Welcome to Britmodeller.com

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

  • Announcements

    • Mike

      Switched Identities   18/06/17

      If you are still having problems logging in and remaining under your own username following the DDoS attack last week, you need to log off, clear your browser's cache, and restart your browser to ensure you clear all the old files from your temporary area.  Then you should be sorted.
shood23

Ebbro Mclaren MP4/30 Japan GP spec (COMPLETED)

70 posts in this topic

Right so getting to the closing stages of this build now finally. 

 

A lot of carbon is being added to all the little parts like the front wing tuning vanes below 

20170222_171833_zpsdpqz02zt.jpg

 

The drs activator is going through the same carbon adding 

20170224_205422_zpsmyuzzcp9.jpg

 

The leading edges of the front wing also have had carbon added as well as the inner most tips 

20170223_121412_zps2jwr01oe.jpg

 

The steering wheel has had the kit decals and carbon added, just need to paint the handles now and add the parts to the back 

20170224_205350_zpsaczqoflj.jpg

 

Finally after trying to get the fit right I have the lower parts of the front suspension on. 

20170222_171850_zps9tr6nli2.jpg

 

Then started on the front bulkhead by adding (yep you guess it) carbon to parts.

20170223_121507_zpsocnnr8vk.jpg

 

The gearbox was added, the wheel hub is just sat in place to help glue in one of the suspension arms in the right place for later. I added so silver foil to the exhaust area as heat shielding 

20170223_152708_zps3vpbkf5i.jpg

 

Later on once things had a while to set up I glued the floor pan on and seat in also as well as the upper front suspension arms 

20170224_205222_zpszrmkobfm.jpg

 

A few more rear suspension parts were added and also the exhaust was glued in place, as it's the real metal one there where no pins to go in the body so a little strip of plastic card was used on the most inside part so it stays hidden 

20170224_205229_zpsohrlchny.jpg

 

The seat that won't be seen once finished has had some belts added, they are looses due to the driver figure needing to go in under them slightly as he exits 

20170224_205451_zpshixfwyxj.jpg

 

The nose is almost finished, everything is just placed at the moment though 

20170224_205316_zpsempaiwb1.jpg

 

Jeez all those wing parts really beat my vision up while putting the carbon on but I think it looks worth it with the thicker parts of the wings getting a more course grade of weave. 

20170224_205325_zpsykejdkm2.jpg

 

And finally for this update the wheels have had the tyre seem sanded off then smoothed down the whole surface for the slightly worn look as mclaren Hondas normally blew up withing the first 15 laps so didn't wear the tyres as much as others lol 

20170224_205302_zpsks2lsbnn.jpg

 

More soon 

 

Shaun 

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Small post for a little more progress 

 

Rear hubs have been glued on 

20170302_075645_zpstfy8sobm.jpg

 

20170302_075701_zpsajxphxiq.jpg

 

The front wing is almost complete now just the right wings and endplates needed 

20170302_075734_zpsqsdcc5mb.jpg

 

The undernose turning vanes have had carbon decal added 

20170302_075850_zpsldugac9j.jpg

 

The t-camera is almost finished now 

20170302_075904_zps2vxr4t5d.jpg

 

The barge boards have been decalled and now just need a rub with polishing cloth to remove my prints 

20170302_075913_zps4npkte9u.jpg

 

All the wheels and tyres are now rubbed down and just need a few touches to finish them 

20170302_075814_zpsuskbknv8.jpg

 

The front wing endplates are having the carbon added 

20170302_080016_zps4wxbtxcm.jpg

 

And finally the drs activator has been carbon decalled and just needs a little finishing touches

20170302_080123_zpsqdszqtcf.jpg

 

Also when putting the front hubs on noticed the front suspension is in the wrong place and lifts the front up massively too high so am fixing this now hopefully I don't do too much damage when ripping bits back off. #rookiemistake 

 

More soon 

 

Shaun

5 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very well done! The decalling looks simply awesome. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, Roy vd M. said:

Very well done! The decalling looks simply awesome. 

 

Thanks Roy. Funnily it's one of the parts of a build I dislike the most but for some reason on f1 builds I like to add a lot of decals to them. 

 

Shaun 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

got to agree, that decaling looks brill.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys. 

 

A little more has been done to this recently but not much as I am taking it slow so I don't mess up by smearing glue over bits. 

 

The nose has had the cameras added and now is ready for the wing. 

20170307_110627_zpsl5diwhsz.jpg

 

And it's on, where I cut the nose off I had to prop it up while the glue set so the front wing angle was right. 

20170309_185935_zpsfaq5iurv.jpg

 

Now to the rear of the car. The rear wing endplates have had the carbon added to the inside face. 

20170307_110643_zpsy3jbh84l.jpg

 

And finally the rear wing planes have been stuck together 

20170309_190043_zps5skg25kz.jpg

 

Just need a few more little bits done then the wing can be assembled. 

 

More soon 

 

Shaun 

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Slow progress on this now as I'm just in that waiting stage of the last bits drying and final details being added.

 

The rear wing is now assembled now though and will go on  the car very soon.

20170313_125828_zps4dg4uqul.jpg

 

Hopefully I will have this done by the weekend finally. 

 

Shaun 

5 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

That rear wing is a work of art!

 

    Roger

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the comments guys.

 

So I have moved the car on a little since the last update. 

 

The rear wing has had the drs activator put on and then the whole unit has been glued on to the car. 

20170315_215253_zpsaondsjdc.jpg

 

And finally mocked the front wing on just for a look and to make sure line are right and level, which they weren't with the front wing as you can tell by my tooth pick props 

20170315_215306_zpsrjtr9epe.jpg

 

Just need to button up all the little vanes and bits now then should be done 

 

More soon 

 

Shaun 

 

5 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

That looks better than the original!

 

  Roger

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys. I just need to wait a few days for the clear coat on the side deflectors to harden up then I should have this finished, maybe even just before the new f1 seasons first race starts. 

 

Shaun 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Right so this should be one of the last updates for this build. I know sad right. 

 

Wheels and tyres where detailed a little more with directional arrows and centre caps 

20170328_205856_zps5siyekos.jpg

 

T camera has been stuck on. 

20170328_205917_zpsddagj4h4.jpg

 

Barge boards and reprofiled side deflectors have been stuck on 

20170328_205958_zps42z81mea.jpg

 

There are a few small jobs to do but mainly to do with the button figure and steering wheel. 

 

Shaun 

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Absolutely stunning a real show stopper

 

  Roger

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks again Roger. I have to admit I am quite happy with this considering how I normally mess up the fiddly bits with my sausage fingers, so far there have been no glue smears to deal with thankfully :fingerscrossed:

 

Shaun 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So much detail, great build!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks pzrgren. 

 

Shaun 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Right so the build is done, finished, finito.

 

Thanks to those who watched, liked and commented on the post. 

 

I will be putting up a thread in the finished section later this evening but for now here's a couple of pictures to give an idea of how it looks.

 

20170329_191309_zps2zq6mwyt.jpg

 

20170330_170920_zpsb2euvba7.jpg

 

 

Again thanks to all who contributed to the thread. 

 

Shaun 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now