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  1. Last years (like every years) was the biggest model expo in Italy (Verona) Modelspace Italy asked me to show my MP4....was a pleasure but was also a moment to think about my build. Watching my Mclaren i'm not satisfy with the result, so i decide to improve it After thinking about it i decide to restore my Mp4/4. After 4 years of modelling and after 4 years which i lightly improved my skills, i decide to make this: - Add all carbon to car - Try to add all missing extra detail I think that put the decal on front wing will be quite easy. The external pillars are screwed on front wing My trouble will be with rear wing pillars. If I remeber well, i think was glued....so i hope to don't damage it. For few euros, i collected the first 2 issue with complet fornt nose and rear wing. At home i have also the full bodyshell. In the future months I'll purchase new tobaccos decal and some carbon for undertray.
  2. I have my eye on a diecast McLaren F1 in 1:12 scale by Minichamps, currently on sale in a local toy shop. It's reasonably expensive, and trawling the web I've also seen a Minichamps 1:18 F1 which is 1/3 of the price. I've seen pics on the web showing that the 1:12 car is very detailed. Does anyone know if the 1:18 car is much less detailed or lower quality? Any comments on Minichamps large scale models generally?
  3. Hello Ladies and Gents! Well I'm feeling brave and decided to post my first WiP! I have been building kits since I was about 8 years old, but since moving to Australia 15 years ago, I have only started 3 kits and completed one! I also built a 1/1 scale car in those 15 years, which is very different from even a 1/12 kit! Here's the completed full size kit car, with me competing in a sprint event: I've just finished my last build, the Tamiya Lotus 25, which has a few glaring mistakes. However, it was the first kit that I decided to add to, with brake lines, plug wires, etc. A good way to re-learn. My next build was going to be either the Tamiya 1/12 Lotus 72 (I have two!) or the new Fujimi McLaren F1. I decided to do the easy one and build the F1. It's been my favourite car since I first heard about it, and now there's a kit of it. I've seen the AutoArt 1/18 die cast but it's a bit expensive, so a plastic kit it is. My interest in the McLaren also helped with my current car choice - no driver aids, light weight, innovative construction - a Lotus Elise. Unsurprisingly I have a few Lotus models in my stash! I have the excellent book "Driving Ambition" which I bought back in the late '90s. It's out of print and is going for over $900 on Amazon! I've decided that this model will be kept fairly simple, and will be in launch model silver. I will try Tamiya Mica Silver to see how it looks. Maybe when this is finished I'll build another with a bit more detail. Here are a few snaps of the kit. I have never made a Fujimi kit before. The moulding of the body seems quite good, but there's not much detail on the engine bay or interior. I used my phone to take the photos, so they aren't exposed too well. The eagle-eyed will spot some differences between the preview car on the book cover and the final road versions. The engine bay. This will need some thought to make it look good. Doors can be either open or shut but are fixed in that position. No opening bonnet or boot. I will need some carbon fibre decals (any recommendations?) - just a simple black carbon twill, and I may get one of the photo-etch sets for a bit of detail on the vents.
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