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Look at those non-existent panel gaps!

Discussion in 'Media' started by Gilberto Pe-Curto, Apr 24, 2017.

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  1. Gilberto Pe-Curto

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    Really great finish!
    I hope this goes to Production !
    Better than my german NOx polluter ride!

     
  2. Gilberto Pe-Curto

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    I should've write 'nonexistent' panel gaps...
     
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      What color is that? Red? Or orange?
       
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      Good. I walked past a parked Model S P90D the other day, and the otherwise sexy car had such disgusting panel gaps around the trunk. It really ruins it.
       
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      yes, reorange
      (its like blurple but warmer)
       
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        Isn't this the clay model? I'm guessing that's why the panel gaps are tight.
         
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          Done, for you, @Gilberto Pe-Curto ! :)
           
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            The date of the video being March 17th 2017, i'm wondering where and when this (albeit clay model) was on display?!
             
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            its at the Gigafactory (from being on display last summer).
            Here's the silver alpha sitting at about the same place
            [​IMG]
             
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              Yes, and this is again a case of a date on a YouTube video being misleading as this was originally published close to 6 months ago, as is if I remember correctly... :)
               
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                If it is the same clay Model, the one with no bottom, I remember that.
                If it's the case my apologies and you can remove the post.
                I was so impressed with the finish.... :)
                 
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                Are we talking about the red prototype?
                It's not clay. It's body panels mounted to a wood-and-metal frame.
                 
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                  It is a model, not a real car. It is made by attaching actual body panels to a wood frame. NO CLAY was used.

                  It's lack of panel gaps is not relevant since it is not a real car.
                   
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                  What would cause the drooping side mirrors when it was out in the sun during the investor event?

                  [​IMG]
                   
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                  A non-heat-tolerant plastic used for mockups.

                  Additionally, I've never seen a painted clay model, or one with windows installed.
                   
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                    While I highly doubt it will ever be available, I would love this color paint...
                     
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                    I asked and that static display was fibreglass panels on a steel structure. Everything is a mockup on that one.

                    The silver alpha car was real but it also had fibreglass body panels.
                     
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