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So after a year or so of building armor models I thought I would have a go at this.

 I have been collecting quite a few after market parts for this.

 I am starting with scale motor sports PE set. Let’s see where this takes me.

Hope you like.

Chris

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Alright Chris !!!

Great to see you back in F1 modelling...I will follow this one,..I have the same kit and scale motorsport p/e set👍

Good luck and keep us posted my friend.

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59 minutes ago, Belugawrx said:

Alright Chris !!!

Great to see you back in F1 modelling...I will follow this one,..I have the same kit and scale motorsport p/e set👍

Good luck and keep us posted my friend.

Thanks buddy...

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4 hours ago, Belugawrx said:

Hows that JPS Lotus coming along ?

I got frustrated with the white metal from MFH... a lot of it needs to be polished, it wasn’t coming out the way I felt it should be. So I put aside for the time being.

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Over on F1m the guys are putting the white metal parts in a 'tumbler' polishing machine...

There is no way we would get them to the right shine by hand...

Alclad on plastic however.... 

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1 hour ago, Belugawrx said:

Over on F1m the guys are putting the white metal parts in a 'tumbler' polishing machine...

There is no way we would get them to the right shine by hand...

Alclad on plastic however.... 

The funny thing is I have a tumbler. It did some parts well and other parts like it never happened 

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Just a small update. Mostly putting photo etched parts on the tub.

The scale motor sports set is nice but you need to have patience, and if you don’t have a good PE bender it useless to try. I am finding out as I go. I am pleased with my progress.

Thanks for looking 

Chris.

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Looking good Chris !

I just went over my p/e set..that rear wing stabilizer bracket, will make a huge size difference to the kit plastic.

Looks like your leaving some little p/e attachment point burrs, I find I need to use 50X optics to file those little buggers off.🧐

Cheers

 

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Yea getting old does suck. My 👀 aren’t as good as the used to be. I do need to some clean up where I can.

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On 1/17/2020 at 12:14 AM, Chris Smith said:

Yea getting old does suck. My 👀 aren’t as good as the used to be. I do need to some clean up where I can.

 

great start Chris! that tub looks really nice already ... could you guys leave the burrs and just go right to a bead? I’m ignurant about F1, but a fan nonetheless 

 

... other than one more excuse for doing stupid stuff, I can’t think of anything good about getting old ... I just got my last surgery to repair my detached retina and will finally get back to a few projects ... the doc said detached retinas aren’t all that uncommon for folks over 50 ... up until then, I thought anything over 2.50 cheater glasses was cheatin’ ...

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4 hours ago, LaughingIndian said:

I can’t think of anything good about getting old ... 

me neither... Mike, good luck with the retina recovery !

The problem with leaving the burr is that the p/e companies etch to a very high tolerance, as does, Tamiya, Fujimi,....et al.

So that leaving them, may interfere with future steps in the build.

This is looking good so far Chris..take yer time and have fun !!

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11 hours ago, LaughingIndian said:

 

great start Chris! that tub looks really nice already ... could you guys leave the burrs and just go right to a bead? I’m ignurant about F1, but a fan nonetheless 

 

... other than one more excuse for doing stupid stuff, I can’t think of anything good about getting old ... I just got my last surgery to repair my detached retina and will finally get back to a few projects ... the doc said detached retinas aren’t all that uncommon for folks over 50 ... up until then, I thought anything over 2.50 cheater glasses was cheatin’ ...

Thank you...

I am cheating...3.0 readers baby!!

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So after around 8 hours or so of trying to get the rest of the tub finished. This is where I am at. 
I am happy with most of this, would like to get the gaps a little better.

thanks again 

Chris

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