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Tamiya 1/24 1988 Sauber Mercedes C9

Tamiya Sauber Mercedes 1/24

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#1 BMX Addicts

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:51 AM

Fresh out of a very mediocre build I have decided to stop whining about being new to the hobby or the lack of abilities to give a shot to a new project...

 

Always been a Sports Car fanatic so I have picked a Le Mans model, the 1989 Sauber Mercedes C9

 

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Looked around for the specific model shown above (Tamiya SKU 24091), but it looks like is a vintage model that was replaced with the 1988 AEC Olympia Sauber (Tamiya SKU 24310), so I ended up purchasing it instead with the hope that I could find the decals while I build it.

 

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Ah!!! Yes, in case you are wondering...  I always buy two sets (Some times three)  IOI

 

Thank you for reading.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:57 AM

Found the decals!!!!...   :wub:

 

Also found the Tamiya TS-83 Metallic Silver 1400 for the body which is getting harder and harder to find locally lately

 

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:38 AM

Great model and car. It wiped the floor with the competition. This was great years of Le Mans,not this diesel BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH today.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:00 AM

Great model and car. It wiped the floor with the competition. This was great years of Le Mans,not this diesel BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH today.

 

Yes, the 1st, 2nd 3rd finish back in 1989 was probably the pinacle for Peter Sauber as far as Le Mans goes.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW_A9FiNFWk


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:00 PM

I'll be watching this one Juan.  Are you going to be posting WIP pictures?  I hope so.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:02 PM

Thanks John, I don't know what WIP pics are but I'm planning on keeping a close update as I go  :P

 

EDIT:  "Work In Progress" Duh!!!


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:05 PM

Hey Juan, WIP is work-in-progress.  I have both of the kits you are talking about and will someday get to them.  I really like the C9s.  Good luck on your build!



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

Hey Juan, i have this kit waiting to be built so i will be following also!



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:16 PM

I would not use that silver. That  is Tamiya's answer to Alclad Crome. Take a good look at the silver on the pic you posted TS-17 is a better choice for silver car bodies.  a liitle white added to the silver  gives it that creamy silver you see on Porsche and Mercedes cars.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:55 PM

Nothing like jumping into the deep end Juan! This should be a good one, take your time and you should have a great looking model when it's all said and done!



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:53 PM

Hey Juan, WIP is work-in-progress.  I have both of the kits you are talking about and will someday get to them.  I really like the C9s.  Good luck on your build!

 

Yup, I figured a second after posting the reply...  Loads of WIP photos coming right out!!!

   

 

Hey Juan, i have this kit waiting to be built so i will be following also!

 

I'm pretty sure you will get them out of the boxes soon, super excited just seeing the parts in it.

 

By the way, I have heaps of great good friends in Australia.

 

 

I would not use that silver. That  is Tamiya's answer to Alclad Crome. Take a good look at the silver on the pic you posted TS-17 is a better choice for silver car bodies.  a liitle white added to the silver  gives it that creamy silver you see on Porsche and Mercedes cars.

 

Thank you for the advice, you are absolutely right, the correct Mercedes color is the TS-17...  I will keep the Metallic for smaller parts.

 

 

Nothing like jumping into the deep end Juan! This should be a good one, take your time and you should have a great looking model when it's all said and done!

 

Deep end indeed!!!...   Ordered the Carbon Fiber kit from Scale Motorsports (Also their Photo Etched kits before I realized the kit had one inside).

 

Never done Photo Etch or Carbon before so I'm kind of freaking out just thinking about it.

 

 

 

Ah!!!, on top of everything... I received a message from Estrada saying the decals are in back order and would be a couple weeks before they get them in :(


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:10 PM

Not completely happy with the fit of the engine bay door...   

 

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The whole body is sanded and ready to be primed tomorrow

 

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I have a lot of confidence on the Tamiya primer (Mainly because is the only one I have ever used), but I have here the Model Masters Metalizer Sealer, has anyone ever used it?, is the product recommended by Donn Yost on his modeling video tutorials.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:35 AM

Does someone you know if there are big differences between the 1988 and the 1989 kits?...  Just trying to figure out if the Carbon fiber decals would fit both models.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:18 AM

If you are going to clear coat the body, TS-76 Mica Silver is a far better and easier choice to work with than TS-17.  If you are not going the clear coat, go with the TS-17...  The TS-76 needs clear to achieve a gloss.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:48 AM

Thanks for the advice, the car will have a clear coat.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:09 AM

Does someone you know if there are big differences between the 1988 and the 1989 kits?...  Just trying to figure out if the Carbon fiber decals would fit both models.

They should fit. The only difference in the kit is the front brake duct parts.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:28 AM

Thanks 935k3

 

The body has been primed and set on the cabinet...   Should be ready to go by the time the paint gets here.

 

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:45 AM

***  RESEARCH ***

 

Here are a few photos of the exact replica Sauber Mercedes in 1/12 scale, this model sold in Motor bids for $ 2,500.00  :blink:

 

 

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If I can manage to get at least the decals to look that nice, I'll be extremely happy!!!  :lol:



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:01 AM

Wow! That sure is nice. Looking forward to see pictures of the engine and chassis on you`re car :)



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:17 AM

That is a fantastic build