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#1 OFFLINE   speedy

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 01:43 PM

ROBSMC - Pagani Huayra Dinastia 'Chiwin'

Modifications;
Tempesta wheels,
Roof scoop,
BC style rear wing with billet wing legs,
Other minor mods including gold leather seats,
Finished in brown/bronze carbon with black carbon accents.

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Posted 08 March 2020 - 03:54 AM

Ok, so this is the Pagani Huayra Dinastia 'Chiwin' which is the wildest of the 3 Dinastia's and the model that I will be replicating. My to do list above was very brief, but there are lots of extra details that need to be added the the standard Huayra model, including the Dinastia front splitter, side cannards, side skirt blades, custom rear diffuser/undertray, central shark fin, roof scoop, BC style rear wing and the model will be completely covered in bronze carbon decals and black carbon on the turret. Oh and finished off with gold striping.

Rather than building another sealed model, I decided I wanted this one opening, so I am using the GT Auto's 1/18 scale diecast Huayra as the base model.
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I have accumulated some parts already for this build, namely a set of my Pagani Tempesta wheel set, designed and printed by Eddy @ MIYminimodels, a Peako Cinque roof scoop that will be modified to match the Huayra version, some 3D printed wing legs again from MIY and a universal wing blade from Legende-Miniatures
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High detail wheels
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Scoop and wing legs and blade
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These are the carbon sheets from Scale Motorsports, I will be using the bronze carbon for the body and the black for the lower sills and upper turret. This will be the very first full carbon model I have attempted, so hopefully it goes well
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More to come.

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 02:50 AM

Damn, always look forward to your projects mate and this is no different.
Going to be a stunner!! :drool5:
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Posted 23 March 2020 - 04:50 AM

View PostK.Customs, on 23 March 2020 - 02:50 AM, said:

Damn, always look forward to your projects mate and this is no different.
Going to be a stunner!! :drool5:
Hopefully, this will be the first full carbon body I have attempted. Better take my time on this one!

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 10:31 AM

View PostROBSMC, on 23 March 2020 - 04:50 AM, said:

View PostK.Customs, on 23 March 2020 - 02:50 AM, said:

Damn, always look forward to your projects mate and this is no different.
Going to be a stunner!! :drool5:
Hopefully, this will be the first full carbon body I have attempted. Better take my time on this one!

There is a full carbon build of a Motormax Zonda (iirc) kicking around somewhere on the internet and from what I can remember, it turned out rather well. Find that one if you like, although from what I've seen, I doubt you need any help lol
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Posted 23 March 2020 - 09:24 PM

View PostStratosWRC, on 23 March 2020 - 10:31 AM, said:

View PostROBSMC, on 23 March 2020 - 04:50 AM, said:

View PostK.Customs, on 23 March 2020 - 02:50 AM, said:

Damn, always look forward to your projects mate and this is no different.
Going to be a stunner!! :drool5:
Hopefully, this will be the first full carbon body I have attempted. Better take my time on this one!

There is a full carbon build of a Motormax Zonda (iirc) kicking around somewhere on the internet and from what I can remember, it turned out rather well. Find that one if you like, although from what I've seen, I doubt you need any help lol
You are correct, that is Zondaracer from on here with his full carbon and yellow interior. I know the general method for making templates and such, but it is still a bit daunting to get it perfectly right. Finger crossed :hope:

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 01:05 AM

Please take this comment as what it is, a comment about the car, not anyones taste.

I'm sure Rob will knock it out of the park like he always does,

and I love the Huayra, what an awesome piece of kit.

but this version just leaves me cold. It just feels like the colour beige personified in a supercar. it just all blends into a pile of boring nothingness. It just seems to lack the impact i love about supercars.  it's just my opinion, but the black carbon with yellow interior one is so much better of a choice on the 1:1.

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 08:54 PM

Good luck on the car! I also really like those wheels! :nice:

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 04:47 AM

View PostROBSMC, on 23 March 2020 - 09:24 PM, said:

View PostStratosWRC, on 23 March 2020 - 10:31 AM, said:

View PostROBSMC, on 23 March 2020 - 04:50 AM, said:

View PostK.Customs, on 23 March 2020 - 02:50 AM, said:

Damn, always look forward to your projects mate and this is no different.
Going to be a stunner!! :drool5:
Hopefully, this will be the first full carbon body I have attempted. Better take my time on this one!

There is a full carbon build of a Motormax Zonda (iirc) kicking around somewhere on the internet and from what I can remember, it turned out rather well. Find that one if you like, although from what I've seen, I doubt you need any help lol
You are correct, that is Zondaracer from on here with his full carbon and yellow interior. I know the general method for making templates and such, but it is still a bit daunting to get it perfectly right. Finger crossed :hope:

Walk in the park for you Rob. Use a hairdryer and lots of Microsol. SMS decals are very strong and easy to handle, just make sure you have them from 1 printing batch. On my zonda I noticed differences due to different batches. I am now waiting for new sheets for the build of the full carbon Dauer EB110. The seller wanted to send me first 2 sheets and the rest later, but I declined for that reason. For maximum result don't forget to wet sand the clear coat with 2000 grid paper and polish it. The carbon really comes to live this way.

