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#1 JM485

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

Here are some more pics of my Mclaren MP4-25. This is the new revell kit and it goes together great, just a bit difficult getting the body to mate with the chassis. This one took a long time because of all the decals, they can definately be frustrating! I added some aftermarket carbon fiber to the areas that are not included on the kit decal sheet, but other than that it is right from the box. Enjoy!

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#2 Brudda

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

Nice Build!! Really glad to see a F1 car. Looks great!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:57 AM

Very nicely done Josh!

These ROG 1/24 kits can be a bit fiddly, but usually represent the 1:1 well, as yours does.

And WELCOME to the forum BTW! B)

F1 returns to the states this weekend!!!

#4 JM485

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:07 AM

Thanks guys! Can't wait for the race this weekend, from what I have seen the track looks awesome!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:17 AM

Looks great, nicely done on those tricky stripes !

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:27 AM

What silver did you use? I've always wanted to tackle this kit but worried about doing the silver then damaging that finish when I got to the decal step. Yours looks darn good.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:24 AM

Nice job on that! i think i'll get one of those kits! Also would like to know what silver paint did you use.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:46 AM

Looks great!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:47 AM

Sharp build.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:21 PM

Thanks guys. I thought about the paint for a while, and even though it is nowhere near the correct Mclaren color, it is as close as I could get it. I just sprayed testor's chrome silver over a gloss black base coat, then followed it up with a few coats of clear. After the decals were on, I added a few more coats of clear so I could polish it out. The color looked better before since the clear made it more of a "silver" than a "chrome", but I knew with all of the handling necessary for the decals that the silver would have to be protected. Hope this answers your questions.

I have also heard of people covering the entire car in Bare Metal Foil, but I am nowhere near good enough with that stuff to attempt that.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:38 PM

Great build. The silver paint is fantastic.