I've started project for conversion of 1/12 scale R/C car to static model of 2005 world champion Fernando Alonso almost 2 years ago. R/C car was produced by NewRay in china. It's surprisingly accurate copy of this beautiful Formula 1 car. But being R/C toy is has many shortcomings. The goal of the project is to correct as many inaccuracies and shortcomings as I can and build more accurate static display model. If you want 1/12 scale models of modern F1 cars, those R/C toys are the only cheap alternative to expensive multimedia kits from Italy. Here is the link to original thread in f1m.com forum -
Last post in original R25 conversion thread at f1m.com
This project got some good traction recently. I'm going to post more updates shortly.