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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:19 pm

I'm torn between 2 and 3 I think. The main motivator is a dent in the side of the rear door, just below the crease of the bodywork, so I need to cover that ideally! :lol:

I was inspired by the Mazda 3 Clubsport SEMA concept, as well as the LM20 RX8 R3 sold in the US...

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Post by Bex » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:36 pm

I like 3.
I like the directions the lines flow. and the space it take up on the car.
Remember everyone will have different likes for decal designs. you know what you can achieve and what you ultimately like best for your car so always go with your first instinct. :)
If it was me I'd use 3rd design but I would change the lines slightly to incorporate the Mazda 3 inspiration picture a Little more, as that's really nice. . .
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Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Abomination

Post by Ainmhidh » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:56 pm

I was going to say 2 or 3, with a slight lean to 2 as it doesn't run onto the arch flares so you won't get the visual distortion depending on the viewing angle. (Although I was going to suggest adding a third stripe on the door to highlight the R3-ness of it...) Anything will make it look different to mine at Silverstone though!! :lol:
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Post by PeteH » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:25 pm

I was wondering why I seem to be the only vote for number 1. Then I realised it reminded me of the Yamaha yellow and white block pattern from their classic 70s racers:
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Post by wiggles » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:34 pm

Option 1 looks best to me
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Post by New Duke » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:48 am

I just saw option 2 as massive sideburns and now can't unsee it.

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Post by SeriousSam » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:59 am

More curves, less blocks. If you get the design right, the car should look like it's doing 100 while standing still. In my opinion :)
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:08 am

Curves are much harder to do as it's all done with masking. Not impossible obviously, but will have to see what I can do. They are blocks to make it easier :thumleft:
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Post by Bex » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:04 am

Dr. FrankenRex wrote:
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Curves are much harder to do as it's all done with masking. Not impossible obviously, but will have to see what I can do. They are blocks to make it easier :thumleft:
depends how much you want to spend but J-tape curves around corners, awesome stuff use it all the time :thumleft: then you just block mask the rest with normal masking tape :)
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:26 pm

After a few chats on here and on the book of face, I've tried reversing the angle of the stripes on option 3, which I kinda like.

There'd be more stripes and the heights/ widths would be more like Option 3, but just playing with the angles on this one really:
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Post by Goobie » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:56 pm

Not really a fan of sticker’d road cars, but I have to say the pic of the Red LM20 actually looks really cool and would 100% get my vote!

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Post by New Duke » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:10 pm

Only problem with running the stripes to the bottom is they'll look dirty and off colour very quickly, especially the white ones. Might be worth stopping at the doors and not going right to the bottom.

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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:18 pm

They will be silver, not white, but I get what you're saying. That's a good point.
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Post by New Duke » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:47 pm

Dr. FrankenRex wrote:
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They will be silver, not white, but I get what you're saying. That's a good point.
I'm colourblind (really) so... like... whatever.
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:02 pm

Dr. FrankenRex wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:26 pm
After a few chats on here and on the book of face, I've tried reversing the angle of the stripes on option 3, which I kinda like.

There'd be more stripes and the heights/ widths would be more like Option 3, but just playing with the angles on this one really:

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Post by brix79 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:27 pm

Looks really good imo. 8)
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:29 pm

See, I originally wanted this to cover a dent (which is higher up than the LM20 decals) but now I'm just tempted to do a version of that... Lol
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Post by brix79 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:44 pm

You could add the roof detail too.. :lol:
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:46 pm

Was planning on :thumleft: it's also on the bonnet!
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:14 pm

Having thoughts seeing these examples
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:15 pm

If it ends well Chris I can give a hand doing yours. Could end badly though :lol:
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:16 pm

Oh no what have I done!
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Post by Conan » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:32 pm

Dr. FrankenRex wrote:
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Was planning on :thumleft: it's also on the bonnet!
Plus one for this :thumleft:
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:02 am

Well, the dippage didn't work as it was too cold, so off I went to Silverstone anyway!

It was a great day, with some changeable but mostly good weather. That was where the fun ended.

Side seal went pop at 4pm...

Sooo.... Whilst I'm saving (and moving house, oxymoron or WHAT?) for the inevitably rebuild and bridgeporting up at RR, it's discussion time for what else I get done at the time...

The build spec I'm aiming for currently is:
  • Gold rebuild
  • Full bridgeport
  • Lightened doritos
  • Full remapping session after run-in period
It needs a new master and slave clutch cylinder, but the shortlist of other bits:
  • Revi Ram air intake
  • Racingbeat front and rear ARBs
  • Stainless header (I know it's not 'beneficial' but I want it as it's shiny and loud!)
Any other reasonable suggestions?
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Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Abomination

Post by Eddie_r32 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:56 pm

Ceramic clutch.
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