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Fovea3d
2010.03.18, 04:26 AM
I just finished this adaptation of a resin body for slotcars (1/24 scale).

http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/100314dallarax19/avantvernis01.jpg

The body is strong, at least for what it is supposed to do: mild racing (racing with other careful drivers).
The work to give this resin model a nice finish was huge and time consuming, using lots of putty and sanding. Way more work than for a plastic model kit.
There are still some imperfections but I am happy with it now. Maybe it will break in two during the next GTG who knows...

http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/100314dallarax19/02.jpg

The body is wide. I had to order a pair of +4.5 Tagus for the rear, the only 4.5 I could find.
The chassis is a ASF MR02 with 94mm wheelbase and an ATM 94-98 MM pod.
I choosed this pod exactly to mock the real car. The motor is sitting right where it should.

This (http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/100314dallarax19/x19difulvio.jpg) was the car that inspired me, the Dallara X1/9 from the Di Fulvio italian hillclimb raceteam. Now I realize that the metal blue I choosed (TS53 Tamiya) is way too dark.
Same car on YT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2Z6wvWxj0Y&feature=related)
And even more... raise the sound... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0axe9vgFDI)

The Mini-z version drives like a charm but there is something special in the handling. It is very reactive and agile.
Maybe because it is so wide and short and in the same time having an MM motorpod.
The car turns on a dime and is very fast in the curves. It is also nimble in the straights. I'm happy!

Here it is on our track last friday (http://www.nanospeeders.com/video/100312x19dallarauzg.wmv)

http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/100314dallarax19/Dallarafinal01.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/100314dallarax19/Dallarafinal03.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/100314dallarax19/Dallarafinal04.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/100314dallarax19/Dallarafinal05.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/100314dallarax19/Dallarafinal06.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/100314dallarax19/Dallarafinal07.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/100314dallarax19/Dallarafinal10.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/100314dallarax19/Dallarafinal11.jpg

herman
2010.03.18, 06:11 AM
nice body... fantastiqué... nice video as well...

Knacki
2010.03.18, 07:35 AM
Excellent! Superbe!

The master of body adoption did it again.

And you are driving it fast :eek:

Beautiful body on a beautiful track - that is Mini-Z in my dreams.

Btw. I love the look through to the "engine" ;)

Skv012a
2010.03.18, 10:44 AM
Really nice dupe man, pretty original too as far as model selection.

bigmike17
2010.03.18, 12:17 PM
Dahmn....totally original and awsome. You sir are the master.

EMU
2010.03.18, 12:54 PM
My brother almost bought a Fiat Bertone X-1/9, but decided to get an Alfa Milano (75) instead... I like your version a lot. Especially the fender flares, front splitter and rear wing. Makes the car look very aggressive.

Eman
2010.03.18, 02:28 PM
Good job man. Looks good on the track. Thanks for the videos.

leonen
2010.03.18, 02:43 PM
absolutely amazin!... I loved that car !!!! The X1-9 is so nice!

Excellent paintjob too... Why is the finish so shiny?

love the engine cover.... The XSpeed breathes right? LOL!!!

Fovea3d
2010.03.18, 03:37 PM
Thank you all very much for your comments!
Knacki yes it is fast, in fact I build my adaptations to race them. It requires to drive carefully, but it would be sad to have them on the shelf not knowing how they drive :D
Emu, wise choice on the Alfa, it is a nice engine althrough FWD. The X1/9 sitting so low with its engine just behind the seats makes it something different, like a go kart. I have one myself and it is my spring/summer toy :)
Leonen it has 2 coats of Tamiya clear (TS13).
Sky, I almost fell from my chair when I found someone was making the Dallara as a resin kit at the correct scale :eek: There is no plastic kit of this car on the market and it is so unsure that Kyosho would make it as an ASC.

color01
2010.03.18, 04:02 PM
That looks really, really nice, Fovea. In the rear 3/4 shot I can't tell what's going on with the rear wing (aren't the spoiler stands molded into the body? Looks like you made a new one?) but the detail, color and stance of the body are just great. Nice touch with the tow hook too, but that's going to come off with the first racer who's not careful enough. :eek:

As others have said, the Xspeed peeking out from under the engine cover is a nice touch. ;)

