Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Mika Hakkinen's 1998 F1 Ride - McLaren Mercedes MP4/13

15 posts in this topic

Posted (edited) · Report post

Still in a Formula One mood...

This is a model I've avoided building for quite some time

I found the paint scheme and decaling involved to be a little overwhelming.

but my buddy Steve A. gave me this kit for helping him move

The Tamiya instructions call for using their unatainable, no longer available MS-5 spraypaint

So contacted Jameston at Scalefinishes for a match...he just so happened to haved the exact color

Mercedes Monza Grey #054 - whch matches the decals perfectly

Found this to be a fairly easy build with the paint scheme and decaling not being a problem.

So here' Mika' ride:

McLarenMP413_m-vi.jpg

McLarenMP413_h-vi.jpg

McLarenMP413_n-vi.jpg

McLarenMP413_d-vi.jpg

McLarenMP413_e-vi.jpg

McLarenMP413_k-vi.jpg

McLarenMP413-vi.jpg

The view most of the drivers had of Mika Hakkinen in 1998:

McLarenMP413_i-vi.jpg

Thanx for lookin'...

Post add'em: The "West" decals are not included in the Tamiya kit, they were purchased seperately

Edited by curt raitz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

You don't see many F1 cars being built, and that is a darned nice one! I like F1, but don't think I'm anywhere near ready to tackle building one. Nice job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

So nice!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Super nice build...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

You build some nice stuff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

SWEET! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Very nice, don't see many of them here!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Sharp build...my long-time favorite team, and one of my favorite drivers of the era.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Nice job, thanks for the tip on scale finishes paint. Love F1 kits also, especially Tamiya's they just pretty much fall together.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Very nice Curt! B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Another beauty Curt. Glad you are posting these F1 cars.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Very nice build,also like you show engine detail. Miss the noise of those screaming v10s in F1.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

The F1 engines are getting smaller and smaller, it's a shame. Nothing beats those V10's screaming to 22,000 rpm's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Always soooooo clean Curt.

Bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Nice build. Did you use any extra detail other than what was provided with this kit?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0