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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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Really nice!
Is the white dowel located above the spur gear a structural member?
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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XLR8 wrote: Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:50 pm Really nice!
Is the white dowel located above the spur gear a structural member?
Thank you!
Yes it's aluminum tubing as seen below
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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Nigel is getting his head fixed.
I purchased these waterslide decals from Mr Muranaka @ www.museumcollection.jp
Superb quality!!
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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I have made the decision to strip the paint off the body. Previous owner laid only one coat of paint and backed it up with silver paint that bled through.
Using Tamiya Airbrush Cleaner which is almost the same as Tamiya polycarbonate cleaner.
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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It's probably just the photos but the flaws really don't leap out. To my eye, the body looks awesome - I probably wouldn't touch it.
God forbid, but if it all goes wrong, will you be able to find a replacement?
I really like this car! :wink:
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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XLR8 wrote: Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:31 am Actually, someone has just posted a complete body set on ebay.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/FX-47-Body-Set-FX-35-Accessory-Set-Kyosho-1-8-Scale-F1-Williams-Renault-FW14/254479587274?hash=item3b402a57ca:g:oloAAOSw2EZdQgxH

... but it ain't cheap.
Yeah I've seen that and all other FX- parts that this seller has. He's the only one out there and prices are.. well over my budget to say the least.

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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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Really nice car, I must admit I really like the F1 rc cars despite note being a huge fan of F1, the scale realism is awesome. 8)

I just came across the Nitro version on ebay, very neat concealing the nitro engine under the body....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KYOSHO-FERRARI-643-F1-GP-10-1-8-SCALE-NITRO-90S-VINTAGE-ULTRA-RARE-COLLECTABLE/143511848808?hash=item2169f90768:g:diYAAOSwFR5eLCsj

No idea on the pricing of these things.

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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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Electronics done.
Only missing the Kyosho 7.2V-1700mAh SCR NiCd #2348 battery
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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So I ended up painting the white areas on the front wing and rear spoiler as the old decals were like patchwork
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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Looking great. Such a cool car.

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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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You know that it can be configured to use not one but two Mega Motors? :twisted:

IIRC, you just need an additional motor mount.

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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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EvolutionRevolution wrote: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:37 pm You know that it can be configured to use not one but two Mega Motors? :twisted:

IIRC, you just need an additional motor mount.
Oh yes :twisted:

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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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Long time since last update.

Had to work hard on the drivers helmet.
The waterslide decals did not want to cooperate even with micro sol and micro set. So that meant painting the red and blue areas.
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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Nice work! U can send pics to yourself (text), then when iy cones in hit save and u can retreive it from there and it will be rightside up
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