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Oily

Mazda 787b 1991 Le Mans Winner with some aftermarket stuff!

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Finally got a chance to start this in earnest,was scheduled to do it last year in the Le Mans group build but life got in the way.Kit is Tamiya's 787b in Renown colours with Scale Motorsport composite fibre decals and PE and Studio 27 PE.

Couple pics of the engine,

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Had a bit of a 'phaff' with the composite fibre decals,first time using something like this but it looks ok ish,missed a few bits where the decal torn whilst trying to cut round the 'throttle pullies'.

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Still wet from the Mr Mark Softer

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Another first for me was making some PE parts,these are two throttle pullies.

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Fitted the pullies along with the coil packs fitted,then onto the rotors

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Throttle body added

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Rear suspension added,part completed,haven't a clue where the sink plungers go ;)

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After all that I needed a drink.........................or two :)

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This will be nice, the car is awesome and the build looks promising. I have this project tucked in my stash too, both LMM and Tamiya, so it's double interesting.

:cheers:

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Rear suspension added,part completed,haven't a clue where the sink plungers go ;)

They're used for clearing the optional sink - but that only fits if they didn't install the drinks fridge option. Looks as if you'd be a chap to go for the drinks fridge :thumbsup::whistle:

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nice start! i couldn't find the 787b Renown livery kit, so i settled for the factory color scheme version and picked up the MSM creations decal sheet from hiroboy. It will probably be my next build

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This will be nice, the car is awesome and the build looks promising. I have this project tucked in my stash too, both LMM and Tamiya, so it's double interesting.

:cheers:

Thanks,I'm hoping it'll turn out nice

They're used for clearing the optional sink - but that only fits if they didn't install the drinks fridge option. Looks as if you'd be a chap to go for the drinks fridge :thumbsup::whistle:

Definitely the drinks fidge option :cheers:

nice start! i couldn't find the 787b Renown livery kit, so i settled for the factory color scheme version and picked up the MSM creations decal sheet from hiroboy. It will probably be my next build

Cheers,had to get this kit from the states but worth it :)

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Added more carbon to the suspension

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Then the coil overs,oil filler with some PE

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Uprights fitted

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Rear lights painted

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Finished the engine and now started the tub,carbon fibre decals everywhere!

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Well,got the chassis 'carboned up'

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PE rad grill and tow hook

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PE brake discs detail

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Added PE pedals/footrest to the tub

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What a great project I am really enjoying watching you knock this into shape :winkgrin:

Roger

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What a great project I am really enjoying watching you knock this into shape :winkgrin:

Roger

Thanks Roger,I'm really enjoying building it :)

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Super job so far the engine gearbox and rear suspension look the biz 😉

Cheers Mike,done a little more,side pods added

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Added the tub

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Side pod decals added

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Wheels added

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Rad and airbox fitted

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Very nice

Roger

I like the look of this car.

Really nice work.

Roy.

This is looking really good now love it !

Cheers guys,really appreciate the comments :thumbsup:

Put a few coats on the body work,a single one on the spoiler up to now

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Started on the decals,carbon fibre one on the dashboard

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Close up of the dash

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Never done so many decals!!

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Finally finished it

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Made a few mistakes with the decals,especially the blue 'Renown' decals,they should have a white background to them,only noticed this after applying 2,so there was no going back at that point!Also I touched the side after using Mr Mark Softer,decal just went to mush,lesson learned!

Got a ScaleMotorsports sticky base for it,just need to make a base from some acrylic etc

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THat really is a stunner. You captured the look of the original well

Roger

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Very nice.

Very nice indeed

Shaun

THat really is a stunner. You captured the look of the original well

Roger

Superb job, first rate. Quite a golden age of Endurance Racing, and a very decent driver line up IMHO.

Many,many thanks for the comments guys,really appreciate them :thumbsup: and yes vicarage Vee,totally agree.If you haven't heard the 787b rotary engine in earnest then here's a little sample:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox2wgHqrNy0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az39eqLIbyU

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