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Just finished up this Tamiya kit. Lots of c/f and kevlar decals used. Scratchbuilt the wiring, axles, seatbelt harness. Bare foil and gold foil. Tabu decals for the sponsors. Tamiya paints and clears. Heat stained headers.  Had fun pushing myself on this one.  :rolleyes:

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That is sweet!  Great job on the decaling, that carbon fiber couldn't have been easy.  Very convincing replica.

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Awesome job. Is that the Fujimi kit? Word of warning that TS-36 has problems with cracking. Mine did on the MP4/& long after it was built. I hope yours is OK. I will not use it again.

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Awesome job. Is that the Fujimi kit? Word of warning that TS-36 has problems with cracking. Mine did on the MP4/& long after it was built. I hope yours is OK. I will not use it again.

This is the Tamiya kit. I've built several McLaren's with this paint and only had 1 give me a problem. But that was of my doing for getting it too heavy and it ran. I've learned to keep this paint flowing slowly in light coats and one final wet coat to let it flow out. Never had a problem with it cracking out of the many my son and I have both sprayed. We always warm the cans before spraying and it helps.

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That is an absolutely gorgeous model, Danny!  Nice job with the paint and decals.

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Looks great. Back when F1 had proper engines and the noise was amazing. Good looking engine.

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Gorgeous car, great work

Need a photo on it's concrete habitat, looks odd out in the woods

1/20 Tamiya was it???

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Gorgeous car, great work

Need a photo on it's concrete habitat, looks odd out in the woods

1/20 Tamiya was it???

Yes it's the Tamiya 1/20 scale. I plan on getting some better shots of it on a different color base soon. These were just a quick shot as soon as I was finished with it. I'll post them when I get them done.

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