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Old 9th December 2009, 14:27   #136
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Good job guys!!!!

One thing to keep in mind is also rework on the braking with ABS or bigger disks (ventilated). The contis brake department has never been great to say with a full car (4+1) and the stock configuration.
Perhaps the metal trimming, FRP work and a bigger power pack and drive train will remove and add the same weight off the car to the same dry weight. Nevertheless please do something on the braking.
The stock rear suspension layout is also excellent and you would not want to do any major work on it unless you are planning a full independent rear which will pose an equal amount of challenges considering the absence of a full chassis.
Wish you good luck and look forward to see the final product from your stable.
Do write in if you need any specific inputs/part drawings for the conti. and will be happy to help.

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Thanks for your support buddy, Yes as mentioned before we are modifying the brakes as well. and are going to the extend of laser cutting ventilated large discs and using bigger calipers up front and the stock calipers on the rear. yes we are also aware of the potential threat and have sorted out some of the issues. well i know for sure there are gonna be many more hurdles up ahead waiting for us. but thanks to guys like you, who are there as a support to us . cheers

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Hi Guys

Any updates yet? waiting to see the pics soon!!!!!!
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days come days go....
but no pictures to show....

the suspense is killing us

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Is it still a WIP? Where are 'em pics ?
I am soo sorry guys to be so lame on the pics right now. i have been giving you dates and still no pics. the real trouble is i have been busy traveling and also with my newly shifted office. so please bear with me for my lousiness and i will surely be updating you guys on the picture front.
As for the WIP, we have just about started to shape the thermo col for the
body shell.

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Old 10th December 2009, 01:15   #137
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Hi Mates

Here are the pics of What Sunils friend was able to acheive to quench the thirst and queries of all.

Yes the pictures below are shot by me


Sorry... the entire credit for effort to awaken the spirits within us goes to DON, Don as far I know is Friend of sunil and an Automobile Enthusiast.

More About him?

Sunil its you, the best to introduce DON.


Here are the Pics of what DON has done using thermocol

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Yes Thats his Ferrari on our Masterpiece THE CONTESSA, you can clearly see the Reference markings that Nigel and Sunil have Laid ...

Its not a long way to see the Masterpiece in its Pre-Final Shape.

Thanks a TON to everyone...

We assure to exceed your expectations

REITZ, KONJARI & NIGEL
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Old 10th December 2009, 04:54   #138
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Great work guys.... waiting for the thermacol to shape up as per the prototype and the things to finally take shape.

Good luck and Godspeed!!
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Old 10th December 2009, 06:17   #139
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At last!! the WIP pictures looks good. I am still to understand the thermacol to body parts migration part. Keep up the good work guys and keep us posted with the next set of pictures.
Out of curiosity, is DON building the prototype of the Contessa?
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Wow are they realy drawing inspiration from a 55gtb. That is so cool.
Cant wait to see final pictures.
Some more pictures of the WIP maybe ?
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Old 10th December 2009, 10:18   #141
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Great work guys. Cant wait to see the thermacol shaped up completely.
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Wow are they realy drawing inspiration from a 55gtb. That is so cool.
Cant wait to see final pictures.
Some more pictures of the WIP maybe ?
Arjun,

OT: You might have been referring to the 599GTB but it's a California.
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OT: You might have been referring to the 599GTB but it's a California.
Im sorry suhaas.Its definitely not a california. Its a 599gtb attaching pictures of the rear of a california. Just have a look at the tail lights and the side profile. You might have got confused with the top down.
The rear lights in a california sit much higher.
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The Front seems to be inspired from the AM vantage if im not mistaken.
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It seems like a confused little Ferrari.

Can we get more WIP pics? What about the engine, Reitz? Which one are you guys using?
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Im sorry suhaas.Its definitely not a california. Its a 599gtb attaching pictures of the rear of a california. Just have a look at the tail lights and the side profile. You might have got confused with the top down.
The rear lights in a california sit much higher.
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It seems like a confused little Ferrari.

Can we get more WIP pics? What about the engine, Reitz? Which one are you guys using?
Arjun!

Absolutely right! I have no idea how I missed the obvious design elements of the 599! Guess I didn't look at it carefully! My bad!

But as Karthik has mentioned, it looks a bit like a confused Ferrari. And that's the reason why I said it's a California! The 599 was never a topless car!
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Arjun!

Absolutely right! I have no idea how I missed the obvious design elements of the 599! Guess I didn't look at it carefully! My bad!

But as Karthik has mentioned, it looks a bit like a confused Ferrari. And that's the reason why I said it's a California! The 599 was never a topless car!
I think the 5999gtb did not come out with a topless car.BUt a company called vandenbrink did come out with one.
Google it .YOu will like it.
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I liked Don's design. Looks much close this 1:18 of a F430 spyder which I have

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Hi Mates

Here are the pics of What Sunils friend was able to acheive to quench the thirst and queries of all.
Sorry for my ignorance, but I didnt quite understand as to why thermacol ferrari scale model has been painstakingly carved out of thermacol to be used as a reference for your contessa? why not actually get a real 599 diecast model off the shelf and use it. I suppose that would have much more better detailing.

oh btw, good to see your car WIP. All the very best, and looking at the work done on the bikes by you guys, the car defenitely is going to look gorgeous.

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Hi there everyone. i ,before the confusion mounts want to make it 100% clear that the Ferrari is just my friend Don,s project as his portfolio project. he is a college colleague and a prototype modeler.the Ferrari he has modeled is not a California but yes he has made the car topless for his own modeling benefits and don't see whats the crime there as working with thermocol is pain staking.

The scale model has nothing to do with the contessa. And the Car is being shaped according to the pic i had put up. No deviations here.
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