Author Topic: Italari 1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo  (Read 1057 times)

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Re: Italari 1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2021, 03:37:11 PM »
Plumber's & sparky's nightmare, that thing! :o
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Re: Italari 1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2021, 04:02:46 AM »
OK first off (as with everything in this kit) either the locating holes are too small or the locating pins are too big either way on the rear suspension it is really important to drill parts 342L and 343L holes out with a 1.8 mill drill like this.



Or you will end up with the problem I had with getting it off without snapping the pin that it goes into off as it will not go fully home if you don't drill it out.



The pluming on this is a nightmare (I should have labeled all the pipes at the start of this build) I am constantly having to go backwards and forwards through the instructions to find which pipe goes where, lesson learned.






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Re: Italari 1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2021, 04:07:02 AM »
More done on this and a start on some masking.











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Re: Italari 1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2021, 11:58:43 PM »
Hi all the instructions tell you to leave 2.5 mm of the stud sticking out of the hub and thread the wheel nut onto that unfortunately the narrow part of the hole  into which you are supposed the thread the studvont is recessed 3 mill into the nut, my initial thought was to sand 3 mm off the nut thus bringing the thread able area forward, however the nut is tapered (as is the centre of the wheel) in the end I decided to drill the nut out so the hole was the same all the way through then drill that out 1.4 mm and thread that onto the stub, worked a treat.















The skirts are just placed there for a look see as there is loads more to do before they are finally fitted.

I'm really pleased with how this is going, I wonder if protar did any more of these F1 kits and if they can still be had on ebay and such.

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Re: Italari 1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2021, 03:47:14 AM »
More work on this she now has all her wheels, one of the many really cool details of this kit is they even went to the trouble of molding the wear indicators on the tyres.













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Re: Italari 1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2021, 04:03:58 AM »
Some of the exhaust and turbo parts primed, and the worst decal applied I'm not going to say that was hard but it did involve quite a few expletives and quite a bit of nail biting (they needed cutting anyway)





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Re: Italari 1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2021, 05:37:53 AM »
Worthy of a few expletives! That is looking sharp  :smiley:
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Re: Italari 1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo
« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2021, 04:12:02 AM »
So did some work on the turbos and exhausts and added another decal (these big decals are a real pita I think I in the future I may cut big decals into smaller ones.

I'm really peed off I've got to take the rear suspension all off as I've forgotten to add the air cooling ducts to the disks, gthey were a pain in the first place.







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Re: Italari 1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo
« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2021, 08:20:06 AM »
I'm really peed off I've got to take the rear suspension all off as I've forgotten to add the air cooling ducts to the disks, they were a pain in the first place.

Bugger! :icon_crap:
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Re: Italari 1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2021, 03:46:12 AM »
More work on the turbos and added the forgotten brake cooling ducts.






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Re: Italari 1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2021, 02:43:30 AM »
Well the turbos are installed (what a pita) loads more plumbing to add, and of course (I'm really dreading this) the headrers. Added a couple more decals to the fuselage soon be able to add the pontoons permanently.











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Re: Italari 1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2021, 01:58:46 AM »
Added those headers (if I had hair I wouldn't have now) they needed loads of heating and bending to get anywhere near fitting.









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Re: Italari 1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2021, 04:31:32 PM »
I didn't realise the pontoons on these cars floated (they are mounted on a leaf spring of some sort, at least that's what it looks like to me)

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Re: Italari 1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo
« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2021, 02:15:32 AM »
Hi all nearing the end, it says on the box removable covers to show detail, well it took me near on 2 hrs to get those side skirts to look anything like good fitting. I can imagine the conversation oh let me show you all the detail, by the time I got the skirts off they would have lost the will to live so the skirts will be staying on (shame after all the work that went into the turbos)










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Re: Italari 1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo
« Reply #39 on: Yesterday at 03:49:56 AM »
Work progresses on the RE20, on the last leg now. Bit peed of with the instructions re the seat belts if you follow the instructions your seat belts will go round the seat nearly twice so now I need to alter them and they were a pita the first time.