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wimbledon99

AMG Mercedes Benz FIA F1 Safety Car (Fujimi 1:24)

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Hi Folks,

I purchased this earlier today and thought it would make a good WIP. Transpires it could take up to 8 weeks to arrive so it's turned into a birthday pressie from the kids. Looking forward to sharing the build :)

Cheers

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That looks stunning as well as an unusual finish

Will look forward to watching you in another superb build if you don't mind

Roger

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I quite fancy building one of these to go with my growing collection of F1 cars. I'll be watching with interest

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I have to admit to looking at getting one of these on more than 1 occasion so i will be watching to see how it progresses

Shaun

One quick thing when you get it check the word safety is spelt right as i heard rumours that it was spelt safty on another forum

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Cheers Roger - Nothing like a bit of pressure! ;)

Thanks for the heads-up Shaun. Looks like Fujimi have addressed the issue with newer kits having an extra decal sheet. Hope mine tuns up with one!

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My F1 Safety Car arrived today from Japan - only a few days after I purchased it :coolio: I'm pleased to report the decals say SAFETY CAR :thumbsup: I had read that the initial production decals were printed SAFTY!! :shocked:

The downside is that my Mrs. has confiscated it until my birthday. :waiting::waiting:

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Opened my pressie today :yahoo: Need to complete my Sea King GB then I'll open the box. Cant wait :frantic: !!

Here are some pictures I took of the real thing in 2013. Hoping I can have the kit looking somewhere close.

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Kinda. The safety car is brought out for wet starts and incidents on track..

Wikipedia definition is:

A safety car or pace car is a car which limits the speed of competing cars on a racetrack in the case of a caution period such as an obstruction on the track. During a caution period the safety car enters the track ahead of the leader. Competitors are not normally allowed to pass the safety car or other competitors during a caution period, and the safety car leads the field at a pre-determined safe speed, which may vary by series and circuit. At the end of the caution period, the safety car leaves the track and the competitors may resume racing.

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That is looking nice - waiting impatiently for more!

Roger

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Thanks Roger.

This may be a tad slow as I have some family commitments over the next few weekends. Will squeeze what I can, when I can though :)

Cheers

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Hi
Hope you do not mined , are these any good to you.

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If no good I will remove them for you.
Have fun building the kit
Paul

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Hi

Hope you do not mined , are these any good to you.

If no good I will remove them for you.

Have fun building the kit

Paul

These are superb and much appreciated Paul. :thanks:

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Now that does look nice.

Wonder how much work would be involved in lighting it all up!! :hmmm:

Cheers,

Warren

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phwoar! This is a bit good.

Hi, Yep, that's what I thought when I saw the kit. Hoping to be able to do it justice!!

Now that does look nice.

Wonder how much work would be involved in lighting it all up!! :hmmm:

Cheers,

Warren

Hi Warren, Now there's a thought!! Not sure I'll be having a go at finding out though ;)

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Hi,

I've managed to sort the 'Office' out since the last post. Used the fist bit of etch too - right in the centre of the steering wheel :)

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Time to start some bodywork me thinks!!

Lots of etch here to replace the plastic parts

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Also need to cut out the lower ducts so the etch shows through

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The interior looks superb, all the details are raised.

Do you need to hollow out the plastic grills then place the PE parts? Then the whole assy goes on to the front bumper?

Cheers,

Rishi

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