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  1. Like many on the site I constructed many models in my younger days. I distinctly recall building my first Tamiya, the McLaren M23. The joy of a pair of major sub-assemblies fitting perfectly. Sorry Revell but never again! Life, meaning wife, child, and work (and one girl friend that guilted me into thinking this hobby was for children) got in the way. Thankfully the wife's happy, son is grown, who the hell knows where the girlfriend is these days, and work's been set aside for retirement. Sadly all the F1 cars of my past (said M23, Ferrari 312b and 312T4, Lotus MK. III, Tyrrell P34, and
  2. Hi folks, This is my attempt at building the 1/24 McLaren 570 from Revell. I have used the Plamoz wheels and also their detail-up set (resin engine hood, PE parts). Painted with Tamiya lacquer paints (LP20 for the body and a mix LP5/LP19 for the darker parts like roof and side scoops). 2K clear cote from ZP. Interior color is a Ferrari leather color (cuoio) from ZP. Alloys sprayed with Tamiya primer/ Tamiya black / Alclad polished aluminium. I reworked the ride height and wheel alignment because the kit is way off in my humble opinion. I am quite happy with the result.
  3. I'm continuing my history of F1 in 1/20th scale but I skipped the 80's and went right to 1992. After the Tyrrell 003, which I don't think is the most beautiful F1 car, to what is my favourite F1 design of all time, the McLaren MP4/7. The overall shape is so pure - no extra winglets or aerodynamic furniture and one of the most iconic liveries of all time. This was built right out of the box with the exception of the tobacco decals which were the "Museum Collection" set that I ordered from Hobby Link Japan. The Marlboro part of the decals were fine, but the orange parts of t
  4. Hi Guys, Having finished a Revell BMW 507 last week I had the choice to start working on: - a diorama I have started (only thing is.. next step is photo etching, bit anxious to start that); or: - something I've been thinking of for more than a year, a Formula one car by Tamiya, scale 1/12. After quite a bit of thought I've chosen the latter, which choice was made easier knowing that a beautiful aftermarket-set was just released for a beautiful and almost legendary car. I'll build the McLaren MP4/6 powered by the 12-cilinder RA121-E. Honda managed to squeeze 720 horsepower out of this 3,
  5. Decided to get back into modelling as find it quite therapeutic and love making things. This is the first model I have made in over 10 years so taking some time!! Found the Tamiya MP4/8 kit and the S27 Carbon decals on eBay. Also purchased the photo etched kit which I'll use some of, a full set of decals and an old Tamiya driver & engineer set I'll try to incorporate Here are some pics of my progress so far: Managed to add some small valves to
  6. Here's the finished 1/12 McLaren MP4/6. An original kit from 1991 with Marlboro decals from TBD. The problems is the common rear tires which shrunk and hardened, causing cracks and didn't fit well on the rims. Never could find a replacement.
  7. Hi All, Here's my entry for this GB. I need to complete my 'Russia GB' entry first so this may be a little late off the grid. I have some aftermarket parts to go with it and depending on how the build progresses, I may hunt for some more Cheers
  8. Hi everyone, I introduced myself few days ago as a newbie. This is my seventh build in total. This is a Aoshima kit with Studio27 carbon fiber decal set and hobby design detail up kit. I always liked this car and this livery, which is painted with zero paints gulf Color set and 2k diamond gloss finish. Thanks all
  9. I’ve just discovered a photo of the new McLaren P15 ‘Senna’. Will either Fujimi, Aoshima, Revell or Tamiya please make a kit available! Pretty please??
  10. It's great and if it comes to your area you should go see it. You can see the trailer at this website: http://www.mclarenfilm.com/ So to celebrate I'll share the 1/43rd Marsh Models McLaren M6A I finished this week. Bruce won the 1967 Can-Am Championship in this car. It's an early issue of the kit from Marsh and is all metal. More recent releases have a resin body and more photoetch. I built it box stock and used Tamiya Brilliant Orange for the McLaren orange.
