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Re: McLaren mp4/2b 1/20 Aoshima/beemax

Postby JamesB » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:30 am

Shiiya wrote:
Thanks, it is a good idea, I did not think about it, and I have I lot of left over Tamiya decal :(

Tamiya's would not help... their "2" is of a different era when the numbers were smaller in real world. The problem is that hiding a 1 with a greater 1 is easy, but the 2 is trickier.
Probably Michael Indycals has proper sized number 2.
According my measures (and Protar's) number sohuld be 10.8mm tall
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Re: McLaren mp4/2b 1/20 Aoshima/beemax

Postby eyckles » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:23 am

Very nice work. I know what you are talking about with the bad fit of the cowl to the sidepods. The pins of the sidepods don’t line up perfectly with the holes from the cowl. I can be fixed easy.
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Re: McLaren mp4/2b 1/20 Aoshima/beemax

Postby greenhill » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:39 am

Very nice, I've got this kit in my stash as well as the MP4/2.
The number decals are too small on that too. I have ordered Tabu decals for both and compared, these are much bigger and the correct size.
I was wondering about the tyres on this kit? As they are the same is the michelins from the 1984 kit. Yours look good, are they the kit tyres?
Also looking forward to their MP42/c that is rumoured.
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Re: McLaren mp4/2b 1/20 Aoshima/beemax

Postby CelicaGT » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:21 am

It looks great! What a shame that you can't get the cowl to fit correctly and had to glue it.

Any photos of your engine compartment before you glued the cowl on?
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Re: McLaren mp4/2b 1/20 Aoshima/beemax

Postby Shiiya » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:15 pm

greenhill wrote:Very nice, I've got this kit in my stash as well as the MP4/2.
The number decals are too small on that too. I have ordered Tabu decals for both and compared, these are much bigger and the correct size.
I was wondering about the tyres on this kit? As they are the same is the michelins from the 1984 kit. Yours look good, are they the kit tyres?
Also looking forward to their MP42/c that is rumoured.

Thanks ! and Yes , they are the kit tyre , as the number "2" :? , and I think Aoshima did the michelins tyre , but I did not wanted spend money on another set tyre , now I understand why Tabu decals have number "2" on your option decal but when I was looking for Tabu decals I couldn´t find it , it was sold out , so I bougth from MSC
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Re: McLaren mp4/2b 1/20 Aoshima/beemax

Postby Shiiya » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:17 pm

CelicaGT wrote:It looks great! What a shame that you can't get the cowl to fit correctly and had to glue it.

Any photos of your engine compartment before you glued the cowl on?

thanks , unfortunate I did not take photos from interior , and now I am regrets :(
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Re: McLaren mp4/2b 1/20 Aoshima/beemax

Postby gp-models » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:18 pm

JamesB wrote:
Shiiya wrote:
Thanks, it is a good idea, I did not think about it, and I have I lot of left over Tamiya decal :(

Tamiya's would not help... their "2" is of a different era when the numbers were smaller in real world. The problem is that hiding a 1 with a greater 1 is easy, but the 2 is trickier.
Probably Michael Indycals has proper sized number 2.
According my measures (and Protar's) number sohuld be 10.8mm tall


If your measurement is right, the Tamiya is too small with only 8mm in 1/20, a 1/12 Tamiya 2 is 13mm, too tall. Thought it might be a solution, unfortunately not.
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Re: McLaren mp4/2b 1/20 Aoshima/beemax

Postby JamesB » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:45 pm

gp-models wrote:If your measurement is right, the Tamiya is too small with only 8mm in 1/20, a 1/12 Tamiya 2 is 13mm, too tall. Thought it might be a solution, unfortunately not.

Yes: the problem is that Tamiya's are from 1990 or 91, numbers were really smaller from 1988 (included) onwards... as happens with Ferraris from 1984.
Honestly, better solution is Michael's:

http://www.indycals.net/decals/f1/86mclarenmp42.html
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Re: McLaren mp4/2b 1/20 Aoshima/beemax

Postby KekekeRosberg » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:21 pm

Hello, your paint job is excellent!!! Very nice build.

I also had problem closing the body cover of this MP4/2B.

BTW, I used this (year 1986) decal set for the M@r!b*r* decal and its #2 appears to be correct (size and color), I just did a measurement, it's about 1.1cm in height which is equivalent to James' measurement.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-20-McLaren-M ... SwMmBV1K2u

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Re: McLaren mp4/2b 1/20 Aoshima/beemax

Postby cooperclimax1 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:21 pm

Well done sir! One of my favorite cars of all time. Too bad you had to hide all of the interior work. Keep 'em coming!
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