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Gaz 1977

posted on 4/4/07 at 05:36 PM Reply With Quote
locost design model.

Thanks for the comment JamJah, you have a good point. The same point was discussed with the exturnal examiner. My argument to defend it was along the line of.

The people who i would be selling the design to would not be desingers and i wanted there to be recognisable componants to show that it is a fesible project grounded in the real world. (hence the scale chassis etc)

The model its self has to be a compromise between appealing to the designer and the public. Although the model will have opening doors, bonnet etc, when the model is displayed all these will be closed and there will be a little tint to the glass.

Thanks again for the comment because it is a cracker.

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posted on 4/4/07 at 05:59 PM Reply With Quote
Hi Gaz

The seats look good.

Watching each new bit being added is like a full size build.... quite exciting.

Good luck with the body shell tomorrow.
I for one will be eagerly awaiting a progress post.

Cheers

Paul G
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Gaz 1977

posted on 4/4/07 at 06:12 PM Reply With Quote
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Dad

there might well be a few padded triangles droped in the chassis tomorow

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posted on 4/4/07 at 07:38 PM Reply With Quote
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Dad

there might well be a few padded triangles droped in the chassis tomorow



That idea is five years old.





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Gaz 1977

posted on 5/4/07 at 03:33 PM Reply With Quote
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The fibreglass shell is not ready to be piced up until tuesday so i have done a bit more on the interior. Rescued attachment SEAT 5.jpg
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Gaz 1977

posted on 5/4/07 at 03:35 PM Reply With Quote
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posted on 5/4/07 at 03:39 PM Reply With Quote
Piping the seats is just showing off

Very nice work, can't wait to see the fibreglass.





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Gaz 1977

posted on 5/4/07 at 03:57 PM Reply With Quote
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Thanks iank,

You can come and have a look if you want.

I have been thinking about colours again, i think that the exterior will be a metalic blue, not dissimular to what David Jenkins surgested. Maybe Yamaha R1 blue?

What do people think the inside should be? seats, dash, carpets etc.

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posted on 5/4/07 at 11:23 PM Reply With Quote
Just look at those seats!!

As a fellow model builder, although with planes. I want to know just what materials you are using to make these parts cos they are very good indeed. I have just noticed that there rivets on the back panel

Don't know why it never occurred to me but that chassis I suppose is going under the chassis so you will have to sort out the scale body fixings anyway. This will be one spectacular model, I hope your going to make a display case to keep it safe.

How are you going to scale it up? or are you modelling it on computer at the same time as I wondered how you had the earlier pictures.

No!! it should be red with cream and black interior like a Ferrari or at worst yellow with a black interior



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posted on 5/4/07 at 11:48 PM Reply With Quote
Hi Gaz


I would have thought that if the model is to be displayed with the doors closed etc,
and you spoke of using a slight tint on the glass, then the interior should be light in colour,
otherwise a lot of the detail will be lost.

Just my 2p

Paul G





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Gaz 1977

posted on 6/4/07 at 11:21 AM Reply With Quote
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No!!!! it just has the one chassis.

Most of the chassis model is built from Ureal and Plastruct. If you are talking about RC planes Ureal will be far too heavy and i am not too sure what the fuel would do to the plastruct.

I have never been a fan of display cases mainly because it stops you from playing with the model.

As for scaling the model up i could make templates from the model or get it digitally scaned. or i could build it in cad. Not too sure yet. I would like to have built it in cad at the same time as the physical model but i just dont have the time at the moment. The wheels were built/designed in Alias before i made the real ones.

As far as colour there is no way i would finish the model in a Ferrari colour sceme because people would assume that it is suppose to be a Farrari, which it is not. On a similar vain if i were to paint it yellow people would think TVR. colour is a really tricky thing to get right, i would like the car to have its own identity.

I have been told that motorcycle paints are good to use on this scale because the bike paints are designed to work well on vehicles that have alot of intercepting surfaces.

I dont think that i need to put a light interior in the model just so it shows up. (sorry dad) because i can not allow the model to effect the design if you know what im saying.

Thanks chaps

GAZ

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Gaz 1977

posted on 6/4/07 at 06:38 PM Reply With Quote
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finished off the photoshop pic i started weeks ago.

It has a name now.

Thanks for looking

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JamJah

posted on 6/4/07 at 07:30 PM Reply With Quote
The protector of horses... Give it twenty five years and no car runs to its potential... mind you the fiberglass will have crazed by then! hehe
Still looking; still thinking; still admiring!





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Gaz 1977

posted on 6/4/07 at 07:36 PM Reply With Quote
epona

protector of horses that escorts the soul on its final journey.

with the added bonus, goddess of abundance.

thanks. GAZ

PS i am a bit dim today, i don't get the 25 year bit

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posted on 6/4/07 at 07:39 PM Reply With Quote
Take a 25 year old engine and it never has all its braked horses left in there. A few escape somewhere.

Probably good cos the smell in the engine bay would be termendous.

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Gaz 1977

posted on 6/4/07 at 07:41 PM Reply With Quote
epona

your too sharp for me. Nice....
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JamJah

posted on 6/4/07 at 07:48 PM Reply With Quote
hehe. Because the model is so smooth so far I would suggest getting the fibreglass 3d scanned. Instead of modeling it from scratch in CAD.
Theres probably a contact in the uni somewhere particular if they have a cam dept or someone will know of a friendly company whod let you scan it after hours!

Must find out if mine (portsmouth) have a 3d scanner to go with the CAM stuff... could be quite handy!





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Gaz 1977

posted on 6/4/07 at 07:56 PM Reply With Quote
epona

I will do some digging, and find out.

That will show up all my cock ups.

Best get one side done and mirror it.

What course do you do?

GAZ

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JamJah

posted on 6/4/07 at 08:04 PM Reply With Quote
Architecture. So nothing as near as exciting... But I like it!
In the old days architects tended to design chairs too. Aparently the trend is car shells now...!

I think I can speak on behalf of the majority when I say we are proud of your work so far. Things looking extremely smart. Am I correct to assume this is 3rd year 'disertation' material? You got any ideas of direction post grad?





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Gaz 1977

posted on 7/4/07 at 08:54 AM Reply With Quote
epona

Architecture, very nice too.

This is my final project in the fourth year. my dissertation was on crash testing and perceived car safety. (euro NCAP etc, with some SVA thrown in)

Thanks for the comments and best of luck with the rest of your course.

GAZ

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Gaz 1977

posted on 10/4/07 at 04:28 PM Reply With Quote
EPONA

I got the fibreglass back this morning, and with a little swearing got it out the mold. I have started to tidy it up. Rescued attachment 1.jpg
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Gaz 1977

posted on 10/4/07 at 04:30 PM Reply With Quote
epona

I need to do a little work to get the body sitting in the right place but it is close, It need to drop about 5 mm all around Rescued attachment 2.jpg
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JamJah

posted on 10/4/07 at 04:31 PM Reply With Quote
Looking nice. Looking very nice.
You going to supply clean underwear at the exhibition!!! hehe
Well done. I really like that! First order for a full size please!





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Gaz 1977

posted on 10/4/07 at 04:31 PM Reply With Quote
epona

Thanks to everyone that has followed this project and all the comments so far..

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posted on 10/4/07 at 04:39 PM Reply With Quote
What did you do with the derier in the end? Got an pics of the rear 3/4?





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