Friday, November 15, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Normal people will try to simplify things. Do shortcuts, make life easier. Modelers are not normal people. For some messed up reason, I decided to "correct" the exhaust pipe and outlet, which no one would pay attention to, and I doubt anyone can see the exhaust outlet in the bottom. Because of that decision, I added a couple more days to the build. I carved the 2 channels to fit the aluminum exhaust pipe.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Worked on the lower half of the car today. As usual, the floor and the diffuser are too thick. I shaved off material to make it slimmer (learning from masters like エヌエフさん). Also, I am going to replace the exhaust pipe with aluminum tubes. You can see the 2 sections in the picture. I have already grinded off the cast on pipe from the base. Still need to cut 2 channels to put the pipes in.
Enough for the evening. To be continued.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Recently some stuff from work has been occupying my thoughts. Not really in the mood of doing anything. When I had my sports car, I usually would use washing, waxing and detailing the car as my therapy. I would be in the zone and not think about anything. Now that I only have a clunker, which I don't even bother to wash, I lost one outlet to keep my mind healthy.
Just received the Tameo made March 881. These old Tameo kits do not include racing harness! That's not a problem, I am going to use the Z Model ones anyway.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Since I started working on the Leyton House CG901, I found and bought the March CG881 and March CG891 from The Bay.
The CG881 was Newey's very first F1 design and the CG891 his second. These 3 cars were his starting point. Who would have thought (besides Patrick Head) that Newey would be one of the most influential figure in F1 design?
All 3 are Tameo normal kits. Pretty simple without a long of parts. Hopefully, they shouldn't take too long to build.
And BTW, with these 2 new purchases, I have exceeded my kit purchasing quota for the year.