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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) JunkGTZ is offline
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      Here I go again. Mucking it up with my crudities amongst such exquisite builds!

      It looks kind of clunky now, but I am now in the process of mocking up what will hopefully be a shorter build than the last one. Experience and a little less complex (I hope) but even to get to this point has not been easy. In my case this is sort of a monocoque riding on another chassis and it has to function a bit like a supporting skeleton. I had a McAllistar Nissan GTP 90 body that I modified to be more like a Kremer K8 Porsche roadster. It worked pretty well on my old chassis but doesn't fit the new one and so I started in thinking what could I do to modify it further and more to my liking. I love this particular version of the 1970 Ferrari 512 S so I thought I'd give it a go since the body is not worth anything to anybody but me. I've gathered lots of images, including blue prints and such and went about mapping things and pondering how I will do it. The body will be a mix of the front portion of the polycarbonate body and fabricated out of various things for the remaining 2/3's. I'll have to paint the outer side of the poly body so that the finish will be even in texture and shine between the mixed materials and I really do not want to try and remove the paint underneath.

      Here's the aspiration and inspiration.
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      And a video that got me thinking what a cool machine this really is!

      Here's the original body from a while back.
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      Now the perspiration as a result of the inspiration. Here's the mocked up monocoque chassis out of corrugated sign materials. The end of an event or political season results in a lot of free sign board. I might as well use it. The rocker rails are pvc molding. I had hoped to do the whole thing in folded aluminum sheet but it proved too flimsy and my ability to cut the thicker stuff is limited since I do not have access to either a band saw with metal blade or a water jet. It's just me an my hand tools. This will do until I discover better stuff.
      Ferrari 512 S Analog-rc-ferrari-512-chassis-1-jpg

      And the mocked up monocoque chassis on the actual chassis. Because of my battery mounting position, I might have to make it left hand drive which is not typical of this type of car but I'm not trying to be exact.
      Ferrari 512 S Analog-rc-ferrari-512-chassis-chassis-jpg

      Here are two shots of the mocked up body. Lots of cutting and replacing of the sides and figuring out how to make the rear clamshell into one piece of body work. In short, lots of work to do!
      Ferrari 512 S Analog-rc-ferrari-512-mock-1-jpg

      Ferrari 512 S Analog-rc-ferrari-512-mock-2-jpg

      I've done more work since these shots and am still figuring out a few things about materials and pieces I've gathered to do this. I end up building certain portions a couple of times until I am satisfied enough to move on. It's a lot of mocking things up, and standing back and looking at it for a few days or more and the back half of this one is already proving to be quite a challenge so I'll see where this goes.

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  1. JunkGTZ's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Made a few small adjustments and then took it out for a run in he driveway. Lots of fun. Can't wait to get it finished in red, but there's lots of prep work to go for that, and I am not finished with the building part of it. I still have to make the exhaust pipes and figure out some facsimile of the but end of the gear box which is exposed on the short tail version of this car. I cut slots in the nose to more or less mimic the real deal but I won't be putting the fig lamps in the center as on the real car. I worked on tidying up the hoop of the rear clamshell as well as adding the depressions of the rear heat vents. I also cleaned up the rear wheel wells. Finally I decided to enlarge the rear fins more in proportion to the real car and it served to make it look a bit longer which is good because I'm actually working this with a smaller than to scale wheel base on this. I feel like the proportions are about as good as I can get them. Again, lots more to do. Next up is to finish off the windshield hoop so it will hold the windscreen. Also next up is to make the driver. On the Jag I have "Guillermo Del Torso" since he's cut off at the hips. This one will just be the top of the chest and two arms so I'll nick name him something like "Armand Chester." There is not a lot of room in there.

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    he who has the coolest toys, wins!!
    -craftsmanship is a lifelong project of
    self-construction and self determination

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    Quote Originally Posted by MODEL A MODEL View Post
    he who has the coolest toys, wins!!

    Thanks! I think that is the distinction with my builds. I've never been able to sink a lot of coin into any hobby I've had, and the beginnings of my RC hobby came from a very nice toy-class Nikko that my wife got on clearance for me because I couldn't walk through the mall and not stop in the hobby shop. (I tried to keep my dreweling to a minimum, but it was obvious to her!) It was indeed a cool toy, but it was a buggy and I ended up modifying it to onroad because I love sports cars, GT's and the like. I learned a few things and got a little help from a friend as well as picked up some salvage gear and now I am into a hobby class car on a budget. It is still in essence - a toy, but it's sparked my imagination and so here I am. It's as close to owning a Ferrari as I will ever come as is the Jag is as close to owning one of those. Thankfully my brother in law owns one of both and I've gotten to drive two of the Ferrari's he's owned. I'm good with that!

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