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MarkM

Finished the Tamiya 1/20 Mclaren Ford MP4/8

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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 not perfect but pretty happy with it as a starter!!

 

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Looks good, well done, you should be proud of that :) 

I've got one of those in the stash to build at some point, alongside all the other Senna McLarens

Nice finish on the paint, especially like the exhaust :) what did you use to get that finish?

 

Not 100% sure what dance move the engineer is trying to pull off though, could it be the Macarena 🤔

 

Ian :) 

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2 minutes ago, Redstaff said:

Looks good, well done, you should be proud of that :) 

I've got one of those in the stash to build at some point, alongside all the other Senna McLarens

Nice finish on the paint, especially like the exhaust :) what did you use to get that finish?

 

Not 100% sure what dance move the engineer is trying to pull off though, could it be the Macarena 🤔

 

Ian :) 

Thanks Ian 😊

 

For the exhaust I just used a mixture of XF-16 flat alu and X-12 gold as a base then used the tamiya weathering kit and some X-11 silver to get the desired effect.

 

Lol know what you mean the engineer certainly has a strange stance 😂

His hand is supposed to be on a large call button, might add some cables between the radio, button and headset to make it look a bit more believable!

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Excellent return to the hobby! Looks very nice. 

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A great return! Very nice McLaren :like:.

What safety belts did you use in the cockpit? Were they in the kit or aftermarket?

Mark.

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Not a lot wrong with this one - looks like you've hit the ground running on your return.

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53 minutes ago, monsjmse said:

A great return! Very nice McLaren :like:.

What safety belts did you use in the cockpit? Were they in the kit or aftermarket?

Mark.

Thanks a lot 👍🏼

 

Used Studio27 aftermarket for the belts 

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Great stuff! I have an inkling that the "engineer" was modelled on Ron Dennis judging by the image on the box. I think the massive "PTT" switch is realistic for late 80's - I'll take a look in one of my reference books tomorrow.

 

Your added detail to the car looks spot on. :clap2:

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