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How to dis-assemble Minichamps F1 1/12 ?


lezdep
12-29-2012, 04:33 PM
Need help.

I have started (sort of) my own conversion project to convert Minichamps die-cast into a static model
of LeMans 1995 winning car. And second step is to dis-assemble die-cast model. I've removed all
bottom screws. I've found 6 so far, 4 bigger and 2 smalls ones. However chassis and body don't want
to come apart still. Front is coming out, but it looks like something is holding the rear part. If anyone
knows, please explain me how to take it apart ? I suspect I'm missing something.

It looks like there could be 2 more screws at the top of rear wheel arcs. They are hard to see and impossible
to reach without removing rear wheels. Is there a way to remove rear wheels on this die-cast ?

Thanks a lot in advance for help.

Cheers. Sergey

gp-models
12-30-2012, 12:10 PM
It`s been 10 years ago i dis assembled one but i think you have to remove the center lock nut of the wheels and behind this is a normal screw. I think to remember that it was hard to remove the nuts cause they where attached by using glue.
It is very hard to build up a race version with a minichamps as base, you have to scratch build a lot to the interieur, the cowlings with its openings and wings, new wheels etc etc.
Hope this helps you al bit to continue ;)

stratos75
12-30-2012, 01:19 PM
to lezdep (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/member.php?u=547971): I don't have 1/12, but in 1/18 the secret is that you must remove the left and right luggage compartments. But for me it was very difficult task. I have pull out it by brute force with large slot screw-driver. It has not turned out to disassemble accurately, as the strongly glued magnets close an access to screw heads.
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4125/14224223.33/0_7f01e_903757f4_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/mikhailpetrenko/view/520222/)

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5200/mikhailpetrenko.17/0_49293_739add02_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/mikhailpetrenko/view/299667/)

lezdep
01-06-2013, 03:30 PM
I've finally got a chance to examine my model again and there are no such screws and magnets in 1/12 die-cast.
So, I still need help. I don't want to break anything on my die-cast model just yet. If anyone has any info, please help.

Thanks.

lovegt40
01-06-2013, 05:02 PM
Just I know minichamps unfortunately uses a lot of glue in many hided parts.
Everytime I unassembled one, I broke something...but was small stuff.

gp-models
01-06-2013, 05:43 PM
Just I know minichamps unfortunately uses a lot of glue in many hided parts.
Everytime I unassembled one, I broke something...but was small stuff.
that`s how it is!
They use in several parts a glue, so it is very difficult to strip one!
Take care and do a research again to the model, i think you will fiy the problem ;)

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