1:18 Mercedes F1 W05 cardboard model

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That looks awesome!

Really authentic

I vote soft tyres, yellow side wall

Cant wait for the result

:)
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great job kosioBG. Sorry for not getting back to you about the nose cone, I simply lacked the time, but it seems you created it quite alright!

The wing looks fine too, given the massive undertaking it is to create it on such a small scale. You'll probably end up with finetuning it, but especially the cascades are pretty much spot on. The upperflaps look good, should be a bit longer since they do meet up with the neutral section, but again considering the massive undertaking it's more of a minor point.

Congratz man =D> .
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turbof1 wrote:great job kosioBG.
Congratz man =D> .
Alonso Fan wrote: That looks awesome!
Really authentic
:)
Thanks guys! Here is a final report before the car is launched later this month!

Completing the cockpit. Wheels.

I had three cockpit components missing: the steering wheel, the head protection and the seat. Let's start with the steering wheel. Here's its basic block (I tried to apply the carbon and the grps as precisely as possible):
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Then, the buttons and display. It was really tough to make such small ones. The three selectors below the display have a knob, but the smaller buttons are just a piece of paper (one piece for three adjacent buttons)
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And the back side. Finding photos was impossible, so I did some guesswork.
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The head protection was a lot more straightforward. Here's the basic shape, followed by the completed component.
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The seat was also difficult to reproduce, as there was close to no info on the internet. I found a video, and copied the belts from some other drawings. The seat is removable, and the top two belts fit into the designated slots in the closing mechanism. The carbon texturing ended up pretty good. Also note the two blue belts, which are used to remove the seat from the monocoque in case of a crash.
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Here's the backside, and you can get an idea of how large the seat is. There's some heat shielding too.
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And two pics of the completed monocoque.
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Next (and second to last) step were the wheels. I thought that it would be quite a challenge to cut out the spokes, but it wasn't. The front and rear ones are different, so I approached them individually. The rims are better than last time and, needless to say, the spokes are see-trough, so the brakes are partially visible underneath. I also installed a valve.
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Of course, the wheels are missing their decals and varnish.

That's it for now, stick around, as a launch date will be announced soon.
Cheers! :D

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Not bad mate! Not bad! =D>
"Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose!" - Ayrton Senna

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PaulB wrote:Not bad mate! Not bad! =D>
Agreed!

:)
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standing ovation !!!!

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PaulB wrote:Not bad mate! Not bad! =D>
To hear that from you, is the ultimate praise, the highest compliment in our hobby.
Thanks Paul!
Alonso Fan wrote: Agreed!
lewishamilton90 wrote:standing ovation !!!!
Thanks a lot! It's when you hear such kind words that you know you're doing it right :D

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That's very cool! Looking forward to seeing it completed.

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Mercedes F1 W05
  • Build duration: 18.1.2015 to 14.4.2015
    Car dimensions: 268*92*58 (1:18th scale)
    Weight: 83g. (or about 500kg if scaled up to full size)
    Parts: just under 1000
Just a few words from me. It was an incredible journey to build this model. Exploring new techniques, improving in every single direction, it was great. I have to thank all more than 8000 of you who viewed the topic, especially to the ones who commented. Also, a big thank-you to turbof1 for his help and to everyone who posted great pictures on the site for me to use as reference. And now, the outcome. Ladies and gentlemen, let me present to you the Mercedes F1 W05.

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And me :D
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Thank you once again for following this project of mine. I hope that it was interesting to watch how it grew. Stick around, more projects are coming soon!

Cheers, Kosio!

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Looks awesome dude! Still can't believe its possible to make the front wing out of cardboard!

What will be your next car?

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Advino116 wrote:Looks awesome dude! Still can't believe its possible to make the front wing out of cardboard!
What will be your next car?
Thanks! I haven't chosen it yet, but it might be the current McLaren

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Awesome! Best looking of the bunch IMHO

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truly amazing!

i'd say the front wing's a tad high, but that's no real problem.

2 questions:

how did you fasten the bodywork onto the chassis?

how did you shape the card for the body work, and how did you make it stay in that shape?

cheers

looking forward to more :)

take care

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Front wing looks fine to me.
Have to remember that the suspension is solid and not working as a proper car would.
Also doesnt seem to have the same sort of rake too which will bring the wing lower.