Fovea3d
2010.03.18, 04:23 PM
Hi Color: Thanks a lot. Yes the original wing stands were too fragile, I made a new stand out of plastic (I used a cardboard cutter blades box ;)), so in fact the 2 stands are a single rectangle shape. The wing was made with soft plastic, it can fold but can't brake. Everything is held with double sided tape. I did not press the wing firmly now because the paint is not completely dry. The hooks are mini-z antenna ends, they go through the body and are folded on the other side, yes you can hook the car with them :) I used foam (just like RCP foam) and a carbon section to reinforce the nose and some other areas from underside the body.
I had some hesitations before clearing the motor cover as this is resin only. But it looks so much better now and in fact this area is not so exposed.

http://nanospeeders.com/photos/100314dallarax19/pots01.jpg
http://nanospeeders.com/photos/100314dallarax19/chassis1.jpg

EMU
2010.03.18, 05:25 PM
Thank you all very much for your comments!
Knacki yes it is fast, in fact I build my adaptations to race them. It requires to drive carefully, but it would be sad to have them on the shelf not knowing how they drive :D
Emu, wise choice on the Alfa, it is a nice engine althrough FWD. The X1/9 sitting so low with its engine just behind the seats makes it something different, like a go kart. I have one myself and it is my spring/summer toy :)
Leonen it has 2 coats of Tamiya clear (TS13).
Sky, I almost fell from my chair when I found someone was making the Dallara as a resin kit at the correct scale :eek: There is no plastic kit of this car on the market and it is so unsure that Kyosho would make it as an ASC.
FYI, the Alfa Milano (75) was front engine with a rear transaxle. It shared the same 2.5L motor, chassis and de Dion rear suspension of the GTV-6, but was a 4 door saloon with ample space for 4. 50/50 weight distribution made it a great drive, but parts were expensive, and very few shops would service it. You had to go to a specialist. It was the last RWD car that Alfa imported to the US :(

Fovea3d
2010.03.18, 05:44 PM
FYI, the Alfa Milano (75) was front engine with a rear transaxle. It shared the same 2.5L motor, chassis and de Dion rear suspension of the GTV-6, but was a 4 door saloon with ample space for 4. 50/50 weight distribution made it a great drive, but parts were expensive, and very few shops would service it. You had to go to a specialist. It was the last RWD car that Alfa imported to the US :(
Oops I mistook it with the current Milano (149), The 75 changes a lot of things, it still has the true italian spirit (beautiful engine, superb handling but hem... like other sporty italians needs lots of attention...). The transaxle system with the gearbox on the rear axle was for a perfect weight ratio. I love the first alfetta GTV.

Digitalis West
2010.03.18, 08:31 PM
Beautiful X1/9. The motor cover really makes it special! A good friend nearly bought an X1/9 a few years ago but was scared off by the "cruise control" throttle locking lever. He opted for a TR-7 instead. I am not certain that was a good idea.

A few years later I opted for the Milano (75) Verde (3.0L). Wow I miss that car!

deloreanaka8
2010.03.21, 03:57 PM
Very good looking X1/9 you got there. :)
I would be awsome if you could get a wide body Lancia Scorpion side to side with your Fiat. ;)

mini-z
2010.03.21, 04:34 PM
Looks great Fovea - I forgot to tell you, I saw a Fiat the other day - on the back of a truck going down the highway - hopefully another fan restoring one! ;) :D

Programmers
2010.03.22, 07:14 AM
That's amazing! Top notch work! :)

Fovea3d
2010.03.23, 03:40 AM
Very good looking X1/9 you got there. :)
I would be awsome if you could get a wide body Lancia Scorpion side to side with your Fiat. ;)
Hi deloreanaka8 thanks! Yep I like the scorpion very much as well. All I have now is the Kyosho Lancia Stratos but it is so small comparing to the Dallara (1/28 vs 1/24).

Hi Mini-z, I hope the remaining exxies will have this destiny. They are still very cheap, starting $500-$1000 but they have a huge potential (middle engine). It is a lot of work restoring one because of the rust (80's italian cars disease) but its worth it. (3'03") :) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQOegih_XPQ)

Thanks Programmers!

Alain

Simmo
2012.04.28, 07:50 PM
WOW! thats amazing! well done!