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3 hours ago, The Creative Explorer said:

It says it has a full engine, but it looks more like a top halve of the engine. Plus it doesn't look like the hood would be removable/openable. Bit of a dealbreaker for me.

On the real Senna, the owner can’t access the engine (researched the actual car as soon as it was announced) To get to the engine requires a McLaren workshop. Cheers

 

Ben
 

 

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That confirms what I thought, @Bennyg. I've looked all over and couldn't find any pictures with the rear clam open at all. I think the way the aero works around and through the car, you can't afford not to have the wing mounting, ducts, diffuser and vanes all in fixed positions relative to each other. Even the small hatch over the airbox needs a special tool to open it...

best,

M.

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10 hours ago, tim boyd said:

Good points, all.  Don't have a clue on the color, other than not Silver or White!   Cheers....TIM

Well I know what colour I'm doing my first one. 

This one's for sale right now in Toronto, Canada. 

Only 500km's and only $1,525,000 CDN......yeah

Onyx Black with Napier Green accents. 

 

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I plan to go classic McLaren brilliant orange for the body panels and brilliant blue for the calipers and aero accessories.

Ben

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On 12/2/2020 at 8:57 AM, tim boyd said:

Thanks James for the heads-up. 

If I was going to buy a 1/1 mid engine sports car, I'd go for a McLaren over a Ferrari in a heartbeat, although the latest "GT" variant is the only one that could even marginally be in the consideration set.  But anyway, really great to see a new, full detail McLaren kit!  

At the risk of incoming arrows/bullets/accusations or worse, I do believe it is worth noting that in reviewing Tamiya's kit pictures, it does appear to have a stand-alone, full detail engine layout.  What appears to be a single, combined engine block/heads/intake/turbos casting will probably need a lot of paint detailing to look good.  Would have preferred those parts to be separate, but still a much, much better solution. 

Very much looking forward to buying and groking this kit!  

\\TIM  

 

So I just went back through the pics of the parts and videos and for the engine I'm up to around 16 pieces for the engine, not including cats or the shields that go ontop of the chassis parts or the chassis parts that surround the engine or any of the floor bits either.....that's a pretty detailed engine actually considering even on the real car you can't open anything to expose the engine. I'm guessing an oilchange on this thing is around $11,000......$1000 in parts and $10,000 in labour.

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Oil changes are warranty service included. Extras for tracking better than others. Parts like orings and filters scarce but on your nickel about 1100k mostly labor to get to it. Lol. 
Dealer only. 
Happy dance anyway. 570 didn’t do it. 

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9 hours ago, Chuck Kourouklis said:

'SPECIALLY not if you got a body warped like a pretzel.

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Good times. ?

Mine was that bad too. I sold it on, the next owner didn’t mind. It’s one reason I’m mainly sticking to Tamiya.

Ben

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15 minutes ago, Bennyg said:

I really am looking forward to this. Great parts break down.

Ben

Me too. I'm loving the seats. Going to be so easy to make them CF then paint the pads whatever colour you want, and they have the holes for the seatbelt harness' so some nice PE seatbelts will be a must.

 

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I can't wait to see what you guys do with this one.   It just doesn't appeal to me.   Yet.   

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Things got more lines than Phyllis Diller.

 

Looks good in black at night though.   I can see a lot of these highly modified with added bits and pieces - then it will look cool with the body parts off and mechanicals exposed....

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8 hours ago, Timonator said:

Can't wait to get mine. Is anyone offering a carbon fiber decal set for this yet ?

If you mean a "service' carbon fiber - all the bits and bobs like splitters and spoilers and whatnot, I'd expect Studio27 will do one.  But that will likely be a month after the Japanese release of the kit, and at this exact moment in time it doesn't have a pre-order there, but I'd suspect it'll be March before the decals will out.

If you mean like a carbon fiber wrap for the actual car, then yes I know of at least one that will be done once the decal maker can gain access to the kit to template out the body. Probably March or so before it'll be ready as well.

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I meant as you said in the first paragraph. Studio 27 makes some great stuff. I  wonder if Tamiya will make their own for this kit.

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2 hours ago, Timonator said:

I meant as you said in the first paragraph. Studio 27 makes some great stuff. I  wonder if Tamiya will make their own for this kit.

If they were doing their own carbon or photoetch it would have been announced with the kit. Senna will be out in 3 weeks in the U.S.

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On 12/11/2020 at 4:26 AM, Bennyg said:

Mine was that bad too. I sold it on, the next owner didn’t mind. It’s one reason I’m mainly sticking to Tamiya.

Ben

Mine as well

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9 hours ago, martinfan5 said:

Mine as well

For whatever reason, mine was in good shape.  But the Senna is of way more interest

 

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I didn’t think this one would interest me till I saw the detail shots released by Tamiya. The Senna is not my first choice of subject matter, but no doubt this will be superbly engineered and go together like a dream. For that reason, I’m in! 

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