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WIP: McLaren builds

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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby CBartholomew4677 » Tue May 17, 2016 8:47 pm

The paint and decal work on the MP4-30 look great!! This was a cool looking car.

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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby Tyrone » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:30 am

What glue do people use to stick the model parts to the toothpicks?
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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby lezdep » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:06 pm

Aug 7 - More decal work for MP4/30

Placed on rest of the decals on for MP4/30 parts. Namely wheel decals, steering wheel and rear light.
I like the approach Ebbro has offered with steering wheel decal. It is big one piece, which covers
whole face of it. I didn't need to worry about painting individual buttons and about alignment of
different items on the steering wheel. Hopefully same approach will be taken by other vendors as well.
And hopefully Ebbro will put more CF decals into their future kits of modern F1 cars. I liked included
CF decals, but there weren't that many.

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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby RE60B » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:30 am

it is a real effect on it! what a quality you put on 8)
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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby badun » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:03 pm

How easy to apply were the wheel decals?
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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby lezdep » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:43 am

badun wrote:How easy to apply were the wheel decals?

For MP4/30, there were no difficulties at all. There are only 2 small decals per wheel.
For FW16B more time, micro-set/sol and patience were needed.
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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby lezdep » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:53 pm

Aug 19 - Assembly started

Started assembly on my MP4/30 model last weekend. Partially put together rear and front suspensions. I am still
undecided if I will attempt to adopt RB6's brakes to this model. Plan is to do it. That's why I could not complete
suspension assemblies. Need easy access and little modifications on kit's uprights to be able to mate them
with RB6's brakes.

I also plan to install RB6's radiators inside MP4/30's body. I think they are not too far in appearance from real
car. In any case only internals of air ducts inside side pods and front faces of radiators will be visible, when
they are installed into MP4/30's body. Fit for those is quite bad, as they obviously were designed for a different
body. But I think it's feasible to adopt them. I'll see this weekend.

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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby mobiusone » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:13 pm

Gorgeous car Sergey! How were the decals to conforming around complex curves?
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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby lezdep » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:24 am

mobiusone wrote:Gorgeous car Sergey! How were the decals to conforming around complex curves?

With proper amount of micro-set and micro-sol decals eventually conformed well. Had no major dramas with them.

Last night I did go ahead and adopted RB6's brakes for this model. Cut about 2mm from the bottom of front
drums and about 1.2mm from the rears. Removed some material from rear uprights, which was preventing
drums to seat flat. I also used polycarbonate inserts from RB6 kit instead of those included in this kit. They
are taller and fit better. Next I've worked on adopting of RB6's radiators. Had to cut lower portions as they were
sticking out from inside of MP4/30's body. Even cut a bit of material from their sides toward the rear, to let
them fit better. Glued on internal radiator faces. Used PE from HobbyDesign set. Those faces will be the only
visible part of radiators when body is closed.

Just painted parts SG black. Will let them dry for couple of days. Then brush paint calipers and hubs. With
brakes ready I should be able to finish front and rear suspensions.

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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby badun » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:49 pm

The PE radiator parts look great!
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He's told us not to blow it
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