Controlfreax 6R4


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model  Parts    [ click here for more Partss ]
status  NIB
date entered  1/23/2011 9:19:45 PM
description  Well got the Decals on today, I made my own window rubbers surounds out of black vinyl as the ones you get with the car were in a bad way. Decals are not that good and printed on white backing but dont look too bad, still not sure what to do with the front spoiler, I am sure I will cut it out more like the real thing. I have a cockpit for it thinking of adding a thin alloy strip along the bottom of the shell to pull the sides in, only downside is that small cracks have started to appear in the shell on most of the corners and tight bends, you cant feel them on the outside so guess they must be in the plastic some how, but they are getting worse every day, may get in touch with ControlFreax and see what they say.
 
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RallyeBaz  1/24/2011 9:42:34 PM
Stunning

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Fernado Alonso  1/24/2011 5:33:43 PM
UBER COOL !!!

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neobrunox  1/24/2011 5:24:34 PM
Very nice result, congrats

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_miga_  1/24/2011 4:36:27 PM
this is a great entry for the Rally SIG!

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rizzo rat  1/24/2011 2:50:44 PM
I do find Custom Colour paints a lot better and dryer. They also cover very well.

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Hondabiker  1/24/2011 12:37:31 PM
Awsome! This is by far the best 6R4 I have seen, wheels and stance are spot on, excellent work. I was lucky enough to see these as a spectator at a couple of RAC rallies in the 80s, the noise was awsome!

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Dam 10  1/24/2011 11:19:31 AM
You've done a great job on it.... Mine hasn't got any cracks appering, i'll have to keep my eyes out...

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jeekelemental  1/24/2011 7:51:33 AM
I always liked the group B cars. Great choice!

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Skottoman  1/24/2011 1:18:16 AM
Front downforce FTW!!! Looks great! Very cool car to own.

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Moostar  1/23/2011 11:05:20 PM
This looks really nice I hope you resolve the cracking issues. It'd be a shame for that to ruin the great effort you've put into this!

Biscuit  1/23/2011 10:30:27 PM
I use Tamiya paints never anything else, it just looks like its kind of stressed in the corners of the mould, trying to get in touch with ControlFreax now but their site seems to be down cant send them anything.
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The Hobbymaster  1/23/2011 10:29:08 PM
Nice work Steve!! well done cheers Ian

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Toykid  1/23/2011 10:19:50 PM
Looks awesome. The cracking sounds like the plastic reacting to the paint, or it could be the paint reacting to the plastic an the paint not the plastic cracking. Hard to say not know what paint or solvents you used. I am sure ControlFreax can let you know what is what when you tell him what paint you are using. On a body this good I hope it is not terminal.

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mikeekim  1/23/2011 10:11:06 PM
Love it

Biscuit  1/23/2011 10:06:16 PM
Thanks guys, yes it will get muddy
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gecko-no-more  1/23/2011 10:05:51 PM
Will Gollop rides again. Long live 'Whitstable Will' Nice work

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chef_bikes  1/23/2011 9:55:56 PM
Looks superb - gotta love a 6R4!

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SMOKE-DOG  1/23/2011 9:46:45 PM
Nice work. Like the painted wheels. I'd like to see this car in action.

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rizzo rat  1/23/2011 9:46:22 PM
Thats mental! Great job looks awsome. Is it going to see a dirt track?? Would make awesome photos.

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stickerbod  1/23/2011 9:39:33 PM
Looks excellent, will be working on a real one of these shortly

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SRB Bloke  1/23/2011 9:27:19 PM
Good looking metro, not sure how the front spoiler should look. But I'd agree with anything thats realistic..

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wrightpumpkin  1/23/2011 9:24:18 PM
That looks stunning. Shame about the craking problems. Great work

 

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