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TAMIYA 1/20 F189 Late version


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Hello!

I'm working on a 1/20 scale F1 vehicle for the first time.

This is the most beautiful F1 vehicle I personally think.
When I was young, I saw this car for the first time in the Tamiya catalog 
I remember watching for a long time with the F40, NSX. 
NSX is the only real thing I've ever seen in my life. Haha;;


I thought it would be easier to work with fewer parts and simpler than the F1 kits released these days. But it wasn't as easy as I thought.

 

 

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As shown in the picture, the top and bottom cowls are detachable, so they can be opened and displayed even after completion, but they are just placed on top.

When I assembled it, it didn't fit perfectly, so I tried to put it together several times.

In the case of fine steps, I tried to match them as much as possible while grinding.
Additionally, I applied it to fit well using a 2mm circular magnet.
I think it's my first time to repeat the fit so many times while making Tamya products.;;

 

 

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The body colors are moderately blended with finisher's mica red and pure red.

When painting the red color, I made a slight gap and painted it all at once, just in case the tone changed.

 

 

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The line is very pretty and the red color goes really well with it. I chose the Nigel Mansell car.

 

 

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I put on a clear coat once. 


I think it will be the hardest part of this kit to match the top cowl and the front part of the top cowl.

I thought a lot about what to do because I thought there would be a connection line that's not in the real car

If I go through construction to solve this part, I think I could ruin the left and right balance of the front arm, so I'm just going to make it as small as possible.

 

 

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Very nice :) 

To be honest, I built one of these kits a couple of years ago and the fit of the top cowl to the body wasn't the best, I used little bits of bluetac to hold down the parts so I could still remove the top if needed. I don't think I have ever seen one of these built where the body fit is brilliant, but if you manage to do it a lot of people will be happy to find out how :) 

I've also got the early one with the roll bar as well, so that may be the same

Good luck and I'm following along :) 

 

Ian :) 

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Looks like a good beginning to this, the red paint is looking very smooth. I think that this kit is pretty much reknowned for that line around the  waistline - the one I made 30 years had exactly that issue even though I had the sides and the top reasonably well aligned so as Redstaff said a lot of people will be interested to see how you sorted it if you do.

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21 hours ago, Redstaff said:

Very nice :) 

To be honest, I built one of these kits a couple of years ago and the fit of the top cowl to the body wasn't the best, I used little bits of bluetac to hold down the parts so I could still remove the top if needed. I don't think I have ever seen one of these built where the body fit is brilliant, but if you manage to do it a lot of people will be happy to find out how :) 

I've also got the early one with the roll bar as well, so that may be the same

Good luck and I'm following along :) 

 

Ian :) 

 

18 hours ago, Spiny said:

Looks like a good beginning to this, the red paint is looking very smooth. I think that this kit is pretty much reknowned for that line around the  waistline - the one I made 30 years had exactly that issue even though I had the sides and the top reasonably well aligned so as Redstaff said a lot of people will be interested to see how you sorted it if you do.

 

 

 

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As shown in this picture, I am making it by applying neodymium magnets, two on one side, so that it can be detached.

The mount holding the magnet is made of plastic plates. :)

 

 

 

 

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On 15/07/2022 at 00:32, slippers said:

It's impressive that you're brave enough to glue all of those painted parts together!

 

Looks mint. 👍

 

On 15/07/2022 at 01:17, Vesa Jussila said:

Looks really good. Paint job is first class.

 

On 17/07/2022 at 22:23, SprueMan said:

That is really well done. Very clean and detailed build and paintwork!

 

Thank you all. 
I will come back soon after finishing the assembly work. 🙂

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