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  1. There are at least six model shops in MongKok / Yau Ma Tei Districts, some emphasise on kits and materials, some emphasise on aftermarket accessories, do pay a visit to them when you visit Hong Kong next time. Kenneth
  2. Thanks Keith for your information. Kenneth
  3. The work on the cockpit continues smoothly. Pedals and the steering mechanism installed Aftermarket rivets inserted The three resin parts of the cockpit are merged; engine control unit is attached and wirings will be added later Front suspension and steering system completed, not all the contact points require CA glue, if applied it will be difficult to do the adjustments to the parts White “bottles/containers” are installed but I don’t know what they are Here’s the end of this update. Thanks for watching. Kenneth
  4. Thanks you all for your encouragements. Here’s a small update. I’ve completed the seatbelt system. The seatbelt system comprises white metal parts, etched parts, ribbon and stickers. Thanks for watching. Kenneth
  5. Hello Andrew, Just want to share with you how I the treat the white metal parts and rivets of MFH. After treating the white metal parts with model knife and wire brush, I prime them with Mr Metal Primer with brush. It dries quickly and provides a smooth finish for subsequent air brushing. The paints I use is Mr Color solvent based paints. It provides a more durable finishes than that of acrylics but you have to bear with the unpleasant smell of the paints and thinner and should use them in a well-ventilated area. Tweezers with smooth jaws in later handling help protect the paint from scratches. For MFH’s rivets, I guess 3mm is the standard length of the stem of the rivets. Actually, 1-1.5mm is enough to attach the rivets firmly into the model with holes of the same diameter. I shorten the stem of each rivets to be inserted. Sufficient lighting is required as you are pointing a small pin to a small hole. Hope this help. Looking forward to your next update. Best regards, Kenneth
  6. Thanks for your warm welcomes and the reference photos for the C11. It’s a great help in painting the model. I have completed the first stage of building the cockpit and radiator frame. It takes me around 30 hours. C11’s chassis, cockpit, radiator frame and the wing are built from carbon fibre. MHF creates them from resin and simulates the appearances of carbon fibre by means of a lot of carbon decals. Here’s how I execute the MFH’s idea. The resin cockpit and the radiator frame are prepared and primed with gloss black. Primed with gloss black not only provides a smooth base for the decals, it also eliminates the need to re-touch the decals’ borders in case that they are not perfectly matched. Next step is to apply the decals. Since MFH does not provide decals for the sidewalls and the floor of the cockpit, I create them from scratch. Then the kit’s decals applied. They are not difficult to apply, all you need is patience. When their application is completed, they are sealed with several coats of gloss clear. Here are some pictures of the temporarily assembled cockpit and radiator frame. For the next stage for the cockpit, I am going to install its white metal parts. I am looking forward to posting the next update. Thanks for watching. Kenneth
  7. Hello everyone, this is Kenneth from Hong Kong. I would like to share with you the progress of my build of the 1/12 MFH Mercedes Benz C11. The car I wish to build is C11 #31 which won the 5th place of the 1991 Le Mans. The car is driven by K. Wendlinger, M. Schumacher and F. Kreutzpointner. My knowledge about sports car is limited so do correct me if you find any incorrect in the narratives. Your valuable comments is welcomed. I start the kit with the assembly of the roll cage and engine holder and below is some photos taken during the process. White metal parts are filed and polished. Chassis, engine, gearbox, roll cage and engine holder are temporary assembled and their position fixed. The roll cage and the engine holder are joint by solder. All joints are filed and polished. Though most of the roll cage will be covered by the body, it's fun to treat it seriously. Roll cage dismounted. Next I shall build the chassis and shall update this thread from time to time. Thanks for watching Kenneth
  8. My first posting in BM (retry)
  9. My first posting in BM
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