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Pip

Mercedes GP Petronas MGP W01 1/24 (First Attempt)

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Hi all,

 

Here is my first attempt at the four wheeled kind :-) having posted my first two builds on here of the flying kind my daughter bought me this for Christmas and I have only just finished it due to being back at work. Any pointers would be great as I have only just started this new hobby and I am really enjoying it. Only had one main issue which was I applied the decals onto the tyres before fitting the wheels....whoops! most of the decals detached themselves from the tyres when fitting the wheel hubs :-( we learn from our mistakes.

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Thanks for looking and for any advice.

 

Pip

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Hi Pip,

That looks great, not much to say to improve it other than maybe using a satin varnish on the tyre surface. The walls tend to be glossier than the surface, I also give the walls a light black wash just to tone the logos down.

The next stage would be to use a PE upgrade set to provide thinner wing end plates, barge boards etc, though these tend to be more readily available for the Tamiya kits.

Cheers,

Warren

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Madmonk & HOUSTON,

 

Thanks for your comments and suggestions, I will use the Tyre suggestion when I build the next one :-)

 

Kind regards

 

Pip

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Very nice!

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Hi Pip,

Wow that is Stunning !! Great work.

Nice lines and paintwork too.

Congrats to you.

Karen

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Hi, I'm a total novice re modelling, so forgive what might seem a basic question, but how did you paint the bodywork? I ruined my attempt at this model when, upon advice elsewhere on the www I sprayed first gloss black, then the chrome, only for it to crack everywhere?! Fantastic looking build, well done!!! ;-)

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