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1993 Mclaren MP4/8 - European GP

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1993 Mclaren MP4/8 - European GP

Postby tehSAC » Mon May 04, 2020 8:22 am

Well here it goes, my first work in process. I've had this kit for almost 13 years sitting in a rubbermaid container waiting to be built. Basically quit building when my oldest was born, but last year after a trip to Japan, the bug hit me all over again. Basically started building a couple Gunpla and Bandai Star Wars figures that I brought home.

I gave my wife a couple hints for Christmas and she purchased the GF Models Senna figure for this kit. So now during all of this quarantine time, I've started messing around with the figure first. Mainly because I'm waiting on some other supplies for the kit too.

The figure comes with three helmets, from various seasons. I chose the one closest to that race and started modifying it slightly. Sanding away a couple mold lines, and the vent in the mouth as Senna did not run a vent for the European round. I gave the helmet a quick primer coat, then shot it with Tamiya TS-16. It's been a long time since I've painted with a spray can, but I think it came out great. Going to let it gas out over the next couple of days, and then start working on details.

Like I said, its been awhile since I've built anything so go easy on me. It's a very simple first post as I haven't got far, but its a start right?

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Re: 1993 Mclaren MP4/8 - European GP

Postby Indy1977TX » Mon May 04, 2020 11:06 am

Great inspiration for a build. One of my favorite driver/car/race combos ever. Will be watching this WIP.

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Re: 1993 Mclaren MP4/8 - European GP

Postby feelgood » Mon May 04, 2020 11:16 am

Great start! Enjoy your build.
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Re: 1993 Mclaren MP4/8 - European GP

Postby senninha » Mon May 04, 2020 1:25 pm

I‘m looking forward to the next update, so hurry up :)
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Re: 1993 Mclaren MP4/8 - European GP

Postby dgwoodward2 » Mon May 04, 2020 1:31 pm

Quite possibly my favorite F1 car and certainly favorite driver. I have one in the stable I am dusting off to build as well. I focus mainly on 1/43 but want to delve back into the bigger kits. Will be watching closely for your efforts. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: 1993 Mclaren MP4/8 - European GP

Postby tehSAC » Mon May 04, 2020 3:26 pm

Indy1977TX wrote:Great inspiration for a build. One of my favorite driver/car/race combos ever. Will be watching this WIP.

Jordan


Well hopefully it wont be done too quick. Really want to get this right.

feelgood wrote:Great start! Enjoy your build.


Thank you!

senninha wrote:I‘m looking forward to the next update, so hurry up :)


Haha, I will hopefully have updates later this week.

dgwoodward2 wrote:Quite possibly my favorite F1 car and certainly favorite driver. I have one in the stable I am dusting off to build as well. I focus mainly on 1/43 but want to delve back into the bigger kits. Will be watching closely for your efforts. Thanks for sharing.


Definitely my favorite driver, Alonso being second. The MP4/8 and the MP4/4 are my favorites. Sadly I cannot find an MP4/4 kit that isn't going for a small fortune.
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Re: 1993 Mclaren MP4/8 - European GP

Postby Shunter » Mon May 04, 2020 5:13 pm

Great figure from GF Models...look forward to seeing more
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Re: 1993 Mclaren MP4/8 - European GP

Postby tubegenius » Mon May 04, 2020 6:26 pm

Mac has 5 MP4/4 in stock for $30 US. I've noticed a lot of newer guys joining F1M in the last couple of months, so I will mention Macsmodelling in Arizona once again.
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Re: 1993 Mclaren MP4/8 - European GP

Postby tehSAC » Mon May 04, 2020 6:45 pm

Doh I forgot all about Mac! I’ve ordered from him in the past. I’ll take a look. Thank you!
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Re: 1993 Mclaren MP4/8 - European GP

Postby tehSAC » Mon May 04, 2020 6:47 pm

Shunter wrote:Great figure from GF Models...look forward to seeing more


It’s outstanding quality. I’m not looking forward to the flag though.
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