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Honda RA272
Hwa-Rang
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 07:12 AM UTC
Being inspired by Joel's beautiful race car builds, I thought it was about time I got started on an open wheeler of my own.

The subject is Tamiya's 1/20 1965 Honda RA272.
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Not a lot to show just yet, other than a mix of prepped/semi prepped parts. The detail and quality of the parts are not all that impressive. A lot more flash and tool misalignment than we usually see on Tamiya kit's. More to come, once I get some parts painted.

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AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 10:00 AM UTC

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Being inspired by Joel's beautiful race car builds, I thought it was about time I got started on an open wheeler of my own.



They certainly are inspiring builds, great to see you jumping in to a new build here Jesper. Following with much interest.


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Not a lot to show just yet, other than a mix of prepped/semi prepped parts. The detail and quality of the parts are not all that impressive. A lot more flash and tool misalignment than we usually see on Tamiya kit's. More to come, once I get some parts painted.



It sounds like the moulds got cleaned up at some stage because Rowan didnít pick up the same issues in his review kit.

Cheers, D
Cosimodo
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 12:51 PM UTC
I will following this one. Always interested in F1 car builds. Maybe this will be part of a mini-Honda group build if Rowan starts his

cheers
Michael
Stickframe
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 01:24 PM UTC
Hi Jesper - right on! Looks like a cool build - I havenít ever built an F1, but you guys have me thinking about it. Looking forward to your next post!

Cheers
Nick
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 04:39 AM UTC
Have done a bit of work on the Honda F1.

All parts have been primed and some have been painted.

Body panels have been primed with Mr. Surfacer 1000. Wow, that stuff is great. Sprayes on so smooth.
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A lot of parts primed with Army painter matt black and then painted with Tamiya semi-gloss black.
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And finally parts primed with Mr. Surfacer, then painted in various AK-interactive Xtreme metal and mix of Tamiya gold and silver chrome.

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Cosimodo
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 09:53 AM UTC
Looking good Jesper!
I agree on your primer choice having used it myself for the first time with the DS.

Cheers
Michael
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 08:41 PM UTC
Look at these two videos. The sound, of that little 1,5L. V12 is fantastic. They start up slowly and build up revs.

As Vettel, so elegantly, put it, on sunday, "Bring back the ****V12's"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDJrQxJngcA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv-PMPdtgEA
Dixon66
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 02:28 AM UTC
Looking great so far, and I couldn't agree with Vettel more.
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 02:55 AM UTC
Thanks for looking in guy's, much appreciated.

Wheels have been painted with Tamiya semi-gloss black and Vallejo model-air steel.

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The tires are of outstanding quality. thread, print and the classic ballon look is top notch.

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More engine assembly done. Pin wash(Tam. panel liner) done as well.

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Stickframe
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 02:00 PM UTC
Hi Jesper, really nice work on the engine - very sharp, crisp colors that donít hide the details. Tires and wheels look great too. Looking forward to your next update!

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 02:57 PM UTC
Beautiful work Jesper, this build is moving along really well. Those wheels and tyres could be mistaken for the 1:1 item easily, and the engine details pop out nicely with the PLW.

I'm loving the level of activity and the variety of builds we have going now.

Cheers, D
jimb
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 03:19 PM UTC
This is looking great.

Jim
forest1000
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:25 AM UTC
Looking great. Makes me want to build one.