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  • Monoposto F1 under the hood

    This is by NO means a full review but just an initial look inside the car and I wanted to see what all the talk was about with the front axle. I did about 2 minutes of tuning and the fronts were solidly on the track. I talked with Harry this morning and he's working on a full review that he will post once it's complete. As soon as I'm able I will get this car on the track. It looks amazing.
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    How in the world is that not distracting to the driver? Looks good though.
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    • #3
      What the halo?
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      • #4
        The spacers that are between the front wheels and the brake duct plates foul against a part of the lower suspension arm that protrudes through the duct plate. If you use a little glue from the inside to hold the lower control arms against the duct plates, then trim off the pieces that protrude, you can use the spacers (assembled with the chamfered edge away from the wheel) with a little side play, and the wheels will touch the track no problem. I did this yesterday on my black Monoposto:

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        Dennis Samson

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        • Impulse-ive
          Impulse-ive commented
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          Hi Dennis,
          I noticed a couple differences on how we placed the decals for the Merc. Yours has a much more accurate placement for the red INEOS decal on the intake. How did you get it over the wings on the side? Also the Merc tri-points come down further on the side pod like the real car does. How did you get them to come down that far?

      • #5
        Where did you get the decals? (probably ED) Are they for the 2020 livery or earlier. I’ve got a silver one on the way. Missed you yesterday on the chat. Some lively conversation afterwards. We could have used your insight.

        Mike M.

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        • Gascarnut
          Gascarnut commented
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          Decals are made by Atalaya, bought from Electric Dreams, and they are for the 2020 car. Sorry I missed the Zoom call, I was at ED all day.

      • #6
        Here's my Fantasy Livery Monoposto F1. It was going to be the Red Bull car and then I remembered the late 70/80 Tyrrell's. Decal are Studio 27 1/20 replacement decals for Tamiya F1 Kits. I really like the way these cars run.

        John R

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        • #7
          Have not painted yet, but nice car. A small rat tail file will open up the front suspension easily enough. Mine sits fine.



          Not near as nice as your models guys, but work in progress.
          -Harry

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          • #8
            Decaled the red Policar Monoposto F1 today, the 2020 Ferrari decals. I purchased the decals from Electric Dreams. They are from a Spanish Company Atalaya Decals.

            John R

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            • #9
              Did Merc version of the Policar F1, some liberties were taken with placement on a couple decals to give an overall better look. Clear hasn't been shot but it looks pretty good so far.


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              • #10
                Nicely done! On my car, I thought about placing the red Ineos decal below the camera protrusions on the air scoop, but then decided to cut the cameras off and sand the area smooth.
                Dennis Samson

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                • #11
                  Hi Dennis,
                  I noticed a couple differences on how we placed the decals for the Merc. Yours has a much more accurate placement for the red INEOS decal on the intake. Also the Merc tri-points come down further on the side pod like the real car does. How did you get them to come down that far?

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                  • #12
                    "A nice, smooth rear end. Feels really nice." Couldn't agree more, Dave. Couldn't agree more.

                    That reduction gear is new to me. Is it just not to have to have a big crown gear back there? It looks neat, but is it lossy?

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                    • #13
                      OK, Ferrari flat clear coat is done car is assembled. I added strips to Vettel's helmet.

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                      • #14
                        That really looks good. They all do. Nice job on the reprints everyone. I have one and am waiting for 2021 McLaren Daniel Ricciardo decals. I’ll prob do an Alpine Alonso or Aston Vettel too.

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