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1996 R*thm@ns Williams Renault FW18 (1:20 Studio 27).

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1996 R*thm@ns Williams Renault FW18 (1:20 Studio 27).

Postby KB78 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:04 am

Good afternoon,

Having built a Kit over the Winter usually at about this time of year I go out, enjoy the Weather, do other things & return to building in October maybe November. However current World events have somewhat derailed that plan.

In response I thought that I would carry on building things and, given that I'm usually terrible at recording & posting any work in progress, I'm going to start & mantain a WIP Thread.
I tend to build very slowly & take my time so I don't expect this to be at all quick.

So here goes, another of my all time favourite Cars, FW18. Very happy memories of a great team at the top of it's game. A driver that clinched a championship, & in so doing wrote history by becoming the Only (Until 2016) Son of a Champion to become so himself.

I've already made a few intial modifications but all require more tweaking before they're correct.


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(Red line) - The Head protection faired into the Airbox/Engine cover with quite a pronounced & very strong corner/ line. I've softened this by sanding but may have have taken off a little too much, I'll add some Putty & reshape it until I think it's more accurate.

(Blue Line) - The Roll over structure should blend into the Head protection with a very smooth radius but the Kit was a very abrupt corner . so I've added putty & sanded a radius.

(Green line) - The internal radius of the Head protection was again, very abrupt so more putty added & sanded to a smoother, more accurate shape.

(Purple lines) - The longitudinal area of the Head protection features "cut outs" for the Drivers Shoulders & the point at which the Seat meets the rear section. These area's of the model will be removed to more accurately align with the real thing. (See below).

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Near the front end of the Padding it narrows inwards very slightly, so I'll add some material to replicate this.

See Pics/ Red line.

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Re: 1996 R*thm@ns Williams Renault FW18 (1:20 Studio 27).

Postby kimi_8 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:56 am

looking forward to seeing this progress :)
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Re: 1996 R*thm@ns Williams Renault FW18 (1:20 Studio 27).

Postby Indy1977TX » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:32 am

I saw Jacques win Indy so for a while he was who I rooted for in F1. I like the car and looking forward to your building of it. I like you attention to detail and really looking forward to that paying off in the end.

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Re: 1996 R*thm@ns Williams Renault FW18 (1:20 Studio 27).

Postby KB78 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:48 am

A quick update.

I'm waiting for some wet & dry Paper to arrive so my modifications thus far are a little rough & need tidying up.

I've removed the Shoulder recesses from the Head protection as detailed in my first post & removed some material to accomodate the upper Seat radius. I added this on FW17 using part of a Highlighter pen top & it worked really well so I'm doing the same again here.

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I still need to add the material to thin the forward part of the Head protection as mentioned but will get to that at some point.

I noticed a big error on the sidepod Walls & was a little suprised that I hadn't noticed it before. Studio 27 appear to have added 1997 FW19 sidepods to the FW18. FW18 doesn't have an undercut Sidepod, the Walls are vertical (See Red line) in the Pic below.

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Where as FW19 features a very prominent undercut profile.

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Having seen this, I couldn't "un see" it & decided to rectify it. Initially I wasn't entirely sure how to aproach it but fortunately
the Kit has a lot of material in this area & it's easily removed resulting in the correct (vertical) profile.

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Finally I noted a horizontal swage line just inside & ahead of the Rear tyres & roughly machined these in place. They're a little low at present but I'll rectify this when the Wet & dry paper arrives.

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Re: 1996 R*thm@ns Williams Renault FW18 (1:20 Studio 27).

Postby KB78 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:51 am

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Thanks for looking. More to follow "as & when".

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