  11. Hello all, This will be my first car model since I was a kid. I'll be building McLaren's 1993 Formula 1 challenger, the MP4/8 as driven by Ayrton Senna, Michael Andretti, and Mika Hakkinen. I'll be building Hakkinen's car, as he is my all-time favorite F1 driver. Hakkinen only drove the final three races of the season - Portugal, Japan, and Australian and they were the first races for Hakkinen at McLaren. However, this will mean correcting some aspects of the car. The car had 5 different rear wing configurations and ran with or without bargeboards. The kit version of the car has bargeboards
  12. Well I'm starting my build this week. I'm not sure which car to do, chassic 19R or 27R. These are my choices. What do you think? EDIT: I think the Papaya Orange is a cracker colour EDIT: I think the Papaya Orange is nice but I'm now thinking of building the Gloss black in the Pre Season livery that comes with the kit How about a nice hill climb at Goodwood festival of speed to get in the mood
  13. Evening all. Welcome to my little corner of BritModeller; long time viewer, first time post(er). So... My MP4/4. I had previously built the MP4/23 that Degostini had released which went okay but was pretty giddy about this release. For anyone that loves F1, I think a part of us were all a fan of Senna and to be able to build this iconic machine was a must. Juggling a young family and starting design business meant I had the luxury of having ALL the pieces arrive month by month and no time to build it... Until now... Mwah ha ha! So, enough of the waffle, on to my attempt to build this 1:8th
  14. Hi all, Apologies if this is photo heavy... I finished this earlier this summer. Pretty straight forward OOB build. Literally glued the whole thing together, sprayed it silver, then hand painted the suspension arms and any other small details. The decals were nice and thick and went on a treat. Not 100% happy with the colour as the real thing looks more like a mirror finish than silver but short of MF'ing it I'm not sure how i'd be able to recreate that finish. Not much else to say about it, any questions just ask! (I know I messed up on the tyre logo's...) Here's some shots of it with
  15. This is a build to celebrate the life of ayrton senna and what he archived in formula one during his career. my main focus is on his first championship this for today is just a teaser shot of tomorrows unveiling This first picture is not mine but I have got permission to use it from the artist Now here is my car, well what i want to show of it now anyway Thank you for looking Cheers shaun
  16. Hi Everyone, Here is my ready for inspection thread for the Revell 1:24 scale Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 in Jensen Button's colours that I have been working on. I suppose this really should be a ready for inspection sort of thread.... I still have 3 decals to apply to the car when the replacements arrive from Revell for the ones which split during the application phase. Anyway onto the photos (I will take final photos when the 3 missing decals have been applied, will be somewhere between 4 and 6 weeks). Considering this is the first model of something which doesn't float or fly at th
  17. my first foray into airbrushing i brought an airbrush earlier in the year and have been fiddling with it since and have now plucked up the courage to do a car so here goes black humbrol polished off with micro mesh from 3600 to 12000 and how with the chrome cheers
  18. Although I've been dabbling in 1/24 scale car builds since my early teens I've only recently gotten back into the hobby - and while Im nowhere near as good as some of you my aim is to try and build my cars as cleanly and precisely as possible, even if the kit itself isn't something "exotic" like a Pocher or one that carries half a million PE parts. About the car: Had to get this one as I'm a big fan of GT3 racing. A modified version of the road going MP4-12C, the GT3 car carries a 493 bhp, 3.8l v8 engine and has a 0-100kmph acceleration of 3.1 seconds. Plenty fast if you ask me. This car dep
  19. Hi Everyone, Here is my build thread for another new project that I have started working on. It is Revell's 1:24 scale version of Jensen Button's 2010 McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 formula 1 car. I intended to do this as a fill-in build for my Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, but it seems that this one has taken over my time today at least. I have completed stages 1 - 6A, see photos below. Stages 1-4 Engine assembled with exhausts attached. Stage 5 - Chassis bottom painted and assembled. Stage 6A - First 7 decals attached to the chassis lower side (not fun to do. but makes it look carbon fi
  20. Ayrton Senna's 1993 Mclaren MP4-8 I started this in november last year but never completed the driver figure until a few days ago through fear of cocking it up but finally mustard up the courage to do it and im quite pleased how its turned out, some may spot that his visor isnt correct but at the time that was the choose to do it also its not that noticeable in real life.
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