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1968 McLaren M7A, Bruce McLaren. Model Factory Hiro, 1/20.

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Very nice progress Pascal!   Weld lines are always challenging, but I know you will work until you are happy with them. I think your welds look very nice myself .

The rear power unit and suspension look beautiful all together.

 

Keep up the inspiring progress!   :)

 

 

Paul

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Amazing detail and workmanship!!

 

Can't wait until Melbourne! I hope FIA ditches those whimpy v-6's and goes back to real engines, the v-12 or at least v-10's.

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Hi,

 

Thanks  ;)

 

This is the other solution regarding the exhaust weld lines.

I made a real flat weld line with low temp solder.

It was then masked with liquid mask and treated with burnishing product.

 

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A mask a bit larger was then done before shooting primer and mat black

 

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I think I will add few accessories:

 

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Pascal  :piliot:

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Hi,

 

 

Not that happy with the former result: Plouf! gone to swim in the cellulose thinner.

New black layer sprayed

 

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ZP Black on the gloves too:

 

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... and Pure White on the helmet:

 

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Maskol off, ZP Translucent blue and W&N Ivory black wash down on the weld lines area:

 

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Not decided yet...

 

Couldn't resist to compare the DFV with the 500 F2 engine!

Should have done the same with the Tipo 218 V12 of the312F1...

 

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Pascal :piliot:

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Fantastic!! I can't help but wonder about how the handling of that old Ferrari racer would change once the fuel level (and weight) got low- It looks like it would go from oversteer to understeer, on those skinny tires- Scary!

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Hi,

 

Thanks MARU5137 ;)

 

Transmission is now almost done.

Once the exhaust finished, engine and gearbox can be assembled, then fasten to the rear bulkhead.

 

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More soon!

 

Pascal  :piliot:

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Hi,

 

Thank you  :wink: 

 

Weld lines are finished on the right side of the exhaust and left was redone. 

Few heat stains added.

Weld lines are also made on the 2 in 1 tube.

 

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Pascal :piliot:

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