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Arrows FA1 1978 - Wolf Kits

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Re: Arrows FA1 1978 - Wolf Kits

Postby Jordan2.0 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:10 pm

daniel wrote:Pleas don't get me wrong. It's a really great looking kit. I totally love the way the intake trumpets are made of turned parts and those wm parts...simple but effective.
I think the quality of the wm parts could be a bit better. I'm not a huge fan of those very visible 3dprint steps....better printer, some cleanup before casting, maybe some careful blasting..guess there are a few solutions to this.
But I really dont like all those rods and tubes. Try to explain it with my limited english. I'm really not a fan to cast those suspension supports and all the other rods/tubes in wm becasue the always look bended. Maybe add some small tube were you just can slide in the end connectors....Was that clear !? :)
This is something I do to all my kits. Plastik or MM. I think tubes and rods need to be perfectly straight not wobbly or bended.

Just some thoughts....really interest how this one turns out in the end.



I completely agree with that...All the MM kits I bought and build so far all needed to replace the casted rods with solid rods (alu,brass etc..)

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Re: Arrows FA1 1978 - Wolf Kits

Postby Jonalfre » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:35 pm

Manu wrote:Looks much much better in terms of quality than the previous wolf kits i saw/had. HOpe the decals are the same too !


Hi Manu,

I don't know what previous Wolf kits are you talking about.
I had the opportunity to build a previous one (Alfa 182).
https://www.f1m.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=30669
Not so detailed like this one but the quality of the content is the same.

I'm decaling the rear wing.
Decals are very thin and the clear border almost desapear after placed.
But you have to be very cautious placing the stripes.
And they have UV protection, so you don't need clearcoat (but I do).

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Re: Arrows FA1 1978 - Wolf Kits

Postby Jonalfre » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:41 pm

Jordan2.0 wrote:I completely agree with that...All the MM kits I bought and build so far all needed to replace the casted rods with solid rods (alu,brass etc..)
Alex.


Yes, You and Daniel are right. All MM have this problem.
I always replace them too.
Glad some kits provide solid rods like this one.

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Re: Arrows FA1 1978 - Wolf Kits

Postby allnie » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:22 pm

THe quality of that WOLF kits seems LIGHTYEARS better than what we have before seen from Brazil. GREAT. :D :D :D
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Re: Arrows FA1 1978 - Wolf Kits

Postby Manu » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:42 am

I've had some AMD brabham and williams, Orange house Ligier, Wolf Forti...the castings were really sloppy, rusty crude metal parts and thick molding, decals thick , and didn' t react to microsol and set at all
This one looks waaayyyy better, good ! ;)
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Re: Arrows FA1 1978 - Wolf Kits

Postby Jonalfre » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:49 pm

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Re: Arrows FA1 1978 - Wolf Kits

Postby Jonalfre » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:23 am

Engine cover. Opened air intakes.

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Re: Arrows FA1 1978 - Wolf Kits

Postby Jonalfre » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:43 am

Roll bar in place to check.
Adjusted engine cover with roll bar and body.

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Re: Arrows FA1 1978 - Wolf Kits

Postby Jonalfre » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:45 am

Front suspension and panel support in place to check.
Adjusted cowl with suspension and body.

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Re: Arrows FA1 1978 - Wolf Kits

Postby Jonalfre » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:47 am

Adjusted two parts floor wit body.
Rear part need some work.

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