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1/20 Mclaren MP4/5b

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Re: 1/20 Mclaren MP4/5b

Postby bojangle5 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:25 pm

They are just some 5/32 rod with paperclips for the springs. They hats are made from the unused plastic kit brakes. I still need to finish the left side. Here's a fitment photo. Hard to get a decent photo of them...

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Re: 1/20 Mclaren MP4/5b

Postby bojangle5 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:06 am

Both sides done (dry fit). Its a tight fit but a fit none the less... And as I suspected virtually invisible even without the rear fill panels installed... Also made a start on the wiring.

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Re: 1/20 Mclaren MP4/5b

Postby bojangle5 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:58 am

Its not much but its honest work....

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Re: 1/20 Mclaren MP4/5b

Postby mr68gts » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:46 am

If I may offer an opinion, loose the back grounds in your photos. It disrupts what your really trying to let us see. The pictures of the engine in white background let us see more of the model over the busy-ness of the background which blurs (or hides) the subject. The white back ground also allows more light to reflect on the subject so the photographs don't appear so dark. What I can see of your work looks good!
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Re: 1/20 Mclaren MP4/5b

Postby stubeck » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:58 am

Updates look good! And thanks for the detailed pics to show how you do the springs.
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Re: 1/20 Mclaren MP4/5b

Postby bojangle5 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:22 am

mr68gts wrote:If I may offer an opinion, loose the back grounds in your photos. It disrupts what your really trying to let us see. The pictures of the engine in white background let us see more of the model over the busy-ness of the background which blurs (or hides) the subject. The white back ground also allows more light to reflect on the subject so the photographs don't appear so dark. What I can see of your work looks good!


Yeah I'm not the best photographer and need to build a proper light box... Everything so far has been with my Iphone XR... Once its finished I'll break out a real camera.

stubeck wrote:Updates look good! And thanks for the detailed pics to show how you do the springs.


Thanks its been slow going but progress is being made...

I ran out of connectors for the last electronics box.... So waiting on those again...

Does anyone have a DIY for AN fittings? The resin ones available from Top Studio seem to be priced a little high for what they are...
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Re: 1/20 Mclaren MP4/5b

Postby bojangle5 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:11 pm

The intake might get re-done. There’s way more texture with the paint I used than advertised. The carbon didn’t lay down very well either... At some point I’m going to have to make some compromises and the intake may be my breaking point... I have a spare (I think) intake so I’ll make the decision to re-do it after it gets cleared.

Thoughts on the top color are welcome. I’ve only seen a handful of pictures of the actual intake. It seems to be a very light eggshell white with a hint of yellow.

I haven’t added the PE parts to it yet since it’s not cleared and I’m still on the fence about re-doing it...

Electricals for fun.

Also started a building a light box. These are just taken in front of an off white piece of construction paper I stole from my nephew...
Sorry Roman... (He’s 5 and easily coerced)

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Re: 1/20 Mclaren MP4/5b

Postby bojangle5 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:48 pm

Teaser (it's all I have update wise...)

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Re: 1/20 Mclaren MP4/5b

Postby bojangle5 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:34 am

Got the topside of the diffuser covered.That huge panel line I thought I had filled crept its way through... I'm leaving it. The underside is going to be a slightly more challenging... Also got the brake light mounted. A pretty fiddly job but its done and fairly straight.

Heres a photo dump.

Thoughts/suggestions welcome.

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Re: 1/20 Mclaren MP4/5b

Postby stubeck » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:45 pm

Nice update! Really liking the detailed pictures you're able to give.
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