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Great work, I also like compact building like in your model.

Heres a tip for making small suspention/drive/steering units: you can suport a CV joint using the following part: 41680

it allows the CV joint to smoothly be driven while still being supported.

Only downside is that it has a 0.5L lip under the pin so its a little hard to mount.

Regards, Snipe

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10 hours ago, SNIPE said:

Great work, I also like compact building like in your model.

Heres a tip for making small suspention/drive/steering units: you can suport a CV joint using the following part: 41680

it allows the CV joint to smoothly be driven while still being supported.

Only downside is that it has a 0.5L lip under the pin so its a little hard to mount.

Thanks for the tip! I will take a look at it:thumbup:

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Update on the bodywork:

 

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I basically spent the entire weekend building. I know I'm weird:grin:. This time went up in de design of the bonnet, but I am still not satisfied. There is something 'wrong' with the shape of the front but I can't figure out what causes the awkward look (especially from the front-side view). 

 

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The roof will obviously be built in white as well, but I don't have those panels in white. 

 

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I know that the body part in front of the door is messy, but it is just some experimental building to fill the ugly gap.

 

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I do realy like the look from above, because the lines flow very well. Especially the black soft axle with the panels on the bonnet.

 

I hope to get some feedback on the bodywork. Perhabs someone here can spot the design mistake in the front. 

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I might be wrong, but I think the front is a bit too high. Maybe you can lower it 1 stud. Anyways, good progress, and I agree with you, the top view looks pretty good :)

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Update: 

 

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I have made some progress on the bodywork. the front looks better than before. I also got advice to switch the wite wedge plate, on which the headlights are placed, to a black one. IMO it looks a lot sharper, but I am not satisfied with the lights itself. 

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Sadly though, the bonnet can't be opened, but there is'n anything interesting underneath it so it is not that bad.

 

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Am I not sure about the fenders yet. They don't look that 'round'. The 14L flex axle would look perfect, but that part is too expensive to use and 16L is not available in white. Does anyone have a suggestion here? I also placed the fenders a half stud closer to the wheels and it looks much better.

 

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Finally, I made a mayor decision regarding the axles. I decided it would be best to have differentials anyways, beceause the cornering performance was just to bad on smooth surfaces. I had to give up the suspension for this :cry_sad:. When I started this project I realy did not expect that diffs would play such big role at this scale, but I learned my lesson - the hard way. 

 

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Have a great day!

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For your fender problem: perhaps make that a different colour with cheap 14L soft axles and have that colour run from the front to back of the car (so the line under the door in that colour as well). I like it full white, but a little bit of a 2-colour scheme like this wouldn't look bad I think. 

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