I have the first rerelease of the 6 wheeler, the one you are showing pix of, although it is unbuilt, although I will look and see if it is to scale
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:19 PM   #1108
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Having said all that, I will say that the RC version looks either big or long. I think part of it is the size of the drivers helmet, may be on the small side. If it is not 100% to scale, it is probably because of the electronic packaging requirements, and the fact that the back half of the chassis is carried over from the stock 103. I believe that Tamiya has both of the real cars in their collection, so they ate pretty accurate
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:15 PM   #1109
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Last saterday we had our first f1 race at our home trace.
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Also proten was racing



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I don't think the car is out of proportion. There is much room underneath the driver and Tamiya did not have to compromise.
I think I mounted the separate driver piece with the helmet to high which gives the impression everything is too high.
I never saw PB Shadow's picture with the silver helmet driver before but this gives a good indication, how low the driver should sit.


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The body is lexan plastic. I used Pactra Acrylic Basic Blue right out of the bottle.

I am a beginner in driving RC cars, I like to paint them, so I have no idea about the difference between a regular F103 and P34. I usually hit the wall with both.
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