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ParrotGod
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This is another project of mine that has been sitting for ages on my work bench.

My initial intention was to make a Team Schubert VLN. To do so I had to add vents on top of the front wheel archers and modify the rear wing.

These worked out pretty well. Where it went all wrong was the paint job.

I decided to scrape it and start all over. But other commitments and events put this in the backlog.

Recently I found some nice decals on patto for making the Marc VDS Racing Team livery.

Got the pain job done pretty quickly and worked on the weekend to apply the decals.

Here are the results:

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I really tried hard to make sure that the decals would set flat but some of them have some nasty crests.

Oh well, it means that I have to drive it really fast!
 

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ParrotGod
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
PS: the more models I build the more I come to appreciate the level of skills you guys have here!
 

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Bob Chapman
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Looks Good Gio. As long as you are happy with it thats what counts.
And the more we do the better we get , and the slower we do them the better they get. I found parience one of the toughest skills to get.
Nice job Gio
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ParrotGod
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I agree Bob, patient is really hard to master...me, I do not have an ounce of it ;-)
 

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Thanks Wobble.

Since I have taken these pictures I have given a pass with Klear and let it dry for 24h.

Then this morning I gave 2 misty coats and a wet one with testor ultra gloss clear.
 

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ParrotGod
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This morning I decided to complete the car so that I can test it tonight at the analog track.

Sunday, before and after running the IPS proxy I did some testing on the chassis and it goes pretty well.

Mainly due to the excellent thunderslot tyres mounted on NSR 17" air hubs with reduced ribs.

below you can see a pic of the chassis:

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The motor is a 26K MRRC (one of the three motors that you get with a MRRC clubman kit) running on a 12/37 at the moment.

Next, some pics of the interiors. I have completed the interiors a long time ago and I have done a bit of extra detailing:

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I then fitted the last bits of details in the body (e.g. head light elements, vents, etc.)

One thing that I have modified from the original car is to cut from the chassis the extremes of the bit that represent the radiator grill and glue directly inside the body.

The idea is that there is more body float. However, to avoid to lose these bits after an impact, I decided to secure them with kevelar strings and super glue:

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Finally here are some pics of the car with the chassis and all the bits installed:

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Anyway, overall I am quite pleased how it turned out.

Now the real test is on the track!
 

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Neat. Love the interior detailing
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ParrotGod
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Thanks guys for the nice comments.

The car handles ok but not as fast as I was expecting.

I might need to change the motor and use lexan interiors.
 

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Nice work Gio. But if you're really unhappy with the outcome, I am prepared to give it a home
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I'm not a fan of that 26k MRRC motor, it seems very peaky to me (if that is actually possible with an electric motor), and I found them hard to drive in a couple of MRRC cars I had.

Why not just toss an upgraded shark back into it - 22k would surely be enough on Orakei.
 

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ParrotGod
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I am thinking to go for something a bit more substantial like a 25k or a even a 30K ;-)
 
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