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AUTOS - Auto Forum Group Build Tamiya Williams F1 BMW FW24! in 1/20 Scale...

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AUTOS - Auto Forum Group Build Tamiya Williams F1 BMW FW24! in 1/20 Scale...
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 1, 2003 11:40 PM
Ok the kit number for this build is 20055. We will be starting this build on November 3, 2003 and Ending it January 3,2003!

Anyones allowed to join in on the fun...Rules? Ummmm they're arent any! Go as far as you wish to take your model....Sky's the limit. Let your imagination as well as your wallet run wild.

Does that mean everyone has to buy aftermarket stuff. NO!!! Personally Im basically going to do it OOB with aftermarket Decals.

Be sure to ask any questions here and post your progress with any pics as often as you like. And Enjoy!
Chris
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 1, 2003 11:45 PM
KOOOOL !!!!!!!!!

Lets go Race'n !!!!!!!!!!!



Well lets build them first, then we can go race'n..........

most of all, lets have fun....


great post chris,,,,


Thanks.........
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Posted by dkmacin on Sunday, November 2, 2003 9:55 AM
Boy am I glad I ordered my kit!
Now how can I make the time pass quickly until I receive it?
Perhaps I will order a decal sheet also, I'll tell the wife you guys amde me.
It never works but what the heck

Don
I know it's only rock and roll, but I like it.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 2, 2003 10:18 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by dkmacin

Boy am I glad I ordered my kit!
Now how can I make the time pass quickly until I receive it?
Perhaps I will order a decal sheet also, I'll tell the wife you guys amde me.
It never works but what the heck

Don


Don tell her I emailed you a picture of a gun told you to print it and put it up to your head and order the DECALS! LOL Ill be the bad guy!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 2, 2003 10:30 AM
OMG chris.....too funny, i had beer comin out my nose!!!!!!
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Posted by dkmacin on Sunday, November 2, 2003 4:22 PM
She threatened to not only take away the credit card. . .but she threatened to tell all your wives/girlfriends/significant others what we are doing!
Luckily, I quickly set up her tape of her favorite soap opera and she settled down. . . she won't remember a thing!

Don
I know it's only rock and roll, but I like it.
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Posted by dkmacin on Sunday, November 2, 2003 4:27 PM
Allright Chris where did you get the afermarket decals for the Williams?
I checked a few places and got nada.
I see a PE set is available though. . .

Don
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 2, 2003 4:51 PM
Hi all

I have already built Tamiya's 1/20 Grand Prix Collection No.55 (ITEM 20055). There are a couple of decals sets and also an PE set from studio 27.

To complete any carbon pattern use Tamiya's tips for airbrushing here http://www.tamiya.com/english/howto/car1/tip1.htm

Here is a link to show you some after market parts http://www.hlj.com/cgi-perl/hljlist.cgi and Studio 27 makes PE parts for this kit. 1/20 FW24 Grade Up Parts. There is also an FW24 decal set, FW24 Sponsor decals (compaq and other) and FW24 High Tech decals. All offer different options when working on this, yet another fine Tamyia kit.

Here is a like to all those options...they are about 1/2 down that page.

http://www.scaleracecars.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=s27f1

One last note...The kit calls for the blue to be TS-51. This paint is the exact copy of the real car. The white is just X-2 White.

I have a ton of reference photos of the reasl car. If anyone wants one or more email me and Ill send them out to you.

dss902
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 2, 2003 6:33 PM
Here is a link for carbon fiber decals.......

http://www.scalemotorsport.com/default.asp?decals
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 2, 2003 7:26 PM
2 months eh. Good, should be done the 442 this week. Gives me time to restock and order the kit.. I am excited!

edit: wow [:0] I just looked at this kit on the web. It is seriously going to kick my a$$. Smile [:)] worth a shot tho, unless its rediculously priced "up here"
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 2, 2003 7:34 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by dkmacin

She threatened to not only take away the credit card. . .but she threatened to tell all your wives/girlfriends/significant others what we are doing!
Luckily, I quickly set up her tape of her favorite soap opera and she settled down. . . she won't remember a thing!

Don


Id buy her a box of chocolates....just in case Wink [;)] LOL, As far as informing my wife...Well ummm ummmm ummmm yeah go ahead she knows, I think....and if she doesnt well its not my fault, I told her while she was sleeping!Sign - Oops [#oops]Whistling [:-^]
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 2, 2003 7:38 PM
As far as decals, Ive decided to have Compu Graphix make some custom ones for me....least thats the plan. They do all of my business printing and have made decals for me in the past....1 great thing about thier decals....No silvering or setting solution required LOL.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 2, 2003 7:38 PM
lol chris, IAMCDN, you should find the kit priced aroud $34 to #36 , the photo-etched is around $12, and the aftermaket decals (Compaq sponser) about $12....


