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madphil

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1980 AMPS velden F1
« on: July 17, 2012, 08:19:48 PM »

Hi i am new to this forum would like to say hello  ;)

This is my AMPS Velden i had one over 25 years ago and gave it away  <:(
i found another one last year in much worse condition than my old one (without the outboard ) i re gelcoated the shell where needed then a full 2K prime followed with 2 pack black paint then some JPS decals applied and finnished with 3 good coats of 2 pack clear to seal everything
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Re: 1980 AMPS velden F1
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 08:30:22 PM »

I then managed to get hold of an AMPS T4 outboard it came with a nitro OPS race motor i have rebuilt it with double larger bearings milled it out to fit new MOD 1.5 bevel gears its a lot more "beefy" than the old setup then polished the casings to mirror finnish and fitted a 6s brushless motor and managed to hide all the wires
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Re: 1980 AMPS velden F1
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 08:37:29 PM »

Its fitted with power trim so i can raise and lower the leg on the move to adjust the ride angle and stop porposing , on 6s its fast and handles very well
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Re: 1980 AMPS velden F1
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012, 08:42:03 PM »

the classic race F1 car and boat race






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Re: 1980 AMPS velden F1
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 10:25:07 PM »

Very nice  :-))
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Re: 1980 AMPS velden F1
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2012, 10:43:10 PM »

I remember in the seventies seeing these boats racing at Carr Mill near St Helens, I was a big fan of the JPS race cars, that boat is real real  nice, I would be very proud of that! well done :-))
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Re: 1980 AMPS velden F1
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 08:14:04 AM »

Nice job Phill looks great  :-)),so much nicer looking than todays modern f1 hulls in my opinion.Ive been toying with the idea of a twin outboard setup on my small cigarett hull.
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Re: 1980 AMPS velden F1
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012, 10:33:17 AM »

Hi Phil

 Brings back memories. I used to have to go to Oxford from Northampton with my job and used to use the back roads past Silverstone circuit to avoid traffic. In those days you could see more of the circuit from the road because the trees were lower than now.

One magic afternoon on the way home , sun shining and ended up sitting by the side of the road watching the two JP cars practicing round the circuit. Started off as fast lapping , then as with most competative things, they ended up dicing with each other. Sat there for about 1/2 hour just enthralled.

In those days, I think Formula 1 meant more to the public as a spectacle. Since then the "elf and safety" thing has kicked in and the racing seems very processional to me . Also the drivers in those days were much more larger than life characters.  Or is it just my rose tinted spectacle view back to my younger days ?

Anyway , very nice model
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Re: 1980 AMPS velden F1
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2012, 10:59:38 AM »


In those days, I think Formula 1 meant more to the public as a spectacle. Since then the "elf and safety" thing has kicked in and the racing seems very processional to me . Also the drivers in those days were much more larger than life characters.  Or is it just my rose tinted spectacle view back to my younger days ?

Anyway , very nice model

No rose tinted specs :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sDtn8QnpFg

Back on topic tho... who did the graphics on your boat? It would be nice to have one to go with my JPS F1 car when I get round to building it

Not mine just an indicator of what it will look like one day lol
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Re: 1980 AMPS velden F1
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2012, 12:37:59 PM »

damn thats a nice boat. where did you get the decals from?
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Re: 1980 AMPS velden F1
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2012, 06:40:54 PM »

Thanks for the nice comments , :-)
 You can get the decals from any place that does sign writing graphics or van lettering vinyl stickers they will make to your size just take a sample or photo

they also did my red bull racing cat stickers


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Re: 1980 AMPS velden F1
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2012, 09:05:55 PM »

the problem i got is i dont know what i want {:-{ i cant find anything that says yeah thats it. But there are loads that people have allready done that i like.
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Re: 1980 AMPS velden F1
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2012, 09:16:33 PM »

Try Barry's model lettering, I use his services for all my stupid ideas :-))

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