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McLaren MP4/4 "My Biggest Project" 1:8

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Re: McLaren MP4/4 "My Biggest Project" 1:8

Postby tehSAC » Thu May 07, 2020 10:00 am

Following along. Great work so far!
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Re: McLaren MP4/4 "My Biggest Project" 1:8

Postby senninha » Thu May 07, 2020 11:45 am

thank you very much for your comments guys, today I can show you some small progress. But in my opinion these small improvements make a big difference. I scratched some tiny mounts for the waste gates (every mount contains 5 parts) also I added bolt heads from aluminium and I'm totally flashed about the result. It was a mess to install these bolt heads because I have to change the complete gas line. Now the parts are fixed with small neodym magnets, this was necessary to glue the two parts of the air intake, anyway it was´nt fun :D but it was worth the hussle. The main focus was to build absolutely clean, because in 1:8 you can see every mistake, absolutely everything.

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thx for watching.
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Re: McLaren MP4/4 "My Biggest Project" 1:8

Postby Inuyasha » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:56 am

That`s looking great! :)
Bookmarked!! :D
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Re: McLaren MP4/4 "My Biggest Project" 1:8

Postby aracefan » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:38 pm

I didn't even know that Kyosho did model kits, knew they did RC and die-cast...

this is so cool!! Can you put something in one of the pics for reference, like a pencil or something, just to see the size in relation to something.
I've never seen a 1/8 kit.

Great progress so far and unbelievable CF work, and agree - those exhaust pipes look beautiful.
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Re: McLaren MP4/4 "My Biggest Project" 1:8

Postby dmarek » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:12 pm

I'm building it as well along with the 1/8th P34. Look forward to your insight as I plan to do quite a bit of 3D printing etc.
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Re: McLaren MP4/4 "My Biggest Project" 1:8

Postby senninha » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:10 am

Hello Modelers,

today i want to show you some progress on my project. I followed the discussion about the structure and color about the McLaren with interest. Today i want to show you my solution. The aim was to create a real carbon structure with that shiny reflections from the light. So with light the tub is brown, without its near black. That was my impression as I saw the real McLaren from that era.

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at first i decalled the right carbon fiber

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then I brushed the first thin coat of brown metallic and a lot of filters

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the result looks like that:

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here you can see the effects of different angles from the light falls on the monocoque

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I hope you like my interpretation of this issue


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Re: McLaren MP4/4 "My Biggest Project" 1:8

Postby gp-models » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:29 am

I like the look you achieved, very realistic!
Beside this, what a hugh monster on your table! :)
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Re: McLaren MP4/4 "My Biggest Project" 1:8

Postby senninha » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:58 am

Thank you very much my friend, yes it is very big.. but thats so cool.
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Re: McLaren MP4/4 "My Biggest Project" 1:8

Postby dr_gn » Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:36 pm

I like the effect - and overall this build is awesome. I love the machined look of the engine casting edges and the details you're adding.
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Re: McLaren MP4/4 "My Biggest Project" 1:8

Postby Jose01jr » Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:59 pm

senninha wrote:Thank you very much my friend, yes it is very big.. but thats so cool.



What CF decals did you use?
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