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After sitting on the shelf for way too long I have started the build on the Elfin Mono.

 

Inspired by FPR7 from 2017 Tasman proxy series I thought it appropriate that this little car should see the light of day, obviously still some way to go but the hard stuff has been done( I hope) and just now to do the suspension and paint,

 

Thanks for this body Phil, 

 

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Unlke my past Tasman cars this car features a Slimline chassis from Pendle, this chassis absolutely blitzed the field back in 2016( I think,)  no doubt someone will correct me on that, the chassis is very easy to put together and fits this quite thin body nicely

 

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More progress on the little Elfin, just about got all the suspension bits fitted, burnt finger tips and all,

 

I know you may think "what's the point?" with all this, no track here at the moment, no Tasman race to race this car, too much wire and brass for my liking and all that stuff, but bear with me here guys, I'm having an all right time getting this little car together.

 

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there is more to come

 

Terry

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Ditto Shaynus - it's not necessarily any "point" that we do this... it's all of them... achievment, satisfaction, creation, individuality... but most importantly - experience, and with that comes ability....

Mistakes - think of them positively... unless you make them, you will be very much the lesser in knowledge... 

Progressing beautifully - it will come to life when fully assembled and those colours go down to reveal the reality...

frats,

Rosco

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Thanks guys,

 

I'm not doing this for anyone else but me, but its real nice to get some feedback, 

For me its a very satisfying thing to do, theres way too many negatives out there and this is just the perfect way to chill and do something I get a lot of pleasure, when my little cars do get track time either here or in the Tasman I'm always keen to see how the car goes and hopefully learn from whatever shortcomings the racing brings

 

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We not only learn whatever shortcomings bring, Terry - we are replicating history...... the 1:1 scale chaps did exactly what we are... so, in effect - we've scaled that too....

 

frats,

Rosco

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Well, its been about 6 months since this post was started and finally the Elfin is finished,

 

For now it will sit on the shelf with my other scratch build Tasman cars, one day.............

 

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I sort of based this car on the Alfredo Costanzo car, I only had a black and white pic to go by, but I thought red was the obvious colour for a Costanzo car, being of Italian heritage and all

 

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That’s a really nice car I am so looking forward to retirement when I can spend more time on builds. 

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Nice work, Terry - love the inlet ram tubes... it is my belief, they bring an awful lot of reality into a model... you can almost "hear" them roaring as the inlet valves break open and the pressure differential between closed and open causes an insane "beat"... or "growl".... 

Yes, Alfie did prefer red - I only saw him race once, in a Lola T332 at Sandown. Warwick Brown won the day in a Lola T400... by golly, those F5000's - simply took centre stage in any day of racing.. 

Well done, your entry is now good to go - me?.... hmmmmm I'm going to struggle to get one up - may miss this year's series.

frats,

Rosco

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Thanks for those kind words,

circumstances are such that I'm more or less unable to race with the boys and although I miss that aspect of our hobby the upside is that I now make time to get those projects done and those cars that have been hidden away are now getting done, I'm not sure about the Tasman series as my track is gone, and although I fully intend to get another I still haven't got anywhere to practice and sort out those little things that you need to do

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1 hour ago, rosco01 said:

Offset steering wheel, Chris?

 

Hi Rosco, All of the pics. I can find of the Elfin mono have offset steering wheels,....likely to provide a touch more clearance for the drivers right hand when accessing the gear lever !!

So,..........Terry should be docked a few points in the concours judging ;)

 

cheers

Chris Walker

 

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Very nice build Terry. Without the Tasman series we would see far less of this type of open wheel era in 1/32, the rtr's are few and far between and non mag run terribly.


My mum says I'm an excellent driver

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Thanks Chris - excuse my ignorance.... I didn't know this until you posted the pic...... and yes, I can only imagine how difficult it may have been with the gear stick so close to the wheel..... with gloves on. But, I guess the Mountain had to go to Mohammed - me? - I'd have moved the gear stick.... although, it may have not been possible... 

Thanks again... 

frats,

Rosco

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I think we would all agree that we lost Garrie Cooper way too early, every bit as innovative as Brabham.

 

 

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