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

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Man I am really impressed.  Where can one buy these kits?

 

Direct from the manufacturer tends to be the cheapest I have found....

 

http://www.modelfactoryhiro.com/new/en/

 

 

They are exceptionally high quality kits, I am currently on my third.  And Pascal is doing an outstanding job on the build.  I also think a lot of what he is putting into the project do not come in the kits.

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Hi,

 

Thanks  :wink: 

 

Started to work on the instrument panel and tachometer/tacho connection.

Angle gear is made of 2 parts of brass connectors, filed down and soldered.

Not the best, but not too bad due to the fact that the part diameter is 0.7.

The genuine hole in the tachometer is drilled with 0.5 bit, then filled with 0.5 lead wire.

 

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Pascal :piliot:

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Hi,

 

Thank you for comments Mates.

Much appreciate!

 

Dash board painted with Flat Black ZP:

 

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Front dampers done:

 

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Stub axle modified:

 

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... then burnished:

 

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Same for the center of the wheels:

 

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Pascal :piliot:

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Hi Pascal,

 

I just love each and every update, you make these MFH kits seam simple to build..... which they are definitely not!

Thanks for taking the time to post your amazing work!

 

I would love to know more about how you have gone about burnishing the stub axles and the PE centres to the wheels, your result is great.

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Hi,

 

Thank you Mates!

 

The burnishing process is very easy!

You just have to use a burnishing agent like the ones from Uschi Van der Rosten, Master Product or Blacken'it...

In this case a white metal burnishing agent was used.

 

Small progress on the dash board.

Stainless steel pop rivets cut and installed.

 

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A little square bracket is fastened to the right side in order to hold the accelerator cable.

 

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C'est tout.

 

Pascal :piliot:

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Hi,

 

Still progressing on the Roooaaaarrring Papaya.

 

Dashboard is finished and instruments are installed:

 

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Accelerator OK:

 

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I've tried to do the stitching by myself instead of applying decals:

 

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Pascal  :piliot:

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Pascal,

 

Hope this isn't too off-topic...

 

I know you are a fan of the Gravity Paints.  I am trying it on my current kit.  Seems good but I find the primer dries WAY too fast....so fast that it is hard to get a smooth finish....it wants to go on grainy.

 

Do you have this problem, and if so how do you deal with it?

 

Fantastic work again BTW.

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