More 360 modenas ????


fola
01-04-2004, 08:23 AM
Hi Guys (Gals..)
I will be using this space to post info on the progress on the various 360's on my workbench at the moment. Yes VARIOUS cos i kind of went crazy and aquired a whole bunch of them plus transkits and stuff.
I have seen tons of great stuff done by you all, and i hope that my efforts are worthy of the space i will be taking up.
Also bear in mind that my models are destined to be Slotcars and thus will not be 'complete'...- no complete engines , suspension and less of the regular interiors, but will have metal slotcar chassis and a fair amount of modification.
kits-

Rennaisance 360gt Lemans 2002
Tamiya / Rennaisance 360 ngt
Tamiya / MSM 360 cs

pics and short descriptions will follow shortly.....

vwman
01-04-2004, 08:59 AM
:useless:

TireGaint
01-04-2004, 02:08 PM
This is all my Ferraris on my hand....most of them are not built yet... :smile:
1. Regular 360 Modena Coupe
2. Ferrari 360 MSM Challenge
3. Ferrari 360 MSM CS
4. Ferrari 360 GT
5. Ferrari 360 GTC(next yr)
6. Ferrari 550GT
7. Ferrari Iveco Eurostar Team Truck
8. F2002
9. F2001-B
10. F2001
11. F1-2000
12. F310B

fola
01-05-2004, 01:00 PM
Thanks for your kind patience,..... you have a 360 gtc?????

SHOW!!

ah by the way heres the first pic.

http://www.blackdistribution.de/fo/sanded body

The Body is Resin and I had to thin down the walls in order to make space for the slotcar chassis and in order to save weight . The dremel tool took care of that!

http://www.blackdistribution.de/fo/primed body

Once the walls/panel were thin enough, I cleaned up the 'flash', sanded the body and sprayed on tamiya white primer.....

http://www.blackdistribution.de/fo/red%20body%20coat

Then the red color was put on and the car was left to dry for a few days..... i would have contiued but had not the time....

are the pics too big???

TireGaint
01-05-2004, 06:18 PM
5. Ferrari 360 GTC(next yr)


NEXT year. haahahahahhaha :)

TireGaint
01-05-2004, 06:20 PM
Thanks for your kind patience,..... you have a 360 gtc?????

SHOW!!

ah by the way heres the first pic.

http://www.blackdistribution.de/fo/jmb xavex sanded body.JPG

The Body is Resin and I had to thin down the walls in order to make space for the slotcar chassis and in order to save weight . The dremel tool took care of that!

http://www.blackdistribution.de/fo/jmb xavex primed.JPG

Once the walls/panel were thin enough, I cleaned up the 'flash', sanded the body and sprayed on tamiya white primer.....

http://www.blackdistribution.de/fo/jmb xavex red ts8.JPG

Then the red color was put on and the car was left to dry for a few days..... i would have contiued but had not the time....

are the pics too big???

Right size. :)

fola
01-06-2004, 10:10 AM
http://www.blackdistribution.de/fo/sml%20parts

Heres a shot of the resin body before spraying along with some of the parts that come with the renaissance transkit the quality of the decals
is pretty good, so is the detail of the kit. Its a bit more fun than the Tamiya body, rounder , wider....

http://www.blackdistribution.de/fo/red%20body%20coat2

A shot of the painted body on my messy work bench....


http://www.blackdistribution.de/fo/green%20body%20det

Once the red was dry I masked the body using a copy of the decals set as a template (Tip from ALEX @italianhorses) and sprayed on 3 coats of Tamiya metallic green.


http://www.blackdistribution.de/fo/blue%20body%20det%201

http://www.blackdistribution.de/fo/blue%20det

The process was repeated for the rear end of the car which was done in Metallic blue.
I was not impressed with the overall look of things at this stage,.... but as soon as the decals were applied things really started looking different!!

http://www.blackdistribution.de/fo/decals

http://www.blackdistribution.de/fo/decals1

see what i mean?

I then went on to scratch build a new front lip as the one that is in the kit seemed a bit thick and was too heavy. I fabricated mine out of a 0.3mm clear plastic sheet which i later also used for the windows.....

more to come.



are the pics too big???

Veyron
01-06-2004, 10:40 AM
Looks great!

slk320
01-06-2004, 10:47 AM
Wow, so beautifull!! Do you have the acustation photoetch kit for it?? It includes all the grille openings and a lot of neat stuff!

I plan on starting m first 360 soon...

Valentino
01-06-2004, 02:11 PM
Great job so far. can't wait to see it finished :smokin:

jeru
01-06-2004, 02:25 PM
Fola Thank god for you and this thread!!!!

