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Mclaren MK 8D is finished !1

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First off I would like to say that someone with more talent then I could have done a much better job with this kit. As built it is not 100% accurate. The instructions for this kit are a bit unclear at times. The build went pretty well until the final assembly. It was a bit tricky for me and I am not happy with the fit of the body panels. Still, all in all I think it came out pretty good. Comments are welcome good or bad. Thanks for looking.

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The Mk8D is one of the best looking Can Am cars ever and you've done a great job ! I don't see anything wrong with it at all .

I'd like to build one myself some day . The color looks like a perfect match , what paint did you use ?

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Thanks Bob. I used Testors Competition Orange enamel.

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Looks good and the fit of the body panels is a known issue from the time it was first released..Good job on a difficult kit1

Edited by philo426

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I think it looks excellent Ray. Best one l have seen. Very sharp build....

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Thanks for the kind words guys.

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wow that was great work

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it looks good to me

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You did great on a very challenging kit and you deserve the praise!

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Came out just fine, Ray...nice job.

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Thank you guys !

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Ray......please don`t cut yourself short.......personally I have seen your work and I can honestly say.......you did a wonderful job on this build........way better than I could have done 5 years ago.........on that 5 year journey it was pretty rough for me........but,all I could do was thrive to get better.........you are on your way.......stick with it and please don`t say that someone else could have built it better.......because,what really matters is if you are satisfied with it. :) ........again,excellent build.

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WOW Ray, that is sweet!!

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Well Done Ray. The Paint and your oob treatment combine for a very nice Build.

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Thanks guys. You kind words mean a lot to me and do spur me to try and be better. At 61 I have been building for over 50 years. I feel I have hit the wall as far as getting better at building but I still enjoy it. I have read that as we get older something like model building and even jigsaw puzzels are a good way to keep the mind busy and to help keep hand and eye coordination. Did anyone notice I forgot to put the mirrors on ? I just did.

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I like this one a lot. But if your not happy with it, send it on over, I'll dispose of it properly for ya

Did I say I like this one ????

Well done.

Edited by gtx6970

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Thanks Bill. Funny thing about the mirrors. They are included but they are not on the model in the box photos. I guess they forgot em' too.

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Nicely done, sir! Tough kit and you did it justice.

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Looks great, Ray!

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Looks pretty good to these 58 year old eyes! What kit is that, and what scale? I don't recall ever seeing one in 1/24-25?

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This looks good.... assuming here that this is the AM kit.... I have it as well and it is not for the feint at heart...... you did an excellent job!!!!

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MPC kit. 1/20 scale. Thanks guys.

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I actually have a couple of these to build. What are some of the things i need to watch for when i go to work on mine?

Yours looks good, by the way.

Edited by wgflatliner

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Turned out nice,Ray!

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I actually have a couple of these to build. What are some of the things i need to watch for when i go to work on mine?

Yours looks good, by the way.

Mark, my only suggestion is to go slow. The directions are not always that clear. The rear suspension gave me some fits and needs to be just right due to other parts attaching to or fitting around. I also had a bit of a problem getting the pipes to match both level and the same length. I never got mine both the same length so I added some plastic tubing to make them equal. All in all it was a pretty fun build. I hope you post photos when you start yours.

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