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Old 10-09-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default Will there be a 1/10 McLaren P1?

I would love to see it. I saw that Tamiya is releasing the LaFerrari. Haven't looked into the Porsche 918.

This leads me to another question- could someone feasibly use a 3D printer to create limited shells? Or maybe the 3d print is just used as a master mold. I suppose the print would have to be made of something that could stand the heat of a lexan sheet all heated up (youtubers do this).

Here's some other cars that would be awesome as bodies:
BMW M1*
Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo*
Maserati MC-12*
Ford RS200*
Zender Fact 4
Vector WX-8 Twin Turbo
Maserati Bora
Jaguar XJR-15

*one exists... but it's definitely not very accurate
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http://www.thercracer.com/2010/05/co...l-review.html?a

Control freax make a nice rs200 shell
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I assume you are talking about LMP1? If so the question is will Ferrari build one?
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Making a P1 now. Hopefully will be out soon.
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This leads me to another question- could someone feasibly use a 3D printer to create limited shells? Or maybe the 3d print is just used as a master mold. I suppose the print would have to be made of something that could stand the heat of a lexan sheet all heated up.
Unless you are getting it 3D printed in metal you would have to use the 3D printed model as a pattern to take a reverse mould from, so you could then use this reverse mould to create a solid resin pattern to vacform over.

Realistically, by the time you have created a 3D model, had it printed in 3D, cleaned the surface up to a polished finish as every crease and step would be reproduced, then taken a mould from it to create the actual pattern to be used, it would most likely be cheaper and quicker to carve and shape a pattern by hand.
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I would think this would be hard to do, since there are a lot of curves and shapes in that you can't do with a single vacuum form.

That's why a lot of F1 bodies have the side pods something separate and such.
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I assume you are talking about LMP1? If so the question is will Ferrari build one?
McLaren doesn't have an LMP1 entry AFAIK. I'm talking about the hypercar roadcar. And LOL at Ferrari in prototype racing... They didn't even let the magnificent F50GT1 race.

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Control freax make a nice rs200 shell
I still have not found one for sale, if you know of a place....

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I would think this would be hard to do, since there are a lot of curves and shapes in that you can't do with a single vacuum form.

That's why a lot of F1 bodies have the side pods something separate and such.
Oh most definitely would look best with that. It seems mandatory with the amount of curves on the car. Probably 4 pieces minimum.
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Unless you are getting it 3D printed in metal you would have to use the 3D printed model as a pattern to take a reverse mould from, so you could then use this reverse mould to create a solid resin pattern to vacform over.

Realistically, by the time you have created a 3D model, had it printed in 3D, cleaned the surface up to a polished finish as every crease and step would be reproduced, then taken a mould from it to create the actual pattern to be used, it would most likely be cheaper and quicker to carve and shape a pattern by hand.
I was thinking of cheating as far as 3d work. Buying a copy of an artists P1 3d file from turbosquid dotcom then simplifying it for lexan-shell reproduction.

But then I saw this:

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Making a P1 now. Hopefully will be out soon.
Do tell. Will these be available for sale? Might I see your progress?
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Making a P1 now. Hopefully will be out soon.
Progress info please?
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Here's some other cars that would be awesome as bodies:
BMW M1*
Maserati MC-12*
Ford RS200*
Zender Fact 4
Vector WX-8 Twin Turbo
Maserati Bora


*one exists... but it's definitely not very accurate

Jaguar XJR-15

I purchased a 1/10 pancar/f1 supposedly made by Parma. It's uncut and no decals. I'm going to copy it.

Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo
There is one now available from Killerbody, but it is off in shape in many places (quarterlight window, nose, awkward dimensions -- made for TCs, should have been pancar body really). That said the LC2 and Stratos Turbo look phenomenal... 2/3 ain't bad.

Porsche 918

Kyosho makes one. Might get one eventually, looks to be nicely detailed.
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