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#1 OFFLINE   Doc

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Posted 08 February 2021 - 11:24 AM

Hi everyone!

I had to take a break from here for a little while, as you can imagine with the state of the world over the last year it was very busy. But as things have been slowly improving I'm getting back into modelling again.

I started by customizing a spare LaFerrari I had into an Aperta. I basically followed Rob's tutorial he did a few years ago (found here: https://www.diecastx...ferrari-aperta/). Since I was already going to glue the doors sealed shut, I thought I'd try my hand at trying to angle the door hinges so the doors could open. It took a while and was a slow process because it felt like the hinge would snap off with too much pressure but in the end I found a way to make it work.

I also wanted to keep the windows and once the door hinges were done, the doors at the B pillar and body needed some fine tuning for the windows to sit without any issues. I don't have a dremel, which means everything was done with a hacksaw and metal files. I also didn't make the door vents yet. After looking at multiple pictures, the door vents cut away part of the body and the door, but the vents are attached to the body. When I bought my model it was pretty neglected with broken pieces, glue damage on the paint and heavy dust all over the interior and it needs a repaint. So I figure when I do that, I'll add the door vents but for now it'll stay like this.

Anyway, onto some pictures with the LaFerrari coupe.


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Posted 08 February 2021 - 01:33 PM

I think you’ve done a great job, congrats!

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Posted 09 February 2021 - 04:31 AM

It looks great. I imagine it was quite tough to do all that fine cutting with a hacksaw :omg:
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Posted 09 February 2021 - 11:44 AM

Good job - well done!! :eusa_clap:

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Posted 09 February 2021 - 08:09 PM

Looks good mate, luckily the LaFerrari Aperta is not much different from the coupe so the conversion is easily done. Glad my tutorial helped you on this build

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Posted 10 February 2021 - 10:21 AM

View PostHybrid Theory, on 08 February 2021 - 01:33 PM, said:

I think you’ve done a great job, congrats!

Thank you!

View PostT1000, on 09 February 2021 - 04:31 AM, said:

It looks great. I imagine it was quite tough to do all that fine cutting with a hacksaw :omg:

Thank you, I have a small one that is easy to maneuver. Once the lines were scored it went through the metal pretty good, but definitely harder than a dremel lol

View Postvulpex, on 09 February 2021 - 11:44 AM, said:

Good job - well done!! :eusa_clap:

Thank you!

View PostROBSMC, on 09 February 2021 - 08:09 PM, said:

Looks good mate, luckily the LaFerrari Aperta is not much different from the coupe so the conversion is easily done. Glad my tutorial helped you on this build

Thank you, your tutorial was very easy to follow. I saw a video of Michael Fux's LaFerrari and Aperta where they talked about the differences, as you said they are very similar. I wanted to make mine a replica of his initially, but this took me around three months to do so I'll take what I can get lol.
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Posted 14 February 2021 - 07:55 PM

Could you show what is the difference between the hinges between your coupe and your modified Aperta

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 09:23 PM

View PostBugatti, on 14 February 2021 - 07:55 PM, said:

Could you show what is the difference between the hinges between your coupe and your modified Aperta

I didn't take any pictures of the hinges when I worked on it, but this sort of gives you an idea of what it looks like with the door open. Both are from the drivers side and I tried to get the same angle.

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