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Old 12-30-2007, 05:24 PM   #16
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Re: Tamiya Honda RA 273 1/12

great looking ra daniel very nice detail . the shocks are a nice touch
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:44 AM   #17
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Re: Tamiya Honda RA 273 1/12

Daniel, as I said over at F1m, its just a fabulous piece of work... I need to learn your photography skills too... or a buy a better camera!

Fabulous stuff matey!
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:50 AM   #18
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Re: Tamiya Honda RA 273 1/12

thanks to everyone for the nice comments !

about my photography skills ..well I don't have any :-) but luckily these pictures turned out OK, if you have problem with you pictures try to add more light or shoot outside.


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Great job, very neat.
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:54 AM   #20
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Re: Tamiya Honda RA 273 1/12

Beautiful, both model and photos!

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Old 12-31-2007, 07:15 AM   #21
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Re: Tamiya Honda RA 273 1/12

Very very nice build! I should add that I've cocked up two of these models before!
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Re: Tamiya Honda RA 273 1/12

Daniel,


Beautiful work!

I was just going through my kit and I discovered the windscreen was cracked in half!

Could you advise me on how to make a vacuform windscreen?

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Old 03-02-2021, 04:56 PM   #23
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Re: Tamiya Honda RA 273 1/12

Hahahah...wow a reply after 13 years, that must be a record. Thanks for bringing this thread up and reminding me of this nice forum.


The window wasn't vacuformed. I just used some really tthin clear sheet and used the original screen as a template. I also used a hairdyer to soften the sheet a bit and make it conform to the old screen. I used rivets to finally attach the screen.

Here a progress picture. But I really think you nee to attach ist with rivets becasue the screen will spring back into it'S old shape

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Re: Tamiya Honda RA 273 1/12

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Thanks for the pic. I am beginning to see how I might do this. Do you recall what type of clear plastic you used--the source? I have some various kinds in my materials box, and it looks like experimenting is in order before I subject the kit windscreen to the heat.

Did the plastic settle over the windscreen very rapidly?


Perhaps extra-small straight pins might make good rivets.


After viewing the pics on line, the heat-formed windscreen looks more prototypical.


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Re: Tamiya Honda RA 273 1/12

Hi,


if I remeber it was actually some evergreen clear sheet. Don't know the size but maybe I still have some and can measure it.

At first I made a template from tape as you would do with CF decals and traced that on the sheet, attached the cut out sheet over the original screen and used heat to make it conform. BUT that doesn't work too good so that's why some strong bond to the body is needed, like rivets. Otherwise the screen will jump to it's flat shape...
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P.S. ...actually the process is pretty easy. Just make sure you fit the screen, drill the holes in the body for the rivets before doing any painting. This way you can attach the new screen to the body with tape and drill holes through the body and sheet for a perfect fit.
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