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 05:25 PM

View PostZondaracer, on 11 April 2020 - 04:47 AM, said:

View PostROBSMC, on 23 March 2020 - 09:24 PM, said:

View PostStratosWRC, on 23 March 2020 - 10:31 AM, said:

View PostROBSMC, on 23 March 2020 - 04:50 AM, said:

View PostK.Customs, on 23 March 2020 - 02:50 AM, said:

Damn, always look forward to your projects mate and this is no different.
Going to be a stunner!! :drool5:
Hopefully, this will be the first full carbon body I have attempted. Better take my time on this one!

There is a full carbon build of a Motormax Zonda (iirc) kicking around somewhere on the internet and from what I can remember, it turned out rather well. Find that one if you like, although from what I've seen, I doubt you need any help lol
You are correct, that is Zondaracer from on here with his full carbon and yellow interior. I know the general method for making templates and such, but it is still a bit daunting to get it perfectly right. Finger crossed :hope:

Walk in the park for you Rob. Use a hairdryer and lots of Microsol. SMS decals are very strong and easy to handle, just make sure you have them from 1 printing batch. On my zonda I noticed differences due to different batches. I am now waiting for new sheets for the build of the full carbon Dauer EB110. The seller wanted to send me first 2 sheets and the rest later, but I declined for that reason. For maximum result don't forget to wet sand the clear coat with 2000 grid paper and polish it. The carbon really comes to live this way.
Thanks for your confidence and feedback. I did get all my sheets from the same batch in one order so should be good there. I will be starting this model shortly, just have to finish up a couple of others that are nearly done too.

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 10:52 PM

UPDATE 22/04/2020

Made a start today on my entry by starting with disassembling the entire model
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Now that the body has all the plastic parts removed, I can strip all the paint off next
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The interior of this model is really very good for the model's price point. Just as good as AUTOart
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I re used the tyres off the model and just had to heat the rears with a hair dryer to just stretch them a bit to fit the larger diameter rear Tempesta rims
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More to come. Cheers

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Posted 22 April 2020 - 02:53 AM

Rob,you are a Star with these builds,loving the thought of another amazing Pagani. I wish you could make 1/12th versions for customers :nice: would be so nice to see them in this larger scale. Looking forward to what ever you build as i know its going to be a Stunner when finished. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :danke: :yahoo:

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Posted 22 April 2020 - 03:52 AM

Thanks Darren, not as many 1/12 to play with, and they are alot more expensive as a base for a custom model. Maybe one day.

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 01:43 AM

UPDATE 20/06/2020

I have been working on this build in the background and have a completed part of the model to add to this thread. The following is the fully completed interior (except for the seat belts which I have to find some off white ribbon to make them) but here we go.

Here is the standard GT Autos Pagani interior
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Interior completely disassembled
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Quite unusual in this car is the color of the seats and steering wheel center cap and grips......Gold leather!  so I will be painting these parts in Zero paints pale gold
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The rest of the interior tub, dash parts and parts of the door trims are in an off white. So I will add some of the Ferrari beige color to some basic white to make an off white color. All parts masked up ready to paint
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All parts sprayed with the airbrush and masking removed
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Gold seats, haven't seen that before I bet!
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The GT Autos interior tub is missing the carbon on the sills and the front part of the center console, so I made some masking tape templates for the Hobby design carbon decal
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Decals cut out
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Decals applied with a liberal amount of setting solution
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All the little bits and pieces added back to the interior tub
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Dash reassembled with all the bits and pieces
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Door trims reassembled
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Black backs of the seats hand painted
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Fronts of the seats hand painted. Now that they are black and gold, they don't look to gaudy. Still quite a unique leather color option on this car.
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Seats glued back into the interior tub
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Dashboard clipped back onto the interior tub
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Still a couple of small touch ups to do, but overall it is done
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More to come. Thanks for looking. Cheers

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 02:06 AM

Fantastic interior :drool5: :drool5:
I'll be back
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Posted 20 June 2020 - 07:14 AM

Somehow that ended up looking alright lol
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Posted 20 June 2020 - 05:06 PM

View PostT1000, on 20 June 2020 - 02:06 AM, said:

Fantastic interior :drool5: :drool5:
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Somehow that ended up looking alright lol
Cheers Wes, gold would not be my choice if I spec'd a Huayra lol

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 01:02 AM

UPDATE 21/06/2020

I was able to pick up some off white 3mm wide ribbon this afternoon to make the seat belts. Color is nearly spot on.
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I just re used the seat belt latches on the new ribbon
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And fitted into the interior. That's all done now. Time to move onto the body modifications. More to come. Cheers
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Posted 19 October 2020 - 10:56 PM

