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1/12 scale Williams FW14B

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Still have to do the front braided lines, mirrors and rear spoiler but it's almost there.

 

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Oh wow that is GORGEOUS!!!

If you put in a pit/crowd backdrop and I wouldn't be able to tell if it was a model or the real thing

Really well done

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I still haven't figured out how you got them to disassemble the real car so you could take "in progress" pictures of individual components...good job though with photoshopping pictures of your hands in front of real car parts. :P

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Guys

Thank you so much for the compliments. It makes the building of a model even more rewarding when my fellow builders give me compliments like these. 8 months and counting is the longest I have ever taken on a build but the outcome is definitely worth it. There are still things that I am not happy with but I've learned a lot and I am very excited to start the next one. Hoping to post pictures of the completed car very soon.

Here's another shot that looks pretty mean:

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You should be really proud of this build, really really well done, awesome photography also

Makes me wanna crack open my 1/12 kits, but I just don't have the time or space right now

Thanks for letting me trail along on a great build man

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This is a masterpiece of a build...stunning to say the least.

Just a quick question....where were you able to source the tire sticker decals?

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Thank you Crusader101. The first 10 pics are Acu Stion stencils airbrushed. The rest are a mix of the Tamiya dry transfer decals that came with the kit and water slide decals I had to purchase from "indycals.net". Unfortunately I never used the dry transfer decals before and I ruined a few of them before I figured out how to apply them. I definitely like the decals that came with the kit better but the ones from indycals work and are a lot cheaper than the Tamiya ones if you can find them. Also the tires in first 10 pictures are sealed with Testors Dulcote while the rest I did the side walls with Microscale Gloss. Sort of running shoes and dress shoes.

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Thank you for the reply. I will have to continue my efforts to track down that Acu Stion stencil. Every time I check with hlj.com it's listed as non-available. I've always liked the airbrushed lettering.

And were you able to get those new tire sticker decals from indycals? (the stickers that are always on the face of a brand new tire).

Really an incredible build, thank you for writing such a detailed post and pics, will certainly aid my efforts when I finally embark on my FW14B.

 

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HLJ is a great place. I've purchased a lot of cool stuff from them a lot cheaper than any where else. I was able to get the decals from indycals. Good price and fast delivery but like I said they are water slide decals which don't look as good as the dry transfer in my opinion. I think bestbalsakits.com has the dry transfer ones but he's too expensive for me. You can keep trying ebay and you might get lucky.

Next up is the 1/12 Tamiya McLaren MP4/6.

 

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Whoops, missed that there line

maybe put a thread in "Big Boys" section so it doesn't get lost in busy workbench area

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