1/12 scale build
For a long time now the F2002 Revell has been sat incomplete in a box doing nothing. Today I made a decison after speaking to a mate that it’s time to get back to this car and finally get it put together. I do have my concerns over certain sections but putting it to one side and doing the 1/20’s especially the MP4/2, I think it’s given me that confidence back to do some serious scratch building on the areas I was wanting to get moulded.
The MP4/2 should be finished shortly and on a display base. The f2002 will be back on the bench and i’m giving it till end of 3 months to finish. Can’t wait. Things are looking good. I’m now in a situation where I can get on with my work and complete kits. See you soon. I’ll be updating on f1m soon
It’s been a while since I sat down and had a look at this kit since I started it over two years ago or there abouts. It’s been a really challenging kit to say the least but once I’ve got the front end sorted out it will be time to assemble all the parts. I’m really looking forward to it and should be complete by the early summer. It’s been tough and I’ve learnt a lot from this awful revell version but the additions I’ve made should, I hope, add that extra bit of wow factor. Stick with me I’m hoping this will be a big head turner…..
For a whe now I’ve been busy with family and wedding arrangements and general stuff and not had a great time for anything. Work has been hectic and coming off the back of a weeks holiday I’ve forced myself back into my models. Wednesday should be a good day, no one is at home and I have all day to get back into the chassis and the air boxes for the f2002. I’ve managed to get a considerable amount of supplies to get this car finally finished. It’s taking ages due primarily to not having any time but I’ll be updating the site with the work so far. I’m fairly happy with where I’m at and still think I can get this car finished by Easter. So apologies again for the lack of work on my site it has been a trying time.
For all those following me on f1m and f1modlz website the f2002 will be in it’s last stages from Wednesday. I have a time frame of Easter to finish it so not much time with what I have available. I’ll be spending all my time and effort to get this completed so that I can get on with the FW11B. Thanks for watching and enjoy.
I’ve been working tirelessly over the past week or so to get this monster finished and I’m in the home straight. There’s a few bits to add and also the exhausts but apart from that it’s complete. I’ve continued the wip on here and also on f1m. I hope you all like what I have done. The trumpets and injectors and all the little intricate parts have been more or less hand made and constructed based on reference I have for this car which is very limited. I’m almost at the stage now where I can add this to the chassis.
The f2002 is back on the bench and I have been constructing the left side pod. Quite a lot of re modelling and scratch building on these so will take some time. Keep an eye on the f2002 build on the above link. This car is going to really look nice when it’s complete.
Small preview of what’s happening.
Sorry I haven’t been doing a great deal on the f2002 as I’ve had so much going on at work and setting up my photography site. I should be able to get back to the modelling soon and appreciate you’re patience.
This morning my order from Brian at Fawcett models and patterns arrived. Very fast and efficient service from Brian. Great lad and great northern personality too. Anyway on with the kit. I’ve not had a great amount of time with it today as I’ve been working however I’ve spent the past few hours having a look at all the parts and can honestly say it’s going to really change the look of the famous F1 car that is the F2002. I have opened up all the zip seal bags and taken a photograph of the parts for you. Here they are. Firstly the more accurate wheels that you don’t get with the original Revell kit.
Secondly the gearbox and for me personally what changed my mind about the kit and made me think about how we could make it better. Once Brian started re doing the gearbox it was apparent that more had to be changed therefore he went on a mission. In one of the later images there are some electrical connector parts that sit on top of the gearbox ready for wiring.
Third in line were the rocker heads. The original kit ones that are shown in the wip on my home page were very toyish in appearance and not very accurate. Once I have put the engine block and the gearbox together you will notice the difference straight away and the more accurate depiction.
Next are some extra parts as mentioned previously that sit around the top of the gearbox and behind the petrol tank at the back of the monocoque. Also you will see the wheel nuts and threads. Once these are painted up they will look like the real thing.
Above there are also the front and back plates for the engine blocks.
Next are the discs, brake/wheel hubs and the callipers.
Lastly the suspension arms for the rear and the front suspension supports left and right. I will obviously go into more detail when I am adding these parts prepping and finishing them in my wip but for now this is just to show you what is provided.
Firstly I’d like to thank Brian for taking on this challenge. He didn’t have to do this but he obviously is a meticulous and very hardworking guy who saw a need to make a better kit for something that had a lot of potential but didn’t quite have it in the Revell kit. Some have said and some may feel what’s the point but then my thoughts are why not? Apart from these areas on the oob kit the general quality is ok to be honest I think it’s better than most Revell kits I’ve had or had the misfortune to own…. So I hope to get to this soon and get it finished. It’s a long road and should look awesome when finished. I’m also going to do my usual add stupid amounts of extra detail so watch this space and the ride should be good.
The kit is boxed and sealed very well and all parts are protected in the package with bubble wrap. There is a DVD that comes with the set as an aid. The only criticism I have is that a couple of the images are out of focus, however for me it’s not an issue and i’m not going to pull Brian down for this. To be honest the work is in the product not the cd. Awesome matey and I hope to use some more of your products in the future.
Had an email off Brian today he’s nearly done with the kit for the revell F2002 kit he’s making. He’s in the process of doing the instruction sheet and should be ready shortly. If you haven’t already put a back order in and wish to, get it in now as there is a bit of a list growing. I myself can’t wait to get this kit and it will surely bring a new dimension to the 1/12.