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Mika Hakkinen's 1998 F1 Ride - McLaren Mercedes MP4/13


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#1 curt raitz

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:35 PM

Still in a Formula One mood...

This is a model I've avoided building for quite some time

I found the paint scheme and decaling involved to be a little overwhelming.

but my buddy Steve A. gave me this kit for helping him move

 

The Tamiya instructions call for using their unatainable, no longer available MS-5 spraypaint

So contacted Jameston at Scalefinishes for a match...he just so happened to haved the exact color

Mercedes Monza Grey #054 - whch matches the decals perfectly

 

Found this to be a fairly easy build with the paint scheme and decaling not being a problem.

So here' Mika' ride:

McLarenMP413_m-vi.jpg

 

McLarenMP413_h-vi.jpg

 

McLarenMP413_n-vi.jpg

 

McLarenMP413_d-vi.jpg

 

McLarenMP413_e-vi.jpg

 

McLarenMP413_k-vi.jpg

 

McLarenMP413-vi.jpg

 

The view most of the drivers had of Mika Hakkinen in 1998:

McLarenMP413_i-vi.jpg

 

Thanx for lookin'...

Post add'em: The "West" decals are not included in the Tamiya kit, they were purchased seperately


Edited by curt raitz, 10 September 2013 - 01:06 PM.


#2 o-man

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:53 PM

You don't see many F1 cars being built, and that is a darned nice one!  I like F1, but don't think I'm anywhere near ready to tackle building one.  Nice job.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:51 PM

So nice!

#4 slusher

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:54 PM

Super nice build...



#5 Chris White

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:12 PM

You build some nice stuff



#6 PappyD340

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:49 PM

SWEET!  :D 



#7 Darbo

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:51 PM

Very nice, don't see many of them here!



#8 Rob Hall

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:45 PM

Sharp build...my long-time favorite team, and one of my favorite drivers of the era.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:21 AM

Nice job, thanks for the tip on scale finishes paint. Love F1 kits also, especially Tamiya's they just pretty much fall together.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:05 AM

Very nice Curt! B)



#11 Nacho Z

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:48 AM

Another beauty Curt.  Glad you are posting these F1 cars.



#12 om617

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:07 PM

Very nice build,also like you show engine detail. Miss the noise of those screaming v10s in F1.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:13 AM

The F1 engines are getting smaller and smaller, it's a shame. Nothing beats those V10's screaming to 22,000 rpm's.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:01 AM

Always soooooo clean Curt.

 

 

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