This kit looks REALLY challenging...... I LOVE it!!!!!!
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Posted by nicholma on Monday, November 3, 2003 1:33 AM
I'm going to be a late starter, maybe December. However I was going to use the Compaq decals but in my research I discovered that there are some aerodynamic differences between the early season (Compaq) car and the later (HP) car (mainly in the front wings and the mid section wings by the rear wheels). So if you are one of those people who crave accuracy and precision you may have a little scratch building ahead of you.

For those interested in how others are doing with an FW 24 check out www.cifesystem.com/fw24-1.htm

Its a build sequence for the Studio 27 FW24. It goes over 8 different pages and I haven't read them all but it looks impressive and gives a few pointers which may be of value for the Tamiya kit.

The current Tamiya magazine (Issue 101 Oct/Nov) also has a detailed build of the kit but I'm sure you're all aware of that. That has some comments on the carbon fibre decals choices as well.

Kia ora, Mark "Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas"
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 3, 2003 2:02 AM
Well it would depend on how great the differences are, for me anyway... can you perhaps, set me in the right direction on some of your references???

Thanks a million...



BTW.... that link above doesn't work, sorry
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Posted by dkmacin on Monday, November 3, 2003 5:36 AM
Hey Moe,
( I had to do that, love those stooges!)
I once tried to get an F1 car "right" for a race, but there are so many little things that change for each race, some moments before the lights go out, that you are really at the mercy of after market guys. Now I stay, for the most part, to the version in the box, even though these are mostly the cars as run in Japan for some unexplained reason?LOL.
I am in the process of converting a MP4/8 Ford McLaren to an MP4/9 Peugeot McLaren Late Version. Luckily, if I just screw it up horribly I can put the original decals on it and call it Michael Andretti's McLaren from (insert one of seven races he crashed out of here).

Don
I know it's only rock and roll, but I like it.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 3, 2003 2:44 PM
Decal Orders are placed and I will have my custom decals before my model LOL! Ya'll are gonna love this!
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 3, 2003 6:18 PM
Don't worry everyone, I can take care of all the photographing and posting of the pictures! If your not familiar with my special brand of talent, you can check it out on another thread in this forum.

Just kidding of course!!!Tongue [:P] I couldn't resist poking fun at myself.

I will be getting my kit in the next few weeks. I need to make some progress on my Enzo first.

Darren
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Posted by dkmacin on Monday, November 3, 2003 8:56 PM
Hey Chris,
If we all ahve to build the same kit shouldn't we all have the same decals to use too?
I'll give you my address so you can send a set of those custom made decals out to me.
ROFLMAO!!

Don
I know it's only rock and roll, but I like it.
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Posted by nicholma on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 1:10 AM
Sorry guys as usual I didn't check the spelling of the web address. It should have been .html. Try www.cifesystem.com/fw24-1.html I did test it and it works now!

Littlemoe I checked Autocourse 2002, other F1 annuals and various motoring magazines. The differences aren't striking the site adve also shos some of the differences. My preference is for the Compaq decals because I think the red outlines just add theat little extra.
Kia ora, Mark "Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas"
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Posted by dkmacin on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 5:37 AM
Nicholma,
That FW24 is a Studio 27 resin kit! I can't miss a car payment to buy that! My wife stresses over the price of a Tamiya kit, $150-$170 would put her over the top.
I'm afraid it may cause death- MINE!

Don
I know it's only rock and roll, but I like it.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 6:04 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by dkmacin

Hey Chris,
If we all ahve to build the same kit shouldn't we all have the same decals to use too?
I'll give you my address so you can send a set of those custom made decals out to me.
ROFLMAO!!

Don

Hmmmm LOL....Would you settle for an extra set of the kit decals! ROFL
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 5:02 PM
wow nicholma.... thats some car....beyond my talents right now....... thanks for sharin.....
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 9:01 PM
well, my kit is ordered, should be here next week
......
stay tuned!!!!!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 8:06 AM
Ordered mine lastnight as well. Tower has them for $30.00
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Posted by der_jackal on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 10:52 AM
*twiddling thumbs*

C'mon HLJ....ship already!

Non-scientific poll, how many here are going to use After Market parts?

Straight box build on this one for me. :)
_________________ "Therefore, the best warfare strategy is to attack the enemy's plans, next is to attack alliances, next is to attack the army, and the worst is to attack a walled city." -Sun Tzu
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 11:30 AM
Im not sure about goodies for it yet....I dont think Ill be using any besides the decals Im having made....but I dont know either! LOL
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 12:29 PM
well, I for one is doing it OOB. Its $70.00 here, so box stock it is! (Not including the paints I need, ugh)
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 5:31 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by IAMCDN

well, I for one is doing it OOB. Its $70.00 here




Holy Cow!!!!1 where do you live?????



I will most likely be using aftermarket peices as well as hoses and such....
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 5:36 PM
BTW, how do you guys like my pic im my signature????
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