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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby vekkuli » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:54 am

Very nice Result on mp4/30 :) .
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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby lezdep » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:12 pm

I've lost the fight with MP4/6's body shell. Just could not get white on it properly. It's second time in my building history that
I have had plastic crazed by Zero paints. My own fault likely. Probably went too heavy on paint. After number of attempts to
fix white coat, I've finally decided to strip it. Just another small set back. I've got used to them by now.

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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby RE60B » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:39 am

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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby Francisco » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:40 pm

the work was very clean on both and sure you will resolve the mp4/6 cowl painting !
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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby lezdep » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:30 pm

After body was stripped off of paint from my previous attempt, it took me a while to get it primed and painted base white.
Work on other projects got in the way. But last weekend I got it masked and was able to put fluo orange on. In attempt to
minimize paint bleeds under masking tape, I’ve “sealed” masks with one more coat of base white. In the end it did not
come out perfect, but it’s not too bad either. I was able to polish some overspray, bleeds and orange peal spots. So, I am ok
with it and it will have to do it for this build. Need to get thin clear coat on top of base paint, before I could apply decals.
Color is a bit off on the photo made with my cell phone. I will get proper white balanced photos after clear is applied and true
colors show.

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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby lezdep » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:15 pm

After some hiatus MP4/6 returned to my work bench. I've had a change of heart and decided to add more details,
instead of doing it OOB, as was originally planned. It will be mostly based on instructions from TopStudio's 1/12 super
detail set and a bit of inspiration from Tamiya 1/12 kit. Also plan to add brake fluid lines. There is a lot of wires and
hoses on real car. Most of those I could not figure out. So, I will add few items I could understand the routing for.
Hose material I've used is not really correct. Started with oil and water hoses. Here are couple of quick shots of current
state. Real car looks to have black hoses with foil isolating material over them. But I will not be able to simulate them
properly in this scale. So, braided hoses will do it for this build.

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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby daveyman » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:41 pm

Nice to see you back on this one Sergey. I detailed my MP4/6 too, the chassis/engine just cries out for detail. I did a WIP on here, really enjoyed building it.
Like the detail you've added so far, will follow your progress...
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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby Corpsegrinder » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:13 pm

Hi Sergey,
great job on the engine of the 4/6, very inspiring indeed.

I don't know if you are going to build the McLaren with cowling on or off the car, in the first case I am curious to know if you have fitting issues like I did, there was no way I could fit the cowling without "slicing" the tub behind the cockpit, as indicated in the photo below:

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My next MP4/6 will be definitely with cowling off to show off that beautiful Honda engine without having to worry about fitting issues and front ride height.
Can't wait to see more!
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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby lezdep » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:12 pm

Worked on adding wires and making wire loom for MP4/6 during past two weekends. User shrinking tube, super glue and thin
wires to make something that looks like what TopStudio instructions for 1/12 kit present. Not going to replicated all wiring that
they call out. And it's going to be way short of real car. But at least model will look a little "busier" in the end, hopefully. I've also
decided to make brake fluid lines on this model. That required from me to make a hole in front bulkhead, so I could route lines
from fluid cylinders to brake calipers and into cockpit, from where one line goes to rear splitter and rear calipers as well. Wiring
and plumbing on the engine is in progress.

Here are some photos. I think I need a better lighting. Not easy to make good photos of small details.

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Re: WIP: McLaren builds

Postby lezdep » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:46 pm

Worked on decal application for past 2 weekends. Most of the livery is done. Remaining decals are the white ones.
For whatever reason white decals in this kit has already yellowed a bit. This is a relatively recent kit and it's quite
surprising to see white decals yellow so fast. I will try to expose them to sun light and if it does not help, will likely
have to look for alternatives.

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