Ford-Porsche Wars 2017 - The Builds

Here we go! Round #2 in what started last year as a proxy duel between both builders and marques.

Re: Ford-Porsche Wars 2017 - The Builds

Postby BARC 1 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:56 am

Thanks Clive, it was you who inspired me to try this. I am sure glad I did, as this is going to be a lot of fun. I am already liking the lines of this RS60. For me this is one of those, "why didn't I try this before" moments.

I sealed the wood master, engraved the panel lines, and gave it a shot of its first coat of primer.

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More primer tomorrow and some wet sanding followed with going over the scribed lines again with a scriber. Just about ready for molding
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars 2017 - The Builds

Postby Audi1 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:25 am

Looks good, Dan! You're got the rear wheel wells looking much more spec with your wood buck. Will be following this one very closely.

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars 2017 - The Builds

Postby studioRS » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:37 am

Dan, this balsa RS60 carving is super cool! Wow, impressive.
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars 2017 - The Builds

Postby BARC 1 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:22 am

Thanks. I am as surprised as anyone on the result. I would encourage others to give this a try. My first attempt was a 1967 BRM. I just was too cheap to spend £25 on resin "tube". The lines looked simple enough and thought I would give this carving a try. The BRM looked ok when I got done, so the RS 60 became the next attempt.

All the 132 examples I have seen were just not quite right. This is a small car, and I believe the fact that 130 type motors are used means the available shells are purposely deeper then the prototype so they swallow the chassis. Using the tiny motor will help the cause. In this regard it is following in the prototypes footsteps. My chassis skills are along way off of having me on a podium so sacrificing some power on this car will only be dropping me from mid pack.

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Got the car finished, so this will be my Porsche entry( I think, as I have enough time to try a more competitive set up and skip the interior detail using an inline 130 type motor)

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars 2017 - The Builds

Postby Brumos RSR » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:58 am

That's Hott Barc1!! This appears to be turning into a Porsche War, there has to be some Fords out there some where. First On Race Day!!!
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars 2017 - The Builds

Postby Audi1 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:34 am

Oh, don't worry. The NSR Ford GT-40 MkIV's are going to be well-represented and, as always, they will be very competitive.................!

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars 2017 - The Builds

Postby docdoom » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:41 pm

So I'm well into the my build of the 908 and this is going to be a long shot. does anybody out there have a extra exhaust detail that came with fly 908 cars. I got the body from Cincyslots and did not come with one and I have search far and wide on on the great expanse called the web and have come up short in my quest. the 908 is FLUNDER LH so all is not lost if I don't find one. was going to post some pics but photbucket is on the fritz tonight.
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars 2017 - The Builds

Postby urbanwarrior » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:22 pm

Decisions....decisions.....

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars 2017 - The Builds

Postby urbanwarrior » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:27 pm

I'm personally not a huge fan of NSR guides, especially on wood. Anybody want to share their wood guide preferences. I find the Slot it wood guides can bind faster cars upon turning. I think the 1603/1604 Scaleauto guides work the best.
Thanks for any input.
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars 2017 - The Builds

Postby SuperSlab » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:55 pm

urbanwarrior wrote:I'm personally not a huge fan of NSR guides, especially on wood. Anybody want to share their wood guide preferences. I find the Slot it wood guides can bind faster cars upon turning. I think the 1603/1604 Scaleauto guides work the best.
Thanks for any input.
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My personal preference is for the Slot.it CH10 universal guide. If you are a Goldilocks fan: I think this is like the Baby Bear's guide: not too big, not too small... just right! On top of that I really prefer a screw guide rather than a clip in guide. They are robust and work with in-slot timing sensors with no problem (a concern with the white NSR guides and the sensors we use locally)

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars 2017 - The Builds

Postby Audi1 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:08 am

The new Slotting Plus, adjustable length wood guide might be a good choice............

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars 2017 - The Builds

Postby docdoom » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:34 pm

This is my humble entry in my 1st proxy
nothing fancy. 3d printed chassis cb wheels and pg tires gearing at 34 12. little race weathering on the body and some testing to come.
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars 2017 - The Builds

Postby clivearmstrong74 » Mon May 01, 2017 11:23 am

CARacing: Ford Mirage 1967
The build started as usual with a block of wood and a blueprint...
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lots of carving, filing, sanding and cutting...now it looks like this...
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soon as the paint is fully cured, I will make the silicone mold.

Thanx for following my story!

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars 2017 - The Builds

Postby Audi1 » Tue May 02, 2017 4:57 am

Always amazed that you can do such nice body work starting from a block of wood, Clive! Looking forward to seeing what it looks like coming from the mold.

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars 2017 - The Builds

Postby ckouba » Wed May 03, 2017 4:55 pm

Wow. It never ceases to amaze me what creative, motivated, and talented people can do with their efforts. I went the easy route for a Mirage and found a used LMM with the Slot.It chassis underneath. This looks like real work!

Look forward to seeing the finished product.

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