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Hi all the instructions tell you to leave 2.5 mm of the stud sticking out of the hub and thread the wheel nut onto that unfortunately the narrow part of the hole  into which you are supposed the thread the studvont is recessed 3 mill into the nut, my initial thought was to sand 3 mm off the nut thus bringing the thread able area forward, however the nut is tapered (as is the centre of the wheel) in the end I decided to drill the nut out so the hole was the same all the way through then drill that out 1.4 mm and thread that onto the stub, worked a treat.

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The skirts are just placed there for a look see as there is loads more to do before they are finally fitted.

I'm really pleased with how this is going, I wonder if protar did any more of these F1 kits and if they can still be had on ebay and such.

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More work on this she now has all her wheels, one of the many really cool details of this kit is they even went to the trouble of molding the wear indicators on the tyres.

 

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On 24/07/2021 at 17:03, Kpnuts said:

 

I'm really pleased with how this is going, I wonder if protar did any more of these F1 kits and if they can still be had on ebay and such.

Looking really good!

Protar did do a few more. An Alfa 179 and the Ferrari 126C2. Both go for lots of money if you can find one.  I’ve never seen the Alfa, but I built the Ferrari over 30 years ago (water-damaged stock at St Martin’s, the old model car shop just up from Trafalgar Square).  I have to say, it wasn’t Tamiya quality in the crispness of the moulding or fit.

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Thanks for the info.

Some of the exhaust and turbo parts primed, and the worst decal applied I'm not going to say that was hard but it did involve quite a few expletives and quite a bit of nail biting (they needed cutting anyway)
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So did some work on the turbos and exhausts and added another decal (these big decals are a real pita I think I in the future I may cut big decals into smaller ones.

I'm really peed off I've got to take the rear suspension all off as I've forgotten to add the air cooling ducts to the disks, gthey were a pain in the first place.

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Well the turbos are installed (what a pita) loads more plumbing to add, and of course (I'm really dreading this) the headrers. Added a couple more decals to the fuselage soon be able to add the pontoons permanently.

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Hi all nearing the end, it says on the box removable covers to show detail, well it took me near on 2 hrs to get those side skirts to look anything like good fitting. I can imagine the conversation oh let me show you all the detail, by the time I got the skirts off they would have lost the will to live so the skirts will be staying on (shame after all the work that went into the turbos)
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On 01/08/2021 at 09:42, Kpnuts said:

I didn't realise the pontoons on these cars floated (they are mounted on a leaf spring of some sort, at least that's what it looks like to me)

The side pods themselves were rigidly attached to the sprung chassis. The skirts however slid in their boxes on the outer edge of the side pod.  There was much wrangling about rules at the time, the skirts clearly were a moveable aerodynamic device, which was against the rules (or at least an interpretation of them). Skirts later became fixed and then banned (although primarily as a safety measure) as the flat-bottomed regulations came in for the 1983 season.

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