I started building this kind of race cars back in 2002 with the yellow Jaguar like race car. Using some stickers from the Shell promotional Ferrari F1 racer, I made a Ferrari in this style. It had a major update back in 2004, but I can now see that the only picture I have of that version is this one where you can barely see the car and the big change, which was a removable engine cover in Le Mans style can't be seen at all.
Now the good old Ferrari has been completely rebuilt using some quite alternative building techniques. I'm always trying to make new designs. This one is quite experimental
The exhaust system is also quite untraditional
The engine cover is taken off
The driver now sits on something - some earlier cars didn't have anything beneath the driver in order to save weight and height!
You might have observed that I have "cheated" with the bricks in some places:
- It is normally only hinge plates with 3 fingers that can hold a hinge control stick, so you will need to use force in order to make it stick to a hinge plate with 2 fingers as I have done in order to make the front lights.
- The front is only pushed 2/5studs forward compared to the base plate while the sides are connected using half-stud techniques. This gives a difference of 1/10stud which I had to compensate for with the 1x1 round brick seen in the last picture.
- The exhaust system has been made by forcing a Technic Pin 1/2 in to hold everything together.
The Brickshelf gallery is: http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=223629