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Rich Chernosky

1/20 Tamiya Brabham Alfa Romeo BT46 clearveiw

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Just off the bench. This is actually a re-visit of a kit I did about thirty years ago. Only this time it has a clear body. Since the original was done as Niki Lauda i chose to do this one with his team mate John Watson. Went the extra yard on the engine since it will be visible. Added fuel lines, oil and water. Detailed up the driver figure and vacuum formed a new visor. Main body color is Tamiya TS-8 and the tub was covered in aluminium stickers supplied with the kit. Nice to be able to do an old kit over and do it better this time. Don't varnish over decals any more as it turns the white ones yellow with age. See the photo 

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Nice job on that Rich !

Can't say I'm a fan of the clear plastic, but everything else looks well detailed.

Well Done !

Cheers

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I have two others done with the clearveiw and it is nice to have next to the original. All  the detail we painstakingly go through is visible through the body without having to dis-assemble the kit to do so.   Thank you for the compliment.

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This would have been awesome using clear parts on the real car. I love this, one of my favorite F1 designs

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Looks great!!

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I have this kit, but I have not built it because I can not decide if I want to build it clear, or paint the whole thing.

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Both of them look great!

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Very nice build, they both look great

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Great looking build . lots of nice detail work , well done .

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On 2/5/2019 at 10:40 AM, r60man said:

I have this kit, but I have not built it because I can not decide if I want to build it clear, or paint the whole thing.

Well....there is how they both look. The kit you have has decals for both so I guess its your decision. Enjoy the build and I hope this has provided you with some incentive. 

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Great work on a car from a great era......

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That's pretty cool !  I built a few kits with clear bodies years ago and I personally like the idea . . . half clear and half painted . :D

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The engine looks great!  Interesting concept.

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