Author Topic: Nico Rosberg's Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 - W06 - Australian GP - Paper Model  (Read 1749 times)

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   Ah   --  thanx !

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Good day.
Update on the F1 race car build.
It's now time to start closing in those side panels on the body.
First with the front side panels and radiator assemblies. If you doing this kit, do remember to cut out all the slots before assembly, easier now than later.



With the front side panel on, now we begin to close on the radiator intakes.









With the sides now all close in, the last part here is to construct the rear bulkhead and install. Make sure all the slots line up.
This is as far as I am at at this moment.







Now to move on to the driver's tub.

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Very nicely done there, Jim
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Thank you Patrick.

 Jim
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Good evening.
Well started work on the seat and tub for this car.



Nothing too serious except some complex curves and don't try to glue the base of the seat all at once.
Cutting out the seat belt the worst part is the centre section. Just take your time with it and cut it out before you cutout the rest of the belt.



Do remember to cut out all the slots before assembly. Makes assembly so much easier.
The tub itself is fairly straight forward.



The finished tub.





Cut out the beginnings of the front suspension and the rear body scoop.



Install the completed tub into the body and then install the front suspension.
With the front suspension pieces installed it was time to start closing in the bottom.





Don't try to do this loop section all at once. Do it a little at a time as this solidifies the shape of the bottom of the body.

Here is a view of the installed tub.



The completed body so far with the rear scoops installed.









This is where I am at right now.
Next we will be starting on the rear power train and suspension.

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Going to be time to roll this girl into the starting grid soon.
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"There's too much confusion. I can't get no relief."
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Other than my slow building style, it is starting to come together quite quickly, Patrick.

 Jim
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Good evening all.
With the front end basically built it was time to start on the rear suspension.



I tried an experiment. There are a couple of parts on this sheet that require the back side blacked out. I could have just designed a blackout mask to print on the back, instead I tried some Stynylrez black primer I had. It did not soak through the card and did not break up when folded, so used it for this application.




Started work on the back plate for the rear hubs.







Then constructed the rear hubs and attached them to the back plate.





Next came the rear drive train assembly.





Then mount the drive train. The struts being not glued into the body, allow some movement to align the rear end.





More support struts are added.





The rear hubs were then installed, and started on the front ones.





The tabs were a little tricky to get into the front hub plates, but were solid after the glue dried. Last part here was to install the rest of the front hubs.







The last part of this section was to attach the body to the previously built bottom chassis plate. This is where I am at tonight.





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Definitely getting there, Jim.
Liking how this is looking
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It's coming along Patrick, and thank you.

 Jim
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Good day.
Update on the 2015 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Race car.
It's been a bit slow on the modeling front this week, as some other things took precedent.
Finally got to install the nose faring to the body. The hardest part was getting that free floating part of the front suspension installed into it's slot in the nose. The easiest way was to slide that middle suspension into it's slot first. Then slide on the top and bottom suspension and glue into place.





Now to start on the construction of the down force wing.





One thing to remember, pull the glue tabs tight through the slots before folding them down and gluing in place. This helps to keep the wing square and tight.



Here is the installed wing. I still had to tweak the airfoil a bit after this first shot.









More airfoils were then constructed and installed around the side air intakes. The outside ones, after the folds, still require a 30 deg. twist to align with the air intake. After shaping them, glue the bottom to the pan first, then tweak them to align with the air intake and glue in place.
More airfoils were also added to under the nose.









Moving on to the mirrors and the front cameras. These are the last parts for this section of the build.





The tolerances of these mirrors are quite tight. Make sure you kept the cuts for the glue tabs right to the fold line. If you are short the back piece of the housing will be too short, and do work them tight.
When dry the arm is shaped and the mirrors and their deflectors can be installed into their slots. Lastly the construction and install of the front cameras.
This is where I am at right now.







We're getting down. These are the last detail pieces to be installed, before we start on the wheels and final assembly.



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Definitely evolving here. Rear wing looks good
"There must be some way out of here," said the Joker to the Thief.
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Thank you Patrick.
At least I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

 Jim
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Hard to believe that's a paper model - nicely done, Sir!
Eric

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Your welcome Eric.

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