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WIP: Inside Out - A Revell's 1/12 F2002 story

Postby edgarmiro » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:12 pm

I'm presenting my Revell's f2002 at 1/12. I've started this model on summer of 2013.

I don't remember how I decided to start it but I wanted to make a good rendition to that model. I knew that had some mistakes and inacuracies, but i didn't realized the number of modifications that needed at the begining. About it I thougt several times to abandon this building due to the hard work required.

And now, that I see light at the end of the tunnel, I think that I can show you now my progresses. I want to thank to revell the choice of a "recent" F1 car at 1/12, I would like to see more models of nowadays cars in this scale. Maybe due to the secretism around this recent cars there a lot of inacuracies in the f2002 but it's right to thank to revell people for his effort. If you leave it as a just curbside model you'll have a decent model.

When I build a 1/12 one of my goals is to show the engine and internal parts, because this scale leave you room for that and allow to show how the things go.

When I started on the model I want to have the nose open and the cowl to acces the engine that was able to be opened or detached. I researched for how to hold the parts in place and how to be easily detechable; in this way I worked installing several metal parts (specially the "lips" at the joint between the cowling and the cockpit part en the parts .see the yellow parts) and adding some neodymium magnets all over the cowling. For the front after tested a magnet solution that didn't worked I decided to use some small size springs that hold in place the nails as the real car ( if some want a better explanation just ask). I noticed that were bigs gaps between parts and will be really visible in the model, that suposed an important amount of hours to test-fail doing the border of the parts with several straps of plastics, putyy, cyano... I'm still working on this to minimize the gaps.

I reworked all the seat and surroundings, moslty scratched. When Michael had his accident I was decaling all his seat.

One thing that I thought that was the main problem of the revell's model was that there was something wrong on the internal parts, on every model I saw mounted seemed small, as if were reduced to fit the cowling. It made me think to rework all the internal parts and adjust at maximum to the cowling itself, changing its shape in some points and adapting to the engine. I want tothenk you the job that Brian Fawcett made doing the engine covers, transmission and rear arms and brakes.

His site: http://www.fawcettmodelsandpatterns.co.uk/ferrari-f2002-correction-set
Review here: http://www.f1m.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=22236&hilit

Without this transkit, in my opinion is a nonsense to try to have a non curbside model. As you see on the photos all of the pieces of the kit are or modified or completly scratched, maybe is hard to see but most of the plastic parts that come in the kit are on black sprue and as you see is mostly evergreen styrene. And this is why I call this WIP InsideOut... all the internals have modified the body to adjust everything inside...

Feel free to ask whatever you want and comment whatever you want

More to come soon

Enjoy the pics...

Edgar

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Re: Inside Out - A Revell's 1/12 F2002 story

Postby plastiksurgeon » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:35 pm

Diamond in the rough, ....watching with interest edgarmiro ! I have one of these waiting patiently...

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Re: Inside Out - A Revell's 1/12 F2002 story

Postby allnie » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:20 pm

It is a difficult kit to build because it is far from Tamiya quality.
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Re: Inside Out - A Revell's 1/12 F2002 story

Postby plastiksurgeon » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:26 pm

For me it fills in an important era in 1/12 F1 models that we didn't have a whole lot of.... Mine will be curbside just to fill the void, and because of the kit difficulties and inaccuracies. I choose my long-term battles carefully in F1 modeling, this will not be one of them. However, I very much look forward to a curbside version someday !

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Re: Inside Out - A Revell's 1/12 F2002 story

Postby jaykay » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:02 pm

Interesting start on this! It's true that the kit leaves a lot to be desired, but can be a good base to start even a full detail project. I think the main body parts and wings aren't bad but the suspension and internals need serious work.
One thing that surprises me about your build is the nose cone. It looks like you extended it. Did you? Until now this didn't look wrong to me but maybe i missed that...
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Re: WIP: Inside Out - A Revell's 1/12 F2002 story

Postby edgarmiro » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:15 am

Thanks for all your kind words; It has been a long journey and, maybe if you haven't faced this kit is hard to see the work done by now.

jaykay wrote:One thing that surprises me about your build is the nose cone. It looks like you extended it. Did you? Until now this didn't look wrong to me but maybe i missed that...


Yes I cutted the nose before the joint and after it. In the cockpit part I cutted to fit the spring system that holds the nose cone with just a "click", and in the nosecone itself I, because I reworked all the front arms, heels and brakes (photos soon) the front wheels almost touched the wing plates when turning and looking in real photos the revell nose cone had something strange in it's shape and length, I cutted it and adjusted,I don't know exactly how much longer but is not the two stirene plastics width that you see on photos, maybe just 2mm.

By the way, I'm building the Gran Premi de Catalunya version at Momtmeló. You'll see part of the modifications to fit that race (front, rear wings,...)

Here I post some old working pics I took a couple years back when I was building the cockpit, mostly scratched.

Hope you like them. Thanks for your comments

Edgar

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Re: WIP: Inside Out - A Revell's 1/12 F2002 story

Postby JamesB » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:31 am

That's a hell of a job as they say!! :D lots of care and attention to the detail. Will look fantastic, sure.
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Re: WIP: Inside Out - A Revell's 1/12 F2002 story

Postby gtziaf » Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:01 am

Wow. Nice start and a lot of work!
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Re: WIP: Inside Out - A Revell's 1/12 F2002 story

Postby Jeff » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:26 am

Great work, following with interest!
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Re: WIP: Inside Out - A Revell's 1/12 F2002 story

Postby edgarmiro » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:39 am

A little update... more soon

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