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#26 OFFLINE   Magnus

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 07:23 AM

Thanks for the photos! They'll tide me over until I can get one of my own.

Regarding the engine bay: I think the issue is that a fair amount of detail is getting lost in the black plastic. The problem isn't the moulding and parts so much as the colour, or lack thereof.

The engine bay would look a lot better if many of the cables and pipes, as well as the rear crash structure that is flanking the exhaust, were coloured silver.




I've found a couple more photos of the engine bay:

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Edited by Magnus, 07 July 2016 - 07:24 AM.


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Posted 07 July 2016 - 08:43 AM

This is why I always say grab a few paints, a tiny brush and go at it! But damn, that is an ugly looking engine
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Posted 07 July 2016 - 08:47 AM

View PostStratosWRC, on 07 July 2016 - 08:43 AM, said:

This is why I always say grab a few paints, a tiny brush and go at it! But damn, that is an ugly looking engine
That's the thing though, you shouldn't have to do that! :twocents:

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Posted 09 July 2016 - 12:02 AM

View PostCraig, on 07 July 2016 - 08:47 AM, said:

View PostStratosWRC, on 07 July 2016 - 08:43 AM, said:

This is why I always say grab a few paints, a tiny brush and go at it! But damn, that is an ugly looking engine
That's the thing though, you shouldn't have to do that! :twocents:

I agree. It's a shame, because like I said, in terms of parts and moulding, it's actually pretty good. The existing engine bay just needs some silver paint and carbon fibre detailing.

It's a case of 'so close, and yet so far.'

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 05:50 PM

The real p1 engine bay is uglier then a semi truck with the cab tilted forward.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 02:29 AM

View Postsnackwel5, on 02 July 2016 - 09:28 PM, said:

Nice pics of the model! Glad to not see production website photos. I am extremely shocked at the engine detail on this. I thought I was looking at a hot wheels or a maisto model! Now I know why they never showed the engine on the website lol. At least they got the shape of the car and the interior down. I'm surprised though of why a composite model is $250... That's more than the EB110 that came out last year, and that one was metal and had decent details except for the interior! I thought the composite series was gonna be their "cheaper" series??

Oh just curious, where did you get that stand for your 1:18 autoart f1? It looks really nice and I would like to display my f1 on a nice base like that
Thanks. The "stand" is actually the base of an autoart display casing. The cover was removed for phototaking. Hope that address your question.

Edited by CarPool, 14 July 2016 - 02:31 AM.


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 02:37 AM

View PostHAj, on 05 July 2016 - 11:48 AM, said:

how to attach the wing to its place? and how to make it raise up?
to be honest I was having quite a hard time trying to figure out how the spoiler works. Cannot really match what was written on the manual to the actual model and not to mention the fear of breaking the plastic parts.

In the end I just simply clip on the spoiler onto the spoke and then manually pull it up. And it doesn't really stay up too well. But then again maybe I can not doing it the right way.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 02:45 AM

View PostMagnus, on 09 July 2016 - 12:02 AM, said:

View PostCraig, on 07 July 2016 - 08:47 AM, said:

View PostStratosWRC, on 07 July 2016 - 08:43 AM, said:

This is why I always say grab a few paints, a tiny brush and go at it! But damn, that is an ugly looking engine
That's the thing though, you shouldn't have to do that! :twocents:

I agree. It's a shame, because like I said, in terms of parts and moulding, it's actually pretty good. The existing engine bay just needs some silver paint and carbon fibre detailing.

It's a case of 'so close, and yet so far.'
IMO, it could be a case of AUTOart trying to backup their claim of lowering the cost using composite material. If you compare the RRP of the Mclaren F1 with P1, the P1 despite being marketed as a signature series and release much later than the F1, have the lower RRP. I suspect in order to cut the cost of production in order to cater for the "lower" selling price, they cut corners. This could explain why the P1 comes with such a sparsely detail enginee as well as poorly engineered spoiler.




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