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[TC20] 8440 Formula Flash

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My first technic set was formula 42000.

I cam up to this model, which I will try to rebuild.

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I'm planning to build it, as it would be build today, with actual parts etc. I have also those original wheels, but will build on some actual type.

As chosen wheels are littlebit bigger, did some rescaling

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And now I have some first draft of scale

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As You can see, there are latest frames, panel also, differential, even white rims from buggy. Will try to implement suspension.

As on original, engine will be fully visible from bottom.

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Nice idea to add suspension! I thought about doing this set but went with 8836 instead.

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Oh my god! I almost forgot about that set. When i was young, i was looking at this set in catalogue for hours. I wanted it so bad. I'm really keen on seen this studless.

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I came to conclusion, that it will be really hard to fit fornt suspension and steering, and make fornt angle as needed. So I'm trying now to build on original wheels

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And it also goes pretty hard. It was building pretty good, but now I checked, that side line is almost one stud too high, also seat should be one stud back.

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Yeterday received original and built. Why I chose this?! It looked so nice :)

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Yesterday finally got over front part. It was really difficult, took together some 8 hours to get to result. Then everything went really fast. Now I have this. Need to work on details, also engine is connecte only at one end.

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Maybe. But as I wrote, the front part already was a pain, to make it narrow, fit steering, make front spoiler connection narrow. If I would turn to that curved panel for front, than front spoiler won't be not so good.

And I don't have it in red, yet.

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15 hours ago, I_Igor said:

I wonder

In fact, I took a look at the front, maybe I can really fit that panel over those beams, which I already have there.

But, as I wrote, I don't have them in red, and not shure that it will add to look. Will try with some color I have. And I see, that one well known local seller have them, so I could get them easily.

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Looking good so far. Love the detail of the carburettors on the engine. I agree you need to refine the nose some more. Perhaps use a panel (or 2) on the top to then hide the structure underneath. Are you also going to add endplate extensions to the front wing like the original ?

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2 hours ago, Seasider said:

Are you also going to add endplate extensions to the front wing like the original ?

Yes, it is planned. Also some other details, like exhaust pipes. Something needs to be done over differential.

If this were in red

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then there could be possible some good front, combining with some 2x5 panels.

I tried something with panels firing #6 . But it becomes too massive. And they somehow too short. And then again, all needed connections should be different, maybe based on axles and connectors.

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Some updates

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Red curved panels ordered

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Yes it looks better :thumbup:

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I will check, how it looks in red, when will receive parts, then will decide, if I will keep it. But at the moment it looks pretty OK for me.

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Well done, I think the red curved panel will look nice! A modern interpretation of the plate and slope used in the original model.

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Today started with exhaust pipes

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Installed some radiators

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Made some first (who knows, maybe last) sides for front spoliler

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Now just rear view mirrors are missing. Can't decide, where to attach them.

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That is a set Lego should remake! That looks so smooth.

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Added rear view mirrors

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in the bacground You can see things something like brake disc ventilation.

Also for the front get rid of blue pins, where it was possible. Yes, I have black 3L pins, but they are not used in technic novadays

Added something like exhaust tips

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There is also brake light as on original

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And then almost final view (who knows, maybe I will keep boca negra

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From the bottom engine is visible fully, as on original

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Looks great - two things I would change to be even more like the original - grey steering wheel and those vertical surfaces on the front spoiler should be made with those tiny curved panels that you've got 4 of them in red colour in the middle of the build.
Apart from that - I'd like to see it with modern wheels :)

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21 hours ago, SaperPL said:

grey steering wheel

I intentionally put black, to be more actual.

21 hours ago, SaperPL said:

front spoiler should be made with those tiny curved panels

They would look more similar to origina, but couldn't figure out nice way how to connect them there, so I went for these. OK, I could switch to flat panels for spoilet, then it would be easy to connect those small panels. Then again whole front spoiler would loose something.

I thought about that, pretty lot.

21 hours ago, SaperPL said:

I'd like to see it with modern wheels

At the beginning I was considering different wheels, but none was in the same scale, closest usable were larger (you can see in first post) or much smaller. As I had those original before contest (the original 8440 set I bought during contest), I decided to use them, as they just look best of all available wheels.

On 7/15/2021 at 5:26 PM, I_Igor said:

It looks great

Thank You!

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