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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) JunkGTZ is offline
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      Started: 12-14-19 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Greetings,

      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.
      Ferrari 512 S Analog-ferrari-512s-view-copy-jpg

      And a video that got me thinking what a cool machine this really is!



      Here's the original body from a while back.
      Ferrari 512 S Analog-101_4603-jpg

      Ferrari 512 S Analog-101_4604-jpg


      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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    Quote Originally Posted by MODEL A MODEL View Post
    Simple and very effective modeling.

    In your computer, where you process the photographs you upload. See if you can "flip" an image? I've done this to correct the same issue! Easier than rebuilding!
    Believe me, I thought about that.

    Quote Originally Posted by brady View Post
    When I had more time to build I loved exploring the hardware store, my leftover kit parts, the recycling bin, even the kitchen junk drawer for a piece that could be reworked into a small vintage car part. I'm enjoying watching you doing the same. I once even found a perfect match for a missing Promocom 1/8 Ferrari 126 C2 kit wheel nut in a hardware store bin of "lamp repair parts". The color and thread were even correct!

    Keep enjoying building for your own eye and don't obsess about the compromises of scale and detail of this beautiful model. It's a lot of fun watching your process and progress.
    I used to live in Illinois near a store called American Science and Surplus and loved that place for just that reason. Lots of interesting parts and pieces.

    https://www.sciplus.com

    Just recently I came to the realization that I've been mulling over building home built RC cars and bodies for nearly 30 years and have collected lots of little pieces, some of which I am using. That said, now I am avoiding those places because I need to get rid of some stuff!


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    Yep! -for me it was Industrial Liquidators, Cal-Aero, and a paradise called "Old Tools"
    -craftsmanship is a lifelong project of
    self-construction and self determination
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    Quote Originally Posted by MODEL A MODEL View Post
    Yep! -for me it was Industrial Liquidators, Cal-Aero, and a paradise called "Old Tools"

    American Science and Surplus is a fun store and I used to love going there with my sons. There were two of those large long sleeved rubber gloves from the side of one of those clear cases that one handles hazardous materials in just reaching out to pull you in! I would love to visit the places you mentioned.


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    Sorry, they're all gone.

    In the 70's and 80's as industries were leaving California, there was a glut of these shops, going to auctions and paying pennies on the pound for hardware, fixtures, old tools, . . . -sometimes they didn't know what they had. Top of the line stuff sometimes went for nothing! -But the local supply of these items has either dried up, or gone online.

    There were somethings that I had passed on, that I regret. And of course a few too many odd bits, that I have been unloading these last few years. Can't hold on to everything!
    -craftsmanship is a lifelong project of
    self-construction and self determination
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