I am builting the same kit, but the calpont version.
I cannot get the frame to fit inside the body. Do I have to shorten it???

fola
01-06-2004, 09:30 PM
Looks great!

Thanks, Hows your stradadle coming along? I am now working on the interior and have managed to tweak the dash a bit.....


http://www.blackdistribution.de/fola1/slotcars/fo/csdash

heres a sneak prev.


http://www.blackdistribution.de/fo/cs&ngt

ImolaEK
01-06-2004, 09:38 PM
looking great...just on the front bumper on the right side of it looks a little weird...at the bottom edge of it...is it just me? :eek7:

Veyron
01-06-2004, 11:00 PM
My Stradale is on the back burner for now, I'm building a couple of other projects for a contest the end of this month. One of them is a Ferrari though! :naughty:

Layla's Keeper
01-07-2004, 01:36 AM
Egad, you're throwing Parma PSE Flexi 4.5inch chassis under those things? :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

At least, that's what they look like through the windows. I could be wrong.

And I'm not really one to talk, my local slot car track runs a class for heavily modified Parma FCR chassis with bodies done up to look like old short track stock cars. My race body is an AMT 1975 AMC Matador, my dad ran an AMT Late Model Duster, and my teammate runs a Revell 1992 Mercury Cougar.

Dad's Duster never made it out of primer (wracked it up HEAVY while trying to figure out the perfect modification to make to the FCR so that his dear son would win races. Thanks Dad.) and my teammate's Cougar is True Blue Pearl. They didn't want to put too much into the bodies because they get torn up.

Of course, I can't stand to run an ugly and non-distinct car, so my Matador wears a steel blue and dusty rose two tone paint job with three coats of clear. Though, honestly, it's been banged around so much by now that it's down to one clear coat.

DJ_Merle
01-07-2004, 05:17 PM
hey, those Modena's are amazing. Those have to be the best Modena's I've ever seen.

fola
01-09-2004, 02:13 AM
Wow, so beautifull!! Do you have the acustation photoetch kit for it?? It includes all the grille openings and a lot of neat stuff!

I plan on starting m first 360 soon...


Thanks.
no acustion on this kit, renaissance has its own PE parts that are also quite good -grills, airjack,dzus......

fola
01-09-2004, 02:19 AM
Fola Thank god for you and this thread!!!!

I am builting the same kit, but the calpont version.
I cannot get the frame to fit inside the body. Do I have to shorten it???


Thanks Jeru,
you do not shorten the frame (chassis), it is supposed to be a bit longer, because at the back just under the number plate position, the chassis kind of like extends a bit further out than the rest of the body creating a small lip..... its hard to explain, maybe I have a pic somewhere.......

fola
01-09-2004, 02:38 AM
Thanks Jeru,
you do not shorten the frame (chassis), it is supposed to be a bit longer, because at the back just under the number plate position, the chassis kind of like extends a bit further out than the rest of the body creating a small lip..... its hard to explain, maybe I have a pic somewhere.......
http://www.blackdistribution.de/fo/jmblip.JPG

fola
01-09-2004, 05:24 AM
looking great...just on the front bumper on the right side of it looks a little weird...at the bottom edge of it...is it just me? :eek7:


you mean on the red one??
the spoiler is scratch built and i just need to trim the excess material....

fola
01-20-2004, 02:41 PM
Egad, you're throwing Parma PSE Flexi 4.5inch chassis under those things? :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:
At least, that's what they look like through the windows. I could be wrong.
And I'm not really one to talk, my local slot car track runs a class for heavily modified Parma FCR chassis ....
Of course, I can't stand to run an ugly and non-distinct car, so my Matador wears a steel blue and dusty rose two tone paint job with three coats of clear. Though, honestly, it's been banged around so much by now that it's down to one clear coat.



Thanks for the comments,
its not a parma chassis, its a Plafif ecxel full race, these are pretty popular here in Germany, i enjo building scale racers that look good, the downside is that they dont always drive too well due to the weight
and that they can easily get damaged from crashes etc. ugly race cars makes sense, but nice lookers are much more fun!

willimo
01-20-2004, 04:08 PM
Pardon me if this post in inapropriate.

Why use resin for a slot car body? In my experience resin is pretty brittle, won't it break if you crack up the car? Wouldn't it be better to use styrene or polycarbonate or that stuff they make RC bodies from? I might be way off base, here, I don't know.

Anyway, great work with the Ferarri! It looks fantastic! I don't think I could stand racing something that was so much work, but as they say, what's the fun of a car if you don't drive it? Keep 'em comin'!