UPDATE 20/10/2020

Back onto this model as time is getting closer to the closing date, so I though I better get a wriggle on. Today I am starting with the body work mods, firstly the roof scoop. Not many Huayra's have the roof scoop, but this Dinastia does, so I am starting with a Peako Zonda Cinque roof scoop out of the parts box.
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The curvature of this is way different to the Huayra, as you can see with it just sitting in place. First I cut the pointy end of it off so I am starting with the correct length so it sits atop the factory Huayra airbox
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I used a heat gun to soften the resin and then I bent it to the shape to fit the Huayra. It will probably have a little more tweaking to get it exactly as I want it, but the basic shape is there and it fits under the engine cover when that part is in place.
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Engine cover on. I am going to re bend the top part to make it more flowing.
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Newt is the rear wing. These are the Dinastia wing legs I had 3D printed at the start of this year by MIYminimodels. I still have to shape the bottom plate of the parts, but this won't stop the mock up for right now.
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Wing blade from the parts box and I think from memory it is from Legende-Miniatures and is a JGTC Nissan wing
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And as you can see here, the curvature of the resin wing blade is identical to the curvature of the back of the Huayra. Win!
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Next I worked out the size of the finished wing piece, then marked out the cut lines
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Wing shape cut and sanded with a new leading edge. This will work but needs a bit more sanding as these resin parts from Legende are not the most accurate
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Before I attempt the full carbon body with decals, I will mock all the body mods first. I will have to make the central rear vertical fin, side skirt blades and Tempesta front splitter. More to come. Cheers
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Posted 20 October 2020 - 01:33 AM

Great work so far Rob!

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 12:23 PM

Loving it, you make it look so easy but from doing model kits myself i know you have talent. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :yahoo: :occasion14:

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 06:53 PM

Thanks guys.

UPDATE 23/10/2020

I had sanded the sides of the Peako roof scoop to what I thought was the shape from a couple of pics I had
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The roof scoop had a fin on the top of it, so I cut the shape out of 1mm thick styrene sheet and glued it in place
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I then added some Tamiya putty to the sides of the fin so when this dries, I can sand this to have a curved blend up to the top
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I then watched a couple of videos of the Chiwin on YouTube and found out that the scoop flares out wider than the front opening of the scoop and then tapers back. So I added some quick dry Tamiya 2 part putty to add more width to what I had sanded away.
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I then sanded the scoop to the right shape. I am pretty confident that the roof scoop is the correct shape now
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Sitting on the chassis positioned over the roof and the back of the scoop now sits over the airbox
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Some grey Tamiya primer on it to check the shape
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Body rear clam sitting in place and I am happy with the shape and it looks right. Just a tiny bit of final sanding and filling to do, but overall it is looking right.
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I then made the underside rib as per the real car and marked out the cutout for the airbox which will be milled out a couple of millimeters using the Dremel
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And since you will see the underside of this roof scoop when the engine lid is open as it is fixed to the engine clam shell, I skimmed this with Tamiya filler to and this side will have to have carbon decal also.
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That's it for today, more to come. Cheers

Edited by ROBSMC, 23 October 2020 - 12:28 AM.


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Posted 24 October 2020 - 12:14 AM

UPDATE 24/10/2020

Today I made a start on the new front splitter, it is a one off for the Pagani Huayra 'Chiwin' not even the same as the Tempesta front lip, so this was going to require quite a bit of work. First I marked out and then cut out the original front section as the new one is raised up higher in the center
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Next I opened up the side intakes as these are much deeper on this car. New mesh will have to be made too as the factory mesh is now too small for these side vents
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And before I went too much further with the styrene sheet work, I filed all the textured carbon look off all the plastic as this will all be carbon decals and clear coated.
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The 'Chiwin' front splitter sticks out much further than the standard one, so like other builds, I will construct the shape out of a few pieces to make the final size. Starting with the side extensions that will glue directly onto the factory chassis and build up on that.
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Both sides cut and shaped to be a snug fit to the existing grill structure, then super glued in place
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Next stage is the front section and front section sides. All of this work so far is out of 1mm thick styrene sheet
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Sides glued on first and allowed to dry for a few minutes. All these parts are just the rough shape and will be sanded and fine tuned later
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Center blade trimmed until it is a snug fit and stays in place by itself, then I glued it in place
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Next I cut and fit the outer side vertical fins and then cut the inner fins both out of 0.5mm styrene. the middle ones are just sitting there as they are painted gold, so I will fit these after they are painted and the front splitter is completed in carbon. Too hard to decal around them and mask and paint them if they were glued in place now
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Next out with the Tamiya putty again, to blend the joints, but mainly as the sides have a real concave flow to them, so most of the putty was applied on the outside. This will have to be sanded when dry and re apply as this putty does shrink when drying. More to come. Cheers
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Posted 24 October 2020 - 03:03 AM

Loving all your work Rob. Fantastic to see. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :yahoo: :occasion14:

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 02:07 AM

Cheers Darren,

UPDATE 26/10/2020

Yesterday I added a second layer of Tamiya filler and today once it was dry, gave the whole new front splitter a sand up.
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And I ran out of grey Tamiya primer so I just used some tan color on it to check what needs filling and how the shape is ending up. Overall I am happy with the basic shape, just a bit more filler and another sand and it should be good to paint black and apply all the carbon decals. More to come. Cheers
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