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Post  mconboy on Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:41 pm

What a build Omer..
Your attention to detail can only be admired.
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Post  rs3 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:55 pm

Omer, this is great! very high-end details again. I haven't any putty experience but I can imagine how to be dusty that works.
I hope we can see the happy end soon mate!

As you know I don't like countryman's but after this views of your car I can change my mind..

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Post  Simon6R4 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:49 pm

Superb work as always Omer. Great to see all the detail photos of the build, progressing very nicely Very Happy 
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Post  focuswrc on Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:05 pm

Omer you are a class act when it comes to detail in the 1:18s. That will be a stunning model when finished.

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Post  brian on Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:29 pm

omer yetis wrote:
brian wrote:I doubt prodrive would allow a scan of one of their parts, but when they were testing the mini, they ran it with a subaru spoiler for a while. That livery would certainly stand out in your cabinate and might be an idea to fall back on if the custom one doesnt work

thats a great idea Brian! could you please stick a photo of the very first test car please?


This is a picture from early days of testing. Not sure from what subaru it is (looks like an s14 but im not up to date with my subaru wings).


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Post  omer yetis on Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:11 pm

Dr Tumbo wrote:certainly a nice project this one - opens up the mind to the few 1/18s i'd love to add to the collection if I had talent like this; instead i'll just drool over the pics instead

thanks Michael, you also have very nice code3 builds in your collection mate Wink

mconboy wrote:What a build Omer..
Your attention to detail can only be admired.

thank you Maurice! I am just trying to build as accurate as I can


rs3 wrote:Omer, this is great! very high-end details again. I haven't any putty experience but I can imagine how to be dusty that works.
I hope we can see the happy end soon mate!
As you know I don't like countryman's but after this views of your car I can change my mind..

Halil, good to see you around after a long time.
putty was an interesting experience for me as I tried couple of different compounds earlier to see the difference and decided to go with the Polyester Putty which was one of the most dusty one hehehe

and same here, as a road car the countryman is ugly, but when it comes to a tarmac babe, I just like the way and sound she is....


Simon6R4 wrote:Superb work as always Omer. Great to see all the detail photos of the build, progressing very nicely Very Happy 

cheers Simon, thanks for the support

focuswrc wrote:Omer you are a class act when it comes to detail in the 1:18s. That will be a stunning model when finished.

hopefully, Jimmy. if can finish her hehehe

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omer yetis wrote:
brian wrote:I doubt prodrive would allow a scan of one of their parts, but when they were testing the mini, they ran it with a subaru spoiler for a while. That livery would certainly stand out in your cabinate and might be an idea to fall back on if the custom one doesnt work
thats a great idea Brian! could you please stick a photo of the very first test car please?
This is a picture from early days of testing. Not sure from what subaru it is (looks like an s14 but im not up to date with my subaru wings).

thanks for the photo Brian, the wing they used looks more like a Xsara one...
I guess I will try my luck with the original one...
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Post  omer yetis on Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:53 am

I guess not much going on in the 'Models In progress' section. so, would like to share some updates with you guys Wink
had some progress in the engine bay during the week nights....

first the reference...


and then the build...

first I build the intercooler supports (no photos in here :)but see the bar between the chassis strengths and then detailed the engine bay...









and the engine mount strengths
I will add the engine mounts at later stage while installing the engine.







and continue to strengthen the chassis



and I decided to build a bigger, accurate differential tunnel. so, I marked down the places I need to cut and build the new differential tunnel.



and here is after I do the cuttings and added some strength bars.



I hope to build the differential tunnel and the interior floor pan during this weekend.
hope to give you guys more updates soon...
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Post  reeft1 on Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:55 am

Jeez - not much left of the original car!
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Post  omer yetis on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:39 am

reeft1 wrote:Jeez - not much left of the original car!

well, I guess I am a bit exaggerating Smile
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Post  omer yetis on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:49 am

some more updates from last weekend...

I tried to finish the floor panel. and also started the roll cage. half way done with the cage tho, still have to do the rest of the cage....
so, let the photos do the talking Wink

















and the cage









and this is how the cage and floor panel looks inside the car at the moment...




that's about it for now...
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Post  Hampton Caught on Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:55 pm

Very impressive (again) Omer. What have you made the roll cage from?

Cheers, Steve
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Post  newt5550 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:05 pm

Superb
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Post  omer yetis on Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:48 pm

Hampton Caught wrote:Very impressive (again) Omer.  What have you made the roll cage from?

Cheers, Steve

Steve,

glad you liked my work mate.
I am using 3mm's Tamiya Round, Clear Soft Plastic Beams.
they are easy to bend and work with

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Post  omer yetis on Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:49 pm

newt5550 wrote:Superb

cheers mate! Smile
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Post  Hampton Caught on Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:12 pm

Thanks for that, Omer.

Hadn't seen the 'plastic beams' before. Do you need to heat them before bending them? Cheers, Steve
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Post  omer yetis on Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:30 pm

Hampton Caught wrote:Thanks for that, Omer.  

Hadn't seen the 'plastic beams' before.  Do you need to heat them before bending them?  Cheers, Steve

no need steve, as they are soft, it's easy to bend and shape by hand.
just make sure to buy the soft ones, as there are also hard ones...
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Post  Hampton Caught on Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:43 pm

Thanks Omer, that's really helpful. Looks like there's a 2mm version too, which might be more appropriate for the 1/43 scale models I make. Cool 

There don't seem to be any suppliers in Europe (on eBay, anyway) but they are not too expensive even from America, so that's a possibility. cheers 

Many thanks, Steve
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Post  omer yetis on Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:17 am

No worries Steve,
hope it works for your 1/43's as well. I guess 2mm might be a bit thick for the 1/43. so, my suggestion try to look something thinner maybe? Alternatively, you can also check Evergreen Scale models brand as well. they also have a wide variety of range...

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Post  omer yetis on Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:46 pm

Hi guys!

I need some help and hoping hand from you all.
I need to have photos of the rear end of the car, especially the suspension and the exhaust.
I am wondering if there is any silencer or is it straight from engine? how do the two exhausts split?

tks in advance....
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Post  brian on Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:18 pm

Heres a few from McGeehan Motorsport that might help.


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Post  omer yetis on Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:23 pm

cheers mate
but the exhaust tips in the 2012 rally germany mini was different...
is the back box still same?

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Post  brian on Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:30 pm

That i dont know Omer.

I dont think there would have been a radical change to the design of the mini at that stage, as it would have been homologated by then, and Prodrive were short on cash so it may have remained the same


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Post  omer yetis on Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:48 pm

yep you are right Brian.
thanks for the contribution and heads up Wink
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Post  rs3 on Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:32 am

High level rally car conversations, I like even reading only guys.. Perfection is hidden in the detail..

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Post  omer yetis on Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:49 am

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rs3 wrote:High level rally car conversations, I like even reading only guys.. Perfection is hidden in the detail..

thank you Halil!

I am just trying to prepare this car as accurate as I can. so, need many original photos and knowledgable minds around Wink
it's good to have some brainstorms Smile

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