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Tamiya 1/12 Scale McLaren MP4/6.

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Hi

Just about finished the 1/12 scale FW14B I thought I'd start another F1 build. This time its the McLaren MP4/6. Planning on taking what I learned on the  Williams to try and push this build a little further.I was originally only going to add more of the wires and connectors and hoses along with the Thunder Valley detail set and Super Brake Package but after looking over the model I'm thinking about making a removable nose cone and detailing the brake reservoirs and steering linkage. I've never done any scratch building or major modifications to kits before but I think I'd like to. I'm starting with the body first then the monocoque.

 

 

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Looking forward to this build.

As am I!

Have the unbuilt, sealed kit in my stash, untouched for many years now (just realized its still stored underneath my bed).

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And the cockpit. Purchased the Top Studio cockpit detail set. Really nice detail set.Seat belts tighten like the real thing.Removed the blue and pink knob and used aluminum tubing to mount it so that it rotates. Suspension lever on the left side also moves forward and back with the metal rod sliding in and out of the electrical box. T handle on the left scratch built using aluminum tubing.

 

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WOW!!!:blink:

So you have someone small enough in mind, to drive this thing?:D

Nicolas this is looking great so far

Where abouts are you hiding the FW14B build ?

Cheers..Carry On

 

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Awesome I wish I had at least one photo of my RC McLaren before it got wrecked during a Tamiya TCS race years ago.  But it won best of show at 3 other TCS events.  Looking forward to seeing this one done.

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And another shot of the cockpit before the seat went in test fitting the dashboard.

 

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An overhead shot and two showing the suspension adjusting lever in the forward and rear position:

 

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Some shots of the rear of the monocoque with a removable electronics box like the 1:1 car.

 

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Wow Nicolas............you're truly taking advantage of the kit and the opportunities to detail it so thoroughly.  Looks great!  cheers, tim

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Some shots of the nose removal. I epoxied the suspension bracket in place and cut the nose off when it had cured.The steering rack was scratch built using aluminum and brass tubing.I have repainted the steering rack to better match the real one just don't have pictures now.

 

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Steering rack and shaft installed. The gear for the steering slides off of the original Tamiya part and fits onto the Top Studio part perfectly. I also glued a tiny piece of tubing on the steering shaft up by where the steering wheel goes because the shaft kept sliding out the front of the steering rack.

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Started installing the front suspension components and the connectors for one of the electrical boxes.

 

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nicky,

Superb work!  

Where did the carbon fiber come from?

 

Cheers,   Ian

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Thank you Ian

The carbon fiber on the rear of the monocoque is from Tunermodel Manufactory T2M-6006-B twill weave carbon fiber decal black/golden. The cockpit and other little pieces are Scale Motor Sports Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Black/Amber 1:24th. For the nose cone I used the Scale Motor Sports Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Black/Pewter.

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A few pictures of some completed parts. The side cover for the transmission is safety wired.

 

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Wow, that is cool

Up until I saw your thumb, I swore they were 1:1 parts you were showing.....or you have HUGE thumbs

Very cool, missed this build in the mass of others, put your next large build in the "Big Boys" section will be easier to find

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Wow!, I finally took time to look at this thread.  I am very impressed with your work.  I can't wait to see what you post next.  I also want to publicly thank you for the help you have given me on my upcoming Williams build.  I hope to be able to do half as well as you!

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