Layla's Keeper
01-20-2004, 10:21 PM
Resin bodies are fairly common in 1:32nd scale slot cars and the 1:24th scale cars by Carrera are starting to get them, too.

Because there's no emphasis on chassis detail or interior detail with a slot car, resin bodies can be much thicker and more durable. They still crack with a hard enough hit, though. Styrene isn't particularly common except in the Carrera "scale" cars and certain classes (stock car classes in particular) and Lexan is the most common material. It's light, durable, and some companies (like Booth Machine and Lancer) make detailed Lexan bodies.

But, the detailed vacuform Lexan bodies are expensive (a ParmaPSE body is about 5 bucks, a Booth Machine is about $11.50) and as many slot tracks are now resorting to the hobby business for support, selling model kits for slot car bodies is a great moneymaker. So, styrene bodies are the new wave of slot car racing. And, as model bodies become more common, resin bodies are becoming common amongst the guys who want something "A little different".

SCUDERIA-FERRARI
01-21-2004, 02:19 PM
Im Workin On My Stradale Right Now , Those Are Awesome, I Love The Look !

fola
02-08-2004, 05:13 AM
so after a long pause heres a little more of what was involved in the creation of my modena slot car

Here are pics of the decaled body....


http://blackdistribution.de/fo/det3

http://blackdistribution.de/fo/det2

This pic shows the test fitting of the body to the slot chassis. You can see the scratch built front lip the alumnium wheels into which the resin inserts will be fixed after a lot of tweaking.


http://blackdistribution.de/fo/cockpit%20&%20chassis

the wheels-

http://blackdistribution.de/wheels.JPG

so, now to the cockpit. this was not easy, as the Tamiya cockpit is too big to fit between the body the chassis and thus underwent major moding. I had to reduce the depth to make space for the chassis and the engine. I made door panels using plastics sheets and tips from Alex (italian horses) also the back wall and the floor were made of really thin plastic sheet in order to save weight...

heres the chassis that will be used....

http://blackdistribution.de/chassis2.JPG

http://blackdistribution.de/chassis.JPG

Here are cockpit and dash pics....

http://blackdistribution.de/fo/panels

http://blackdistribution.de/fo/cockpit

http://blackdistribution.de/cockpit.JPG

http://blackdistribution.de/dash.JPG



gotta take a break now

there is more to come.



are the pics too big???

Veyron
02-08-2004, 08:06 AM
Nice work!

remus_nl
02-08-2004, 10:59 AM
exelent work!!! :smile:

myunghoon
02-15-2004, 04:18 AM
NICE work.

by the way...what's a slotcar? :T

fola
02-15-2004, 04:28 AM
thanks .
a slot car is a car that is raced on plastic/wooden tracks, it differs from a RC car in the sense that it is actually guided by a slot /groove in the track and is also powered through metal :loser: rails situated left and right of the slot...... Carrera, Scalextrics , tyco are typical brands. The cars for sale on the market in scale 1/24 are not very detailed so building ones own cars an interesting option.

:) Helped?

myunghoon
02-16-2004, 04:39 AM
yes, thank you.
i think that'd be hella fun to do with an actual rc, although rc's tend to be bigger. the bodies for rc's are so crude.

86_SR5
03-02-2004, 05:50 PM
D A M N !!

I love it, and I wonder how I missed this thread. I have a question, on the first page you tlak about keeping weight down, well wouldn't you save weight by painting the windows black and not having an interior?? Or is it a rule you have to have one? I'm confused, but great job anyways.

fola
03-04-2004, 07:53 PM
D A M N !!

I love it, and I wonder how I missed this thread. I have a question, on the first page you tlak about keeping weight down, well wouldn't you save weight by painting the windows black and not having an interior?? Or is it a rule you have to have one? I'm confused, but great job anyways.

yes... but then the car would not look as good or as real, the thing is to find the balance between looks and weight/performance.

Glad you like it, I am just finishing my Skyline R34 .... also for the slot track.

rx7king
03-04-2004, 11:19 PM
holy crap, they all look so nice

DJ_Merle
07-09-2004, 10:10 PM
Thas friggin amazing! can't wait to see it finished!

Macdaddy4738
07-09-2004, 10:52 PM
yes, thank you.
i think that'd be hella fun to do with an actual rc, although rc's tend to be bigger. the bodies for rc's are so crude.

if you did that with an actual R/C it would be trashed within 15 min.

WeaPoN [X]
07-10-2004, 04:44 AM
they all look good, but my favorite has to be the silver CS. saw a real 360CS in person the other day and im looking to build one soon.

JeFF

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